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Expectations

Restless leg syndrome is not dangerous or life-threatening, and it is not a sign of a serious disorder. However, it can be uncomfortable and disrupt your sleep, which can affect your quality of life.

Complications

Insomnia may occur.

Calling your health care provider

Call for an appointment with your health care provider if:

  • You have symptoms of restless leg syndrome

  • Your sleep is disrupted

Prevention

Techniques to promote muscle relaxation and stress reduction may reduce the incidence of restless leg syndrome in people prone to the condition.

Source: National Library of Medicine

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