Over 80% of people with Restless Legs Syndrome also have a condition that is known as Periodic Limb Movements (PLM).
Periodic Limb Movements occur commonly and relate to movements or “jerking” of legs, arms and sometimes the body which can occur in an “involuntary” fashion, over which you have no control. These movements usually occur during or before sleep but can also occur while resting during daytime, sitting in a chair for instance, and can sometimes be painful. This was originally called “nocturnal myoclonus” and described by Professor Lugaresi from Italy.
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