Tagged: sleep

Alzheimer – Reduce Stress to Fortify Neurons

“Reality is the leading cause of stress for those in touch with it.” —Jane Wagner, American playwright Sylvia M., a 44-year-old teacher, became anxious about her memory changes when her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s...

Additional Agents and Miscellaneous Therapies

Sedative-Hypnotics These drugs in general, and clonazepam in particular, were among the first used and reported on (in 1979) for the treatment of restless legs syndrome (RLS).1 However, their ability to specifically alleviate RLS...

Restless Legs Syndrome in Medical Disorders

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) has been associated with multiple medical conditions in addition to its association with the neurological conditions discussed earlier. The most noteworthy of these medical conditions are end-stage renal disease (ESRD)...

DIAGNOSIS: Periodic Limb Movements in Sleep

Periodic limb movements during sleep (PLMS) are involuntary, repetitive, stereotypic, short-lasting segmental movements of the lower and sometimes upper limbs. These are commonly described as consisting of a dorsiflexion of the big toe with...

Diagnosis of Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (RLS), like most syndromes, represents multiple biological pathologies that share a common clinical presentation. As such, the diagnosis of RLS relies almost entirely on the subjective report of symptoms matching the...