Tagged: sleep disorders

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...