Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee

Symptoms

Leg Movements at Bedtime

Patients who experience an urge to move the legs at bedtime sometimes get diagnosed with restless legs syndrome (RLS). This disorder can be caused by multiple medical problems, issues related to our body’s iron stores, or medications.  The urge to move the legs may also occur when at rest during the afternoon or evening hours. It should be noted that some patients move their legs at bedtime as part of a “self-soothing” technique to help them fall asleep, which is normal.