Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee


Leg Movements During Sleep

Leg movements or leg “jerks” during sleep may be a sign of periodic limb movements (PLM’s). These limb movements during sleep are usually in the legs, and can also occur during wake. PLM’s are often associated with restless legs syndrome (RLS), and are frequently seen as part of a sleep study. PLM’s can be caused by multiple medical problems, issues related to our body’s iron stores, or medications.

This symptom is associated with: