What helps with restless legs syndrome?For those affected, Restless Legs Syndrome is often a torment. You suffer not only from restless, tingling and twitching legs, but also from the resulting insomnia. The German Restless Legs Association gives tips on how to counteract the symptoms.
Several million Germans are said to suffer from RLS – Photo: ©juniart – stock.adobe.com
Restless legs or "restless legs" – that doesn't sound particularly dramatic at first. But restless legs syndrome (RLS) means that sufferers suffer from an unnatural urge to move, tingling, twitching and pain in the legs, often to the point that they cannot rest. The insidious thing about the disease: The complaints decrease with movement, but intensify at rest, i.e. mostly in the evening and at night. This in turn means that sleep disturbances often occur and the body and mind cannot relax. In the long term, depression can. anxiety disorders may be the result.