Using neuroimaging, researchers discovered glutamate levels are abnormally high in people with restless leg syndrome. The higher the level of glutamate in patients with RLS, the less sleep they were able to get.
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Researchers have identified seven risk genes for insomnia.
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Researchers at Northwestern University report older adults who suffer from sleep disturbances such as sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome might enjoy a better night's sleep by cultivating a purpose in life.
A new study links restless leg syndrome to poor quality sleep and poor daytime function in pregnant women. RLS is common in pregnant women, especially in the third trimester. It is estimated up to 36% of women suffer RLS at some point during pregnancy. Researchers say identifying and treating RLS could help alleviate some of the burden of the symptoms.
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A new study implicates structural changes in the somatosensory cortex as a cause of restless leg syndrome.
Researchers report, in restless leg syndrome, neurons targeting muscles may be responsible.
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Findings from a small sample study link small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) to restless leg syndrome.
Restless leg syndrome (RLS) triples the risk of suicide and self-harm in those with the condition.