Restless legs syndrome is characterised by the compelling urge to move the legs, particularly when trying to sleep. The strange sensation in the calves has been described as a crawling ache. You will find you have the urge to move and evenings and night-time are worse. Sometimes even sitting or lying down seems to trigger the restlessness in the legs.
The cause is predominantly unknown, but it is thought to involve a nervous system disorder (a disorder based in the brain or spinal column). It may run in families, Mum or Dad may well have it and understand what the children are suffering.
Restless legs have also been related to an imbalance of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a brain chemical that affects movement; it naturally falls at night, which could be why Resteless Leg Syndrome symptoms often get worse late in the day and at night.
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