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When patients complain about "creepy crawling" or "pins and needles" sensations in the legs when they try to sleep, many doctors dismiss it. Perhaps because this sensation has been called "restless leg syndrome (RLS)". That doesn’t sound so bad, does it? But these sensations can also affect the arms and whole body and prevent patients from falling asleep. Around 2013, the disease was renamed the Willis-Ekbom Disease (WED) so it is referred to by either name.
- How is Restless Legs Syndrome Diagnosed? from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
- Diseases and Conditions: Restless Legs Syndrome from the Mayo Clinic.
- Restless Legs Syndrome Fact Sheet from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH).
- Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) and Sleep from the National Sleep Foundation
- What Is Restless Legs Syndrome? from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
- Willis-Ekbom Disease Foundation formerly the Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) Foundation—as of 2015, it has returned to its roots as the Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) Foundation.
- International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group