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Periodic limb movement disorder

  • Many people who have restless leg syndrome (RLS) have a related disorder called periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD). It affects the legs and arms but only occurs when you are sleeping.

    People who have PLMD don't always know they have it. Involuntary movements or jerking may result in kicking a bed partner. Another sign is bedding may be found tangled in the morning. Movements like this can occur all night, but occur most often in the first half.

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