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Some people have an uncontrollable urge to move their legs at night because their legs feel uncomfortable. These sensations usually arise after being stationary for a while (sitting or lying down), and they feel different from muscle cramps or numbness. The sensations usually go away after some leg movement. Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) typically doesn’t lead to other more serious conditions, but it can be very disruptive to sleep if it happens often.

 

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