Patient Additional Resources
Many patients suffering with RLS feel isolated or alone in dealing with their RLS symptoms, as it can be difficult to describe to family members and friends. But did you know that RLS is estimated to affect 7-10% of the US population? That’s 30 million people!
There are organizations and support groups across the country where people can share their feelings about RLS, discuss ways to communicate with their families and friends, and learn about the latest in treatment options. The Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation and the National Sleep Foundation provide numerous resources on managing your RLS – including support groups, events, social media, and local healthcare providers. Visit their websites at www.rls.org and www.sleepfoundation.org.
Many patients suffering from RLS find it helpful to keep a Sleep Journal to record daily symptoms and habits that may be contributing to or improving RLS symptoms.