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Summary

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurologic sleep/wake disorder characterized by uncomfortable and unpleasant sensations in the legs that appear at rest, usually at night, inducing an irresistible desire to move the legs. The disorder results in nocturnal insomnia and chronic sleep deprivation (Bonati et al., 2003). For additional information and a discussion of genetic heterogeneity of restless legs syndrome, see RLS1 (102300). [from OMIM]

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