Restless leg syndrome
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a nervous system disorder that causes an overpowering urge to move your legs. It’s also known as Willis-Ekbom disease.
It is considered a sleep disorder because it usually occurs or worsens while you’re sitting or lying down. Restless legs syndrome will usually get worse if treatment is not provided. Restless leg syndrome affects up to 10% of people in the U.S. Whereas it is more common in women, and symptoms are more severe the older people are. It can affect anyone.
If you experience restless leg it may be a sign of underlying venous disease. Many people experience relief of symptoms once the underlying vein condition is treated.