Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sleep disorder that causes unpleasant sensations in the legs.

The cause of RLS is still unknown.


Sensations occur when you lie down or sit for a prolonged time.

This causes the need to move the legs for temporary relief of symptoms by:

  • Stretching or bending
  • Rubbing the legs
  • Tossing or turning in bed
  • Getting up and pacing

Get Started

Your doctor can diagnose RLS based on your signs and symptoms, a complete medical history and a physical exam. In addition, tests, such as lab tests or a sleep study, may be done.

To see a sleep specialist, contact your physician and ask for a referral to OSF Sleep.

Once we have received the referral, we will contact you to schedule an appointment.