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PERIODIC LIMB MOVEMENT DISORDER
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD) is a condition characterized by twitching, flexing, and jerking movements of the legs and arms during sleep. The Periodic Limb Movement Disorder typically occurs every 20 to 40 seconds and may last for minutes or hours throughout the night. Some of the common signs and symptoms of Periodic Limb Movement Disorder include restless sleep, multiple awakenings at night, daytime sleepiness, irritability, and repetitive leg movements in one or both legs.
HOW IS PERIODIC LIMB MOVEMENT DISORDER DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Periodic Limb Movement Disorder depends on observation of sleep patterns. When suspected in children, pediatrician may observe the child in a sleep lab or consult a somnologist. Periodic Limb Movement Disorder can be diagnosed with a polysomnogram. The results are correlated with the observations of the sleeping partner for greater clarity of diagnosis
HOW IS PERIODIC LIMB MOVEMENT DISORDER TREATED?
The treatment of Limb Movement Disorder is mainly medication and lifestyle changes.
DID YOU KNOW?
Medication given for Periodic Limb Movement Disorder is similar to that prescribed for Parkinson’s disease