Alaska Sleep Education Center

What is Restless Leg Syndrome? Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jul 21, 2019 6:00:00 PM

 

Do you have trouble sleeping at night because of strange or unpleasant sensations in your legs? Would you describe these sensations as creeping, pulling, itching, burning, throbbing, or any other uncomfortable feeling? Do your symptoms occur only when relaxing or trying to rest? Do these sensations cause an uncontrollable or overwhelming urge to move your legs to relieve your discomfort? If so, you may be suffering from restless leg syndrome.

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Topics: sleep disorders, restless leg

Which comes first: sleep disorder or ADHD?

Posted by Alaska Sleep Clinic's Pediatric Medical Director Harry Yuan, D.O., MPH, FCCP, FAASM on Nov 9, 2017 4:52:28 PM

Despite much research, how sleep, ADHD, medication and other disorders are related remains uncertain. Scientists are working to develop a clearer idea how the different regions of the brain interact and overlap for attention, sleep and functioning.

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Topics: Sleep, restless leg, sleep problems, circadian rhythm, adhd, bedtime resistance, stimulants, sleep disordered breathing

Why Do I Still Wake Up Tired?

Posted by MAURICIO REINOSO, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM on Jul 29, 2013 3:31:00 PM

Getting the right amount of nightly sleep can mean the world of difference in how awake and alert we feel during the day. You may even think you're getting enough sleep at night because you go to bed 7-9 hours before you wake every morning, but you may not be aware that your sleep is being disturbed and causing you to feel drowsy during the day.

The following quiz is based on the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, a short questionnaire that is used by sleep professionals to measure a patients likelihood of falling asleep at inappropriate times during the day. Answers are helpful for sleep physicians in diagnosing (or ruling out) potential sleep disorders.

Common sleep disorders that cause excessive daytime sleepiness are many, but include: obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, and more.

Take our sleep quizzes and see if your daytime drowsiness may be a cause for concern.

Here are 5 possible reasons why you are still waking up feeling like you did not get enough rest.

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Topics: restless leg, tired

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