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periodic leg movements in sleep



Jerking or twitching of the toes, ankles, knees, or hips during sleep.

Periodic limb movements in sleep (PLMS)

Random movements of the arms or legs that occur at regular intervals of time during sleep.
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The role of dopaminergic compounds for the treatment of RLS and PLMS is well accepted.
People who consistently begin the day feeling weary and unrested might ask the person who shares their bedroom if any PLMS were noticed.
PLMS is characterized by clusters of leg jerks causing brief arousal and/or awakening occurring approximately every 20-40 sec over the course of a night.
Table 1 Consistency Check on Responses of Currently Married Women According to their Desired versus Living Number of Children, Pakistan: PFS 1975 and PLM Survey 1979-80 Desired versus Living Children PFS 1975 PLMS 1979-80 Consistent Responses 1.
The SumTotal solution is proving to be flexible enough to meet the requirements of both," said Rob Briggs, Head of PLMS implementation, Lloyds TSB.
In some cases, a health care professional may suggest an overnight sleep study to determine whether PLMS or other sleep problems are present.
Opioid analgesics, such as propoxyphene hydrochloride (Darvon), oxycodone (Percocet) and codeine are pain-relieving medications in the narcotic family of drugs; these medications also can suppress RLS and PLMS in some people and also can sometimes help people with severe, unrelenting symptoms.
Objective measurements showed that PLMS significantly decreased from nearly 49 per hour to 12 per hour in the group treated with Requip compared to a decrease of 36 per hour to 34 per hour in the placebo group (P < 0.
And what of patients with excessive sleepiness who do not have OSAHS, PLMS, narcolepsy or any other reason for their problem?
Additionally, approximately 90 percent of RLS patients experience PLMS (periodic leg movements of sleep), which are repetitive movements that occur about every 20-40 seconds in one or both legs and often cause sleep disruption.
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