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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 conditions of RLS or PLMS are treated similarly, as both processes are categorized under the broad term of peripheral neuropathy (McCance & Huether, 2002).
People who consistently begin the day feeling weary and unrested might ask the person who shares their bedroom if any PLMS was noticed.
Recording EEG, EGG, and chin EMG permits identification of respiratory, PLMS, and spontaneous arousals that can lead to sleep fragmentation.
Known also as "nocturnal myoclonus" and isolated by Italian neurologists in the early 1960s, PLMS, like RLS--and, alas, a lot of other things--worsens with age.
PermaFlags, offered by PLMS, are a permanent locate marking system made of long life ABS plastic.
Merging the appropriate data from the above two modules of the PLMS has provided us with a nationally representative sample of male earners which is used to obtain our estimates of the MEF.
For those who seek information on where to study about preservation procedures, it's PLMS to the rescue.
SSRIs are also associated with increased frequency of PLMS as well as REM sleep without atonia.
There is considerable doubt whether PLMS alone can be responsible for daytime symptoms, or whether they contribute to symptoms in sleep apnoea patients (43).
In some cases, your health care professional may suggest an overnight sleep study to determine whether you have PLMS or other sleep problems.
These include painful muscle spasms from spasticity, the need to make frequent trips to the bathroom (nocturia), or involuntary twitching and kicking called "periodic limb movements in sleep", or PLMS.