Periodic limb movements in sleep

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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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Involuntary kicking or twitching, known as periodic limb movements in sleep, or PLMS.
But the association between periodic limb movements in sleep and total sleep time in older people with cognitive impairment hadn't been established.
The paper, entitled "A genetic risk factor for Periodic Limb Movements in sleep," is published today in the online edition of New England Journal of Medicine and will appear in an upcoming printed edition of the journal.
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