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.
Periodic limb movements in sleep in community-dwelling elderly.
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.
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