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an inability to achieve relaxation; a feeling of mild mental discomfort. Restlessness is frequently an early, subtle sign of a patient's deterioration.


a state manifested by increased motor activity, constant walking, vocalizing, lying down and getting up. May be caused by psychological factors, e.g. separation from young, or by pain, or deprivation of water.

Patient discussion about restlessness

Q. i have restless legs at night . could someone help me with what meds i should take

A. I suffered badly from RLS for several years. I then went to see a Neurologist about it. He prescribed a medication for the RLS, and within days the problem was gone. The sense of relief was amazing. However, one has to take the medicine all the time - if I forget to take mine, then the symptoms come back. Nevertheless, it is great to be completely free of the problem !

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Yet most parents of teenagers would have thought that restlessness, sleep problems and stress were far more likely to occur when a teen was deprived of their mobile.
As long as we do not accept that restlessness is an incurable part of being human, we will continue to try to find a solution for it through the relentless and frenzied pursuit of experience.
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Like prodigious ballet dissident Mikhail Baryshnikov, whose mastery of his craft brought with it a productive aesthetic restlessness, Dunne has been on an aesthetic journey since he choreographed this exhilarating number with Tarik Winston for Riverdance in 1995.
I doubt that Tompkins set out to trump painting with her quilts, but with cloth and thread she does achieve a kind of improvisational restlessness , and ultimate coherence, that a lot of painters can only hope to approximate.
Restlessness is not equal to agitation; a motionless person can be suffocating from restlessness.
Such individuals, who often appeared as heroes in the folklore and songs of blacks and who inspired outrage and fear among whites, not only suggested the degree to which New Negroes were casting off the vestiges and demeanor of enslavement, but also their inability to contain their pent-up anger, frustration, disillusionment, and restlessness.
For smokers trying to stop are more likely to be hit by lack of concentration and restlessness and have an accident at work.
If Paul Klee famously spoke of taking a line for a walk in order to draw, then Libeskind takes the world on an expedition, a world which is characterised by its endless restlessness.
This restlessness in `the African', as he is known on Chapeltown's streets, has helped create and run the Ten to Two Club--10 pm to 2 am that is--for kids who would otherwise be out on the streets, and a succession of organizations like the Black Youth Forum.