It is estimated that Periodic Limb Movement Disorder occurs in 5% of people age 30 to 50 and in 44% of people over the age of 65. Periodic limb movement disorder can lead to Insomnia leading to Sleep Deprivation and/or Excessive daytime sleepiness.
Alternative Names for Periodic Limb Movement Disorder?
Other names or references to Periodic Limb Movement Disorder include:
- Sleep myoclonus
- Nocturnal myoclonus
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder Symptoms
What are the symptoms of Periodic Limb Movement Disorder? What are the effects? The symptoms of Periodic Limb Movement Disorder include the following:
- Complaints from sleeping partner about being kicked, fighting for bed covers or being woken up
- Disrupted Sleep
- Problems falling and staying asleep
- Hot or cold feet
- Daytime fatigue and daytime sleepiness
- Irritability, Anxiety
- Reduction in memory and Reduced mental performance
- Reduced control
- Reduced awareness
- Low energy levels
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder Causes
What are the causes of Periodic Limb Movement Disorder? The causes of Periodic Limb Movement Disorder may include the following:
- Periodic limb movement disorder ( PLMD ) can be primary or secondary.
- Primary PLMD has no known cause
- Secondary PLMD is caused by an underlying medical problem such as problems with the spinal chhord or kidneys
- Iron deficiency
- Sleeping disorders such as Narcolepsy
- Breathing problems caused by Sleep Apnea
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder Treatment / Remedies / Medication / Cures
What is used as a treatment, remedy, cure or medication for Periodic Limb Movement Disorder? The following info is not a substitute for a medical assessment or diagnostic procedure, but serves as a useful guide to help focus future discussions. The Periodic Limb Movement Disorder Treatment / Remedies / Medication may include anti-Parkinson's medication:
- Periodic limb movement disorder can be diagnosed following a Polysomnogram sleep test
- Benzodiazepine medications which are sedatives and also suppress muscle contractions
- Medications aimed at reducing or eliminating the leg jerks
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