Restless Leg Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Restless leg syndrome and fibromyalgia can both cause issues for sufferers. As if fibromyalgia doesn’t cause enough distress when you’re awake, it often disrupts your sleep as well. It’s common for sufferers to report difficulty falling and staying asleep due to pain, but restless leg syndrome is another condition that can lead to frequent sleep disruptions. This condition can occur while you’re sound asleep, waking you up multiple times in a single night.

 

It can also strike right as you start to relax your muscles and fade into sleep, preventing you from falling into a deep, restorative sleep state. Either way, you start your day feeling even more exhausted than you were at the start of the night.

The connection between fibromyalgia and restless leg syndrome lies in the connection between overactive nerves and the neurological system as well. It can be associated with neurological disorders, and just like with other parts of the fibro body, restless leg syndrome can also be a result of over-active nerves, something you hear often when living with fibromyalgia, right?

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