Periodic Leg Movement Disorders
What is Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD), or nocturnal myoclonus?
If you move your limbs involuntarily during sleep, and have problems related to the movement of those limbs, you may have Periodic Limb Movement Disorder, or PLMS. This is different from periodic limb movements of sleep, or PLMS, which may not require any treatment whatsoever.

You can confirm whether or not you have Periodic Limb Movement Disorder by having a sleep study performed (a polysomnogram). If left undiagnosed, Periodic Limb Movement Disorder can cause insomnia and be a contributory factor in Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS).

How is Periodic Limb Movement Disorder treated?
There are several medications that can help reduce the effects of Periodic Limb Movement Disorder. Reducing the number of leg kicks, and the number of arousals per hour, is the goal.

Make an appointment with Dr. Garg so he can help you find out a) if you have Periodic Limb Movement Disorder and b) what you can do to combat its effects.
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