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#1 Posted : Saturday, June 18, 2022 11:34:09 PM(UTC)

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Leg twitching during sleep affect sleep quality Causexoinsomnia, patients may wake up during the night many times and may cause sleepiness during the day. The disease can be found in all sexes and ages, but is most common in the elderly. Age from 50-65 years and may be found in pregnant women. with severe symptoms in the last two trimesters

Leg twitching while sleeping

Dr. Sikawat Thanaviratananit, MD. Physician at the Sleep Medicine Center Department of Internal Medicine Chulalongkorn Hospital, the Thai Red Cross Society, identified the symptoms of leg spasm while sleeping as follows:

Spasms or movements are often found in the legs, knees or hips, but they can occur in other organs.
This twitching or movement is often rhythmic. It generally happens every 20-40 seconds.
The patient himself may not be aware of these symptoms, but the twitching. Or moving your legs may cause a disturbance to your partner.
Most of it happened during the first half of the night.
This sleep disorder may be associated with Restless Legs Syndrome.

Causes of leg cramps during sleep

This disease may not have a definite cause. But it is also associated with other diseases, such as iron deficiency anemia, kidney disease, muscle disorders or certain nutritional deficiencies, or sleep obstruction. Diagnosis of this disorder requires sleep monitoring. (Polysomnography)

Treatment of leg spasms while sleeping

treatment according to related diseases Avoid stimulants and use gabapentin or dopamine agonists.
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