Rls while sleeping?
I just had a sleep study done and was absolutely stunned by the findings. First the doctor said I am moving my legs in the night and they associated this movements with episodes of sleep disruption. I think this must be muscle spasms of some sort because I've never noticed this, generally don't wake up from muscle cramps and no one has ever told me that I kick them etc. So I was really surprised. He wants me to try a drug which is prescribed for Parkinson's disease (which I forget the name of - the pharmacy has to order it) but its a 6 week course (morning and noon) gradually increasing the dosage, the theory being hopefully that this will cut down this leg movements in the night and the resulting sleep disruption. I wish I had the name but does this sound familiar to anyone? I do notice during the day I often want to jiggle my leg up and down while sitting (usually the right), but its nothing that I really thought about. Is this RLS?
I was also diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea which really scared me though he said my oxegyn was good, the lowest it went to was 92. My episodes of wakening due to sleep apnea were much less as opposed to my episodes of leg movement which is why he said he wanted to focus on my leg movement first and then try tackle the sleep apnea.
Anyways just curious about people's experience with RLS at night.