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Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (cont.)

Follow-up

Your health care provider will ask you to return for one or more follow-up visits after trying his or her recommendations.

It is very important that your bed partner understand the nature of PLMD and that you are not intending to injure him or her with your movements.

Prevention

See your health care provider regularly for proper care of any medical or mental problems.

Outlook

Primary PLMD may be chronic (permanent). Many people with primary PLMD have improved nighttime sleep (remission) but experience one or more relapses over time.

Secondary PLMD may cease with treatment of the underlying cause.

For More Information

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

National Sleep Foundation

Sleepnet.com

Medically reviewed by Peter O’Connor, MD; American Board of Otolaryngology with subspecialty in Sleep Medicine

REFERENCE:

"Treatment of restless legs syndrome/Willis-Ekbom disease and periodic limb movement disorder in adults"

UpToDate.com


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/1/2016
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