What is WED/RLS?

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Willis-Ekbom disease (WED), also known as restless legs syndrome or RLS, is a common and treatable neurologic disorder. Up to 7–10 percent of the U.S. population is living with the disease. WED/RLS results in an irresistible urge to move the legs or other parts of the body, often accompanied by unusual or unpleasant sensations that may be described as creeping, tugging or pulling. Because symptoms most often occurs in the evening, they can severely disrupt sleep and reduce quality of life. Although many people have a mild form, WED/RLS severely affects the lives of millions of individuals.

If you have WED/RLS, you are not alone.  Questions? Contact us at info@willis-ekbom.org today!