For Healthcare Providers

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The Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation is committed to providing you with current scientifically based information to help you diagnose new patients and manage their care over time.

Join us for a free 12-part educational webinar series open to physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners to enable better diagnosis and treatment of RLS. Learn more and register to attend.

On our website, you can find information on:

  • Diagnosing restless legs syndrome (RLS) and managing treatment using the 2013 RLS Treatment Algorithm
  • Keeping current on disease management strategies through our RLS Medical Bulletin with sections on prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment developed by the Foundation’s Scientific and Medical Advisory Board (available to our Healthcare Provider Foundation Members)
  • Learning more about treatment of special situations and populations (see some of our handouts on pregnancy, children, depression, and surgery available to Foundation Members below)
  • Joining our trusted network of RLS treatment providers by completing our online membership form
  • Becoming recognized as an RLS clinical expert through our Quality Care Center Program

Healthcare Provider Publications

Please find a list of our healthcare provider publications below. These are available for immediate download to Foundation Members.

As a member, you will also receive our quarterly printed newsletter, NightWalkers, and can sign-up to receive our monthly eFriends newsletter to keep up with the latest updates on advancements and treatments. Your membership payment supports vital research leading to better treatments, improving the lives of those living with RLS and finding an RLS cure.

Note: All of our educational materials are available in both electronic and print versions and are developed by clinical experts who are members of our Scientific and Medical Advisory Board.


RLS: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

This brochure discusses the symptoms of RLS, possible causes, and different treatment options.

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2021 Medical Bulletin

RLS Medical Bulletin

Inside: Our current comprehensive bulletin providing the latest information for the care and management of RLS patients.

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Pregnancy & RLS

Inside: Vital considerations in the care and treatment of the pregnant woman with RLS.

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Children Brochure for HCP

Children and RLS

Inside: Experts weigh in on RLS and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder in children.

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Depression and RLS

Inside: Special considerations in treating depression in the patient with RLS.

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Surgery for Healthcare provider

Surgery and RLS

Inside: Special considerations for the surgical team in the care and treatment of the patient with RLS.

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The RLS Foundation does not conduct research or clinical trials, but lists clinical trial opportunities on our website and in our quarterly Foundation Member newsletter, NightWalkers. If you would like to include a study in our listing, please email Listings are free; however, studies must have IRB approval to be listed.

You may view clinical trials here. The RLS Foundation also partners with the Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) to provide access to RLS clinical trial information through


The RLS Foundation challenges the research community to generate novel ideas to unlock the mysteries that will ultimately lead to a cure for this often devastating disease. We have funded close to $1.8 million in competitive research grants for the study of RLS since 1997 and we have recently reinvigorated this program.