JCSM study looks at prevalence and impact of RLS in adolescents and young adults
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The findings of a new study suggest younger patients with restless legs syndrome have a similar prevalence and quality of life as adult with the sleep disorder. The study published in the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine reported that among the subjects aged 12-20 years, about 8 percent had restless legs syndrome. Based on a series of inventories, these patients reported more difficulty falling asleep, worse psychosocial health scores and lower quality of life. The authors observed that their findings were comparable to previously published studies involving adult patients.
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