Sensations occur when the person with RLS lies down or sits for prolonged periods of time, causing the need to move the legs for temporary relief of symptoms by:
o stretching or bending.
o rubbing the legs.
o tossing or turning in bed.
o getting up and pacing.
A definite worsening of the discomfort when lying down, especially when trying to fall asleep at night, or during other forms of inactivity, including just sitting.
A tendency to experience the most discomfort late in the day and at night.
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