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Here is a quick mnemonic “RESTLESS LEG to remember about Restless Leg Syndrome

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Restless Leg Syndrome : How To Remember Easily ?

  • R – Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is characterized by an irresistible urge to move the legs.
  • E – Evening and first half of the night are the times when the symptoms of RLS worsen.
  • S – Sitting still becomes a miserable experience for most patients with RLS.
  • T – Temporary relief from the sensations can be achieved through movement, stretching, or massage.
  • L – Legs, thighs, and calves are commonly affected by the creepy-crawly or deep ache sensations.
  • E – Inactivity triggers the appearance of RLS symptoms.
  • S – Sleep interference is a common consequence of RLS, leading to daytime sleepiness.
  • S – Severe RLS may also cause discomfort in the arms.
  • L – Legs movement can temporarily alleviate the restlessness associated with RLS.
  • E – Evening and nighttime are when the symptoms of RLS are most pronounced.
  • G – Genetic factors, including specific genes like BTBD9, MEIS1, MAP2K5/LBXCOR, and PTPRD, contribute to RLS.


Dr. Arin Nandi

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