I Sometimes Have A Tingling Sensation In My Arms And/Or Legs When Trying To Fall Asleep. Is This A Sleep Disorder?

Question: I sometimes have a tingling sensation in my arms and/or legs when trying to fall asleep. Is this a sign of a sleep disorder?

Answer: This may be a sign of restless leg syndrome. Restless leg syndrome is a disorder characterized by the irresistible urge to move your extremities that prevents you from falling asleep. You feel better when you move around and worst at rest. This is a common disorder with a prevalence of about 10-15 percent.

There are oftentimes secondary reasons why people have restless leg syndrome, and these include not getting enough sleep, excessive caffeine intake, pregnancy can cause restless leg syndrome, symptoms should become manifest, certain medications, diabetes, vitamin deficiencies, and low iron stores. There is also primary restless leg syndrome which is more of a hereditary disorder.

-- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6764016. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6764016. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6764016. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 6764016.
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: Firefighters rescue a woman who got stuck in a chimney in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Ventura County Fire Department
PHOTO: Apple Pay is demonstrated at Apple headquarters on Oct. 16, 2014 in Cupertino, Calif.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo
PHOTO: Up in Ash: Mount Sinabung Erupting
Tibt Nangin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
PHOTO: Defendant Jodi Arias testifies about killing Travis Alexander in 2008 during her murder trial in Phoenix, Feb. 20, 2013.
Charlie Leight/The Arizona Republic/AP Photo
PHOTO: Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, their daughter North West and Delphine Arnault attend the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015, Sept. 28, 2014 in Paris.
Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/French Select/Getty Images