Fighting Against RLS & PLMD for a Good Night’s Sleep

 RLS and PLMD can negatively impact your quality of sleep           

Even if you’re tired and ready to go to sleep for the night, your body may not cooperate by showing signs of restless legs syndrome (RLS) or periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD). RLS is a neurological disorder that causes your legs and other limbs to feel the need to move. Some patients describe it as pins and needles, which can be made worse when you are sitting or lying down. Even though it can come and go, RLS is often the most disruptive at night –– and can result in so much sleep deprivation that it starts to drastically impact your quality of life.

On the other hand, PLMD is movement or cramping in your legs while you are asleep. It is referred to as periodic because it generally occurs one to three times every minute. PLMD has been linked to RLS, and has also resulted in the loss of sleep.

It is not known what causes either disorder, although PLMD and RLS have been linked to the following:

  • Inadequate iron levels
  • Spinal cord tumors or injuries
  • Sleep apnea
  • Narcolepsy
  • Medication, or withdrawal from certain drugs

Combatting Sleep Disorders with My CPAP Club

If other sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, are to blame for your PLMD or RLS, My CPAP Club can help. Located in North Carolina, we are able to ship devices all over the country to help you get the good night’s sleep you deserve. We also sell all supporting equipment and accessories, so you won’t have to go through multiple vendors to finally enjoy sleeping through the night.

Ready to sleep for a solid eight hours? Contact My CPAP Club online or check out our FAQ section to learn more about how we can help.

Allison Wrightenberry
Allison Wrightenberry