Temporary physical problems that cause similar symptoms
akathisia, a side effect of certain drugs.
A person with
periodic limb movement disorder is often tired or
sleepy during the day because his or her sleep is disrupted by involuntary limb
movements, usually in the legs. Although a person is not fully awakened by
these movements, they interfere with normal sleep cycles. A diagnosis of periodic
limb movement disorder is made only when limb movements result in sleep
problems or significant daytime sleepiness that cannot be explained by restless
legs syndrome or any other condition.
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