Restless Leg Syndrome :: How Many Times Do You Wake Up Per Night?

Nov 19, 2013

I'm curious, I'm still trying to determine whether I have RLS or just normal insomnia. Here are my questions if you would be so kind;

Are you waking up at totally random times at night or do you wake up at the same time every night?

How many times do you wake up per night?

Can you feel it's due to leg movement?

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