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Restless Legs Syndrome: Relief and Hope for Sleepless Victims of a Hidden Epidemic

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Within these pages is the promise of a long-awaited good night's rest.

For decades, millions of people have experienced the irresistible urge to move their legs without understanding why. These disagreeable leg sensations get worse with inactivity, making sitting still and sleep painful and sometimes impossible. If you hold this book, you or someone you love has most li
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 2nd 2006 by Touchstone (first published 2006)
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Gaijinmama
Jan 18, 2010 Gaijinmama rated it it was amazing
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Indispensable if you suffer from RLS. If you don't...please understand, this disease is possibly more common than diabetes, and it is not all in our heads...well, actually it is, but in a neurological sense rather than psychological. The author talks about the history and current research, and various ways we "Night Walkers" can find support and get relief.
I only regret that the extensive list of doctors at the end is not accessible to me since I live outside the U.S.
Sarah Lee
If you had bought this book when it was new it might have been a great educational book. However reading it now 9 years later most of the information has become outdated and there are other books that cover this information better. The other thing is this had a lot of examples of how other people thought or felt, so it kind of had a "Chicken Soup for the Soul" sort of feeling to it. That would make it a decent read if you just want to hear how others afflicted with the same condition are feeling ...more
Aspasia
May 26, 2011 Aspasia rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, health
I've had mild restless leg syndrome (RLS) since my fifth month of pregnancy. I knew some people needed medication, but I didn't know that some people were driven to suicide! Yoakum has had personal dealings with this frustrating disorder. He talks about the treatments available and the biological basis behind RLS without using too much medical jargon.
Louise Chambers
Dec 22, 2008 Louise Chambers rated it really liked it
Up to date information on Restless Legs Syndrome and ways to control it. Also gives some history of the syndrome, and definitions.
Gypsysoul_
Jun 25, 2013 Gypsysoul_ rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
Somewhat outdated and a lot of already known info. Would like to have had more solutions outside of medications.
Nola
Feb 03, 2013 Nola rated it really liked it
it was informative, it did talk mostly about the severe cases, though.
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