Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) is a sleep disorder where the patient moves limbs involuntarily and periodically during sleep, and has symptoms or problems related to the movement. PLMD should not be confused with restless legs syndrome (RLS). RLS is characterized by a voluntary response to an urge to move legs due to discomfort.Specialty: Neurology.
Oct 15, 2010 · The association between obstructive sleep apnea and stroke is well established. Less is known about the relationship between stroke and periodic limb movements of sleep (PLMS). This study sought to assess the frequency of PLMS in patients with Cited by: 28.
Most polysomnograms are performed because sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is suspected, but periodic leg movements during sleep (PLMS) are frequent incidental findings, and their significance is not well understood. In a clinical series of 1,124 adult patients with suspected or confirmed SDB, we Cited by: 152.
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) patients experience periodic stereotyped leg movements while awake and during sleep. The aim of the present study was to measure the effects of sex, age and the sleep/wake state on several characteristics (frequency, duration and periodicity) of these periodic leg movements (PLM).Cited by: 74.