Minimal Criteria

1.  A compelling urge to move the limbs, usually associated with paresthesias or dysesthesias
2.  Motor restlessness as seen in activities such as floor pacing, tossing and turning in bed and rubbing the legs
3.  Symptoms that are worse or present only during rest and are partially or temporarily relieved by activity
4.  Symptoms that are worse in the evening and at night

Associated Features

1.  Sleep disturbance and daytime fatigue
2.  Normal neurologic examination (in patients with primary RLS)
3.  Involuntary, repetitive, periodic, jerking limb movements, either in sleep or while awake and at rest


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