A common sleep disorder in pregnancy: restless legs syndrome and its predictors.

  title={A common sleep disorder in pregnancy: restless legs syndrome and its predictors.},
  author={Jananie Balendran and David Champion and Tiina Jaaniste and A. R. Welsh},
  journal={The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology},
  volume={51 3},
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is common in the third trimester of pregnancy. In this case-control study, 22.5% of 211 women had RLS. The RLS cases had a history of growing pains (GP) more frequently than controls (P=0.042). A family history of GP (P=0.025) and RLS (P=0.018) was more frequent among cases than controls. RLS in pregnancy is predicted by family history of RLS and GP, and by childhood history of GP. 
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