Evaluating daytime alertness in individuals with Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) compared to sleep restricted controls.

@article{Gamaldo2009EvaluatingDA,
  title={Evaluating daytime alertness in individuals with Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) compared to sleep restricted controls.},
  author={Charlene E Gamaldo and Amy R Benbrook and Richard P. Allen and Oluwamurewa Oguntimein and Christopher J. Earley},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={134-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a common sensorimotor disorder often associated with significant chronic sleep loss. Previous studies looking at the effects of sleep loss on daytime function in RLS individuals, using subjective reporting techniques have yielded mixed results. In this study we used more objective measures of alertness and compared RLS subjects who are off treatments and chronically sleep restricted to chronic sleep-restricted controls. SUBJECTS AND… CONTINUE READING

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