Are you suffering from restless limb syndrome – sometimes referred to as restless leg syndrome? If you or your sleep partner is not getting a proper night’s rest due to RLS, Dr. Ronald Popper has a suggestion that may help. Dr. Popper is often asked if RLS can be treated without the use of medication. The answer is, “yes.” But the solution may not be for everyone. He discusses it in this video. This FAQ series on sleep disorders and chronic severe snoring, was produced by Dr. Popper to address your general questions about sleep and sleep disorders. If you have specific questions about your personal condition, please contact Dr. Popper using the information below. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be alerted when a new FAQ video is posted. If you need information right away, please Contact us here on this site or on our Facebook page. We’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.
“There is an alternative to treating restless limb syndrome with medication. Recently the FDA approved the use of a device called Relaxis. A pad that is placed under the legs while you lie in bed, Relaxis provides vibrations that change frequency and act as counter stimulation to distract you from the sensations of RLS, much the same as getting up to walk or shake your legs.
Studies show the device to be more effective than placebo and has allowed some patients to reduce or stop medication. In severe cases it can be combined with therapy. Relaxis requires a prescription and, unfortunately, at this time it is not covered by insurance plans.
Hello, I’m Doctor Ronald Popper. Thank you for watching. If you or a loved one needs more information on sleep disorders, please visit our web site at sleepmd4u.com/test2 where you’ll find more videos in this series as well as our white paper on obstructive sleep apnea that is free for you to download.”
Dr. Ronald A. Popper is a Board Certified sleep specialist. The Southern California Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California is a four bed, state of the art, fully accredited sleep disorders center. Dr. Popper is available at (805) 557-9930 to answer any questions you have regarding diagnosis and treatment of all sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea, restless limb syndrome, insomnia, narcolepsy, and others.
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