How can I have restless leg syndrome in my arms?

I think I have something like restless leg syndrome, but I get it in my arms instead. How can I have restless leg syndrome in my arms? What else could it be, if not something like restless leg syndrome?

Doctors Answers (2)

SomnoDiagnostics, Inc.
Answered on: 3/25/2014

There are several disorders that movement in your arms could indicate. Do you have bad dreams? Are you violent? See a board-certified sleep specialist to determine the cause and find a treatment.

J. Douglas Hudson, MD, DABSM
Answered on: 3/25/2014

RLS may also stand for restless limb syndrome. It can involve the arms, and there are reports of other areas of the body which exhibit movements. These include the muscles of the face, abdomen and genital areas. RLS, now called WED (Willis-Ekbom Disease), named for Drs. Willis and Ekbom who described the condition, usually begins in the legs, but in severe cases not uncommonly advances to the arms.