Sleep-related movement disorder with episodes of periodic limb movements (PLMs) occurring during sleep (1)[A] characterized by:
Periodic limb movements of sleep (PLMS) demonstrated du...
Insomnia: difficulty maintaining sleep
Daytime fatigue, tiredness, and/or somnolence
Assess for and correct iron deficiency.
Adequate nightly sleep
At monthly intervals until stable
Assess symptom severity, medication side effects, augmentation.
Annual and PRN follow-up thereafter
If iron defic...
American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Periodic limb movement disorder. In: International Classification of Sleep Disorders. 3rd ed. Darien, IL: American Academy of Sleep Medicine; 2...
Many patients with PLMs may not require treatment; however, when sleep disturbance from PLMs causes insomnia and/or daytime consequences, PLMD exists and should be treated.
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