Restless legs

Restless leg syndrome

HEALTH INFORMATION

Investigating brain function in RLS

WHAT WE KNOW

Restless legs syndrome is a movement disorder that causes uncomfortable sensations in the limbs and a powerful urge to move the legs, particularly at night. While we don’t know what causes the disease, we do know that it tends to run in families.

We are currently looking for changes in the structure and function of the brain in people with restless legs syndrome, which will hopefully bring us closer to understanding the cause of this disease.

OUR LATEST RESEARCH

NeuroSleep: A NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence

This project aims to understand the bidirectional relationship between sleep and the brain to test and develop new approaches to treatment for sleep disruption across a range of medical disorders.  

What else is happening in Restless leg syndrome research at NeuRA?

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