Relaxis – Restless Legs Syndrome

24th September 2015

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Relaxis – Restless Legs Syndrome

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Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder characterized by unpleasant sensations in the legs, like a tugging, creeping, itching which causes an overwhelming urge to move them. The sensations range in severity from uncomfortable to irritating to painful. Moving temporarily eases the unpleasant feelings. These symptoms occur primarily at night when you’re at rest and the constant urge to move limits your ability to sleep.

Primary RLS is the most common type of RLS. It can be referred to as familial (because it is sometimes hereditary) or idiopathic (because the causes are unknown) RLS and symptoms occur 3 or more times a week.

Secondary RLS is believed to be caused by a separate underlying medical condition or in association with the use of certain drugs. Some of these conditions include varicose veins, kidney failure, low levels of iron or anemia, pregnancy, and peripheral neuropathy. Stress, diet or other environmental factors can also play a role in developing secondary Restless Leg Syndrome.

Most people with RLS have difficulty falling or staying sleeping. Left untreated, the condition causes exhaustion and daytime fatigue and can cause marked impairment in quality of life.


RELAXIS – A NON-PHARMACEUTICAL TREATMENT FOR RLS

Sleep Therapeutics is proudly the exclusive distributor in Canada for Relaxis, the first medical device to improve sleep quality in Primary Restless Leg Syndrome.

Relaxis presents a new option that does not involve medication to treat RLS symptoms. It is the only non-medication treatment cleared by the FDA for treating RLS-related problems and does need a prescription from a doctor in Canada. Relaxis has been medically evaluated in scientific studies, which have demonstrated the device to be both effective and safe for improving sleep in patients with primary RLS.

Download the Relaxis Brochure To Learn More

Have Questions? Send us an email,  relaxis@sleeptherapeutics.ca


TAKE THE URGE QUIZ

Answer these 4 easy questions to see if you have symptoms consistent with Primary Restless Leg Syndrome.

Urge: Do you get a strong Urge to move your legs (or arms) that you cannot resist?

Rest: Does the urge typically happen when you are at Rest, sitting or lying down?

Get Better: Do the symptoms usually Get better when you move?

Evening: Are the symptoms worse in the Evening or at bed time?

If you answered YES to 2 or more of these questions, you may want to talk to your doctor about restless leg syndrome.

Restless Leg Syndrome and the Relaxis System
The following article from Dr. Mark Buchfuhrer, M.D. Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA provides more details regarding Restless Leg Syndrome and the Relaxis System. Download Article

 


How We Can Help

Discussion Guide and Prescription Form
Print off this discussion guide and to assist you in speaking to your doctor about your symptoms and Restless Leg Syndrome. You will need a prescription for Relaxis. You can download this prescription form  and take it with you when speaking to your Doctor.

If you need assistance please contact Sleep Therapeutics
 Once you have a valid prescription, call us at 1-800-CND-RLS1 (1 844 263 7571), visit one of our convenient locations, or email us at relaxis@sleeptherapeutics.ca.

 

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