Restless Leg Syndrome – Is It Stopping You from Sleeping?

The continuous recordings of brain activity that led to the discovery of REM (rapid eye-movement) sleep were not done until 1953, partly because the scientists doing the tests were concerned about wasting paper!

Periodic Limb Movements in Sleep (PLMS) is a symptom that is commonly associated with another type of sleep disorder known as Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). However, PLMS is a separate condition and RLS need not be present.

Although the problem itself does not seem to cause or aggravate any other medical conditions, the frequent limb movements can cause a disruption in a person’s sleep. In fact, it can lead to significant insomnia, which can have adverse affects. It is for this reason that PLMS is considered a sleep disorder.

Symptoms are few but they are obvious. As the name implies, the lower limbs of individuals with this disorder move, often repetitively, for varying periods of time. These movements, which are characterized as either sudden jerks, or twitches, or a flexing of the foot upwards, occur while the affected individual is asleep. These types of limb movements occur in episodes that can last just a minute or they can last for many hours. Once an episode stops, however, …

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How To Have Fun Toning Your Body

We often think of exercise as aerobics or running. We never associate fun things with exercise, but you can get out, have a good time and get a good workout at the same time. Having fun activities can help you achieve all of the benefits of a fitness program without signing up for a gym membership or donning a pair of running shoes?

For some of these activities, if you are in really poor shape you may want to do something else until you’re ready for these. If you’ve been inactive for a long time, these “fun” activities could feel like they are going to kill you.

Summertime Activities

When the sun is out and the air is warm, there’s no reason to stay inside. These four activities are fun ways to spend your summer days, and they’ll get you in shape fast.

* Swimming. Swimming is an all-around shaper. It gives you great tone from head to toe. And during the warm summer months it’s also a fun way to cool off. Additionally, swimming is a wonderful aerobic exercise that strengthens your heart and lungs. If you’re in really bad shape, you can simply walk around the shallow end …

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