Joseph G. Magnant, M.D., F.A.C.S., R.P.VI. Restless legs syndrome, or RLS, is believed to affect as much as ten percent of the population in the United States. A patient, Laura, is among that group, but it wasn’t until she was older that her RLS symptoms really began to distress her. It was in the evenings and at night when Laura’s restless legs would cause her distress and disrupt her. This late-in-the-day onset of symptoms is a primary characteristic of RLS. The most commonly reported...