Restless Legs Awareness Day | September 23
Sat Sep 23rd

Restless Legs Awareness Day

Restless Legs Awareness Day, September 23rd, promotes education about a medical condition that affects adults and children alike.


Professor Karl-Axel Ekborn, a Swedish neurologist, first reported this condition in 1945. Since then, we've learned a lot about it, but there is still no known reason for it.

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease (WED), is characterized by uncontrollable urges to move the legs. About 7 percent of the population is affected by the disease. Many people with chronic illnesses report that it affects their quality of life. RLS, the disorder presents with the following signs: RLS, the condition causes RLS, and it appears as follows:

  • Strong urges to move the legs have sparked strong urges; uncomfortable or uncomfortable sensations may accompany the urges as well
  • When releasing or inactive, the symptoms get worse; they're particularly noticeable when trying to sleep
  • However, walking, stretching, or walking can all help
  • During the night and evening hours, symptoms rise
  • arthritis, injury, and other illnesses don't appear to be related to any other symptom – arthritis, arthritis

Many with RSL lead normal lives. Symptoms can be reduced by identifying and removing exacerbating drugs. RLS is still looking for a reason.

How to celebrate restless legs awareness day?

See a doctor if RLS seems to be affecting your daily routine. Share medications that have been most effective for you. RLS is a disorder of the respiratory system, so visit to learn more. Give your legs some much-needed pampering while learning more. Use the day for a leg massage or a little exercise. You can also see your doctor by making an appointment. Seek out the relief you so richly deserve. To post on social media, use the hashtag #restlessLegsAwarenessDay.

This day in history, restless legs are aware of the restless legs awareness day

The Willis-Ekbom Disease Foundation arranged the first observance in 2012.