"Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD), previously known as Nocturnal myoclonus, is a sleep disorder where the patient moves limbs involuntarily during sleep, and has symptoms or problems related to the movement.
If the patient moves limbs during sleep but there are no negative consequences, the condition is simply called periodic limb movements of sleep (PLMS). Not all patients with PLMS have PLMD (in fact, most people with PLMS do not have a disorder, and do not require any treatment)."
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[QUESTION] 11/03/2009: Rob from Manhattan, New York: "In recent years I have developed Periodic Limb Movement. I am constantly moving my ankles & toes while sleeping. I attributed it to stress or worry & was surprised to learn it is a recognized condition. I would appreciate any remedies people have come across for it... Yoga didn't seem to help. I believe the movement has a direct soothing effect or is the result of worried thoughts...similar to rocking in a chair."Replies
04/10/2011: Brenda from Wuhan, Hubei, China replies: "I have Periodic Limb Movement. I often wake myself up in the night with my arm crashing into my bed stand or my leg jerking up into the air. Sometimes my stomach area jerks too. Does anyone know what to do about this?"
01/14/2013: Addlepated from Baker City, Usa replies: "A supplement containing Minerals with Glucosamine and MSM helped me tremendously. It also helped the fibro fog."