Many Americans living with RLS delay or avoid talking with their doctor about their symptoms and can go years without seeking medical help. In fact, those who experience RLS symptoms may not even realize they have RLS and attribute difficulty falling or staying asleep to insomnia or other sleep disorders. By not discussing the cause of their sleeping problems, they are misdiagnosed and often prescribed medicine that does little for their condition or quality-of-life.
In this satellite interview, psychologist Robin Goldstein will discuss RLS – from its symptoms and causes to how those with it can get a good night’s sleep. She’ll also talk about how the #StopMakingExcuses social media campaign is raising awareness about RLS and encouraging meaningful dialogue driving sufferers to talk to their doctor about RLS.
To join the RLS conversation on Facebook or Twitter use the #StopMakingExcuses hashtag. For more information about RLS, visit and www.rls.org.