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Periodic Limb Movement Disorder in Children

Periodic Limb Movement DisorderSometimes stemming from Williams Syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder in children is a relatively rare occurrence. This illness also goes in hand with ADD and ADHD. When a child has a hyperactivity disorder, sometimes an rem sleep behavior disorder can develop.

Periodic Limb Movement Disorder: Causes and Remedies

Periodic Limb Movement DisorderWhen the legs are repetitively jerking and cramping while sleeping, a condition called periodic limb movement disorder, or PLMD, is most likely the cause. This leg movement with PLMD is at an uncontrollable rhythmic pattern of every 20 to 40 seconds. Periodic limb movement disorder is known as one of the crucial causes of sleep deprivation, leading to daytime grogginess. Restless leg syndrome is often confused with periodic limb movement disorder, although there is a difference between them. Periodic limb movement disorder occurs while sleeping and restless leg syndrome involves leg and occasional arm movement while awake. Another sleep disorder known as REM sleep behavior disorder involves motor behavior while sleeping as if to involuntarily act out a dream.