What is WED/RLS?
Willis-Ekbom disease (WED), also known as restless legs syndrome or RLS, is a common and treatable neurologic disorder. WED/RLS results in an irresistible urge to move the legs or other parts of the body, often accompanied by unusual or unpleasant sensations that may be described as creeping, tugging or pulling. Because symptoms most often occurs in the evening, they can severely disrupt sleep and reduce quality of life.
If you have WED/RLS, you are not alone. Up to 7–10 percent of the U.S. population is living with the disease. Although many people have a mild form, WED/RLS severely affects the lives of millions of individuals.