About 10 out of 100 of people are affected by symptoms of restless legs syndrome. And about 2 or 3 out of 100 people have symptoms that are bad enough to need treatment.1 The condition may also occur in children, although the symptoms may not be recognized. Most people diagnosed with restless legs syndrome are middle-aged and older.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Colin Chalk, MD, CM, FRCPC - Neurology|
|Last Revised||March 10, 2011|