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Restless Leg

Iam 42 yr male and have a problem of moving my leg every minute in the night, I donot unvoluntaily move my legs during the day nor do have any urge to do so. Not on any medication - BMI - 27. I generally have good sleep - fall sleep within five minutes - do not get up during night and when I get up in the morning after 6-7 hrs of sleep am usually fresh and quite active through out the day. - came to know about this problem after my wife complained - she says i have this problem right from 30 yr old when we got married. Apart from that from last two years have also started snoring.
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The above link will take you to a govenment website that describes RLS very well, which includes the variation you have which is only at nighttime.  I hear you on the snoring, but it turns out that RLS was basically incorrectly called a sleeping disorder, becuz the symtoms would happen at night sometimes.  A sleep test CAN show from the video and monitors they stick on a person whilst they sleep how many times those legs get going.  And a sleep test would show snoring, but then they want you to put a mask on your face and all this involved jazz.  But anyhow, the website I gave at the top should guide you on getting something to take to make those legs stop doing their thing.  I have RLS, a mild opiate is the only thing that would stop mine, been on the same dose long time.  Others just take a little tranq at bedtime and do well.  

Snoring, that's another story.  I saw you gave your BMI, but I'm afraid that's beyond what I know.  But if you're the least bit heavy, it CAN make you begin to snore out of nowhere.  On the other hand, also so can allergies, I generally do not have them, but once in a while I'll have a runny nose and glazed-over eyes, so I know something is floating around out there.  There are other reasons for snoring, so you can try a forum for that, perhaps, or look up stuff online.  They've got these tapes that open up the nostriles so air will go thru the airway, and works for some to where you won't have to gasp around and snort to breathe.  

But if you recently moved two years ago, or you changed pillows, or there's something new growing around your house, well, I'd say allergy might be the problem, there are medicines you can take for that, which would hopefully take care of your snoring.  I was allergic to some house rabbits one time, my doc prescribed pills that I took the whole time we had them, never had any further trouble.  Once they passed, I quit taking the pills, but I did take them for many years with no side effects.
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Hello dear and welcome to the medhelp forum. Restless leg syndrome is seen in association with stress, diabetes, iron deficiency anemia, caffeine use and if you have been withdrawn from sedatives. You must try massaging your legs, warm baths and gentle stretching exercises. There are medicines, which have been effective in controlling symptoms like requip. Take iron supplements if iron deficiency has been detected. Snoring is associated with enlarged tonsils, the oral relationship of muscular structures like tongue base, uvula and soft palate. During REM, cycle of sleep intense muscle relaxation worsens snoring. Are you an alcoholic or on sedatives? You need to be investigated by a sleep therapist for obstructive sleep apnea, which can have other health issues like hypertension and cardiac illness. This is most likely associated with restless leg syndrome. You might need sleep study and even surgery where oral musculature/soft tissues are reduced surgically. Take care.
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