Is There an Alternative to Treating RLS with Medication? - Sleep Apnea Thousand Oaks - Malibu

Author: Southern California Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Medical Center

There is an alternative to treating restless limb syndrome with medication. Recently the FDA approved the use of a device called Relaxis. This is a pad that is placed under the legs while you lie in bed, Relaxis provides vibrations that change frequency and act as counter stimulant to distract you from the sensations of RLS, much the same as getting up to walk or shake your legs do. Studies show that the device is more effective than placebo and has allowed some patients to reduce or stop medication. In severe cases it can be combined with therapy.

Relaxis requires a prescription and, unfortunately, at this time it is not covered by insurance plans. Hello. I'm Doctor Ronald Popper, thanks for watching.

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Is There an Alternative to Treating RLS with Medication? - Sleep Apnea Thousand Oaks - Malibu

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