In the UK, Channel 5 has just aired a series on RLS, looking into the lives of people who show severe symptoms, reports Halstead Gazette.

Rachael Lawrence, of Ramsey Road in Halstead, has the condition.

She said: “It’s really frustrating, my legs and feet are always moving.

“If I’m having a bad day I have to stamp, it’s hard to explain but I’ll be sitting on the sofa and I’ll have to lift up my leg and really smack it down on the floor over and over until it hurts.