interviews Salas Rachel Marie E. Salas, MD, MEHP, FAAN.

One of the most clinically-profound and scientifically relevant consequences of this disease process is an increased arousal state producing significant wake during sleep timesĀ and a relative sustainable degree of daytime alertness despite the degree of diseased-imposed sleep loss. The focus of most previousĀ RLS research has been on the (limb) akathisia with associated periodic movements and reduction of these with dopaminergic treatment. Little research has been done to understand the broader biological dimensions? of RLS.