Recent information from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School notes that certain lifestyle factors should also be considered in RLS, reports Clinical Advisor.

Patients who consumed alcohol appeared to have a decreased risk of developing RLS; however, the researchers cautioned that suggesting alcohol consumption may pose risks associated with overuse.

Other studies have associated caffeine with an increased risk of developing RLS, but it was not found to be an aggravating factor in this study.