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Restless Legs Syndrome

Louisville’s Restless Legs Syndrome Treatment Destination

Norton Sleep Center is a leading provider of sleep disorder treatment — including for restless legs syndrome (RLS) — for patients living in Louisville and Southern Indiana.

Our highly experienced team has been helping patients with restless legs syndrome for more than four decades. We will work with you to determine what’s causing your RLS and tailor a treatment plan to relieve the sleepless nights and aching legs.

Whether your symptoms are mild, moderate or severe, the team at Norton Sleep Center understands your discomfort. We’ll provide a precise diagnosis and recommend the best treatment to relieve your symptoms as quickly as possible.

Norton Sleep Center has been at the forefront of research, diagnosis and treatment of sleep medicine, including restless legs syndrome, for more than 40 years.

What Is Restless Legs Syndrome?

RLS is a condition that causes uncontrollable urges to move your legs to alleviate leg pain. It typically happens in the evening or nighttime hours, causing a disruption to healthy sleep patterns. It can begin at any age, and typically increases as you age. The pain may be mild, moderate or severe, and causes you to lose sleep — affecting your mental and physical health.

Moving or walking it off helps, but the symptoms recur once you are resting again. It is a frustrating and debilitating disorder that affects nearly 10% of the population.

Restless Legs Syndrome Treatment

The team will determine a treatment plan for your restless legs syndrome after testing you and reviewing your medical history. Blood tests help us understand if there is an iron deficiency. Medical history lets us know if lifestyle changes such as eliminating caffeine or certain over-the-counter drugs might help.

Medication therapy is also an option, and we’ve seen success with it. Medications developed for other diseases can help. Drugs that increase dopamine in the brain or affect calcium channels can be effective.

Although there is no cure for restless legs syndrome, these treatments as well as others can help patients manage RLS and get a good night’s sleep, with few or no symptoms.

Norton Sleep Center: Comprehensive Care That Fits Your Schedule


Norton Sleep Center locations are staffed with fellowship-trained and board-certified physicians and sleep technologists who are experienced in diagnosing and treating a variety of sleep disorders.

  • All locations are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine — the gold standard for evaluating sleep medicine services.
  • We offer home sleep studies, inpatient sleep testing and a full suite of treatment options.
  • Our state-of-the-art sleep labs offer private, comfortable testing suites with full- or queen-size beds and showers. Sleep studies can be scheduled seven nights a week.
  • Our team of providers has more than 200 years’ collective experience diagnosing and treating sleep disorders.
  • We have four convenient locations: Norton Audubon Hospital campus, Norton Brownsboro Hospital campus, Pleasure Ridge Park and on Newburg Road.
  • We work with patients in the transportation industry and the U.S. Department of Transportation to assist with required verifications to show sleep therapy compliance.
  • Our physicians specialize in diagnosing sleep disorders and giving you a personalized treatment plan.
  • Our sleep apnea treatment experience includes continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP), CPAP alternatives such as oral devices, and Inspire upper airway stimulation.
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