Neurofeedback Treatment of Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Leg Movements in Sleep

D. Corydon Hammond

Abstract


Restless leg syndrome (RLS) and periodic limb movements in sleep (PLMS) are prevalent and chronic movement disorders that result in sleep deprivation and impaired quality of life. Although there is no single pathophysiological explanation, EEG studies commonly implicate alpha activity as being involved. This article presents the first case reports of the treatment of RLS and PLMS with neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback). The encouraging results warrant further controlled research.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10874208.2012.677650

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