Waking abruptly vs gradually

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Yankiwi
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Waking abruptly vs gradually

Postby Yankiwi » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:15 pm

Over the past few months I've noticed that when I wake up abruptly, for instance if a phone rings in the night or an alarm goes off, I have no RLS symptoms. Every time I wake up naturally (several times a night and in the morning), I have symptoms requiring me to get up and stretch and/or read for a while. I think my muscles don't like being at rest but the rest of me does.

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Re: Waking abruptly vs gradually

Postby jul2873 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:58 am

It is almost always RLS symptoms that wake me up, unless I have an alarm set. So yes, I always have to get right up when the symptoms wake me up. When it's an alarm, I can lie in bed for a few minutes, until the RLS realizes I'm awake and comfortable, and starts up again.

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Re: Waking abruptly vs gradually

Postby ViewsAskew » Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:19 am

I seem to experience as you do jul2873 - I do not really wake up naturally, but because the RLS awakened me :-(.
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