Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder characterized by an irresistible urge to move to stop uncomfortable or odd sensations. It most commonly affects the legs but can affect other body parts such as the arms and torso. Moving the affected body part reduces the sensations, providing temporary relief.

Restless Legs Syndrome is frequently unrecognized, misdiagnosed and poorly treated and can have a detrimental impact on relationships, employment and psychological well-being.

EARLS is a non-profit, independent alliance of national patient organizations from European countries and works to raise awareness of RLS. We raise important issues at a European level, advocating on issues which are common to all members.

If you live with RLS and have not yet completed our 2018/19 Patient survey, please do.

Daragh Bogan, President EARLS


Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a major burden on healthcare budgets in Europe.

A new report from the European Brain Council reveals poor diagnosis and treatment of Restless Legs Syndrome which makes it one of the most costly neurological disorders in Europe.