I have suffered with what I called 'leapy legs' for 35 years. it manifests during rest times but, thankfully not when sleeping. I ;have found that if I keep my hands busy with craft or cards I can keep symptoms at bay. I no longer visit the cinema or theatre, watching tv does not bring relief but sitting before the computer does. I have come to believe that this is a malfunction of the part of the brain controlling movement. the trigger to rest no longer works efficiently and you have to trick the brain into thinking you are still active. I was interested in reading of the member who has RLS in her arms as over the last two years I have been experiencing pins and needles in my right hand. tests have shown this to be a trapped nerve in my upper arm, but now I wonder. Neither of my parents suffered in this way, but both my children do. I watched the Channel 5 programme on 4th April but was disappointed as it gave little information about the condition, causes or likely treatments, just the three examples. I would be interested in hearing if anyone else finds handwork a relief to symptoms.