38 year old male. Was diagnosed with RLS 10 years ago, alternated between Ropinorole and Pramipexole, they both work in so far as my sensations in my feet are nullified and show no signs of augmentation.
However, my sleep quality is terrible. I sleep very lightly, wake up in the night, sometimes can't get back to sleep, not because of any sensations in my feet etc, I just wake up, usually my mind is quite active. I can sleep for 8 hours but feel shattered the whole day. I always have dark shadows under my eyes, can't think clearly etc etc. Sometimes I sleep really well (once or twice a month), even if I have less hours and I can feel great on those occasions but to my awareness, I've done nothing different (that I can tell). It appears to be random, but obviously there's a reason. I can barely stay up 13 hours a day, work in affected, relationship, everything....
I eat well, cycle to work every day, blood tests always come back clear. On paper I'm completely healthy. Sugar free diet, take pro-biotics, pescatarian for nearly 20 years etc etc. Too many things to list here but I've tried every supplement and vitamin under the sun.
I just can't tell if this is related to the RLS or I have some other condition and wondered if this was common for those who have their symtoms under control.