Causal influences on restless legs syndrome and growing pains in families of adult twins

Eligibility: twins aged 30-55, with or without restless legs syndrome.

The purpose of this study is to improve our understanding of restless legs syndrome and childhood growing pains, and find out potential causes of these conditions. Previous studies have looked into differences between restless legs syndrome and childhood growing pains and have made it clear that we need to improve the definitions of both conditions to help understand what causes them.

What is involved?

The study requires an online questionnaire to be answered by you, your twin, and where applicable, your child(ren) and their other parent. These questionnaires could take up to 10-20 minutes to complete by each person (but would be much shorter for children and for those without symptoms in their legs).

Some people will also be asked to describe their children's leg movements if they have symptoms.

Who is eligible?

You can participate in this study if you are a twin aged between 30 and 55 years of age (with or without children).

Please note: you do not need to have any personal or family experience of restless legs syndrome or growing pains to participate.

Would you like to get involved?

If you would like to participate or find out more please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Currently on hold. 

Meet the lead researcher, Dr David Champion, and learn more about the study in this blog and video below.

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