G25.80: Periodic limb movement disorder

Your legs are moving involuntarily in your sleep.

You keep moving your legs while you are sleeping. You do not notice you are doing it. Your legs may move so much that you wake up for a short time. This is usually forgotten later on. When someone unconsciously wakes up during the night because their legs are moving, they can be unexpectedly tired during the day. As a result, they may feel less capable. It is also possible that it will not cause any symptoms.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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