Leg cramps might wake you up in the middle of the night with a searing ache, and they can also occur when you first wake up in the morning.
These cramps are excruciatingly painful and induce muscle contractions that can continue for hours after the discomfort has subsided.
Night cramps are more prevalent in adults over 50, but they can also affect toddlers and teenagers. Both men and women are equally affected.
What causes nocturnal leg cramps?
- Sitting for a long time
- Intense effort
- Standing or working on a concrete floor
- Improper sitting
What can you do to prevent these cramps?
- Hydration: Drink six to eight glasses of water every day
- Gently stretch the leg muscles before going to bed
- Wear comfortable shoes
- Relax in a warm bath before bed.
- Do not sit cross-legged or feet
What to do when you have a leg cramp?
Strong stretching of the contracted muscle is the most effective way to relieve cramps and pain. You can try a gentle massage or a light walk
Is there a way to get rid of nocturnal leg cramps?
Take vitamin pills on a daily basis. Supplements containing vitamin E or B complex can be beneficial. Magnesium is also beneficial, particularly for pregnant women.