Why Leg Cramps At Night And How To Stop Them Forever

They can strike at any time of the day or night, whether you are lying down or running: these are called leg cramps. Characterized by intense and localized pain in the muscles, like a contraction, they can last a few seconds or long minutes.

** The solution: gently stretch the painful muscle. But to finding long-term solution, we must understand exact origin.


But perspiration is not just made up of water, it also containing electrolytes, minerals essential to our functioning. If there is a deficiency of sodium, calcium, magnesium or potassium, this imbalance can cause cramps. Drinks suitable for athletes can reduce this risk, as well as a balanced diet.You can eat mineral-rich bananas, sweet potatoes, spinach, yogurt, and nuts before and after workouts.

Excessive exercise
If it's been a long time since you've been active in a sport and you start too hard, you risk triggering leg cramps. In question, the nerves that go from the brain to the spinal cord, then to the muscles, are overstimulated. Rest and stretching are especially important in this kind of situation. Being tired before you even start increases the risk.