02:48 PM Wednesday 27 September 2023
Written by: Yasmine Al-Sawy:
Leg cramps are painful, involuntary muscle contractions that can last for seconds or minutes, and may occur during sleep, causing the person to suddenly wake up in severe pain.
Some health conditions and medications contribute to leg muscle cramps, and there are also risk factors that should be avoided, according to the My Cleveland Clinic website.
Why does myopia occur during sleep?
There are a number of reasons why muscle cramps occur during sleep, and they usually include the following:
– Sitting for long periods (such as office work all day).
– Overuse of muscles.
– Standing or working on concrete floors.
– Sitting in bad posture during the day.
– Kidney failure.
Nerve damage resulting from diabetes.
– Mineral deficiency in the body.
– Blood flow problems.
How to avoid muscle tension while sleeping?
1- Do leg exercises during the day, and take a light walk or bike ride right before bed.
2- Drink 8 glasses of water daily and avoid alcoholic drinks and caffeine.
3- Take all vitamins and medications that help relax muscles, exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
4- Place a warm water bath on the legs before sleeping, and massage them.
5- Try different sleeping positions to see if one is better than the other
6- Keep the toes raised if the person is lying on his back.
7- Use a pillow to keep the toes facing up.
8-Perform leg extension exercises frequently.
When should you visit a doctor?
There are some signs that indicate the need to visit a specialist doctor immediately, including the following:
– Muscle tension in other parts of the body.
-Severe pain with swelling or numbness in the leg.
-Changes in the skin of the leg.
– Waking up repeatedly due to muscle tension that prevents you from getting enough sleep.
-Suffering from nerve, liver, kidney or diabetes problems.
#Muscle #tension #sleep #avoid