Easy cramps in legs and legs before bed

As the weather cools, more and more people will be awakened at night by sudden leg cramps.

Leg cramps are actually a kind of contraction that occurs when muscles are strongly stimulated. Generally, muscle cramps in the calves and toes are the most common.

So why do people have leg cramps?

First, the cold is irritating.

Second, fatigue, lack of sleep, or excessive rest cause accumulation of local acidic metabolites, causing muscle spasms.

Third, the sleeping posture is not good, such as prolonged supine, quilt pressed on the foot surface, or prone position, foot surface against the bed, so that certain muscles of the calf are in a state of absolute relaxation, causing the muscles to “passive contraction.”

Fourth, nerves are stimulated and may be caused by cervical or lumbar problems.

“The cramps caused by these reasons are basically the same and there is no obvious difference.

Recently, Taiwan’s “Health” magazine quoted Lin Songkai, a rehabilitation physician at the Taipei Medical Center’s Sports Medicine Center, as saying that leg cramps during sleep may also be caused by electrolyte imbalances in the body, calcium deficiency, and excessive water loss.Some medical diseases (such as hypothyroidism) or drug replacement (taking certain antihypertensive and hypolipidemic drugs) and neurological diseases are related.

Therefore, he suggested that you can drink a replacement sports drink or saline before going to bed, while keeping warm while sleeping.

  However, if it is caused by electrolyte imbalance, calcium deficiency, nerve stimulation, etc., cramps often do not only occur in the legs and feet, other parts of the body may also appear, and will repeat repeatedly.

Therefore, remind everyone that in such cases, you should seek medical treatment in a timely manner.