This Is Why Your Legs Cramp at Night (And How to Stop It from Happening Ever Again!)
Hey guys, how are you today? Leg cramps — yeah, we all hate them, right? Nocturnal leg cramps (the leg cramps at night) are not only painful, but they also prevent you from having a good night’s sleep, which is important to your health. So, now you probably ask yourself this question — why is it always at night? Well, it’s because of lack of physical activity during the day. Lack of fluids and blood flow to the legs are some of the most common reasons for nocturnal leg cramps. The cramps and pain generally last for a few seconds. But the resulting muscle soreness can continue for up to a couple of days. Individuals who suffer from these cramps are usually above 50 years old, but that doesn’t mean that younger people are exempt. Leg cramps most commonly affect the calf muscle; however, some people have experienced them in their feet and thigh muscles as well. But, you shouldn’t be worried, because in this article we are going to show you a few simple things, which will help you prevent leg cramps and the best way to get instant pain relief.
Here are some things you can do to prevent leg cramps:
Up Your Magnesium
Magnesium is awesome! Magnesium is well-known for its relaxing properties and many experts around the world say that magnesium is one of the best minerals for alleviating leg cramps. This means that you should consume foods rich in magnesium, such as: dark leafy greens, pumpkin seeds, dates, yogurt, bananas, or dark chocolate. But, I’m afraid that’s not enough. But, don’t worry, because you can always use magnesium oil! How to use it — just rub some on your legs before you go to bed, and you’ll be set for the night. That’s it! Simple, but extremely effective!
How to Make Magnesium Oil
You will need the following ingredients:
- ½ cup Magnesium Chloride Flakes
- ½ cup distilled water
Here’s what you need to do — it’s very simple. First, you need to bring water to a boil. Then, you need to put in the magnesium flakes and stir (constantly), until everything is dissolved. After that, you should remove it from heat and let it cool. Pour the mixture in a spray bottle. That’s it!
How to use it:
It’s very simple — you just have to apply 5–10 sprays to each leg one hour before going to bed.
Get Your Daily Dose of Vitamin D
You eat healthy, drink plenty of water every day — but, you still experience cramps? Well, the experts say that this could be due to a shortage of vitamin D. And, now you probably ask yourself — why? Here’s what you need to know — Vitamin D plays a major role in the absorption of calcium that you get from the foods you eat. If you don’t have enough of this vitamin, then the calcium isn’t properly absorbed. And calcium is an important electrolyte that helps balance fluid levels in the body. So, the best and easiest way to get Vitamin D is by going out and exposing your skin to the sun, but that isn’t always possible depending on where you live. So, if you can’t get a lot of sun on your skin, then you should eat more mushrooms and seafood. You can also consider taking a Vitamin D supplement.