Do you take any medications?
Do you get regular exercise, especially walking?
Do you stay well hydrated? Thank you.
Sorry. Just a minute.
Nighttime leg cramps are fairly common, and often no specific cause can be found. However, leg cramps may be due to statin drugs, so I would discuss this with your doctor.
Leg cramps can sometimes be helped by taking extra potassium and magnesium. A banana a day will give you potassium. Magnesium can be taken using Mylanta 1-2 teaspoons before bedtime.
If cramps occur, stretching the muscle is usually effective. Massage can also be helpful. Warm baths can be helpful.