Men and women can suffer from leg cramps and they usually appear over the age of 50.
Leg cramps vs. restless leg syndrome
Although both syndromes appear while people sleep, they are actually very different.
Restless legs syndrome is in fact a neurological disorders which is characterized by an uncontrollable and overwhelming urge to move your legs. When you move your legs during the RLS, it gives a sense of relief, which is not the case with nocturnal leg crumps.
THE FOLLOWING ARE THE REASONS OF APPEARANCE OF LEG CRAMPS:
Standing on concrete floors
Sitting for a longer period of time
Improper sitting posture
IN ORDER TO CURE THOSE MUSCLE SPASM DURING THE NIGHT YOU MAY FIND THESE HELPFUL:
Put your both legs in front you while you are sitting on the floor. Then bend your feet and point your toes toward your knees – you may need to pull on your feet to stretch out better.
Get up slowly and turn around a bit – shaking your legs can likewise improve blood flow.
Carefully rub the region with circular movements.
Consume a tablespoon of yellow mustard to relieve discomfort.