Just visualize that you’re lying down and your lower leg seizes. The pain is so extreme that it makes you want to shriek and cry. It stops you from getting up from the bed and your muscle gets hard to the touch. Makes you feel paralyzed… Ahhh!!! Sound familiar?
Startled from a profound sleep, all of a sudden you get up with a shriek, as your calf, thigh, or perhaps the arch of your foot contracts in fierce pain. YES!!! I am talking about that random, sleep-interrupting pain of muscle cramps. It is most common in the night time. Leg cramps can crop up at the worst possible moments; whether you’re lying in bed at night or taking a run on the treadmill, that spiky piercing pain can make you feel completely devastating. If leg cramps persist for a while, they may even become more annoying, possibly knocking you off your usual sleep or exercise schedule. The good news is that you can beat those nocturnal leg cramps using some simple strategies.