Prevent leg cramps by performing stretches before bed and sleeping with loose covers, according to WebMD. Getting enough exercise during the day can also help ease cramps that show up at night. More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Legs may cramp at night for a variety of reasons, including too much exercise, sitting for a long time or sleeping in an awkward position, according to WebMD. Underlying conditions of night leg cramps include pregnancy, ... More »

An individual may get leg cramps at night due to various reasons, including improper sitting, muscle over-exertion, dehydration, flat feet and neuromuscular disorders, according to Cleveland Clinic. Other possible reason... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The best remedy for leg cramps is a series of exercises and stretches and to stay hydrated. If a patient suffers from recurrent cramps, other measures may have to be taken to provide relief from the leg cramps, as stated... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

The effectiveness of treatment for leg cramps depends on the underlying cause of the cramp, but most cramps respond well to self-treatment, notes WebMD. Many are also easy to prevent by drinking plenty of fluids and avoi... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

The primary cause of leg cramps at night is unknown, states WebMD. Doctors link this condition to several conditions, including pregnancy, dehydration, alcoholism, structural disorders and Parkinson's disease, says Cleve... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

The exact cause of nocturnal leg cramps is unknown. However, the Cleveland Clinic reports, some cases have been traced to everyday home and workplace hazards, such as overworking the muscles, sitting for too long or in a... More » Health Pain & Symptoms