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 »

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Stretching, exercising, drinking enough fluids and regulating one's diet are strategies to help prevent leg cramps recommended by WebMD. Wearing supportive shoes and sleeping with loose sheets are also effective, states ... More »

Prevent nighttime leg cramps by drinking plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration, stretching the legs before bedtime and keeping the covers at the foot of the bed untucked, advises Mayo Clinic. Wearing properly fitted sh... More »

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Nocturnal leg cramps are often caused by an overexertion of the muscles, improper sitting or long-term standing on concrete floors, according to Cleveland Clinic. Medical conditions such as pregnancy, alcoholism, neuromu... More »

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Severe foot and leg cramps can be the result of magnesium or potassium deficiency, problems with blood circulation in the legs, nerve malfunction, dehydration and muscle fatigue, among other conditions, according to WebM... More »

Prevent nighttime leg cramps by drinking plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration, stretching the legs before bedtime and keeping the covers at the foot of the bed untucked, advises Mayo Clinic. Wearing properly fitted sh... More »

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Some common reasons for leg and foot cramps are sitting in the same position too long, overuse of muscles unaccustomed to exercise, and dehydration, states Dr. Otis Brawley of the American Cancer Society writing on CNN. ... More »

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