Leg cramps and restless leg syndrome are conditions that generally occur during the night, and may cause unbearable pain which leads to discomfort and frustration. Especially when the person tries hard to fall asleep and get some rest.
Charley horses, or nightly leg cramps, occur commonly when an individual tries to fall asleep. They are commonly a result of dehydration, excessive exercise, vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Yet, unlike in the case of restless leg syndrome, if the leg is moved during cramping, the discomfort will not be relieved, but the pain will be intensified.
On the other hand, restless leg syndrome is a neurological disorder that causes discomfort in the legs while the individual is resting. Its root cause is still unclear, but its occurrence has been linked to several situations, including pregnancy, diabetes, the use of certain medications, kidney failure, or alcohol consumption.
These issues may be treated in various natural ways, including consumption of sufficient amounts of water, healthy diet, massages, warm baths, and shower. Yet, there is an easy way to help yourself in this case and solve your problem tonight!
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