Ouch! My leg hurts!
Do you suffer from nighttime foot or leg cramps?
Scientists don't agree on what causes leg or foot cramps but they have several theories
be caused by commonly-prescribed medications, including statins, diuretics, steroids, and birth control pills. This website offers some suggestions that people like you have found useful in dealing with leg/foot cramps.
What do I do the moment I get a cramp?
What can I do that might prevent muscle cramping tonight?
What can I do over the long term that might eliminate, or at least lessen, the leg and foot cramping I have experienced?
Note: In order to legally cover ourselves, we wish to inform you that we have no medical qualifications, do not diagnose or prescribe, and are merely passing along some suggestions that others have found successful for prevention, or at least dealing with, leg or foot cramps. Most muscle cramps, although painful, are harmless. See your health practitioner if the cramps become more frequent or severe or if you have any other concerns. Cramps can be a symptom of a number of serious health problems, varying from kidney or thyroid disease to diabetes and multiple sclerosis. Also see a qualified medical practitioner before undertaking any change in diet, activity or just about anything else
Here are 45 Insomnia Tips and Insomnia Remedies to Help You Sleep
These 45 simple tips for natural, healthy sleep help are all designed to help you deal with the tension, stress and anxiety that lead to insomnia, so that you can enjoy a good night's sleep.
Not every one of these insomnia remedies alone will get you to sleep, but a few of them at least should prove successful. Needless to say, there's no guarantee, and no attempt to provide medical advice, but the feedback we've received indicates they've been very helpful for many people.
With that caveat out of the way, we can only wish you good luck...and a good night's sleep.
Composer Beata Moon wrote this choral piece with text from "41 Simple Tips to Help You Get to Sleep" by Mick Winter.
Free Sleep Training for Insomnia
Sleeping pills aren't the answer. The big problem with sleeping pills is they don't tackle the root cause of insomnia. Most cases of insomnia (especially chronic insomnia) are caused by incorrect thoughts and behaviors towards sleep. Sleeping pills do not address these issues.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) uses techniques that specifically address the root cause of insomnia and that is why CBT is widely regarded as the most effective insomnia treatment. Unfortunately cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia is still not widely available.
I recommend Martin Reed's free online sleep training course, which uses components of CBT to help improve your sleep. The course is completely free and you can unsubscribe at any time. It's run by an ex-insomniac called Martin Reed. He cured his insomnia without sleeping pills and he shares the techniques he learnt along the way with everyone on his sleep training course. The course is delivered entirely by email. All you do is join with your email address and you'll get 1 email every day for 2 weeks. Follow the advice he shares and you should see significant improvements in your sleep. Click here to learn more about the free sleep training course.