At night a person is stationary for a long time, this complicates blood circulation in the legs and can lead to night cramps, due to which the person wakes up.
Most often, night cramps appear in the area of the calf , calf muscles, but feet and hips can also be involved.
Pain caused by cramps can last from a few seconds to several minutes. However, after the cramps subside, muscle pain may be felt the rest of the night or even the whole day after.
Leg cramps most often occur in adults over the age of 50, men and women are equally prone to this unpleasant phenomenon.