What can I do to help prevent these cramps from happening?

  • Make sure that you stay hydrated—drink six to eight glasses of water each day.
  • Gently stretch your leg muscles before you go to sleep.
  • Keep blankets and sheets loose around your feet so that toes are not distorted.
  • Wear properly fitted shoes.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 05/31/2019.

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