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Sleep Interrupted! Cramps in the legs?

When you wake up in the middle of the night with sudden, severe pain in your calf, you know how a cramp in the leg feels. It’s not an exaggeration to say that it can feel like your calf muscle is tying itself into a knot and oh boy, can it be painful! It can also take some time for the pain to go away! 

Whilst cramps in the legs can have several causes, poor blood flow or poor blood circulation doesn’t always come to mind. You may be thinking, what have cramps in the legs got to do with poor circulation? Well, when blood doesn’t circulate correctly, oxygen and nutrients that your muscle tissues need can’t reach them effectively, so your leg muscles can end up feeling stiff and start cramping.

With our busy lives these days, we all need a good night’s rest! Sleeping well and getting sufficient sleep is important not only for our physical but also our emotional health. So, what can you about those unwelcome cramps in the legs?

Firstly, to get immediate relief, stand up and slowly put weight on the affected leg to push your heel down and stretch out the muscle. You can use a warm towel or heating pad on the muscle. Taking a warm bath or directing the stream of a hot shower onto the cramped muscle can also help. Before you head off back to sleep you can massage your muscles with Venavine® Intensive Cream to improve circulation in the area.

Now let’s chat about what can be done to maintain your Leg Health. If you’re going to get at least eight hours of sleep at night, those cramps have got to go and stay away! Whilst you may not be aware of it, blood circulation is the most important aspect of your leg health and if you suffer from poor circulation, addressing the issue is something that you will need to manage on an ongoing basis. 

For best results, use Venavine® Intensive Cream to relieve symptoms at specific areas on your legs, together with Venavine® capsules that work with daily, ongoing use over time (12 weeks) to support your legs from the inside by improving circulation. 

Start caring for your Leg Health today by improving your circulation and leg comfort with Venavine®.