Active Leg muscles at night

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Oscar_Actuary
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Active Leg muscles at night

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:57 am

It's not cramps
I just find that I flex my legs throughout the night. It's like I can't relax them, as if I'm setting up for a press, glutes tights, legs pushing down. I wake up with sore legs. Last night, I finally was cogniscent of it before going to sleep last night and made an effort to relax my legs. I sleep on my side. But whenever I would turn, I'd tighten up my legs and leave them flexed until maknig an effort to relax again.

Any ideas ?

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Re: Active Leg muscles at night

Post by KenDowns » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:52 pm

I think they call that, aptly enough, "Restless Leg Syndrome." I am not making that up.

Wish I could help, I had that before I started lifting, and it went away immediately when I started squatting.

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Re: Active Leg muscles at night

Post by Jungledoc » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:07 pm

Ken's right. RLS sometimes is related to other sleep disorders, sometimes stands on it's own. Get it checked out. Really. By a doctor. A real doctor, not just someone who claims to be one on a forum.
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Re: Active Leg muscles at night

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:14 am

ok, you win.
I'll stop posting benign conditions, so you can stop scaring me.

According to wiki, I ain't got it. No sensation exists. Furthermore, I don't go to Dr's. My ankle and tennis elbow healed just fine, thank you very much.

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Re: Active Leg muscles at night

Post by robertscott » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:18 pm

could try stretching/foam rolling before bed?

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