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What are some of the reasons women are prone to getting Charlie Horses in their sleep if they eat a balanced diet and exercise and consume alcohol?

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May 18, 2007 7:35AM

charlie horses can happen when you are do not have enough water in your body. If you get them more after drinking, make sure to drink a lot of water before you go to bed because alcohol makes you dehydrated. if increasing your water intake does not make a difference, you might consider taking a magnesium supplement. magnesium deficiency can also cause muscle cramping/spasms. Excellent answer above, but wanted to add exercising can do this as well as not wearing proper shoes (especially heels that are too high when you're use to going around in flatter shoes.)