Your symptoms are consistent with either restless legs syndrome or possibly nocturnal leg cramps.
You should see your doctor, as either condition can be due to mineral deficiencies that can be safely treated, even during pregnancy.
Thanks again for your posting. Though I am not a doctor or medically trained, I was able to find a couple of items on our site that could help.
You might consider reading these articles regarding sleep and pregnancy. They could help to get you rolling into a better sleep cycle or at the least know what could be causing the issues.
Of course as our expert says in his post you should certainly check with your doctor.
The first article is Health Tip: Sleeping During Pregnancy. The second is Insomnia - Sleep Symptoms.
Hope these help a bit.
All the best, SMM
I also get terrible leg cramps in my calves and have been taking Quinine Sulfate tablets for years to control these pains. Now I an not get this prescription in the pharmacy any more because only one pharmaceutical company has a patent and the pills are costing $6.00 per pill now (according to the pharmacist) because they tested this drug for leg cramps while everyone else only had tested for a cure for malaria in the past.
I was never relating this to a sleep disorder so will be curious to see what answers you receive from specialists.
I also would love to know what other things can I do to stop these leg cramps which are extrememly painful and DO wake me up in the middle of the night. I already eat a banana every day to get the potasium, but this doesn't seem to work too well.
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