Menstrual Health Periods

How to sleep at ease during your period

October 26, 2019
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When your period comes around it doesn’t just wreak havoc on your mood and give you unbearable period pain, but also ends up affecting your sleep cycle. All of us want a good night’s sleep during our period but feel like it’s unachievable.

Read on to know how you can sleep at ease during your period.

Here’s what you can do:

1. Keep the temptations away

During your period all you want is to eat all the junk food available but it’s not doing you any favors. Eating heavy food before bedtime can increase your pain during your period and make it harder to sleep. Instead, try eating your dinner earlier, and if you’re hungry later, eat something light like toast or a fruit.

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2. Cool down

Your core temperature rises during your period, making it harder to fall asleep. Sleeping in a cool room could really help! Between 60-67 F is said to be ideal. Taking a lovely warm bath before heading to a cool bedroom can guarantee you the best sleep.

3. Give yourself the comfort of warmth

Your cramps can keep you up at night during periods. Put on a Nua Cramp Comfort, an air-activated heat patch that stays warm for up to 8 hours. Wear in on your underwear and let your body relax.

4. Stay away caffeine!

During your period, your level of progesterone drops; this hormone is responsible for helping you sleep. So when it drops, so does our sleep! To help this, you can avoid all caffeine during your period. Drinking chamomile tea before bedtime can help you relax and sleep better.

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5. Avoiding those screens

All of us use our phones in bed and think it’s harmless. However, your screen time can severely affect your melatonin levels- the hormone that is responsible for sleep. So by keeping the screens away when it’s time for bed can positively affect your sleep quality!

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Go forth and get that good night’s sleep!

To know other ways of staying comfortable on your period: click here!

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    Reply Oluwatomi Dele-adelusi July 2, 2020 at 3:21 am

    This is very helpful. Thank you 🙂

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