According to the Oxford dictionary, a period is defined as a flow of blood and other material from the lining of the uterus. It lasts for a few days and occurs in sexually mature women who are not pregnant at intervals of about one lunar month until the menopause. During these few days, girls or women face a lot of issues including getting a non-peaceful sleep. So here we list down some simple yet do-able tips which can help you to get a better and sound night’s sleep on your period days.
* Cramps Dealing
Cramps are dreadful pains which a girl suffers during her menstruating days. As soon as you feel the pain use a hot water bottle or an herbal peppermint tea to get quick relief. Even if you don’t feel the cramp pains before you climb into bed, take a hot water bottle to bed with you anyway. This will relax your muscles to lessen the pain and this will give you a deep sleep.
* Opt For Soft, Breathable Period Care
Medically it is not advised to use synthetic, non-organic and perfumed sanitary pad can develop irritation on and around your vaginal area. The usage of such products can lead to itching and discomfort. Always opt for organic 100% cotton sanitary pad which is soft and breathable to get a restful night’s sleep.
* Get Into a ‘Bedtime Routine’
It is always advised to wear some cozy, lose and breathable sleepwear during the night on your period days. This will make you feel relaxed and calm even in your mood swings.
* Give Up Gadgets
Always make it a habit to retire your mobile, laptop, computer, tablets, kindle etc an hour before you go to bed during your period days. These technological radiations emit blue wavelength light which can be harmful to your mind on your already harrowing days.
* Calm Your Breathing
Breathing patterns do affect your sleep during your period days. Take a deep and full breathe to slow down your heart rate, and restore a level of calmness. This helps you fall asleep quickly without any worries.