Why You Might Have Trouble Sleeping During Your Menstrual Period

How to Improve Sleep During Your Period

Fortunately, there are many ways to improve sleep during your period.

 

Tips for Improving Sleep During Your Period

All this information might make it seem impossible to get a good night’s sleep, but luckily, there are ways to enhance the quality of sleep during the premenstrual and menstrual phases. Here are some suggestions to help you get better sleep during and after your period:

– Exercise—but not right before bedtime

A study showed that women with premenstrual syndrome experienced significant improvements in sleep quality, time to fall asleep, and actual sleep duration after practicing yoga three times a week for 60 minutes each, over 10 weeks. While yoga can be a calming form of exercise, sleep experts generally advise against vigorous exercise before bedtime to prepare your body for sleep. (Beautikini period underwear accompanies you, so you don’t have to worry about leakage risks.)

– Take pain relievers if needed

If abdominal cramps, muscle pain, or joint pain during your period affect your sleep, taking pain relievers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen before bedtime may be helpful.

– Maintain a regular sleep schedule

For anyone with premenstrual syndrome, trying to maintain a consistent sleep pattern over a month is crucial to allow their bodies time to adjust. Similar to how parents use sleep routines to “signal” babies that it’s time to sleep, consistent sleep habits for adults (including going to bed and waking up at the same time every night and morning) can help your body know when it’s time to sleep and when it’s time to wake up.


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