There is a big mystery about why we should take proper sleep? Why humans need more sleep than others?
Proper sleep protects our mental and physical health resulting in improvement in productivity and concentration. Moreover, it also helps to boost your immune system.
However, sleeping during your period is somewhat difficult. During the period you can feel uncomfortable, worried about which condition you will find yourself at the time of wake up and many others.
Sleep is essential for everyone, especially when we are facing a monthly period. Here are some things to follow to take proper sleep during your monthly period.
Tips for managing symptoms
The good news is women living with mild to severe menstrual symptoms can find relief. Here are some tips for handling what can be an uncomfortable monthly experience.
Yoga. Studies show that yoga can help reduce pain associated with menstrual cramping. Doing a few stretches before bed can ease your body into relaxation for sleep.
Heat therapy. If you experience cramps or lower back pain, try a warm water bottle or heat wrap for relief.
Sleep in the fetal position. If you’re normally a back or stomach sleeper, try rolling to your side and tucking in your arms and legs. This position takes pressure off your abdominal muscles and can relieve tension that can make cramping worse.
Keep your bedroom cool. Hormones that elevate your body temperature during parts of your cycle might make falling asleep difficult. Keep your bedroom between 60-68 degrees for a cool sleeping climate.
De-stress before bed. Many women experience negative mood symptoms in the days leading up to menstruation. If stress is keeping you up at night, try listening to calming music or winding down with a warm shower or relaxing bath before bed.
Maintain good sleep hygiene. If you’re having trouble sleeping during your period, practicing good sleep hygiene can only help. Reduce screen time before bed, establish a nighttime routine, and try to keep a consistent bedtime.
Keep a sleep diary. If you are concerned about how your menstrual cycle might be affecting your sleep, try keeping a sleep diary for a month. You can track how changes in symptoms might be related to the quality of your nighttime rest.