Getting great sleep while on your period
Many girls and women suffer from poor sleep resulting from pre-menstrual symptoms. Many of these symptoms include headaches, cramping, bloating and anxiety. Sleep.Org identified a number of ways to get some relief. Here are 3 of our favorites.
Body temperature matters. You can help keep your core temperature close to its regular zone (even when it typically increases thanks to menstrual hormone shifts), so you can stay comfortable. Put the thermostat between 60 and 67 degrees in the bedroom.
Around the time of their periods, many girls and women feel anxious or depressed, and these are feelings that can disrupt sleep. Natural ways to alleviate these symptoms include physical exercise, such as running, practicing yoga, or playing tennis, as well as meditation, deep breathing, or journaling.
Menstrual symptoms can include intestinal unrest such as nausea, diarrhea, and indigestion. While it is tempting to eat fatty foods or treats in the evening, it’s best to stick to leaner, less heavy foods that are less inclined to enhance digestive problems.
Try these tips to help you get the sleep that you need, especially around your period.