Did you sleep badly because of your period? You are not alone: Many menstruators not only complain about mood swings and pain, but also about problems falling asleep or restless sleep - and blame the cycle.
Is it all your imagination? No: sleep and cycles are really connected. We sleep worse, especially before and during our period, due to hormonal reasons.
In the so-called inner winter, so just before or during your period, your hormone level and your energy level are at their lowest. Many menstruating people feel increasingly tired and have an increased need for sleep. However, sleep itself is often not as restful as usual during this phase: hormonal changes, abdominal cramps and fear of leaking can affect the duration and quality of sleep.
Establish an evening routine
A daily evening routine can help you switch off and relax. This can be a cup of herbal tea, yoga, meditation or reading a good book.
Put your cell phone away before going to bed!
Screen time late in the evening can cause you to have difficulty falling asleep. The blue light from smartphones tricks your brain into thinking it's broad daylight and can disrupt your sleep patterns. It is therefore recommended that you stop looking at your cell phone 2 hours before going to bed.
Create a feel-good atmosphere
The bedroom should be quiet and rather cool. The ideal sleeping temperature is between 16 and 18 degrees. A dark or darkened room is best because the sleep hormone melatonin is released in the dark, which makes you tired.
It is best to eat dinner that is easy to digest. A greasy dinner or too much raw food can mean that the body has to use a lot of energy for digestion in the evening, which in turn can lead to restless sleep.
Less alcohol and caffeine
Alcohol or caffeine can also have a negative impact on your sleep. It is generally recommended to avoid coffee from midday onwards - or to use a caffeine-free alternative.
No more fear of leaks with period underwear
Also the fear of leakage keeps many women* awake. Has the bandage slipped? Is it time to change your tampon yet? We would like to at least take these worries away from you: With ooia period underwear you don't have to worry about changing at night. Depending on the model, the panties reliably absorb up to 6 tampons of liquid, so you can feel dry and safe all night long. No matter how much you turn and move during the night, whether you lie on your back, stomach or side; they don't slip and absorb period blood without leaking. What's more, they're made of soft materials and are super comfortable - perfect for snuggling up in bed during your period.
Not only are they super comfortable and really TIGHT, they also look so beautiful! Since I started my period, I have never had a night without leakage, whether with or without a pad (super thick) or anything else! And now !??? Put on one hipster and almost unbelievable in the morning - everything was clean! -ooia customer V.
Best investment in my sleep in a long time -ooia customer C.
I am grateful & thrilled ! For example, I wear the panties at night when my periods are really heavy. I haven't slept so well in a long time! It feels so safe. - ooia customer L.
The material feels very comfortable and I no longer have to worry about anything slipping while I sleep. -ooia customer S.
It's especially great at night because you don't have to constantly worry about something leaking or slipping! Excellent!!! Thank you for this enrichment! -ooia customer M.
I wore my shorts for the first two nights of my period because I have a very heavy flow there. But with ooia I am optimally protected all night long, no matter how heavy my period is. Above all, I can move and turn and nothing leaks! -ooia customer M.
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