The Red Talk: Sleeping positions for period relief

Let’s just admit it, periods can be super annoying. Be it the constant irritation down there, the mood swings, no one has it easy. Plus there is the constant chore of changing your pads, and tampons, emptying your menstrual cups and the list goes on. No matter which menstrual product you use, the hassle of changing it or cleaning it does get to you. And of course, then you have the cramps. While for some women the pain may be relatively tolerable, for others the experience can be excruciatingly painful. That’s why we are here to talk about a few sleeping positions that can help you with period relief.

Sleeping is a great way to relax your mind and body. And guess what, it can also do wonders when it comes to providing relief from period cramps. Nobody wants to wake up in the morning all the more cranky when you already have your periods to deal with, due to lack of sleep. Well, this can ruin your next morning (or day) for sure.

And not to mention, you don’t want to wake up in a pool of blood – that’s why we want to recommend to you some comfy and easy sleeping positions to prevent period cramps.


The Fetal Position

This had to feature on the top of the list and for the correct reasons. A lot of us find ourselves involuntarily curling up into the foetal position and there’s a reason why we do that. It is said that sleeping in the fetal position takes the pressure off your abdominal muscles as it causes the skeletal muscles around your abdomen to relax. So basically, the fetal position puts less strain there on your abdomen thereby reducing the chances of pain and cramping.

Not just that, Sleeping in the fetal position may also help you prevent leakage. It is said that when you sleep in a fetal position with your legs pressed together, there are fewer chances of you leaking, even on your heaviest of days.



Sleeping with a Pillow

And we don’t just mean under your head. No matter what position you sleep in, extra pillows can be the answer to your period woes. A pillow between your thighs for side sleepers or tucked beneath your knees if sleeping on your back can help alleviate discomfort and allow for better rest. You can also add an additional pillow beneath your neck if sleeping flat on your back.



Sleeping on your Back

Sleeping on your back allows you to massage your abdomen before you fall asleep and this can help ease cramps. Using aromatherapy with your massage can also help reduce the pain. If you are looking for aromatherapy oils to ease your period cramps, lavender and cinnamon oil can be of help if you use them during an abdomen massage.



Well, period pain can be quite difficult to deal with and apart from sleeping positions there are quite a few things that can help you cope with it. Our Laiqa Period Cramp roll-on can indeed be a lifesaver when it comes to dealing with cramps.  It has a relaxing, relieving blend of 5 pure, magical essential oils including CBD oil, eucalyptus oil, menthol oil, rosemary oil and lavender oil that work together to soothe cramps on contact. A period care must-have! 

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