How to sleep on your period? It may be a good idea to sleep in the fetal position during menstruation. If you’re a back sleeper, roll on your side and try squeezing your arms and legs. This position relieves tension in your abdominal muscles and reduces the pressure that creates your cramps.
If you’re a front sleeper, sleep in a forward-facing position with your back against a wall with a pillow or blanket under your head. You’ll be less likely to push your body through your body-bladder.
If you’re a front sleeper, sleep in a forward-facing position with your back against a wall with a pillow or blanket under your head. You’ll be less likely to push your body through your body-bladder. Sleeping on your period can also help prevent headaches and nausea.
If you’re experiencing pain or cramping, try using an over-the-counter laxative in the first few days of your period to prevent pain or discomfort.
Try eating light, crisp and refreshing foods
If you experience heavy cramping, it’s easy to find an empty bowl or bottle, then eat the bowl or bottle to aid the release of excess fluid. If you find a meal too heavy, then try eating small portions of foods you’ve been eating for weeks without feeling full.
Take a vitamin supplement and/or oral contraceptive pill
For optimal cramping relief, you need a lot of electrolytes (i.e. sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium). If your cramps are light, you may need more than one prescription over-the-counter or oral contraceptive pill.
Practice the “down” position
This position feels great, but doesn’t completely eliminate the pain. Lie face down on the ground. Your cramps tend to increase in intensity during the down time of your period, especially if you’re in a cramping position (e.g. you sit facing the wall, facing your bed, or recline on your back). For more information on the “down” position, see this article: How to Sleep in the Down Position.
Avoid heavy physical activity or sports if you’re trying to avoid periods.