Sometimes the worst part about being on your period is at the end of the day when you have to get ready to get to bed. Even though you're probably exhausted from the whole day and from worrying about your period all day long, you might find it hard to close your eyes and finally rest.
Sleeping on your period can be kinda hard sometimes. It’s hard to find the most comfortable position, the cramps can keep you up, or some people even experience actual insomnia during their periods. Melatonin is a natural chemical that your brain produces that tells your body that it’s time for bed. But for some people, it’s harder to make that chemical themselves. That's where melatonin gummies come in. These will help you feel sleepy so you can fall asleep and stay asleep. They can be a lifesaver if all you wanna do is sleep but it seems like the only thing you can’t do at that moment is sleep. Some gummies even have lavender in them to help you feel relaxed before falling asleep.
Non-Electrical Heating Pad
We all know that a heating pad is the best thing to have on hand when cramps hit you hard. But what about when those cramps hit you at night?! You don't want to sleep with something that has to be plugged into an outlet all night long. That's just a recipe for disaster. A good workaround for this is to use a heating pad that only needs to be heated up in the microwave. That way you get a nice hot heating pad and also a worry-free nights sleep! If you don't have one of these kinds of heating pads laying around, you can make one yourself! All you need is non-instant rice and a long tube sock. Put the rice in the sock, tie off the opening, pop that in the microwave for a minute or two and you've got yourself a heating pad!
Ruby Love Loungewear
Something else that might be helpful to you during your period is some sleepwear that you won't have to worry about ruining because it is meant to absorb your flow! You read that right, there is sleepwear that is made specifically to wear on your period! It is so cozy and comes in tons of different styles, colors, and prints! It can even absorb 2.5 tampons worth of flow. What a time to be alive! Check out all the sleepwear products here!
Some people have a hard time shutting off their brains when it comes to winding down at the end of the day, and we don't blame them! Life is stressful and sometimes it can be hard to tell our brains to chill out and get ready for bed. So why not have someone tell it for you?! What I'm talkin’ about here is a sleep meditation app. It may feel a little weird at first to listen to someone lull you to sleep but sometimes all we need to do is focus completely on trying to fall asleep. There are tons of sleep meditation apps out there and you might need to try a few before you find one that works for you but once you do, you'll be thanking us later.