Experiencing your period can cause irritability, bloating, fatigue and pain. However, your periods don't need to feel this way.
If you're looking for ways to make your period a little easier, we've put together our top 8 tips to make your period more manageable.
1. Keep Yourself Organized
If you don't know how much or where your sanitary products are, it can cause you to panic when your period arrives. Dedicate a space in your bathroom, purse, car, or workplace where you can store your sanitary products. This will help ensure that you're ready to take on your period whenever it may come.
2. Invest in Leak Proof Underwear
No matter how much you prepare, you might end up in a situation where you don't notice your period has arrived or you're without products. This could cause an embarrassing situation if it were to leak on your outfit. Be proactive, and invest in Everie leak-proof underwear. It absorbs leaks quickly while providing the ultimate comfort, flexibility, and durability.
3. Reduce Your Caffeine
If you're finding that you're having bad cramps during your period, it may have to do with the amount of caffeine you consume. Caffeine can make your PMS symptoms worse because it's linked to increased levels of estrogen. If you need a warm beverage in the morning, consider drinking green tea or water with lemon instead.
4. Track Your Cycle
There are plenty of applications you can use to track your period. Doing this simple action can help you know when your next period is about to arrive. Having an idea of the day you'll get your period can help you plan your life around your period and help you prepare with the right products.
5. Eat Dark Chocolate
If you've had a craving for sweets on your period, you're not alone. For some reason, chocolate tastes even better when you're already on your period. By eating dark chocolate, or chocolate that's 70% cacao, you will replace nutrients in your body lost during your period.
6. Exercise More
While your cramps may make you feel like curling up into a ball, you can find natural ways to relieve those uncomfortable feelings. If you exercise while you're on your period, you'll find that it can reduce your cramps and act as a natural pain reliever because it releases beta-endorphins. Consider doing a cardio routine to feel better during your period.
7. Plan for Extra Sleep
It's proven that you're more likely to feel tired during your period because of the increase in progesterone levels. Don't force yourself to stay awake if you're feeling sleepy. Instead, plan your schedule to allow for more sleep. Plus, sleep can help relieve period symptoms such as cramping.
8. Try Stretching
An easy way to make your period easier is to stretch to get the blood moving. If you sit still for an extended period, you're not allowing your body to move and stretch. By incorporating a stretching routine or yoga, you can reduce cramps and increase endorphins.
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