Whether you’re new to having your period or a seasoned veteran, it’s important to know what to wear when you’re on your period. The first thing you should know is that there are no hard and fast rules about what to wear on your period. You can choose whatever is most comfortable for you and works best for the activities you have planned for the day. It’s also important to remember that your flow can vary from day to day, so even if you’ve found something that works for you in the past, it may not work this time around. It’s always best to try out new things! If you find yourself experiencing heavy bleeding or cramping, try wearing a pad or tampon with a higher absorbency level than usual. If all else fails and everything seems like too much of an effort, just throw on some pajamas and relax!

What to Wear on your Period at Night

Do you have a long night ahead of you? We do, too!

Whether we’re at the office, on a date, or just hanging out with friends, we know that periods can make it hard to get through even the shortest of nights. But when you’re wearing the right clothes for your flow, getting through the evening isn’t as tough as it seems.

Everyone has their own way of dealing with their period, whether it’s getting a prescription for birth control, taking a hot bath, or watching Netflix.

But one thing that many people don’t consider is how they’re going to deal with their period at night. When you’re tired and have had a long day (and week), the last thing you want to do is get up and go change your pad or tampon every few hours.

So what should you do? Should you just tough it out? Or is there another option?

We’ve got the answers!

Natracare Maxi pads are soft and absorbent, and unlike tampons, will keep you comfortable through the whole night. To put your mind at ease, or if your period is especially heavy this month, try covering the entire area of your pants by using two pads instead.

Sleeping On Your Period: How to Stop Period Leaks At Night
Leaking at night on your period is a pain. There’s nothing worse than feeling that trickle of blood or waking up in a puddle of blood… As people with periods, these are things we’re all too familiar with – it happens. Your time of the month can be difficult enough with cramps, bloating and fatigue. We’ve compiled top tips for you to sleep soundly without worrying about leaking, as well as how to manage any period leaks that might happen.

What causes heavy menstrual bleeding at night?
Having a heavier flow on your period for the first couple of days is completely normal, but if you find that it lasts throughout your period and/or is unmanageable, there might be other causes. Read more about heavy periods here.

If you’re noticing other changes like color, consistency, texture or smell, take a look at what your period blood might be telling you about your health.

No matter how many periods you’ve had in your life, leaking can happen and is completely normal. There might be a few culprits causing this:

Sleeping in the wrong positions
Your period product is at maximum absorption
Wrong absorbency period products
Your pad, tampon, or cup is not positioned correctly
How to stop period leaking at night
Choose the right pair of pants
Your time of the month is the best time to channel your inner Bridget Jones. Firstly, you’ll want to wear your comfiest underwear – think Granny style – large enough to cover any area that could see leaking – added bonus if they’re frilly!

Secondly, make sure they fit you properly. If they’re too big, you allow for too much movement in your underwear and leaks are likely!

Thirdly, and trust us on this, wear another pair over the first. Not only will the outer pair hold the first pair in place, but this will provide an extra layer that’ll absorb any blood before it gets to your sheets.

And lastly, your pyjama bottoms make all the difference. We recommend wearing PJ bottoms on the snug side for minimal underwear movement and maximum security.

Choose the right period products
There are plenty of nighttime period products to choose from. Natracare Maxi pads are soft and absorbent, and unlike tampons, will keep you comfortable through the whole night. To put your mind at ease, or if your period is especially heavy this month, try covering the entire area of your pants by using two pads instead.

Still leaking? We hear you, it happens to the best of us. If you’re down with the idea, reusables might solve all your problems. You won’t even realise you’re menstruating with a cup, and reusable underwear like WUKAs or cloth pads like Period aisle can absorb all without bleeding through.

Positioning
We come bearing bad news. There’s no position that’ll guarantee you won’t leak during your period. However, sleeping on your side like you’re back in the womb helps take pressure off your abdominal muscles and helps to relieve cramps, too. Sleeping on your front can squeeze and cause blood to move around. Just bear this in mind next time you take a snooze!

Preparation and planning
Tracking your period can completely revolutionize your cycle! Knowing when your next period is due will help you prepare what pants to wear, what products you’ll use, and to put in place any extra precautions for peace of mind, like mattress protectors or dark towels on your sheets. Check out our favourite period tracker apps here.

How to handle period leaks
No matter how hard you try, sometimes leaking is going to happen. If after all this time your period still seeps through, it’s always good to know how to remove blood stains! Here are a few methods we’ve tried and tested to naturally get stains out:

White vinegar: if you’ve got some hiding in the kitchen cupboards, use white vinegar on the patch before it dries up. Leave it to soak for 5 – 10 mins while blotting until it’s lifted and wash in cold water
Salt and water: Using more kitchen staples, creating a paste with salt and water can be effective when applied onto the blood
Baking soda and water: If the stain has dried up, baking soda and water can be used to remove blood stains too. Apply the paste for at least half an hour until it has disappeared
If you’ve tried all possible solutions and the stain is still being stubborn, not all hope is lost! Why not save stained underwear for when you’re next on your period? Leaking might happen again and is underwear ruined if it already has been before?

CHOOSE TO SNOOZE
Your period products can make or break your sleep.
Organic cotton pads are soft and breathable to help you catch some zzz’s.
Why period leaks are more common at night
There’s definitely an art to stopping period leaks at night, and here’s why:

When you’re asleep, naturally, you’re not checking and changing your period products as often. Usually throughout the day, you’d be able to put a stop to any leaks (hopefully) before they happen, but this is impossible when you’re catching some ZZZs.

It’s easier to avoid leaks in the day time because gravity does its job and catches period blood on your pad, tampon or whatever products you’re using. But when you’re asleep, blood can fall to the side or at least not where you want it to fall, causing leaks.

This, combined with shuffling around from one position to another when you’re sleeping, means your pants are likely to move or bunch, which is a recipe for disaster if you’re trying to prevent period leaks.

Do you have any tips to stop period leaks? Let us know in the comments!

We got 11 women to share hacks on how they sleep on their periods at night
Updated on: 11 September 2020, 17:22 pm IST
Night-time is the worst when it comes to dealing with periods. The fair of staining keeps the best of awake, tossing and turning. So we’ve got for you 11 period hacks that actually work.
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period hacksThese period hacks will help you sail through those five nights! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Sleeping while on your period is not a bed of roses—mostly it’s a bed of thorns. It’s tricky, painful, and not at all comfortable. And since the experience differs from woman to woman, so do the period hacks.

So we asked 11 women to share the period hacks they swear by for a good night’s sleep during that time of the month. You’re welcome!

  1. Using the larger pad and sleeping sideways
    “Larger pads ensure I’m good for my eight hours of sleep. Moreover, sleeping sideways minimises the risk of leakage.”
    Sakshi Singh, 22, Varanasi
  2. Comfy pillow to the rescue
    “I like to surround myself with lots of pillows which makes me comfortable. I also keep a pillow below my abdomen to support it.”
    Kritika, 21, New Delhi

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Tossing and turning on the pillows might comfort you. Image courtesy: GIPHY

  1. Cycling shorts for the win!
    “Who says you should wear cycling shorts only under dresses and skirts? Wearing one at night while going to bed ensures I am not worried about any leakage, because it keeps everything in place.”
    Divya, 20, New Delhi
  2. Double the protection…
    “What’s better than one? Two! I use two pads at night to reduce my chances of leaking and stains.”
    Roshni, 21, New Delhi

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Double pads for double protection. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

  1. It’s all about the ambience
    “Listening to my favourite song helps calm my mind and the pleasant aroma of the candle induces sleep. This creates the perfect ambience for me to forget about my periods and doze off.”
    Sejal, 19, Kolkata
  2. Old is gold
    “Keeping a hot water bag under my quilt makes it warm and comfortable for my lower belly. This reduces cramps and helps me relax.”
    Nirupama, 25, Pune

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A hot bag can help you deal with period cramps better. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

  1. It’s all about getting comfortable
    “I get into my XL t-shirt before sleeping. This gives my body the extra space to breathe and relax.”
    Rajashree Biswas, 21, Jaipur*
  2. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
    “I drink lots of water as night falls. This helps to flush out the flow and keeps me fresh.”
    Smriti Gupta, 25, Kolkata

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Keep yourself hydrated, always! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

  1. Music = relaxation
    “Everyone knows that singing lullabies can induce sleep, so I sing one for myself and boy does it help! It distracts me from what’s happening down there.”
    Hina Verma, 23, UP
  2. Massages always help!
    “I heat any oil that I have at home for 10-15 seconds and then gently massage it on my abdomen to relax the muscles. It really helps me sleep better.”
    Pritika, 33, Gurgaon

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A routine massage with oil can be the answer to your cramps. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

  1. The power of milk
    “A hot cup of milk just before bed makes my cramping tummy feel good and also helps me sleep”
    Megha Jain, 31, Delhi*

*Names have been changed upon request

What to Wear on your Period

I’ve seen the same questions come up over and over again: What should I wear on my period? What will make it less noticeable? How can I be comfortable and still look cute?

I’ll be answering all your questions (and more!) in this series of posts. First, we’re going to talk about what to wear on your period. Then, we’ll talk about how to make sure that it’s not as obvious as it would be if you were wearing jeans or a skirt—and finally, we’ll talk about how to cope with cramps while looking stylish!

Menstruation is a common, natural process that happens to every woman at some point in her life. It’s also a topic that many people don’t feel comfortable discussing openly.

In this blog post, we’ll be talking about what you should wear on your period. We’ll discuss how to choose the right underwear for your menstrual cycle and why it’s important to have a good pair of period panties. We’ll talk about how to spot fake period panties and what brands are best for your needs. Finally, we’ll explore how choosing the right underwear can help you feel more confident during your period!

Menstruation is a common, natural process that happens to every woman at some point in her life. It’s also a topic that many people don’t feel comfortable discussing openly.

In this blog post, we’ll be talking about what you should wear on your period. We’ll discuss how to choose the right underwear for your menstrual cycle and why it’s important to have a good pair of period panties. We’ll talk about how to spot fake period panties and what brands are best for your needs. Finally, we’ll explore how choosing the right underwear can help you feel more confident during your period!

High waist skirts or pants (ideally stretchy or loose) will help you take care of the bloating showing up. And the slight pressure might even help with the cramps. Make sure you don’t strangle yourself in tightness. Now, jeans might not be a popular choice during periods

What to wear during your periods
World Menstrual Hygiene Day has got us all talking about the dreaded few days in a woman’s life. Let’s share some outfit hacks that make the shark week ea

By Express News Service
HYDERABAD: It’s a menstrual hygiene day! While we all are finally opening upon the taboo subject, it’s time we share some go-to ideas we all swear by during the dreaded shark week if you’re up for dressing up and showing up (you can always just stay home!). Here are a few:

High waist everything
Anything that cuts on your waist will spell your doom during periods. High waist skirts or pants (ideally stretchy or loose) will help you take care of the bloating showing up. And the slight pressure might even help with the cramps. Make sure you don’t strangle yourself in tightness.

Jeans are your best friend
Now, jeans might not be a popular choice during periods. But jeans that aren’t skinny fitting or light coloured can come handy. Jeans that fit comfortably will make sure your pad or tampon stays in place.

Try prints
Stains are a woman’s biggest fear during those days of the month. No matter how careful you are there are always some accidents. Try wearing prints to camouflage the occasional leaks. Mind you this is just a contingency plan.

Leggings
Paired with the right kurta or even a long t-shirt, leggings are almost as comfortable as track pants. If you’re conscious of the bulge of pads or the stain scare, match it with a tunic or tops that go past your hips to stay safe.

Skip the heels
This one is a no-brainer. One could skip the heels even when they aren’t on the period but stay away from the stilts during because of the pressure it causes on the lower back which is probably already hurting from cramps.

Sporty and sneaky
Change your style to sporty for a few days. Pick t-shirt dresses if you have to go for a night out. These will keep you comfortable and will also feel dressy on occasions. Pick joggers and match them with a nice blouse or top to trick people into thinking you’re all put together.

There are many wonders to being a woman, but deciding what to wear during your period is not one of them. Personally, when blood flows from my vagina and I’m required to clean up every couple of hours or so, the only thing that sounds comfortable is a pair of sweatpants. Unfortunately for me, sweatpants are generally not acceptable in most real life settings, or really any setting outside of our couch, accompanied with chocolate covered candies and Netflix.

However, despite our female reproductive organs sometimes causing many of us miserable, insufferable, excruciating pain, and just making us generally uncomfortable, we’re still functioning human beings. This means real clothes — not sweatpants — are required to make it through the day. But that’s the challenge: Choosing comfortable clothes that are totally wearable in the day to day.

Of course, women’s clothes are hardly made with the menstrual cycle in mind. Pencil skirts? Skinny jeans? Dresses? While they’re fine any other time of the month, they pose threats and unnecessary discomfort during this special time (falling tampons, anyone?). Luckily, there are other pieces in almost everyone’s wardrobe that are perfectly comfortable and acceptable in most environments for those few days that we need them.

  1. Jeans

I love denim, and while it may not seem like the best fabric for dealing with your period, there are major benefits to wearing jeans. You’ll probably want to stay away from the super tight, restricting pair that’s impossible to get on and off, of course. However, throwing on a pair you know you can rely on it, that fits well, and that doesn’t make you feel like your pad or tampon is at risk of slipping is a sure way to completely forget about your cycle.

  1. Graphic T-Shirt

What better way to show the world that you’re on your period than with a sassy graphic T-shirt? Some of us feel the effects of the hormones on days before we even see any blood. Instead of having to talk about how you feel and getting down to business, just wear a T-shirt that explains it for you. No words necessary, with barely any effort involved.

  1. Soft Sweater

Soft clothing is a no brainer when all you need is some comfort and warmth on your period, and a soft, cashmere sweater that feels like a cloud is embracing you is without a doubt the way to go. I’m a big fan of cuddling up with a hot cup of tea and a good movie on Netflix, and, of course, my favorite cozy, comfortable sweater. There’s nothing better than feeling warmth and love, even if it is from an inanimate object.

  1. Jumpsuit

Period or not, sometimes getting dressed can just be a hassle. However, with easy one piece ensembles, like the above jumpsuit or even a romper, there need not be any struggle in the mornings. Something like this can be dressed up or down, and is a great foundation for pretty accessories and jewelry.

  1. Leggings

Leggings are nearly sweatpants, right? Well, not exactly. Leggings have the comfort of sweatpants but are much easier to pair with professional-looking blouses and shirts. Especially when they’re a little more dynamic and unique. They’re movable, breathable, and super chic, so no one on Earth would even know you’re on your period.

  1. T-Shirt Dress

If your schedule requires you to attend formal, professional events but you’re looking for a more comfortable option, a T-shirt dress might just be the answer to your prayers. They provide the comfort of an old shirt but in an elongated form so no pants are necessary. Whether you’re on your period or not, a piece like this is sure to get a lot of use in your wardrobe.

  1. Sweatpants

Remember what I said about sweatpants not being socially acceptable clothing? I must admit that I have never worn sweatpants outside of the house. When it’s that time of month, however, and there’s absolutely no reason for me to go out, it’s sweatpants time all the way. There’s just nothing more comfortable or more relaxing than letting the blood flow in a pair of sweats. Plus, the athleisure trend is actually resulting in some pretty nifty loungewear, so not all hope of chicness is lost.

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