Some of you might have been having your periods for years now, while others might have just got their first period. No matter which category you belong to, we have something for everybody!
Here are some things your mama never told you about periods. Or who knows, maybe you will unlearn a few myths about them.
MISTAKES YOU DO DURING PERIODS
Your periods are tough enough; no need to add to the pile of things that may make your period worse. But you might be doing just that by not exercising, cutting down on your sleep, or even by using the wrong size of sanitary pads. A few dos and don’ts during menstruation, to have the best period you could have, are as follows:
WHY SHOULD YOU EXERCISE DURING PERIODS?
Avoiding exercise is one in a list of many things not to do during menstruation. There are no scientific studies to prove that exercise makes your period worse. In fact, researchers have found evidence to believe that exercise during periods helps. You should keep your body moving but avoid doing any intensive training workouts, especially if your body is feeling tired. Exercising has shown to help with:
Experiencing more strength and power due to a decrease in the levels of female hormones
Reducing menstrual cramps
SLEEP IS IMPORTANT (duh)
Make sure you get an adequate amount of sleep during your periods (you should get a good amount of sleep all the time, that is a no-brainer). Sleeping while on your periods especially, can help with painful menstrual cramps, alleviate your mood swings, and help reduce discomfort and tiredness. Isn’t that everything we could all wish for?
WHICH PAD TO USE WHILE SLEEPING?
Apparently, a lot of you have looked this up on google: How to sleep on your period with a pad? This means you might have experienced discomfort or leaking while you slept during your periods. A good pad for overnight use should cover these parameters:
Be extremely absorbent
Soft and comfortable
Be long and thick to cover everything
RIO has sanitary napkins for overnight use with double-wings. The top layer has a soft cottony tissue cover to give you the softest pads you could ask for. Its deep channels absorb the blood and spread it evenly at the bottom layers so you can have a period that is free of wetness, rashes, and irritation. The pads last overnight, so you are not setting alarms to wake up to change your pad in the middle of the night.Choose RIO; choose a better period!
DOS AND DON’TS DURING PERIODS
Track your period – This is definitely on the list of things that you should be doing during your menstruation. Why? Simply because it makes your life a lot easier. When you start tracking your periods, you will know exactly when a period is round the corner, when you should be trying to conceive, or why you suddenly want to kill everybody in the room.
Changing pads frequently – Quite a few of you want to know, “how often should I change my pad?” Well, you should be changing pads every 5 to 6 hours. This will help you prevent any bad odors, especially if you get sweaty easily or are physically very active. It will also help prevent any accidental leaks from overflow if you change your pads from time to time.
Diet during periods – Make sure you’re eating healthily during your periods. Junk food can make you feel bloated or worsen menstrual cramps. Eat veggies, fruits, and nuts; basically, have a balanced diet that is devoid of junk.
TIPS FOR WHEN YOU’RE ON YOUR PERIOD
Some more tips on what to do on your period, just for you!
Always have a few pads handy for when you might face emergency situations or help out a fellow menstruator.
If you suffer from severe cramps, having some pills to relieve menstrual cramps in your purse will prove to be a major relief in times of need.
If you can carry an extra pair of underwear during your periods, it might come in use if you have soiled the ones you’re wearing.
Drink plenty of water; although not scientifically proven, women have found this to be of help.
Take unapologetic breaks from work whenever you need them.
We hope you had something helpful to learn from this blog. Keep tuning in regularly to know more about you and your body!