MENSTRUAL PAIN: THE BEST POSITIONS TO SLEEP IN (TO PASS IT AND WAKE UP FRESH AS A MAY ROSE)
Don't feel alone: According to the National Sleep Foundation, many women struggle to sleep due to menstrual pain. But it is not only abdominal cramps that interfere with good rest: hormonal changes can in fact have a negative impact on nights. Journalist Danielle Sinay has compiled in Teen Vogue a list of the best positions to sleep in when you are menstruating (related cramps). Here they are.
THE FETAL POSITION
This relieves tension and relaxes the abdominal muscles. Not only that: this position helps to contain nocturnal leaks and, consequently, spills. Which one to avoid if possible? The one face down. The pressure on the abdomen increases the flow.
Those who practice yoga already know what we are talking about. For those unfamiliar with this position, the advice is to curl up on your stomach, but carrying your legs folded under the abdomen. In this way it will be possible to relax the lower back where menstrual pain often "accumulates".
ON THE BACK
A "non-position" (just lie down on your stomach) which, however, allows you to do small massages on the abdomen before sleeping. The advice is to perform them with a "carrier" oil - such as almond oil - enriched with a few drops of lavender or cinnamon essential oil.