February 05, 2018


It seems simple enough, but you might not know how to sleep on your period. And that's because sleeping during that week is not without its challenges. First of all, you could run into leaks, especially if you don't have the right kind of overnight protection. Then, there's the issue of cramps keeping you up all night in pain. But it turns out you can combat both of these issues by sleeping in the correct position while you're on your period.

Fetal Position:

The best way to sleep when you're on your period is fetal position. Sleeping in the fetal position takes pressure off the abdominal muscles because the skeletal muscles around your abdomen relax, and less tension leads to fewer cramps and less pain. This position also squeezed your legs together, which decreases the chances that blood could leak out.

Face Down Position:

The one position you should probably avoid during your period is lying face-down. Being on your stomach can actually squeeze your uterus so that more blood comes out, increasing your chances of overnight leaks.