by Shagufta Faheem January 29, 2018 0 Comments


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 leak, 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. The Tiredness of the day seems more strenuous at the night, as it makes it unbearable to sleep with ease. 
Below is the article which tells you how hormonal changes affect your sleep during menstruation.

Starting Phase:

At the start of the menstrual phase there is a decline in estrogen level, causing a slight rise in body temperature of about 1°F. For some women this increase in body temperature can make getting to sleep. Also, having a heavy period lower the iron level, which is a possible cause of restless legs syndrome that uncomfortable creepy, crawly feeling you may get in your legs when you lie down that forces you to keep moving your legs or walking around.


Follicular Phase:

During the follicular phase, in the first half of your menstrual cycle, the brain makes follicle-stimulating hormone, which triggers a rise in estrogen. You no longer feel sleepy but get overly stimulated and have insomnia. During the follicular phase, women tend to have more light or poor quality sleep often at the end of the night, which may make it difficult to wake up in the morning. So, it's both hard to fall asleep and hard to wake up during this menstrual phase.


Luteal Phase:

During the early luteal phase, the week after ovulation, the hormone progesterone is on the rise again. This will increase sleepiness and body temperature. You will feel sleepy but wake up early in the morning. Your metabolism will speeds up and you feel hungrier and eat more. 


Final Phase:

In the final phase that leads up to menstruation, the late luteal phase, which is when many women experience PMS, estrogen and progesterone levels begin to fall back to normal, increasing awakenings and decreasing the amount of deep, restorative sleep you get and crave the most. So, your routine becomes normal as your menstruation cycle comes to an end.


So keep your diet healthy and nutritious to have an optimum and an appropriate sleep. Your period is a challenge but only if you don't handle it properly. Eat properly, exercise well and keep yourself boost up. In the severe case, consult your doctor and plan your diet according to his advice. 

Shagufta Faheem
Shagufta Faheem