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For many people, changing your pads or tampons regularly is crucial to prevent any accidents from occurring. So what happens at night when you’re sleeping for 6-8 hours? What can you do if you have a heavy period? How can you prevent accidents from occurring? In this article, we’ll help you find a suitable solution depending on your period flow and tell you how to deal with your period at night:
Explore different options
Most people use just pads, but it isn’t always enough if you have a heavy period. Test out options past pads and try tampons or even menstrual cups. For some people, the solution might be to use night pads and lay on a towel. For others, using old underwear and tampons while sleeping on your side can help reduce the flow. Be willing to test out different options until you find the one that works best for you and until you do, sleep on a towel.
Night pads are designed to have higher absorption and can tolerate a heavier blood flow. However, if you already have a very heavy period, another alternative you can consider is doubling up on night pads to cover up your entire underwear or even using multiple products together such as a menstrual cup and pads to ensure that once your cup is filled, you’ll still have the pads for higher absorbency. Don’t be afraid to test it out and try different options that work with your body.
Don’t worry about leaks
At the end of the day, leaks are not the end of the world. It is better to try and prevent them so you don’t have to go through the cleaning process, but if you do leak, you can change your sheets and just put them in the laundry. You can even get a waterproof mattress cover to ease your mind and prevent the stains from going through to the mattress. Or you can use a towel underneath you to prevent it from reaching the sheets and just chuck it in the laundry.
Understanding your body and your period is beneficial for you, but if accidents occur, so what?
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