How to Manage Night Time Leaks Periods
We've all woken up to discover blood on our sheets in the morning – it's less than ideal when you've got a gazillion things on your morning to-do list, but it's totally normal! That said, you can do a few different things to help minimize leakage during the night. We've put together some tips on how to sleep on your period and manage little leaks below.
Why is my period heavier at night?
Why is it that you need extra protection at night to prevent period leaks? The obvious answer is that you're sleeping for several hours, which is longer than you would typically spend wearing the same pad or tampon without changing it.
Why is it that you need extra protection at night to prevent period leaks?
The obvious answer is that you're sleeping for several hours, which is longer than you would normally spend before changing your pad.
Plus, when you're lying down, the blood flows differently from when you're standing up. Lying down for hours means that gravity will make your menstrual fluid fall to one side of your underwear. And if you constantly stir when you're sleeping, your panties can bunch up, and leaking can occur.
This is why you need a nighttime pad like Saba® Buenas Noches® Maxi Overnight With Wings. These pads provide up to 10 hours of protection and have a wider front and back to ensure maximum comfort and protection throughout the night.
How to sleep on your period: our top tips
Choose the right nighttime pad
Fortunately, overnight pads are longer at the back than ordinary pads. As period blood tends to pool under your bottom if you sleep on your back, this extra length means no leaks. Some pads can also end up askew if you toss and turn a lot in your sleep, causing blood to leak out. The uniquely shaped core of a Saba® Overnight pad means it follows your body movements when you twist around, preventing period leakage. So you can rest easy.
Change your pad before bed
To get the most out of your sanitary pad, make sure you change your pad just before you go to bed. Our night time pads give up to 10 hours of protection, so putting one on just before you sleep will mean you're covered for the maximum amount of time.
Position yourself to the side
Positioning is key when figuring out how to sleep on your period. If you usually sleep on your back or stomach, try rolling over onto your side and tucking in your arms and legs. Otherwise known as the fetal position, this takes the pressure off the abdominal muscles and can help to relieve tension from cramps.
There you have it – all the information you need to have an uninterrupted night's sleep on your period! Check out our full range of pads and figure out which option will suit you best. For all your period questions and concerns, we have a living with periods hub to help answer all of your questions.