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How to Stop Period Leakage at Night

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How to Stop Period Leakage at Night

A good night’s sleep is more than just a necessity; it determines the direction of your morning. Ideally, as you lay your tired head on your pillow and cuddle up under the blankets, your mind starts drifting into the calm of sleep. Period nights can be different though. As sleep catches up, you cannot help but be filled with worry about waking up in a blood bath.

If you have already woken to overnight period leaks in the past, know that you are not alone.

Period leaks, especially at night, is a very common issue and most women have experienced it at some point in their life. It is completely normal and often happens despite using quality sanitary pads, tampons and panty liners. So do not be embarrassed about staining sheets. The good news is that you can avoid period leaks at night. They can be dealt with easily to lead a stress-free life. Here are some methods that you can follow.

  1. Pads with Wings
  2. Try a Special Night Sanitary Pad
  3. Body Positioning
  4. Get Out of Bed Gently
Pads with Wings
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Pads with Wings

The midnight tossing and turning can push your pad in different directions, causing leakage. For this reason, you must opt for pads with wings as they keep the pad in place throughout the night. They also protect from side leakage in case the panty moves. ALWAYS Ultra Thin is a great option as the wings do a great job not just during night but also during the day when you are more active.

Try a Special Night Sanitary Pad
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Try a Special Night Sanitary Pad

The ALWAYS Dreamzzz All Night pads are designed with an extra absorbent core and a wider sheet that does extremely well in absorbing the menstrual flow.

Today, you can pick from a wide range of sanitary pads; a great choice is night sanitary pads. They are specially formulated for ensuring sound sleep at night.

The ALWAYS Dreamzzz All Night pads are designed with an extra absorbent core and a wider sheet that does extremely well in absorbing the menstrual flow. So, it’s suggested that you pick the All Night pad as it is suitable for heavy midnight flow and to keep you comfortable throughout the night.

Body Positioning
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Body Positioning

This may not really be a great tip, but it is an effective way to control period leaks at night. While there is no one position that can guarantee a leak-free night’s sleep, lying on your side is likely to reduce leakage. Also, this position will take the pressure off your abdominal muscles and relieve cramps.

Get Out of Bed Gently
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Get Out of Bed Gently

It may be a good idea to gently move out of bed, whether it is for washroom trips or waking up in the morning.

It may be a good idea to gently move out of bed, whether it is for washroom trips or waking up in the morning. The gravity will lead your menstrual flow to pool into your vagina whereas waking up with a jerk can cause the flow to gush out at once. This can stain your panties, sweatpants, and even your mattress. Prevent period leakage by gently pulling yourself up, especially during the first two days.

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