You probably know the feeling. You’re snuggled up in your bed, head buried cozily in the pillow, but something pulls you out of your comfy rest. Something is nagging at the back of your mind, prompting you that you’re forgetting something. Then, it hits you! You suddenly realize that the time has come; your tampon has reached its limit and you have exactly 2.5 seconds to race to the bathroom before incriminating evidence alerts the world that it is day 2 of your period!
If you are a woman, you have probably experienced the panicked race to the restroom at least once in your life thus far, if not once a month. ????♀️❤️
We have helped you to find the perfect menstrual cup size for your body, and gave you tips on how to navigate a public restroom on your period, mess-free! Today we would like to share with you some tips on escaping that midnight period race once and for all. *insert wild cheering*
1. Use a menstrual cup
A menstrual cup holds approximately triple (or more) the amount of fluid that a tampon can hold! For example our Small Pixie Cup Luxe holds 15ml of fluid, while a normal tampon will hold about 5 ml. With so much more capacity, you can rest and sleep undisturbed for three times the amount of time that you could with a tampon!
2. Change your cup before bed
We often recommend that you change your cup each morning and evening so you don’t go too long without cleaning it. Your Pixie Cup is completely safe to use, but it’s always good to keep things fresh and clean so don’t go more than 12 hours without changing it. If you’re on a heavier day of your period, consider changing your cup right before bed so you can sleep the most hours possible without needing to empty your cup.
3. Use a little extra protection
Some of us have such a heavy flow that on those certain days of the period it’s near impossible to make it 8 hours without changing the cup. If this is you, it might be a good idea to invest in a pair of period underwear or some Pixie Pads to guarantee that no accidents interrupt your sleep during the night.
4. Ease your cramps with essential oils
Sometimes it isn’t the flow so much as those darn cramps that wake you up in the middle of the night. Try using a little peppermint essential oil (diluted with coconut oil – and make sure it’s safe for topical use) on your stomach before bed to help ease those cramp pains.
We hope these tips are helpful to you as you head into your week of period adventures! If you have some #lifehacks or advice for deep sleep during your period, share them with us in the comments!