Sleep your way to fewer period cramps, best sleeping positions for relief

Unable to sleep due to bad menstrual cramps? Here are a few sleeping positions that may help alleviate menstrual cramps.

Published on May 16, 2023 06:16 PM IST 5 Photos

Best Sleeping Positions to Ease Menstrual Cramps Dealing with menstrual cramps can be a nightmare for many women. Painkillers, heat therapy, and other remedies can help ease the discomfort, but did you know that the way you sleep can also make a difference? Menstrual cramps can be challenging to deal with, but these sleeping positions can help reduce pain and discomfort during the menstrual cycle. You may need to try different positions to see which one works best for you.  (Pexels)

Sleeping on your back with a pillow under your knees: Sleeping on your back can also be a good option if you place a pillow under your knees, which helps ease the strain on your back and abdomen. (Unsplash)

Adjusting your sleeping environment: In addition to changing your sleeping position, making some adjustments to your sleeping environment can also help alleviate menstrual cramps. Keeping your bedroom cool, using comfortable bedding, and ensuring good ventilation can all promote a better night's sleep. (Unsplash)


Sleeping on your stomach: While it's not the most recommended sleeping position, sleeping on your stomach with a pillow under your hips can help alleviate cramping by reducing the pressure on your uterus. (Unsplash)

Sleeping on your left side: Sleeping on your left side can be beneficial for menstrual cramps as it can help stimulate blood flow to the uterus while also preventing pressure on the liver and minimizing acid reflux. (File Photo)




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