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Turns out there is a ‘best’ way to sleep during your period

Evoke.ie logoEvoke.ie 05/03/2018 Eleanore Hutch

© Provided by Associated News Periods are never fun, let’s face it.

While you might be an expert with a hot water bottle and you know the best of all painkillers for dealing with painful cramps (which, by the way, are officially as sore as a heart attack), but what about when you getting ready to bed down?

According to the experts, there is a correct way to sleep during that time of the month.

Drumroll… you should be sleeping in the good old fashioned fetal position!

Related: 10 Ways to Get Rid of PMS (provided by Health.com)

‘Sleeping in the fetal position takes pressure off the abdominal muscles,’ Lisa Lindley, M.D., board-certified gynecologist with Eisenhower Women’s Health told Glamour.co.uk.

‘Many women report that the fetal position can help relieve cramps,’ she explains.

The fetal positions helps, she explains, because the skeletal muscles around your abdomen relax, and less tension leads to fewer cramps and less pain,’ adds Jennifer Wider, M.D.

This position is also better for the old leakage problem, and the doctors advise against sleeping on your stomach, as it can put unnecessary pressure on your womb.

Happy sleeping everyone!

Related: Here's Why Periods Make You Gasy (provided by Wochit News)

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