According To Doctors, This Is The Position You Should Sleep In To Relieve Painful Period Cramps

26 August 2016, 17:17 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

Write this down, ladies.

Ladies, you know what really gets my goat? Period cramps. Can’t stand em’. 

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After delivering the crushing news that lazy scientist bros aren’t all that interested in finding a cure for our monthly pains, the least we could do is share some helpful period related tips. Ready for it?

Have you ever wondered if there is a position you can sleep in to avoid those achy, painful night cramps? Well, there is.

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Glamour magazine spoke to Dr. Lisa Midley MD who revealed that sleeping in a fetal position takes pressure off of your abdominal muscles, thus helping to relieve cramps. She also confirmed that sleeping in the fetal position can relax “the skeletal muscles around your abdomen”. 

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So if that's the best position, then what’s the worst position for period cramps? Sleeping on your stomach is apparently what you want to avoid. It puts pressure on your muscles which might result in a not-so-pleasant night of sleep. 

We all know how expensive sheets can be so if you’re a fan of yours, sleeping in the fetal position with your legs closed and pressed together is your helpful hack for avoiding leakages according to period tracking app, Clue. 

The more you know! Thanks, internet!