Abdominal cramps, bleeding, fatigue, bloating, headaches, mood swings–there’s so much that shark week throws our way. In fact, many of us spend almost a week in bed struggling with these period afflictions. Now, ideally, nothing should stop us from living our best life. But if going on with your day with minimal trouble seems like a far-fetched dream on your period, we’re here for you. Check out these seven seriously-effective hacks to make your periods easier:
Give Heat Therapy A Chance
Heat therapy is a great way to manage menstrual pain. Applying heat on your abdomen, legs, or back can boost blood circulation in these areas, lower inflammation, and relieve pain almost as effectively as a painkiller. You can use a hot water bottle or a heat patch for max benefits.
Massage For The Win
Massaging your abdomen, back, and legs can also work like magic when it comes to relieving period pain, lowering stress during periods, and boosting your mood by calming your nerves and promoting blood circulation. Pro tip: use a calming essential oil like lavender, fennel seed or peppermint for best results.
Get Between The Sheets
While you’re already down and out courtesy of a tumultuous period, here’s the easiest and the most fun way to make your grand comeback–get an orgasm. It is a scientifically-proven way of relieving menstrual pain, releasing stress, and boosting your mood. So get between the sheets with bae or your fave sex toy and have fun!
Pay Attention To Your Diet
You’re what you eat and so are your periods. While hogging on junk and desserts can worsen menstrual pain and make you more irritable, sticking to whole grains, leafy veggies, and fruits can keep your common period troubles at bay. Additionally, staying away from alcoholic, caffeinated beverages, smoking, and drugs can also take the edge off your period week as they are big period-pain triggers.
Switch To A Menstrual Cup
If you’re looking for a period aid that can give leak proof protection all day long–even when you’re out and about, you’ve got to give menstrual cups a go. They’re reusable, easy on the pocket, environment-friendly, and keep leakages at bay. This internally-worn period aid also keeps your genital area fresh and itching-free.
Herbed Teas To The Rescue
Sipping on ginger, chamomile, and cinnamon teas can help alleviate period cramps. These herbs have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect and can provide relief from menstrual pain.
We can’t stress enough on the benefits of exercise during periods. Not only can it relieve period pain, it can boost your overall mood almost instantly and kick period fatigue away too. Even a 20-minute walk in the park or mild yoga stretches can make you feel better if you don’t have the bandwidth for a proper workout.
Snack On Some Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate is rich in magnesium which helps in reducing pain naturally by relaxing your muscles. So you can get yourself a bar and eat between 40–120 grams of dark chocolate daily during your period week for some yummy and side-effect-free relief from pain.
Take Health Supplements
Deficiency of essential nutrients like vitamin D, B12, and magnesium can aggravate period pain. So take regular blood tests and consume health supplements recommended by your doc to cover them and experience a major difference in the intensity of period pain over time.
Sirona Recommends Best Products To Make Periods Easier
Made with soft, medical-grade silicone, the menstrual cup by Sirona can be folded and slid easily into the vagina. Its unique rim design can help create a firm grip with the pelvic floor muscles. The coolest part? It offers leak-proof protection for up to eight hours! With a stem at the lower end of the funnel for easy removal and insertion, it’s a godsend for menstrual cup newbies.
Unlike most pads available in the market, these pads are 100% biodegradable, chlorine-free, and paraben-free. The best part is that they’re sleek and extremely gentle on the skin. They can keep rashes at bay and you will be comfy during that time of the month.
Premium Applicator Tampons
If you’re a tampon user, you’ve got to try these ultra-soft, BPA-free ones from Sirona’s period care range. The unique design features a rounded tip and a thin layer of net on top to ensure extra comfort and protection. Made of highly-absorbent natural fibres, this FDA-approved product is sure to keep you carefree and comfy during your period.
Sanitary Disposal Bags
Disposing of used pads, tampons, condoms, and other sanitary waste openly or wrapped in plastic can be quite harmful to the environment. It can even lead to infections. Enter, Sirona’s Sanitary Disposal Bags to the rescue. You can discard your waste in these biodegradable disposal bags while ensuring that neither the environment nor those coming in contact with it get harmed.
Antibacterial Period Stain Remover
Made of bio-enzymes, this is a plant-based product and doesn’t contain bleach. So it can disinfect and clean your stained underwear without fading out the colour of the fabric. It can also eliminate the period-blood odour from your clothes, leaving them fresh and clean for next use.
Feminine Pain Relief Patch
This is a hassle-free way to combat period cramps. You can apply the pain-relief patch on the area in pain like a band-aid. It can provide instant relief minus any side effects. This is because the patch is coated with natural pain-relieving ingredients like menthol and eucalyptus oil. It can stay effective for up to 8 hours and is a great option for peeps on the go.
Sirona Pain-Relief Heat Patch
Made with 100% natural ingredients, The Pain Relief Heat Patch By Sirona is the perfect, side-effect free alternative to dealing with period cramps. Sticking this patch on your abdomen can work like a soothing balm. These portable wonders can provide heat relief for up to eight hours straight and can be disposed of easily after each use. No hot-water-bottle hassles involved!
Sirona Herbal Headache Relief Patch
Period stress and hormonal changes can manifest as a full-fledged headache. But instead of popping painkillers, you can count on Sirona’s Herbal Headache Relief Patch for instant relief. Packed with the goodness of menthol, camphor, and clove oil, they’re a much-needed break from messy balms with a burning sensation.
Sirona Feminine Cramp Relief Roll On
The Sirona Cramp Relief Roll On can be used on your lower back, abdomen, and legs. Packed with all-natural ingredients like lavender oil, clove oil, cinnamon, and eucalyptus, it helps relieve period pain–even on the go. It’s calming aroma helps relax your muscles and the smooth roll-on application makes it super handy and convenient to use. No side-effects, no pain! Cool, right?
We’re sure that with these hacks t make periods easier by your side and these products in your kitty, shark week won’t be as difficult as it has probably always been for you. All the best!
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