If you are a woman that dreads that time of the month; whether it causes you pain, discomfort or disrupts work, school or sports, there are some simple changes that you can make that could make this time a little easier.
1. Use a Period Tracking App
There are many apps out there now that help to keep track of women’s menstural cycles. One personal favourite is Clue; it helps to track your period, cycle patterns, fertility and your menstrual health. Apps like Clue can help you prepare for your time of the month, which is always better than an unexpected arrival! Clue has many additional features such as recording symptoms, emotions, birth control pill reminders, fertility trackers. The great thing about these apps is that they are personalised to your body, which is helpful in getting to know the way in which your body works. Visit their website or find the on the App Store or Play Store.
BEYOU is a company offering a notable, wide range of women’s wellness products. This brand has a diverse range of products they offer for different women’s needs; from menstrual cups, to sleep pillow mists, to a CBD range and anti-chafing cream – the extensive range of products is ideal for women facing problematic periods. Their cooling ‘Monthly Patches’ are an alternative to heat patches and carrying around hot water bottles for women who experience painful periods. The two main ingredients, Menthol Oil and Eucalyptus Oil, are released consistently over 12 hours – perfect for women on the go! They also offer a flexible, monthly subscription service. The BEYOU patches are natural, vegan and biodegradable.
DAME is a climate-positive femcare brand, who introduced the world’s first reusable tampon applicator, offering toxin-free, sustainably-sourced period products. To make life even easier, DAME’s subscription service allows their tampons to be delivered right to your door – without even moving a muscle! This prevents the stress of running out of sanitary products, especially with the current situation of Covid-19 and lockdown. Visit DAME
OurRemedy offers a CBD oil with a difference. This organic, vegan oil is made from grape seed, blended with CBD and two essential oils – clary sage and peppermint. Clary sage is thought to help reduce menstrual cramps and PMS symptoms, such as bloating, mood swings and compulsive eating. The peppermint oil brings relaxation benefits into the mix, which may even help with PMS cramping. This oil is a must try for women who experience cramping and harsh PMS symptoms. Find out more here
5. A Good Sleep Routine
Although it is tedious to say, sleep definitely works as a helping hand when it comes to feeling good during your time of the month. It is good to maintain a healthy and productive lifestyle and a healthy amount of sleep allows you to do this. Simple tips such as adjusting you phone settings to night shift mode, which adjusts blue lighting to warm lighting so it is less harsh on the eyes; or trying not to use your phone and computer after 9pm, can help you get into a good sleeping pattern. Maybe even try a pillow sleep mist?