Text by Clarissa Wemple of the pslove company
Menstrual cramps are a very familiar occurrence amongst us ladies. In fact, it has been reported to affect more than 50% of menstruating females, with anti-inflammatory drugs being one of the top choices for pain relief. However, with the potential short-term side effects already ranging from nausea to diarrhoea, its long-term effects are underestimated.
To save you from all that fuss, we’ve put together a list of natural, drug-free alternatives for you to consider when wanting to ease your menstrual cramps.
Did you know that on average, women require about half an hour more sleep than men? Having ample amount of sleep is actually important for females – especially when you are on your period. By getting an adequate amount of sleep, you will be less inclined to indulge in a caffeine fix to keep awake. This is beneficial to you, because caffeine is known to worsen cramps.
Also, when you sleep in a fetal position, you help your abdominal muscle to relax – alleviating the pain you would feel.