About You by Kirsten Armour 3 minutes

Sleep tips while you’re on your period

We are putting our sheets and Modibodi to the test, giving you the #whitesheetchallenge.

We know a comfortable night’s sleep is incredibly important. It can help improve concentration, memory and productivity, support mental health and even improve your immune function. Anxiety about leaks, and stained white sheets should be the least of your worries, with Modibodi’s range of absorbencies – designed for the ultimate comfort and protection, so you can sleep easy. The nights of having to get up multiple times to replace or ‘check’ sanitary products are over.  

To celebrate the start of our partnership with Modibodi we are giving you our top tips on getting the best night sleep while you have your period: (stay tuned for more on the #whitesheetchallenge).

Never stray far from your heatpack

When cramps reach peak awfulness, the best thing to soothe them is to apply heat. The fastest way to warm your womb is with a heatpack that you can microwave and then snuggle all night long.

If you want to up the cosy, comfy level then we’d recommend having a long hot bath before bed – adding some lavender oil and epsom salts for supreme relaxation.

Toss out the tampons and pads

Did you know that chemicals and plastics found in pads and tampons can aggravate your body further, causing more pain and irritation (AKA worse cramps)? This paired with the mid-sleep panic that you’ve bled through your pad, and therefore wake up and turn the lights on to check the sheets, means that disposable period products definitely do not equate to a peaceful sleep.

So what to use instead of tampons and pads?

Well, there’s an eco-friendly, oh-so natural alternative that features none of the plastic nasties of disposables – period undies! Period-proof underwear from trusty Aussie brand Modibodi, allows you to free bleed into absorbent undies that magically soak up flow while keeping you dry and fresh.

Modibodi has a genius range of absorbent underwear depending on your flow, starting from their Light-Moderate to their new Maxi-24hrs range, which holds up to 50mls (that’s a whopping 10 tampons!). Their Maxi-24hrs lining goes from the front waistband to the back waistband – meaning you have more coverage than a night time pad, while being plastic and sticker free. Perfect for a full night’s sleep, plus a sneaky lie in too!

The range comes in lots of different styles, which you can check out here – use the code KOALA15 for a cheeky 15% off.

Head to Modibodi now.

Get breathable, top quality sheets

Nothing will send you off to a great snooze more than a brilliant set of sheets – and when it comes to sleeping while on your period, you want to go with the most breathable sheets on the market. A solid choice is of course the Koala Sheets, which are silky but made of eucalyptus TENCEL fibre – one of the most breathable fabrics in existence.

Koala Sheets in Cloud White

The breathable eucalyptus will keep your body temperature cool, even if your womb feels like pure molten lava. Plus, an added bonus of Koala bedding is that you can get a removable mattress protector so that if you lose your Modibodi overnight undies and have an accidental leak, you can rip off the protector and pop it in the wash.

So clever!

You Might Also Like...

How Koala is supporting flood affected communities

read article

Four reasons people love the Koala Pillow

read article

Flax Facts – Things to know about French Linen

read article

5 things to consider when purchasing a sofa online

read article

Which Koala sofa is right for you?

read article

Why we created our brand new Koala Mattress Range

read article

Revamping your home on a budget

read article

How to recycle and repurpose your Koala product packaging

read article

How to sleep when it’s hot

read article

What are the best colours for bedrooms?

read article

Are sofa beds worth it?

read article