The menstrual cycle is something that women just can't escape from. For most females who have hit puberty, menstruation lasts for around 5 days to 7 days. The entire period is usually 7 days, while bleeding can even be as less as 3 days. Menstruating women may find both their mental and physical health getting effected due to bleeding and everything that comes along with it.
There are many side effects of being on your period, but it is important to remember that the intensity of bleeding and its impact is not the same for every female. In fact, not all females experience pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) either. The PMS actually happens right before the period starts and can include symptoms such as headaches, constipation as well as other symptoms which can lead to sleeping and appetite disturbances.
The female body undergoes major hormonal changes during the period, which includes changes in estrogen and progesterone levels as well. These hormones are responsible for a proper period cycle. Again, not every female who is on their period is bound to get affected but for those who do, disturbances in the sleep cycle can also lead to lethargy and lack of physical activity. Not only this, but emotional and mental changes are also included in these disturbances.
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Have a look at the infographic below to view the statistics of women whose sleep gets affected, what changes occur and how sleeping well can be maintained in such conditions.
Infographic by: National Sleep Foundation