Using scented products

Scented products should not be used, because they can irritate the body. They can lead to bacterial or yeast infections, and leach harmful chemicals. Scented products are loaded with synthetic chemicals such as phthalates, parabens, and cancer-causing compounds like butylated hydroxyanisole. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, women should not use any scented feminine products, including pads, tampons, bubble baths, and sprays.

Not Sleeping Enough

Sleep is especially important when you have your period, butit is very hard because of thecramping, restlessness. Fromberg says: "Without enough sleep, the body becomes stressed and inflamed. Stress and inflammation exacerbate symptoms of PMS and menstrual cramps. Sleep and getting good rest can certainly make periods less painful."

During the sleep, our body repairs itself and enhances the immune system. Not having enough sleep can change your hormone levels and your mood. Sleeping 7 to 8 hours is especially important during menstruation.

Skipping the exercise

Doing exercise will ease cramps and improve sleep. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, you should get

at least 30 minutes of exercise 5 days a week, even when you are having your period. Additionally, gentle activities like swimming, cycling, or walking reduce menstrual pain. Fromberg also advises hip-opening stretches (like these) and poses to release muscle tension. But, she warns against moves that pull apart the groin, that can make cramps worse.

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