Weird Things That Happen to Your Body During Your Period

Weird Things That Happen to Your Body During Your Period

Some people believe starting your period for the first time marks the right of passage into womanhood. However, it may be, it is definitely a new experience for all females in their lifetime. Starting your period comes with not only hormonal but physical changes as well. It may be uncomfortable to talk about at first, but having someone you can trust to talk to will make your transition a whole lot easier. After all, it’s something almost every female will experience in their life.

Weird Things That Happen To Your Body During Your Period

Your voice can change

Did you know that your voice actually changes during your period? Studies have shown that some women develop a lower pitch at the beginning of their cycles. Consider yourself lucky if you like to sing or are a soprano in the high school choir. During your period you are more likely able to hit those lower notes. Many girls' voices may also become more hoarse and rough sounding as well. As their cycle progresses, their voices eventually become more clear towards the end of their period. 

Bathroom habits changes

Ever heard of the saying “period poop”?  Well, the rumors are true, your period comes with a lot of body changes, and it can even affect your bowel movements. Many women notice when their period begins, they either develop constipation or diarrhea. The reason our bowels change during that “time of the month” is because the same hormones that stimulate uterine contractions to shed our uterine lining during our period, also cause muscle contractions in your bowels. It is very common to experience diarrhea during your period due to the different ways our bodies absorb water during our periods.

Impact on brain function/cognitive ability

Some people believe that when a woman is on her period, it affects her cognitive abilities. It is actually a quite controversial topic. Here is what we know:  It is possible for women to experience what is commonly called “brain fog” during their period. During our cycles, our hormones fluctuate, and depending on how severe the fluctuations of those hormones are, the more likely you are to experience this “brain fog”. Brain fog simply means that you are more forgetful and less decisive.

Sensitive skin

Estrogen plays a big role in how our skin changes throughout our cycle. Some women develop acne, while others notice overall skin sensitivity. Estrogen levels drop as our period approaches, which then leads to skin sensitivity and acne or even blemishes. 

Trouble sleeping

Ever notice that around the time of your period, you have a hard time sleeping? Just like those hormone shifts causing skin sensitivity, moodiness, and changes in bowels, it also affects your sleep. Insomnia is common in women before their period starts. When you get close to the start of your period, the hormones estrogen and progesterone start to decline. The issue is however, estrogen declines earlier than progesterone. This uneven shift in hormones is what causes those sleepless nights. Other reasons for trouble sleeping include the side effects of period symptoms such as breast tenderness, bloating, and cramping that could keep you up at night.

Tiredness all the time

Let's face it, with all the extracurricular activities and studying after school, we don’t have time to feel extra tired. Low energy levels are common when you are on your period. When our estrogen levels drop suddenly to prepare for your period, it can cause you to feel more tired and lazy. Also, when we lose blood during our period, it can also cause iron deficiency as well. Be sure to get the right amount of sleep every night to ensure you wake up feeling refreshed the next day.

Tips to help you during that time of the month

- It is recommended to get at least 8 hours of sleep a night before and during your period.

- Wear a heating patch for menstrual cramps throughout the day. Some heating patches are made specifically to provide relief for up to 12 hours. They are discrete and thin.

- Leakproof underwear is a perfect staple to have during your period. Our leakproof underwear is a reusable and comfortable period protection option. With no-show edges, they offer discrete yet powerful protection so you can keep your flow on the down low.

- Stay hydrated! Grab a cute reusable tumbler and keep it filled every day. Consider getting a tumbler that keeps track of how much water you should drink every day to stay hydrated.

- Avoid salty foods because they can contribute to bloating and cause water retention.

- When those cravings for sweets kick in, consider indulging in some dark chocolate. Dark chocolate provides many benefits for your period.

- Consider going on a walk and getting outside for some exercise. This can help improve your mood and increase energy levels.

Wrapping up

Now that we’ve reviewed some of the changes you might experience during that time of month, you can have a better understanding of your body. We encourage women to learn about their bodies, as they do some pretty incredible things. Having period underwear can make starting your period a lot easier. Just slip on buttery-soft leakproof protection and keep on going. 


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