Attempting to go to sleep while you feel as though someone is repeatedly stabbing you in the uterus is rather unpleasant.
I’ve had my period arrive late at night, at a time when no Naprogesic or even Nurofen is at hand. It’s absolute torture.
But thanks to research published by Glamour magazine – I have a new tactic up my sleeve that doesn’t involve medication.
Gynaecologists Lisa Lindley and Jennifer Wider say that the best way to sleep when you’re on your period is curled up in the foetal position.
"Sleeping in the foetal position takes pressure off the abdominal muscles," says Dr Lindley.
"Many women report that the foetal position can help relieve cramps," adds Dr Wider.