Let’s face it: Periods SUCK. The cramps, the bloating, the acne, and mood swings, not to mention the random cravings for chocolate and sweets! And having to deal with all of that every single month is no fun. But there are some magical things you can do that can make your periods not suck as much. So today I’m sharing my top 5 period hacks that have been LIFE-CHANGING and have made my periods SO much better.
1. FLO Gummies
Taking my no. 1 spot is FLO’s PMS Gummy Vitamins which have literally changed my life in ways I never thought possible. These gummies are scientifically designed to treat PMS symptoms such as hormonal acne, cramps, bloating, and mood swings. I started taking these gummy vitamins 4 months ago, and now, my PMS symptoms are in the past. I never experience cramps anymore. Bloating is gone, my skin cleared up, and I experience fewer mood swings (which my boyfriend is very thankful for). FLO definitely made PMS suck less!
2. Heating Pad
I get severe menstrual cramps, and heating pads have become my best friend. It’s like a mother’s touch that soothes and calms me. I carry this around whenever I am on my period, and it is a life-saver.
3. Doing Light Exercises
This may sound like a bad idea, but trust me, doing simple yoga exercises or a few minutes of walking helps lessen my period cramps and even reduces heavy flow. The more active I am, the more endorphins I get which keeps me sane in dealing with my PMS.
4. Chamomile tea
Ever since I found out that caffeine intensifies cramps, bloating, and disrupts sleep, I immediately stopped drinking it. I tried to find alternatives and after carefully researching, I learned that chamomile tea helps with my PMS problems. No more painful cramps and bloating, and I get the best sleep since I switched to chamomile tea.
5. Sleep at least 8 hours
When I’m on my period, nothing puts me in a worse mood than being stressed and sleep-deprived. I always try to get a good sleep for at least 8 hours. This helps me manage my mood-swings and PMS cravings well.