Periodsomnia: Periods would make you lose 5 months of sleep

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one study showed that menstruating people lost the equivalent of 5 months of sleep due to their periods.
Insomnia is caused by premenstrual pain and during menstruation, nights are ruined by the stress of leaks or shortened by feelings of discomfort … If you are a menstruating person, these problems should seem familiar to you. But do you know to what extent periods affect sleep?

5 months less sleep due to periods​

On July 5, 2022, Glamor UK magazine reported on a study that takes a serious look at all these period-related effects to quantify their consequences on sleep. The results are impressive.


On average, menstruating people lose 3,802 hours of sleep due to their period over their lifetime, which equals 158 days, or 5 months. Also, no less than 69% of menstruating people report experiencing shorter and more difficult sleep during menstruation and up to three to six days before menstruation.



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Laomnia​

Laomnia is the word used in worldwide research to refer to the inability or difficulty sleeping before and during menstruation. Also called the “menstrual sleep gap,” periodsomnia is at the heart of the disparities that exist between people who menstruate and those who don’t.

Among the causes at the origin of these phenomena, and in addition to the hormones and the physical specificities of each person, we must also mention the ingrained stigmatization of menstrual blood. The study shows that 30% of menstruating people have trouble sleeping because of anxiety caused by the fear of spotting, or that 60% avoid sleeping elsewhere than at home or going on vacation during their rules. In short, we will sleep a little better after the feminist revolution.
 

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