A menstrual cup is a great option for those who are looking to reduce the risk of vaginal dryness, as well as menstrual odor and bladder infections. A menstrual cup is inserted into the vagina and catches blood during menstruation.
Unlike tampons and pads, it’s reusable, which makes them both cost-effective and eco-friendly. Some people worry about whether or not they can sleep with a diva cup. The answer is yes! Here are some tips on how to sleep with your diva cup without leakage.
How long do you have to sleep with a menstrual cup?
The ideal way to put your menstrual cup to work is to insert it before you hit the sack. Do so right before your trip to sleep and ideally before you urinate. In order to prevent leakage, make sure that you do not push the cup against your urethra, a part of the urinary tract that is also in close proximity to your bladder, during the night.
If you do have leaking problems, then you can keep changing the cup or buy disposable menstrual cups. It’s also important to remember that your period can occur at any time, so you may be able to get away with taking a break from using the cup for a few days.
Why is it harder to sleep with a menstrual cup than it is with tampons and pads? During menstruation, your vaginal tissue is constantly being squeezed and stretched, which can cause a leak.
Can you sleep with a diva cup?
Some people have reported that sleeping with a menstrual cup can be uncomfortable due to the noise. However, if you were able to remove your menstrual cup without leaking, chances are you can sleep with it. Your cervix will be on the side of the cup that you have inserted it.
It will provide enough pressure on your cervix to prevent any leakage while you sleep. Do your cervical muscles need to be strong enough to hold the cup in place all night? To ensure that you don’t leak through the night, you must use a strong, firm, deep cervical muscle.
It will help keep the cup in place during sleep. Before inserting the cup, it is best to pull the cup away from your body slightly to get the maximum volume. Do not push the cup too hard, as it may bruise your vaginal wall and cause leakage.
Tips for sleeping with your diva cup
• Keep the cup away from your body so it doesn’t get pinched. If the cup is pulled out too far, it can press against the vagina and cause irritation. The best way to avoid this is to store the cup on your hip, under your underwear or in the cup holder of a drawer.
• When storing your cup, be sure to keep it sealed inside its sleeve. Wipe the sleeve with a moist towelette and make sure it is tight around the cup and positioned in the cup holder to ensure a tight seal. This prevents the cup from touching the area that’s sensitive.
• Turn the cup on it side so it is not sitting in the vaginal canal. You don’t want any blood to leak out of the cup or through the cup and onto your skin while you are sleeping.
Sleep on your back
This is a fairly common issue among women who use menstrual cups. People who sleep on their backs may experience leakage due to the sides of the cup not being in the correct position. Try sleeping on your side and vice versa. If you wake up in the middle of the night, take it out of your vagina and put it back into position.
Use pantyliners for extra protection
Panty liners can be great for the night-before portion of the diva cup experiment. They absorb moisture, which is a concern with diva cup inserts. If you use panty liners and insert your cup overnight without changing the liner, it will protect your insert from leakage.
You may also need to insert the cup in the front (it’s slightly higher than the back), and leave it in for a few hours to make sure the liner is completely saturated and doesn’t leak before sleeping.
Use breathable underwear to keep your diva cup dry If you have breathable underwear, try pairing it with a pair of cotton briefs for best results. If you don’t, get some cotton long underwear to pair with your cotton briefs.
Clean your cup before bedtime
The bathroom is the best place to clean your cup before bedtime. Most cup models come with a waterproof insert that needs to be removed and cleaned daily. Some models have soaps, oils, and lubricants in the insert. They shouldn’t be used when not cleaned.
You can easily clean your cup insert by soaking it in warm water and applying gentle pressure with a soft cotton swab. Make sure you let the cup drain for about 30 minutes before you put it back. This will help get rid of any bacteria, odors, and blood.
Cover your cup with a pair of disposable underpants. Many brands of menstrual cups also come with underpants. These are typically cotton underwear that match the color of the cup insert. Remove your underpants before you go to bed and place the insert inside the underwear.
Some people wonder whether or not they can sleep with a menstrual cup, especially if they’ve been using tampons or pads for a long time. It’s a great option for people who are looking for a better way to manage their period.
It offers many benefits, including eliminating the need for tampons and pads, as well as minimizing risk of urinary tract infections, yeast infections, and uterine polyps.