Can you wear period pants at night?

Can you wear period pants at night?

Have you ever gone to sleep during your period and woken up to find your underwear soaked in blood? While waking up to period stains first thing in the morning might not be ideal, we’ve all been there, so don’t worry! The good news is that there are ways to help you manage those pesky night-time struggles, yes including period pants

We all know that getting a good night’s sleep can make a huge difference to our mood, especially during our period. However, this can be a struggle if you don’t have the right protection in place and have to wake up multiple times during the night to change your pad or tampon. It’s estimated that around 48% of women+ experience poor sleep during their period. [1] Between feeling uncomfortable, writhing in pain, and worrying about waking up with period stains all over our bed – sleeping while bleeding can be tricky...

You might have tried and tested all types of period products to protect you while you snooze – pads, tampons, or even menstrual cups. And now, you’d like to give period pants a go. But are they any good at preventing night-time leaks? Well, let’s find out…

Can period pants be worn throughout the night while sleeping?

From day to night, you can wear your overnight period underwear anytime – just remember to match them with the right level of absorbency for your flow and you’re good to go!

Our intimawear by BodyformTM   period pants come in various styles with a gusset for maximum absorbency, even at night. They soak up period blood and other fluids just like a towel but with the comfort of your normal underwear. Made with fabric that is gentle on your skin and with efficient moisture control – you can be sure to stay protected for up to 12 hours and catch up on some much-deserved sleep. 

Are period panties comfortable to wear overnight?

Period pants look and feel just like normal underwear – they’re gentle on your skin and comfortable to wear throughout the night. What’s more,  they don’t move around when you toss and turn thanks to their secure fit. Period pants can be worn overnight for up to 12 hours (unlike tampons that shouldn’t be worn for more than 8 hours) and don’t need to be changed in the middle of the night so that you can sleep for longer without any interruptions. It’s not magic, but it’s close.

They can manage everything from blood to discharge, sweat to after-sex fluids, and anything in between. Made with soft and super-absorbent fabric designed with TriTech Performance, they quickly draw moisture away from the skin, keeping you dry and comfortable throughout the night, no matter what your V-Zone (that refers to everything to do with our vagina, vulva and the V-shaped front of your body) throws at you.

Can I wear period pants at night even if I have heavy flow?

Whether you have heavy or light periods – there’s a pair of period pants designed for every kind of flow. If you’re considering buying BodyformTM period pants for heavy flow, look out for the V-Flow indicator (that’s the V with red lines inside displayed on all our period products online). The higher the level of red in the V, the more absorbent the product is.

So, for maximum protection during the night, pick a pair with the highest level of red in the V-Flow indicator, like our High Waist period underwear for heavy flow, which can hold fluid in securely for up to 12 hours – perfect for overnight wear during your period.

Our period pants are designed to be more than enough to take care of your flow. Trying something completely new can be quite daunting, especially if you’ve worn a pad or tampon all your life. If you’re worried, you can start by sleeping on a towel or a waterproof bed blanket for your peace of mind. Once you feel more confident, you can try sleeping with just your overnight period underwear on its own. No one understands your body better than you – so you can always test a few options and do what you need to feel more comfortable and secure, especially when trying something new.

Can I wear period pants when sharing my bed with my partner at night?

Of course! As period pants look just like your normal pair of underwear, chances are your partner won’t even notice. Remember that periods are a very normal part of life that doesn’t need to be hidden. For an extra boost of confidence, you can try period pants like our High Leg or even the  Brazilian period underwear, which comes with lace trims for a fun, stylish and super comfy fit. Available in various colours and sizes – you can choose a style and fit that makes you feel fabulous and comfortable, even while snoozing on your period…

Everybody deserves a peaceful sleep – even when we’re on our period. No matter what you have going on throughout the day or night, you can rest assured that your period pants have got you covered. So, if you’re considering getting a pair of period pants, why not give intimawear by BodyformTM a go?

Want to learn more about period pants? Explore what pair of period underwear is right for you and your flow and how they are designed for you.


[1] Period Sleep Omnibus, France n=180 women, UK n =150 women, Russia n=210, Mexico= 229, Colombia= 176 Harris Interactive, March 2018.

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