We can all agree that period cramps suck, right? Well, fortunately, you can get some non-medicated support with period heating pads for cramp relief.
I’ve dealt with horrible period cramps for years because of fibroids.
Regrettably I seem to have passed on cramps to my daughter, so I was very motivated to discover period pain relief that works for her.
Heating pads are perfect because you don’t have to worry about getting a prescription from a doctor, and they come at all price points.
Still, if you have a child who is using the heating pad for cramps, you’ll want to make sure they understand the different temperature settings so they don’t get burned.
The benefits of using a period heating pad for cramp relief
Heating pads work to relieve cramps by increasing blood flow and circulation.
They ease muscle contractions and the warmth feels so good and cozy, y’all!
If you’re not interested in taking pain medications for your cramps, a heating pad is an accessible option for relief.
What To Look for in a heating pad
How long can I wear a heating pad?
Check the instructions for the heating pad you purchase for information on how long that particular product should be worn. It will be different for every heating pad based on the available temperature and other features.
Where do a put a heating pad?
Depending on where your cramps are, you can put the heating pad on your abdomen or your back. Occasionally I experience period pain in my legs, and I’ll put the heating pad there, too.
Is a heating pad better than a hot water bag?
Not better, just different. They’re both good options. It’s up to you and your preference.
The best period heating pads for cramp relief will be the best one for YOU. Even if someone else prefers one over another, it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t work for you and your lifestyle.
Personally, I prefer a heating pad because there are so many portable options and I tend to use them at home and on the go when I’m cramping.
Different types of heating pads
There are tons of different varieties of heating pads to choose from. Some of the features you can find are:
- High and low temperatures
- Massage settings
- Has batteries
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