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Waking up to discover blood on your sheets isn’t the best way to start the day.

And it needn’t happen if you get the right protection in place. Why is it that you need extra protection at night to prevent period leaks? Well, as it turns out, when you’re lying down the blood flows differently from when you’re standing up. Which is why you need an overnight pad like Libresse® Maxi Night Wings or Libresse® Maxi Night Secure Wings.

Overnight pads are handily longer at the back than an ordinary towel. As period blood tends to pool under your bottom if you sleep on your back, this extra length prevents leaks. Some pads can also end up askew if you toss and turn a lot in your sleep, causing blood to leak out. The uniquely shaped SecureFit™ design of a Libresse® pad means it follows your body movements when you twist around, preventing period leakage. So you can rest easy.

How to stop period leaks at night

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Pyjama trousers

These will give an extra layer of protection between you and the sheets, meaning you’re less likely to leak onto them.

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Extra panties

An extra pair of panties over the top of your usual pair will absorb any leakage. Choose thicker cotton ones in a dark colour that won’t show up stains

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Old hand towel

Lay an old hand towel underneath your bottom before you lie down. This will absorb any leakage and protect your sheets.

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Extra padding

Fold some sheets of toilet roll lengthways and place a wad under your night towel inside your panties for extra absorbency.

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Mattress protection

A mattress protector will prevent your mattress ending up with a permanent dark stain. If you’re sleeping away from home take one with you.

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