by Laura Wagner
Is it the time of the month but your body doesn’t seem to know it yet? Are you bloated and cramping but you haven’t got your period?
A woman’s menstrual cycle is usually every 28 days but not every woman is the same. Women’s menstrual cycle can range from 21 to 35 days but many women experience delayed periods, which may cause stress. Stress is a common factor why women might deal with delayed periods, it throws off hormones and can cause changes to your overall health. Other factors like diet and weight gain or loss can affect your menstrual cycle. There are simple and natural ways women can induce their periods overnight to help avoid irregular periods.
Vitamin C For A Faster onset of Menstruation
It has been said that Vitamin C can help the production of estrogen. Estrogen thickens the lining of the uterus causing the uterus to contract, helping to induce periods. It also "deprives the uterus of progesterone, which in turn triggers the lining to shed".
You can easily do this by taking vitamin supplements or adding more vegetables and fruits that are high in Vitamin C to your diet. Oranges, grapefruit, papaya, broccoli, green bell peppers are just a couple of good sources of Vitamin C .
Heat To Jumpstart Things
Something that has also been known to ease cramping during your period is a warm compress, this can actually also help induce your period. Applying a warm compress or hot water bottle to your abdomen can increase blood flow which can help start the menstrual cycle. A warm bath can also work and this can help with reducing stress, which is factor to delayed periods. The warm bath increases blood flow to the body, helping you to relax.
Sex To Bring It On
Sex, and general stimulation of the vagina, increases the flow of blood to the vagina causing it to contract, after sex the vagina relaxes allowing the uterine wall to shed. "After the sexual intercourse, the vagina relaxes, thus triggering the shedding of the uterine lining," notes MD Health. And sometimes, this can send your period on its way.
Semen helps soften the cervix which can help start menstruation. Sex really is a true homeopathic healer, right?
Cinnamon Tea To Speed It All Up
Cinnamon won't force your period to start overnight but it is a menses herbal powerhouse. Cinnamon has anti-spasmodic properties that helps to reduce cramps and menstrual pain. As an added bonus, cinnamon will act as vasodilator increasing the blood flow in the uterine area which efficiently helps in regulating irregular menstruation and inducing menstruation in women who have irregular menstruation periods. Cinnamon is also rumored to help induce labor!
Lastly, cinnamon will not only trigger your period, it will reduce symptoms of PMS and menstrual symptoms. "Cinnamon reduces pain, menstrual bleeding, nausea and vomiting with primary dysmenorrhea without side effects, it can be regarded as a safe and effective treatment for dysmenorrhea in young women"].
To make cinnamon tea, you can simply add cinnamon to some water and boil it for 15 minutes. For some sweetness, add in your preferred choice of milk or honey. That said, if cinnamon tea is not the thing for you, you can always opt to sprinkle them on to your smoothies, cereal, or yogurt.
Other methods that have also been linked to help induce periods are drinking teas like ginger tea or parsley tea and exercise.
These are just some of the ways that can help induce periods overnight. One very important step to help this process is reducing stress. Whether it be with meditation, yoga or taking a long needed nap, relaxing can really help you with your menstruation cycle.
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