Premenstrual Fatigue: What Is It And How To Tackle It?

Do you feel like laying on the bed and doing nothing at all? Does every little thing irritate you? Do you get overwhelmed with a mix of emotions? If YES, then it might be because your periods are coming.

Premenstrual fatigue is one of the common symptoms of PMSing. Approximately 85% of the women experience extreme exhaustion during the premenstrual phase. Not having the will to do anything can make surviving the day harder than anyone can imagine. On top of that, other symptoms such as cramps, moodiness, bloating, and headache can make it even worse.

Luckily, there are a few measures that can help you deal with premenstrual fatigue. So, without any further delay, let’s learn!

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Create A Bedtime Routine

A healthy bedtime routine is proven to improve the overall mood and help the mind and body relax. But, to achieve effective results, your routine must include:

● A hot bath before bed

● Going to bed at the same time every night

● Not using mobile or laptop at least an hour before bed

● Eating light dinner

● Avoiding caffeine and alcohol as much as possible.

Tip: If you often wake up during the night due to heavy sweating, try to keep the room temperature between 60 and 67°F (15.5 to 19.4°C).

Avoid Sugar

Cravings for something sweet are generally higher during the pre-period phase. For many people, chocolates, candies, doughnuts, etc., are their comfort food. However, consuming high-in-sugar food and beverages increases blood sugar levels. It further leads to an energy crash.

Yes, you read it right!

Therefore, you need to control your craving and look for an alternative, low sugar option. You can try avocado, grapefruit, berries, sprouts, and lettuce instead.

Tip: Avoid soda and energy drinks.

Try Herbal Remedies

Several studies have shown that trying herbal remedies helps with easing PMS symptoms, including fatigue. Therefore, you must include herbs such as ginger, fennel seeds, chaste berry, and wild yam in your diet. If you can’t find these herbs, you can try menstrual health products which contain these herbs. It will help maintain hormonal balance, alleviating cramps, and boosting overall health.

Stay Hydrated

Dehydration lowers the body’s energy level, thus making the symptoms worse. Therefore, no matter what, you must stay hydrated. Drink at least eight glasses of water every day. If you don’t want to drink water, you can try milk, iced tea, smoothies, and lemonade instead. You can also eat water-rich foods such as watermelon, strawberries, cucumber, peaches, or oranges.

Try Relaxation Techniques

Relaxation techniques will help to calm your mind and body, promoting restful sleep. These techniques include meditation, deep breathing exercises, and progressive therapy. If some things might be causing mental exhaustion, you should consider writing a journal or talking to a therapist.

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Wrapping It Up!

All these are effective ways to fight pre-period fatigue. If you keep following these measures, other symptoms of PMS will also reduce to a great extent. Moreover, you’ll also avail yourself of numerous skin and health benefits of a healthy lifestyle.


  1. I had no idea there was anything I could do to try and alleviate my premenstrual fatigue. It can be so awful and makes me feel so low that I was beginning to get really anxious about it happening. I will put some of these things in to practice!

    1. alittlebitsocial2 says:

      I’m the same. I dread it ?

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