You know those nights where you just don't want to use a pad, or you don't feel like waking up in the morning with your new white bedsheets ruined? If you're just starting to use tampons or you've been hesitant to sleep with them in, there are a few guidelines to follow:
1. Tampons must be changed every 8 hours
2. Tampons can only be worn when you have period flow
3. Use the lightest absorbency needed for your flow
Firstly, it is safe to sleep with your tampon in overnight given that you change it at least every 8 hours. It is important to remember how often you should change a tampon if you plan on sleeping with one in. We all sleep varying amounts (6-10 hours, perhaps 3 hours when you have an assignment or several to finish) so be aware when you choose to sleep with a tampon in overnight.
Secondly, only use tampons when you have your period and during no other time of the month.
Thirdly, use the lightest absorbency needed for your flow at any time. For example, if you have a medium flow, use a regular tampon and if you have a light flow, use a mini tampon.