4. It helps to schedule waxing, dental, and other painful procedures
From day 23 to 28 of your cycle, your threshold for pain decreases. This is why they say that you should not get a bikini wax right before you period, because it hurts more! This is because of fluctuation in the level of estrogen, which acts as the body’s natural painkiller. The best time to get a wax or a root canal is day 13 through 15 of your menstrual cycle.
Tracking your period is the easiest thing to, once you make a habit out of it. While you can just maintain a menstruation journal or chart, it is best to download an app (thank God for technology) because period tracking apps send you reminders on important days, and let you know if your period is late. Download an app which lets you track:
When your period starts and ends
Physical symptoms such as bloating, headaches, and nausea
The texture and colour of your cervical mucus
When you have intercourse
Tracking your menstrual cycle may seem like a daunting task, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes habit. Our hormones affect how we feel, what we want, and don’t want, and keeping a track of these invisible bodily changes can help us maintain a hold on our lives.