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Question Posted Wednesday August 10 2005, 6:46 pm

Is it safe to wear a tampon to sleep in? I'll probably sleep around 9 hours tonight .. I'm just not sure if that's safe (TSS). If I wear a pad, it usually leaks and gets on my shorts im wearing to bed. What should I do?

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cityfarmer answered Wednesday October 26 2005, 5:35 pm:
I always leak at night on my heavy days too. And I use the biggest overnight pad with wings there is. If I am sure I will be sleeping less than eight hours, I will use a tampon and a pad. Otherwise, it's better to leak than risk dying from TSS.

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VainTaraLynn answered Friday August 12 2005, 10:18 pm:
Its totally safe, thats why they make them. If your concerned about it leaking though, you should wear a tampon & a pad to prevent any leakage. Make sure yopu get the super absorbant tampons though, because they work well for overnight.

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modelkate11 answered Friday August 12 2005, 12:19 am:
no, i wouldn't take the chance. they make pads called overnight pads.


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shutupnkissme98 answered Thursday August 11 2005, 3:48 pm:
yah its ok to ware a tampon to bed jus change it as soon as you wake up.hope i helped XoXo

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oneandonly345 answered Thursday August 11 2005, 1:15 pm:
yea.. wearing a tampon to bed is fine. just change it right before you go to bed .. and right after you wake up.

i dont know how heavey you are when you sleep.. but i am pretty heavey. so i have to wear a tampon and a pad.. thats just something for you to think of.. so you do not leak.

justine <3

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xHC0Barbi3x answered Thursday August 11 2005, 1:27 am:
Im not really sure. I sometimes wear tampons for 9 hours. & nothing really happens. TSS is so rare. extremely rare. to be on the safe side i would wake up inbetween to change it. i guess its fine to just wear it to sleep but right when you wake up change it immediately. & put in the tampon right before you go to sleep. I hope I helped! good luck! much luhhv. xoxo Lauren &hearts;

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Almin answered Thursday August 11 2005, 12:50 am:
i dont kno about that one. try sleeping with one hehe

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FREEZEPOP answered Wednesday August 10 2005, 11:56 pm:
well, if you wear a tampon. you should try to wake up in between to change your tampon. your only supposed to wear a tampon for about 8 hours. So.. maybe.. you should try wearing a tampon and a pad? hope i helped =) &hearts; Brittany

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devilspawn_666 answered Wednesday August 10 2005, 9:08 pm:
It's not healthy to keep a tampon in for 9 hours straight at all. You could maybe get away with sleeping with a tampon in if you wake up in the middle of the night and change it. What I would reccomend is getting some of those pads that are made especailly for night time. They're longer and more absorbant than regualr ones. That should help keep it from getting on your shorts.

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SexiiBabii answered Wednesday August 10 2005, 8:56 pm:
i wear tampons to bed, and a pad i've had my period since 5th grade... and now i'm going into 9th... i've been doing this since 5th and I'm fine... i would say you would be fine.. but if your worried maybe you should wear a pad and set ur alarm for about 5 hours after u sleep and change it...

hope i helped!

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DeeplyInLove102203 answered Wednesday August 10 2005, 8:31 pm:
Yes its safe to wear a tampon to bed i do it and i dont got TSS i think thats only if you have it in for like a REALLY long time i'm sure you'll be fine...well hope i helped if you need anything just ask*

&hearts; Caitlin

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one_of_a_kind_chicka answered Wednesday August 10 2005, 8:17 pm:
you can but they recommend not wearing them for more than 8 hours. some people do and are fine but you might not want to risk it. if you don't want to wear one then try a pad with wings and before you fall asleep make sure it is right so that you won't leak.

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beachhun101 answered Wednesday August 10 2005, 7:43 pm:
i wouldnt wear a tampon at night to be careful. try using pads with "wings" and that usually helps because it covers more, and get super maxi if it still leaks. also try not wearing your best shorts to bed just in case they get ruined. ur not supposed to wear tampons for more than 8 hours,and even though your flow is lighter at night-i still wouldnt to be safe. hope this helps!

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xoxcaittxox answered Wednesday August 10 2005, 7:35 pm:
I dont think that you should...and you could wear a pad normal in the front then up you back too I geuss...Hope I helped...xoxCaittxox

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craZlilchelC152 answered Wednesday August 10 2005, 7:11 pm:
i ALWAYS wear a tampon to bed and i don*t have TSS just make sure you put it in rite before bed and take it out rite when u wake up!! hope i helped hun! xoxo, chelsea

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juneybug6183 answered Wednesday August 10 2005, 7:02 pm:
Yes, it is perfectly safe to sleep with a tampon in. In fact, they now make overnights for that purpose. I do recommend that you try to wake up at least once in the night to change it however.

Hope I helped!

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Supermanlover45 answered Wednesday August 10 2005, 6:59 pm:
Personally, I've heard stories that are true that because they wore a tampon to sleep got stuck in there and gave them TSS, they had to have like surgery my sister almost got that as well. I would put like paper towels down of where your sleeping enough to cover that area. or put on a bigger pad the largest you can find if you don't want to ruin anymore pants or shorts. But please don't wear tampons while sleeping it's dangerous. Hope I helped.

Buh Bye,

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daisy23 answered Wednesday August 10 2005, 6:55 pm:
i think you should wear a pad, you could even use 2 if you need...its not safe to wear a tampon that long

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xomegaroni answered Wednesday August 10 2005, 6:52 pm:
if your sleeping more than 8 hrs, like you said 9, its not too safe, so it'd be better to wear a pad.

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DancerBabyx0x answered Wednesday August 10 2005, 6:51 pm:
Don't wear a tampon for that long! You could try buying the overnight pads..they feel like diapers but they work wonders! Good luck

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