Waking up to discover blood on your sheets isn’t the best way to start the day.

And it needn’t happen if you get the right protection in place. Why is it that you need extra protection at night to prevent period leaks? Well, as it turns out, when you’re lying down the blood flows differently from when you’re standing up. Which is why you need an overnight pad like Nana Maxi Goodnight.

Overnight pads are handily longer at the back than an ordinary towel. As period blood tends to pool under your bottom if you sleep on your back, this extra length means no leaks. Some towels can also end up askew if you toss and turn a lot in your sleep, causing blood to leak out. The uniquely shaped core of a Nana towel means it follows your body movements when you twist around, preventing period leakage. So you can rest easy.