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Should I sleep with a tampon in?

Is it okay to use a tampon while I'm sleeping? How long can I sleep with it in?

Yes, but it is best to use a pad at night unless you can get up and change your tampon at least every 4-6 hours to lessen your chance of getting TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome).

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