Becoming niddah in the middle of the night
17 November, 2015
Hi, Thanks for this great site.
Have you any tips of what to do when you wake up very early in the morning (eg before 4:30am) and find blood that makes you niddah, and your husband is still asleep with you in the double bed that is yours when you are niddah, and you really also want to go back to sleep? Guess there is no other idea but sleeping on the floor? Or get up and do something constructive?
If you wake up and find actual bleeding that renders you niddah, unfortunately you must separate at that point. If it is difficult to switch to your niddah sleeping arrangements in the middle of the night, you can go back to sleep in a different bed – on the couch or on a guest bed, etc. You could also wake up your husband and ask him to move to another bed.
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