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Am I able to wear a fresh tampon to sleep, overnight for 6-8 hours?
Your question has the key to the answer. Yes you can sleep with a tampon overnight for 6-8 hours but it should be a fresh tampon placed before going to bed. The reason for this is we want to avoid what’s called Toxic Shock Syndrome or TSS. TSS is a bacterial infection caused by Staphylococcus Aureus and it can be deadly. It’s an infection that comes on fast with flu-like symptoms, fever and typically a rash on the soles of your hands and feet. If you have a tampon left in for a longer period of time and are having these symptoms please see a health care provider for assessment right away.