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Should You Wear A Bra To Sleep

Ah yes, the million-dollar question. Should you wear a bra to bed? What are the risks?. Technically, you don’t need to. When you’re lying flat, gravity pushes your breast tissue back towards your chest. There is also no evidence that it helps breasts remain perky over time. Besides, you may also find it negatively impacts your sleep. While some women may confess to wearing a bra to sleep, including the legendary Marilyn Monroe, others are not so keen on it.

 

Nevertheless, we look at the pros and cons to help you make up your own mind.

Pros of wearing your bra to sleep

Comfort

Some women feel more comfortable covering up. If this works for you, it may help even you get a good night’s sleep.

Pregnancy

When a woman is pregnant, her sensitive breasts may ache and change as they grow. A soft, elasticised bra can help her feel more comfortable and supported overnight.

Improved Sleep

Sleeping in a bra is a regular habit for women with larger breasts as it provides support and helps them get a good night’s rest.

Cons of wearing your bra to sleep

Circulation issues

There is a lot going on around the chest area and if your bra is too tight, it can restrict the blood supply to your breasts and surrounding areas, resulting in symptoms of cramps and dizziness.

Skin irritation

Hooks, lace or other parts of your bra can rub against your skin when you toss and turn at night. This constant rubbing can lead to severe irritation and rashes, or worse, the formation of cysts if you wear your bra for long periods of time.

Fungal infection

Excessive sweat provides a breeding ground for fungal infection that will eventually require medical attention. Wearing a bra to bed can increase this risk, especially if you reside in a hot and humid climate.

Ultimately, it’s a personal decision. There is no evidence that wearing a bra to bed can make your twins any perkier. It is, of course, wiser to set your breasts free while you sleep. If you do decide to wear one to bed then comfort is key. Make sure you choose a seamless and wireless bra for optimum comfort that moves with you.

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