Many women have questions about wearing a sleep bra at night. Specifically they wonder if it is bad for your health to wear a bra overnight. Most experts agree that wearing a sleep bra is not dangerous and may actually help you sleep better if you have large breasts. And myths like sleeping in a bra causes breast cancer or restrict your breathing are just plain false. Here are four good reasons to wear a sleep bra:
Reason #1 to Wear a Sleep Bra: Stay Comfortable
When you have large breasts they probably tilt in many directions as you find comfortable sleep positions throughout the night. But one thing that may prevent your comfort is your breasts dangling in awkward ways. Avoid this plight with a sleep bra that will keep your breasts positioned for comfort while you drift off to dreamland. Whether you’re a back, side or tummy sleeper, sleep bras are ideal because they clasp in front to avoid any gauging or poking. Plus, they are wirefree and stretchy enough to flow with your nighttime movements without restricting the lymphatic fluid or causing inflammation.
Reason #2 to Wear a Sleep Bra: Avoid Irritation
Have you ever felt that annoying irritation of your bare nipples rubbing against a shirt? If that happens to you all night long, it’s going to get uncomfortable, fast! Protect your sensitive breasts in a soft, breathable sleep bra. Slip it on under your favorite sleep t-shirt or silkiest PJs and say bye-bye to irritation.
Sagging skin is an unfortunate part of aging. As you age your skin loses elasticity which causes skin to droop, including breast tissue. Also, larger breasts are fattier and breast tissue is replaced with fat as you age so that further contributes to saggy breasts. Wearing a sleep bra isn’t going to miraculously prevent sagging but it may help reduce stretching of breast tissue, according to some plastic surgeons. When your breasts are positioned properly, their weight will not put as much strain on your skin.
Reason #4 to Wear a Sleep Bra: Reduce Pain
For women who have undergone breast surgery or who have mastalgia (breast pain) which may or may not be related to their menstrual period, a sleep bra may be the best way to ease pain. It’s all about the constant yet soft support a sleep bra can offer. Plus, wearing a front closure bra may be easier to take on and off after surgery or during particularly painful times.
There are many great reasons to wear a sleep bra and that’s why Leading Lady offers a selection of comfortable and stylish options to keep you sleeping like a baby.
Sources: Cure Joy, Women’s Health and Self