Along with good nutrition and exercise, sleep is one of the best ways to improve your health, achieve balance, and reduce risk of many unwanted physical and emotional conditions. While we don’t all need the same amount of sleep, we all need adequate, productive, restful, rejuvenating sleep every night. There are many ways to improve the quality of your sleep, and one that may help you tremendously is wearing a sleep bra to bed.
Sleep bras are practically a dream come true, especially for women with large breasts. But any woman, no matter her size, can benefit from sleep bras because they reduce irritation and offer soft, gentle support. As you strive to be your healthiest, most radiant self, check out these four reasons to wear a sleep bra:
4 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 from back closures. Plus, these stretchy wireless bras flow with your nighttime movements without restricting 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, coziest pajamas, or silkiest nightgown and say bye-bye to irritation.
Reason #3 to Wear a Sleep Bra: Support Less Sagging
Sagging skin is an unfortunate part of aging – a sad truth most women start to recognize in their 30s. As you age your skin loses elasticity causing droopiness, and that includes breast tissue. Plus, breast tissue is replaced with fat over time, which exacerbates the issue. Compounded by gravity, women with large breasts experience sagging worst of all. 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.
Leading Lady offers a selection of sleep bras to best suit your needs. Our wireless bra styles include front closure designs like our best-selling “most comfortable bra in America” – a.k.a. The Meryl;
and The Marlene,
with a zig-zag weave print; and The Lena,
with an embossed silky leopard pattern.
Our pullover styles have crossover cups with flexible support. These are great for breastfeeding access for those who are nursing. Our crossover styles include our bamboo sleep bra, The Serenity;
cotton crossover; and
Sources: Cure Joy, Women’s Health and Self