What Are the Benefits of Wearing a Bra to Sleep
By Claire Pearl
One of the more common questions that women ask about sleeping is if it is a good idea to sleep in a bra at night or not. When you really stop to examine some of the facts about sleeping in a bra, you will find that there are advantages as well as some possible disadvantages in doing so. In this article, we are going to cover both but we’re going to try to focus on the positive aspects of sleeping in a bra, as it may be something that you choose to do.
The first thing that I would like to say is that there are some myths about wearing a bra at night which need to be dispelled immediately. One of the more common of those myths is that wearing a bra while you are sleeping can lead to an increased risk for breast cancer. This is absolutely not true. There are no studies or evidence to support that statement and women have been sleeping in their bras for many years without ever developing any problems with breast cancer. There are so many other contributing factors to breast cancer that need to be avoided but wearing a bra at night is not one of them. That is why I would suggest, if you enjoy wearing a bra at night and find it to be comfortable, go right ahead and do so.
There are specific benefits to wearing a bra while you are sleeping that should also be considered. If you are large breasted, wearing a bra while you sleep will help you to avoid any premature sagging of the breasts. It is also beneficial for women who have recently undergone breast surgery. It will help to support the breasts and to keep them from getting sore due to the surgery that was recently done.
If you are going to wear a bra at night, it is important for you to choose one that is comfortable. If you tend to wear an underwire bra during the day, it is best if you choose a bra that does not have that underwire for sleeping at night. Although you may find it to be perfectly fine in doing so, some women have a problem with a bra digging into them and creating discomfort while they sleep. It may not wake them enough to bring them entirely conscious but it may disrupt their sleep enough that they are tired the next day.
Finally, choose a bra that is not too tight, and you may actually want to choose one that is slightly loose for sleeping. The lymph fluid drains in the breasts during the night and if you wear a bra that is too tight, it is going to disrupt this process. They can also make you uncomfortable, which is certainly something that you would want to avoid while you were sleeping. So the bottom line is, if you enjoy wearing a bra at night and it makes you feel comfortable, go right ahead and do so.
Claire Pearl is a bra designer and part-time fashion model. She has worked in the lingerie and fashion industry for a number of years and educate women about wearing the right size bra. Claire has collaborated with various petite bra companies like Lula Lu to create a line that will fit petite size women. You can visit Lula Lu website at www.lulalu.com to learn more.