Should Women Wear Sleep Bras?
Some women find wearing a bra at all time, even in bed, a necessity, as they want the additional support to prevent issues about premature sagging. Some are not comfortable with their bras on especially while sleeping. Others are concerned that they can develop breast cancer, if they habitually sleep in a bra.
Scientists who study the chemistry of women’s breasts have varied opinions. Those who advise women to always tuck in their breasts before going to bed cite the reason of gravity. It could only be either that your breasts are unsupported or supported while you sleep for eight hours, although there are other factors that cause sagging breasts like pregnancy, breast feeding, and age.
Breasts that are held up stay up longer, one scientist says. To prove this point, look at your breasts at the end of the day, when you take off your bra. Look at them again before you put your bra on in the morning. You’ll see the difference. Your breasts look higher after taking off the bra than before you put it on in the morning. However, the advice of wearing a bra at night does not apply to all women, as it all depends on the breasts sizes. For cup size of A or B, it is okay, no worries. For cup sizes larger than a D, say DD and up, you’d better wear one at night. Your breasts may hurt when they sleep unsupported, so a bra is definitely needed, besides the support reasons.
Some scientists, though, are looking more at the discomfort when women wear a bra to bed than the issue of sagging breasts. They say that changes in the breasts like sagging are caused by several factors, as mentioned above, and that it cannot be evidently said that it is helpful to sleep in a bra. The story of a woman who wore a bra to sleep when she was only ten years old was also cited. The garment was sort of a training bra, so it was very comfortable. However, when she grew up and started wearing supportive bras some of which have under wires, sleeping in them became very uncomfortable.
Analyzing the pros and cons of wearing a bra to bed, we would like to say that this issue is just a matter of a wearer’s personal comfort. If you do not feel like wearing one to sleep, then don’t worry about the sagging and drooping concerns. If you want the support that bra offers even in the bed, then go ahead. Just remember that you do not wear bras with underwire to prevent cyst(s) or irritated breasts. Wear a good soft cup or sports bra as they are more suitable for sleeping.