Let’s dispel a popular misconception: sleeping in a bra won’t make your breasts perkier or stop them from drooping.
You might be wondering why wearing a bra to bed is not a good idea. Let’s start by giving a quick overview of bra history.
Bras as a concept have existed for ages. Women in ancient Rome used strophiums, which were like bandages that doubled as bras. In the 19th century, corsets were the preferred form of clothing. The first decade of the 20th century saw the introduction of the modern bra as we know it today.
Let’s return to the sagging and perky myth.
Contrary to popular opinion, wearing a bra while you sleep won’t make your breasts fuller or stop them from drooping. Both breast growth and breast cancer won’t be affected by it. You can’t work out your breasts like muscles to make them look firm because they are literally simply fat lumps made of fat tissue. Also, it is impossible to completely prevent the breasts from sagging as we get older.
Now that the misconception has been dispelled, why should you refrain from sleeping in a bra?
Many bras feature underwires and elastic bands that can irritate your skin and cause pain, especially if you’re lying down for a long time. Why make yourself more uncomfortable when you should be getting a good night’s rest? Bras are already uncomfortable by nature, even during the day.
Impedes blood flow
Tight bras may limit blood flow, which may eventually result in reduced circulation, numbness, and even skin irritation. Before going to bed, bras should be taken off, especially underwired ones because the wires can compress the muscles surrounding the breast area and have an adverse effect on the nervous system.
You may find it challenging to breathe deeply while you’re asleep if your bra is too tight. Take it off before going to bed because this could impact the quality of your sleep.
Long-term bra use, especially at night, might irritate the skin, especially if the bra is composed of materials that aren’t permeable.
Unlock the nips. It’s great for the health of your breasts.