Whether or not to wear a bra to bed? (Know your Bra 101)

Whether or not to wear a bra to bed is still a debatable question. Studies have been conducted to find if sleeping without a bra (or going braless whole day) causes sagging, and if sleeping in them cause any damage to your health. The experts are of contradictory opinions on this subject.

If you see it from the scientific point of view, sagging is caused by the pull of gravity on the mass of your breasts.  That is why bigger breasts sag more, as there is more fat within the tissue for gravity to work on. When you are lying down, the effect of gravity pushes your breasts back towards your chest, instead of down towards your toes. So wearing a bra – a bra’s main purpose is to support your breasts, especially from below-  is essentially redundant in bed as breasts naturally compress back towards the chest. Based on this gravity logic, prolonged periods of lying down will prevent your boobs from sagging, regardless of your wearing a bra or not.

What about other health implications an allnighter in your bra can have? (THE CONS)

  • If your bra often leaves impressions on your skin for being too tight, then wearing it 24/7 won’t give the skin a chance to recover and bounce back, which will lead to long-term indents in the tissue.
  • Apart from the tissues, there is a lot going on by way of anatomy around the chest area- from muscles to blood vessels, and lymph nodes to nerves. If your bra is too tight, you may be restricting your blood supply to the breasts and surrounding areas. The same goes for the lymphatic system. A tight bra may restrict the flow of lymph to the lymph nodes around the breasts and armpits hindering the systems vital function of flushing toxin waste products from the body.
  • Sleeping in a high support or underwired  bra can be very uncomfortable and can affect the quality of your sleep.

It is therefore probably best to steer clear of wearing a bra to bed.

Big breasted women who would need some support can opt for sleep bras otherwise called bralettes that offer gentle support yet not so tight so as to hinder the circulation or cause discomfort.

Here are some of the AL Sleep Bras that gives you the right amount of comfort and support.

Whether or not to wear a bra to bed? (Know your Bra 101)
Lace Pullover Bralette

Buttery soft texture, in breathable lace. Available in black and white shades. Sizes up to XXL. Lightly padded, seamed cups for enhanced support & modesty. Wire-free and comfortable. Buy matching panties here.

Whether or not to wear a bra to bed? (Know your Bra 101)
Lace Pullover Bralette

Shapely and functional. Comfortable lace fabric. Breathable and supportive. Lightly padded for modesty. One size; fits up to size 34 easily. Available in black and white colors. Buy matching panties here.

Whether or not to wear a bra to bed? (Know your Bra 101)
Caged Cotton Bralette

Stay stylish in bed in our cotton caged tank. One size; fits up to size 34 easily. Available in black and white colors.

Whether or not to wear a bra to bed? (Know your Bra 101)
Le Nuage Bralette

Super soft and sexy bralette in the nude shade. Lightly padded, seamed cups for enhanced support & modesty. Wire-free comfort. Breathable lace fabric.

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