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should you sleep in a bra

We’ve all been there, we go out after work and get home way later than expected. You’re so tired, you don’t want to brush your teeth, take your makeup off or remove your bra. There’s countless information about whether or not it is safe to sleep in your bra, and that’s what we will discuss in this article.

Many experts claim that there is no evidence that any type of bra is harmful in any way. Perhaps one of the most common myths is the link between wearing a bra at night and an increased breast cancer risk. A 2014 case study was conducted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found that no aspect of wearing a bra including frequency of wear had any link to breast cancer whatsoever.

Now that we’ve discuss that important thing, are there any health benefits to wearing a bra while you sleep at night? Some women believe that wearing one will help them maintain their round shape and perkiness. Many doctors say that our breast tissue is replaced by fat as we age, so nothing including a bra can prevent the pull that will occur. Also, pregnancy and breastfeeding can lead to this sagging look women try to avoid as much as possible too.

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Ultimately if you feel okay sleeping without a bra on at night, then do it. If you have a larger chest and may feel more comfortable with them secure, that’s okay too. Much like other things regarding our health as women, wearing a bra at night is a personal decision. Many bra experts suggest even wearing a bralette, especially for larger-size women, who may experience pain without support throughout the night. For many, it simply is just uncomfortable to wear one as they try to sleep.

When sleeping with a bra, wear a soft-cup, wireless bra if you opt to wear one as it will lead to the least amount of discomfort. Also, make sure the bra you choose fits properly as a bra that is too tight constricts or blocks circulation. This can lead to lymphatic blockage where fluid accumulation can occur in the breasts.

When it comes to wearing a bra as you sleep, do whatever makes you the most comfortable. After all, it’s your health and your decision.

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Katie Donnelly

Katie Donnelly is a full-time freelance writer, content manager, and founder of Katie Rose Creative. An experienced bra fitter, Katie has helped hundreds of people shop for lingerie. Her favorite bra is the Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra.

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