Breasts are made of tissue and ligaments. There have been multiple studies that show as little as walking around and running errands can have our breasts bouncing up and down, and this bouncing motion not only causes stretching of ligaments over time, but can also contribute to pain in your shoulders, neck, and back.
As we get older, the ligaments that make up the breast tissue stretch and lose its elasticity. As a result, breast fullness is compromised as the underlying support system of tissue and fat diminishes. So irrespective of whether you wear a bra to bed or not, the eventual sagging is inevitable.
The Absolute Worst Bras to Sleep In
Personally we prefer to let our girls have a break during bed time, but if you feel better wearing a bra to bed, be sure to avoid sleeping in is a tight, compression sports bra or anything with underwire. Apart from being uncomfortable, when worn for extended periods of time, a compression bra can press down on your lymphatic system.
Beyond breast comfort and support, wearing any tight-fitting garment for a long time can also up the likelihood of skin irritations such as rashes, body breakouts, or fungal infection, so steer clear of anything too small or too constricting.
If You Really Prefer To Wear A Bra To Bed
Choose Something Comfortable.
When it comes to wearing a bra to bed, comfort is key, so look for a garment that’s designed purely with comfort in mind, think simple silhouettes, minimal support, soft, breathable fabric, and no hardware. We suggest something that’s stretchy, seamless, and all one piece.
Choose A Bra That Is Clean
While it sounds like common sense, you will be amazed by how many women out there re-wear their bra without laundering it. Wearing a dirty bra, especially one that’s covered in a day’s worth of sweat, can lead to rashes, irritation, and a fungal infection.
The bra you wear to bed should be clean, and not the one you’ve been wearing all day. Do your skin and bed partner a favour and slip on a clean bra before bed, then change into a fresh one the next day. If laundering your bra is a hassle, simplu purchase a bra-ball that you can pop into the washing machine, without having to worry about stretching or broken underwires.