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A Definitive Answer To the Age Old Question: Should You Sleep In A Bra?

June 12, 2015 by Rachel Gulmi
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I’m sure by now you’ve heard many different opinions on whether or not it’s good to sleep in a bra. Some people believe sleeping in a bra will prevent your boobs from sagging and others simply get uncomfortable at the thought…literally. In order to come to a conclusion regarding this ongoing issue, the Huffington Post enlisted the help of Dr. Amber Guth, associate professor of surgery and director of the Breast Cancer Surgery Multidisciplinary Fellowship at NYU Langone Medical Center.

First and foremost, Guth says, “There is certainly no evidence that sleeping in bras is either helpful or harmful. Sagging or changes in the breast are due to a number of factors: Pregnancy and breastfeeding being the most common causes, along with time and gravity.”

However, Linda Becker, a professional bra fitter (aka The Bra Lady) says otherwise. “Here’s the logic. Either your breasts are being supported for eight hours, or they’re not being supported for eight hours. What do you think is better? It’s just common sense. If your breasts are being held up, they’re going to stay up a lot longer. When you take your bra off at the end of the day, they’re a lot higher than when you put it on in the morning,” she explained to Huff Post.

So, should all women be sleeping in a bra? According to Becker, the answer is no. “It really depends on the size of your breast. If you’re an A-cup or B-cup, no. If your breasts are bigger than a D, Double-D and up, you should. Some people’s breasts hurt them when they sleep, so they need to wear a bra. Some people need it for support.”

Dr. Guth and Linda Becker both agree that your bra should not be too tight. Dr. Guth warns, “Certainly no bra or breast support should be so tight that it constricts or blocks any form of circulation.” She also advises her patients that it is completely up to their discretion whether or not they choose to wear a bra while sleeping. “Sleeping in a bra or support bra really is just a matter of the woman’s personal comfort,” she says.

Bottom line: wearing a bra at night may offer someone with a larger chest more support and comfort.

The choice is up to you, ladies!

Do you sleep in a bra?

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