Sleeping in Bras - Should You Do It?588161

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Just yesterday, I was enjoying a martini with a buddy after work when the topic turned to breasts. Her boyfriend is an OB/GYN. He's seen his share of breasts in all shapes and sizes. He claims that hers are the perkiest he's seen. My friend readily informed him (and me) that her secret is sleeping in a bra each evening.

Of course, it is not really a secret. I've heard this technique for perky breasts numerous occasions. In fact, Marilyn Monroe was one of the greatest proponents of the practice. As a lingerie expert, I get asked about sleeping in bras about as soon as a month. There are these who will say it is fantastic and those who say it is harmful. There's no simple answer to the question, but do not believe everything you hear.

Most detractors of wearing a bra to sleep will claim that it causes breast cancer. This belief is primarily based off a study by Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer place forth in the book, Dressed to Kill: The Link In between Breast Cancer and Bras. The study discovered a correlation between women in five American cities who wear bras for lengthy periods of time and a high incidence of breast cancer. This was followed up with a study that showed that breast cancer is fairly uncommon in Fiji where ladies seldom wear bras.

Whilst the theories are fascinating, it should be noted that correlation does not imply causation. For instance, women in Fiji invest more time close to the ocean than these in the United States, but no 1 is suggesting we all flock to the ocean to stop breast cancer. There are known genetic factors that influence a woman's likelihood of creating breast cancer and these had been not regarded as in the study. White ladies, in specific, are more most likely to carry a gene that is linked to the development of breast cancer and there are extremely couple of white ladies in Fiji. Still, there are no research that can conclusively say breast cancer is not linked to bras.

On the other hand, there are no studies that prove wearing a bra will stop breasts from sagging when not wearing a bra. Breasts sag for a couple of factors:

1) Softening of breast ligaments and loss of breast tissue with age

two) Enlarged breasts during pregnancy causing the skin to stretch

three) Modifications in the fat and tissue composition of the breasts

Breasts have extremely small structural assistance. There are no muscle tissues and no bones inside the breasts. They are supported primarily by a couple of ligaments and the overlying skin. The suppler the tissue is, the much less most likely the breasts are to sag. Therefore, a healthy diet plan might have the most influence on whether breasts sag or not. Some studies have really shown that wearing bras can cause breasts to sag when the bra comes off simply because the bra prevents the ligaments from performing any work all through the day and the ligaments begin to atrophy.

All things regarded as, the answer to the question of whether or not to put on a bra to bed comes down to comfort. If you're much more comfortable wearing the bra to sleep, go ahead and do it. Just be careful that it's not as well tight (that's good guidance evening or day). You don't want to restrict blood flow or trigger damage to your skin in the type of indentations. If it is not comfortable to sleep in your bra, take it off. It won't keep your breasts from sagging anyway.

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