Is Sleeping In A Bra Good For You? The Answer Is A Bit Complicated

I don't think there's ever been as much debate as there is about the question of whether you should sleep in a bra. Some experts say it's a good idea, while other doctors say it's completely unnecessary. But I wanted to get to the bottom of the age-old question: Is sleeping in a bra good for you?

The answer isn't super simple, and doctors and bra-fitting experts kind of disagree on this subject. "There is certainly no evidence that sleeping in bras is either helpful or harmful," Dr. Amber Guth, a professor of surgery at NYU, told the Huffington Post. "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."

In some cases, however, sleeping in a bra can be a good idea. If you have a large chest, the extra support can prevent stretch marks that may naturally happen during your sleep. Some bra fitters swear by sleeping in a bra as a way to prevent sagging, but there's no real evidence that that's true at all. In short, if sleeping in a bra makes you feel more comfortable, you should do it. Additionally, if you have a larger chest (C or D-up or above), it could be a good idea.

Nightlift Bra, $98, nightlift.com

In fact, there's actually a bra specifically designed to be worn at night by people who have bigger boobs. It's a little pricey, but could be worth the investment.

The Lounge Bra, $39.50, victoriassecret.com

If you want to sleep in a bra, it's probably a good idea to choose a soft, comfortable one like a bralette. This one from Victoria's Secret is cute enough to wear during the day, too.

Low Impact Reversible Sports Bra, $20.99, gap.com

A sports bra designed for low impact activity can actually be a great option for sleeping. This one from Gap looks super comfortable. Just make sure you choose a style that's not tight or restrictive whatsoever.

Although experts don't agree on whether sleeping in a bra is good for you, if you think you'd benefit from it, then you do you, girl!

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