The 10 Most Comfortable Bras You Can Actually Sleep In


My chest has never been particularly small. In fact, I specifically remember entering fourth grade and needing a full-fledged underwire bra. And while they (a.k.a. my boobs) have their definite benefits, they’ve often gotten in the way ever since they showed up — especially when I'm trying to get comfy in bed. Fortunately, there are bras you can sleep in that are designed to alleviate any breast discomfort you may experience while you’re lying in bed at night, like the discomfort that stems from gravity pulling your chest every which way. And don't worry if you’ve got a larger bust — they make plenty of bras for people with big boobs to sleep in that are like night and day as far as your comfort levels are concerned.

While regular every day and sports bras can function as sleep and leisure bras, not all of them fit the bill. Chafing materials, underwires, and stiff cups cause poking, annoying skin marks, and boob slippage that’s more likely to keep you tossing and turning. However, if you’re like me and you hate the feeling of your boobs parting like the Red Sea while you’re lying on your back, you’ve got some options. Here are some of the most raved-about bras that offer both comfort and centering support, so you can sleep in any position without gravity pulling you down.

1. One Of The Most Popular Comfy Bras Out There

With almost 1,700 reviews, the Bali Foam Cup Wirefree Bra is taking the boob-world by storm. Instead of padding and wires, it’s got ridiculously comfortable foam and elastic bands that keep your chest centered and supported, but with absolutely zero discomfort. Since it’s so comfortable and supportive, women wear it for everything from sports and sleeping to work and errands.

2. Wide Straps, Soft Material, And Adjustable Clasps

With wide straps, soft cups, and an adjustable clasp, the Glamorize Plus-Size Comfort Bra has some of the highest reviews out there. It doesn’t feel scratchy or itchy like other supportive materials, but it still gives you a natural minimized shape with none of the underwire pain. “This is it ladies,” says one reviewer. “Perfect fit, perfect support and doesn't poke, pinch or have a mind of its own. I have already ordered 3 more.”

3. Support With Bands Instead Of Wires

With zero wires and a banded frame, the Vanity Fair Full Figure Wirefree Bra offers the utmost of support for bigger busts without any pinching. The lace center keeps breasts centered, even if you’re a side sleeper, and reviewers are saying things like, “Really the most comfortable bra I’ve ever worn,” as well as, “It doesn't hurt, dig, rub or irritate me in any way.”

4. Get Three Plus-Size Sleep Bras For $20 or Under

Under $20 is a great price for one comfortable, reliable bra — for three, it's amazing. These AM CLOTHES sleep bras are made of stretchy, comfy fabric without any wires. Instead, they utilize removable padding, double-knit material, thick straps, and elastic center busts to lift and support. You can also get them in ten different color options, including all black or bright, uplifting shades (no pun intended). "I hate bras and find most of them restrictive and ill fitting," one reviewer writes, "I'm so happy to have found a bra that I don't want to rip off after a half hour!"

5. Soft Cotton With A Body-Hugging Design

Made primarily from soft cotton with a little bit of spandex thrown in there, the Amoena Front-Closure Leisure Bra is a beautiful combination of convenience and comfort. Wide straps and a racerback design stop all cutting, chafing, and pain, while a front-close feature is great for back-sleepers and those who have just had surgery.

6. This Zigzag Weave Is An Amazing Combo Of Stretch And Support

The most innovative part of this Leading Lady plus-size leisure bra is the innovative gravity-defying material. It’s made with a zigzag weave that keeps your breasts comfortable, but adequately supported. It’s got front-close clasps and comes in multiple different colors and designs, and reviewers are saying things like, “I have never had a comfortable bra in my life until now.”

7. This Cooling Camisole Has a Built-In Bra

The fabric of this easy-wear camisole is made from soft, quick-drying material, but the revolutionary part? It has a built-in bra that connects directly to the garment and straps, shaping your silhouette and lifting your bust-line with molded padding. It's available in three colors, and according to reviewers, "It has decent support — not like those shelf bra camis from the 90s."

8. Feel Free To Move Around In This Contour Bra

The Calvin Klein wire-free contour bra is ideal for those who want coverage and support that hugs your body no matter what position you’re sleeping in. Because it’s got no seams or wires, it doesn’t dig in anywhere, and it’s got just the right amount of stretch so that you feel free enough to move around. “I wear it nearly every day, and it feels comfortable all day long,” says one happy reviewer.

9. Since It's Made From Bamboo, This Bra Is Eco-Friendly And So Soft

The Boody Body EcoWear bra is made from 80 percent bamboo rayon grown without pesticides, making it eco-friendly, super breathable, and extremely soft. It's great for any sleeping position because it doesn't have any digging straps, uncomfortable fasteners, or wires. It does, however, have removable padding, so you can personalize your level of shaping and support.

10. Stop Shoulder Pain And Slippage While You Sleep

If your biggest issue is shoulder pain, the Wingslove minimizer bra has wide, cushioned straps that keep you comfortable all night long, plus a U-back design that keeps them from slipping. The cups are made from a thin, soft fabric that stretches with your body, and buyers say that they can (and often do) sleep in this one.

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