As a big-boobed girl, since before everyone else had them, I love my big boobs. I wouldn't say I've never hated having big boobs, but there were times that I wished I could just take them off for a while, put them in my gym locker while I run (because running with huge boobs is a bitch and no matter how hard you plaster those babies down). Finding the best sleep position for large breasts is also tough. They move around, sneak down your side, and if you're not careful, they can smack you. I guarantee that your partner loves them though and appreciates them more than you ever will and thoughtlessly uses them as a pillow (because they are soft and beautiful) but they're also a pain in the back and not actually pillows. But they're fun.
When we get in bed though — not so fun. This is the part of the day when I want to feel most comfortable and that includes removing that bra, victoriously after a long day. Sleeping with one on is non-negotiable for me and I know my big-boobed sisters feel the same way. Here are the best positions to sleep in if you're large-chested:
1. Sleeping on your stomach is still possible...
With a special pillow, of course. The pillow literally has a carved out section for your boobs, as if you were laying face down for a massage. Now, granted it's a little funny to look at, but for us big-boobed ladies who are stomach sleepers (or who at least try to be) ComfyBreasts can be used when you're lying face down and sleeping. Breathing into my pillows (my actual pillows) never sounded so appealing. I'm so getting this one.
2. On your back and with a wedge pillow
As a big-boobed lady who suffers from acid reflux as well, which although there is no direct correlation between both, I sleep with a wedge pillow. Not only is it extremely comfortable and tilts you slightly upright, it just feels good while you sleep.
Laying on your back is also one of the best positions that we (meaning, us big boobs!) can sleep in. It takes pressure off your back and we're also not smushing our boobs at the same time. If you really want to have fun with this and add extra comfort, get an additional wedge pillow to prop your feet up. You'll really never want to leave your bed now (as if it weren't already hard enough).
If you can't get a pillow, sleeping on your back is still one of your best options.
3. On your side but with a pregnancy pillow
Bear with me on this. Those pillows are damn comfortable and newsflash: during pregnancy your boobs get enormous. So for those of us that already have enormous boobs and lower back problems (which also happens during pregnancy) and whom are side sleepers, this an amazing comfort option. They also double as a partner-re-placer (it's cool to hug a pillow and be supported at the same time!).
There are also breast pillows that sit between your breasts, preventing them from moving around and together too much, easing smush and even helping in preventing breast/chest wrinkles, which I didn't know about until very recently.
Sleep well, ladies.
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