Should you wear a bra at night?

| April 10, 2013 | 3 Comments

Most women often wonder whether they should wear a bra at night. They usually get advice from unknowledgeable source on the benefits and drawbacks of wearing a bra when they sleep. Most women wear a bra at night because they want to support their breast while others wear a bra because they want to prevent their breast from sagging. On the other hand, most women avoid wearing a bra at night because they believe that wearing a bra at night could lead to a cancer.

Our Study

We recently conducted a study on women between the age group of 24 – 36 to find out the main reasons why women wear or don’t wear a bra at. For the study, a sample size of 120 working women with whose annual income was less than $100,000 were considered. In the study, we found that only 38 women wore bra at night while 82 women avoided wearing it. One of the main reasons why women wore a bra at night was because they wanted to prevent sagging of breasts. Out of the 82 women who avoided wearing bra at night, 60 did not wear a bra at night because they felt it could lead to breast cancer.

 Arguments supporting wearing a bra at night

There are many health experts and physicians who recommend wearing a bra when you sleep as it helps in preventing sagging of breasts. Even though sagging of breast is a natural process, wearing a bra at night can delay the process as they keep the breast in an upright position for longer period.

Many women also wore a bra at night is because the average breast size of women has increased. Women who are pregnant or have fuller breast prefer wearing a bra because it supports their breast. Some women small bust also wear bra at night because they like the feeling of security.

Video explaining that wearing a bra does not cause cancer

Arguments against wearing a bra at night

Most health experts are of the view that wearing a bra at night does not prevent sagging. They believe that since sagging is a natural process its occurrence cannot be delayed by wearing a bra. These health experts are also of the view that wearing bra at night can lead to breast cancer.

 In a study conducted in United States, it was found that women who sport tighter bra and are longer bra wearing are more likely to suffer from breast cancer. Almost all women who wore bra for more than 12 hours daily suffered from cancer. The study concluded that women who wear bras at night are 125 times more likely to suffer from breast cancer when compared to women who did not wear a bra at night.

When you wear bra at night, it increases the pressure on the lymphatic system which are responsible for removing toxins, cancer cells, bacteria, dead cells and bacteria from the breast. The lymphatic system contains several vessels that work without any internal pressure. Since they don’t have any internal pressure, they are compressed easily by external pressure which can lead to congestion of the tissues. Toxins that must be removed by the vessels get accumulated in the breast which can lead to breast cancer.

So, should you wear a bra at night?

Going by the results of the study it is best that you avoid wearing a bra at night. However, if you must wear a bra, make sure you wear a bra that has a soft cup with no metal clasps and underwire. Also, make sure you use a properly fitted bra as improper cup size can cause he breast to rub against the chest which can cause rashes. You can wear a sports bra or old bra to avoid discomfort while you sleep.

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  1. Sydney Ross Singer says:

    I am a breast cancer researcher and medical anthropologist, and co-author of Dressed To Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras. Wearing tight bras for long periods of time daily is the leading cause of breast cancer. Doctor Harness in the video says wearing a bra to bed is no problem, but he is wrong. In addition to our research, which is mentioned in the article, there is a 1991 Harvard study that showed bra-free women have half the incidence of breast cancer as bra wearers. And a 2008 China study showed wearing a bra to bed increases breast cancer incidence over 100%.

    It is because of doctors like Harness that this issue is not getting the attention it deserves. Maybe it’s his name? Bras are a breast harness!

  2. Mohammed Irfan says:

    My wife wore a sponge bra every time but I ignore it as she is not getting development of her breast ….I am I correct or wrong of my suggestion

    • admin says:

      Hard to say. I suggest you get help from a qualified professional. They will examine the condition of your wife before suggesting a treatment.

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