Home Health Ladies, stop sleeping with a bra on. Here’s what you need to...

Ladies, stop sleeping with a bra on. Here’s what you need to know

Let’s dispel a common myth: sleeping with your bra on won’t prevent your breasts from sagging.

You might wonder why it’s a bad idea to sleep with a bra on. First, let’s begin with a brief history of bras.

The concept of bras has been around for centuries. In ancient Rome, women wore a strop hi um, a type of bandage that served as a bra.

Fast forward to the 19th century, and corsets were the undergarments of choice. It wasn’t until the early 20th century that the modern bra, as we know it today, was introduced.

Back to the saggy and perky myth

Contrary to popular belief, sleeping with a bra does not firm your breasts or prevent them from becoming sagging.

It won’t stop breast growth or cause breast cancer. Your breasts are literally just fat lumps composed of fat tissue, not muscles, so you can’t exercise them like muscles to make them look firm.

In addition, with increasing age, breast sagging inevitably occurs, which cannot be completely avoided.

So, setting the myth aside, why should you avoid sleeping with a bra on?


Many bras have underwires and elastic straps that can dig into the skin, causing discomfort, especially when lying down for long periods of time. Bras are inherently uncomfortable, even during the day, so why add to your discomfort when you should be enjoying a peaceful night’s sleep?

Breathing difficulties

A bra that is too tight can compress your chest and make it difficult to breathe deeply while you sleep. This can affect the quality of your sleep, so it is recommended to remove it before bed.

Skin irritation

Wearing a bra for extended periods, especially at night, can cause skin irritation, especially if the bra is made from non-breathable materials.

Free the nips. It’s best for your breast health.