A London doctor lifted the veil on wearing a bra while she was asleep. The practice probably does not play on sagging breasts but can hinder the proper functioning of the blood and lymphatic systems.
The bra is part of the daily life of the majority of women and yet many of its aspects remain unknown to its users. How does it work (spoiler: it’s the headband that supports the chest and not the braces)? How is he chosen? Is it not advisable to keep it to sleep? If we have already answered at length the first 2 questions, we now raise the mystery about the wearing of bra while asleep. Let it be agreed at once: keeping the underwear while one is in the arms of Morpheus is rarely an intentional decision, but rather the consequence of an evening with water and / or immeasurable laziness. So is it really bad for health or for holding breasts, as you would think? A prominent London doctor ends once and for all with myths. Dr. Seth Rankin makes it clear that sleeping with a bra is far from being a determining factor in “sagging” of the chest. “Falling breasts are an inevitable phenomenon as women get older [because] the connective tissue that keeps the chest in place loses its elasticity over time,” says the practitioner. He adds that pregnancy, breastfeeding, genes, smoking, significant weight gain and loss, and intense physical activity can speed up the slump phenomenon. This is why “it is very difficult to measure the actual effects of wearing a bra in bed, there are many other factors that have much more visible consequences,” according to the doctor.
The bra ‘is useless in the supine position
What is certain in any case is that the bra is useless when one is on the back. “Breasts that fall are the result of gravity … When you are lying on your back, gravity pushes the fat towards your torso rather than your toes. So wearing a bra (whose function is to support the breasts from below) in bed is useless. If we stick to this logic, favoring the supine position over the long term could help avoid the phenomenon of subsidence, but we should stay on the back much more than 7 to 8 hours as we do on average each night . With the issue of sagging breasts now settled, what about the possible health problems that the practice may entail? Dr. Rankin is categorical: a bra that is too small necessarily hurts. “If your bra regularly leaves you on the skin because it’s too tight, then wearing it around the clock leaves no chance for your skin to regain its original shape,” he says. And to continue: “Breasts aside, the bust is a part of the anatomy where a lot of things happen, from the vessels to the ganglia through the nerves and muscles. A too tight bra may prevent blood from reaching the breasts and surrounding areas. It is the same for the lymphatic system: the circulation of the lymph to the large ganglia on the side of the chest and armpits can be hindered. This can interfere with the vital function of the system that drains toxic products. So we remember that it is better to remove his bra ‘before sleeping (and at the same time, who likes to do the opposite!) And it is very important to choose a suitable underwear for his chest. We do not hesitate to ask advice in shop!