Does Sleeping In Bra Prevent Breasts From Sagging?

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Ptosis, the condition of sagging breasts can be avoided by wearing a flexible bra while sleeping. Although there is no proof that bras help prevent or cause ptosis, it is largely believed to do the former. This is because a bra prevents the stretching of skin surrounding the breasts that is caused by gravity, which eventually causes ptosis.

Curejoy Expert Gina Hodge Explains:

Prevent Breasts From Sagging

Ptosis of the breast is the medical term for drooping or sagging female breasts. There may be conflicting views regarding the association of wearing a bra while sleeping and the prevention of sagging breasts, while some experts advocate sleeping bra-free at night while others strongly believe that wearing a bra at night does prevent breasts sagging. However, there is very little scientific data supporting each group.
Having said that it is my belief, that wearing bra at all times, especially for an individual who is more prone to breast sagging would certainly reduce the incidence of ptosis. The support provided by a bra would work against the effect of gravity, which would otherwise cause the stretching of the supporting skin and ligaments of the breasts, hence making it droop due to the downward gravitational pull.
But it is important to know that certain styles of bra would not be ideal to slumber in, like wearing an under wired bra with push-up. Thus choosing an ideal bra that is soft and comfortable is very important if you want to wear it in bed.

[Read: Are Your Everyday Habits Causing Sagging Breasts?]

Other Causes of Sagging Breasts

Things You Can Do To Prevent Breasts From Sagging

  • Wearing a well supportive bra: It is very important to wear a good supportive bra every day, especially during breast feeding.
  • Establish a good exercise program: A good exercise program that includes weights to strengthen the muscles underlying the breast tissue might be very helpful.
  • Maintain a good posture: Standing up properly, with your shoulders back and maintaining a good body posture goes a long way for preventing sagging breasts.
  • Maintain a healthy body weight: Try to maintain your body weight with the help of good eating habits, exercise and Yoga. The main three Yoga asana’s which help in breast lifting are Sarvangasana, Sirshasana and Viparita karani.
  • Keep your breasts smooth and supple: Exfoliate, use lotion and massage the breasts.


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Miriam Brooks
Miriam Brooks 5pts

Try eating pineapples in any form/juice it helps as well.

Fiora Maya
Fiora Maya 5pts

the most best solution \U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602

Fiora Maya
Fiora Maya 5pts

you cracked me up \U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602

Abdul Hanan Sheikh
Abdul Hanan Sheikh 5pts

66 without sag. That is entry into Guinness book of world records.

Kristi Kurtz
Kristi Kurtz 5pts

I just got a mental picture. I'm dying!! Hahahaha

Amanda Hodgson
Amanda Hodgson 5pts

Whether it does or not, I'll continue to wear my wirefree softcup bra because it's how I feel comfortable.

Anderson Trindade
Anderson Trindade 5pts

Você só lê o q interessa a vc p dizer q está certa. Não o q vc usa com arame e sim um confortável e outra, bem no inicio ela diz q não tem estudo q confirma o usar e não usar. Porém o de arame e suporte faz mal!! Pq? Por que aperta o corpo e afeta o sistema linfático, que é o sistema de purificação do organismo das toxinas. ;)

Karen Griffiths
Karen Griffiths 5pts

I strongly disagree. I never wear a bra, am 68 and my breasts don't sag!

Carla la Porta
Carla la Porta 5pts

Anderson Trindade read what the lady is saying " a doctor told me to always wear a bra to sleep in"

Shan Kam
Shan Kam 5pts

i guess man have an issue of underwears :D

Renee Ford
Renee Ford 5pts

Breasts reacting to age and gravity - a nonissue for me - like graying hair and certainly not the worst thing to happen to a woman.

Ahseya Ramsey
Ahseya Ramsey 5pts

Pfffft Im not sleeping in no damn bra the highlight of my day is letting these girls freeeee to breathe when I get home !

Justina Duong
Justina Duong 5pts

Don't protest against me.. I'm just sharing what I know by my own personal experince.... Love yourself enough to discover your own self. We all in this together .☝🏻❤️🙏🏻 Ps. High heel & bras. Think about that ladies.

Clovia Chisolm
Clovia Chisolm 5pts

I wore a bra for years to bed when I was in my teens and I do not have sagging breast and at that time I just wore it for comfort

LeAnn Blalock
LeAnn Blalock 5pts

I don't wear bra on while I sleep at night. It is uncomfortable if I wear bra in bed.

Diana Barnes
Diana Barnes 5pts

We are trained to dislike unperky breast...

Candice Mallicoat
Candice Mallicoat 5pts

Any elastic band or tightish fabric is putting pressure on the nodes. You just may not have any risk factors for it to be a problem, but one never knows until there is a problem.

Almazean Woodard
Almazean Woodard 5pts

It doesn't close up your heart chakra!! Read up about the Chakra's. Heart chakra is called Anahata. A blocked heart chakra may be manifested by a tragic event, repressed emotions, holding a grudge. Not by wearing a bra.

Olga R. McMahon
Olga R. McMahon 5pts

Please do an article on sagging testicles next, it's just as important

Kristi Kurtz
Kristi Kurtz 5pts

I just read another article saying that we shouldn't be wearing bras as much to prevent sagging....ugh I'm tired of new research I'm just going to stick to listening to my own body and do what makes me feel healthy and good...

Cynthia L Vogel
Cynthia L Vogel 5pts

Honestly...I don't think a man came up with this--most men are all to happy to see the girls free.

Jodi Page
Jodi Page 5pts

Sleeping on your stomach is the worst thing to do.

Justina Duong
Justina Duong 5pts

Bra actually harming to us girl!! Natural Gravity help you tight up your breast.. Free the boobies!!!! On the spiritual side of it, it actually closed up your heart Charka. Ladies do your research.☮🌎

Kristin Barreto Rodgers
Kristin Barreto Rodgers 5pts

I don't wear them during the day, so I can't imagine wearing one to bed. How uncomfortable, I don't care what style!!

Ona Wilson
Ona Wilson 5pts

It works for me,i would feel uncomfortable with it off

Maritsa Yzaguirre
Maritsa Yzaguirre 5pts

I wear a sports bra to bed because wearing a regular bra has left me with cuts from the rubbing

Sharon L. Perry
Sharon L. Perry 5pts

It is caused by menopause and wearing a bra to bed won't make one bit of difference. It is what it is. The only thing that could change it is a breast implant

Almazean Woodard
Almazean Woodard 5pts

A doctor told me to always wear a bed/sleeping bra to sleep in. He said just designate one of my bra(s) that does not have an underwire and doesn't fit too tight on the shoulders. There's no pressure on the lymph nodes. I'm 66 y/o with no sagging problem

Helen Valentino
Helen Valentino 5pts

Let your tits sag for crying out loud! Did a man come up with this? Lol