Sleeping in a Bra to Prevent Sag Sounds Like Pure Torture

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braOne of the best parts of any given day is that blissful moment at night when I can fling off my bra. I long ago perfected the fine art of removing a bra without actually removing my shirt, and it's not uncommon to find one strung about the house in the morning, wherever it happened to land when I freed myself from its death grip. Thus, imagine my shock when I read that some say you should SLEEP in your bra to prevent sagging boobs.

My exact thoughts: Are you kidding me?! But what surprised me even more ...

... was hearing that some of the women I know and love actually do this! Yes! They sleep, at night, in their beds, wearing bras. And not just camisoles with bra tops, but actual bras with underwire.

Now, I understand that not all women have the love-hate relationship with bras that I do. I love them because they make me look and feel sexier. I hate them because no matter HOW great and comfortable a bra may start out, for me, eventually it morphs into a Bra of Torture. I wear a 36C or D, depending on fit, which I believe is fairly mid-range, right? That is to say, I'm not having to deal with bigger, more glorious boobs that, I can imagine, are even more of a pain to find comfortable, well-fitting bars for. I can't wear a bra without underwire because I really need that extra liftage. But I find even cami tops with built-in bras, and sports bras, to be totally uncomfortable after a while. I can't imagine sleeping in them! And I can't believe friends of mine do just that!

But, apparently, that's what we ALL should be doing in order to prevent any more sagging. "Guess what, gravity works at night, too," writes a cosmetic surgery expert who advocates wearing a bra to bed.

That is a sobering thought indeed, but I'll take my chances. Honestly, it's pretty much too late at this point anyway. Motherhood, aging, and at least, er, about 20 years of having boobs and NOT wearing a bra at night have already taken their toll. At this point, bras are more of a way to make the most of (disguise) what I have, and less a preventive measure!

Do you sleep in a bra?


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