Updated: Oct 19, 2022
Doesn’t it feel good and relieving once you get home after a long day and release your busts from your bra? Even if you were wearing a well-fitting bra, taking them off at night is something that you might look forward to. It feels liberating, relaxing and more breathable. Is it okay to sleep without a bra? Yes, sure it is! We go through 5 benefits of sleeping without a bra below.
1. Better temperature regulation
Singapore is getting hotter and more humid as the days go by. It can also be hot and humid at night! Wearing a bra to sleep can prevent you from maintaining an appropriate core temperature. This can affect the quality of your sleep. Without a bra, there will be one less thing that can prevent you from cooling down naturally.
2. Healthier lymph nodes
Lymph nodes are present all over our body, including the bust and underarm area. Wearing a bra (especially those with straps) may affect the health of the lymph nodes. Lymph nodes are home to a range of blood vessels and glands. This is where the body can release bacterial toxins. By sleeping without a bra, the lymph nodes will be able to do that better as compared to otherwise.
3. Improved respiration
It is harder to breathe when sleeping as the laying down position restricts the airways. This position makes it harder for air to reach the lungs. This issue may cause snoring, sleep apnoea, etc. Wearing a bra to sleep can amplify the problem.
4. Greater comfort and better sleep
Not wearing a bra at night can be relaxing. When you’re relaxed and comfortable, you’ll be more likely to get better sleep at night. Some may even say that removing the bra at night can reduce their physical and mental strain.
5. Longer lasting bras
Wearing bras for a long period of time throughout the day quickens the wear and tear. Good quality bras are not cheap. As such, not wearing a bra to sleep can help to prolong its lifespan to its full potential. Remember to not overuse your bra and buy new ones when the time comes.
This does not mean to say that you cannot sleep with a bra. It is a personal choice. For those who sleeps without a bra, don’t forget to wear a bra again the next morning to support your busts the way they deserve.