- by Dr Jameela Khalid
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- Mar 21 2017
Does Sleeping With A Bra On Prevent Sagging Of Breasts
There are obvious times when a girl requires some extra support that can keep your twins in the right place. And wearing a bra when you are rushing about on your commute, trying to look neat and well-groomed at work, working out, can do just that. But how about when you are trying to unwind at the end of the day? Will wearing your reliable bra to bed help stop your breasts from sagging?
Causes of sagging breasts?
There are numerous reasons for breasts to sag. Amid them is age-related sagging causing them to droop as muscles that support the breasts weaken. Pregnancy is another reason for breast ptosis. During pregnancy, physical changes and physiological cause women to go up a 1 or 2, breasts included. After delivery, the breasts swell and fill up with milk. Milk production stops after you stop nursing your baby. In addition to that the weight loss most women struggle for (losing the pregnancy weight), and usually breasts get back to a smaller size like before. This the skin and muscle around your breasts tend to sag due to unexpected increase in size during pregnancy, and the drop in size and weight after.
In fact, in one research, 85 % of all women approached said they had experienced an extreme change in the shape of their breast post pregnancy, which involves things like sagging.1 But do keep in mind, that the extra breast tissue weight that causes the drooping is not the act of breast feeding that causes the ptosis.
Not everybody is equally likely to have sagging breasts. There are definite things that increase your possibility of enhancing breast ptosis. This includes, but may not be restricted to:
Having a higher number of pregnancies
Weight loss of over 50 lbs
Being a smoker
Having a larger bra cup size
Having a larger bra cup size
Age of the woman, the older a woman the higher the chances of ptosis.
Of these, breast tissue weight, number of pregnancies, your age and BMI are the most serious.
Does wearing a bra to bed help?
There is not sufficient scientific proof to back up state that bras in bed can help stop breasts from sagging. However, there is a perspective that doing so could help balance some of the load gravity puts on the skin and ligaments that sustain your breasts. This may help prevent drooping. However, this remains belief at best.
Women with large breast may find it comfortable and contented to wear a bra to bed just for greater support and comfort. It has been indicated that the stretching of the skin that causes stretch marks when one lie’s down and the breasts fall to the sides can be prevented by wearing a bra. Again, this needs to be backed up with thorough research.
It is important to pick the right kind of bra if you wear a bra to bed. A push up bra or a hard underwired one or is not perfect. This can restrict circulation and be quite sweaty and uncomfortable. Instead, pick something comfortable and soft. Try and wear soft cotton, are breathable material which will not get too hot and hamper with your sleep.
Slowing Down Sagging or Slowing Down Sagging
Nothing much can be done about sagging. You can, however, stop the speed at which your breasts start sagging or detain the beginning of ptosis by some basic measures. Again, this is not a wonderful solution but can enhance your odds.
Pace out, if you are trying to lose weight. Your risk of ptosis increases when you lose an enormous amount of weight in one go, so keep a check on your weight loss.
Before you lose more weight, give your body time to build up muscle tone in the areas where you have lost weight. The risk of sagging is higher if you lose more than 50 lb in one go.
Try and quit smoking if you do.It will do your body a world of good in many ways than one, Besides helping reduce ptosis risk including cutting your risk of cardiovascular problems and certain cancers.
If you are obese or overweight try and lose some weight. Having very big breasts can be one reason for your breasts to sag more than other individuals.
Use the correct size of bra that provides you enough support during the day. If you feel the need for added support at night, wear a flexible comfortable and additionally supportive bra to go to bed.
Exercise should help keep up overall muscle tone including that of your chest, as there is no scientific study for breast ptosis in specific.
Some very large breasted women might take to surgery to have a breast reduction to reduce breast tissue weight, but this is a double-edged sword, because it comes with the added risks and possible complications from surgery including scarring.
Some women with very large breasts might opt for surgery to have the size of the breast reduced to decrease breast tissue weight. But this is also unpredictable, as it comes with possible complications and added risks, including scarring as a result of the surgery. The same is applicable to those who try and stop the effects of aging with breast lifts or implants.
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