Wearing a Bra to BedUsually it is girls in puberty who start wearing a bra to bed. Usually this is for two reasons. One, the excitement of "finally" being able to wear a bra, to be on the road to womanhood, is just so thrilling that they don't want it to end. They want to go to sleep and wake up with the bra on, a visible sign of maturity.
Second, teenagers are generally very embarassed about the things their bodies are doing. They don't want people to see these new, strange shapes! So they wear a bra 24x7 so that no matter what happens (fire, sudden tornado, etc) they are safe and protected.
Either way, hopefully the desire to wear a bra when sleeping will be short lived and they will return to the normal practice of sleeping without any binding of the breasts. Breasts are normal body parts and need to have at least some portion of time unconstricted and free to bend and stretch. Nighttime is the body's chance to heal and recuperate from the stresses of the day.
It's very important for the breasts to be loose as well, to be able to get a 'normal' blood flow into them. There is little chance of them stretching and becoming misshapen at night - they are being supported by the bed in most sleeping positions. The great advantages of free blood flow vastly outweigh the concerns of sudden fires or other issues.
If you or someone you know is hooked on sleeping with a bra, it's time to break that habit, for the sake of your breasts.
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