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Can you get breast cancer if you sleep with a bra?

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Anamika Sharma

Member since 19 January 2018 19 January 2018 at 14:45

Although some information came out over the past five years that wearing a bra can be linked with increased cancer risk, there is zero scientific evidence that this is true. Bras were created to help women’s chests feel more supported, no matter the activity, and to decrease any discomfort or back pain.

According to the myth, wearing your bra every night or for too long daily prevents your pores from being able to breathe. Sweat accumulates and toxins build up which are believed to cause breast cancer. The same applies for wearing a bra which is too tight. This version of the bra myth has equally been excused as implausible by leading cancer organizations, scientists and breast surgeons alike.

If wearing a bra to bed helps you rest easier, feel free to strap in without hesitation. Often, larger-chested women feel more comfortable sleeping with a bra on which is totally safe and fine. If you’re going to wear a bra, the best option is to find one with no underwire, soft fabric, and a loose fit.