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Some people prefer to go braless at night because it is more comfortable to do so, and very little research has been done on whether women should wear a bra at night.
Dr Lee commented: “Those who would be likely to derive the most benefit from wearing a bra at night are women with larger breasts, or breast pain, who generally benefit from firm breast support.
“If wearing a bra at night helps relieve breast discomfort, then it would seem sensible to continue.”
However, there may be a small increased risk of skin irritation, and/or hyperpigmentation, as the constant friction from wearing the bra can stimulate the production of the skin pigment melanin, and lead to skin spots or uneven skin tone.