|We receive many queries regarding the subject of sleep in breast forms.|
Can you sleep in them? What is the best adhesive to use whilst sleeping? Are their any health issues that may arise from wearing forms all day and night? Whilst we are aware of how popular this action is you can have issues depending on:
Wearing the incorrect type of forms can result in damaging the prosthetic or even be uncomfortable and hurt you. Also, wearing a breast form against your skin for excessive periods of time can be detrimental to your flesh where it is covered so you need to be prepared for this and take precautions. How you sleep is also very important. Whilst some folk predominantly sleep on their back, many sleep on their side and even their front. Even if you do tend to sleep on your back it is rare that you would sleep the whole night on your back without turning.
Whilst many adore the complete feeling of wearing their breast forms at night it is important to understand the considerations we have outlined in order to understand the do’s and don’t’s of sleeping in breast forms. Ignoring these pointers could at the very least lead to some minor discomfort but at the worst could result in a bursting pair of expensive breast forms with an expensive replacement purchase to bring back your ‘girls’.
By all means wear your shape-wear to bed but be sure you understand what may go wrong if you don’t take the right precautions.
Can my daytime breast forms be worn to bed? Is it best to wear a bra for night-time support or am I able to use my adhesives to keep prosthetic’s in place? Is it OK for me to wear my breast forms against the skin for 24 hours or more at a time? All these and more are considerations we will cover for you so you can truly have a trouble free and dreamy sleep.
TYPE OF BREAST FORMS –
There are forms made for sleeping in, there are breast forms that definitely should not be worn in bed and then there are forms that ‘can’ be worn to bed although they may not have been made specifically for that purpose. You should not wear home-made breast forms of the water balloon variety or most traditional silicone breast forms that are made from liquid silicone with a protective outer PU (plastic) cover/shell.
Traditional silicone breast form manufacturers all say the same thing: do not wear to bed as such forms do not like extremes of heat, cold or pressure/weight applied. Given that most people move in the night transferring weight even to the side can result in pinching a breast form which can lead to a burst. If your form bursts that is the sign of excess pressure applied so it is best not to sleep in traditional breast forms. Added to which any warranty from the manufacturer is nullified in such cases so you could have a very expensive repeat purchase.
DO use the following breast forms for your sleep time:
So you can use certain silicone/gel products to sleep in for the ultimate in realism but DON’T be tempted to use any liquid forms like home-made water one’s or liquid silicone breast forms as there is a good chance you will burst the form through applying excess pressure during sleep.
SIZE OF BREAST FORM BEING USED –
Do you like wearing D, DD or even bigger breast forms? Have you ever tried lying down in them and though how comfortable it can feel depending on how you are lying and moving? So if you do want to sleep in forms we would advocate you have your regular day wear pair and for night try a smaller cup; a C, B or even just enhancers. This is the same with a foam pair or a pair of recommended gel type forms for sleep. Try turning over in a pair of DD’s or even sleeping on your side or front and you’ll see what we mean.
So here we recommend you DO wear a smaller breast form for sleeping in especially for reasons of comfort and a trouble free night’s sleep and DON’T wear your daytime DD’s to bed. You will find large forms very un-comfortable and restrict your movement resulting in a poor night of rest.
LENGTH OF TIME WEARING BREAST FORMS
Human flesh is not intended to be covered by non-porous materials for long periods of time. Skin needs to breathe to retain its healthy color and complexion and protective abilities for the body. Whilst wearing with a bra or Approved Breast Form Adhesive for long periods of time you should remove forms every 6 to 8 hours to allow the skin to ‘rest’ . Wash the surface that has been covered with gentle soap and apply a good quality moisturizer to allow the flesh to return to its natural state.
Our recommendations here are therefore DO let the skin rest periodically from being covered with your breast forms and DON’T wear from longer that 6 to 8 hours at a stretch so that the skin can recover and breathe and be ready for your next application.
HOW TO WEAR/ADHERE WHEN SLEEPING –
Most choose to wear a bra and some even find a sports bra or stretchy snug camisole more comfortable for sleeping in so experiment to see what works best for you. Whilst we know girls who prefer being all one with their forms and using adhesives we do not readily recommend this for the same as above with regards the skin really needing to rest and recuperate from constantly being covered.
DO find a comfortable bra to wear with your forms and try a non-seemed sports bra which you’ll find very comfortable. DON’T use adhesives if you can help it and if you must try to alternate one night with adhesive and one with a bra.
HOW YOU LIE WHEN SLEEPING –
If you happen to be one of the lucky one’s that sleeps predominantly on your back then you’ll have little trouble in getting used to the glorious pleasure of sleeping with your girls on. However if you are a side sleeper or front sleeper then not only are you at risk of damaging certain types of breast forms but you can also find it most uncomfortable trying to sleep with them. If you are not sure then by all means experiment but do it with a pair of cheaper forms like the foam ones or with a pair of Pals and remember to get a manageable size.
DO figure out if you sleep on your back, side or front and take precautions accordingly to ensure you sleep comfortable. DON’T be tempted to use your regular daytime liquid silicone forms to bed at all if you can help it and certainly not if you are a side or front sleeper. Your liquid silicone forms warranty if it exists does not cover lying or sleeping in.
So yes, try sleeping in breast forms if you think you will like it as many girls do but do take precautions to ensure you don’t damage your everyday forms and just make sure you are able to get a good night’s sleep whilst wearing them.
Sweet Dreams !