Harmful Health effects of wearing the wrong size bra

Despite the bra being an essential in every woman’s life, more than 80 per cent of women wear the wrong bra size. Whether you go for international or Indian bra brands, the trick is to buy the right size. A wrong size branot only makes you uneasy and uncomfortable but can results in numerous health problems.

Even in the face of numerous campaigns and awareness programs about breast health,many women are still unaware of the importance of wearing the right sized bra and its impact on overall wellbeing.

Let’s understand what a wrong size bra can do to your body.


Tight Bands=Less Sleep

You are in for a big surprise, wearing a bra with tight band can lead to loss of sleep as it interferes with your circadian rhythm and sleep-wake cycle. When you wear a tight foundation garment, night-time melatonin (sleep hormone) levels drop and thus prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep.


Big Cups = Pain in the Neck and Back

Wearing a bra with big cups provides less support to the breasts and thus putting more stress on the trapezius muscles placed atop your shoulders. The strain on the muscles results in pain in the neck and back.


Too Tight Bra= Shortness of breath

It is not that you will actually feel short of breath but the breathing quality will be affected. This is because too tight bras restrict the movement of ribs and it does impact the breathing mechanics and makes you a shallow rib breather, which further affects the concentration of oxygen and carbon dioxide in blood.


Short/ Narrow Straps= Nerve Damage

Wearing a bra with short/narrow straps result in a condition known as thoracic outlet syndrome. It causes burning and tingling sensation and weaknessin the arms and hands. Wrong size bra puts additional stress on the nerve bundle called the brachial plexus.


Tight Bra=Stiff Back

A tight bra restricts movement in the upper backand thus causing stiffness in the spine. Experts are of the opinion that the area where the bra strap is often experiences localized stiffness.

Choose the right size bra and your entire body will thank you!