Sleeping in a Corset: Can & Should You Be Doing It?

Sleeping in a Corset

A common question we get here at Glamorous Corset is whether or not sleeping in a corset is okay. It certainly seems like a way to kill two birds with one stone. After all, you’re not really doing anything while sleeping – why not train your waist? The truth of the matter is, you are doing something very important when you sleep, something that is essential to your waist-training success. Don’t believe me? Keep reading to find out why it’s not a good idea to wear a corset while sleeping.

It’s Not Comfortable

Maybe you may think that sleeping in a corset will be a minor discomfort, akin to wearing hair rollers to bed, but consider this – waist-training works because corsets are made with steel bones. Just like braces straighten your teeth over time, these bones work with your body to achieve an hourglass figure. As a result, corsets are rigid and inflexible, so unless you typically plank while sleeping, you won’t be able to get into a comfortable position. At night, our brains turn off to recharge, but it’s just as important that our bodies get the rest they need. Whether this means curling up in a ball, stretching out like a starfish, or spooning your partner, your body needs time to be in its most comfortable state. Trying to force yourself to stay in a rigid position all night will likely be impossible, which leads me to my next point.

It Can Damage Your Corset

Inevitably, you’re going to get into a deep sleep and, if you’re like most of us, end up moving around. All of a sudden – ouch! – a steel bone is poking you in the rib or, worse, jabbing through the material of your corset. Once this happens, the corset will not only be dangerous and uncomfortable, but ineffective as well. A corset needs all of its bones in working order to do its job properly.

A Good Night’s Sleep Is Essential To Your Mental – And Physical – Health

So, you’re ignoring our advice and sleeping in a corset. What happens now? Well, if you’re lucky enough not to damage your corset, it won’t be long before you notice the side effects of not getting a good night’s sleep. Grogginess, irritability, diminished brain function, and sore limbs are just some of what to expect when you’re not getting deep, restful sleep on a regular basis. These negative side effects will fight against what you are trying to accomplish with waist-training. The ultimate goal is to achieve an hourglass figure, but this works in part by strengthening your core and back muscles. In this endeavor, your health is paramount.

It’s Not Necessary

There are so many other hours in the day when you could wear your corset, there’s simply no need to wear it at night. Think about your daily routine, then build in a block of time that makes sense for your schedule. Do you work at a desk every day? Stand in the kitchen and make dinner each night? Enjoy a few hours of TV in the evening? If you’re not committed to wearing a corset for a full day, or you’re still building up to that goal, there are many ways to make waist-training a daily and natural part of your life. Have questions? Contact us. And don’t forget to follow our Facebook page for your chance to win a free corset in our monthly giveaway!