Can You Sleep With A Waist Trainer On?

Can You Sleep With A Waist Trainer On?

Jul 26, 18

We all dream of achieving that perfect hourglass figure, without having to work too hard for it. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could get a great body while as we slept?

That’s the dream! And it can become a reality by regularly sleeping in a waist trainer. Yes, when done right, waist training make your body attractive while you sleep. And various waist trainer manufacturers agree with this. Not to mention some beautiful celebs like Kim Kardashian live by this mantra.

Now, wait for a second! Medical professionals have their doubts about the effectiveness of this claim, and rightly so. After all, is waist training while sleeping really worth the pain, discomfort and possible acid reflux?

Well, for starters, no. You should never risk your sleep quality and comfort for anything. But with that being said there are ways to ensure your complete comfort when you 'waist train'.

Whether you’re trying to lose weight or gain muscle you can also use a good TDEE (Total daily energy expenditure) calculator to know how many calories you burn on a daily basis.

How does it work?

Waist trainers are body-shaping garments. Call them modern-day corsets, if you want. These garments work by helping the body compress fat, so eventually, you get an hourglass shape around your waist. Body shaping experts say that leaving it for prolonged periods of time trains your body, and leaves you with an attractive curvy middle, forever.

Millions of women across the world swear by its effectiveness and thousands among them wear a waist trainer for extended periods of time and even sleep in it.

And if you can manage to fall asleep wearing a trainer, you will also see better, results generated a lot faster. In theory, it seems fine really. But in reality, it couldn’t possibly be a good idea to sleep as your internal organs are being mushed together.

Sleeping in a waist trainer isn’t a comfy experience

But the good news is that waist trainers are available in a variety of materials, fabrics, boning as well as a choice of closures. It is important that you buy one that fits you like a second skin, lets you breathe comfortably while also offering the maximum benefits of binding. A steel-boned waist trainer is always more effective and comfortable than one with plastic boning. It is more durable as well.

Now, we must get a waist trainer that is tight enough to close at the 3 rd hook when worn. This will ensure a better fit as it is slept in. Once worn, it should fit snugly and not roll around all over the waist. But at the same time, it shouldn’t restrict or interfere with your breathing. Also, if it feels painful, take it off.

However, if it is only a little uncomfortable and you think you can ease into the feeling, by all means, continue wearing it. This will help gradually build up your stamina for wearing it for longer periods of time.

As long as your waist shaping garment is closing properly around your waist and there are no visible bulges, you are good to go. But don’t wear it the whole night or day through on your first go. Instead break it in gently by wearing it for a few hours at a time every day. This way your skin and body can take the time to get used to the idea. And soon you will be able to take advantage of a solid 6 to 8 hours of waist training, without ever having to leave your bed.

If you will sleep in Your Waist Trainer….

Listen to the signals of your body.

Does it pinch or hurt? – take the waist trainer off!

Are you waking up with shortness of breath? – take it off right now!

Yes, beauty is pain. But there are limits to the pain as well.

If you are unclear about your current waist training goals, here’s how you figure it out. Measure your waist at the smallest part. Use this number to find the right waist trainer for your needs. So if you are plus-sized with a 38-inch waist, you should get a waist trainer that is 7 to 10 inches smaller. This should help your body redistribute the baggage around the waist area successfully.


The idea of getting a slimmer waist is very appealing. But remember that this practice of wearing a waist trainer to bed is not for everyone. You deserve your rest and a good night’s sleep. And if the corset is interfering in any way, shape or form, quit it.

However, if you feel like you can power through it, then go on. Sleeping isn’t just resting. It is also a time for your body to heal and waist training can be super effective during these hours. As long as you are not too hard on yourself, there is no reason why you can’t benefit from it as well.

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