What Is Waist Training and Can It Be Performed While Sleeping?
The core concept of waist training is completely based on the usage of a waist trainer which is similar to an elastic band that is used in your waist during simpler workout routines. In order to obtain the best results in waist training, is important to wear the trainer for long hours (minimum 4 and maximum 8 hours per day) as this will gradually develop a better waist, or that’s at least how it should work based on the theory.
Thanks to that, many people have started questioning if a waist trainer should be used during your sleep due to the number of hours in which it will stay attached to your waist, and even though it’s physically possible to wear them at that moment, if you have ever witnessed how these trainers look and feel in your body, then you might think, why would you do that? Well, it’s time to discover it with scientific facts and common sense.
Reasons Why Waist Training and Sleeping Should Be Done at the Same Time
The main reason why many users of these trainers around the world have decided to wear them during sleep hours is mainly because of the theory which states that wearing them for a long time will produce faster and better results, which means that your hourglass figure will be obtained in no time! right? Well… that’s not going to happen any soon, at least not with that simple strategy, as you should understand that even if you decide to ‘optimize’ the wearing time, your body and organism can be severely affected by this decision if performed wrong, however, for those individuals who have managed to make this strategy work in their body, the obtained results are interesting:
- They managed to get their body adapted to the sensation and feeling of the waist trainer faster than others.
- Better posture overall can be obtained during sleep.
- It’s theoretically more efficient to wear it during your rest rather than in order parts of the day where you are not doing any workout.
- Reasons Why You Should Not Wear a Waist Trainer to Bed
Even if there are certain users who have managed to obtain results with the usage of this ‘time optimization’ strategy, there are many things that can go wrong, and in that case, instead of helping you to obtain better results, it can make the exact opposite happen in no time. For example, many health & medical institutions around the world have suggested avoiding at all cost the usage of waist trainers during sleep, as multiple patients have developed certain issues:
Due to the composition and impact of the waist trainer during sleep, acid reflux can be promoted, especially if you don’t have a proper diet or suffer from digestive issues.
Those who haven’t adapted to the feeling of the trainer will have trouble obtaining proper sleep, and even worse, they can wake up multiple times in the middle of their sleep.
Not following the wearing instructions can cause serious problems, and if you keep doing it during sleeping hours then you could suffer from a reduction of your lungs’ capacity, causing more sleep deprivation issues in the future.
Effectiveness of Using Waist Trainer When Sleeping
As it was stated before in the article, waist training comes with multiple benefits, and those who wear it while sleeping manage to obtain results faster (only if you respect your limits and nothing else goes wrong) and overall, you will be capable of obtaining an hour-glass figure as a result of wearing the trainer during many hours, also, let’s not forget about the better posture that can be obtained, as your muscles and bones will be as tight as ever, meaning that your bad posture habits can’t be performed while wearing the garment.
Finally, though not scientifically approved yet, it’s possible to reduce the appetite, as your stomach will be compressed and that will reduce the input of food and nutrients that you might desire during the day, however, DON’T forgets to eat your three meals per day and never try to go against nature’s will by not eating anything at all, follow your diets and everything will go just fine.
There are many side effects and health issues that can be developed due to not respecting your body limitations and not following instructions, these are the most common ones known to date:
- Reducing core muscles strength.
- Promoting acid reflux during sleep.
- Reducing lungs’ capacity, less oxygen means even more health issues in the future.
- Cause ribs fracture if the trainer is too tight.
- Create digestive track issues due to not having recommended space.
Should You Waist Train During Bedtime?
As an honest recommendation, you should stay away from these techniques and strategies if you are not mentally or physically prepared to endure the possible side effects that can be developed if anything goes wrong. At the beginning of your waist training, just do your best to make your body adapt to the feeling and sensation of wearing a trainer, and over time, when you feel comfortable enough, you can try for a small period of time sleeping with the waist trainer on, but it’s recommended that before you do that, pay a visit to your local doctor or specialists and see if it’s medically ideal to follow this plan as you are right at that moment.