If you can’t accommodate your work responsibilities or office furniture to the limitations of being corseted, you’ll need to find time to wear the corset during leisure hours or while you sleep (after about 20 initial wearings with you upright, so that you don’t permanently torque or twist the boning).
My former waist-training student, Bret, advises that if you have weekends off, try sleeping in a corset first on a Friday or Saturday night so that if you lose sleep, you have another day or two to recover. When I started corseting, I couldn’t sleep an entire night, even when moderately laced. I’d wake up at about four in the morning with back discomfort, and have to take the corset off. Since I readily returned to sleep, the interruption didn’t bother me.
Even if you find it a nuisance, after four or five attempts to sleep thru the night while wearing your corset, you’ll likely rest comfortably. You need just a little practice and patience to learn how, and at bedtime you might start by lacing more loosely than normal.
Hours you sleep in a corset can be substituted for daytime corseting to achieve the day’s scheduled hours of wear, if you stay laced to the planned level. PH, another former student, said, “My primary purpose of sleeping in a corset is simply to train my body to accept the corset more comfortably during the day, and wear it for longer periods of time.”
There may be some unexpectedly pleasant emotional rewards if you experiment with logging your hours of wear during the night. PH discovered that he loved it. “I think the enjoyment of night time corseting, once acquired, has partly to do with an element of reassurance, namely, that one is always in contact with something else. This gives tactile pleasure derived from both light tension and from the extra warmth one feels around the waist, kidneys, and rib cage. I now find it pleasurable to sleep while wearing a corset.”
Have you tried it? Let us know if you have an tips to start the process or make it easier.