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I Hug My Pillow While Sleeping

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    I Thinks Its A Way For Me To Exert Affection.

    I know that that might sound odd but I can grab my pillow and pull it close to me and I feel so warm and safe. I think it might be because I'm a hugger though. I've always secretly loved giving and getting hugs but I live in a family that doesn't like physicall affection so I get...
    morbidchild182 morbidchild182 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2011

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    Not Only a Pillow

    For last two months i cuddle my pillow more than ever. It is for me some kind of stop-gap, untill i will be able to hug my boy. I dont hug only my pillow, i sqeeze my blanket, or my plushy soft 1m large toy dog... whole night. I know it's not the same like hugging a real...
    bublina bublina 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 22, 2008

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    I find that if I snuggle into my pillow I can

    fall asleep faster, I have four pillows and one to snuggle...idk it just makes me feel warm
    Daisymay77 Daisymay77 16-17, F Jul 2

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    I think it has become a habit,

    i have a hard time falling asleepp ever since i was young. I would be up all night until morning uand then on one night i discovered that if i hug and snuggle with my pillow i fall asleep in an instant. I dont know why it helps me sleep, maybe because it feels like im cuddling...
    yaritza16 yaritza16 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    It's Better Than Nothing

    I've always had trouble sleeping. It wasn't so bad when I was married, but after I was divorced I could never sleep more than 2 - 3 hours a night. I finally realized that it was because I was sleeping alone. I started buying pillows to tuck around me. I am now the Pillow...
    some2soon some2soon 41-45, F Jul 16, 2012

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    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M Aug 6

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    A Pillow For My Arms And Legs...hahaha

    on most occasions i need a pillow to hug AND a pillow for between my legs(if im sleeping on my side. ;-)
    jai300 jai300 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 28, 2012

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    YASSS! I sleep on two!

    NO! Let's say 4! I sleep in the middle so my head is resting on all 4 pillows :) - I can't sleep on flat pillows! :( they have to be comfy and soft! And I have two more on the side so if I roll over when I'm sleeping I can hug them. :D I'd say the pillow is my boyfriend. :D...
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am not sure why but every morning I wake up

    hugging my pillow and think gosh I am lucky to have another day .
    Dancemomisme Dancemomisme 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    Dirty Pillows

    I am totally, butt-crazy in love with pillows! I've experienced more intimacy with pillows than with other humans. I've spent numerous nights in heated embrace with many different pillows. I'm not loyal. I'm not picky if options are limited. My body needs the touch of a pillow...
    mmmcookies mmmcookies 26-30 5 Responses Sep 26, 2008

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    Instead of using it to support my neck,

    i wrap my arms around my pillow and cuddle with it. I close my eyes and pretend it is a person, and not an object. As sad as this may sound, i do this almost every night. I'm so lonely all the time. I never talk to any of my friends, i haven't had a girlfriend in 2 years, and i...
    TheLongestFrickinUsernameOnEp TheLongestFrickinUsernameOnEp 18-21, M 6 Responses Aug 4

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    Haha, I don't know why I do it.

    I guess it's just very comfortable ^^ it helps me get through a rough night. I know sad right? It's whatever!! I'm just weird like that!' I think it's really comforting..
    thanamesnyaa thanamesnyaa 16-17, F Jul 7

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    That is literally the only way I can sleep.

    It's just so...comforting and comfortable (I know it sounds weird lol but it's the truth :D )
    Gabbygirl123 Gabbygirl123 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Afternoon naps are my favorite.

    Breeze coming through the window. Silk sheets. My piece of heaven.
    1976toes 1976toes 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Dear mrs lovelysoftpillow,

    Here's a few things I want you to know.. Me and you, should stick together like glue I wish I could spend all my time with you I don't know what I'd do if we broke up.. ..I guess, I'd just spend the whole night up. When you're gone, all I can do is twist, turn and mourn I'd...
    mrstevens mrstevens 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    To be honest, I hug and cuddle with my pillow.

    My bed is the most comfortable place ever. Especially after a hard day of working on a project or after something bad happened, like a horrible discussion I had with my family yesterday, I always love coming back to my bed and just roll peacefully and hug my pillows<3
    LindavdB LindavdB 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    My Pillow

    It's always been there for me when I felt lonely and worthless. I may have shed tears on it but when that would be over i would always wake up happy to be holding it in my arms. :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 2, 2011

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    The only reason people do this is

    because they are lonely and tht want something to snuggle with
    D07102001 D07102001 13-15, F 7 Responses Jun 14

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    I never really understood

    why I do this. Its always for different reasons but no matter what I can never fall asleep without hugging it. Sometimes its because I picture im hugging my "boyfriend" and sometimes its just to mufle my crying...or both. Its kind of depressing to think about :(
    h20melon h20melon 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    Natural cuddle bug, if I don't have a pillow to

    hug while I sleep, I swear I just can't sleep, my cat decided it'd be fun to puke on my ******* pillow. Gotta sleep without a pillow tonight, **** you too world.
    GuuIsAwesome GuuIsAwesome 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    Because...

    It's like I need to have someone there with me in the darkness protecting me from the creatures of the night. Wanting to be in someone's caring and loving embrace. But alas I do not have what I wish I did, and thus have to make the best out of what I do.
    CrystallizedDream CrystallizedDream 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2011

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    Seems like a girly thing to do,

    but I'm a man and I hug my damn pillow, and I'm ******* proud of it! I feel like I always gotta hold onto something in my sleep, probably has something to do with anxiety or something.
    GuuIsAwesome GuuIsAwesome 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I love cuddling my pillow.

    I pretend it's a person.. and you know like hook my leg over it. all the more reason I just need someone to cuddle at night
    briannarenee briannarenee 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 8

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    I need 3 pillows to sleep comfortably one under

    my head one over my head (i sleep on my side) and one next to me
    xCoinx xCoinx 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I love to cuddle the crap out of my pillow

    and put my leg on top of it! ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Latinopapi16 Latinopapi16 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 28

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    MagicalKitty MagicalKitty 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It's All I Got

    I don't have anyone to hug and haven't for a while now. I just kind of got used to hugging my pillow as I fell asleep. It sucks, I ain't gonna lie to you, I hate it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 23, 2010

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    youngsingle youngsingle 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 1

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    I don't know why? But

    why not it just gets so warm and feels like someone's there to care for me Sometimes I just go to bed lay there awake hugging my pillow, crying, telling it all my troubles The pillow can't let me down or leave me and I will never leave it
    Lolbeansarefun Lolbeansarefun 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    Hugging the pillow when sleeping can be

    explained as the miss of a person you want next to you
    Zgs16 Zgs16 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I always cuddle with my pillow cause i can

    never sleep on my back for some reason, unless im like completely knocked out! I love the feeling of my long pillow on the side of my face and between my legs, nothing sexual!! Just love to sleep comfortably' :)
    Islandkween Islandkween 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    This entire summer I've been having sleeping

    problems... I can't sleep at all pretty much ?!?
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 15

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    Haha yes! No greater feeling,

    my pillow is very ******* soft <3!
    SilentRawr SilentRawr 18-21 1 Response 6 days ago

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    enyalouisexoxo enyalouisexoxo 13-15, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I have ever since my dog became a little *****

    and started '' Sleep Biting.'' As in a little ***** I of course mean female dog who happens to be a small dog.
    KatIsAMermaid KatIsAMermaid 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Habit

    I do have a habit of hugging my pillow as I sleep. I find it helps me sleep better, probably because sometimes I imagine that my pillow is a nice hot guy sleeping in my bed with me lol.
    howsab howsab 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 30, 2012

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    I alway hug my pillow.

    I feel like holding someone ;)
    Classjenny Classjenny 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    I cuddle my pillow yes I admit it it's kinda

    weird but for me it's near impossible to sleep without doing this its like I'm cuddling the love of my life and I never want to let them go
    LcplSkeens LcplSkeens 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 10

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    Lol I don't know why,

    it's just something I do, quite comfortable actually haha
    SarahBBZ SarahBBZ 18-21, F 18 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Don't even realise I'm doing it anymore,

    damn thing wriggles it's way next to me I've been doing it so long.
    LunchBox194 LunchBox194 18-21, M Aug 5

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    When i was young i didn't hug my pillow.

    I didn't have a soft cuddly teddy bear or any other stuffed animal with me. But ever since i got lonely again few years ago, i started hugging my pillows when i sleep. And i won't let go till i wake up. I even named my pillows. Am i going crazy?
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I love to sleep but never will,

    Troubles come when I lie still, My mind awakes ready to kill. Alone with my thoughts i lay awake, "You fail and fail when much is at stake," "Run away, for everyone's sake." I remember all my faults all my flaws Never faltering they hold like iron jaws, To my memories which...
    FeelinFine FeelinFine 16-17, F Aug 23

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    Finally got to spend the night last night at this guy's house (not officially dating) but cuddling with him in the recliner and his bed put me out and was the best sleep I've had...
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I was out at a bar with the hubby and we were chatting some folks up for the night. After a chill conversation of laughs and such when it came time to leave I gave hugs. Like, the...
    ShebrewRed ShebrewRed 36-40, F 4 hrs ago

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    I've gotten to the point in my life where pillows replace people every night. I make a fort of pillows that surround me, and I cuddle one while I lay against the others. It's not...
    NickleDollar NickleDollar 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I think I give the best hugs, long and tight, keeping you warm on those cold days. Every girl that I've hugged other than my family always tell me out of all the people they hug I...
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    Actually, i plundered it. while you were sleeping, (or were at least looking the other way) I unabashedly took what you offered. I alternately drank it in greedily, and sipped it...
    SKiesterly SKiesterly 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    I love sleeping ! Sleeping makes you forget everything about the day and dreams are sometimes better than reality. The best thing about sleeping is when your all warm and cuddled...
    jonho10 jonho10 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    Ahhh when you're so tired and just need to sleep or nap.. It's the best feeling to finally hit the pillow and drift off! ๐Ÿ˜ด
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Try to hug your pillow its so soft and waiting you :)
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Sleepovers are the best! I just dont want to sleep alone. Sometimes i pretend that my pillow is a person so i cuddle with it. (:
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 4 Responses a week ago

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