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I Hug My Pillow While Sleeping

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    it's a habit and plus

    whoever hugs pillows in their sleep is cool
    jovanite jovanite 13-15, M 3 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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    Sometimes when I'm feeling down I hug my pillow

    tightly and start crying I hate crying
    agent268 agent268 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 15

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    Scheherazade1997 Scheherazade1997 16-17, F 6 Responses Sep 4

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    I think it's like a comfort thing I have to do

    to be able to sleep at night. Like any child's blanket, I need to hug my pillow. My bed is in queen size and I have like 6 pillows on my bed. LOL I love pillows! And I know this can be extremely creepy to someone but if I'm in love with someone, sometimes I would pretend the...
    masmelo masmelo 16-17, F 3 days 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 4 Responses Aug 8

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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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    Lol I don't know why,

    it's just something I do, quite comfortable actually haha
    PandaLovee PandaLovee 18-21, F 14 Responses Aug 31

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    MagicalKitty MagicalKitty 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 25

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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 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 Aug 27

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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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    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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    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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    Hugging my pillow makes me feel snug

    and safe. Especially went your not here beside me...maybe if you were, I could hug you and feel snug and safe.
    BlueBabyGirl BlueBabyGirl 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 12

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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 2 Responses Aug 28

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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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    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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    enyalouisexoxo enyalouisexoxo 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 31

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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 Aug 25

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    I have two pillows, I always had.

    When I was a kid I wouldnt hug teddy bears because the following morning they were at the other side of the room. So I thought my pillows were alive and I was talking to them sometimes, and I was kissing them goodnight.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    trs1999 trs1999 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    I no most of you r sleeping

    while I write thissss? o_O
    AnOtHaJaZzYDrEaMeR AnOtHaJaZzYDrEaMeR 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I can't sleep because you're on my mind.

    Can I hug you instead of my pillow tonight? <3
    VirgoGal1106 VirgoGal1106 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 19

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Aug 24

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    Haha yes! No greater feeling,

    my pillow is very ******* soft <3!
    SilentRawr SilentRawr 18-21 1 Response Aug 25

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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 Aug 27

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    I used to have a rolled up fluffy blanket I

    used to cuddle at night, but that has recently been replaced with a 5ft bolster pillow. I sleep so much better with my arms wrapped round it and the lower part of it trapped between my legs. Heaven!
    timj timj 46-50, T Sep 16

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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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    I alway hug my pillow.

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

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    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M Aug 6

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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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    Don't you find that by hugging your pillow you

    suddenly feel even more snuggled in your bed than if you just lie there? I do. And i can't get to sleep without hugging my pillow. I think it is because when I was a child I'd sleep with a blanket that I'd hug. After all if I don't hug my pillow I hug my duvet...
    Emzi001 Emzi001 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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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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    Maybe because I feel insecure,

    or not, idk. I also have a big stuffed bear I sleep with too.
    jerseyjade jerseyjade 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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 don't know why but I feel it's a necessary

    thing in life that gets me to sleep hahah :)
    lachyjj lachyjj 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm a male who loves to hump pillows I have use another word when I hump a pillow I call it freshing.
    jeanfetish jeanfetish 36-40, M Sep 25

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    I just had to post this! I have newly laundered pillows. I love the freshness and now it's cold both sides. Yey!! Fresh sheets, fresh pillow, and a warm blanket. Will be having a...
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    Ughhh. There's just nothing I look forward to quite as much. I don't know if it's depression talking or the fact that I work graveyard shifts... All I know is that SLEEP IS NICE. I...
    EngulfingBreeze EngulfingBreeze 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    This is more an observation than anything else. There a tons of people I hug. Kids, parents, friends, people I haven't seen in a long time, etc... Each hug is different. I...
    PW1974 PW1974 36-40, F Sep 28

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