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I Hug My Pillow While Sleeping

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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, 2014

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    I love to hug my pillow

    after a bad dream or when I am lonely.
    Jessy1414 Jessy1414 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    yeah...sometimes you have to.

    though just a pale simulation of someone you wish was there, it comforts a little. I hold it close as I feel the need to hold somone who means so much to me.. sometimes I hug so tight I wake with sore arms and a feeling of sadness when I find its only my pillow instead of a...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 21, 2014

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    I actually don't hug pillow

    but I put them on left and right of me just to feel safe :D
    Sal89 Sal89 22-25, M 1 Response 2 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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    Hugging the pillow when sleeping can be

    explained as the miss of a person you want next to you
    Zgs16 Zgs16 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2014

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    it's a habit and plus

    whoever hugs pillows in their sleep is cool
    Jovanite Jovanite 13-15, M Oct 18, 2014

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    The only reason I hug my pillow

    while sleeping, is because I imagine it's you. I hate how we can't be together right now, it just keeps getting harder not being with you. I want to hold you tight and have you in my arms, I want to kiss those beautiful lips of yours but we have wait. But it's not long now, just...
    maitesgirl maitesgirl 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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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, 2014

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    I guess it sort of fills a void

    since I don't have a bf.
    KaitlynS1996 KaitlynS1996 18-21, F 11 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I always put two pillows on my left

    and right to hug all night cause I feel say when something is there doing it now actually
    Wolfy14 Wolfy14 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    7890pshah 7890pshah 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 28, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Sep 4, 2014

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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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    One night when I was younger I couldn't get to

    sleep. Everybody was just so mean and I didn't get it. That night was the first time I hugged my pillow. Ever since I usually fall asleep hugging my pillow. It also helps, with the crying.
    StormianaGraymane14 StormianaGraymane14 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 1, 2014

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    Another Name For My Loved Pillow: My Fake

    Boyfriend That Will Never Be Real :)
    bleedingros3s bleedingros3s 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2014

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    I no most of you r sleeping

    while I write thissss? o_O
    AnOtHaJaZzYDrEaMeR AnOtHaJaZzYDrEaMeR 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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.
    BlueTeardrops BlueTeardrops 13-15, F 6 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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    I started doing this

    because I was watching Halloween 4 & 5 and I got scared. Lol
    Casualdeviant Casualdeviant 13-15 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Every one who feels insecure will hold on to a

    anything that gives him hope. Babies thumb sucking, holding baby doll, are few such samples. It's nothing unusual. Things will change as you grow and get some company and confedence.
    chelvaraj chelvaraj 70+, F Nov 23, 2014

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    I feel safe when hugging a pillow.

    I don't know why. I feel like, when I hold on to the pillow tight enough, no one is capable of tearing me away from it. No one will hurt me if I just cling to the pillow tight enough. I can't sleep straight when I don't have something to hug. I believe I don't need someone, not...
    BlackRosesAmongLilies BlackRosesAmongLilies 13-15, F Jan 17

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    hi :) well as you can guess JM a pillow hugger

    and I guess for me its like cuddling with a real person because I'm alone -sniffles and snuggles a pillow- but its alright they always say to never give up and you'll find the person for you right? and I'll just have to trust that but until then I'll continue snuggling with my...
    YourKittenJamie YourKittenJamie 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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    So I've been told I don't fall asleep hugging

    it. But I have woken up hugging it
    Tasha15Girl Tasha15Girl 13-15, F Nov 18, 2014

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    is that weird?? i need 3 pillows,

    one for my head, one for in between my legs and the other on my back
    nekokitty13 nekokitty13 18-21, F 44 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    This entire summer I've been having sleeping

    problems... I can't sleep at all pretty much ?!?
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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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 Oct 18, 2014

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    Will0108 Will0108 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 10, 2014

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    I miss sleepy cuddles,

    feeling that intense warmth as he slides his body up against mine in bed and wraps his arms around me. Best feeling in the world! Mmmm I need some naked cuddles :)
    StarryEyesKimber StarryEyesKimber 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    It's not the way you would hug a toy In bed

    it's just for some reason I love to wrap my arms and legs round my pillow at night and sleep like that it makes me feel happy like I'm in a really long hug but it's so soft and warm and makes me feel save it's weird but I love doing it 😄
    andiloveyou andiloveyou 16-17, F 6 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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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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    :) I'm a pillow hugger

    and proud of it.. :) I can't sleep with out a pillow between my legs and holding my other pillow. :)
    horneybear79912 horneybear79912 36-40, M 3 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    Haha omg I thought I was a weirdo

    and the only person that done this :P hehe I hug my pillow all the time . I like to pretend its the girl I like and I cuddle up to it . Fall asleep everytime hehe ^.^
    tabsbad123 tabsbad123 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 2, 2014

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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 Oct 16, 2014

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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 18-21, F Oct 18, 2014

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    I always feel so lonely

    and crave affection but I have nobody. whenever I get sad, lonely or tired, I just hug my pillow. I sleep with 3 pillows, 2 for my head and one to cuddle. it's so comfy, it's like hugging a person. hopefully one day I'll find someone to replace my pillow.
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I have done it since I first got in bet with a

    girl. I do it when I miss the presence of a woman in bed with me, which happens more often that I'd like to admit :$
    YetAnotherStoic YetAnotherStoic 18-21, M Jan 15

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    cutedimplesxx cutedimplesxx 13-15, F Jan 18

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    .. I hug the corner of my sheets.

    I hug the blanket. I hug a stuffed animal if available. I even "hug" myself if I sleep on my side. I'll extend my arm from the side that I'm laying on in front of me and to the opposite side of my body hugging my waist. I hug my lover if I have one. I hug to sleep. It's how I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 12 Responses Aug 31, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 2 Responses Aug 8, 2014

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    I alway hug my pillow.

    I feel like holding someone ;)
    Classjenny Classjenny 41-45, F Jul 28, 2014

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    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    I sleep on my side. 1 pillow for my head. 1 to hold. 1 to wrap my legs around. 1 behind me if I want to hug the other side. Hahaha
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    My youngest brother is hugging me and using my arm as a pillow.. Again :3
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