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I Hug My Pillow While Sleeping

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    No I don't do it cause im lonely.

    I just like something between my legs to put over
    just69happy just69happy 22-25, M Dec 26, 2015

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    fattybratty fattybratty 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 8, 2015

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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 sleep with a body pillow

    so I have something to cuddle with while I sleep.
    Elephantloves Elephantloves 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 4, 2015

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    I always pretend my pillow is

    that person Cus I can't physically hug him
    ckitty44 ckitty44 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    Heartheocean Heartheocean 61-65, M Dec 12, 2015

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    I don't own a what you call a traditional

    pillow. Those go flat, I sleep with my 4yr olds stuffed animals. I use them like pillows but when I wake up, I find myself hugging the "pillow." Can't sleep without one idk why. Comfort maybe? All I know is it makes me happy to hug something even when it's unconsciously done.
    Hoodpierced Hoodpierced 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 22

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    Makes it comfy....I can't sleep

    unless I have something to hug
    DTFgurl DTFgurl 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2015

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    I have two body pillows.

    I hug one and push the other against my back. It simulates cuddling with someone the best way I've found. I also sleep with 8 pillows...my bed is my solace.
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 18, 2015

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    I feel like this helps me have a sense of

    closeness, holding things tight (such as my pillow) makes me feel like it will be there forever my pillows there for everything tears, heart breaks, funny times and many more I love hugging my pillow!!
    AveragePrincess AveragePrincess 18-21, F Jul 10, 2015

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    I can't fall asleep without someone else.

    In this case, a pillow :/
    TheCroissant TheCroissant 18-21, M Aug 16, 2015

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    CODECRACKER2014 CODECRACKER2014 41-45, M Feb 1

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    I feel like I can't fall asleep

    or get comfortable with out something to hold to my chest
    js246 js246 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2015

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    Im going to go and have a nap now.

    Good sleeping everyone. I'll see you in a hour.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 13, 2015

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    I actually hug a stuff toy.

    My hello kitty stuff toy that a person close to my heart gave me 2 years ago. Every time I go to sleep, it's always beside me and I hug it. I'm actually obsessed with pillows. Well not really obsessed but I can't sleep with just one pillow. I have 7 pillows actually. I don't how...
    endangeredspecie endangeredspecie 16-17, F Jan 15

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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.
    QueenAqua QueenAqua 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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    Yes nothing to me is more comforting

    when I have nights I have to sleep alone makes me feel warm and safe other wise I can't sleep a wink!
    Poison89 Poison89 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I think it's a comfort thing.

    Pillow are fluffy
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority 18-21, F Sep 20, 2015

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    peter261 peter261 16-17, M Dec 23, 2015

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    amyyumy amyyumy 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 15, 2015

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    ArtemistheHunter ArtemistheHunter 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 13, 2015

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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 1 Response Nov 1, 2014

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    It makes me feel safe.

    I can't help it.
    KOOLKAT446 KOOLKAT446 13-15, T 1 Response Nov 15, 2015

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    If I don't I always feel like I will fall off

    the bed. I don't know why I always wake up right on the edge?
    CocoLuvBunny CocoLuvBunny 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2015

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    Yes I do, since I do not have anyone near me to

    cuddle with, anyway this is the life, who knows maybe someday the life will get better till that day comes I should stay calm and optimistic :))
    umayyad umayyad 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 8, 2015

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    Yes my soft fuzzy covered body pillow,

    I spray it with Febreeze ocean spray/mango scent every few days hehe It helps me fall asleep, I have like 4 pillows & my body pillow to keep me all cozy while sleeping hehe
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 21, 2015

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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 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    It's a shame it doesn't have arms to hug me back

    because that's what I long for.
    hreinn hreinn 18-21, M Aug 9, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 5

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    BeautifulChaos512 BeautifulChaos512 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 28, 2015

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    I can't sleep without it!

    When I sleep, I always need something soft to hug. Otherwise, I'll feel empty
    Alex1610 Alex1610 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 16, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 May 7, 2015

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    yes.. sometimes I imagine it being my boyfriend

    or sometimes my pillow is cold which I like or it smells good
    bloodyzombie19 bloodyzombie19 16-17, F Nov 13, 2015

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    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M 3 Responses Sep 25, 2015

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    Last night, after making my daughter dinner,

    I grabbed a pillow and plopped myself on my bed thinking I might take a ten-minute nap. It was 8 a.m. Next thing I knew, it was 5 in the morning. So, I am trying to stay awake a bit longer tonight before going to bed. So, entertain me if you're out there. :)
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 5 Responses Dec 9, 2015

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    ozim919 ozim919 22-25, M 2 Responses May 12, 2015

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    Microwaveable pillows are the best!

    :D I hug it and feel secure!! I love my microwaveable pillow. I sleep with it every night. So comfy!!! When my back hurts, I just lay on my tummy and place the pillow on top of my back. So relaxing!! You should get one! ;)
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2015

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    But I wish it was you.

    And maybe it will be. Maybe it wont. That's cool too. I'm bored. And so are you. So let's get together and make things better. And all that stuff. Bladdy bladdy blah. I am out of my mind. Someone please shut me off. I'm spinning in a strange direction. Where am I? Oh.. Hello
    davidschild37 davidschild37 22-25, M Jan 11

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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 18, 2015

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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
    YangXiaoLong14 YangXiaoLong14 16-17, T 1 Response Jan 14, 2015

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    I don't understand how its possible to sleep

    without hugging your pillow. I've tried to plenty of times, but I just end up tossing and turning. I just feel much more safer and comfortable while hugging a pillow at night. Is it only me or?
    pro161 pro161 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2015

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    I hug my pillow at night

    when i feel lonely and need to hug someone. The person i alwayd think of whrn i hig my pillow is my dad. It majes me feel like hes here with me even though hes so far away.
    footballgal56 footballgal56 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2015

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    I think it's a natural thing

    for most people to crave to be with someone while they are at their weakest state, sleep. So when no one is there, we curl up to whatever feels like another human body. That's why we hug our pillows I think.
    GoodAsDeadMasterOfDeath GoodAsDeadMasterOfDeath 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2015

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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 1 Response Sep 19, 2014

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    I can't sleep without

    either my body pillow or my leg pillow and Mr.Professor. The blue fuzzy teddy bear hubby bought me when I had my miscarriage. With my trust issues I can't handle physical touch. Even from my kids who need hugs the most...
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F Jan 12

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