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I Hug My Pillow While Sleeping

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    My Friend The Pillow - Yes it's true, I hug my pillow while sleeping. And there's nothing wrong with that at all, sometimes the pillow is a friend. You can put your head on it, hug...
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Sep 26, 2012

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 2, 2011

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    I Hugs Pillow Too - i find it more comfy hugging a pillow instead of a roll.. maybe because i have a small body and a roll is like too big for my body to hug xD
    Mameha Mameha 22-25, F Feb 17, 2011

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    Every Night - For the past decade, I've hugged a pillow while trying to sleep. Every. Single. Night. It all started with my need to hold onto something and squeeze it hard while...
    FonderAbsence FonderAbsence 31-35, M Jun 10, 2013

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    No Touching Skin - When I sleep, I can't have any part of my body touching another part. I also can't sleep in PJs or even a t-shirt. I just sleep in my boxers and then wrap myself...
    waspyman waspyman 41-45, M Feb 24, 2011

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    I Feel Comfortable While Hugging A Pillow During My Sleep. - It makes me feel so relaxed, and protected. I am very freaky when it comes to my pillow like I don't want someone to...
    iwilltellsomething iwilltellsomething 13-15, F 1 Response May 1, 2013

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    Hugg My Stuffed Bunny - i feel like i always have hug on to something like a pillow or my lil stuffed bunny i luv my lil bunny
    F5Twister F5Twister 26-30, M Feb 14, 2008

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    It'S So Comforting - I have one of those round pillows like in the thumbnail, and I sleep with it every night. Not only is it comfortable, but it gives me a sense of security for...
    parmelotandelephantpugs parmelotandelephantpugs 16-17, F Mar 19, 2013

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    I Can't Sleep... - ... Unless I have my pillow under my arm. Yes, it is a squishy one just like in the group photo. It has been everywhere I have traveled except one place. I...
    ohgal01 ohgal01 41-45, F Apr 5, 2013

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    Mr. Always There No Matter What - My pillow is well used with a pink pillowcase. I have spent nights just whispering what I hope will happen the next day or the next 10 years of my...
    GirlWithRedConverse GirlWithRedConverse 16-17 Sep 9, 2011

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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...
    yaritza16 yaritza16 16-17, F Feb 6

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    i hug my pillow everynite when im sad about sum girl who i miss or just make myself comfortable :3 ^^
    RodrigoGalindo730 RodrigoGalindo730 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    Bolster Addicted ... - I really addict to bolster, I can't sleep without hugging it. Sometimes, my bf has to hide the bolster in order to hug me. Or else, I'd prefer...
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2010

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    Hugs - My pillow is the only thing I can cuddle with. And I know it will never complain..
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 15 Responses Nov 22, 2010

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    Every Time I Wake Up... - For the last few days, I've been waking up at various times, but every time I have, I've been hugging my pillow.  This obviously means that I'm...
    mathboy mathboy 18-21 Sep 16, 2010

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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 3 Responses Jul 28, 2012

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    My Big Body Pillow - I have a body pillow that I cannot sleep without. It keeps my back and legs from aching, thus ensuring a more restful night's sleep.
    FromNay2Thee FromNay2Thee 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 18, 2010

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    Sad Thing Is... - I have someone I sleep next to every night, and I still hug my pillow lol.  I spent a lot of my adult life sleeping on my couch, I hated sleeping in my bed...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 30, 2009

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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...
    CrystallizedDream CrystallizedDream 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2011

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    Its A Comforter - When i hug my pillow i think of the man i love!!! But my pillow seems to always be there for me like a best friend....the pillow case has makeup smears from when...
    innocentlover1428 innocentlover1428 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2012

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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...
    bublina bublina 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 22, 2008

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    Comfort - love to be wrapped up in a ball hugging my pillow feels really safe, i need to feel safe sometimes
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M Apr 1, 2008

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    While Sleeping - I don't do it often and sometimes hugging the pillow feels good.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Oct 11, 2011

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    Sleeping Habit - I need to have something to hug while sleeping. I need at least one pillow for my head, one small pillow to cover my eyes, a fluffy big pillow to hug and a blanket...
    thebrokenvow thebrokenvow 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2013

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    Yes, I Hug My Pillow At Night - At night I always find myself holding/hugging my pillow. Something I think i have always done. I've got like 7 pillows and 2 of them are body...
    HangingTree HangingTree 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 1, 2010

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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...
    morbidchild182 morbidchild182 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2011

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    Well, I Have to Have Something to Snuggle With... - Yes, I reluctantly hug my pillow while I sleep because I don't have anything else I can snuggle up to in my bed.  My...
    DorothyofOz DorothyofOz 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 14, 2009

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    I Hug My Pillow While Sleeping - I love hugging my pillows. I have lots of pillows on my bed. I love clutering them together and surrounding myself with them. It feels so warm and...
    tesseract49 tesseract49 18-21, T 1 Response Nov 3, 2013

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    It Is My Way Of Sleeping - I usually lay on my belly when I sleep with my head turned right and then I have my arms under the pillow so I'm technically hug it.
    Annihilator99 Annihilator99 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 12, 2013

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    Best feeling in the world is like cuddling without a person with ya
    hime1998 hime1998 16-17, F Dec 31, 2013

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    Something to Hold - I love cuddling with my lime green/pink body pillow!! Because its so long I can ret my head on one side and curl into a ball fitting it snuggly between my legs...
    DavesDaughter DavesDaughter 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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    I Do For Now - i curently in love and this is when i found out i was doing this i whould wake up with a pillow right close top me and huging it at first i thought this was wired so...
    doomloard doomloard 18-21 1 Response Jul 12, 2008

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    Huggy Pillow - I call it my huggy pillow and I can't sleep without one. Actually, I have about 8 pillows in my bed: one for between my knees, one behind the small of my back, one...
    LoneBlogger LoneBlogger 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 4, 2011

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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...
    some2soon some2soon 41-45, F Jul 16, 2012

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    How I Sleep -  Is exactly like the girl in this pic. I probably look a lot like her too. lol. I love hugging my pillow while sleeping. ^^ 
    reset reset 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 25, 2010

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    I Have For Some Time - I had abdominal surgery some years ago. I found that having a pillow against my stomach and between my knees helped with the pain. I bought a body pillow...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40 1 Response Mar 19, 2013

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    Imaginary Man - Alone, I cuddle my pillow as I fall asleep. It's a mixture of comfort and... Sexual anticipation.
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F Oct 16, 2013

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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...
    howsab howsab 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 30, 2012

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    Sleeping Alone... - I do hug my pillow, not all night or even every night, just when I need it's comfort. I never feel the need to do this when not sleeping alone. My pillow is...
    MmmBabi MmmBabi 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2012

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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...
    mmmcookies mmmcookies 26-30 5 Responses Sep 26, 2008

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 23, 2010

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    If There Is Nothing Else - I've been hugging my pillow while I sleep and I suddenly realized it's because I have no one to hug while I sleep so I cling to my most trusted inanimate...
    sheepey sheepey 18-21, F Oct 11, 2011

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    That's What It's There For - I usually start sleeping with five pillows on my bed. One for my head, one to prop my feet on (so my ankles don't cramp or get stiff), one for between...
    mononoaware mononoaware 26-30, M Sep 16, 2012

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    I Hug My Pillows When I Sleep.... - I always find myself hugging my pillows when I sleep. I don't care what anyone thinks, when I am hugging my pillow, I feel safer. And a pillow...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 22, 2009

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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...
    Islandkween Islandkween 18-21, F Jan 2

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    I Do Too! - I hug them everynight! I love ALL my pillows, although by morning one of the pillows is almost awlays on the floor
    Michhhhnat Michhhhnat 26-30, F 2 Responses May 26, 2011

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    I wish my pillow had arms to hug me back. If anyone ever saw me they would probably think I'm strange but my pillow is always there during my darkest days and nights, I've cried...
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    I absolutely love my bed. Tempurpedic bed... Memory foam pillow... Egyptian cotton sheets... Electric blanket. I just love it. Nothing is better than sleeping in my bed and being...
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