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I Hug My Pillow While Sleeping

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    I hug this pillow when I sleep,

    it's Kirigaya kazuto from Sword Art Online it feels like I'm not alone and he's there to protect me it's pretty embarrassing to admit that tho >///<
    EvansuSena EvansuSena 13-15, F 2 Responses May 17

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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 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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    Mrpenfold78 Mrpenfold78 36-40, M Jul 13

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    I sleep with a body pillow

    so I have something to cuddle with while I sleep.
    Jenaye Jenaye 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 4

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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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    When I go to bed at night I don't

    even hug my pillow but when I wake up I find one pillow under my head and one wrapped between my legs.
    Alex4eve Alex4eve 13-15, F 2 Responses May 12

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    I'm so ******* tired

    and I'm just so angry, I need more sleep. My gosh!!!
    SunshineH13 SunshineH13 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 4

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 7

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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 16-17, F Jul 10

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    Jovanite Jovanite 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 30

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    maybe its because i still miss my stuffed

    animals, especially the little yellow baby chicken
    smallamy smallamy 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 12

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses 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 10 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Sep 4, 2014

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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
    Plaincountrygirl Plaincountrygirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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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.
    BashfulBlue BashfulBlue 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 12, 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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    My pillow pet Uni, he's

    so cute and huggable! 🎠
    Perseph0ne Perseph0ne 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 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 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 28, 2012

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    Someday, I'll lay my head on your chest

    and listen to your heartbeat... <3
    Pinaybarbie Pinaybarbie 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 11

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    I have three pillows ;),

    I feel like scarface.
    NomadAngel117 NomadAngel117 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    I imagine my pillow as my boyfriend.

    I have a body pillow(the long ones). I can only fall asleep feeling safe and protected if I have that with me when I sleep. Without it, I feel like my room is treacherous and I stay up all night.
    Muskan7253 Muskan7253 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 8

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    Can we get everyone in this group together

    and just have one huge pillow fight?
    lauradowns lauradowns 16-17, F 10 Responses May 12

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    sleeping alone sometimes is ok.

    . but the feeling of one you love in your arms, the closeness, is simply perfect. to share the warmth and comfort of one you trust is truly one of lifes great moments. i miss it. i hold my pillow in place of one i wish was here...one i trust utterly. one i love with all my...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 2 Responses May 3

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    CrownedSoul CrownedSoul 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I imagine it's my girlfriend.

    Does anyone else?
    Jebugo Jebugo 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 18

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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 11 Responses Aug 31, 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 😄
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    I go to asleep believing I'm hugging Akashi

    Seijuurou and wake up realizing A) He's not real B) He's literally a drawing C) I'm cuddling a pillow.
    nuwandaisaphony nuwandaisaphony 16-17, F Mar 26

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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 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 14

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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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    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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    SunshineH13 SunshineH13 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    it's all I have. I am thinking

    that it is getting late and I feel a hug coming on right now..... I should give my pillow a name ;-)
    Serendipitydoda Serendipitydoda 36-40, M Jul 10

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    I always hug my pillow

    while sleeping Don't know why I just like holding something
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    ozim919 ozim919 18-21, M 2 Responses May 12

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    ChildishJacky ChildishJacky 13-15, F Jul 1

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    My pillow believe it

    or not is my bae, when I feel lonely which is almost always, it keeps me company and it smells very good.
    jrugbby jrugbby 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Yes I do! Cause sometimes I feel

    so alone and I have no one to talk to... So I just go to bed and hug my pillow you won't believe it but it feels so good
    turki2550 turki2550 16-17, M 2 Responses May 12

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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

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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 hug my pillow with my arms

    and legs it makes me feel good and happy :)
    justDlight justDlight 18-21, M Jul 7

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    For this reason I have more

    than 2 pillows. If I sleep in someone else's bed. I even sleep without a pillow if there's only 1 so that i can hug it. It's seems sweet for some reason, since i don't like sharing a bed. (except for my pillow)
    Lalaloopsiebabe Lalaloopsiebabe 13-15, F Jul 4

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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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    Azureal Azureal 26-30, M 21 hrs ago