Do you usually sleep on a pillow?

Romania
October 23, 2007 9:58am CST
Eversince I started having problems with my back, doctors keep asking me how flat or hard my bed is, whether I sleep on a pillow or not... To me, sleeping on a pillow is as normal as it can be, but I've heard people saying they can't sleep that way. How do you sleep? With a pillow or without?
7 responses
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
23 Oct 07
I sleep with a pillow all the time. I usually have 2 pillows under my head when I go to bed because I am watching tv and they prop me up. Once I decide to go to sleep I will remove one of the pillows. Did the doctor recommend that you don't use a pillow because of your back problems?
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• Romania
23 Oct 07
No, she didn't recommend that I didn't sleep with a pillow...she just asked whether I use one or not...
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
23 Oct 07
I too take a pillow when i sleep rather i would feel highly uncomfortable without a pillow but in your case where you are having problems with your back it is surely advisable that you take a hard bed and a very thin pillow if you have to. My mother in law is suffering from back pain and has been strictly advised to sleep on hard bed.
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23 Oct 07
with a number of pillows - I think because as a child I had asthma and had to sleep virtually upright, so need to have something there! As a therapist I suggest people use at least one really good pillow - preferably a memory foam, contoured one so that the spine is correctly supported at night - our heads are pretty heavy, and can do a lot of damage when allowed to remain for a long time in an incorrectly aligned position.
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@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
23 Oct 07
well i have to sleep with at least 2 or 3 pillows in order to be comfortable.if i only have one i feel like i am too low and i cant sleep that way.
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• Philippines
23 Oct 07
i sleep with a pillow and i do have a hard time sleeping without a pillow. if ever i am going out of town or staying in a place where pillow is not available then i usually use a bag or books or anything that could substitute for a pillow. i guess majority of people use pillow
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@ganwn071 (1117)
• Singapore
3 Nov 07
I sleep side way on my right, thus I need a pillow to sleep else there is no way my neck can be supported and I will have a neck ache the next day.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
23 Oct 07
I think it would be impossible for me to sleep without one....I use two under my head and I hug a body pillow! And I have two more in bed with me just in case! LOL