Comfort Pillow: do you have one?

Comfort pillow - my sister's comfort pillow that she named "baby" looks like this although it a little worn out now...
Philippines
November 12, 2007 6:07pm CST
Since i was a kid, i have this certain pillow that i couldn't sleep without. I don't know i just have a hard time sleeping without my pillow. My mom used to sneak it out when i was in my teens, since it was rather getting old and worn out, but later returned it when she noticed i was often awake a couple of night... There were even night when I just couldn't get some sound sleep when my pillow was newly washed. I don't have any idea why. Maybe it was my pillow's smell or something.. I have a 7 yr old sister who has her own comfort pillow too since she as a year old. she calls it her "baby". the same thing, she finds it uneasy getting herself to sleep without her "baby" in her side. She would dip her nose into it and thumbsucks her way to sleep.... How about you do you also have a comfort pillow? Do you know of any psychological interpretations about people with comfort pillow? Thanks.
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@budsr03 (2354)
• Canada
13 Nov 07
I don't think men my age are allowed to have comfort pillows! Anyway i will say no way, nope, not me, never, but i do sleep with two pillows. One thin pillow for my head and a fluffy one for back support, i do have to hug the fluffy one, bad back you know! Take care Bong.
• Philippines
13 Nov 07
see! if without your fluffy pillow for back support, would you feel comfortable? nah.... you do have a comfort pillow only in a different sense :-) How are you buddy? miss your posts lately.... take care there...
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@budsr03 (2354)
• Canada
13 Nov 07
I forgot to add a couple of lols in my reply! I think i have a crush on my fluffy pillow! lol! :)
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• Philippines
13 Nov 07
that's double LOL :-) hahahahha does your wife know about it? ahahahaha you're really funny buddy!!!
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• India
13 Nov 07
Yes i also have a pillo without that i cannot sleep roperly . . . . i think many people have these kinds of weaknesses Regards Harry
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• Philippines
14 Nov 07
Hello Harry!!! thanks for the dropping by... i see you're new here, same as me... welcome to myLot. Yup i think its quite common with a lot of people to have a comfort pillow in one way or the other... i hardly know of people of can sleep on a regular basis without a pillow... nice meeting you here :-)
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• India
14 Nov 07
Dear friend you got it wrong . i am actually one of the oldest mylot user.. i used to have 2 user names. first one - varunharrry...that went above 1000 discussions..because i am a slow user.. then i got banned for abusing the moderators :) ..and i made another id - warhorsechained...again got banned for the same reason, now i made this id - miracleworld, thinking of showing good character atleast to the moderators:)..anyway , take care dear friend. i'll drop by sometime later.. for ur new discussions. Regards Harry
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• Philippines
14 Nov 07
in what way did you abuse the moderators? at least you're given another chance... don't waste it good friend
@ebtenorio (766)
• Philippines
13 Nov 07
I do have my comfort pillow till now... I dunno.. maybe you are right without it, I could not sleep well or should I say sleep could hardly find its way in me. I had this pillow of mine (rectangular in shape and about 1.5 meters in length and 3/4 meter in width) since I was a child. It has something to do with the smell I think. I hug my pillow every night when I sleep and it feels nice... its the opposite when its being washed and stayed for a couple of days in "sampayan." I almost did everything to that pillow: having it as something to be hugged, something where your head is being laid on, and sometimes, without my knowing it, I sometimes find out that my pillow is on my feet when I wake up! Hahahahaha. Hmmm... I wonder why the smell never changes (I might have been immune to it)... But one thing is for sure: No one in the family dare touch my pillow...I think they are afraid of it... Naaah... They are afraid of something I love to smell and hug every night! Yay! Hehehehe :D.
• Philippines
13 Nov 07
me i won't trade it for any pillow not unless that pillow has a similar smell :-)
• Philippines
13 Nov 07
Hehehehe... So do I then! The smell I think bonded me with my pillow... and our bond has placed a spell to it that no one dares to even touch it (or more so, smell it!!!). :D or is it a similar symbiotic bond between the alien costume and peter parker? Hehehehehe... I miss my pillow now... Tomorrow, I'll try bringing that pillow to the office... (I am sure people will be placed under spell not to even touch nor smell it! Hahahaha)
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• Philippines
13 Nov 07
As for me i use pillows with no other intentions. Because i can also sleep without pillows. i am used to this because i am a scout since i was a grader up to my high school and now that i am already a scoutmaster, i still do the same. I use pillow if there is some but if there is none i don't look for them. It's maybe because i apply what i preach with my boy scouts to learn how to survive and be contented with what is available. So, in short, i can sleep with or without pillows. Thanks
@garnet80 (354)
• Australia
13 Nov 07
I had a little baby pillow with an ordinary pillowcase on it. When I went to sleep I would suck the pillow case. Every so often my Mum would wash the cover for me. I think I had it until I was about 12 I think it became more of a habbit than a need. We had to throw it away when we were on holidays as I became car sick and my poor pillow ended up covered in vomit. My niece who is 10 still has what we call a summie. From when she was little anything she found made of satin such as boxer shorts etc would end up in her little hands. She would then rub the material up against her face. My sister nicknamed this guesture summiing. She still does it and quite often does it without thinking, which is so cute.
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• Philippines
14 Nov 07
summie, that's cute. do you still have another version of that comfort pillow?
@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
13 Nov 07
Hi bong_domingo, First and foremost I should thanks a lot to mylot staffs for giving me one good lesson where my first response to your discussion has been deleted due to my mistake for my photo uploading activity. So this is my second entry. Talking about comfort pillow or in my place called as 'favorite pillow', I am one of them who still perform this uncommon habitual practice. And hard to fall into sleep if I loss my comfort pillow. My thought this kind of uncommon habitual ended for me only, unfortunately it turned down to my youngest daughter (5 years old). She needed it not only for one, but always for three. If one of it found absent, she demonstrated her out loud cries. But what made me puzzled, how does she know and with perfect determination that particular pillow, even though I have changed the pillow cover-sheet?. Thats all from me, bong_domingo. Anyway I appreciate your second times reading my second response. Thank you very much, bong domingo. Happy Daddy.
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• Philippines
13 Nov 07
I appreciate more your effort of putting your response twice :-) i really really appreciate it. Isn't it amazing how we meet people here just simple talking about funny things in our lives... what's even funnier is that we share these simple things with another person perhaps from another part of the globe.... nice meeting you here Goodsign :-) HAPPY DAPPY!!!
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@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
13 Nov 07
With respectful my 'thumbs up' and the next is my sunglasses down for you, for your kind friendship and that remarkable mark BR. May peace, success and happiness be upon you for now and in future. Happy Postings and Earnings, not less for Happy Daddy my good friend, BONG_DOMINGO. Cheers!!!.
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@myrrhyne (107)
• Philippines
15 Nov 07
Yes, i have a comfort pillow when i was a child. I like holding the pointed at the side of the pillow. Even the pillow was worn out/damaged, my father is the one who fixed it. But that was got lost i dont remember how. Until now i still have to touch the pointed of the pillow even that is not mine. As long as it has pointed at the side and it achieves my satisfaction hehe. Even im watching tv, or talking to some one i really want hold a pillow. My husband get mad at me, he always told me i am no longer a baby, i am too old and it is very shameful to some who can see me doing that. I am searching in the internet but nothing had come out what is really the psychological interpretations regarding our habit. Maybe if i have ample time i will search. heheheh....
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• Philippines
15 Nov 07
hahaha i had that one too, holding the pointed end in the pillow
• India
14 Nov 07
Hai bong,i aso have a comfort pillow made out of natural cotton and it is very difficult to sleep with out it.For getting a proper sleep it is a must for me.
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• Philippines
14 Nov 07
yup i know the feeling... just don't know how to get over it :-) i just hope our pillows last longer than us.. not easily worn out :-) LOL
@pinay81 (1538)
• Philippines
13 Nov 07
yeah when i was a kid i have also one pillow that i always use and love to hug everytime i sleep i dont want to washed it because im afraid that the cotton inside will not be the same anymore like when the first time i used it i love pillow i used 5 pillow everytime i sleep i feel comfortable sleeping when lots of pillow beside me:-)thanks
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• Philippines
14 Nov 07
wow! that's a lot of pillows... me i get suffocated with too many pillows on my bed... i'm ok with one as long as its my comfort pillow :-)
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
13 Nov 07
Of course I have a comfort pillow. Who doesnt? I cant sleep unless I have my comfort pillow.LOL I also put a pillow in between my knees so my knees dont rub together.lOL And sometimes I put a pillow behind my back. Enjoy sleeping.
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
i also have those pillows i put in between my knees. those hotdog pillow. enjoy sleeping too Terry :-)
@fanji008 (782)
• China
13 Nov 07
Hi,there! I also like pillows pretty much. I have a comfortable one and I do think it's very important to have a nice one cause it affects your sleep very much. If I don't a good sleep at night,the next day will be so horrible for me and it's hard for me to be active and do things efficiently.I have a pillow which is not too beautiful but it's simple,clean and not high.I don't like those high ones.I prefer the low(but not too low) and soft ones.I also like the smell of my pillow.It helps me fall into sleep faster:) Are there any psychological interpretations about people with comfortable pillow? Really?
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• Philippines
14 Nov 07
yup something to do with feeling of security. though im not sure, will still have to read a lot about it.
@nempel (139)
• Indonesia
13 Nov 07
hello bong, I was like that when I was a child, I always carrying my pillow arround, when I sleep at hotel, I also must bring my pillow with me, otherwise I will not sleep at all, but with my age, that habbits will fade, right now I'm allready don't have that kind of habbits, I can sleep with anykind of pillow, eventually when I'm get very tired, without a pillow I still can sleep.
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• Philippines
13 Nov 07
if i'm very very tired, i can easily go to sleep but on regular days, its bothersome not having my pillow.... i can still sleep but after an hour or too :-(
@errielle (442)
• Philippines
13 Nov 07
I've heard a lot about people not being to sleep with this and that. got no comfort pillows though, but I know of someone who can't sleep without her "mosquito net". So wherever she goes, she brings with her a piece of this "mosquito net" and places it between her feet. hehehe I think that's the same with comfort pillows. me? I sleep if I am sleepy. Although I feel more comfortable sleeping with a blanket, I can still sleep without one. Comfort Pillows and the like have some explanations in CHild Psychology. However, i forgot the terms here =) things like comfort pillow gives the child a sense of security.
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• Philippines
13 Nov 07
yup i heard it too from one of my friends... sense of security although i'm not sure if it also means not getting enough security or confidence ...
@MH4444 (2161)
• United States
13 Nov 07
I didn't use my equivalent of this after I turned 5. My brother was much the same. I do however really enjoy egyptian cotton sheets for much the same reason I suppose. They are so soft and make me feel comfort.
• Philippines
13 Nov 07
i simply enjoy pillows not so much for its cottony soft cover but for its smell :-) is it weird?
@sherrir101 (3670)
• United States
13 Nov 07
I don't have one now. But I used to have a special pillow that I could not sleep without. It was a feather pillow and very mushy. It finally wore out. I don't know about any psycholgial interpretation, just what my mom always said. She would tell me that I needed to grow up. I still sleep better with a feather pillow. So what if I still need to grow up. LOL
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• Philippines
13 Nov 07
yeah my mom used to tell that too ... to grow up, i just simply reply that it's part of me growing up... a had a male friend once slept at our house, he noticed how i cuddle my pillow unmindful. He told me that my pillow is luckier because i keep on hugging it so tight, i simply told that i would do the same to him if he gets to smell like my pillow... hahaha
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
13 Nov 07
I love having lots of pillows on my bed. I can't sleep without them. I have slept in other places without them, but it bothers me not having my two or three pillows fluffed up around me.
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• Philippines
13 Nov 07
i experienced that one too... and it bothers me as i go to sleep. there were times when i go out of town for some conferences and i stay in a hotel, i often have a hard time sleeping, so i watch movies till my eyes get tired.... or sometimes i just tire myself so that i could easily go to sleep.. but if i get a pillow that almost has a similar smell as mine then i can easily get sleep.... thanks for dropping by mamasan...
• Brazil
13 Nov 07
Hi, I have had problems with pillow too, when came the night pillow but I did not want to turn my neck always had great pain to me that when my mother has a better way to sleep, no pillow without pain in the neck.
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13 Nov 07
I also have a pillow. Its old and ugly, and it couldn't even stand up to a washing but its sooo soft and I love it. I also have a stuffed dog that I will occasionlly snuggle up with when I am sick or on the sofa. Last year when I went into the hospital for a bad kidney infection my boyfriend brought the stuffed dog to me. I was so tickled that he thought of that for me. It made the hospital a tad better. lol
• United States
13 Nov 07
Yes, it has Captain Jack Sparrow and Will Turner on it from "Pirates of the Caribbean". I love my comfort pillow.
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@jpso138 (7869)
• Philippines
19 Dec 12
I too have the same in so far as pillow is concerned. I think there is something in our mind that makes it comfortable and without it, we find it hard to sleep. But when I reached high school, I seem to have grown up on this and I no longer need such pillow.
@kokomo (1868)
• Philippines
21 Nov 12
I do not have one but I have this attitude of not sleeping without my blanket. I really cannot sleep without the presence of any blanket. I do not know why.lol