can you sleep without a pillow ?

Philippines
October 5, 2008 6:55am CST
blanket and pillow goes together as sleeping mate, theres so much comfort lying your head on a pillow it is relaxing and you can actually sleep like a baby..i just dont know who came up with these idea of having a pillow in sleeping, of course there was record as early as the time of Christ when he told his follower that he has no pillow to lay his head..but where it was actually originated i think no one claim...how about you can you sleep well without a pillow?
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@WANGLIKOU (114)
• China
6 Oct 08
yes,I have to say lying on a pillow is relaxing and help you get better sleep.but I can also do without it.maybe it is just a habit.
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• Philippines
6 Oct 08
thats true and it was that way before and will be comforting ever...pillows are unique and made specially for our comfort when we take a nap or sleep long
@nlcapricorn (1115)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
I can sleep without a pillow that if i am sleeping in a soft bed or foam but if i am sleeping on a floor of course i cant sleep without my nice pillow because its hard and i might hurt my head lol..
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• Philippines
6 Oct 08
thanks friend for your share in this issue...well we do really need a pillow to sleep...
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@PrarieStyle (2495)
• United States
5 Oct 08
I don't sleep with a pillow and have a hard time trying to fall asleep on one. I started years ago when I hurt my back. Laying flat on the floor was the only relief. Ever since, I don't like a pillow. It doesn't seem natural to sleep on one it feels like my head is up in the air. I especially don't like them when I sleep in a Motel. I can't even sleep because all I can think about is, whose head was on it before mine and if they washed the case and when they last washed the pillow. I take my own blankets to Motels too. And oh, those pillows on the airplanes, yuck. They don't even have a case on them, I have seen people sleep with their face all mushed in them. I know for sure they don't wash them after each flight. No thanks, I'll go without.
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• Philippines
6 Oct 08
yeah your right and its very important to have your own personal pillow otherwise you end up smelling others in your pillow...of course my wife can use it...ha ha ha
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
5 Oct 08
In fact not once I tried it and had neck pain for 5 days I could not do any work...... so pillow is a must for me in any case... yes no pillow no sleep . Thanks For raising such a good discussion.....! Happy Mylotting ! Take Care ! Ganesh !
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
thanks friend for your appreciative comments, i think you really need a pillow when you go to sleep to prevent yourself from those aches you have felt in sleeping without a pillow...happy mylotting too
• Malaysia
5 Oct 08
I can't sleep without pillow. I have two pillow. One is for my head and one to for my arms. I like sleeping with pillow. Having pillow definitely let me sleep like a baby. I can sleep for long hours and no noise can make me up. Without pillow, I can't have a good sleep. I will have pain on my neck if I don't use pillow.
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• Philippines
5 Oct 08
i thought your going to say that you love your pillow more than your partner,...good for you having many pillows, i do love hugging my pillows when sleeping, at least when my wife is sleeping beside my youngest kid...
• Malaysia
5 Oct 08
I am still single and studying. So I will choose my pillow.
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• Philippines
5 Oct 08
ha ha ha sorry for that friend...thanks anyway for telling me that
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
9 Oct 08
Have you ever seen thoses things in museum the egyptians used? The head rest. I can not imagine thoses would have been comfortable.
• Philippines
9 Oct 08
yeah egyptians do really have the record through this hieroglyphics they have, and pillow are part of them actually who knows if these are dcomfortable since they have been using that in their time , but i think for them thats comfortable enough...thanks for sharing that i believe early people was using pillow too in their time...
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
10 Oct 08
Yea, and in one Bob Marley song he claims to have used a rock. Lol! I dont think that was true. But i know at times where a pillow wasnt available to me i will take my jacket or a blanket and roll it up. Something under the knogen is far better than nothing.
@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
7 Oct 08
I would prefer sleeping with a pillow. But if the moment comes when I have to sleep without one, then I can say that I can. I will just sleep on my side using my hands as pillows. (is that cheating?) Have a nice day!
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• Philippines
7 Oct 08
of course we can sleep without a pillow but could be hard one if you're used having a pillow when sleeping...anyway it takes only sometime to adjust to it...but why no pillow if you can have one...
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
7 Oct 08
I would rather have one. But life sometimes ask you to be patient and make do without some things.
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I can, and I have, but I prefer not to do so. I have put my arms under my head in lieu of a pillow when none was available. Pillows are older than Christ, they used them in ancient China.
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• Philippines
7 Oct 08
thanks for sharing that...i think the early people and civilization knows already about this pillow, maybe they are using this when they sleep, and this was coined in the word pillow....i just dont know where the word pillow came from...could you look the word for me where it originated
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
7 Oct 08
I found this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pillow And this, too... http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pillow
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
6 Oct 08
i used to sleep without a pillow but as time went by i found it was more comfortable sleeping with pillows in fact i have more than six pillows scattered all over my bed mind you they are not meant for decoration but my use
• Philippines
7 Oct 08
lucky for you having six pillow...i think you found them so comforting...anyway thanks for your response, and collect more pillow..hahaha...
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
7 Oct 08
i am sure i will still have more pillows are comfortable for me especially when the are soft and not so heavy,i love rolling in between them when in bed
• India
6 Oct 08
I don't need a pillow to rest my head,I need one to hug and sleep :):)
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• Philippines
6 Oct 08
is it pillow you wanna hug or someone beside you...ha ha ha thanks friend
• India
6 Oct 08
Did I say that aloud???? He he he :-D :-P
@potrish78 (742)
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
I can sleep even without a pillow on my head. I used to do this before during the time that I was trying to cure my neck and low back pain. A friend of mine is a chiropractor and he told me that one reason for having neck and low back pain is due to poor spinal posture while sleeping. Having more than one pillow under your head could create a lot of back problems. He said If I could sleep without pillows it would be a lot better but if I can't at least limit the pillow to one.
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
i think your friend is true about this theraphy...am also having this pain if i sleep without the proper posture andi find it comforting if my pillow are thin and soft almost like a thin cushion between my head and the bed..
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
I believed him because he is a chiropractor. He also said that the higher the pillow the greater the spinal damage. So As much as possible I try to just limit my pillow to one and if I can, none at all. It's pretty hard at first especially when you're used to having more than pillow but soon you'll find it comfortable. It's just a matter of getting used to.
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
5 Oct 08
Nope, I can't sleep without a pillow - it gives me a headache as well as a neckache the next day! And I have to sleep on a hard pillow too - no soft cushy pillows for me!
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• Philippines
5 Oct 08
i think we all cant sleep without a pillow... a hard pillow will do good anyhow as long as you are comfortable with it..
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@widell (20)
5 Oct 08
I can sleep without a pillow - like when I go to sleep in the car or on the couch sitting up. However, when it is bedtime, and we are talking about quality sleep, then I like to have a pillow. Rolled up towels, t-shirts, or any makeshift pillows will suffice, but i do like my head propped up.
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• Philippines
21 Oct 08
hi. Yes I can sleep without a pillow if my bed is soft like a cushion. I came from a poor family. When I was a child me and my family sleeps on the floor with one pillow each. We sleep on a mat only with mosquito net. I am used to sleep on the hard floor. But when we already can afford a foam or a cushion, for sure it is comfortable to the point that I don't want a pillow anymore. But I still use pillow but not for my head. Sometimes for my head but most of the time, my feet which is always tired in everyday's work. Happy myLotting.
• Philippines
21 Oct 08
thanks for the response friend.. you remind me when i was a kid..we used to sleep just like what you have mention minus the mosquito net.. but life is so simple back then not like now where there are lot of things to consider having to say that life is good and better...well i think sleeping with your pillow on your feet is the way you have find comfort in sleeping anyway if that makes you feel much better than having it on your head then thats very comforting i think...
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
20 Oct 08
I prefer to sleep on a medium sized foam pillow, not too fat and not too flat. However, if I am having sinus trouble and coughing alot at night, I have to lay flat on the bed, which means no pillow. That way, there's less coughing. So, if I have to do it, I can sleep without a pillow. But, I do prefer to sleep on a pillow.
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• Philippines
21 Oct 08
sorry to hear that you have sinus once in a while...sickness just wont get a distant from us...i was having also cold right now and i got some teary eyes because of runny nose...it seems that water keeps on flowing out of my nose and makes me sneeze often times...anyway thank you for the response and its true that most of us prefer sleeping with a pillow that suits our own need of comfort...
@chertsy (3805)
• United States
18 Oct 08
I can't sleep without a pillow. If I slept without one, I would wake up with a headache and my neck hurting really bad. Does make you wonder when the first pillow was made or even used. I can sleep without a blanket if it's hot, but I can't without a pillow. I just got a new pillow thats made for people that sleep on their sides. Ever since I had my youngest I can't sleep on my stomach or my back any more without waking up not feeling my legs or extremely painful back pains.
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• Philippines
20 Oct 08
have you talk lately to your doctor about it..maybe there must be some kind of vitamin deficiency going on...i just wonder if you lack some b-complex if your feeling those pain lately, these symptoms could be some kind of nerve problems due to lack of vitamin b complex ...anyway better talk it to your doctor and let him or her make some conclusion about your common pains...and thanks for the response...
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@anneshirley (1517)
• Philippines
18 Oct 08
I can't sleep without my pillow! Wherever I am sleeping, I need my pillow with me. I don't know why but I can't sleep comfortably without it so I am making sure that I have it with me if I have to sleep somewhere else. As fort the blanket, I can sleep without it especially if it is a hot night.
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• Philippines
20 Oct 08
the first thing that we are looking for when we go to sleep is pillow..or anything that may serve as a pillow if somewhere else..pillow really became the best mate when we sleep and without it is a totally no way...
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
11 Oct 08
There are some days when I can, some when I can't. Sometimes I sleep with my head under the pillow, like a turtle. It's strange, but I can be comfortable that way.
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• Philippines
11 Oct 08
its like the pillow is on top of your head..i think that is common habit for others when sleeping they cover their head with a pillow, the pillow making your head as its pillow..
@thinksf (152)
• United States
11 Oct 08
Nope, I find it hard to sleep without a pillow. I can't.
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
thanks friend for your response..its very important to have something like pillow to lay our head upon to be of good comfort when sleeping..
@applefreak (3131)
• Singapore
7 Oct 08
i definitely can sleep without a pillow. think about times that i'm really tired, i basically slept everywhere. i've slept sitting on a chair, with my head on the table. i've slept on pavements and grass patches. however, the sleep is not comfortable. if i have a choice, i definitely want to have a pillow. preferably one pillow for my head and a bolster or two pillows for hugging. cheers ;p
• Philippines
9 Oct 08
you really have a sleep pattern like a cat who can sleep wherever and whatever position, thats o.k dude at least you really not find it hard to sleep even without a pillow....thanks for the share and sleep well like a cat...
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@cncoke (439)
• China
7 Oct 08
Yes,I can sleep without a pillow.When my connections come to my family and live together with me.I haven't gotten enough pillows.Than i go to sleep without a pillow.That is all the same.I have not sense of having a pillow or not.
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• Philippines
7 Oct 08
thanks for sharing that..well thats very kind of you letting others to use your pillow..anyway they are your relative visitors and they must be esteemed right....