do you hug something or someone when sleeping?

hugging pillow while sleeping - do you usually hug someone or something when sleeping?
@annavi23 (6302)
Philippines
May 18, 2010 6:27am CST
hello mylotters, i always loved pillows... i even have small pillow which i usually hug everytime i sleep. i can't sleep without that certain pillow. i received that from my ex- boyfriend but it's not necessarily i'm thinking of him to hug that pillow. well,it's just i like the comfort that this pillow brings. i really don't know,i even tried sleeping with other pillows i hugged but it doesn't feel the same as the smaller pillow i used to hug. i even call names for my favorite pillow... when i'm sleeping with my sister or niece,i sometimes hug them. even when i'm sleeping with my friend's house,i used to hug my friends while sleeping. how about you,mylotters? when sleeping,do you always feel the need of the comfort that you are hugging someone or something? please do share your sleeping experiences...
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44 responses
• Philippines
19 May 10
I don't like to be hug when sleeping. Even if it is a niece or a nephew or even a baby. I don't like to be hug while sleeping. They can hug me when I am awake. I like pillows too, I have three pillows whenever I am sleeping. I love hugging pillows and the one pillow I covered it for my eyes. That is a thin pillow I bought before Christmas way way back. That is to protect my eye when someone turned on the light in the morning. Yes, I don't like to be hugged but I like hugging pillows.
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
24 May 10
hi grecy, i see you don't like hugging someone while sleeping. i also know some of my friends don't like hugging when sleeping specially when it's really hot and being near to someone makes one irritable at times. well,we all have our own ways to sleep comfortably. pillows is really a companion sometimes,it can be squeezed or thrown away,just the way you like it. it can't complain how hard you throw it anywhere. you can also imagine someone while hugging it.or just the comfort it brings makes you fall asleep.
• Philippines
25 May 10
I like to be hugged by a special someone but not when sleeping .
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@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
25 May 10
yeah, i know what you mean,my friend...
@tzeh08 (1)
• Philippines
10 Jul 10
hello mylotters, though is hard to reveal everything about my self and shameful to tell that i enjoy hugging my mosquito net and cant sleep without it. Even i go to different places for a seminar or something i always bring it with me., my friends and colleagues are having fun of seeing me sleep wrapped with that mosquito net. And for your information that mosquito net is already 27 years. But fortunately last 2005 a very special person discovered my secret so she gave me a mosquito net just like the old one.
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@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
10 Jul 10
wow,my friend! i got really shocked with what you have revealed here,haha! well,i also know some people who can''t sleep without the mosquito net like you,but now i just got surprised hearing it here. yeah,if i am with your colleagues who are with you that time i guess i would have done something naughty while you are sleeping,haha! nice day my friend! thanks for being here!
@smiley83 (1536)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 10
It might be late to reply but I would say that I'm in love with my dolls, teddy bear and small pillows that I just can't sleep without them a strong relationship between them and I
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@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
12 Jul 10
hahhah,i guess you really love to hug,my friend! i wish i could give you a hug,hmmm... yeah,here it is,hope you sleep soundly tonight,hehehe
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
18 May 10
Hi, annavi23. No. I don't hug a pillow every night. The only time that I will hug a pillow is when I have a bad toothache. I may grab the pillow tighter when I am trying to reduce the pain that is coming from my gums. I will keep my cheek placed firmly on the pillow to subside the pain. I have fell asleep with my baby in my arms when I was giving him/her a nap. That is the only time that I will hug someone when I am sleeping.
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@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
20 May 10
hi cream, i'm aware you just hug your pillow because of toothache. well,do you always have toothache? maybe you should consult your dentist for that right away,at this moment, kidding... you remind me of my sister who used to hug or sometimes bite the pillow with her might when she is watching horror movies.it's really funny when sometimes she hugs it then hide unto it then bite it,depends on the scene how terrifying it is for her... yes,pillows can somehow be a relief to subside the pain we're taking. i also bent myself sometimes when my stomach is aching. i loved babies.specially when sleeping with one. i have a 3yr old niece and i'm always beside her while sleeping. and when she was smaller,i really loved placing her head over my shoulders/arms then we just fell asleep together.as she grows older,i still do that thing,but not always cause she sometimes feel not comfortable with it anymore.
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
20 May 10
Yes. Its my Miss Kitty Kat. She is very agressive. She seems to think my purpose for laying down is to rub her belly. She will even hold her hind leg up to make a little tent for that purpose. If i try to ignore her and play like im sleeping she will stick her arm out from under the covers to touch my face. Sometime she comes in contact with the under side of my nose. With one of her toes up the nosterol. Shes a weirdo. Usually after i get the toe in my nose i rub her belly a little but its never enough for her. I some time wish i could find an atuomatic belly rubber for her. Sometime after awhile she will settle for just being close and letting me hug her.
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
28 May 10
hugging a stuff toy - i prefer to hug stuff toy rather than pets and sleep with them.
i don't like pets to be in the bedroom or in bed itself.
i prefer more of stuff toy itself.
hello my friend, well,i don't really like cats.i'm not happy with them.there were lots of reasons why i just don't like them.and i think it's better not to tell you the details here. i also don't like the fact that i was having my pet beside me when sleeping. i don't like their furs. for me,the bed is only for persons and pillows only.of course the sheets and blankets also. but i really don't like having pets around.it's just that! i can hug a stuff toy but not pets who have their own lives.
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
1 Jun 10
Well, to each their own. As long as each is happy with their own ways. I was raised around animals and always had them near me so i dont mind.
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
1 Jun 10
hi again,my friend! what other animals around you there? when i was a child my father used to take care of chickens. and i love playing with chicks. sometimes my father joke us when you used to pass by he has a chick in his hand and he stick it to our skin,we were really shocked sometimes what does he holds.he was good at that. i don't like cats cause i have witnessed one incident that one cat ate one chick from our backyard.i was really shocked that time i was a kid and as if i had witnessed a crime.that's why i didn't like cats from that day on.well,there were other things after that about cats.i just don't like to share it here,cause you might think differently.so i better stop with that. i just loved holding a chick on my hands.their feet are so small and tickles me every time,really feels nice and fun.specially the part where we used to chase them and put them in the cage to protect them from cats. please do share some animals you have lived with and enjoyed with them,thanks!
@ellie333 (21029)
18 May 10
Hi annavi, I must admit I am a pillow hugger, I lay my head on one and hug the other. I t must be a security thing but cannot getto sleep if not pillow hugging. Ellie :)
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
20 May 10
hi ellie, nice to hear you also loved to hug pillows... so you only use two pillows while sleeping? i am used to placing pillow on my legs and over my stomach then on my head.sometimes i also have on my left side cause i'm sleeping beside the wall and i don't like the cold feeling when i'm near the wall itself.
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@ellie333 (21029)
20 May 10
My bed is in the middle of the room and has four pillows but I only use too others are more for decoration. I even have an electric blanket when it is chilly as I too like to feel warm and snug :D
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
21 May 10
electric blanket - what is it? i'm really not familiar with this thing.
is it really safe to use this?
hi again my friend, you still have pillows for decoration? that's funny! i didn't know there are people like you who used pillows as decoration... i just can't imagine that. and about electric blanket? i haven't heard of it before. all i know is a comforter where there is also feature how warm can it bring to you when you use it. i can't imagine how electric blanket looks like. is it kind of vibrating? i'm just curious what is it. how does it work on you? are there any instance that you can have radiation on it or like kinda ground you?please let me know your experience on this.
@ckyera (17262)
• Philippines
6 May 12
Hi Vi! Weh?! Di nga? haha I think the little pillow represents your ex! haha just kidding! I am not really a fan of pillows...one is enough for me to sleep comfortably, sometimes I also hug a pillow or just put it between my knees while in fetus position...? (i hope its clear...haha) But since I have my husband with me, he's the one whom I hug when sleeping, but sometimes I don't specially when the weather is hot! hehe I also hug my brother and my mom whenever I sleep with them...
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
6 May 12
Hello my sistah!^_^ And yet another "not-so-old" topic coming back to life...haha You know, I can imagine myself starting this topic...as if it's like I really am into pillows. I guess I was different back then... As I have said in here, I can't sleep or hard to sleep whenever I don't have that small pillow... You know what, this is not true anymore... Cause that small pillow is gone and the cotton inside of it was combined with other cotton thing that was built to have a big pillow. I don't know where is it anymore, but as long as I can have the comfort on any pillows, I can sleep well. You maybe right that I am thinking of my ex when I am hugging it. That's true, when I first received that thing, I always think of it as him...that was when we are still together in a relationship...and still misses him whenever I hug the pillow. I can say, it's good that I don't see the pillow anymore. For I know that I don't have feelings for him anymore... I also do that fetus position and sometimes put a pillow in between my knees. It's a good feeling that you have a husband and no one will ever hug him close when in bed than only you...wahaha :P How sweet to have your brother and mom to be hugged at times...
@ckyera (17262)
• Philippines
7 May 12
Hi there sis! Well there's no old topic for me when I am in the mood of responding in a discussion of a certain person! haha See, I am right, that you are still keeping that before coz your ex still have a place in your heart and that you still misses him, but now that you already get over him and have moved on, you can now sleep without that pillow! haha That's true that when we see something that relates to our ex, it will just remind them to us, just like me, whenever I see the stuff toy that someone gave me, his memories came back to me even for a while...haha that stuff toy is still in my parent's house...hehe Yes, sometimes I also hug my brother even when we are just sitting in the house or just talking...hehe he's like a baby to me, or will always be my baby!
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
7 May 12
I'm glad you are in the mood to have continuous conversations with me... I do the same thing too back then...When I know we are both having a good time talking to each other and sharing views and opinions, I always make sure to drop by with their discussions. But then if they are gone, I'd skip and go to other lotters and find interesting topics and luckily to have find some interesting people too... Enough of them, it's good to have a sleep when you know you are being loved by the person who loves you as well... :) He's your only sibling that's why you are sweet to him, that's why. If he would have a girlfriend I guess you would be jealous...
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
1 Sep 10
it depends to the weather. if it is cold i prefer to hug my kids. if it is hot i prefer not to hug anything. but when it is cold then turn to hot, at first i hug my kids then i leave her alone
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
3 Sep 10
hello ifa,that's one nice thing about being a parent,we should have time to hug our children most of the time for it is such a memorable experience and a wonderful feeling to be shared. i can see,you don't much like hugging pillows or blankets if you are in a cold weather. albert,of course,you should also hug her,take time to hug her while sleeping. well,i guess you liked the comfort of the pillow,not like her,kidding!
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
3 Sep 10
@annavi, i don't like hugging pillows because at the first time we touch it, it would feel cold. but kids, they are warm and keep warmer. and albert...u should fired ur girl friend and start to hire your hotdog pillow to sleep beside
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
3 Sep 10
hello ifa,well you are right.pillows are too cold when we first touch it,but it will be warm when we hugged it tight.as for kids,of course,it's a wonderful feeling to hug them when we sleep but just don't move too much...
• India
9 Jul 10
Usually i sleep alone, none to hug.. Thanks for sharing. Welcome always. Cheers. Professor
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
12 Jul 10
hmmm....how about family members? you don't have a souse,prof? i hope you don't mind my asking here. just curious,prof!hehe have a nice day/night!
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• India
12 Jul 10
My wife is away with my son's family now, will come soon..
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
12 Jul 10
oh,is that so,prof? well,i just hope you good soundly sleep tonight,
@BART78 (2933)
• Canada
23 May 10
it's hot here, so i don't use anything to hug when i'm sleeping, i just one pillow on my head and sleep with my underwear's on..
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
28 May 10
ooohhhhh... you don't have anything to wear? only underwear? do you have someone sleeping beside you? you remind me of my father cause he used to wear sando and brief while sleeping while hugging his pillow between his legs. have a good night sleep my friend!
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
3 Sep 10
maybe bart actually is a grandfather just like your father annavi
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
25 May 11
Haha, yeah I think he is...
• India
21 May 10
Hello friend! I don't have such habit to hug pillow but yes as you know I am single yet so sometimes I do so... but generally not... Your pillow is really lucky that gets your hug every time you sleep...ha ha... But you also hug your friends or sister, so that is fine ...... Your future husband will not have problems that you hug only pillow and will not hug him..ha ha...hey... did you observe...you always hug the girls.... ha ha.. I hope your man will find you straight not.... ha ha I would like to hug my love... my future wife when she will be with me instead of keeping any pillow in my hugs...I really want to get her as soon as possible to be in my hugs... I don't have habit to hug someone else if I am sleeping with someone... Take care dear friend!! Have nice time!! Happy myLotting!!
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
21 May 10
hi there, my friend... yes,i liked to hug my sisters,niece and friends. and to my future husband,i would love to hug him without my pillow.i hope that guy would come and love me for who i really am. i also have boy friends whom i share i hugs with. but they were only few. i don't like much of hugging men cause it may sometimes lead to misunderstanding.i just hug them if i really missed them,specially when we haven't seen each other for a long time. i understand if you don't like hugging someone.at least there's a pillow which we can imagine persons we liked/loved to hug. it's the very easiest way to express your hug to someone,in your mind...
• India
23 May 10
Hello dear friend!! Yes, one can imagine anything... You can even imagine without any hug to pillow...if you just want to express it... My girl friend is from another country and she has habit to keep a teddy bear with her while she sleep...in her hugs...my little sweet cute kid... She miss me a lot and till I am not with her...she has that teddy bear in her hugs... sometimes I have seen getting crazy and considering anything as me and making me aware that how much she is missing me... It is not so that I don't like to hug... I love it but not just virtual hugs... I want it in real... Till not real... I am waiting and will complete all these hugs of missing that time... ha ha Have nice time dear! Happy myLotting!!
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
28 May 10
yeah,i don't think there's such thing as virtual hugs my friend! well,you can always hug anything beside you and imagine your love one hugging you back. it's just that simple,my friend! well, you really have to wait til you meet face to face the love of your life. in that way,you can always have the hugs that you dreamed of having yourself. take care and have a good nighty...
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
19 May 10
Hey annavi! I have never really hugged anyone or anything when I sleep! I have enough trouble falling asleep as it is! But, my boyfriend is a definitely "pillow hugger"! I laugh so hard at him because sometimes the pillow ends up on top of his butt! He tosses and turns and twists so much that poor "pillow" can end up anywhere! But, he definitely prefers squeezing his pillow than me! I have named it his "pillow woman"! Sometimes "she" takes up part of my side of the bed and I strangle her and he gets really upset! I do cuddle with my cat's sometimes! And the boyfriend hates them in the bed, but the "pillow woman" is allowed! You can just imagine how ridiculous out fights sound!lol
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
20 May 10
pillow woman... i think you're jealous of that pillow woman, i can't blame you if that pillow woman really occupies a lot space for you. it's like saying,"get out of here" or "go find another bed to lay on" you bring your cat beside you when you sleep? i don't like cats,i like dogs but i can't take my dog beside me in the bed. yes,i can imagine fighting with your boyfriend just because of a pillow woman nice to hear your insights my friend...
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
20 May 10
I'm glad you liked my "pillow woman" story! The worst part of it is it's true and your right! I'm am jealous of "it"!And I do like my cats in the bed and even more because he and pillow woman hate it!I'm sending you a friend request because I like your sense of humor!
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
20 May 10
so,you find me funny,huh? i want to thank you for that you have different likes,but you love each other... and being jealous is normal when you really love a certain person. you just have to understand and respect each other when it comes to sleeping of course. how can you sleep with pets beside you? i'm really not fond of bringing my dog in my bed,however i loved it,because i don't like sniffing their furs.
@basqui (3892)
• Philippines
18 May 10
Yes, I love to sleep with my pillow to hug. I would want to have someone to hug while sleeping but it's not possible so I'm just thankful for pillows. Thanks to the first person who have made such important invention, especially for sleepers.
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
20 May 10
so,you're also enjoying pillows to hug when sleeping,huh? i thought you have a fiancee living with you? yes,big thanks to inventors of pillows which makes our sleep more comfortable in anyway.
@basqui (3892)
• Philippines
21 May 10
Nope, we live separately now coz she's working in the city and we are apart for now. So the pillows give the warmth for me at nights.
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
24 May 10
yeah,thanks for the pillows to make our cold nights be warm enough to sleep. well,you can always imagine someone you dreamed of hugging with the use of a pillow. pillows will not complain no matter how tight our hug may be. it's just a thing we can express our feelings to,sometimes makes us feel really comfortable.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
18 May 10
I sleep with lots of pillows. I use two under my head, two on my left and two on my right. This way I ahve something to hug which ever way I roll!
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
20 May 10
hi laglen, your post remind me of one of my friends. she used to have many pillows at their house when sleeping,and i'm the one who is ashamed of her when one time we have bonding moments together with other friends here at our house.she used to have lots of pillows and since we are four girls that time,our pillows is just limited to two pillows for one person.it made her feel uncomfortable in a way but she did have a nice sleep.it's just that she likes to have more of two pillows.what can she do anyway,she's not on her own place,right? it's really nice to have many pillows around but sometimes i just don't like to be suffocated in a way.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
20 May 10
I burrow. Under pillows, under blankets. I like to have the room very cold and snuggle under covers!
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
20 May 10
wow,that sounds interesting... i also like that,room is cold enough to burrow under the pillows and covers. i do that during cold weathers or sometimes i just hide myself everything all under the sheets.and bent myself sometimes because of coldness.freezing moments,i can say...
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
18 May 10
I am not fond of holding something or to be held, while sleeping. It makes me uncomfortable. TATA.
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
19 May 10
hi my friend, do you have a husband if i may ask? why aren't you fond of hugging him as well? or just a certain family member or a friend,when in times of need? what makes you uncomfortable with it? please do tell me your opinion...
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
19 May 10
I have a bf sweetie. But, i am not fond of people touching me. He understand that. So, it is no problem at all. TATA.
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
20 May 10
hi again my friend, i thought you already had a husband,and by the way you respond to things here, i thought you are a sweet person.well, it's just a thought... we all know ourselves better than others knew about us. i'm not also fond of people touching me,specially outdoors,of course. i'm just used to hugging someone while sleeping when i know it's okay with them. but most of the times,its just my pillow that i always hug. nice to hear your insights here,TATA
• United States
27 May 12
I like to snuggle up to my comforter and sometiems I like to snuggle my stuffie hubby gave me the first time we met. I can sleep with or without them that way that doesn't bother me.
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
27 May 12
Hello 3snugglebunnies! Just like your name says, you like to snuggle a lot..hehehe so do you have 3 bunnies you snuggle as well? Okay, so you can sleep with or without those comforters and other stuffs you snuggle?
• Philippines
9 May 12
I can't sleep without something I could hug with me. I just feel comfortable doing it this way. It could be pillows or stuffed toys.
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
9 May 12
Hello juhrina! Most people can be more relaxed and find comfort on hugging someone or something specially when sleeping. It's like their way of having someone or something with them that makes them feel not-alone...
7 May 12
I have a comfy dog that I use to hug this past three months. I know I will miss my dogs so I brought a comfy pillow dog. I love hugging it and it really makes me comfortable every night. And I love to hug someone when I am sleeping. My friends and I use to sleep together and that would be my chance to show my love for them. I hug them as much as I can. And it felt good. They hug be back, somehow.
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
8 May 12
Oh, you don't have your dogs anymore with you? Where are they now? Even if I like dogs, I don't have the habit of hugging them specially I don't bring them to bedrooms and let them sleep with me. It's good for me just to play with them outside and hug them sometimes. But not the a point I would have to sleep with them beside me... Isn't it nice to hug friends when you are with them? Or even when you are just lying or sitting. As long as you have the feeling of hugging them makes it feel loved as well specially when they hug you back...
@tash01 (2032)
• Jamaica
31 Aug 11
When i was small i use to have little teddy bear,in my arms while sleeping.But now i get older i hugs my pillows are my husband at night. I use to hugs my bear ,so i grow up love to hugs at night.So now i hugs my husband,but when he is on the night shift i just hugs the pillows. When you practice to do some things when your small ,its hard to get rid of it when your an adult.I get rid of my teddy bear,and now am hugging my pillows.
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
3 Sep 11
Hello tash! nice to hear your thoughts! Yes, indeed you are right that when you felt comfort on some things around you, it's hard to get rid of it when it's time to let go. That's life, everything changes. Even if people say they won't change. but then, we all change. we just have to think what to change, whether if it's for good or for bad. There's nothing wrong with hugging as long as you feel comfortable with it. If it's a person you are hugging, be sure he/she likes to be hugged as well.
@Kirinx (1693)
• United States
23 Apr 11
Nope I dont do that at all for my own well being. my family is rather jumpy so doing something like that will scare them and if someone did that to me i might in my sleep punch them as im a light sleeper. ^_^ not a good idea for me.
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
27 May 11
Hmmm... sorry, but what are you trying to say here? What are you saying that you don't do that? What's "that"? your family will be scared of what, hugging a pillow? Am I getting you clear? It's my first time to hear such a thing. Please explain what are you trying to say...