sleeping without a pillow

2 years, 10 months ago

Does anyone here sleep without a pillow? I feel like it would be more natural, and possibly better for one’s health. Feedback?

April 2, 2012 at 4:34 pm

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Profile photo of Sean D Stevens Sean D Stevens (@thelaughingfool) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

There are times when I find myself unable to sleep with a pillow. But this is when I sleep on my back. Since lately I find myself sleeping on my side, I use a pillow to keep my neck for getting sore. However, I don’t use it on my head itself. It’s more like I prop it under my neck to hold my head up. I do hate really soft pillows, so maybe I wouldn’t mind trading my pillow for a well shaped rock. I’m not sure about any health benefits to this though.

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Profile photo of Sasho Stoyanov Anonymous (@) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

It’s good for your back!

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

I wont use a pillow if I just want my head to lay back cause my neck will be sore sometimes either that or I’ll sleep on my stomach.This is the first year in ages that I started sleeping on my back. I’ve always slept on my stomach.

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Profile photo of Kayla Kayla (@tangerinesky624) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

i rarely do anymore, but i looove sleeping without a pillow.
as far as being okay for your health, do what feels right. if you sleep without a pillow for a week or two and end up with a sore neck, then you have your answer.

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Profile photo of Taras Taras (@painfulfart) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

haha really you all sleep with out pillows :p i could NEVER lol i sleep on my side with like 3 big ass fluffy pillows that keep my head elevated like half a foot :P

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I agree with Taras. When you sleep on your side the pillow has to be as tall as the distance between the side of your head and the end of your shoulder, which on some of us dudes is far more than a pillows width. Also sleep with one between your knees, makes a world of difference.

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Profile photo of Eric Eric M (@blankey) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

If you sleep on your back you shouldn’t use a pillow. If you sleep on your side you should use two and one between your knees. If you sleep on your stomach you should also not use a pillow and this is the worst position for your back.

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Profile photo of Kayla Kayla (@tangerinesky624) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

@beyond, I don’t know where you get all these magical links, but they really make me smile (most of the time) :)

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Profile photo of EEL EEL (@mindlessfreak30) 2 years, 10 months ago ago

I have 3 pillows…lol I’m uncomfortable without my head being propped

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 1 year, 8 months ago ago

I sleep without any pillows!
much more comfortable

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Profile photo of annacoralee annacoralee (@annacoralee) 1 year, 5 months ago ago

Guys watch this video and you will never want to sleep with pillows under your head again:

Explains everything – makes much more sense!

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Profile photo of DaFunks DaFunks M (@Dafunks) 1 year, 5 months ago ago

I do. I have about 6 right now.

I am not sure I have ever tried not to…. I always find some way of making one if I am camping or sleeping in a place I did not expect to be sleeping (After a drunk party)

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Profile photo of Thus Spoke Haze Thus Spoke Haze (@ehsan) 1 year, 5 months ago ago

@annacoralee, I felt like that was kind of cultish.
I’ll be sleeping upside down tonight

@dominika, I used to sleep without pillows when I was younger, now I just kinda use it to fill my neck gap, my neck gap.

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Profile photo of taurusturtle taurusturtle (@taurusturtle) 1 year, 5 months ago ago

@dominika, It has been an ongoing struggle for me not sleeping with a pillow. I sleep on two right now and maybe it’s because I have a big head, but it is one of those things that I have not given up on.

Something within is always telling me it’s bad to sleep on a pillow and then I begin thinking about blood flow to the brain and things of that sort. One day I’ll become comfortable without a pillow, but it feels so good and comfortable.

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Profile photo of taurusturtle taurusturtle (@taurusturtle) 1 year, 5 months ago ago

@annacoralee, I watched that video after I replied. I love those kinds of videos, short, concise and informative. It makes me want to try a little harder tonight sleeping without a pillow!

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Profile photo of Taras Taras (@painfulfart) 1 year, 4 months ago ago

@annacoralee, Thats amazing that i just signed on after so long and seen this.. I was just telling my mom how i have to carry all my pillows upstairs to the guest bedroom because thats where ill be sleeping now(my basement room gets way to cold at night now that the nights are getting colder).. guess ill hold out on the pillows and see how I feel :)

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 1 year, 4 months ago ago

@josephm, definitely agree. I can’t sleep on anything other than one of those. I have no idea what i’ll do next year when i’m travelling. They’re simply too big and heavy to bring with.

Interestingly though, the mattress versions are really uncomfortable… I slept on one for awhile and never felt rested.

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Profile photo of YHVH YHVH (@spaceghost) 1 year, 4 months ago ago

I always though we took pillows for granted. Now I’m not sure.

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Profile photo of JillianLeigh JillianLeigh (@jillian8) 1 year, 4 months ago ago

I sleep on my stomach or side and can never fall asleep w a pillow. Haven’t used one for years. I’m not sure how different the impact is on your health, though.

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