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    Going Pillow-less, anyone have any success?

    So far I've been two weeks without a pillow. Some nights, good, some nights bad, but for the most part I have no complaint. This week I think I'll try my pillow again and see how my body compares. I definitely think I fall asleep easier without it, but time and experimentation will tell.

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    Same here! I stopped using my $100 Tempur Pedic pillow as an experiment because I would wake up with frequent neck/headaches. Pillow gone and feeling much better.

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    Any particular positions you sleep in? I have been sleeping on my side with my bottom leg out and my top bent over, and my hand supporting my head.

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    I'm a stomach sleeper and am so much more comfortable without a pillow! I sleep better every night and no more sore neck in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennf View Post
    I'm a stomach sleeper and am so much more comfortable without a pillow! I sleep better every night and no more sore neck in the morning.
    +1. No pillow. Belly sleeper here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennf View Post
    I'm a stomach sleeper and am so much more comfortable without a pillow! I sleep better every night and no more sore neck in the morning.
    Same here, although I have two on my bed. I spend some nights back-and-forthing them out of my way and eeking as little support as possible(which usually turns out to be too much).

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    I prefer to sleep hanging & upside down, so the transition to pillow-less has been a breeze.

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    I've been wondering the merits of sleeping with a pillow. Clearly our ancestors would have never used one, though they may have used some sort of softer covering for the ground (animal hide etc). I have one of those "super good for your neck, 100% guarnteed best sleep ever" pillows.

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    Less pillow is more. I tossed the tempurpedic. I like a very thin feather pillow I can use to ball under my hands to support my head. , I sleep only side knees bent, lower arm under my head upper arm wonders from between knees the under face. Legs are hooked at the feet top ankle under bottom.
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    Pillows give me a head and neck ache and have forever. I tend to start on my stomach, like others. The only time I use a fat pillow is when I am sick, as in 3 or 4 of them piled up so I can sleep at around a 40 degree angle for snot drainage and the like. I have a collection of pillows from Germany, they are incredibly thin, and I can sleep on those, but only one at a time.

    If you have been using a fat one, I suggest transitioning to a thin one before ditching it altogether. If you want to try something really hippy, try a buckwheat pillow. They are filled with buckwheat hulls. They sleep much cooler around the head and I love them. The last one I had, my mom stole. Well, not actually stole, but she made those googly-mama-eyes at me and I let her have it.

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