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Pillow talk

Poll: Tell us, how many pillows do you sleep with at night?

It’s time go under the covers.

THE OTHER NIGHT, I consulted Instagram about their bedtime routine. Y’know, just what people do before they head to the land of nod.

Personally, I’m a big candle fan myself. I’ll light them and bask in my own silhouette, like I’m some kind of beautiful film character. Ideally, I would like to read before bed. How often does that happen though? Not very. Even with my vain attempt to keep the phone plugged in across the room, it always finds a way back in to my bed.


Some people indulge in face masks, no matter what time of the week. Others consider it solely a weekend pampering activity. Listen, you do you boo – God knows we all could do with a little extra help come Monday morning.

So in order, my routine goes something like: shower -> candles -> dry hair -> sit and scroll in bed -> candles out -> lights off. Occasionally, there are variations but routine is important too.

Then, discussion turned to the issue of pillows.

I sleep in a double bed, so technically, I have four pillows. However, I only sleep with two. More recently, however, I’ve been sleeping with no pillows under my head, and one under my stomach in an attempt to fix my shite posture, according to a WikiHow article I read. (It’s cheaper than a chiropractor, ok?)

Similarly, it’s recommended that side sleepers sleep with a pillow between their knees. It’s all about keeping that spine in alignment.

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The responses that I got were very varied – anything from one to eight (!) pillows per person per night. Depending on what way you sleep, a general consensus among experts is that one pillow is the optimal choice for a good night’s sleep.

So tell us, dear reader – how many pillows are you sleeping with at night?

Poll Results:

Two (1855)
One! (1426)
Three (319)
Four! (174)
More than four! (97)
None! (82)

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