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Sleeping With Stuffed Animals

Do You Sleep With a Stuffed Animal?

I was surprised my freshman year of college when girls brought stuffed animals for their beds, but so many did that I quickly realized I was the odd one out. The attachment to cuddly inanimate objects goes beyond cute, and there is usually some sort of story, a history, to the attachment.


I don't know how I missed it, but last week results came out after Travelodge asked 6,000 Brits if they still bedded G-rated plush animals. One in three said yes, calling it "comforting and calming." Are you still attached?

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Ladyseven Ladyseven 6 years
I had hundreds of stuffed animals when I was little, and I held on to quite a few when I moved out 4 years ago, but I still sleep with my stuffed Stitch- the only Disney character I ever liked. To be fair, my little sister gave it to me when the movie came out like 10 years ago, as a Xmas pressie, but I love him! He's so snuggly and lovely and alien!
chelseacbboyles chelseacbboyles 6 years
I definitely do! I have these 2 cat stuffed animals that I've had since I was about 5. They are not necessary to my sleeping but they are somewhat comforting. They have almost become a part of my bed as sometimes I make my bed and can't find them and then they pop up in my pillows or down under my covers a week later!
genesisrocks genesisrocks 6 years
No. Grew out of it. Now I snuggle with the pillow
amber512 amber512 7 years
I can barely sleep without the pillow getting in my way! I already have to share the bed with my husband, I don't need anything else in there!
katiekat95 katiekat95 7 years
Yes. I'm almost 26 and still sleep with my Teddy. He was given to me by my grandparents the day I was born. It may be pathetic but I can't sleep without him.
betty-kraker betty-kraker 7 years
i had a bear that had beans in it his name was beans and i slept with it forever well until my little cousin wanted it and i let her use it she had it for at least 10 years and gave it back to me just a few months ago i was shocked she still had it and i had forgotten about it
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 7 years
Wow! A lot of people still sleep with stuffed animals. This is news to me. I thought the majority were like me. To each his own :)
Rjs-baby-girl Rjs-baby-girl 7 years
I did when my husband and I were long distance, I was sleeping with a panda that he got me at the San Diego zoo and a pig I won at the OC fair when he was actually trying to win me a stuffed animal and I beat him lol! There isn't any stuffed animal anymore but there's a real one, my cat :)
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
Not in many many years.
Pistil Pistil 7 years
I have a stuffed dog that my current boyfriend gave me before we were seriously dating. I slept with it every night until we moved in together. I'm not even a big cuddler, but sometimes I still hug a pillow at night. It's just comfortable.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
I have a teddy bear on my bed, but it's not necessary to my sleeping. In fact, I had it stashed with a couple other toys from my childhood that I plan on holding on to, but recently I was cleaning my room and ran out of storage space for this teddy bear so I just tossed it on my bed. I think it's cute when adults still sleep with stuffed animals! I understand sleeping tools, though. I have an extremely difficult time falling asleep without television on. It's comforting to me.
neonbee neonbee 7 years
Nope. I hate their eyes. I'm not able to sleep when I see those eyes at night. I have tons of pillows though.
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 7 years
As far back as I can remember, I've never slept with a stuffed animal. I used to sleep with a security blanket that I've only recently let go because I've had that thing since I was about 6 and it's in tatters. I may not sleep with it anymore, but it's still in my linen closet because I just can't bring myself to throw it away!
kurniakasih kurniakasih 7 years
No, not anymore :) But it's interesting to read that many still do. That's cute :)
stellaRuby stellaRuby 7 years
Yes, I sleep with a big floppy dog that I have had for a long time. Her floppy legs are great for blocking my eyes from the sun on days that I sleep in.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 7 years
I have one stuffed animal: Flying Bear. He's an angel beanie baby given to me by a coworker who was taking stuffed animals out to the ambulance, so crews can hand them out to kids who need to be transported. The guy took the beanie baby out and said, "Aww, it's an angel, just like you. You can have it." I took it home. My daughter named him Flying Bear. I keep him on my bed so I can glance over at him when I wake up in the middle of the night.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
I'm 26 and I absolutely love stuffed animals. I have like three pandas, one build-a-bear, and a duck. They're mostly from my boyfriend. I only sleep with them when he isn't over, but I have no shame! I think they're adorable and snuggly.
elramos elramos 7 years
I've never been into sleeping with stuffed animals. Even when I was little, I used to just kick them to the bottom of my bed. I don't know how people were able to fall asleep with them, holding one would actually keep me up.
ashleydawn ashleydawn 7 years
Psh, I am married and I still sleep with the same stuffed dog that I had when I was 13. I have terrible insomnia and it helps me to get to sleep at night because a) its soothing to hug something (my husband is a million degrees and too hot to snuggle) and b) it helps me to get comfortable enough to fall asleep. :) I wouldn't really widely proclaim to people that I sleep with it but I don't see anything wrong with it.
weffie weffie 7 years
Not since I was a kid... although I am prone to falling asleep on my cat lol
bethinabox bethinabox 7 years
I totally did up until recently, LOL. For the first year or two of college, I think, I snuggled with a stuffed animal. Now I don't, but sometimes I want to, hehehe!
dexaholic dexaholic 7 years
No, I have this cute cuddly bulldog to snuggle up with! <----
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