European square pillows

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Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Before I'm savaged for asking this question; I'm on holidays and being somewhat flippant and whimsical -Nevertheless still curious about this.

How are you suppose to sleep with a European square pillow?

1) Do you fold it in half and turn it into a conventional pillow?

2) Lie on it with your head flushed to the top of the pillow, such that your upper back is cushioned by the pillow and at an angle?

3) You don't use it. European pillows are just for decoration, like the 600 other pillows on the hotel bed?


Member since 31 Mar 2014

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I like this. Something lighthearted in the community section and made me laugh.

I personally throw European pillows to the side. i don't understand them either. In saying that, they make a great back rest when sitting up in bed. Maybe that is their purpose?


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 Mar 2016

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They're shocking from an ergonomic perspective to actually sleep on unless you need your upper torso, head and neck to be raised off the bed for some reason. Use them for reading et al., ditch for snoozin'.

Last editedby ajstubbs at Apr 21, 2017, 10:12 PM.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 16 Jan 2015

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i with you - they make no sense. My theory is that they are a status symbol (my bed is so big, a normal pillow will not suffice) lol


Member since 09 Jul 2016

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I've always done 1 if they are soft & squishy 


Member since 01 Jan 1970

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I always like building a fort with all the pillows around my head so that my big head would be supported regardless of how I roll.

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