Under my pillow - Like-a-boss
15% (38 votes)
In my hand - I craft e-mails and check wso in my sleep
5% (12 votes)
Nightstand - I'm just a regular-everyday-normal-guy
56% (147 votes)
Other side of the room - F*ck PDT emails
13% (33 votes)
N/A - I don't sleep (all-nighters 'til I die)
7% (18 votes)
Other (please comment)
5% (14 votes)
Total votes: 262

Comments (37)

11/12/12

In my stereo system to wake up to loud blasting tunes in the AM

Frank Sinatra - "Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy."

In reply to yeahright
11/12/12

yeahright:
In my stereo system to wake up to loud blasting tunes in the AM

i need some good "wake up" music, what you listening to?

11/12/12

I am a bit biased given that I created the PillowPocket... but there are some sweet apps that work really well when your phone is in your pillow case:

Sleep Cycle - it will help wake you up when you are in your lightest sleep phase
Sigmund - made by some guys at Harvard and MIT, it helps influence your dreams
Deep Sleep by Prajnu - if you want to try meditation to improve sleep quality
Sleep Diary by Proactive Life - if you want to track your sleep quality

Bank like a Boss. Buy a PillowPocket.

In reply to AndyLouis
11/12/12

AndyLouis:
yeahright:
In my stereo system to wake up to loud blasting tunes in the AM

i need some good "wake up" music, what you listening to?


http://youtu.be/AYKYvVkhIYo

E-Dubble. Some songs are perfect for the AM, some not so much.

Frank Sinatra - "Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy."

11/12/12

Voted other because I have two phones. Work phone on the nightstand + personal phone (main alarm clock) on the other side of the room. Both set on full volume.

Also, best wakeup song is "Non, je ne regrette rien" by Edith Piaf because it makes you feel like you're in fucking Inception.

11/12/12
In reply to BTbanker
11/12/12

BTbanker:
my wake-up routine:

YouTube is blocked on my computer, so I can't see the video.

I'm guessing it's the intro to American Psycho, will check when I'm on my home comp...

11/12/12

My girlfriend is a resident in derm so she wakes up at insane hours like 5:30am...in order so we can actually be on somewhat similar sleep cycles, she usuall wakes me up by 7am before she leaves for work.

Keep in mind, I used to be a go to bed at 3:30am, start work at 11am types...

In reply to Nouveau Richie
11/12/12

Nouveau Richie:
Voted other because I have two phones. Work phone on the nightstand + personal phone (main alarm clock) on the other side of the room. Both set on full volume.

Also, best wakeup song is "Non, je ne regrette rien" by Edith Piaf because it makes you feel like you're in fucking Inception.


i don't know that i'd want to feel like i'm in Inception...
In reply to Nouveau Richie
11/12/12

Nouveau Richie:

YouTube is blocked on my computer, so I can't see the video.

I'm guessing it's the intro to American Psycho, will check when I'm on my home comp...


lol, nah it's the intro to The Family Man
In reply to WallStreetOasis.com
11/12/12

WallStreetOasis.com:

Keep in mind, I used to be a go to bed at 3:30am, start work at 11am types...


That's how I am too. Were you able to adapt to the banking hours pretty easily?
11/12/12

I only put my phone under my pillow when I'm expecting a bootycall

In reply to WhiteHat
11/12/12

The PillowPocket makes a great condom stash as well! haha

Bank like a Boss. Buy a PillowPocket.

In reply to criddersen
11/12/12

criddersen:
I am a bit biased given that I created the PillowPocket... but there are some sweet apps that work really well when your phone is in your pillow case:

Sleep Cycle - it will help wake you up when you are in your lightest sleep phase
Sigmund - made by some guys at Harvard and MIT, it helps influence your dreams
Deep Sleep by Prajnu - if you want to try meditation to improve sleep quality
Sleep Diary by Proactive Life - if you want to track your sleep quality

does that sleep cycle thing really work? downloaded it but never really tried it

In reply to AndyLouis
11/12/12

AndyLouis:
criddersen:
I am a bit biased given that I created the PillowPocket... but there are some sweet apps that work really well when your phone is in your pillow case:

Sleep Cycle - it will help wake you up when you are in your lightest sleep phase
Sigmund - made by some guys at Harvard and MIT, it helps influence your dreams
Deep Sleep by Prajnu - if you want to try meditation to improve sleep quality
Sleep Diary by Proactive Life - if you want to track your sleep quality

does that sleep cycle thing really work? downloaded it but never really tried it

The problem with some of the sleep apps (like Sleep Cycle) is that they depend on the phone accelerometer working accurately. The PillowPocket keeps your phone in one place right by your side so the Sleep Cycle app will get consistent readings and actually deliver on the promise it makes to users...

Bank like a Boss. Buy a PillowPocket.

In reply to criddersen
11/12/12

criddersen:
The PillowPocket makes a great condom stash as well! haha

How were sales last quarter?
In reply to BTbanker
11/12/12

BTbanker:
criddersen:
The PillowPocket makes a great condom stash as well! haha

How were sales last quarter?

We got our first product shipment a few weeks ago and have already shipped out 100+. A bunch of entrepreneurs at the top accelerators had first dibs (500 Startups, Tech Stars, Tech Wildcatters, Excelerate Labs) and we are just kicking off our "banker release".

I left ibanking 2.5 months ago and started working on, what was then, an office joke. In addition to the banker / lawyer / entrepreneur crowd, we also have our "frat boy" use case for condoms (we are rolling out with some funny marketing pieces in the next few weeks). Last, and most lucrative, is the aroma therapy sleep solution (essentially an aromatic tea bag of lavender (among other scents) to help induce sleep). We are rolling out an infomercial for that in the next few months.

I am chatting with someone from WSO about my banker-turned-pillow-peddler story and they will be publishing it on the site in a few weeks...

You should get a PillowPocket!

Bank like a Boss. Buy a PillowPocket.

In reply to criddersen
11/12/12

criddersen:
BTbanker:
criddersen:
The PillowPocket makes a great condom stash as well! haha

How were sales last quarter?

We got our first product shipment a few weeks ago and have already shipped out 100+. A bunch of entrepreneurs at the top accelerators had first dibs (500 Startups, Tech Stars, Tech Wildcatters, Excelerate Labs) and we are just kicking off our "banker release".

I left ibanking 2.5 months ago and started working on, what was then, an office joke. In addition to the banker / lawyer / entrepreneur crowd, we also have our "frat boy" use case for condoms (we are rolling out with some funny marketing pieces in the next few weeks). Last, and most lucrative, is the aroma therapy sleep solution (essentially an aromatic tea bag of lavender (among other scents) to help induce sleep). We are rolling out an infomercial for that in the next few months.

I am chatting with someone from WSO about my banker-turned-pillow-peddler story and they will be publishing it on the site in a few weeks...

You should get a PillowPocket!


Awesome story man; props to you for leaving to start a company. Seriously considering buying one, as I sometimes sleep with my iPhone under my pillow.

Have you considered putting a zipper on the pocket for people who tend to unconciously toss their pillow while they sleep, or so their condoms can go through the wash? (or so Consuela the cleaning lady doesn't nab them)

In reply to BTbanker
11/12/12

BTbanker:
criddersen:
BTbanker:
criddersen:
The PillowPocket makes a great condom stash as well! haha

How were sales last quarter?

We got our first product shipment a few weeks ago and have already shipped out 100+. A bunch of entrepreneurs at the top accelerators had first dibs (500 Startups, Tech Stars, Tech Wildcatters, Excelerate Labs) and we are just kicking off our "banker release".

I left ibanking 2.5 months ago and started working on, what was then, an office joke. In addition to the banker / lawyer / entrepreneur crowd, we also have our "frat boy" use case for condoms (we are rolling out with some funny marketing pieces in the next few weeks). Last, and most lucrative, is the aroma therapy sleep solution (essentially an aromatic tea bag of lavender (among other scents) to help induce sleep). We are rolling out an infomercial for that in the next few months.

I am chatting with someone from WSO about my banker-turned-pillow-peddler story and they will be publishing it on the site in a few weeks...

You should get a PillowPocket!


Awesome story man; props to you for leaving to start a company. Seriously considering buying one, as I sometimes sleep with my iPhone under my pillow.

Have you considered putting a zipper on the pocket for people who tend to unconciously toss their pillow while they sleep, or so their condoms can go through the wash? (or so Consuela the cleaning lady doesn't nab them)

There are two pieces of velcro that keep the phone (or condoms) in place. I should probably add a product image that shows that, thanks for raising that question.

We tried to make the pocket as inconspicuous as possible... but Consuela sounds pretty sneaky...

Bank like a Boss. Buy a PillowPocket.

In reply to criddersen
11/12/12

criddersen:
The PillowPocket makes a great condom stash as well! haha

Is that a banana in your Pocket or are you just happy to see me?

adapt or die:
What would P.T. Barnum say about you?

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In reply to SirTradesaLot
11/12/12

SirTradesaLot:
criddersen:
The PillowPocket makes a great condom stash as well! haha

Is that a banana in your Pocket or are you just happy to see me?

Ahh, Monkey Island meets the Pillow Pocket. I approve.

In reply to criddersen
11/12/12

criddersen:
BTbanker:
criddersen:
BTbanker:
criddersen:
The PillowPocket makes a great condom stash as well! haha

How were sales last quarter?

We got our first product shipment a few weeks ago and have already shipped out 100+. A bunch of entrepreneurs at the top accelerators had first dibs (500 Startups, Tech Stars, Tech Wildcatters, Excelerate Labs) and we are just kicking off our "banker release".

I left ibanking 2.5 months ago and started working on, what was then, an office joke. In addition to the banker / lawyer / entrepreneur crowd, we also have our "frat boy" use case for condoms (we are rolling out with some funny marketing pieces in the next few weeks). Last, and most lucrative, is the aroma therapy sleep solution (essentially an aromatic tea bag of lavender (among other scents) to help induce sleep). We are rolling out an infomercial for that in the next few months.

I am chatting with someone from WSO about my banker-turned-pillow-peddler story and they will be publishing it on the site in a few weeks...

You should get a PillowPocket!


Awesome story man; props to you for leaving to start a company. Seriously considering buying one, as I sometimes sleep with my iPhone under my pillow.

Have you considered putting a zipper on the pocket for people who tend to unconciously toss their pillow while they sleep, or so their condoms can go through the wash? (or so Consuela the cleaning lady doesn't nab them)

There are two pieces of velcro that keep the phone (or condoms) in place. I should probably add a product image that shows that, thanks for raising that question.

We tried to make the pocket as inconspicuous as possible... but Consuela sounds pretty sneaky...


Ah cool, yeah I just didn't see the velcro in the pictures. Although, they're pretty distracting in the first place.
11/12/12

my phone is somewhere in my bed when i sleep.

11/12/12

my phone is somewhere in my bed when i sleep.

In reply to OMS
11/12/12

OMS:
my phone is somewhere in my bed when i sleep.

The PillowPocket is meant for guys like you. So much less stress when your phone is securely next to you in your pillow case...

Bank like a Boss. Buy a PillowPocket.

In reply to criddersen
11/12/12

criddersen:

We got our first product shipment a few weeks ago and have already shipped out 100+. A bunch of entrepreneurs at the top accelerators had first dibs (500 Startups, Tech Stars, Tech Wildcatters, Excelerate Labs) and we are just kicking off our "banker release".

YC or bust homie.

In reply to Nouveau Richie
11/12/12

Nouveau Richie:
criddersen:

We got our first product shipment a few weeks ago and have already shipped out 100+. A bunch of entrepreneurs at the top accelerators had first dibs (500 Startups, Tech Stars, Tech Wildcatters, Excelerate Labs) and we are just kicking off our "banker release".

YC or bust homie.

Haha, I hear ya. They were less receptive to a partnership unfortunately...

Bank like a Boss. Buy a PillowPocket.

11/14/12
11/15/12

I used and android sleep cycle for a couple of nights and this thing managed to wake me up pretty early (5h30) without me being pissed off. Anybody with similar experiences ?

11/15/12

Sleep Cycle is great app. I had a similar experience and was able to improve the Sleep Cycle data quality when my phone was in the PillowPocket as the accelerometer would get a better reading on my REM movement

Bank like a Boss. Buy a PillowPocket.

11/16/12

My cell charges in the living room, of course i would ignore it if it went off while I was sleeping anyway.

Doog37

11/16/12

Far away from bedroom. Also turned off led in BB and most alarms and push on iPhone. Getting back some freedom, the hard way.

Sounds interesting the pillow + sleep app in mention though.

11/17/12

I keep it across the room because it serves as my alarm; this way I have to haul myself out of bed to turn it off. I'm so smart.

Metal. Music. Life. www.headofmetal.com

11/18/12
11/18/12

i actually keep in my rectum, nice and safe.

In reply to criddersen
11/19/12

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In reply to HFFBALLfan123
11/19/12

Bank like a Boss. Buy a PillowPocket.

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