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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)

  • yeahright's picture

    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."

  • criddersen's picture

    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
    yeahright's picture

    AndyLouis wrote:
    yeahright wrote:
    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."

  • Nouveau Richie's picture

    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.

  • In reply to criddersen
    AndyLouis's picture

    criddersen wrote:
    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
    criddersen's picture

    AndyLouis wrote:
    criddersen wrote:
    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 BTbanker
    criddersen's picture

    BTbanker wrote:
    criddersen wrote:
    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
    BTbanker's picture

    criddersen wrote:
    BTbanker wrote:
    criddersen wrote:
    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
    criddersen's picture

    BTbanker wrote:
    criddersen wrote:
    BTbanker wrote:
    criddersen wrote:
    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
    BTbanker's picture

    criddersen wrote:
    BTbanker wrote:
    criddersen wrote:
    BTbanker wrote:
    criddersen wrote:
    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.

  • In reply to OMS
    criddersen's picture

    OMS wrote:
    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 Nouveau Richie
    criddersen's picture

    Nouveau Richie wrote:
    criddersen wrote:

    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.