TIL in ancient China pillows were made out of different materials such as jade, wood, or bamboo. A jade pillow was thought to make one smarter. Hard pillows were also preferred because of this belief. People then also thought soft pillows stole their energy while they were asleep.

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Pillow fights must’ve been intense


>The function of the stone pillow was to prevent insects from crawling into mouths, noses, and ears Oh shit


Anything soft stole energy. Ever tried waking up off the stone floor? It’s easy. Waking up from a nice bed or couch is near impossible.


How interesting. Hurts my neck just thinking about it


Keeps your hair perfect. Geishas sleep on a takamakura because that hairstyle is hardwork