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Soft memory foam, innovative support, serious snuggle. HeadHugger uses the weight of your head to help you sleep while sitting up.
319 backers pledged $18,269 to help bring this project to life.

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Made in USA - US Patent 8,584,285
Made in USA - US Patent 8,584,285
I hug you. So much. ;)
I hug you. So much. ;)
HeadHugger cradles and secures the sides of your head to help keep it from lolling around while you are sleeping.
HeadHugger cradles and secures the sides of your head to help keep it from lolling around while you are sleeping.
The unique shape uses the weight of your head to keep your head upright. As you lean back into the pillow, it actively hugs the sides of your head and neck.
The unique shape uses the weight of your head to keep your head upright. As you lean back into the pillow, it actively hugs the sides of your head and neck.
There is built-in memory foam support surrounding the neck. (see gallery for naked HeadHugger pics that show support contours in detail).
There is built-in memory foam support surrounding the neck. (see gallery for naked HeadHugger pics that show support contours in detail).
The custom cover is soft to the touch, removable and machine washable.
The custom cover is soft to the touch, removable and machine washable.
The BedRoll compression/travel case provides the convenience of compact carry and packing.
The BedRoll compression/travel case provides the convenience of compact carry and packing.
The built-in strap makes it easy to carry, slip around your wrist or clip to a carryon.
The built-in strap makes it easy to carry, slip around your wrist or clip to a carryon.
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Risks and challenges

One of the biggest challenges has been getting the individual parts of HeadHugger made. Because my goal has always been to have HeadHugger made in the USA, I had to source separate manufacturers for the custom-molded memory foam and the fitted fabric cover. I also had to design a custom compression case to make the pillow more user friendly for travel. As a result, the parts are not in a single production facility and must be assembled. In order to avoid delays in shipping rewards, I have researched production capability and quality prior to launching. Should any problems arise with production of any of the individual elements, I have built in a buffer of time in order to address them and still stay on schedule.

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ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE:

July/August/September 2018 - Kickstarter Campaign, finalizing production details, backer survey at close of campaign.

September/October/November 2018- Production of memory foam, pillow cover and compression case, assembly of final product.

December 2018 - Reward fulfillment/delivery begins. Fulfillment of rewards for Super Early Bird, Early Bird and Snooze Button backers will have priority (in that order).

January/February 2019 - Continuation of reward fulfillment/delivery.

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INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
(will be added after the campaign-no need to add it to your pledge)

1-PACK (Super Early Bird, Early Bird, Snooze Button, Lean-Backer):
$10 Canada
$20 Everywhere else

2-PACK (Co-Sleeper):
$20 Canada
$30 Everywhere else

3-PACK (Group Hug):
$30 Canada
$45 Everywhere else

10-PACK (Slumber Party):

$65 (CANADA)

$70 (Mexico)

$90 (UNITED KINGDOM, JAPAN, HONG KONG, Korea, Caribbean, Central America, South America, North Africa, Middle East)

$105 (AUSTRALIA, New Zealand)

$80 (Andorra, Austria, Belgium, DENMARK, Faroe Islands, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, ICELAND, IRELAND, Italy, NETHERLANDS, Republic of Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, NORWAY, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, Vatican City)

$95 (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei-Darussalam, Burma, Cambodia, China, Fiji, French Polynesia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Island, Samoa, SINGAPORE, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna Islands)

$110 (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Republic of Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Republic of North Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saint Pierre et Miquelon, Turkey, Ukraine)

$120 (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tristan da Cunha, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe)

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    Snooze Button

    1 HeadHugger travel pillow + 1 BedRoll compression case. Bedhead becomes you! Expected retail $65. (INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING cost at bottom of page)

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    Lean Back-er

    1 HeadHugger travel pillow + 1 BedRoll compression case. We love your laid-back style! Expected retail $65. (INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING cost at bottom of page)

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    Co-Sleeper

    2 HeadHugger travel pillows + 2 BedRoll compression cases. One for you; one for them! Expected retail $130. (INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING cost at bottom of page)

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    Group Hug

    3 HeadHugger travel pillows + 3 BedRoll compression cases. We can practically feel those endorphins from here! Expected retail $195. (INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING cost at bottom of page)

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    Slumber Party

    10 HeadHugger travel pillows + 10 BedRoll compression cases. Pillow fights and giggles?! Expected retail $650. (INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING cost at bottom of page)

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    Super Early Bird

    1 HeadHugger travel pillow + 1 BedRoll compression case. Way to dive bomb that deal! Expected retail $65. (INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING cost at bottom of page)

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    Early Bird

    1 HeadHugger travel pillow + 1 BedRoll compression case. Better than a worm any day! Expected retail $65. (INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING cost at bottom of page)

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Funding period

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