My newest contraption to keep water close to me when I sleep AND relieve pressure on my shoulder when I sleep on my side (a.k.a all the time).
All you need is a pillow pet plushie from the dollar store. Regular 500ml water bottles will fit tightly and the velcro may come off at some point, but it seems to be kind of solid.
Before I bought the pillow pet, I used to have a bicycle glass holder screwed to my bed’s frame. I kept a big glass in it and kept the bottle in the glass (because the bottles were too small to stay in the minimalistic circular holder). I found that sometimes I feel too weak to reach for it, so I came up with this cute alternative. Worth the 3$ I paid for that unicorn. Now I can cuddle my waterbottle and it relieves my shoulders so I don’t wake up feeling like a tin man.
Plushies make great cushions. Since I started sleeping with an old teddybear I always used to keep for display (I never slept with plushies as a child), my shoulders are still painful, but way less tense when I wake up. I also have a giant snake plushie that’s just amazing for those times where you can’t be comfortable with only 2 pillows, but a third one is too much.
They also are very comforting.
Oh, btw, I can totally unscrew the bottle and drink while it’s still attached to the unicorn. I just look like I’m making out with it or some shit.