After listening to some of your advice/thoughts, I slept last night, again with my Teddy bear. He's cuddly and soft, even smells good (he came with a bottle of Burberry) but he is SMALL. I too keep my old ALF doll on my bedside table, still he's not very big and not nearly as soft. SO, any ideas on a larger, cuddly bedtime buddy? I'm 6-3, I'm willing to discuss this with my wife now as I have learned how much better I sleep with something to cuddle with. I cuddle with her but she has MS and my touching her when she sleeps, causes her pain. Thanks in advance for any input.