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Woman Eats Mattresses On 'My Strange Addiction'

01/02/2014 02:15 pm 14:15:55 | Updated Jan 23, 2014

"My Strange Addiction" finds some of the most specific obsessions imaginable. During their two-hour premiere event, viewers were introduced to Jennifer. For more than two decades, Jennifer has been eating mattresses. She said that she ate about a square foot of mattress each day.

“I start out with the good stuff. The good stuff to me is the pillowtop itself," Jennifer said. She said she keeps going until the mattress starts to smell funny, or there's nothing left but the springs. She eats so much mattress foam, she regularly clogs her toilet, leading to even more concern from her family.

She got checked out by a doctor, who told her she would die if she continued -- which came as quite a shock to Jennifer. She thought the biggest problem with her obsession was gas. After getting this news, she immediately vowed to give it up. While it was a serious health matter, the Philadelphia Inquirer's David Hiltbrand couldn't resist joking, "We would have thought a steady diet of mattress would make you drowsy.”

"My Strange Addiction" airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on TLC.

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