I have 3, because at times I need to sleep with my upper torso raised a bit. Two are “X-Firm” and the third is so old and mooshed, it’s kinda pathetic. Hubby prefers softer pillows, and he always has one jammed between the bed and his night stand.
I have to have at least 2 pillows, and they need to be of reasonable firmness. To complicate matters, I’m a bedding snob…I don’t like synthetic pillows. Feather pillows (with 100% cotton high thread count shams, of course :D) breathe, foam pillows don’t. I hate when my head gets all sweaty while I’m sleeping. I know that it’s really hard to get firm feather pillows, so I compromise…I get an x-firm foam pillow for the bottom, and then the firmest feather pillow I can find for directly under my head.
O me O my! I could not imagine sleeping without a cat on my bed. My parents had a cat when I was a baby, and they remain my all-time favorite sleeping companions. Two things I absolutely must have to sleep peacefully = a cat in bed and a fan running.
I need a little, thin, soft pillow. Just one. Many times, I find a pillow to be uncomfortable, so I rest my head on my arm instead. Sometimes I don’t even do that. I’m not a big pillow fan. I’m allergic to feather pillows, by the way.
Not firm at all.
But then, I sleep with the pillows at the foot of my bed to keep my feet warm - so the top two considerations in getting pillows is how heavy they are and how generally floppy they are (to conform to my feet). Firm pillows roll off.
I’ve been sleepin’ on a cold, hard floor for the past couple months now–but when I used to have a bed, I liked to have 3 pillows. One soft one under my neck–a firmer one over my eyes (to block out the sunlight), and another soft one under my legs.
i don’t use pillows. i don’t know why… probably because if i roll over off a pillow (which i often do), my head hits the floor (i sleep on the floor) with a nasty bump and interrupts whatever nice dream i’m having.