I have to have at least 2 ... depending on how firm they are.
If my head isn't elevated enough, I can't sleep.
I have serious health issues with my neck, so I have to do with one. Any more than that and my nerves are going to dislike me. Even with one pillow, sometimes my hands aren't working properly for hours, causing trembling, but that's why stretching and using different agents have been invented. And no, it's not alcohol related, it's simply nerve connections going off a bit.
zonkey have you tried car or travel type pillows in bed? I found those helped me if I had a stiff or twisted neck. Feel better buddy
I sleep with one that lays flat and then the second one I actually fold in half so that it's pretty much right in the crook of the back of my neck and keeps my head elevated. Has never felt comfortable to me laying flat or having my head sink into a really soft pillow.
I'm a back sleeper that rarely moves an inch but I've heard the pillow between the leg is a must for a side sleeper to help out with the knees.
Two pillows, though my head only rests on one.
One for my head plus a body pillow.
Three. Back at home I have four, sometimes five. I like feeling surrounded when I'm sleeping.
"I like feeling surrounded when I'm sleeping." - When you put it that way, it sounds like it should be a bit scary, actually...
Surrounded by fluffy pillows, or blankets. Not people!
I tried for a long time to find a pillow that didn't go flat right away. I kept buying more expensive models and they kept going flat in a few weeks. Finally I found one for fifty bux that held up for six months. I went back to the store to get another, but they had discontinued that brand.
I decided that foam was just not an acceptable fill for a pillow, so I looked for something else. I found a feather pillow on Amazon, two for twenty bux. They came with the air squeezed out and printed instructions to wash and tumble dry for an hour to fluff them, and to repeat the process any time I wanted to. I am now in the fifth year of using the first pillow. I have fluffed it four times and it is time to fluff it again. I haven't used the second pillow yet.
I was told pillows give you a double chin when I was a kid, so most of my life no pillow, very skinny neck now so I have a bit of a pillow, especially when reading in bed.