If you’re a man with style, you’ll understand what key pieces are necessary for your existence; a custom-fitted suit (or two), nice shoes, a leather briefcase, and, of course, the correct number of pillows.

It is said that no one pillow number fits all men. It’s an age-old question, but one that has an answer. 

What does it mean if a guy only has one pillow?

A man with style, class, and the kind of panache appreciated in most gentlemen would never be seen with one pillow.

So, how many pillows should a man have depending on his age, social status, sexual orientation, number of injuries, etc.?

  • Age: Under 25 years old

Status: College Student, Recent Graduate or Unemployed

The younger gentleman is usually lacking in the means department. If he’s not living with his parents at this age, he’s probably still sharing a room with his high school football roommate. So if you find him living out of a mini-fridge and sleeping on one pillow, just know that in a few years he’ll be able to afford a nice king-size bed with at least three pillows.

  • Age: 25-50 years old

Status: Officially Fiscally Dependent Adult but still living at home

You might have been surprised to see the college student with only one pillow, but for this man, there might be a little more concern. By his late twenties, he should have earned himself a decent job, married the girl of his dreams and had enough money to furnish an apartment with at least two pillows. If he’s still sleeping on just one by his mid-thirties, the next time you see him, just shake his hand and congratulate him for not being dead yet.

  • Age: 50+ years old

Status: Retired or living off an inheritance

A man should never have to worry about finding one pillow in his bed. When he reaches retirement age, after a lifetime of hard work, the least you can do is make sure he has six pillows in his bed and that they’re all soft, firm and touched by angels.

How many pillows does the average person have?

The average person sleeps with 2.2 pillows, according to a poll by the National Sleep Foundation.

But why stop at just 2.2 pillows? Who says? And what about those decorative pillows that go on the bed? Don’t get us started on the couch pillows either…there are tons of options out there.

However, when choosing a pillow, pick one that’s firm but not too hard. The texture should encourage good airflow to keep you cool when you sleep.

How many pillows do you sleep with psychology?

Memoryfoampillows.co.uk suggests: ‘Choosing one to two pillows depending on your sleeping position: back sleepers should only need one, whereas side sleepers may use two to reduce any pressure placed on your body.

A Plea for Men: We don’t like to beat a dead horse here at “Pillow Talk Magazine” (not really), but we’re asking nicely…if you can’t afford the extra pillow right now, please wait until you can before sleeping on the bare mattress.

You deserve a good night’s rest and so does your back.

And always remember style is key. So, treat yourself to some nice bedding and pillows!