so, apparently, it turns out that it is indeed possible to have too many pillows when trying to go to sleep. i'm shocked.
it seems for me, the magic number is: 6. hahahaha. everything was fine and dandy with 4 regular sized pillows and a smaller novelty pillow from mom (stuffed heart with arms)... just added a sixth large pillow and whamma, suddenly i don't know what i'm doing in that bed. hahaha.
so... just giving a heads-up so to speak to any fellow pillow-junkies thinking about adding more. there's apparently a limit. pffft.
okay. me and my 6 pillows are giving sleep another try. cin cin!