The Easy Breather Pillow from Nest Bedding has been amongst my favorites, and is one of my preferred options in-between other pillow reviews.
Though I think it’s a great option, it’s not perfect for everyone or every situation (see how it compares HERE). Read my Nest Easy Breather Pillow review to see if this pillow is a good fit.
Nest Bedding is known for having more natural products, with this pillow being no exception. The inside of the pillow is a shredded blend, consisting of shredded memory foam and other materials to mimic the feeling of a down pillow.
The shredding is great because you have some of the responsiveness of a memory foam pillow without the firmness that some memory foam pillows have (most people aren’t fans of the feeling). You can see below the shredded stuffing:
The cover is made of Tencel fabric, making it soft to the touch and lightweight. Also relatively easy to spot clean.
The Easy Breather Pillow is available on the Nest Bedding site and Amazon, I just went ahead and bought from the Nest Bedding site.
When taking it out of the package, there was a slight chemical smell (called off-gassing) from the memory foam. I was anxious to use the pillow, but I ended up waiting one night and letting it air out. By the next day the smell was totally gone.
Checking out the pillow I noticed that it has a zipper, allowing you to see the shredded memory foam on the inside. This zipper is important as well because if you want to customize the size/firmness of the pillow, you can just simply pull out some of the filling. I didn’t end up doing this myself, but if you want a softer or thinner pillow, this could be a great feature!
I do like memory foam pillows, but they can be polarizing, causing neck and head soreness for some. However, upon sleeping on the Easy Breather pillow, I think they really struck the right balance – it has the support of a memory foam pillow, but doesn’t have the firmness and too-slow responsiveness.
I slept in multiple positions throughout the night and found the pillow to be a good fit for each, even when sleeping on my stomach. It’s honestly hard to describe the feel, it’s very unique – but my subjective opinion is that it’s one of the most comfortable pillows I’ve reviewed.
Though I believe the Easy Breather memory foam option is the most popular, I also reviewed the Easy Breather natural pillow. This pillow has shredded latex instead of memory foam as well as an organic cotton cover, making it a rare all-natural pillow.
Both the memory foam and the latex foam pillows are great, and have very similar feels. The natural pillow has a little more bounce to it due to the latex.
Generally I personally prefer the feel of the memory foam feel, though I love the natural aspect of the natural pillow, especially since this will have direct contact with your head all night!
If you are intrigued by the natural latex, I would go that route – otherwise, I prefer (and have heard that others agree) the feel of the memory foam pillow.
The Nest Bedding Easy Breather Pillow is a great all-around pillow, and definitely one of my top picks. I also really like the natural option available, but personally I prefer the memory foam.
The support/tradeoff firmness is my favorite, I use it when sleeping in any position, and have occasionally used it between the legs when sleeping on my side.
This post was last updated on November 1st, 2017 at 12:17 pm
Joe is the editor of Mattress Clarity. When he isn't testing sleep products, he enjoys working out, reading, and playing classical piano.