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Nest Easy Breather Pillow Review

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On the never ending hunt for new pillows? Well today could be the day all your dreams come true. Say hello to the recently updated Nest Bedding Easy Breather pillows. Will these newly revamped pillows meet the high standard the original Easy Breather pillows set?

Keep reading below to find out!

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Nest Easy Breather Natural Latex Pillow

Construction

The Nest Easy Breather natural latex pillow is constructed with a latex noodle fill, soft fibers, and an organic cotton cover. With a fill of Okeo Tex latex foam noodles, this pillow is designed to provide a soft, moldable feel. Typically, latex pillows contain a block of latex instead of the noodle fill used inside of the Easy Breather. This usually means there’s less moldability as well as a firmer feel overall. Nest’s Easy Breather design allows for a more classic feel, greater moldability, and better cooler.

Easy Breather natural latex construction

Easy Breather natural latex construction

With a zipper on one end of the pillow, you have the option of opening up the cover and removing some of the fill in order to give the pillow a customized height and feel. Take it all out, take half out, or don’t take any out at all. The choice is yours with the Easy Breather pillow. Additionally, no flame retardants or chemicals are used in the making of this pillow.

Cover

The cover of the Easy Breather natural latex pillow is made with organic cotton. The organic cotton gives the cover a nice, soft feel. Running along the perimeter of the pillow is a silver ribbon embossed with the name of the pillow. The ribbon does not serve much of a functional purpose, but it does add a sleek finish to the overall appearance of the pillow. The off-white color and silver ribbon come together to create a sharp aesthetic. In addition, the zipper used to open the cover is sturdy and continuously opened without any issues during my tests.

Noodled latex fill in the Nest Easy Breather natural latex pillow

Noodled latex fill in the Nest Easy Breather natural latex pillow

Feel & Support

The feel of the Easy Breather natural latex pillow is one of the most unique feels I have tested to date. The combination of the organic cotton cover and latex noodles / proprietary fiber fill makes for a soft, supportive, and moldable feel. Filled with latex noodles, the response time of this pillow is above average. Even if you remove a large amount of the fill inside, the response time really does not change. Once pressure is applied and removed, the pillow bounces right back into its original shape. This can be beneficial for the sleepers who tend to switch positions frequently, as your head will not sink deeply or feel trapped by the pillow.

Easy Breather - natural latex version

Easy Breather – natural latex version

With regards to support, it’s hard to beat this pillow. Once again, the ability to remove the filling inside allows you to fully customize the pillow for your sleeping style, wants, and needs. As stated above, there’s no right or wrong amount of take out. You’re able to customize it to your exact needs.

As a stomach sleeper, I removed about 70% of the filling. This flattened out the pillow, allowing me to sleep in a much more comfortable position with consistent spinal alignment. My wife, Samantha, is primarily a back sleeper and only removed about 40% of her Easy Breather. These pillows come stuffed to the absolute max. After removing 40% of the fill, Samantha’s Easy Breather latex pillow sat at a more traditional loft.

With none of the noodles removed, this pillow is quite tall and contains a higher loft than most other pillows. Overall, both my wife and I felt extremely supported by the Easy Breather latex. The moldability of the pillow is enjoyable and allowed me to squish the pillow into any shape I wanted, while still providing a high level of support to my head and neck.

Finally, cooling. With a shredded noodle filling versus the more traditional block of material, this pillow is able to breathe quite easily. The latex also adds a nice degree of cooling, as latex tends to have a higher level of breathability compared to most other foams. Throughout my sleep tests I never once noticed any signs of heat build up or hot spots on this pillow. The organic cotton cover and latex noodles do a great job of working together to dissipate any heat and provide a cool sleeping surface.

Nest Easy Breather Memory Foam Pillow

Construction

The Nest Easy Breather memory foam pillow is constructed similarly to the latex version. The main difference boils down to the filling used inside. As the name suggests, this pillow uses memory foam noodles instead of the latex noodles. The memory foam is designed to provide a soft, moldable feel similar to the latex, with a slightly slower response time.

Easy Breather memory foam pillow construction

Easy Breather memory foam pillow construction

This pillow also contains a zipper at one end of cover, which allows the sleeper to remove filling to their desired level. As in the latex Easy Breather, no harmful substances are used in the making of this pillow.

Cover

The cover of the memory foam Easy Breather is designed with a Tencel blended fabric. This cover also contains the same silver ribbon the latex Easy Breather uses. The ribbon runs along the perimeter of the pillow and adds a nice touch to the white fabric used on the top and bottom. Instead of an all white pillow, the memory foam Easy Breather’s silver ribbon helps turn it into a more luxurious aesthetic.

Noodled memory foam fill in the Nest Easy Breather memory foam pillow

Noodled memory foam fill in the Nest Easy Breather memory foam pillow

Another added benefit of the cover is the durable zipper. Many times zippers used on pillows tend to break off or get stuck on the inner lining of the pillow. That is not the case with the Easy Breather whatsoever. The zipper on this pillow flows up and down the seam without any issues.

Feel & Support

With fully adjustable capabilities, the Easy Breather memory foam pillow offers quite an impressive feel. Between the Tencel cover and memory foam noodle / soft fiber fill, the moldability and support of this pillow is unique to say the least. Although the latex Easy Breather possess the same qualities, the memory foam version of this pillow provides a slightly different feel. Memory foam is known for its adaptive contour and hug. Latex tends to respond much quicker than memory foam. That said, not everyone enjoys the quicker response time. For those sleepers that enjoy a deeper hug and more subtle response time, the Easy Breather memory foam pillow could be a great option.

That said, it’s important to note that response of a noodled / shredded pillow fill is quite different than the response time you would get with a block foam. The less fill you leave in your Easy Breather the more the response is less of a factor. You really will only notice the response when a large quantity of fill remains in the pillow.

Easy Breather - memory foam version

Easy Breather – memory foam version

The ability to remove the filling allows the sleeper to personalize their pillow, creating the exact level of support and height they need. Throughout my sleep tests both Samantha and I felt supported in each of our sleeping positions. Your sleeping position, preferences, and body type will determine the level of fill best suited to your needs. Just as with the latex Easy Breather I removed about 70% of the fill to create a very flat pillow on my stomach. My wife removed about 40% to sleep on her side.

One last note on cooling. Just as with the latex pillow, I did not experience any major heat retention with the memory foam Easy Breather pillow. The latex Easy Breather sleeps perhaps a touch cooler than the memory foam, but neither pillow I would describe as sleeping warm.

Pricing

SizePrice
Latex - Standard$99
Latex - Queen $109
Latex - King$129
Memory foam - Standard$99
Memory foam - Queen$109
Memory foam - King$129

Other Details

  • Shipping – arrives compressed in a box
  • Smell – there was virtually no smell associated with either of these pillows
  • Made in the USA
Easy Breather pillow series

Easy Breather pillow series

Which version of the Easy Breather pillow should I buy?

The Nest Bedding Easy Breather pillows are without question the best pillow I have ever tested. In the last two years I’ve done sleep tests on over 20 different pillows. Nest’s Easy Breather continues to be my favorite overall choice and the primary pillow I sleep with every night.

You will be hard pressed to go wrong with either Easy Breather pillow types.

I would recommend the Easy Breather natural latex pillow to sleepers who:

  • Want a latex pillow – with a latex noodle fill, sleepers will receive the benefits of latex without having to sleep on more traditional latex foam blocks.
  • Want an adjustable pillow – this pillow is fully adjustable. Sleepers have the option to unzip the pillow and remove as much of the stuffing as they’d like. This is a major benefit for the sleeper who struggles to find the proper loft or support in a pillow.
  • Want a cool pillow – the latex fill and organic cover used to make this pillow provide a high level of breathability. Therefore, sleepers can enjoy a much cooler pillow than most traditional down or memory foam pillows.

I would recommend the Easy Breather memory foam pillow to sleepers who:

  • Want a memory foam pillow – with a memory foam fill, sleepers are able to receive the benefits of memory foam while having the ability to completely mold this pillow to their liking.
  • Want an adjustable pillow – this pillow is fully adjustable. Sleepers have the option to unzip the pillow and remove as much of the stuffing as they’d like. This is a major benefit for the sleeper who struggles to find the proper loft or support in a pillow.
  • Want a soft pillow – the combination of a Tencel blended fabric cover and a memory foam fill makes for a very soft pillow. That said, there is still a high level of support provided.
  • Want Easy Breather, but you’re allergic to latex – if you happen to be allergic to latex, but like that sounds of the Easy Breather pillow, going with the memory foam option is a perfect choice.

For more information on the Easy Breather pillow line, visit NestBedding.com.

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