I can fall asleep nearly anywhere. I’ve fallen asleep in noisy emergency rooms, in the middle of conversations, and while driving vehicles. My wife, on the other hand, can only fall asleep in a dark room, in complete silence, and only after laying still for 3 hours. Okay, that’s an exaggeration. But we are dead opposite when it comes to sleeping.
For a guy like me, a travel pillow makes great sense. Sure, I can fall asleep at the drop of a hat, but my neck might not like me when I wake up. That’s why I was eager to try the Essentia Travel Pillow.
I had heard some about Essentia memory foam from the likes of celebrities (Anderson Cooper, Rachael Ray, Dr. Oz, etc.), but had never tried one of their pillows. They boast making the only “natural” memory foam in the world. This means the foam doesn’t have any of the bad stuff found in polyurethane memory foams (formaldehyde, industrial perfumes, cancer-causing glues, petroleum-based chemicals, etc.) but is made from natural products like hevea milk (sap from Rubber trees), essential oils, and natural plant extracts.
Very Supportive Pillow
Soon after receiving my complimentary travel pillow from Essentia for the purpose of this review, I got a terrible pinched nerve in my neck. I had to spend the night sitting up in a chair trying not to move. I grabbed the Essentia pillow, strapped it around my hurting neck, sat back and experienced a whole new definition of “support.” The travel pillow held my head in a comfortable position for hours.
The pillow feels a lot of Tempur-Pedic, but because it is a more natural foam, it is far more breathable. This is nice if you are on a long car-ride or flight (or stuck in a chair all night long).
My one complaint is that the edges of the pillow are not rounded enough. Yes, the foam will eventually conform more to the shape of your face, but right away it isn’t immediately comfortable.
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