Here I’m going to be reviewing the Nolah Squishy pillow.
In this review I’m going to be going over the construction and feel of this pillow, as well as discuss its performance by sleeper type and go over some pros and cons.
I’ll also be going over some of the brand’s policies, because it’s important to read the fine print.
Let’s get started.
Table of Contents
To get a better understanding of how the Nolah Squishy pillow works, let’s take a look at what it’s made of.
First up we’ve got the cover.
The cover is made with a blend of polyester and bamboo derived viscose.
Bamboo fabric is known for its breathability and its cooling properties. And I have to say this fabric does feel pretty cool.
If we open up the cover, this pillow has a dual chamber construction. That means that there’s an inner pocket that holds the actual fill of the pillow.
This inner pocket is made with viscoelastic polyurethane foam pads, which really gives the pillow that extra squish.
Opening the inner pocket we can see the foam fill. The great thing about this shredded foam fill is that it’s gonna allow for more airflow within the pillow as compared to a block of memory foam.
This can be helpful for just making sure that your body heat doesn’t get trapped inside the pillow.
The Nolah Squishy pillow is OEKO-TEX certified to be free from any harsh chemicals, toxins or dyes.
Another important thing to note about it is that it only comes in a two pack of queen sizes.
Now that we’ve got the facts about this pillow, let’s take a slightly more subjective look and talk about feel.
We’re all going to have different experiences with the feel of a pillow, based on our size, our primary sleeping position and just general preferences.
I’ll tell you about my experience with this pillow and hopefully it’ll give you a good idea of what the feel might be for you.
First and foremost I would say this pillow definitely lives up to its squishy name, thanks to that inner foam pocket and the shredded foam fill.
The shredded foam fill also makes this pillow super supportive.
I would definitely say this isn’t a pillow you’re going to sink into easily. I think it’s going to keep your head and neck elevated, it has a much more buoyant feel.
Honestly it’s really difficult to even make an impression in this pillow. So while it is squishy I wouldn’t say it’s super moldable.
Overall I’d say this pillow has a medium firm feel.
This pillow comes overstuffed so it has a very high loft when you take it out of the box. But you can actually remove some of the fill to adjust it down to a loft that works for you.
Personally this loft was way too high for me when I took it out of the box. So adjusting it was definitely necessary. But if you’re bigger than me or if you have broader shoulders, this higher loft may work well for you.
That’s the great thing about being able to adjust the loft. You can make it fit perfectly for you.
Let’s get a bit more personal.
What’s your primary sleeping position?
There’s a lot of variety in sleeping positions, but essentially they all boil down into three main types: back, side and stomach.
So I’m going to go over how this pillow will work for each of those types.
First up, back sleepers.
I think that this pillow is going to be a pretty good choice for back sleepers.
As a back sleeper I tend to prefer something that will allow me to sink into it a little bit more than the Nolah Squishy does.
But if you like to stay a little bit more elevated, I think you’ll like this for back sleeping.
I would definitely recommend removing some of the fill as you don’t want to cause your neck to crane upward, but overall I think this is going to be a pretty good choice for back sleepers.
Now for side sleepers,
I honestly think that Nolah Squishy is best suited for side sleepers.
The supportive foam fill will really keep your head and neck elevated and that will maintain your spinal alignment and I think the squishiness of the pillow will be really comfortable around your shoulder.
Additionally the higher loft of the pillow will work really well for side sleepers.
Now finally stomach sleepers.
Stomach sleepers generally want a pillow with a low loft that will prevent their neck from craning while they’re sleeping and unfortunately I don’t think the Nolah Squishy is really going to work for that.
While you could remove some of the fill, I think you would end up removing most of the fill to get it to a low enough loft.
So I would just recommend picking something with a lower loft in the first place.
Now that we’ve gone over construction, feel and performance by sleeper type, it’s time for pros and cons.
Let’s go over what I liked and what I didn’t like so much about this pillow.
First up, pros.
First I think this is going to be a pretty good option for hot sleepers. The bamboo cover will be helpful for temperature regulation and the fact that the foam is shredded in the fill will allow for more air to flow within the pillow, preventing your body heat from getting trapped.
Next I really appreciate that the cover of this pillow is machine washable. That’s going to be really helpful for just keeping your pillow fresh and clean.
Finally I think that this pillow’s supportive buoyant feel is going to be really great for side sleepers.
Additionally having the option for that extra high loft will be really good for taller people or people have broader shoulders who need that little bit of extra height.
If you’re like me and you like to sink into your pillow a little bit more, Nolah Squishy might not be the best option for you. It definitely has more of that medium firm feel and it just doesn’t really allow for much sinkage.
Again this just isn’t going to be good for stomach sleepers. Stomach sleepers need that lower loft to prevent their neck from craning and if you’re going to be removing most of the fill to get there, you might as well just buy a different pillow.
Finally it is somewhat limiting that this pillow only comes in one size and then you have to buy it in a set of two. That could work for couples or for people who already want two pillows, but it’s just always nice to have more options.
Let’s go over some of Nolah’s policies.
First Nolah does offer free shipping on this pillow within the 48 contiguous United States, Unfortunately at this time they currently don’t ship to Alaska or Hawaii,
They also offer a 120 night sleep trial with this pillow, meaning that you can test it out at home for 120 nights and if during that period you decide that you don’t like it, you can return it for a full refund.
Finally Nolah offers a two year warranty on this pillow, which is on the shorter side but it’s still always nice to have that warranty.
Alex P. Davis has a BA in Interior Design from The New York School of Interior Design and 10 years of experience expertly designing sophisticated interiors.