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The Benefits of Buckwheat Pillows

by Melissa Ching September 15, 2014 1 Comment

The Benefits of  Buckwheat Pillows

Buckwheat Pillows Give The Proper Support Needed

People usually associate a pillow to a cloud or a marshmallow, because they are traditionally very soft. However, sleeping on something that collapses under the weight of your head is actually not good, because you aren't getting the proper support that you need. You neck needs to be supported for you to maintain good posture during sleep. A buckwheat pillow is able to do that, because the buckwheat hulls do not compact while you're sleeping, so once you get into a comfortable position and your head and neck is molded into the pillow correctly, your head and neck will be kept in an ergonomic position.

Buckwheat Hulls Are The Perfect Pillow Fillers

There are millions of hulls in a buckwheat pillow. The way they work is by moving around and over each other when you shape the pillow with a bit of force, but once you are ready to lie down, the pressure exerted by your head semi-locks the buckwheat into place until you use some force to move them around again.

No More Head Sweats

The triangular shape of buckwheat hulls allow air to pass through easily making it very breathable. A buckwheat pillow doesn't trap heat, so you won't have to turn your pillow over to sleep on the cool side in the middle of the night, because both sides are the cool sides!

Buckwheat Hulls Are A Renewable Resource

Buckwheat hulls are a natural and renewable resource as they are the outer shells of the seeds derived from the buckwheat plant. Buckwheat is used to make foods such as noodles, pancakes, and porridge. The hulls are not edible and in many cases are just a by-product of the buckwheat seeds, and the shells aren't kept intact or cleaned properly. Therefore, when buying a buckwheat pillow, it is important to make sure that the hulls are pillow-grade, which means that the hulls retain their triangular shape, and have been thoroughly cleaned.

The casings of the pillows are usually made from cotton. Make sure it's 100% cotton to maintain the breathability  of the pillow. It's also important to use a heavier material, such as twill to keep everything contained properly.

Buckwheat Pillows Save Money In the Long Run

Although buckwheat pillows may cost more than traditional feather or cotton pillows, they are the more economical choice in the long run because they can usually last around 10 years or longer, whereas traditional pillows only last for about 3 years.

Could Your Pillow Be The Reason Why You Wake Up With A Headache?

Think about it like this: If you walk around for about 8 hours a day with your head tilted to the side, to the back or to the front, you would be over-stretching it, and would probably develop some sort of pain due to it. The same goes with when you are sleeping except that you aren't in an upright position, but lying down. You may wake up with tension headaches and pain in your shoulders and/or neck because you have been unknowingly putting strain on your body while you were sleeping. So, make sure you support yourself properly in your sleep as you do while you're awake! 

Have a look at what people are saying about ComfyComfy Canada buckwheat pillows, and how they have helped them sleep better.

Happy Sleeping!

Mel and Danny


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1 Response

Courtney Barrington
Courtney Barrington

September 23, 2014

I have used so many different brands of pillows and I have not found any that provide the proper comfort. I am always tossing my neck always hurts when I wake up. I seem to get a lot of headaches and just don’t get any comfort. I would love to try this pillow as the reviews seem to be excellent. Thank You.

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