Buckwheat pillow naturally supports the head and neck whilst allowing air to circulate, keeping the head cool, which is beneficial to a relaxing night sleep. We spend one third of our life asleep. Think about that when your pillows are up for renewal and consider a buckwheat pillow.
Buckwheat pillows are traditionally used in Japan and other Asian countries and are now heavily advertised in the U.S. where the pillows have a significant fan base among clinicians.
Benefits of a Buckwheat Pillow
Buckwheat hulls have several advantages over traditional pillow fill like foam or feathers. Most significantly, buckwheat hull pillows do not collapse under the weight of your head. The buckwheat hull fill conforms perfectly to the unique shape of your head and neck providing support that most pillows lack. This allows the weight of your head to be evenly distributed, which will prevent any undue stress on the muscles in your neck and back.
In addition, buckwheat hulls do not conduct or reflect heat as much as synthetic fills, and are more breathable, keeping you cool all night long. It is all-natural product without potentially toxic materials used in other pillow types.
The fill can be adjusted to provide the thickness you prefer. Buckwheat pillows are also an economic choice – they tend to have a much longer life span than most pillow types. Most advice online will recommend you replace a traditional pillow once every 6-36 months. A well-made buckwheat pillow can last 5 years or longer. Even a cheapest traditional pillow will cost you in excess of 100 dollars over the same time period.
Buckwheat pillow with properly cleaned fill and an organic cotton case can be a good option for people suffering from allergies particularly those sensitive to down feathers.
These pillows are recommended for people who need extra support, who are looking for neck, back and shoulder pain relief or suffer from sleep apnea. They can help with a variety of ailments including insomnia, headache, irritability, stiff neck and sluggishness.