Buckwheat Hull Pillow is a 100% Natural Buckwheat Hull, filled adjustable orthopedic cervical pillow. This Pillow is commonly prescribed by health care professionals for the relief of neck pain, Back pain, headaches, muscle tension, snoring, and TMJ syndrome, cervical and lumbar Subluxations, torticolis, sleeplessness, and other conditions.
There are many buckwheat pillows out there; some really good, some not very good and some that are outright awful. A good quality buckwheat hull pillow should last 8 to 10 years, but we hear from people all the time that have bought pillows that only last 6 to 10 months. How come? Because cheap pillows are filled with low quality hulls that will deteriorate quickly causing the pillow to lose its “loft” and become flat, the fabric used for cheaper pillows will also likely be a cheap lightweight polyester that will not hold a good shape. We know that a good buckwheat hull pillow is only as good as what you make it with so we’ve searched until we found the best certified organic buckwheat hulls available at any price and paired it with soft yet durable cotton in your choice of certified organic or unbleached.
The pillow may be purchased by individuals without any prescription.
Why we use The Buckwheat hull Pillow?
Buckwheat hull pillow help neck pain, and muscle tension
When sleeping on a Buckwheat Hull Pillow, all the muscles and tendons are relaxed and in their preferred position of proper cervical curve. The passive and compliant support of Buckwheat Hulls supports the entire head and neck area uniformly. With fiberfill and foam pillows. There are always areas of the pillow that are more compressed than other areas, which forces your muscles to fight back against the pressures. The relaxation of the shoulder and neck muscles during sleep let the nerves heal from the daily irritation of head, back and arm movements.
Buckwheat hull pillow help headaches
The complete and almost immediate relaxation of your muscles while lying on a Buckwheat Hull pillow tends to lower blood pressure, which is a major cause of stress related headaches.
Buckwheat hull pillow help snoring
With the head fully back and the neck properly supported, airway passages are more opened and less restrictive. Buckwheat Hull Pillow seems to work to reduce or eliminate snoring in about half of users. The people who are not helped may have more serious problems such as sleep apnea and are strongly urged to see a qualified health professional as soon as possible.
Buckwheat hull pillow helpful for low back pain
When your neck is placed in normal cervical lord sis, your spinal cord is relaxed (shortened), thereby putting less stress on the lumbar nerve roots where they exit the spine. This is often a source of pain when there is any type of disk problems. You can also achieve additional relaxation of the spinal cord when you place a pillow under your knees. The pillow can also help mid-back (thoracic) pain, but not as much as the upper (cervical) and lower (lumbar) spine.
Buckwheat hull pillow help TMJ
(Temporal Mandibular Joint) problems
The jaw joint is affected by about 17 different muscle groups. The neck and shoulder muscles play an important roll in the interaction of these muscles the more relaxed the neck and shoulder muscles, the easier it is for the smaller jaw and facial muscles to function properly. For a TMJ sufferer it is nice to be able to make a hollow area in the pillow so it wouldn’t even touch the painful sensitive area of his jaw.
Buckwheat hull pillow help sleeplessness
When a man lie on a Buckwheat Hull Pillow and his muscles relax, he tends to fall asleep faster. Many people also find that they don’t toss and turn all night long like they did on regular pillows; in fact many people have said they wake up in the same position they fell asleep in and apparently hadn’t moved all night. You may even find that you wake up more refreshed and alert with fewer hours of sleep than ever before.
How to use Buckwheat hull Pillow?
For sleeping on your back you simply make a little indentation in the center for your head and the pillow will automatically support your neck in the proper position for sleeping on your Side you leave the pillow flat under your head and up close to your shoulder, this will keep Your head and spine parallel while providing the proper neck support. The pillow will conform To your contours as you move around during the night. The first few nights you might take a Little getting used to the pillow because it feels different than other pillows you may be used
To. The pillow is also good for people who never use any pillows because most pillows Provide too much support lifting your head too far off the bed, but it is lets your head rest Close to the bed.
The Benefits of Buckwheat Hull Pillows
For centuries people throughout Asia have praised the value of Buckwheat Hull pillows. With care (no pillow fights!), these pillows can last upwards to 20 years.
The hulls allow air to circulate so your upper body remains cool in the summer avoiding the sweaty, clammy feeling you get while sleeping on a conventional pillow.
Because the Buckwheat is adjustable it contours to the shape of your body giving you good support for your shoulders, head and neck. Many report a reduction in pain and headaches as muscles unwind and relax. It is a favorite among health care professionals.
Our pillows are made from 100% all natural materials and are great for people with allergies and for those who are environmentally and chemically sensitive. Buckwheat is resistant to any dust mite infestatio
Buckwheat hull pillows are commonly prescribed by health care professionals for the relief of neck pain, back pain, headaches, muscle tension, snoring, TMJ syndrome, cervical and lumbar subluxations, torticolis, sleeplessness, and other conditions.Manufacturers of buckwheat pillows have expanded their lines. Aside from the standard bed pillow, buckwheat pillows are available in full-body sizes similar to a futon. They are also offered as keyboard wrist rests, eye pillows, travel pillows, and neck-rolls. There are even tubular buckwheat pillows with straps, used for lumbar support while driving, working, or sitting at a desk. Some manufacturers have taken to adding herbs, such as lavender and chamomile, to the buckwheat hulls to add a touch of aromatherapy.
Many healthcare professionals have also started recommending buckwheat pillows to patients suffering from such conditions as migraines, snoring, insomnia and menopausal night sweats. Some Pillows are like –
Wrist Support Pillows
WHY BUCKWHEAT HULL FILLING?
The natural filling has many advantages over conventional fiberfill, foam, or feather fillings. The most important quality for the relief of pain is that the material conforms to the exact contours of the head and neck providing a compliant passive support. This means that you have the same amount of support in all areas minimizing the stress on all areas of support. Other filling materials which compress, try to recover their original shape and this puts stress on the muscles of the neck. Other advantages of the buckwheat hull filling are the “cool in the summer, warm in the winter” insulating properties, the ability to adjust the size to your individual needs by removing or adding back filler so the pillow fits you just right. The filling also lasts for many years making the pillow the best value cervical pillow on the market. Long after other pillows have collapsed and worn out a buckwheat hull pillow will still be fully functional. Buckwheat hull pillows are also environmentally friendly – for each pillow put to use it will save the manufacturing of the synthetic filling for ten or more ordinary pillows.
HOW LONG DO THE PILLOWS LAST?
DO THE HULLS WEAR OUT OR CRUMBLE?
The Makura Miracle pillow should last for about 8 to 10 years. The hulls do not break down or wear out, but they do become polished with use. As the natural texture of the hulls become polished the pillows actually work better than new because the hulls move and conform to your contours easily. After the first year or two of use of the Makura and Rejuvenator Deluxe pillows you may need to add a little more filler as the polished hulls take up about 7% less volume. This should only need to be done once, it is not a continual process. Both the Makura and Rejuvenator Deluxe pillows have a little extra hulls in them than most people need and it is recommended that you remove and save the extra hulls for possible future use. If you ever do need additional hulls, they are available for a nominal charge.
WHAT ARE BUCKWHEAT HULLS?
Buckwheat hulls are the husks that protect the buckwheat kernel from the various elements of nature. It is not a wheat at all, but actually a fruit (fagopyrum esculentum) related to rhubarb. The buckwheat used in our pillows is organically grown in the United States, using no fertilizers or pesticides. We use an exclusive hull cleaning process that uses screen sifting and vacuum cleaning to remove any buckwheat flour residue from the hulls.
I’VE HEARD ABOUT HEATING OR COOLING
BUCKWHEAT PILLOWS, IS THAT HELPFUL?
Refrigerating or freezing buckwheat pillows is certainly alright. Cold therapy can sometimes be useful for the reduction of swelling and can relieve pain.
Heating buckwheat hull pillows is possible but we do not recommend it because it can reduce the moisture content of the hulls and is potentially unsafe. We heard of one case of another pillow manufacturer who recommended micro waving their pillow, and the user micro waved the pillow several times in a short period of time, then put the pillow on a bed with an electric blanket. That created excessive heat and apparently created a fire. We have not confirmed that story. In fact I could not even cause the hulls to burn when I took a lit flame to them, but nevertheless we suggest caution if you ever plan on heating any natural grain pillow. IMPORTANT: Hot and cold therapy are only appropriate for certain conditions, and then only for certain limited amounts of time. Please consult your doctor for their advice and recommendations before using any type of hot or cold therapy of any type especially in the head and neck area.
I’M ALLERGIC TO WHEAT AND GRAIN,
CAN I USE BUCKWHEAT HULL PILLOWS?
Buckwheat hulls are not a grain like wheat, they are a fruit. Hulls are Hypo-allergenic and very few people are allergic to buckwheat hull pillows. In actual usage it seems that about one in six thousand people can not use the pillows because of their allergies. This may be actually related to the tiny amount buckwheat flour residue. According to studies about 1 to 5% of the population may be allergic to the proteins in buckwheat flour, however our exclusive double-cleaning process removes virtually all of the buckwheat flour from the hulls. If you notice any allergic reaction such as itchy throat, watery eyes, runny nose, etc. discontinue use of the pillow. Please report any reactions to us and return the pillow for a refund. Buckwheat flour residue in unclean hulls as used in some imitators of our pillows may have a higher risk of allergic reaction. See Buckwheat allergy information for information about buckwheat flour allergies.
CAN CHILDREN USE THE PILLOW
Newborns, and infants under 4 months old must never use ANY pillows or soft bedding materials such as comforters, sheepskin bed warmers etc. due to increased risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) according to the CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission). Although you can breathe straight through buckwheat hull filled pillows, the Carbon Dioxide concentration can increase causing risk to infants. Children 1 to 3 years old love the Comfort Roll, children 4 to teens prefer the Makura Miracle Pillow Traditional size.
Children prone to pillow fights should not be given access to these heavy pillows. There have been no reported safety problems reported to our company by any user of our pillows in all the time we have been in business, but feel it is our duty to bring to your attention these possible risks.
CAN I USE THESE PILLOWS ON A MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS ?
Buckwheat hull pillows work great on memory foam mattresses and mattress toppers. They provide a similar type of shaping to your body that the memoryfoam does. The adjustable feature of the pillows allows hulls to be removed to match the support needs of different types of beds, whether it is a tempur-pedic mattress, or a waterbed of the most sophisticated floatation system. Fewer hulls are used when you have a soft mattress that allows the mid body to sag that lifts the head. You can use more hulls when you have a firmer system that keeps your spine fairly straight. The pillows also work fine on adjustable air mattresses.
DO THE PILLOWS EVER GET BUGS/MITES/FUNGUS?
The hulls are what provide the natural protection to the buckwheat kernel from natures invading organisms, and since they are a fiber they are not nutritive. It is unheard of for any of our pillows in regular use to ever get any infestation. Any natural pillows kept in storage for long periods of time that are not in use may provide a habitat for any number of organisms, therefore if you are going to store a pillow for long periods of time it is recommended to keep the pillow in a freezer at least for one day per month as a preventive measure, especially if you live in a hot and humid environment. Alternatively, you may use a vacuum pack sealing system. This is preferable to adding chemical agents to the pillow. We believe that people should not be exposed to chemicals when they are sleeping. Most synthetic fiber, foam and feather pillows have formaldehyde, UV inhibitors, anti-fungal agents, stabilizers, plasticizer, etc. added. There are no chemical additives used in the growing of hulls for our pillows, and the only cleaning agent used is air. If your buckwheat hull pillow ever becomes unusable due to any natural cause, we will provide you with a free replacement pillow. It is our understanding that natural pillows harbor far less mites than synthetic pillows do.
HOW CAN I CLEAN THE PILLOWS?
The pillow cases can be machine washed and tumble dried. Iron if desired. Since it is almost impossible to dry soaked buckwheat hulls, we do not recommend cleaning the hulls. The inner liner will rarely need cleaning, but when it does simply remove the hulls from the zippered opening and wash the liner in warm water and tumble dry. Replace the hulls when the liner is completely dry.