Beans72 Organic Aromatherapy Buckwheat Pillow - Twin/ Standard Size (20 x 26) by Beans72 Buckwheat Pillows
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Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate that you are taking the time to look here. In Japan when we want pillows we go to a pillow maker. Unfortunately for me, while living in this country I found it virtually impossible to find an authentic Japanese buckwheat pillow, so I decided to create and manufacture my own based on my own lifetime experience. I have been using buckwheat pillows just like the one I'm selling here, since I was a small child in Japan, and I can't sleep without it! I believe that once you try this pillow you will never sleep on a "regular" pillow again! No more tossing and turning all night long! You will feel the difference that buckwheat hulls make. These are the best Buckwheat Pillows. High QUALITY, designed, and fabricated by genuine Japanese. I've hand picked the very best American grown buckwheat hulls, they are locally grown and harvested, and they have been cleaned using a triple cleaning process to remove dust, buckwheat flour, and debris from amongst the h
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As a side sleeper, I had tried firm pillows since those are generally recommended for side sleeping; but I found that firm pillows would often keep my head at an angle that induced cricks and headaches by morning. Consequently, I resorted to doubling up on fluffy, soft down pillows, which seemed to cradle my head comfortably. The tradeoff with down was that it is somewhat high maintenance. I'm actually lazy enough to be bothered by fluffing every morning, and I loathed paying for special cleaning, so they would lose their loft in a year or so. Plus, despite high-thread count, "down proof" covers, inevitably the down would gradually escape.
Memory foam was an improvement. It was very low maintenance, and I was quite content with an Isotonic contour pillow that I had purchased at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. However, when I had to replace it, I could not seem to find the same model, and two other brands proved unsatisfactory. The low-density one was comfortable, but only if I slept on the corners; and in time, the pillow lost its resilience and flattened. I then switched to a high-density memory foam pillow, and it proved so unyielding that I developed severe headaches and neck pain.
Desperate to replace my memory foam pillow, I tried polyester and gel fiber (which seems to be a kind of polyester according to the materials tag). Polyester fill has improved since the years when I slept on them as a child, but they were not as comfortable as I had hoped. I recalled that one of the best night's sleep that I enjoyed was in a Ritz Carlton, where the pillow felt like an heirloom, overstuffed down pillow, whose plumes had condensed over time and allowed one's head to sink in somewhat but comfortably cradled and supported the head instead of collapsing and smothering it.
Buckwheat behaves just like that dense, down pillow for which I was searching; it is a Protean shapeshifter that is almost magical. I find it amusing that something so low-tech as buckwheat hulls should outperform NASA-designed memory foam. The wonder of buckwheat is that it is extremely malleable, yet once in place, it can keep your head rigidly in place. This ability is a two-edged sword. On the one hand, when I take the time to ease into the pillow and mold it around my neck and shoulders, I sleep so soundly that I often awaken without turning once; on the other hand, if I fail to shape the pillow properly, like any extra firm pillow, it locks me into an uncomfortable position, and I wake with pain.
To prove my objectivity further, let me note three additional flaws. One, they are noisy; but this has not been an issue for me since I do not toss so much any more. Two, they are averse to moisture; so if you are a drooler, you may need to enclose it in a waterproof casing. Three, they are heavy; so you may injure yourself or others if you employ it in a pillow fight.
Thus, the pillow is not perfect, but I like it better than any other pillow I have used except, maybe, for that Ritz Carlton pillow. Until, however, I can inherit an Eider down pillow that has been passed down and squished down into a gentle but firm and supportive mass, I shall be happy to settle for a relatively inexpensive buckwheat pillow.
I have spent the bulk of my review lauding its comfort, but one could lavish equal praise on its durability (just refill it with hulls as needed) or its versatility (unlike down, poly, or foam it can be turned into a giant sachet). I wish to end my review with commendations for the manufacturer, Beans72. The product was promptly shipped and well packaged, and they did not skimp on the lavender. Their attention to detail and quality embodies the virtues of cottage industries.
I found this buckwheat pillow and it's wonderful! It smells nice, has a cotton cover with a zipper for easy maintenance, and really does keep you cool. I would recommend this for menopausal women.