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When to replace your Buckwheat Pillow

Demand for Buckwheat Pillows is steadily growing, specifically with people that suffer from neck pain or other chronic pain. Their extended shelf life, easy cleanability , and eco-friendliness are what makes them so popular contrary to conventional pillows. Known for their durable nature they can last almost 10 to 20 years. This makes these type of pillows a quite lucrative investment in your sleep, but you still need to take good care of them.   Any standard pillowcase is susceptible to stains and dirt and it requires intermittent cleaning. The same goes for a buckwheat pillow. They need to be washed. Not the entire pillow! Only the pillowcase.     But what if you end up soaking the the hulls?...

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Neck pain Causes and Most Effective Treatment Options

An estimated 20.4% (50 million) of Adult American's suffer from chronic pain and numbers are rising. At least half of these 20.4% count neck pain to their chronic ailments. Causes for Neck Pain range from Stress to long hours in front of the computer and not paying attention to their posture. Treatment options for chronic pain and more importantly neck pain, have become more accessible than ever as well though which is a very good thing. When it comes to treating issues with your body, we strongly believe that fixing the root cause is what matters which is why we do not endorse treatment options related to pain relievers such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, etc.). These just threat the...

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Why we should at least sleep 8 hours a night

Sleep deprivation is a serious issue for millions of people around the world. Effects of it can range from weight gain, to mood swings. Here are some key reasons as to why you should make sure you get at least 8 hours every night: Sleep is restorative for the brain. Our Brain is active 24/7(when we sleep our subconscious mind is still on), but our conscious part of the brain restores itself when we sleep. Too little sleep can alter the levels of hormones in your body that regulate satiety and hunger, which can lead to habits of overeating, overweight, and obesity. Our Bodies growth hormones are stimulated when our brain is in a deep slow wave sleep(It is said...

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#1 Checklist for buying a Buckwheat Pillow

1.) BUCKWHEAT HULLS QUALITY: Are the Hulls Grown in the US? We share in our other post why this is important 2.) COMPANY ADDRESS: Does the company you buy from has a physical address listed on their website or can they be found on google maps? If not that can be a red flag. Behind a lot of "family" and "small" businesses are huge corporations (sometimes Chinese Companies) these days, using the "small family business model" as marketing opportunity to grow their reach. Also be wary when buying on Amazon without doing your research. A huge percentage of sellers on Amazon are Chinese Companies, which means quality control is something you should wonder about. 3.) ORGANIC: Is it organic? Organic...

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How to clean a Buckwheat Pillow?

Buckwheat Pillows last for up to 10 years if properly taken care of Properly taken care means cleaning out the Buckwheat Hulls from time to time and airing out the Hulls. This can best be done by leaving your pillow outside on your balcony or patio for a day.   Can the Buckwheat Pillow be washed? The simple answer is NO. Only the cover can be washed(inner and outer covers of our Pillows are washable). Do not wash the whole buckwheat pillow. It can and will destroy your washing machine as well as the pillow itself. Can you wash the Buckwheat Hulls? We do not recommend washing the hulls. Water exposure can break down and degenerate the structure of the...

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Buckwheat Hulls vs. Millet Hulls

  We get a lot of questions from our customers asking what exactly the difference is between buckwheat and millet hulls.     It can be broken down into quite a few differences: Millet Hulls are smaller compared to buckwheat hulls The Structure of Millet Hulls is also more round than the triangle shape of buckwheat hulls Millet Hull pillows are less noisy than buckwheat hull pillows due to it's smaller size and structure Millet Hulls are much lighter than buckwheat hulls. So if a buckwheat pillow is too heavy for you, you might wanna try a millet pillow Pillows filled with millet hulls feel smoother and also mold easier towards your head Due to the shape of the hulls...

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How to spot High Quality Buckwheat Hulls?

When it comes to Buckwheat Pillows, you have a lot of choices.  With Amazon, Ebay and other large online market platforms opening up the US Retail Market to pretty much Every Company in the world that can register an LLC in the US (which is not that hard honestly), the hunt for high quality and toxin free US Made sleep products has become harder than ever.  In This Article we'll show you how you can distinguish good from bad buckwheat hulls. There are 2 types of Buckwheat Hulls which are commonly used in Pillows. Roasted Buckwheat Hulls (often found in imported pillows):   Heat treated/non heat treated US Grown Buckwheat Hulls:     Roasted Hulls appear weak and fragile compared...

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Buckwheat vs. Buckwheat Hulls

When people think about Buckwheat Pillows, they often don't realize that a Buckwheat Pillow is not filled with Buckwheat itself, but rather just the hulls. This makes a significant difference as there are "Buckwheat Pillows" on the market which are actually used as heat pads. These type of pillows are usually filled with Buckwheat grains and not the hulls. BUCKWHEAT GRAINS:     Most Common Buckwheat Pillows for sleeping, are filled with the HULLS of the Buckwheat Grain. BUCKWHEAT HULLS: Same thing goes for Millet Pillows :)

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What is a Buckwheat Pillow

A new pillow may be one of the most challenging items to buy. Soft, firm, thick, thin, organic, or synthetic... the list goes and on and on, and the options can feel endless. It requires a great deal of research to ensure you get the right one! You want a pillow that will help you feel good, sleep well, and maybe even reduce neck pain. You want something that will support your head and feel comfortable when you lie on it. Though this is clear, it can be challenging to know what pillow will give you want you are looking for.   Many pillows may feel comfy, plush, and luxurious on the shelves of your local home goods store, but...

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