How to use a Buckwheat Pillow

Using a buckwheat pillow is a bit different than any other pillow types you might have slept with.




We fill all of our buckwheat hull pillowsmillet pillows as well as meditation pillows, very generously, so most likely you will have to remove some hulls so your head, neck and spine are aligned properly to get the full benefits out of our pillows.

Removing or adding hulls is easy...

Use a cup or glass to remove hulls. You can store the removed hulls in any container you have handy, or a plastic bag etc. There is no real requirement.

How to adjust Buckwheat Husk Pillow Filling - PineTales
Millet and also Buckwheat Pillows ARE firm. Our super soft designer pillowcases add the comfort and softness most other natural pillows are lacking.
Firmness Levels of Different Pillow Types
Proper spinal/head/neck alignment is the key to a healthier sleep.

The best pillow can't do it's magic if your mattress is poorly constructed. If your body is not aligned properly, you will have tension and neck pain. So it's important that you take the time to adjust the pillow to your body and posture.
A general Rule in adjusting your pillow is the firmer your mattress, the higher your pillows needs to be. The softer your mattress the lower your pillow needs to be.
So if your mattress is super soft, you'll likely have to remove a bunch of hulls from your pillow to achieve a proper sleeping position.
Other factors that play a role in how high or low your pillow has to be, are your shoulder width, and size of your head.
How to set up your PineTales Buckwheat Pillow
It is important that your give you body at least 10 days to adjust to the new pillow. This is the same principal as with buying a new mattress.
To achieve the best body alignment as a side sleeper, we recommend using a knee pillow too support your hips and knees and a neck roll pillow or any other compact size pillow to support your shoulders/arms.