There are many Asian countries that have been using buckwheat pillows for years. However, it wasn’t until the early 1990’s that people from the west started understanding the benefits of these pillows. Most physicians suggest that people who suffer from insomnia, migraines, snoring and menopausal night sweats use buckwheat pillows.
Most people believe that buckwheat is a grain when actually it is a fruit. Usually all buckwheat pillows are stuffed with hulls of the fruit that is used to protect the kernel. Before the hull is placed into the pillowslip they are roasted to remove the dust from the hulls.
Buckwheat is an inexpensive natural resource and is preferred over petroleum based foam that is used in modern day pillows. They provide excellent support to your neck, head and the back because the hulls can easily contour to the shape of your neck and body. Another important benefit of using these pillows is that they provide natural air circulation between the hulls that helps in attaining ideal temperature.
Buckwheat pillows are so comfortable that is not difficult to find yoga students using these pillows. The popularity of these pillows can be gauged from the fact that many swanky hotels are offering these pillows to their guest.
Today, there are many varieties of buckwheat pillows that are available in the market. Apart from standard pillows, you can also find fill-size buckwheat pillows. You can get neck-rolls, eye pillows, wrist rests and travel pillows that are made using buckwheat. You can also find tubular buckwheat pillows that you can use while you work or drive. Some manufacturers also add herbs in their buckwheat pillows that can be used by people who are looking for aromatherapy pillows.
If you are allergic to buckwheat pillows it could be because of the dust present in the pillows. To avoid this problem, it is important that you use good quality buckwheat pillows. Try to buy pillows that contain hull that are roasted and not vacuumed. When hull is not roasted they usually leave dust that can cause allergies.
If you take care of your buckwheat pillows they can last up to 10 years. Make sure you wash the outside cotton but don’t wash the pillows. Instead, place the pillows in direct sunlight at least 4 times a year to avoid allergies.
When you use ergonomic pillows, it minimizes the pressure on the body by keeping the spine in a neutral position. When people don’t maintain neutral position, they can face problems in their neck and lower back. At times, people may not be able to walk because of the pain in the neck and back. When you use ergonomic pillow, this problem can be avoided.
There are several varieties of ergonomic pillows that are available in the market. The pillow you buy will depend on your need and budget. For instance, if you have to deal with a special problem or a special situation, you may have to buy a pillow that solves your problem or meets your needs. Pregnant women will need special pillows that support their back and the belly. People who travel frequently will need small ergonomic pillows that support their back and their neck. Some people who have pain in their neck may enjoy using small ergonomic pillows when taking a bath.
There are many models of ergonomic pillows available in the market and it is important that you know the intended use of the pillow before you buy it. Only when you identify the use of the pillows, will you be able to buy the right ergonomic pillow.