Hullo Buckwheat Pillows- The Best Pillow for Side Sleepers
Even when I’m exhausted, I’m not one of those lucky folks who can sleep on anything, anywhere. I’m a light sleeper, always have been and am unfortunately, very picky when it comes to pillows and bedding. I genuinely wish I weren’t but without the right pillows and bed, I just can’t get a good night’s rest.
In researching the latest types of pillows and beds to come to market in the last couple of years, I recently came across Hullo Buckwheat Pillows. Years ago in college, I tried a product called Sobakawa pillows which were also made of buckwheat but had a completely different feel to these Hullo pillows. I found the Sobakawa pillows too firm. Over the past few years, I’ve tried (no kidding) over a dozen types of pillows. If you can find it online, I’ve probably tried it. Some were fine, many were terrible and so my search for the perfect pillow continued.
The Hullo Buckwheat Pillows are unlike any other pillow I’ve ever encountered. If you are suffering from frequent tension headaches, neck and shoulder aches or generally not great sleep (obviously you should make sure all these symptoms are not caused by other serious health conditions), I strongly suggest you give these buckwheat pillows a try. I am a side sleeper most of the night and have had a hard time finding pillows that continue to support proper alignment of my shoulder, neck and head.
These buckwheat pillows are the first I’ve slept on that do not flatten throughout the night and maintain their shape 100%. Make no mistake about it- they are firm so if you are searching for soft , these are not for you. In fact, when you open the pillow case and see the actual buckwheat husks and touch them, you might wonder how on earth you’re going to sleep on those hard little kernels (at least I did). One of the main aspects of this buckwheat pillow is that they are completely malleable to your individual taste and needs. Basically, to get the most of these pillows, you must first understand how to use them.
They require you to rest your head in your usual favorite sleeping position, use your hands to push the buckwheat around, try again and repeat until you find that perfect a-ha position where the pillow cradles your head, neck and shoulders. And you will find it. When you find that perfect position, you will feel it immediately. If this process sounds like a bit of work, well, it is but the results are more than worth it. It’s not as if you can just forget many sleepless nights stacking and unstacking other pillows, punching them, fluffing them, all in hopes of finding that comfortable spot. So really, this is not different except that the makers of Hullo Buckwheat Pillows tell you straight out beforehand that you must make this into the perfect pillow only for you.
What’s amazing about this pillow is that I was convinced it would start giving way to the weight of my head throughout the night, like every other pillow before, but it did not. It remains firm no matter how long you stay asleep on it. I’ve had some of the best nights of sleep on these Hullow Buckwheat pillows in years.
Hullo’s claim of keeping you cool throughout the night rings true as well. Something in the distribution of the buckwheat husks allows for air to circulate under and around your head and neck so heat does not accumulate, which is fantastic for hot summer months or for those of you who live in tropical climates.
For all of you animal lovers, you’ll be thrilled to know these buckwheat pillows are completely animal-free products. The Hullo Buckwheat Pillows come in small, standard and king sizes and are projected to last years. Once you begin to feel the husks flatten, you can purchase just the buckwheat husk refill and fill to exactly your specific level of comfort.