Organic Buckwheat Husk Body Pillow

Organic Buckwheat Husk Therapeutic Body Pillow
BuckwheatBamboo Fleece body pillow protectorPure EarthRecovery position - the body pillow is positioned between your arms and legs

Ideal if you are pregnant, suffer hip or joint pain, suffer with headaches or a sore neck, or have a child that needs support in bed.
This specially designed Pure Earth buckwheat therapeutic pillow provides mouldable, whole body natural support during pregnancy and for hip and back pain sufferers. It’s unique shape allows you to adjust the pillow to suit your whole body, supporting arms, shoulders, knees and hips.

  • Easily moulds into the ideal position to naturally support your body
  • Self adjustable - your muscles can relax, reducing pain and minimising stress on your body
  • Breatheable – warm in winter, cool in summer
  • Thermodynamic - buckwheat husks keep your head at a constant normal temperature while you sleep
  • Hypo-allergenic - allergy friendly
  • Long lasting and eco-friendly – with a life expectancy of up to 10 years, its one of the best value cervical pillows on the market. When you are finally ready for a new one you can discard your husks on the compost heap – this will happen long after other pillows have collapsed and worn out!

Made in New Zealand using clean high-quality Certified Organic Buckwheat Husks encased in 100% unbleached cotton.
Dimensions:  150cm x 30cm x 35cm,   Weight 4.9kg
 
Packaging:  Pillows come packaged in an additional natural outer casing that is sealed by a knot.  Remove this outer casing before use.
 
Care:  Buckwheat pillow casings are washable and the husks can be aired.  Please read the care label before use. We suggest using a pillow protector to extend the life of your buckwheat pillow.
 
When buying a Pure Earth Buckwheat Pillow and bamboo/fleece pillow protector together, use the code BUCKWHEAT5  at checkout to save $5
 
Keep reading for more Q&A on Buckwheat husk pillows below.

NZ$169.00

What are buckwheat husks and why do they work for a pillow?

Despite what it’s name suggests, buckwheat is actually a fruit related to rhubarb, not a type of wheat, cereal or grass. Grown inside the husk, buckwheat kernel or groats is a highly nutritious food, the dried fruit can be eaten whole or ground into flour.

Buckwheat husks are the shells that protect the buckwheat kernel from various elements of nature. These husks are cleaned with air and sifted to remove debris and dust so they can be used as pillow fill. The slightly curved shape of the husk segments tend to interlock together when used in the thousands as a pillow fill, enabling them to hold their shape without collapsing or bouncing back like other fills such as polyester, foam, or feathers do.

Why is a buckwheat husk body pillows ideal for support while pregnant or suffering with back and or shoulder pain?

If you sleep on your side in the 'recovery' position, place your buckwheat body pillow between your legs and arms to fully support your shoulders and hips. The organic buckwheat husks within the pillow will naturally move to the height that best suits your body.

This buckwheat body pillow is also ideal for elderly people or those suffering with joint pain as it keeps the body in straight alignment, and offers support to all major joints and limbs.

Note:  Body pillows with a synthetic fill compress over time, offering little or reducing support. This causes the neck muscles to contract and relax and move throughout the night which causes muscle tension, leading to neck & shoulder pain and headaches.  Also synthetic pillows have been known to release chemical gases whilst sleeping. Organic buckwheat if a far superior fill for a body pillow if you are after natural, continued support.

Pregnant ladies please note: If you are intending to use this body pillow for support while pregnant, once your baby is born you can use it to rest your baby on while feeding, or as a support on the floor for baby’s body to be propped up against, if positioned safely, so they are cradled within the pillow and don’t roll out.

So, a buckwheat husk pillow has natural therapeutic properties, unlike other pillows.  It can relieve pain by allowing the neck and spine to be fully supported all night. The moveable husks make it easy to change the position of support under your neck, by altering the amount where needed. As you move, the husks shift naturally with your own head and neck movements, giving you continued support. Less pain means better sleep, which means better overall health.

We also stock a Bamboo Fleece body pillow protector to cover this natural body pillow. The pillow surround is made of 100% unbleached cotton.

TESTIMONIAL: Since using the buckwheat body pillow that I got from NSS, I have been sleeping more soundly through the night and waking up with my body feeling refreshed, vital and fluid. The feeling of full support during sleep, fully allowing my muscles to relax and heal, has made me a happier woman and that has trickled down to my family and my practice. Thank you so much!
Dr. Aimee Davis,Chiropractor

 

How do Buckwheat Husk Pillows help neck pain and muscle tension?

When sleeping on a buckwheat husk pillow, all the muscles and tendons are relaxed and in their preferred position of proper cervical curve (normal cervical lordosis). The interlocking of buckwheat husks support the entire head and neck area uniformly. With foam and polyester pillows (even those designed to be 'cervical' pillows) there are always areas of the pillow that are more compressed than other areas, which forces your muscles to fight back against the pressures. When you relax the shoulder and neck muscles during sleep, it lets the nerves relax and heal from the daily irritation of head, back and arm movements. Buckwheat husk pillows can be customized by adding or removing buckwheat husks to provide the perfect level of support for your own body. Adding or removing husks gives us the ability to adjust the quantity of pillow filling to meet your exact requirements. Please contact us if you would like to add more husks to your pillow.

How do Pure Earth Buckwheat Husk Pillows help relieve headaches?

The Pure Earth buckwheat husk pillow tends to lower blood pressure, which is a major cause of stress related headaches.  Because your neck is better supported, the muscles are not in a constant state of contraction, and are not having to work through the night. Your head is also in a better position to alter the angle of the throat which improves airflow. So because your muscles are relaxed, and receiving better oxygen, your blood pressure is lowered and stress is relieved.

Can I use a Buckwheat Husk Pillow on a Waterbed?
Buckwheat husk pillows work great on waterbeds. They provide a similar type of shaping to your body that the waterbed does. The light airy husks keep your head from overheating from the heated waterbed.

Does a Buckwheat Husk Pillow ever get Bugs/Mites/Fungus?

The husks are what provide the natural protection to the buckwheat kernel from natures invading organisms, and since they are a fibre, they are not nutritive. It is unheard of for any of our pillows in regular use to ever get any infestation.

Any natural pillows kept in storage for long periods of time that are not in use may provide a habitat for any number of organisms, therefore if you are going to store a pillow for long periods of time it is recommended to keep the pillow in a freezer at least for one day per month as a preventive measure, especially if you live in a hot and humid environment. Alternatively, you may use a vacuum pack sealing system. This is preferable to adding chemical agents to the pillow.

We believe that people should not be exposed to chemicals when they are sleeping. Most synthetic fibres like polyester, foam and feather pillows have formaldehyde, UV inhibitors, anti-fungal agents, stabilizers, plasticizer, etc. added. There are no chemical additives used in the growing of husks for our pillows, and the only cleaning agent used is air.

 

Buckwheat husk pillows seem noisy, will that affect my sleep?

Some people are concerned about the noise a buckwheat husk pillow makes however, once you get used to the pillow your brain overrides the noise due to the comfort level of the pillow and the fact that you are able to fall into a deeper, more settled sleep. Many report not being able to sleep without the soft crunch of the husks under them after sleeping on them for a night or two.

Used in conjunction with the Pure Earth Bamboo Fleece Pillow Protector, the noise is automatically reduced and comfort level increased.

How do Pure Earth Buckwheat Husk Pillows help reduce snoring?

The Pure Earth buckwheat husk pillow can reduce or eliminate snoring in about half of users. The people who are not helped through using a buckwheat pillow may have more serious problems, such as sleep apnoea, and are strongly urged to see a qualified health professional as soon as possible.

How do Pure Earth Buckwheat Husk Pillows help TMJ (Temporal Mandibular Joint) problems?
The more relaxed the neck and shoulder muscles, the easier it is for the smaller jaw and facial muscles to function properly.

How do Pure Earth Buckwheat Husk Pillows help sleeplessness?

When you lie on a Pure Earth buckwheat husk pillow and let your muscles relax, you tend to fall asleep faster. Many people say that they wake up in the same position they fell asleep in and didn't move all night. You may even find that you wake up more refreshed and alert. There is some speculation, however not tested or confirmed, that resting your head on natural buckwheat husk pillows will induce more lucid dreaming while using the pillow.

The pillow will conform to the contour of your neck as you move around during the night, providing continual support. The pillow is also good for people who never use any pillows because most pillows provide too much support lifting your head too far off the bed, but the Pure Earth Buckwheat husk pillows let your head rest close to the bed.

How Long Does a Buckwheat Husk Pillow Last? Do the Husks Wear out or Crumble?

Pure Earth Buckwheat Husk Pillows should last about 10 years or even longer depending on how you care for your pillow.

The husks do not break down or wear out, but they do become polished with use. As the natural texture of the husks become polished the pillows actually work better than new because the husks move and conform to your contours easily. If you ever do need additional husks, they are available for a nominal charge.

How can I increase the life span of my Buckwheat Husk Pillow?
We recommend using a Pure Earth Bamboo Fleece pillow protector to help protect your pillow from any moisture and hair oil. Ideally put your pillow out in the sun at least once a month to air out and freshen up.

I’ve heard about Heating or Cooling Buckwheat Husk Pillows, is that helpful?
Please note: These pillows are not wheat bags, their primary purpose is for sleeping and not as a heat/cold pack.
Refrigerating or freezing buckwheat pillows is certainly alright. Cold therapy can sometimes be useful for the reduction of swelling and can relieve pain.
Heating the pillows is possible but we do not recommend it because it can reduce the moisture content of the husks and is potentially unsafe. We suggest extreme caution if you ever plan on heating any natural grain pillow.

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