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3 Reasons You Need a Buckwheat Pillow

Today we are sharing with you 3 reasons why you need a PineTales Buckwheat Pillow. If you’re a hot sleeper, then this pillow is for you.

3 Reasons You Need a Buckwheat Pillow

I received the PineTales Buckwheat Pillow in order to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and may differ from yours. This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more info.

3 Reasons Why You Need a PineTales Buckwheat Pillow

This PineTales Buckwheat Pillow is available in a standard sized pillow as well as the Japanese size, which I received. At 14 x 20 inches, the Japanese size is smaller which is perfect for me because I don’t move much during the night anyway. 

In case you’ve never heard of a buckwheat pillow, then today you will learn all about them and why you need one.

zen chi buckwheat pillow

What are Buckwheat Hulls

Buckwheat Hulls are the outer shell of the buckwheat grain. When the buckwheat seeds are milled, the shells are removed. Buckwheat Hulls make good pillow stuffing.

When I first opened up the pillow to look at them, my husband commented that they looked like pinecone shells. When I first took it out of the box, I thought it felt kind of heavy which surprised me because of they have a light and airy feeling to them.

original buckwheat pillow

The hulls are odor and pesticide free and are grown in the USA the majority of the time. If they are in high demand, they may be shipped in from Canada. 

The Buckwheat Pillow is Adjustable

How many pillows do you own that you can remove some of the stuffing and make it comfortable to your liking? Before I received the PineTales pillow, I didn’t own any. My pillows were all just regular pillows that are either too high or too flat. 

The Buckwheat Pillow is filled with the buckwheat hulls that can be removed to make it the perfect height for sleeping. They are inside of a second pillowcase. The more hulls you remove, the softer the pillow will be and more moldable it becomes. You can store the hulls you remove in a Ziploc baggie in case you need to readjust it.

Included with the pillow is a reference sheet that shows how your body should be aligned whether you are a side sleeper or back sleeper. The Buckwheat pillow is not recommended for stomach sleepers. 

how to use buckwheat pillow

The pillow in itself is not washable but both pillowcases have state of the art Japanese YKK zippers and are removable. The outer pillowcase is a designer bamboo case and there is no need for an additional pillowcase. 

Repels Heat

I am a hot sleeper (no matter what the air is set at, lol!) Since they don’t retain heat, and are so lightweight, the air circulates around them to repel heat and keep your head cool.

buckwheat pillow bed bath and beyond

They are also organic and gluten free. So it’s great for people with allergies. 

It’s Not Only for Sleeping on

When you think of a pillow, normally you think of sleeping on it. However, I found it to be the perfect size to place between my knees for support. A standard pillow is too big and uncomfortable but the Japanese size Buckwheat Pillow is just the size.

pillow for knee support 

The pillow also comes with a 10 year warranty! Any pillow I’ve ever owned has been replaced in about a year’s time. They usually aren’t fluffable (is that even a word?) anymore and are so uncomfortable that they’re garbage. 

Bonus Reason Why You Need a Buckwheat Pillow

It’s dog approved! We’ve had many dogs over and Harley is the first one that ever laid her head down on a pillow and went to sleep. 😊 That can only mean one thing….it’s very comfortable.

dog sleeping on pillow

Where to Purchase

You can purchase the PineTales Buckwheat Pillow on their website or on Amazon. Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. It’s makes the perfect gift under the tree this holiday.

pillow filled buckwheat hulls

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3 Reasons You Need a pinetales Pillow