A Buckwheat Cervical Pillow Will Provide Versatile and Comfortable Support

A buckwheat cervical pillow sits in a chairWhat is a cervical pillow?

A cervical pillow assists neck positioning and posture, and it is often associated with pain relief. Ultimately, good posture helps to keep your neck in a neutral position, preventing any agitation of your muscles, nerves or discs.

A quick internet search of “cervical pillow” will reveal that products of this category come in many shapes and sizes.

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This type of cervical pillow is typically called a “contour pillow”

Contour vs Cylindrical Cervical Pillows

Some of the most popular types of cervical pillows are called “contour pillows.” These are typically made with molded foam filling and have a curved design that adapts to your head, neck and shoulders. Unfortunately contour pillows’ predefined geometric shape can be a disadvantage. The foam filling collapses and conforms to your head somewhat, but you cannot shape, fluff, or mold it to support a wide  variety of sleeping positions.

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A traditional cylindrical cervical pillow

A more traditional approach to cervical pillows is the simple cylindrical design (most are approximately 5×15″). These types of cervical pillows excel at aiding neck positioning and posture while being more versatile than a contour pillow. They’re called many different things: neck roll pillows, bolster pillows, yoga bolsters… All are similar in shape/size and can provide the same benefits.

Cylindrical cervical pillows are versatile and functional.

This design can provide comfort and support in many contexts beyond neck pain relief:

  • Bed Pillow — The cylindrical shape is favored by many for use as a bed pillow. Its smaller dimensions relative to traditional bed pillows make it well-suited for back sleepers and those smaller in stature. 
  • Extra Support — You can place a cervical pillow under or on top of your existing bed pillow to provide more loft. Reading in bed and watching movies is more enjoyable with a thicker, more substantial pillow under your head.
  • Under Arm Support for Side Sleepers – Similar to a body pillow, they can help to support the top side of your body and prevent it from rolling forward to your stomach.
  • Orthopedic Pillow — Cervical pillows are often used in conjunction with other pillow types to correct uncomfortable or pain-causing body postures. People commonly use them to support the head and neck, but they also elevate knees, ankles, or other parts of the body.
  • Travel Pillow — A cervical pillow is considerably smaller than traditional bed pillow. Therefore, they work well in both a car and an airplane (or even boat!). Wrap it around your neck and it will help to support your resting head. They’re much more comfortable than those u-shaped pillows sold at the airport!
  • Yoga Bolster — Under your neck, knees or back, a cervical pillow is great for use at the yoga studio.
  • Arm Rest — Support your arm while seated as you read or use your laptop.

Pillow filling: what works best?

Polyester fiberfill, sometimes referred to by the trademarked name, Poly-fil™ has a compressible and elastic nature makes it well-suited for use inside a pillow. It’s also very cheap. Unfortunately polyester fiberfill clumps and flattens out easily. For this reason, they require frequent readjustment or “fluffing.”

What’s more, it is manufactured using questionable chemicals that are a potential hazard to both the environment and our health.

There are many other types of pillow fillings to chose from, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Ultimately, we believe that buckwheat hulls are far superior to all other types of pillow filling. We’ve been selling traditionally sized buckwheat bed pillows for years. Thousands of happy customers can attest to the comfort that buckwheat hulls can provide.

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Magical buckwheat hull filling conforms to your head and neck.

What are buckwheat hulls?

Popular throughout Asia for centuries, buckwheat hulls are a proven pillow filling that provides better, more comfortable rest. Filled with thousands of tiny all-natural buckwheat hulls, a buckwheat cervical pillow will provide luxurious support for your body that simply can’t be matched by traditional pillows. Its unique malleable characteristics enable it to conform perfectly to the shape of your body, providing consistent, cool and comfortable support.

Typical pillows filled with soft, compressible filling types like polyester fiberfill or down can collapse under the weight of your body. As a result, these types of pillow filling lose their loft and become too thin. To make matters worse, traditional pillows can build up and retain your body heat. This will make them them uncomfortably warm. Fiddling with your pillow to find the “sweet spot” is inconvenient and uncomfortable.

Buckwheat hulls move and shift, but do not compress under pressure like soft pillow fillings. Each individual hull’s irregular edges allow it to grip its neighbors. All the hulls work together, enabling your buckwheat cervical pillow to hold a consistent shape that mimics the contour of your body. This eliminates stress and pressure points.

Completely relax on a buckwheat cervical pillow with consistently comfortable and cool support that works anywhere!

Incorporating a buckwheat cervical pillow into your daily routine can significantly enhance your overall comfort and well-being. Its buckwheat hull filling conforms to the natural contours of your neck and head, providing unparalleled support that helps alleviate pain and improve spinal alignment. Whether you use it at home, at the office, or while traveling, the consistent comfort and cooling properties will ensure you can enjoy relax wherever you are.