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124 Reviews Mentioning: pain

Can a pillow cause pain? Yes, a pillow influences your sleeping position, and an improper sleeping position can cause strain and pain in your neck, back or shoulders. Conversely, choosing the right pillow can result in pain relief. Below are Hullo pillow reviews which mention pain.

Stephanie
Arvada, CO

Love Hullo

I’m very happy with my pillow! I no longer have to wake up if I want to change sleeping positions and find my other pillow to adjust from back sleeping to side sleeping. I just fluff my hullo and go right back to sleep.

I feel like I get more sleep now, and my shoulders, back, and neck don’t feel sore in the morning.

This is a great product and I’m truly grateful for its invention!

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

September 16, 2022

Ken
Durango, IA

Glad I Finally Got Around to Trying It

I have heard about buckwheat pillows for years but had never tried one until now. Last night was the 4th night of sleeping with my new Hullo Buckwheat pillow. I really like it. It takes a little getting used to, but I know I’m falling asleep faster, tossing and turning much less, sleeping better, and I’m not waking up with the usual pain in my neck that I’ve had for a long time, so I think I’ve found my pillow for life. I can’t say that it is significantly cooler to sleep on than other so-called “cooling” pillows I’ve tried, but with the right pillow case on it it’s not as hot as some others I’ve tried. I removed some of the buckwheat hulls from it so that it isn’t quite as full as it was when it arrived and I think that made it even better.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

August 7, 2022

Atty
Santa Barbara, CA

Helpful, but not Super Soft and Comfy

The product gets 5 stars for meeting expectations. The pillow is exactly as explained. I have cervical stenosis and arthritis and nothing will remove the discomfort. Still, the texture from the hulls places my head at a perfect height to let me sleep comfortably on my back. I tend to sleep on my side, and so the edges provide less support than I want, or need. When I turn, I wonder if the crunchy sound might wake my spouse—he says it does not. And if I’m sound asleep, it doesn’t bother me either. I also think the hulls allow a definite cooling, which is great. I miss the softness of hypoallergenic polyester, but not the plastic, and certainly not the head-in-a-hole feeling. The Hullo pillow does what it says. And the smell is very very very faint and pleasant.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

July 31, 2022

Tess
Tacoma, WA

Different but Better

After switching to a Hullo pillow earlier this year, I can’t imagine ever going back to a feather pillow again. I’m no longer woken up with a sore shoulder or having to get out of bed in the morning with a stiff neck. The filling makes these pillows super adjustable. It took a couple nights to get used to it but now my partner and I love these!

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

May 30, 2022

Pam
Everett, WA

Pillow is Terrible

I got a recommendation from a patient for this pillow, but after the first night, it caused extreme head, neck, and shoulder pain! It was as hard as a rock. And it was also very loud every time you move to change positions to try to get comfortable with it. It is definitely not the pillow for us to sell to our patients when it causes extreme pain. The return policy is very misleading since the company gives you 60 days to return the pillow for a full refund, but when you ask to return the pillow they email you and ask you not to because of the impact on the environment. The pillow and the box weigh almost 15 lbs which will cost over $50 to ship back, and I will pay that to get the remaining refund. Companies that are misleading in the verbiage on their websites, or do not disclose that they do not pay for shipping on a return, and just leave out the information that your refund is minus your return shipping costs, is not a company my healthcare facility will do business with. The www.hullopillow.com website on returns is misleading.

Note from Hullo: We try to be clear with our return policy, which states return shipping is the responsibility of the customer. Return shipping cost depends on the carrier/service, but typically is nowhere near $50 for one pillow via standard ground shipping. As a small business, we do our best to balance value to our customers with operating expenses and our ecological footprint.

April 1, 2022

Alex
Minneapolis, MN

So Good!

I was admittedly very skeptical about the Hullo pillow and didn’t even throw away the box, thinking I’d return it. I kid you not, after night one, I woke out without any neck/jaw pain for the first time in YEARS. I was absolutely shocked and cannot say enough good things about the pillow. I ended up buying a second for my mom and she loves hers, too.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

March 20, 2022

Bill Meier
Duluth, MN

Great Product!

Skeptical at first. All of my life I have preferred super soft goose downy pillows. I ended up with a Hulo pillow and did not think I would like it at all. It seemed way to firm and noisy for my pillow tastes. I threw it on my bed with the rest of my tried and true super soft pillows. I figured that it might act as a foundation. Slowly but surely I ended up pushing the old pillows aside for the Hulo pillow. Much to my surprise, I now prefer the buckwheat hulls over goose down. Although firmer, the hullo pillow has just the right amount of give while supporting my head and neck positions. Gone are the sore necks, kinks and pinched nerves. Thanks Hullo for a great product!!!

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

February 9, 2022

Adam
Scranton, PA

Goodbye Stiff Neck

I was waking up with a stiff neck more and more. Did lots of research and settled on the Hullo. Glad I did. It’s supportive but also incredibly comfortable. I also love the weight.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

January 18, 2022

Ricardo
Los Angeles, CA

Life Changer!

I had been racked w/ neck and back pain for over a year. Much of my pain was due to bad work space ergonomics, but also I came to realize that my sleeping arrangement was also a problem. After reading/ researching all of the side-sleep pillows I settled on the Hullo, as I cannot abide by foam pillows so Hullo was a natural choice (pun intended). After less than a month my neck pain had completely disappeared. Literally overnight. I cannot recommend the pillow enough. I took out about 20% of the hulls, only so our pillow cases could accommodate. I made a cat bed out of the excess. I think they’re sleeping better as well!

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

November 21, 2021

Angelika
New York, NY

Not As Great As Expected

I’ve had my hullo pillow for almost three months now. After reading so many rave reviews I had high expectations but I can’t say it resolved my neck pain and tightness and it’s not the most comfy pillow I’ve ever had but then that’s perhaps not what one should expect from a buckwheat pillow. But it didn’t make my neck pain worse either and while it feels rather hard, overall I still sleep better on it than on a regular, small or a memory foam pillow made especially to support the neck. I like the size of the pillow but find the filling quite voluminous and will experiment next with removing some of the buckwheat content to see if that makes it feel better. I thought about returning it and think it’s great that the company offers that option but I’ve decided to keep it.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

October 12, 2021

Dorothy Mitchell
Pinellas Park, FL

Didn’t Do Much Good for Me

I waited too long before I tried the pillow, so I’m too late to request a refund. My bad. I tried it every night for 3 weeks. During that time I did adjust the buckwheat content level a few times trying to achieve a better outcome. But, I developed some neck & shoulder pain. I had to stop using the pillow and my neck & shoulder pain have lessened. Just not for me.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

September 28, 2021

J.P. Dawson
East Rochester, NY

Wonderful Pillow!

I am so happy with this purchase that I brought one for a gift for my son!  I have enjoyed this pillow since the first night; it really does stay cool.  Having a pillow that is nice and firm is wonderful. Just like the description says, you put your head on it and it forms to your head and neck.  I started shopping for a new pillow because I was waking up almost every morning with a headache, since getting the Hullo the headaches have almost disappeared.  It is well worth the extra money to have a great purchase.  My son is also enjoying his and no longer has to flip to the cool side.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

July 6, 2021

Cheryl
Mankato, MN

The Perfect Pillow

I love, love, love my Hullo pillow that I have been sleeping on for two months. My cranial bones located in my occipital area have been tender for many years. This pillow cradles my head perfectly. One might think that the hard buckwheat hulls would be uncomfortable however it’s quite the opposite. At first the pillows seemed a bit full for my liking but, the pillow has a nice zipper and I was able to remove 4 cups of hulls and that seemed to work well for me. I highly recommend this pillow and if you are unsure because of the cost it is completely worth it and comes with a money back guarantee. I also love that it is a Minnesota company, made an America:) Thank you Hullo.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

June 3, 2021

Noel
Las Vegas, NV

Love It!

I had neck pain with my original pillow and at times I would get headaches. I order Buckwheat Pillow a few days after Christmas and for the last 4 months I had no check pain or headaches. I does take a few days to get the pillow just the way to want it but it worth it.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

April 19, 2021

Thomas
TX

Very Happy, Sleeping Better

I was suffering from neck and back pain. A friend referred me to the Hullo pillow and I am happy they did. Sleeping much better!

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

March 23, 2021

HL
Atlanta

Migraines & Hot Flashes

I’ve desperately been looking for a pillow that will help me stay cool at night as I go through the life stages of menopause. I’ve purchased very high end pillow cases and pillows claiming to help you stay cool, to no avail. I found this pillow on Amazon, read the reviews and thought well I’ve come this far why not try something different. I’ve slept on it for a few nights, figured out how to get the right “squish” and it’s FANTASTIC! No sweaty head and wet hair! Say HELLO to HULLO! It’s worth every penny! I suffer from migraines as well and hope that this will be a game changer god forbid I have another migraine attack.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

November 24, 2020

Jessica
Madison, WI

Pleasant Experience

I have tried several pillows over the last few years – all with mixed results.  My head and neck get quite warm when sleeping and regular pillows trap heat exceptionally well, unfortunately.  I’ve tried cooling pillows, but those only work so long.  Heard about Hullo pillow on a podcast for several weeks in a row, so did a little investigating and eventually bought the small one – hoping to keep from having to share with my cats (they just ended up either pushing my head off most of the pillow or sleeping on my face).  It seems unsubstantial until you put force on it, then it becomes quite firm, which I rather liked. Molds very easily to shape of your head or face.  Does get a little bit warm and retains some heat, but not enough to make it necessary to flip the pillow halfway through the night.  It is rather comfortable to sleep on, though on occasion I do wake up with neck pain, so I’m debating taking some of the hulls out to see if that eliminates that as the pillow can feel a little raised.

My husband “borrowed” my pillow for a nap the other day and now is threatening to steal mine or buy his own.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

November 8, 2020

Jeannette
Chattanooga, TN

Just What My Chiro Ordered!

My chiro had me sleeping on a stack of pillows for my lower back pain which was not something I looked forward to each night! So I set out to find the firmest pillow made as my chiro told me I had to find a pillow that did not give at all to keep my spine aligned in a neutral position. After reading the reviews for the Hullo, I took a chance and it has been the best pillow for me. Even my chiro and my physical therapist have given their approval. I sleep so well on my Hullo and wake up pain free. I look forward to laying my head down each night. Thank you for this wonderful product!

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

October 24, 2020

Hannah Lambach
Lynchburg, VA

Best Purchase I Have Ever Made

This has revolutionized my sleep. I used to wake up with constant cricks in my neck and would frequently have headaches because of tension in my neck. This has all but eradicated that. I sleep more comfortable now than ever, I rarely wake up with a tense neck, and I feel like I don’t wake up as often at night. I’m never going back to a conventional pillow; Hullo’s got my heart.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

October 20, 2020

Sue
Fairton, NJ

Best Pillow Ever

This is not my first buckwheat pillow but my first Hullo pillow. I had a buckwheat pillow years ago. Hullo’s website was easy to use. My pillow was money well spent. I have neck problems and the buckwheat pillow can be shaped to fit my neck. Best sleep that I have had in a long time thanks to my Hullo buckwheat pillow.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

September 24, 2020

Gail Siderio
Lancaster, PA

Relief at Last!

I have had neck problems for years. With the combo of PT and your pillow, I feel great. This is the best pillow I ever owned. It does take a little getting used to. I had to take out some of the buckwheat hulls to make it perfect for me.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

September 23, 2020

Sam
Philadelphia, PA

Flexible

Love that I can push the hulls around and reshape the pillow for different sleep positions. This has been a great help for neck pain. I want to buy a larger size next.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

September 16, 2020

Paula Burnett
Doylestown, PA

No More Neck Pain!!!

Had horrible neck pain for years. This pillow is the ONLY pillow that allows me to sleep soundly and uninterrupted. I love your pillow. ❤❤❤

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

September 2, 2020

Shirley
Los Angeles, CA

Flat and Uncomfortable

I was very excited to receive my standard Hullo pillow. The first thing I noticed is that it feels under filled. To fully support my neck and head, I have to move all the hulls to one side, leaving the other side barely filled. As soon as I put my head down, the hulls shift and the pillow goes flat. I haven’t found the hulls to maintain their position at all. Maybe it was supposed to come with more hulls? After sleeping on this pillow for a few nights, my neck was extremely sore and I couldn’t even turn my head or lift my arms. I stopped using it completely after a week because the pain just kept getting worse but never got around to returning it. Save your money.

August 15, 2020