Many synthetic fiber, foam and feather pillows contain toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde, stabilizers, plasticizers, UV inhibitors, antifungal agents. Additionally, both synthetic and down pillows are full of dust mites and millions of fungal spores. Researchers at The University of Manchester have found millions of fungal spores in most pillows. Aspergillus fumigatus, the species most commonly found in the pillows, can cause many health issues including cancer.
What are Buckwheat Pillows?
A buckwheat hull pillow, commonly referred to as buckwheat pillow, is a pillow stuffed with the hulls of the buckwheat fruit which are the husks that protect the kernels. The husks are cleaned after the kernels have been removed and then placed inside of pillows.
Buckwheat hull pillows Health Benefits
Buckwheat Pillows Help relax tendons and muscles in your neck which helps you sleep in the correct posture.Your neck needs to be supported for you to maintain good posture during sleep. A buckwheat pillow is able to do that, because the buckwheat hulls do not compact while youre sleeping, so once you get into a comfortable position and your head and neck is molded into the pillow correctly, your head and neck will be kept in an ergonomic position.
Buckwheat Pillows Help Relieve Tension Headaches
The pressure in your neck can be the reason for headaches.When you lay your head on buckwheat pillows, the hulls adjust their position inside to better contour your head and neck. This is how buckwheat hull pillows offer support and comfort with fewer pressure points.