Finding the right pillow to provide you with a comfortable and restful night's sleep can be pretty challenging. Not only do most people want a pillow that conforms to their head and neck to help keep their body aligned, but they also want one that does not have a chemical smell that can disrupt their sleep or cause an allergic reaction. Buckwheat pillows have been gaining popularity due to the fact that these organic pillows offer some major advantages. 

Buckwheat pillows are eco-friendly organic pillows. They are made from buckwheat hulls from buckwheat that was mostly organically grown, so the hulls don't contain any chemicals or pesticides. In addition, many of the manufacturers of these pillows also use cotton casings from organically grown cotton. So buckwheat pillows are natural and mostly chemical-free, unlike foam pillows that are made using chemicals and heavy environmental pollutants. In addition, those foam pillows are difficult to dispose of without posing more risk to the environment. 

Many buckwheat pillows are designed so that you can add or take out some of the buckwheat hulls to make your pillow as thin or as thick as you need to get a comfortable night's sleep. In addition, the hulls themselves are easy to shift within the pillow so that if you want to make one area thicker than the other, it is easy to do. With most foam materials, adjusting the pillow simply is not possible. 

Do keep in mind that not all buckwheat organic pillows are designed so that you can add or remove hulls from them, so if this is what you are looking for, make sure that the pillow offers you that option. 

Durable and Long Lasting
A well-made buckwheat pillow can last ten years or even longer with proper care. Even once the hulls start breaking down, you can add more hulls to make your pillow last several more years. While foam pillows can also last a long time, once the foam starts breaking down, the pillow is no longer as comfortable as it once was, and there is no way to return it to original plumpness or comfort level. 

Hypo-Allergenic and Dust Mite Resistant
Since organic pillows contain no chemicals and are made from all-natural materials, they tend to be more hypo-allergenic than foam or polyester filled pillows. In addition, they are dust mite resistant, so you shouldn't worry about the infestation of these small, hard-to-see creatures.

On the other hand, many people are allergic to the chemicals used in the manufacturing of foam pillow, and some patients with respiratory problems find the fumes of such pillows can exacerbate any breathing difficulties they do have. The fumes for these pillows can be especially bad for people who suffer from asthma. 

Provides A Cooler Night's Sleep
For those people who tend to sleep hot and wake up due to excess sweating during the night, foam pillows that tend to hold heat only make the problem of excess sweating worse. Buckwheat pillows, on the other hand, use buckwheat hulls that have slightly cupped centers, which allow more airflow through the entire pillow allowing you to sleep cooler since no heat builds up in the pillow material itself. Less sweating means a better night's sleep for anyone who tends to sleep hot. By sleeping cooler, you will rest better and will wake up feeling far more refreshed.

Improved Sleep Posture
Many people who use buckwheat pillows state that they provide the right support for their head and neck, helping to improve their sleep posture by keeping their neck, head, and shoulders in the proper alignment with their spine. Having improved sleep posture helps people sleep longer and more comfortably while helping to reduce snoring and keeping your airways open so you can take in better air without your breathing being obstructed. 

Although there is little doubt that organic pillows have many advantages, they do have some drawbacks as well.
Unlike feather pillows, buckwheat pillows cannot be washed in a washer machine since the buckwheat hulls would become waterlogged and break apart. They also tend to be somewhat noisy at first, and it takes some people a little while to get used to the sound when they are adjusting the pillow before sleep. 

In addition, buckwheat and organic pillows can be somewhat heavy since some of these pillows weight up to 12 pounds, so they are not the kind of pillow you want to use for pillow fighting. 

Despite the fact that buckwheat pillows have a few drawbacks, it is clear that their advantages far outweigh the disadvantages.

And for those of us who are longing for a more comfortable uninterrupted night's sleep, a buckwheat pillow seems to be the most logical choice. 

Author's Bio: 

Hannah Edmonds is a creative and enthusiastic freelance writer who has been loving this gig for 8 years now. Her personal mission is to encourage a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life experience for people through her writing, and this is her true passion. She is very adept at details, produces only first-rate work, and avoids fluff as well as redundancy. Hannah's goal is for people to grow their knowledge so they can keep evolving and growing. She has gained a lot of experience and has honed her craft through several years of work with different websites and blogs. Aside from writing, Hannah absolutely loves to travel, read, and loves anything that pertains to sports.