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All Hail, Buckwheat Pillows!

Would you be open to having some real talk for a moment? When is the last time that you though about a piece of comfort that you have become accustomed to having, cuddling, and leaning on? When is the last time that you thought about your pillow?

Let’s start with the more palatable part of the conversation – some simple ergonomics. You rely on our pillows to keep alignment in our spine while  you sleep at night (or during the day, if you’re lucky enough to get to nap). It can be the difference between waking up rested or waking up feeling miserable.

It can be heard to tell when it is time to get a new pillow so, here are some simple tests for you. One of the easiest ways to tell if it is time to get a new pillow is to fold it in half. If it springs back to normal, then you’re good. If it stays collapsed or takes a while to re-open, you definitely are going to need to replace it. Do you remember where your pillow came from? If not, it’s definitely time to replace. How does your neck feel when you wake up? Are you feeling stiff or sore? How do your sinuses feel when you wake up? Are you stuffy, scratchy, wheezy, or sniffly? It could be your pillow.

Speaking of which, did you know that after 2 years of owning a traditional pillow that it can double in weight from mold, fungus, and dust mites? As a matter of fact, after only one year of owning a pillow, 10 – 15% of your pillows weight can be attributed to mold and dust mites (we won’t even talk about what the mites are leaving behind – yuck!) Washing your pillow once a week in hot water is a temporary solution to prolong dust mite-free factor but even pillow cases can’t help for the long haul. Pillow cases are only a band aid on a much larger problem.

There’s no need to fret, though! There is an answer! Enter, Buckwheat Pillows!

There are so many benefits to having a buckwheat pillow that it almost seems like a no-brainer to make the switch – even if it is just one pillow at a time!

People that have made the switch to buckwheat pillows have said that they sleep better because of the way that the pillows shape to your needs when you move at night. They say that they smell better, they stay cooler, and, OH YEAH! they are naturally dust mite resistant!

When I add up all of those things, they sound like a much better night of sleep to me. For more info, check out this companion article Traditional Pillows Vs. Buckwheat Pillows – 18 Reasons To Switch.

Then, come on in, give us a call, or check out our organic cotton pillowcases, organic buckwheat hulls, and prefabricated organic buckwheat pillows. I’m sure that making the switch would not be a decision that you would regret!

Rest well to be well!

Peace

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