How To Choose Your First Buckwheat Pillow

Posted by on July 2, 2021 in Lifestyle and Fashion with 0 Comments

Choosing your first buckwheat pillow may not seem like an urgent task at first glance. But, as you’ve made the decision to buy this kind of pillow, why not go all the way and take some time to really think about certain considerations that involve the buying process? As there are different sizes, brands, and ratings for buckwheat pillows, it’s not as simple as pointing out something that you like. There are several things that you need to consider first, especially if it’s your first time buying a buckwheat pillow.

Buckwheat Pillows 101

Also called sobakawa pillows, buckwheat pillows originally came from Japan. Although not as wide-ranging as other common types of pillows such as down, latex, or memory foam, buckwheat pillows are said to be beneficial in providing comfort, head and neck support, firmness, and pain relief.

As promising as their benefits may sound, not all buckwheat pillows are created equal. That’s why it’s important that you educate yourself when it comes to choosing your first buckwheat pillow. As this pillow is somewhat more expensive than other regular pillows in the market, it can be considered as an investment that can aid you in achieving better sleep at night. If you want to make the most out of your purchase, you have to consider some essential factors when choosing your first sobakawa pillow.

If you have no idea where to start, check out this list of features and characteristics to look for when buying a buckwheat pillow:

1. Highly Rated

To get an idea of a product’s quality and performance, one of the very first things to check is if it has high ratings and recommendations from consumers who’ve purchased. You can easily see the reviews and testimonials by checking the product’s website. Don't just focus on the most recent reviews—look at the overall rating of the item to really tell if the satisfaction rating is consistent. If there are very low ratings, browse through the reviews and find out the reason behind them.

2. Organic And Dust-Free Hulls

Sobakawa pillows are highly popular because of their filling which is composed of small buckwheat hulls. These hulls are the reason the pillows are adjustable, breathable, firm, and elastic enough to fully support your neck and head and conform to their shapes. The hulls are supposed to be dust-free, organic, and hypoallergenic.

Check carefully if the pillow you’re planning to purchase, indeed, contains organic buckwheat hulls. To find out about this information, ask the seller or the manufacturer what their cleaning process looks like. You need to be certain that the hulls are cleaned thoroughly so that your pillow will be totally free of dust and other residues.

3. Long-Lasting

As mentioned, high-quality sobakawa pillows come with a considerable price tag. As such, you need to make sure that you’re getting your money’s worth by buying a pillow that’ll last longer. When chosen wisely, buckwheat pillows should last you for, at least, 10 years. If you ask anyone, that’s a substantial amount of time and also looks like a sound investment.

Having a good night’s sleep is non-negotiable. If you really want to commit to getting enough sleep every night, you shouldn’t only change your lifestyle or treat any sleep disorder you may have. You should also invest in a good sleep environment and that includes a high-quality and long-lasting pillow that’s supposed to be your snooze buddy. That being said, it’s important that your first buckwheat pillow should be a purchase that’ll last for a long time.

3. Reputable Brand

Just as how consumers value the brand name in choosing the right mattress, your buckwheat pillow’s brand should also matter. Remember that you’re making a decision that’ll impact your quality of sleep and also your level of comfort for other activities such as when resting or watching TV on your bed. As such, you need your pillows to be of a reputable brand that’s proven to provide customer satisfaction and excellent service.

By doing a simple search on the Internet, you can easily find out what sobakawa pillow brands are leading in the market. You can also ask your friends and family if they’ve purchased buckwheat pillows before and what brand they have. If you need more information, take some time to watch this video below about a buckwheat pillow brand that you can check out:


Buying your first buckwheat pillow shouldn’t be that hard, but it’s also not as easy as deciding on the color of the cover to go with it. You need to consider several factors that’ll affect the quality of your sleep and life in general. After all, you’re buying this type of pillow because of the benefits that it’s supposed to provide. It should be able to help you sleep better and longer—and to achieve this goal, the pillow you’ll choose should have the features mentioned in the list above.

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