Buckwheat Heating Pads
Buckwheat heating pads have become popular in recent years.
Buckwheat hulls have been used for centuries in the Orient to make pillows to ensure a restful sleep. Unlike traditional pillows, which compress when you lay on them, the buckwheat hulls are dense and remain firm. The flexible hulls enable you to adjust the pillow to conform to the shape of your head, neck, and shoulders, providing the exact comfort and support you need.
The natural filling has many advantages over conventional foam, feather fillings or fiberfill. The main benefit of the pillow is that because of the way the head , neck and shoulders are able to remain in a straight line it does not cause the strain and pain when using other types of pillows.
Other advantages of the pillow are that they are warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. This happens because air is able to circulate more freely in the pillow.Also because the pillow has a zipper where hulls may be added or subtract the size of the pillow can be adjusted to your liking and comfort level.The pillows are environmentally friendly since they are filled with 100% natural product.
It is a good idea to place your pillow in a plastic bag and then into the freezer over night, every few months. This will control any dust mite problems that may be starting.
In recent years the buckwheat heating pads hulls have been used to make microwavable heating pads. Care must be given when heating the heating pad because the hulls tend to dry out over time when used as a heat pad.