The Best Pillow For People Who Shift Positions During The Night

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The Best Pillow For People Who Shift Positions During The Night

If you have friends in Japan, you may already know about the benefits of a buckwheat-hull-filled pillow, a traditional favorite throughout much of the Eastern Hemisphere. Many chiropractors, physical therapists and clinicians like to recommend buckwheat-hull fillings (and even sleep on them) because the pillows don’t lose their shape very easily.

That means that these bean bag-like buckwheat hull pillows conform very well to the exact contours of the head and neck. The result: a better chance at relief from neck pain, headaches, muscle tension, snoring, sleeplessness and other conditions, and even, in many cases, better support than other types of pillows. (Of course, they are also a little bit noisier than other pillows.)

If the support proves too firm, good news:  A small zippered opening allows you to remove or add buckwheat to personalize your pillow.