Making pillows with natural fillers

All ComfyComfy pillows are filled with totally natural fillings. Producing pillows made from plant materials makes us feel wonderful because they are a) renewable resources and b) totally biodegradable.

We make sure that the materials we use to fill our pillows are processed without the use of chemicals or fumigation. Fumigation of grains and other plant materials is a fairly common practice used to kill insects and their larvae. This doesn't mean that our pillows aren't clean! They are throughly cleaned and graded using air and gravity. The flaxseeds we use are food grade quality, although we don't recommend eating flaxseeds that have been microwaved many times.

Like other products made from natural materials, our pillows can attract the attention of insect pests if not properly cared for. Taking care of a ComfyComfy pillow is not hard, and chances are you already practice most of the steps. For details, check out How to care for a flaxseed heat wrap and How to clean a buckwheat pillow.

February 08, 2015 by Claire Collie

What size ComfySleep pillow is right for you?



Classic Plus

14" x 21" x 3.5" 14" x 23" x 3.5" 14" x 26" x 4.5" 20" x 26" x 4.5" 20" x 30" x 4.5"
4 lbs + 1 lb extra 5 lbs + 1 lb extra 6 lbs + 1 lb extra 8 lbs + 2 lb extra 10 lbs + 2 lb extra
Perfect for smaller adults, children, or while traveling Perfect for anyone, especially smaller adults Good for side sleepers that need additional head and neck support Good for taller people, and side sleepers with broad shoulders Good for taller people, and side sleepers with broad shoulders


If you are a small person a smaller pillow will work better for you. Maggie is a small person, and likes the ComfySleep Classic. She says "If the pillow is too big my head is at an uncomfortable position and I have to remove most of the buckwheat hulls. It's better to start with a smaller pillow."

On the other hand Eric is much taller, with broad shoulders. He sleeps on his side, and the larger ComfySleep Standard provides the support he needs. He also holds a pillow while sleeping to help support his upper shoulder and back.

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December 18, 2014 by Claire Collie

What we packed - a weekend away

Last weekend the whole ComfyComfy family came together to celebrate a birthday and an engagement. On Friday morning we jetted down to the DC area for a weekend of food, old friends and pillow discussion. The test?

Can everything needed for the weekend, including a buckwheat pillow, fit in a carry-on bag?

The answer? Yes! With room to spare. Granted, I am good at packing light and knew this trip wouldn't require anything beyond a basic wardrobe.



A spare pare of jeans, some tee-shirts and a warm sweater were all I needed. I tucked a pair of slippers in too. What luxury to have warm feet!

It isn't often that the whole family comes together and someone remembers to take a picture. With everyone together there was abundant discussion and planning about buckwheat and flaxseed pillows. There are exciting things happening in the next few months, so stay tuned!

The time of year when people travel and families come together is approaching. If you are traveling, will you bring your buckwheat pillow with you?
November 07, 2014 by Claire Collie

What we packed - camping with a buckwheat pillow

We knew that this past weekend might be the last camping trip of the year. The days are still sunny and warm in western New York. The nights weren't too cold. And the leaves are bursting into color. So, contingents from both ComfyComfy in both US and Canada packed up and went camping.

If there is ever a time to bring your buckwheat pillow with you, camping is it.

We are not extreme campers by any means. Camping includes a car full of stuff, so piling in a buckwheat pillow (or two) isn't hard. We brought ComfyTravel pillows with us since their smaller size fits better in a small tent. A good, supportive pillow makes a huge difference when sleeping on an air mattress and lumpy ground!


Other essentials for 'roughing it' in the great outdoors (besides our pillows) include: a backpack with lots of pockets, a long sleeve shirt to keep off the bugs when the sun goes down, a multipurpose tool for whittling down sticks for s'more, a headlamp and a refillable water bottle. We live in the city, so a big draw of camping is spending time outside in the hammock. On this trip our campsite bordered a cornfield and we watched the setting sun. And then the milky way, which you can't even see from in the city.

How are you spending the last few warm days of the season?
Do you bring your buckwheat pillow when you travel?
September 30, 2014 by Claire Collie