Is your buckwheat pillow in the wrong position for good sleep?

We receive many questions about using buckwheat pillows, so today we're going to illustrate some of the wrong ways to position a buckwheat pillow.
March 25, 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

4 tips for sleeping on your back

Last week we gave a few tips for people who sleep on their side. This week the focus is people who sleep on their back. In what position do you sleep? 

1. Place your head on the pillow and your shoulders on the mattress

Start with a good beginning. Your pillow should support your head and neck, not your shoulders. Your shoulders should rest on the mattress, with the edge of the pillow just brushing the tops of your shoulders.

2. Your head should not be tilted forwards or backwards when laying on the pillow

When you sleep do you feel like you're looking at your toes or is your chin in the air? Neither position is not good for your spine or neck. When using a buckwheat pillow you can add or remove buckwheat hulls to make your pillow just the right height for you.


3. Support the curvature of your neck

We humans are full of curves. The curves of your head and neck are unique to you and should be properly supported when sleeping. Buckwheat pillows allow you to move the buckwheat hulls around to cradle your head and neck.

4. A pillow under your thighs can help straighten and support the spine

Supporting your whole body while sleeping is important. Placing a pillow under your thighs when sleeping on your back will help straighten and reduce stress on your spine. (I find this particularly helpful when sleeping away from home in an uncomfortable bed.)


August 20, 2014 by Claire Collie

Buckwheat pillow shapes


We make our buckwheat pillows in two shapes: cylindrical and rectangular. All our pillows can be adjusted and customized to your unique body, but there are a few distinguishing features that may make one shape preferable over the other to help you get a good nights sleep.


ComfySleep Pillows

Our four sizes of rectangular pillows differ by size and amount of buckwheat filling.

Good for:

  • those who sleep on their back or side
  • those who do not shift position when they sleep


ComfyNeck pillows

 These pillows are more compact than our rectangular pillows, so the buckwheat is less prone to shifting in the night.

Good for:

  • those who shift position in their sleep
  • side sleepers with broad shoulders
  • taking with you when you travel


February 13, 2014 by Maggie Wong