Pillows and mattresses made of buckwheat hulls were used in ancient Japan, China and other East Asian countries. Even today these pillows are called traditional and are the most popular in Japan. The most luxurious hotel networks of Japan list “Sobagara” (it means “buckwheat hulls” in Japan) as the primary option of pillow choice.
The so-called “Sobagara” pillow becomes more and more popular in the Western world, Europe and America, where values of healthy lifestyle, ecology and naturalness are reviving.
Compared to ordinary pillows and mattresses, the buckwheat hull products have unique advantages:
Worry about scuffle?
Many people worry that their buckwheat hull pillows will scuffle and interrupt with their sleep. Buckwheat hulls scuffle by crumbling, i.e. until you find comfortable position when lying down. Children might even enjoy it, imagining that little dwarves are scratching and bringing them a sweet dream.