Organic Buckwheat Pillows
Finding the right pillow and getting a good night’s sleep is a challenge. Now you can have both with the wonderful Makura Miracle Pillow. Its specially treated organic buckwheat hulls provide many of the essentials for a pleasant sleep.
The beauty of this natural material is that it conforms to the exact contours of the head and neck, providing compliant, passive support that automatically adjusts as you move and change positions in the night. Other filling materials compress and, in trying to recover their original shape, put stress on the muscles of the neck. They are too hard, too soft or have a rigid shape that doesn’t conform to your head and neck and therefore are uncomfortable.
The results speak for themselves. When chiropractic and physical therapy clients evaluated 135 different types of pillows – foam cervical, fibrefill, heat formable foam, water filled – they found no other type of pillow that rated even close to buckwheat hull pillows for relieving headaches, neck pain, and low back pain. Reported results also include relief from sleeplessness, snoring, and TMJ.
The buckwheat hulls are also very comfortable because of their insulating properties; your head stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Makura Miracle Pillows use only high grade organic hulls, which are uniform in size and untainted with chemicals. The hulls are triple-cleaned (virtually dust free) and pre-flattened, which allows them to retain their shape and optimal functionality over a long period of time. These pillows are long lasting, adjustable, and easy to take care of.
Not all buckwheat hull pillows are created equal
The Makura Miracle Pillow is a superior product compared to cheaper imitations (one of which even calls itself “The Original Makura”!).
Here are some of the differences between the Makura Miracle Pillows and the inferior products:
- Makura Pillows use organically grown domestic buckwheat hulls; imported buckwheat hulls require chemical fumigation upon entry into the country.
- Makura Pillows use only high quality fabrics; other companies use cheap fabrics which may not be as comfortable or durable.
- Only quality zippers are used in Makura Pillows so that the pillow size can be adjusted to fit the user and additional hulls can be added as the hulls become polished; the inner liner can be washed after removing the hulls (the hulls should not be allowed to get wet or they will not dry). Some manufacturers do not have openings on their pillows.
- The Makura Miracle Pillow and Rejuvenator Deluxe Pillows are adjustable; some buckwheat hull pillows are overstuffed and do not allow the neck to rest in the proper position.
Buckwheat Hull Cleanliness
Some other pillows use semi-clean or dusty hulls which can cause allergy problems. The hulls in Makura Pillows are first cleaned by the mill and then by an exclusive hull cleaning machine developed to remove over 99% of the fine particles, dust and flour.
Buckwheat is not related to wheat; problems with allergic reactions are very rare. Makura Miracle Pillows are a healthy and wonderful solution to the age old question of what makes the best pillow. You can and will rest, assured, when you use one!
Questions and Answers (reprinted from our Supplier):
How does the Original Makura Pillow help neck pain and muscle tension?
When sleeping on an Original Makura Pillow, all the muscles and tendons are relaxed and in their preferred position of proper cervical curve (normal cervical lordosis). The passive and compliant support of buckwheat hulls support the entire head and neck area uniformly. With fibrefill and foam pillows (even those designed to be 'cervical' pillows) there are always areas of the pillow that are more compressed than other areas, which forces your muscles to fight back against the pressures. The relaxation of the shoulder and neck muscles during sleep lets the nerves heal from the daily irritation of head, back and arm movements.
How does the Original Makura Pillow help headaches?
The complete and almost immediate relaxation of your muscles while lying on a buckwheat hull pillow tends to lower blood pressure, which is a major cause of stress related headaches.
How does the Original Makura Pillow help snoring?
With the head fully back and the neck properly supported, airway passages are more open and less constricted. The Original Makura Pillow seems to work to reduce or eliminate snoring in about half of all users. The people who are not helped may have more serious problems such as sleep apnea and are strongly urged to see a qualified health professional as soon as possible.
How is the Original Makura Pillow helpful for low back pain?
When the neck is placed in normal cervical lordosis, the spinal cord is relaxed (shortened), thereby putting less stress on the lumbar nerve roots where they exit the spine. This is often a source of pain when there is any type of disk problem. Additional relaxation of the spinal cord is achieved when a pillow is placed under the knees. The pillow can also help mid-back (thoracic) pain, but not as much as the upper (cervical) and lower (lumbar) spine.
How does the Original Makura Pillow help TMJ (Temporal Mandibular Joint)?
The jaw joint is acted upon by about 17 different muscle groups. The neck and shoulder muscles play an important roll in the interaction of these muscles. The more relaxed the neck and shoulder muscles, the easier it is for the smaller jaw and facial muscles to function properly.
How does the Original Makura Pillow help sleeplessness?
When lying on an Original Makura Pillow, the muscles relax and the person tends to fall asleep faster. Many people also find that they don't toss and turn all night long like they did on a regular pillow; in fact many people have said they wake up in the same position they fell asleep in and apparently hadn't moved all night. You may wake up more refreshed and alert with fewer hours of sleep than ever before.
Buckwheat conforms to the shape of your head and neck,
With other pillows your neck and head conform to the shape of the pillow.
I Love my Makura Pillow
I suffered a neck injury at age 14 and damaged the C2, C3, and C4 vertebrae. Over the years, I have suffered much from that injury and tried many different pillows to relieve pain and discomfort. I finally found what I was looking for and have been using the Makura buckwheat pillow for a few years now. I love it!