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Anyone use millet or buckwheat hull pillow?
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Just wondering if anyone uses one or tried one or whatever.
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i have a few, the wife makes her own.

They can be a bit hard, but certainly take your form very well, and can be quite warming.
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Yes. I have a buckwheat hull pillow.

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...#pid122670

I still like it a lot. More than any pillow I have used so far.


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I have used one for the last year, and I like it a lot. I removed a good deal of the buckwheat hulls that were in it when i bought it as it was too big. It does conform to your head nicely, and for me does not get as hot (i am hot-headed Smile ), the only downside is that they are heavy, relative to most pillows.
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I have 2 buckwheat pillows. A member, either on this or another forum, makes them and was offering a free one to evaluate and rate. After getting the first one, my wife tried it and wanted one, thus requiring me to buy the second one. I use mine every night and love it. It provides solid support for the head and neck and yet is comfortable. I'm a side sleeper and I don't get the "pillow push" on the mask with this type of pillow. . . I know, I sound like a commercial. . . I'll go back to my corner now. Big Grin
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I have used several buckwheat hull pillows probably 10 years ago. They may have been improved since then. I had several problems with these pillows.

When I went to bed I would work with the pillow and get it the right shape for me (I sleep on my side). By the next time that I awoke my head was almost down to the level of my mattress. Maybe it is me but the pillow would not hold its shape.

Secondly, being a side sleeper, I found the pillow to be noisy. Every time I made the slightest movement of my head, I would hear the loud (loud because my ear was right up against the pillow) rustling of the buckwheat hulls moving.

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It is the sound and the poky-ness of the buckwheat that are concerns for me. The company I am looking at has a "duplex" pillow with buckwheat one one side and millet on the other.

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(11-03-2015, 11:56 AM)PaytonA Wrote: I have used several buckwheat hull pillows probably 10 years ago. They may have been improved since then. I had several problems with these pillows.

When I went to bed I would work with the pillow and get it the right shape for me (I sleep on my side). By the next time that I awoke my head was almost down to the level of my mattress. Maybe it is me but the pillow would not hold its shape.

Secondly, being a side sleeper, I found the pillow to be noisy. Every time I made the slightest movement of my head, I would hear the loud (loud because my ear was right up against the pillow) rustling of the buckwheat hulls moving.

Best Regards,

PaytonA

I've also tried the buckwheat pillows and found them to be really noisy. The noise was a complete surprise to me because I am hearing impaired and figured that if it was noisy - I wouldn't be able to hear it, but I did anyway. I might like to try the ones made recently because maybe they've improved a great deal since I bought mine long ago.


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The cover for mine is thick enough to be comfortable and I hardly hear noise. I hear the air from the machine more than the hulls in the pillow.


Using FlashAir W-03 SD card in machine. Access through wifi with FlashPAP or Sleep Master utilities.

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My wife was kind enough to order this pillow from [link removed], and I have found it to be much more comfortable than my Sleep Number memory foam pillow. I suppose this pillow could be noisy for some, but I don't mess with it enough to have it keep me from falling asleep. I'm still tweaking it, but my Quattro FX full-face mask gets a consistent 18-20/20 on my mask seal score. My mask on/off is 2 times per night, but I have high hopes that I can get it to zero (I've never woken up with the mask off though, even with the SN pillow). I've been using this pillow for about 10 days now, I would recommend it.

Until I post more, I can only give you the item number for the pillow:

16733167 (found at the Overstock website - Moderator)

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