ComfySleep Organic Buckwheat Hull Pillow by ComfyComfy Canada

ComfySleep Organic Buckwheat Hull Pillow by ComfyComfy Canada

 For almost a year now I have been using a natural memory foam pillow that I have been in love with.  The switch from a traditional pillow made such a huge impact in my sleep quality that I can honestly say I will never go back to one.  I was asked by ComfyComfy Canada to review their ComfySleep Organic Buckwheat Hull Pillow, and naturally I was curious about what it would be like to sleep on.

ComfySleep Organic Buckwheat Hull Pillows are handmade in Canada with Ecocert certified organic Canadian grown buckwheat hulls.  As a matter of fact, each pillow is filled and packaged in ComfyComfy Canada’s workshop in Toronto. 

The ComfySleep Pillows have been designed with the goal of providing ergonomic, supportive, restful, and restorative sleep.  The buckwheat hulls hold their shape and do not flatten the way other pillow fillings do which keeps your neck properly supported all night through, keeping your body properly aligned.

The cover is made from unbleached cotton twill with a hidden zipper on the side which allows access to add or remove hulls to adjust the height without affecting the actual shape of the pillow.  ComfyComfy Canada include an extra pound of organic hulls to help you increase the height as needed, making this pillow great for both back and side sleepers. 

One of my concerns that will keep me from ever using pillows filled with anything but natural fillings is off-gassing.  Seriously, you spend a lot of time in bed, why would you want to spend that time breathing in potentially harmful toxins from your pillow.    ComfySleep pillows are filled with buckwheat hulls that are cleaned with forced air to remove fragments and dust.  They are not fumigated or treated in any way so you can sleep easy knowing that no harmful chemicals were used to grow or clean the hulls filling your pillow.   They are also hypoallergenic!


ComfySleep Organic Buckwheat Hull Pillow by ComfyComfy Canada

The ComfySleep Organic Buckwheat Hull Pillow is a firm feeling pillow and it is pretty heavy.   As a side sleeper I found this was perfect as I did not need to help support my head with my hand under the pillow.  Rather, I am able to create the groove for my head and it just stays that way all night long.

Another benefit is that the the pillow stays cool.  The hulls allow air to circulate through the pillow, which means heat and moisture don’t get trapped against your skin.  Both sides of the pillow are “the cool side” so there is also no need to flip it over as it does not store heat the way other pillows do.

One concern I did have prior to using the pillow was the sound.  I was concerned I wouldn’t be able to sleep because of rustling all night but I really only ever notice it when I put my head down and even then only if I am focusing on it.  The pillow keeps you so supported that you don’t move around enough to make repetitive rustling noises with the rusks so I think that makes it a non-issue.

Another concern some may have is seeing the price tag on the ComfySleep compared to traditional pillows.  Did you know that a buckwheat pillow can last up to 10 years?  That is a long time, especially when compared to other pillows which last only about 3 years if you are lucky.   Plus Buckwheat hull pillows are a great earth friendly option as they are compostable and sustainable.


ComfySleep Organic Buckwheat Hull Pillow by ComfyComfy Canada

 As much as I loved this pillow, my husband loved it a little bit more and actually ended up stealing it from me after trying it out when he got home from working night-shift.  I was actually so shocked that he liked it that I didn’t even put up a fight to get the pillow back.  For as long as I’ve known him, he has never slept with a pillow.  He always complains that his pillow is too tall, too low, too soft, too hard, that it gives him headaches, back-aches, neck-aches… you get the idea.

He thinks that the ComfySleep Organic Buckwheat Hull Pillow is just the most amazingly comfortable pillow he has ever slept on and swears he will never go back to sleeping on his arm again.

The ComfySleep Organic Buckwheat Hull Pillow comes in three sizes and for those interested in going the DIY route; ComfyComfy Canada also offer packages of bulk buckwheat hulls.


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One Canadian Frugal Mom Eh reader will win their own ComfySleep Organic Buckwheat Hull Pillow!  Giveaway ends on September 7th at 11:59 pm EST.  See Giveaway Tools form for entry and T&C.




129 thoughts on “ComfySleep Organic Buckwheat Hull Pillow by ComfyComfy Canada

  1. When I read that we spend one third of our lives sleeping, it gave me pause. Guess I’d never thought of that before. So true.

  2. I learned that the hulls allow air to circulate through the pillow, which means heat and moisture donโ€™t get trapped against your skin!!! is really interesting this pillow, I never saw something like this before and I always have problems during my sleep so I am really excited to try it!

  3. I learned that buckwheat pillows do not flatten like other pillows do, which is great because I find all my pillows turn into “flat tires” after a while haha

  4. lots of great items such as the ComfyNeck – Organic Buckwheat Hull Cervical Neck Roll Pillow, but I have always wanted to try a buckwheat pillow!

  5. We spend a third of our lives sleeping.. seems like a lot of time lost lol, also love that it is handcrafted here in Canada woot !

  6. I learned that the pillows are filled with organically grown Canadian buckwheat or flaxseed which have been thoroughly cleaned.

  7. I learned that the hulls allow air to circulate through the pillow, which means heat and moisture donโ€™t get trapped against your skin!!! I also learned that it is handcrafted in Canada.

  8. I say that I am the world’s worst sleeper…Hopefully when I try the pillow I will finally sleep through the night>ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  9. The casings are meticulously sewn by a Mennonite family in rural New York state who also produces casings for ComfyComfy in the USA.

  10. I learned, and like, that the husks hold their shape extremely well and do not compress and flatten as other pillow fillings do, so your neck is properly supported throughout the night and your body is kept properly aligned. I also really love that the pillows include a hidden zipper which allows you to easily add or remove buckwheat hulls to adjust the loft of your pillow – perfect for a picky pillow person like me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. I’m quite interested to read the reviews by customers who have sleep apnea…my next pillow just might well be one of these filled with natural fiber.

  12. they sell suppportive and all natural pillows at there shop. they sound great and would love to win this to give to my sister she is into all natural eco friendly products

  13. I learned: “They are filled with organically grown Canadian buckwheat or flaxseed which have been thoroughly cleaned.”


  14. I love the use of an organic product that is grown here in Canada and that it can provide support and a good night’s sleep for so many people. I’m using memory foam now for a neck problem and would love to try this.

  15. I learned that buckwheat hulls have been used in pillows for a long time in Japan but this pillow is made in Canada.

  16. I learned that they have a 30 day return policy means that you can return your pillow for any reason during that period so you can try it out worry free.

  17. Well, I recall reading that the healthiest way to sleep is without a pillow, but it feels really weird and hard to sleep when I’m not sleeping on a pillow, so this sounds like the next best thing. I really like the “ComfyNeck” in particular, it reminded me of those whatchamacallit rollers that I was reading about for stretching after a workout. Stretching while you sleep? Brilliant. ๐Ÿ™‚

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