I have been recommending this pillow to everyone I know. I had been using a contoured pillow for the past 3 years and recently had been getting very poor sleep, waking up and flipping completely over from one side to the other, and sometimes even waking up with my hands completely numb. With this new pillow I am sleeping very deeply, waking rested in the morning, and can now sleep on my back as well as my side. I have a long neck and broad shoulders, so I am very comfortable using all of the buckwheat in the pillow. I find the size of the pillow to be sufficient, even though it is smaller than a typical pillow. I don't have to readjust when I change my position. The sound of the buckwheat is sufficiently muffled by the quilted cover, just a gentle rustling, which I find soothing. My husband has been eyeing my new pillow, so I may be purchasing another soon.