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The Benefits of Bamboo Pillows

Posted by Snuggle-Pedic

Quality sleep is absolutely critical for your health, and a supportive yet comfortable bamboo pillow may be the best tool to make sure that your sleep time is as beneficial as it can be. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, about 25% of Americans don't get sufficient sleep at least half of the days every month. With how important a restful night's sleep is for functional and healthy days, you can't afford to shortchange yourself on proper and restful sleep. That's why it's essential to get the right pillow to make sure the time you spend in bed is the most restful it can be.

What is a bamboo pillow?

Bamboo pillows are made by filling a bamboo fiber casing with shredded memory foam. This creates a pillow with all the luxurious comfort of solid memory foam pillows, but more versatility and malleability to keep you comfortable in any position. Casing the memory foam with bamboo fiber utilizes the unique advantages of the material to help it give you the gift of sleeping comfortably every night, as well as many health benefits that other pillows simply can't offer.

Are bamboo pillows healthy?

A bamboo body pillow or bed pillow can be extremely good for your health compared to other types of pillows. First, the comfort that they can provide gives you better sleep every night, which can improve many aspects of your health. According to the National Institute of Health, not getting good enough sleep at night can contribute to a number of health conditions, such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Depression

Beyond just the comfort they provide, bamboo as a material boasts many qualities that promote improved health. This eco-friendly material is inherently antimicrobial, moisture-wicking, and cooling. Even people who have had bad reactions to other materials can enjoy the benefits of hypoallergenic bamboo pillows. Beyond just all-around better sleep, increased comfort, spinal alignment, and postural health, bamboo pillows provide the perfect environment for you to get the optimal sleep.

Are bamboo pillows good for your neck?

Bamboo pillows can solve many of the problems that people regularly encounter with other pillows. While the qualities of bamboo help promote a restful and healthy environment while your head lies on the pillow, the memory foam filling of the pillow works hard to make sure your entire body is as comfortable as possible.

Like single-piece memory foam pillows, the shredded interior of a bamboo pillow conforms to the shape of your spine and neck as you sleep. This means that the pillow will toss and turn with you if you do, to make sure no matter what position you sleep in you're always comfortable and well-supported. Side, stomach, and back sleepers alike can all benefit from using a bamboo memory foam pillow and be entirely supported in the position they are most comfortable.

Since the memory foam filling in a bamboo pillow is in smaller pieces, it conforms to your body even better. This means that you'll never find a position that your pillow can't adjust to. Side sleepers who sleep with their arm under the pillow can commonly get a little crushed under normal memory foam pillows. A bamboo memory foam pillow ensures that it seamlessly conforms to the shape of your body, never constricting circulation.

The advantages of a bamboo pillow

Bamboo pillows laying on a bed

Not all sleep is created equal, and if you toss and turn all night on an awkward or uncomfortable pillow, you're not going to feel very rested the next day. A bamboo memory foam pillow conforms to the shape of your spine and neck, giving you unparalleled comfort so that you can get the most of the time that you have in bed.

Bamboo itself offers distinctive advantages, as its fibers are incredibly delicate and breathable. This allows increased airflow and moisture exchange throughout your night in bed. The unique qualities of bamboo add a number of health benefits far beyond just comfort, such as:

  • Increased airflow around your head ensures that you stay cool throughout the night.
  • Moisture wicks away through the pillow to keep your face and hair dry and comfortable while you sleep.
  • Bamboo's natural hypoallergenic properties are gentle on people with sensitive skin or histamines.
  • The antimicrobial properties of lignin, a polymer highly concentrated in bamboo fiber helps keep you healthy every night.

How long do bamboo pillows last?

Bamboo pillows are incredibly sturdy and durable. They can potentially last a long time if they are properly cared for. Though bamboo fiber often lends textiles a smooth texture similar to silk, it's much more resilient to damage than more delicate fabrics. Care for bamboo pillows and bamboo pillowcases is also much simpler, with easy maintenance without the need for constant dry cleaning.

Are bamboo pillows washable?

While some specific products might have exceptions, the best bamboo pillows should easily be able to handle cold machine washes and tumble drying, as beyond protecting the memory foam, bamboo itself is incredibly durable. Bamboo also resists stains very well with spot cleaning, and thanks to the breathability of the bamboo fibers, they're also very resistant to the conditions that contribute to pests like dust mites. Check out out pillow care guide to learn more.

How to re-fluff a bamboo pillow

Since bamboo pillowcases conform to the shape of your body, they can sometimes get a little packed tight. Unlike a traditional feather pillow, you can't always get it fluffed just right by hitting it a few times. Throwing a bamboo pillow in the dryer on a high heat setting for about 20 minutes will air it out and get it perfectly fluffy again.

Better sleep with bamboo memory foam pillows

If you're getting the sleep you should, you spend nearly a third of your life on your pillow, so it should be the best pillow it can be. If you don't get enough time in bed, then it's even more important to do anything you can to keep you sleeping comfortably when you're able. Bamboo Pillows are one of the best bed accessories you can give yourself to make sure that you have a healthy and restful night's sleep, every night.

Here at Snuggle-Pedic, we're committed to utilizing the best technology and the most sustainable resources we can to bring you the best bamboo pillow. Prepare for our bamboo pillows to revolutionize the way you sleep.