The above mentioned benefits make these pillows a solid and sensible choice for everyone. A brand new bamboo pillow can be comfortable, provide exceptional support, keep you cool and is long lasting.
However, you will particularly enjoy this pillow if you are one of the following:
- You are a light sleeper who is prone to waking up easily
- You suffer from chronic pain in neck and back
- You suffer from insomnia
- Your body temperature gets ‘warmer’ while sleeping
- You are prone to skin allergies and skin irritations
What is a Bamboo Pillow?
While most people think of bamboo as a woody, tree-like plant, it’s actually a grass Bamboo Pillows. When it’s spun into fabric, it becomes one of the softest materials available. It’s naturally harvested, so it doesn’t contain the pesticides or chemicals that are found in cotton and other common bedding materials.
When this material is shredded into fabric, it makes one of the most comfortable types of cushions. In addition to feeling like you’re sleeping on a fluffy cloud, these pillows have a reputation for being therapeutic, breathable and temperature control.
How to Choose a Bamboo Pillow
In our research, we found that most pillows are not actually made from bamboo. Rather, just the cover is made from bamboo woven into fabric and the filling is usually a type of shredded memory foam.
Some brands, like Xtreme Bamboo Comfortable Pillow, do have a viscose fiber filling made out of bamboo in addition to the soft, shredded foam.
New trends in this market include the use of gel and aloe vera. The manufacturers who use a blend of shredded gel-memory foam are able to provide a unique experience for sleepers with an extra soft and cushy feel that still has ample support.
Whenever you find aloe vera mixed with bamboo in the cover, you can rest assured that you’re getting an amazingly soft pillow. There is some research to support that a cover infused with aloe can deliver extra nutrients and promote faster cell regeneration, which gives skin a fresh and youthful glow.
The quality of bamboo pillows can vary greatly, depending on the brand. Several models on the market are known for being lumpy, flat and hard, so be sure to check our in-depth reviews to find one that is soft, luxurious and comfortable.
The reason that some of the poor quality designs receive complaints about their lumpiness or hardness is because of the poor quality foam inside of the pillow. This happens when the inside shredding is in disproportionate sizes and isn’t a top-notch material. Over time, lesser quality pillows lose their bounce and become flat.
Bamboo pillows usually come in three sizes: standard, queen and king. The size you’ll want should correspond with the size of your bed. Some brands don’t specify standard, queen or king and they use more of a one-size fits all approach.
The biggest difference between the different sizes will appear in the width of the pillows, which can vary from about 2 to 3 inches between sizes. Typically, the larger the size, the more expensive the price tag.Most of them will range from 26 to 30 inches wide. They’re heavier than regular pillows and can weigh anywhere from 3.5 to 5 pounds.
Lifespan and warranty
A good quality option should last for years, especially if taken care of properly. Ideally, a top quality product will retain its shape and comfort for at least the warranty period. One thing that helps these last longer than a standard memory foam pillow is the shredded that can be adjusted and fluffed.The warranty period varies greatly by brand. Some manufacturers don’t even have a publicly stated warranty. The average guarantee is between 5 and 6 years, though Xtreme Comfort offers an impressive 20-year warranty.
USA or IMPORTED
Most people prefer to buy items like bedding in the US rather than pillows made in China. There’s a perception of higher quality, less chemicals and better customer service and support. In our research, we found that the biggest difference between US-made and imported bamboo pillows is the price. Additionally, the shredded materials may be of a slightly higher grade in the pillows that are made in the US, but in terms of comfort, the ones made in China have been rated equally in terms of comfort.