The feature that makes bamboo pillows oh-so-popular is the fact they can be “adjusted.” Bamboo pillows come with removable foam and poly-filling shreds that you can remove or add based on your sleeping preferences. This is very easily accomplished, as the filling comes in a zippered pouch. Simply open the zipper and add or remove the filling based on the firmness/softness level you desire.
You can opt for a softer poly-fill that can mimic down and feather-filled pillows. Alternatively, you could go for memory foam bamboo filling which offers superior pressure-point reduction and also the firm support that some users desire.
Sustainable, ecofriendly, and economical
Bamboo filling is easy to grow and also very economical. Manufacturers of top-rated bamboo pillows always use sustainably grown bamboo trees from countries where bamboo is a native crop.
The fast-growing bamboo is readily available all year-round. Moreover, it’s the pulp that goes into the making of these pillow fillings, and that makes them very sustainable as well.
Bamboo also degrades naturally, which reduces the strain on our already overtaxed landfills. All these features make bamboo pillows the most sustainable, environmentally friendly option out there.
Antibacterial and hypoallergenic Bamboo pillows contain a lignin material, which is present in pulped bamboos, and this naturally repels microbes and allergens. Resultantly, bamboo pillows are a great option for people who are sensitive to allergens, dust, dander, bacterial, mold, etc. They could, to an extent, prevent nasal allergies, itchy and watery eyes, and even congestion and headaches.
Since our eyes, mouths, and nose are very close to the pillow’s surface while sleeping, we really must ensure that it is clean and free from pathogens, fungi, bacteria, dust, mites, etc. When these allergens enter your system, they tend to make breathing more labored, resulting in snoring. With their antibacterial and hypoallergenic properties, bamboo pillows are an excellent fix for this problem as well!
Another great feature of bamboo pillows is that the materials used in them undergo minimal processing. We won’t say there is absolutely no processing – but, compared to pillows made from silk, cotton, polyester, satin, etc., a bamboo pillow is certainly processed a lot less.
This makes it a great option for people who like organic or semi-organic materials and those who want to minimize their exposure to chemicals. Bamboo pillows are also devoid of flame retardants, formaldehyde, and other chemicals.
Breathable and cool
Perhaps the most popular feature of bamboo pillows is the fact that their natural fibers always remain cool and they also ensure better breathability. The bamboo fibers absorb moisture and that keeps them cooler than other materials. This feature prevents excess sweating and keeps you from overheating or experiencing discomfort on summer nights as well as in winters when central heating is on. Most people prefer cool and breathable sheets and pillows, and bamboo pillows make an excellent choice.
Supports all sleeping positions
You can sleep on your back, sideways, or on your belly – the firm bamboo pillow supports all sleeping positions.
Many people who have switched to these pillows report fewer neck back, and headaches. The pillow’s firm support could also contribute to preventing twisting of the spine and improve sleep posture. This is better for the joints and can have long-term benefits like a stronger back and neck in the years to come.