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The Ultimate Guide to Bamboo Bed Sheets


Bamboo Sheets

Finding the perfect mattress takes time, yet nearly anyone will tell you it is time well spent because your new mattress is so important for your overall health and happiness. Just the same, finding the right bed sheets can be both time consuming and comprehensive. There’s so much to learn, from thread count to materials. It’s important to get right, which is why we want to help! Before you purchase new sheets, take the time to look into the benefits of bamboo sheets. City Mattress has many soft and high-quality linens, including those made from bamboo. For many, this kind of bedding is the solution they’re looking for to feel comfortable all night long and awake refreshed each morning. Let’s look into this option in more detail!

How Is Bamboo Turned into Fabric?

Bamboo sheets have become increasingly popular within the past few years. Yes, they’re literally made from bamboo; it’s not a marketing play on words. Specifically, they are made from a species of bamboo which is more or less like timber. Bamboo sheets are made from premium bamboo that is stretched across the entire length of the sheet. The woody part of the bamboo is crushed mechanically before a natural enzyme retting and washing process, which is done to break down the walls and extract the fiber. This fiber is then spun into yarn. This yarn makes the sheets. It’s as simple as that!

Advantages of Bamboo Bed Sheets 

When you’re looking for new bedding, your top concern is how comfortable it is. Bamboo bedding has a phenomenal advantage over other types of bedding in this area. Bamboo sheets are incredibly soft to the touch. In fact, bamboo bedding is even softer than cotton! This is because it is more breathable. These sheets won’t trap excess heat under the covers with you. You’ll always stay cool and comfortable, no matter what season it is! 

Many bamboo bedding options are organic. Organic bamboo sheets are naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial. These organic bamboo sheets also reduce allergies because they reduce the amount of moisture in your bed which fights one of the primary triggers of allergies, dust mites, from living in your bed. 

Bamboo is unabsorbent, which means bamboo sheets won’t absorb the oils from your skin. This means your skin won’t break out and they won’t yellow and discolor over time like traditional bed sheets. They will look brand-new for years to come!

They’re also very durable. Since long fibers are stretched the entire length of the sheet, rather than short fibers being interwoven together, bamboo bed sheets are less likely to tear and pull than other options, like cotton sheets.

Understanding the Thread Count of Bamboo vs Cotton Sheets 

That brings us to our next section. How do bamboo sheets compare to more traditional cotton sheets? For both options, the higher the thread count is, the softer they are going to feel. The fibers in bamboo materials are usually considered to be softer in comparison to those in cotton. This means the wide majority of bamboo sheets will be far softer compared to regular cotton of the same thread count. You would need to go up in thread count with cotton sheets to match the feeling of a lower thread count bamboo option.

How to Care for Bamboo Sheets 

Something this special must be hard to care for, right? No way! Before you waste your time Googling how to wash bamboo sheets, all you need to do is wash them with like colors in a cold cycle. That’s it! Use a mild, liquid, biodegradable detergent so you don’t bleach or stain the colors, and put them in the dryer when they’re clean.

Our Options for Bamboo Sheets

We want you to sleep great, which means we offer everything you could possibly need to outfit your bed in our online catalogue. This includes bamboo sheets! A few of our favorite bamboo bedding options include:

Malouf Bamboo Sheets- These sheets are made from 100% rayon from bamboo! Malouf Bamboo Sheets are ideal for sensitive skin and will keep you cool and dry all night long. Like the organic bamboo sheets mentioned above, they are antibacterial and resistant to odors. Through our website, they are available in White, Ivory, Citron, Rain, Driftwood, and Ash colors. 

PureCare Premium Bamboo Sheet Set- PureCare’s premium bamboo sheet set is a member of the Elements® line. Luxurious, soft, and durable, these natural sheets provide a high-quality feel. Exquisitely detailed to exceed your expectations, they’re designed with an elegant pinstripe pattern and completed with an antimicrobial treatment, thereby extending their perfect fit, finish, and bacteria-inhibiting coziness. They come in Grey, Ivory, Sand, White, and Sage.

You’ve put a lot of thought into finding and buying the right mattress for your sleep needs. You found one that is perfect for you, both comfortable and supportive. Great! You’re not finished creating perfect bed just yet. You still need to look into finding the right sheets. The options seem nearly endless. You don’t need to figure it out on your own! We are happy to discuss this option further with you. You can connect instantly with a live Sleep Expert by clicking on the button in the bottom right corner that says Chat with us. You can say “Are bamboo sheets good?” or “What are the pros and cons of bamboo sheets?” Ask us anything further you’d like to know!