Do you have trouble sleeping? Are you tossing and turning all through the night, unable to fall fast asleep and stay asleep? If your answers to these questions are a resolute yes, then it is high-time you change your pillow, and we can wholeheartedly recommend bamboo memory foam pillows as a route to take for hours of blissful, undisturbed sleep.
Why is it that we neglect out bedrooms when it comes the time to furnish them? Is it because we believe that, since we’ll only sleep there, our bedding and pillows don’t matter? This is a huge mistake. It is scientifically proven that sleep affects our overall health, and problems with sleep lead to an increased risk of many illnesses, including heart problems, diabetes, obesity, and others. The quality of sleep, on the other hand, is influenced by the quality of your pillow. The finest choice you can make in this regard is choosing the best memory foam pillow you can find. They excel in supporting your neck and spine, which drastically cuts down on neck and back problems.
But which pillow to choose? We recommend always choosing a memory foam pillow with a bamboo cover. A bamboo cover excellently compliments and highlights all the benefits you get with a foam pillow. It also helps to combat one of the downsides of such pillows, which is excessive heat retention.
First of all, purely from a material side of things, bamboo is an excellent choice due to several factors. It is easily renewable and grows without the aid of pesticides and other agricultural chemicals. When you purchase anything made of bamboo, you can rest assured that it has not been treated with harmful or toxic substances. Also, it is a thermo-regulator, meaning that it releases heat quickly, eliminating temperature build-up. And lastly, bamboo is both anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic. This in itself is a reason enough why all your pillows should be bamboo memory foam pillows.
Most bamboo covers are made from 40% bamboo and 60% polyester. This ensures that the cover is pliable enough to cover a pillow and that you still reap the benefits from the bamboo. Quality bamboo memory pillows have a high life expectancy, meaning that they are made from durable materials and can be considered a lifelong investment if they are receiving proper care. Users report that their pillows that lasted up to 12 years without any visible deformities or significant deterioration. Manufacturers usually offer up to 5 years of guarantee that the pillow will retain firmness and filling, but as you can see, the pillows usually outperform these expectations by double!
The important thing is to wash the pillows every six to eight months at a lower temperature to preserve the viscosity and firmness of the foam. Covers can be washed every month or two without the fear of being damaged. The great thing is that the covers are removable and machine washable, so you don’t have to chuck in the entire pillow to wash the cover.
When you get your bamboo memory foam pillow make sure to air it out for a day or two before sleeping on it. Memory foam retains an odor for a while, but the great thing about a bamboo cover is that it eliminates that odor successfully, so in a day or two you will be able to use it without a problem.
Choosing a pillow that works best for you will depend on your sleeping habits. But regardless of whether you sleep on your side, back, or stomach, you will be able to find a bamboo pillow that will help you get through the night. If you sleep on your side make sure to get a bit thicker pillow that will support your neck and spine better. Stomach and back sleepers should go for a bit thinner pillow that will support their neck without placing it in a straining or compromising position.
Bamboo pillows with good, quality foam usually sell from anywhere from $40 to $100. It will depend on the size of the pillow, but a good cover will cost around $20. Make sure you get one with a good cover so you can enjoy the full benefit from that pillow.