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Are there any potential benefits to using a bamboo pillow for sleeping?

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There isn't much research, but some potential benefits from bamboo pillows for sleepers are:

Bamboo naturally wicks moisture and heat. The fibers of the bamboo plant are hollow, and the small gaps and holes in bamboo fibers absorb moisture. They also allow hot air to escape. Compared to other fabrics used to make pillows, bamboo may be better at keeping a sleeper's head cool and dry.

Bamboo fabrics are soft and static-free. Bamboo fibers are naturally anti-static and anti-cling. Woven into fabric, they also tend to be soft and lustrous, somewhat like cashmere or silk.

Bamboo may be antibacterial and hypoallergenic. There's some evidence that bamboo fibers naturally resist the growth of bacteria. This means they're less likely to harbor microorganisms that could lead to illness or smelly odors. But some studies that have looked at bamboo have not found that it's more antibacterial than cotton.

There is also some evidence that bamboo really is less likely to cause an allergic reaction compared to some other textiles.

Bamboo is easy to care for. Compared to cotton, bamboo materials are more wrinkle-resistant and less likely to shrink in the wash.

Bamboo can be eco-friendly. From an environmental standpoint, there are a few more benefits of bamboo. Compared to trees, bamboo absorbs much more carbon dioxide -- a greenhouse gas -- and makes more fresh oxygen.

SOURCES:

Journal of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management : "Sustainable textiles: the role of bamboo and a comparison of bamboo textile properties."

Chemistry and Materials Research Journal: "Bamboo: an alternative raw material for textiles production in Nigeria."

International Journal of Engineering Applied Sciences and Technology : "Preference of the Eco-Friendly Fabric from Organic Cotton and Bamboo Study."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 27, 2020

SOURCES:

Journal of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management : "Sustainable textiles: the role of bamboo and a comparison of bamboo textile properties."

Chemistry and Materials Research Journal: "Bamboo: an alternative raw material for textiles production in Nigeria."

International Journal of Engineering Applied Sciences and Technology : "Preference of the Eco-Friendly Fabric from Organic Cotton and Bamboo Study."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 27, 2020

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