Trouble Sleeping? Bamboo Sheets May Be the Answer

I used to have a lot of trouble sleeping in college.  School itself wasn’t all that stressful, but living on my own for the first time far away from my family, trying to support myself, and dealing with roommates made life more stressful than it had been living at home.  I only wish I would have known about bamboo sheets when I was in college, because I firmly believe they would have helped me sleep better.

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How Could Sheets Help Me Sleep Better?

I’ll tell you how – by being extremely comfortable.  Bamboo sheets are much more comfortable than even the top luxury brand cotton or Egyptian cotton sheets.  They feel much more like silk sheets than they do cotton sheets.  And they regulate temperature better.  Not to mention the fact that they are eco-friendly, but you can learn more about the benefits of bamboo another time.

A Real Life Example

I have a friend, and for the sake of this article, we’ll call her Eliza.  Eliza had heard about bamboo sheets long before I had even met her, and had always been fairly interested in purchasing a set.  However, she was put off by the high prices.  So, when she met me and found out that I sold bamboo sheets for a living, and that my prices were much more affordable than any other company, she was excited to buy a set.

She bought her set of Fiber Element bamboo sheets and gave it to her husband for his birthday.  Now Eliza had a tendency to get cold at night, while her husband had a tendency to get hot at night.  This had been a source of contention between them for years.

When they woke up the next morning, they both looked at each other wondering if the other had been hot or cold, respectively.  They were shocked to find that they each had felt extremely comfortable temperature-wise, unlike the previous night.  They both agreed that bamboo sheets were the answer to their sleeping problems.  My friend could hardly wait to share the news with me, and called me that very same morning to make her exciting announcement – the bamboo sheets were the best thing that had ever happened to them!

My Guess As To Why Bamboo Sheets Regulate Temperature So Well

Obviously, there is no scientific evidence (yet) as to why bamboo rayon sheets regulate temperature so well.  But I certainly have a guess.  And it has to do with thread count.

Generally speaking, sheets with higher thread count are more desirable, because generally speaking, the higher the thread count, the softer the sheet.  However, bamboo sheets are a rare exception to this rule.  Bamboo sheets are famous for having a relatively low thread count (usually about 250 or 300) but feeling softer than 1,000-thread count cotton sheets.

Since thread count refers to the number of threads per square inch, having less threads per square inch would help you to feel cooler at night.  And, to explain the phenomenon that those that tend to feel cold at night feel warmer with bamboo sheets – my best guess would be that it has to do with the nature of bamboo rayon fabric.  You can read more about that and bamboo sheets here.

So, if you’re having trouble sleeping at night, buy bamboo sheets!  They will help ease your problem at least a little bit.