I’ve always been a bit of a bedroom snob. I’m always in the search for nothing but only the best bedding, so over the years I’ve amassed such a huge number of them that I can easily open a sheet store. What can I do, I simply love sinking in the layers of comfort of quality bedding, don’t we all? After all, we spend a third of our lives sleeping, so why settle for anything less than the absolute best? Nevertheless, what my experience with buying bedding has thought me so far, is that nothing beats bamboo.
When we look for bedding, the first thing we usually notice is how comfortable it is. Bamboo has an incredible silky softness which is hard to beat. It is a breathable fabric which absorbs sweat. In other words, it has thermoregulating abilities, which is not something all materials have. For instance, pick a bamboo cotton blanket from the many designs on the Australian market and you will experience bedding love at its finest – you’ll never be hot in summer or cold in winter again.
Furthermore, the moisture from our body sweat combined with the warmth of a thick bedding material creates the perfect conditions for germs and bacteria to thrive in. Bamboo has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties that make a barrier which prevents germs and bacteria from settling in. These antibacterial properties also prevent any allergic reactions and make bamboo bedding the preferable option for people suffering from asthma or other breathing-related problems. Plus, choosing bamboo for your bedding means waking up on fresh sheets even after a particularly sweaty summer night. This is because bamboo material is completely odour resistant.
Another important advantage of bamboo bedding is that it doesn’t need to be treated with chemicals in order to have a longer life-span. Due to its incredibly strong fibre composition, bamboo remains completely formaldehyde-free unlike other materials. What a relief to people with skin sensitivities like eczema or psoriasis. They won’t have to fear a break out ever again if they go for a bamboo cotton blanket, sheets and pillow cover.
Not only is bamboo bedding super soft and healthy to sleep in, but it’s also highly sustainable. In the production of bamboo fabrics there are no chemicals used that harm the environment, and the plant itself has the ability to reproduce so fast that there won’t be any shortage of it any time soon. If you care about the environment, you will care to buy bamboo bedding too. It is the winning choice from many aspects!
Although washing bamboo materials does not require any particular substances or treatment, you do need to do it with care. Make sure to use only cold water, as with most fine fabrics, and avoid the dryer – sunlight is bamboo’s best friend. Wash bamboo bedding by itself only as washing it together with other coarser fabrics can cause them to pill. Also, there’s no need to use fabric softener – it’s enough soft as it is. Hey, another plus for everyone with sensitive skin!
These are only some of the many advantages that bamboo, the king of fabrics, has. To actually experience its magic, wrap yourself in a nice bamboo cotton blanket. Be careful though, there’s a chance you’ll never want to get out of bed again!