We’ve analyzed 372 reviews of bamboo pillows (read about our accurate unbiased method), and compared pillows side-by-side, scored them according to a range of factors including comfort, pain relief potential, durability, initial odor and heat retention ability.
Below, you will find top rated pillows (click on the product name to read the full review).
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Top Rated Bamboo illows
Bamboo memory foam pillows are made up of spherical polyurethane cells and other chemicals with a bamboo cover that often consists of 60% polyester and 40% bamboo. Bamboo fabric is known for its anti allergic, eco friendly properties and softness that is even better than silk. The bamboo covers provide cool and luxurious feel while memory foam provides god lift and support.
Health Benefits of Bamboo Pillows
Memory foam pillow with bamboo covers is known for its hypoallergenic properties. It is considered as the best fit for people suffering with allergies due to its dust mite resistant ability. According to online customer feedback, use of bamboo fabric in pillow covers helped many users in managing their allergy symptoms. As bamboo is a natural hypoallergenic, it eliminates bacteria or fungus which is often the cause of allergies.
Unlike other fabrics that cause water eyes and sneezing, bamboo memory foam pillows offer pleasant sleep without such issues. It also creates a natural cooling effect due to its thermal feature. Bamboo memory foam pillows are also known for their pain-relief potential for back and neck pain. Memory foam provides a good lift to back sleepers keeping their head, neck and spine in “neutral position”. Check our memory foam pillows review.
Praises and Complaints
Most of the customer reviews are favorable especially from back sleepers. For side sleepers and stomach sleepers, memory foam is often too firm and thick. On one review website, almost 17% of the users claimed that use of memory foam pillow helped them relieve back and neck pain.
Some users complained about the smell but in most cases, it goes away in few days. Most users are satisfied with the firmness, support, lift and comfort level provided by the pillow along with luxurious and cool feel offered by bamboo cover. The most negative feature discussed is its weight that is above average. These pillows are also not easy to alter and adjust.
Lifespan and Warranty
Lifespan of bamboo memory foam pillow ranges from 5 to 6 years. Manufacturers offer warranty of up to 5 years with guaranteed 5 years without going flat.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Bamboo memory foam pillow is easy to care as it is machine washable. Most manufacturers recommend machine wash after every 6 months to keep them fluffy. It is advised to wash two in a machine to even out the load or to use blanket or towel if you have only one. Bamboo covers are also machine washable.
Normal memory foam pillows are available for an average price of $40 but with bamboo covers, you can add an average amount of $10 to $20 that makes total price of around $50-$60 on an average.
How to Choose?
If you are a side or stomach sleeper, check firmness and thickness before choosing one as thinner pillows are recommended especially for stomach sleepers. It is also a good fit for people suffering with back or neck pain. For a queen size pillow, try to find a pillow that weighs 3lbs or less and for King size, make sure it weighs 4lbs or less to avoid carrying around a heavy pillow. Check our foam pillow buying guide.