Bamboo vs. Cotton: Which bed sheet wins in a dog fight?

Bamboo vs. Cotton: Which bed sheet wins in a dog fight?

When shopping for new bed sheets, you might wanna know which bed sheets are truly the best: Bamboo Bed Sheets OR Cotton Bed Sheets?

We’re obviously partial to Bamboo. I mean, we sell beautiful, organic, and lusciously soft Bamboo Sheets right here! But, it also took us many years of research, sweating, and sneezing to discover the magic of Bamboo Sheets. 

Big changes take time, especially a big switch in your bed sheets since you spend so much time in your bed! A whole third of your life, to be exact.

And we want you to feel confident and knowledgeable in your choice of bed sheets, which is why in this article we’ll be breaking down exactly what the difference is between bamboo bed sheets and cotton bed sheets, the benefits of each, and why we love bamboo so damn much.

First of all, Bamboo Bed Sheets are cooler, softer, and FEEL GOOD!

When it comes to bed sheets, many people believe that bamboo bed sheets are the softest and most breathable option on the market. And, while we can’t let you feel these bed sheets through the internet (we would if we could, just waiting on the science), we know that once you feel them for yourself you’ll agree. Many cotton sheets boast a high thread count and “sateen” finish as being the softest, silkiest sheet on the market – but, believe it or not, nearly any thread count in Bamboo is softer, silkier, and more cooling than your fanciest Cotton sheets.

Another advantage of bamboo over other materials is its absorbency. Bamboo is a naturally moisture-wicking material, so it helps to keep you cool and comfortable throughout the night. In fact, bamboo is temperature regulating, so it will keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Do cotton bed sheets adjust to your body temperature and climate needs? No, they do not.

Bamboo is actually three times more absorbent than cotton. YES, three times! That means it’s able to absorb three times more water than cotton, making it an ideal material for towels, robes, and – you guessed it! – bedsheets. As a result, bamboo-based products are not only more absorbent than their cotton counterparts, but also more durable and easier to care for.

So… how are we doing so far in this dog fight?

Softness winner: Bamboo
Cooling winner: Bamboo
Absorbency winner: Bamboo

But what was that about being more durable?

Durable? Yes. Bamboo Bed Sheets are basically immortal.

Fun fact about Bamboo: It is a fast-growing, sustainable resource that has a variety of uses, from construction materials to bamboo flooring. 

It’s gaining popularity as a textile fiber due to its environmental credentials and unique properties. One of those unique properties: Bamboo fibers are strong and durable, making them perfect for bed sheets that last.

In fact, bamboo is often compared to cotton in terms of strength and durability. But when it comes to textile strength, bamboo outperforms cotton. Bamboo fibers are 35% stronger than cotton fibers, making them less likely to tear or break.

And even though it’s three times more absorbent than cotton, Bamboo is less likely to shrink or stretch when wet. Compared to cotton, that means bamboo requires less dye to achieve a given color, and the color is also more resistant to fading. This is due to the fact that bamboo fibers are naturally darker than cotton fibers.

Did we mention that the sheets also get softer as they age?

Yes. Bamboo bed sheets can last up to TWELVE TIMES longer than their cotton counterparts in terms of look, feel, and durability – and even get better with age. (Like a fine wine, and also like you. 😉)

Lifespan winner: Bamboo

Maybe you’re thinking… but what about drool and sweat and spills?

You’re going to love this: Bamboo is naturally anti-odor.

Literally no one wants smelly bed sheets. Enter: Bamboo!

Yes, bamboo is naturally anti-odor, making it an ideal choice for activewear and other items that come into contact with sweat or other body fluids – like bed sheets!

In addition, bamboo is naturally antifungal, so it helps to prevent the growth of mold and mildew. One less thing to create congestion, health issues, and also: nasty smells.

Plus, bamboo is a type of grass that is naturally hypoallergenic and antimicrobial. This makes it an ideal material for those with allergies or sensitivities. So not only will you be able to breathe more easily, you won’t be smelling anything stinky when you do!

Health winner: Bamboo

Inhale, exhale. And breathe easy about the earth too.

Then there’s that whole environmental impact thing.

Bamboo is far more environmentally sustainable than cotton. It grows quickly and does not require the use of pesticides or herbicides. It is also biodegradable, meaning it will not clog landfills or pollute the environment. As a result, bamboo bed sheets are an excellent choice for those looking for a natural, eco-friendly, and hypoallergenic bedding option.

Sustainability winner: Bamboo

In summary, we love Bamboo bed sheets because they feel softer and cooler than cotton, last way longer, are better for your health, and are climate-friendly and highly sustainable.

So while they can sometimes be more expensive than their cotton counterparts, you will also get far more comfort and use out of them. 

🏆Our verdict? BAMBOO IS THE BEST. 

And you deserve the best – that’s why we’ve dedicated our life to making Bamboo Bed Sheets fun and accessible – starting with a $50 coupon for your first order which you can grab by signing up for our newsletter.
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