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Bamboo sheets are just as effective in Winter as they are in Summer. They feel cool when you first get into bed, however they adjust very quickly to your body temperature and help maintain that temperature all night long.
However, the resulting fabric tends to be somewhat coarse and prone to wrinkling. Our guide to the best bamboo sheets highlights some of the best options available.
Bamboo viscose doesn't trap heat the way some traditional bedding materials can, which makes it a great option for temperature regulating sheets. Naturally cooling sheets are also great for hot flashes, especially when paired with lightweight bamboo viscose pajamas.
Bamboo sheets, in general, have natural thermo-regulating properties. This means that bamboo sheets have the ability to help regulate body temperature so they can keep people cool and warm at the same time. But first, let's discuss the cooling properties of bamboo sheets. Bamboo sheets are lightweight and breathable.
However, the natural fibres that make bamboo sheets soft, hypoallergenic and moisture-wicking are susceptible to heat damage. Tumble dryers can shrink sheets and create stubborn wrinkles. Drying on a low setting helps avoid shrinkage and wrinkles, but your best option for drying bamboo sheets is always on a line.
But like with other natural materials, there's only so much sweat bamboo sheets can absorb. With profuse sweating, bamboo sheets will get drenched and cannot absorb any more. Bamboo sheets are also very pliable. They drape close to the skin and absorb even more sweat.
Several of the sleep experts I spoke to suggested linen sheets. According to Dr. Joshua Tal, a psychologist who specializes in sleep disorders, they are very breathable and “pick up cool air.” Oks says that since linen is made of a looser weave than, say, a cotton sheet with a high thread count, it traps less heat.
Because bamboo sheets are delicate and soft, it's advised that you air dry them, to avoid damaging the fibres and maintain elasticity and colour. However, it is possible to machine dry bamboo sheets, so long as you choose a low heat and remove your bedding from the dryer as soon as the cycle is finished.
What type of sheets sleep the coolest? In general, sheets made from linen, bamboo, and Tencel offer the coolest, most breathable feel. Cotton sheets that feature a percale weave are also known for being exceptionally lightweight and airy, perfect for hot sleepers.
Durability – Viscose from bamboo fabric is known for its durability. It is less likely to pill with use, especially if you take proper care of your bedding. Meanwhile, Egyptian cotton is also easy to take care of, much like regular cotton, but tends to wear out faster than bedding made of bamboo viscose.
Bamboo fibers are naturally breathable and moisture-wicking, which helps to keep the skin cool and dry. This makes bamboo bedding an ideal option for hot sleepers who want to regulate their body temperature and prevent night sweats.
Bamboo sheets are naturally smooth and soft to the touch. Beyond just making them extra snuggly, this also means they can soothe the skin and prevent irritation, especially for people with conditions like eczema. Bamboo sheets are naturally antimicrobial, breathable, and moisture-wicking.
#1 Cotton (But Especially Flannel)
Brushed cotton sheets are not quite flannel because they are only napped on one side, but they give cotton an extra level of softness and warmth. Meanwhile, flannel sheets are the warmest option for your winter bed.
Bamboo bed sheets respond well to regular washing. We recommend aiming for once every 7 to 10 days. But if you go a fortnight between washes, that's reasonable as well.
However, the nature of the bamboo fibres means that they are also very soft and can become be vulnerable to stains from products, lotions, and natural body secretions. Bamboo sheets can turn yellow or discoloured over time because of sweat, skin oil, bodily fluids, body lotions, topical skin products and dirt.
Avoid using harsh detergents or fabric softeners on your bamboo bed sheets, as they can break down the fibers and cause them to lose their softness over time. Instead, use a gentle, eco-friendly detergent that is free from harsh chemicals.
We do not recommend bleach, fabric softener, washer balls or dryer sheets/balls. Harsher detergents can break down the fibers faster, shortening the lifespan of the linens.
For people who get hot during sleep, choosing sheets made of bamboo, cotton, or linen — breathable fabrics that wick away moisture from the body and help maintain a comfortable temperature — can help.
Linen and cotton are both great options for hot, sweaty sleepers. Both fabrics are breathable (and therefore, cooling). "Fabrics like bamboo are breathable and cool, even in warmer seasons," Holliday-Bell explains.
It's anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic.
Bed bugs, fungi, and even dust mites will not be able to thrive in bamboo-laden beds because of the antibacterial properties.
Drying Bamboo Bedding
Once washed, it is critical to properly dry your bamboo sheets to keep them looking like new. If your bamboo sheets are wet for too long, it can cause mold or mildew.
All pure bamboo sheets (and most blended options) are hypoallergenic, making them ideal for people with sensitive skin. Sheets made from these materials are resistant to dust mites and dust, minimizing the risk of irritating conditions such as sneezing or itching.