Why is Bamboo the Alternative Plant Based Fiber We Should All Turn to
Everyone deserves a good night’s sleep. When one gets a good rest, the body rejuvenates and even the overall mood of a person thorough the day is uplifted. However, when one doesn’t get enough sleep, the opposite occurs, and even a big cup of coffee can’t bring the much needed energy and cheer. Along with making sure you don’t eat too late at night and stay off your devices at least an hour prior to sleeping, a very useful way to ensure you get proper rest is to replace your existing bedding with one made from bamboo.
Innovation in textile has brought alternative plant-based fibers such as bamboo into the spotlight as a substitute to chemicals-based synthetic fibers. The bamboo fiber is made from the pulp of the bamboo grass, which is separated into thin threads of fiber. The threads of fiber are then spun, dyed and woven into textile.
The first real try of turning bamboo into usable textile happened at Beijing University in 2000. A possible reason that explains why it took so long to develop a commercially viable bamboo textile is the fact that going for environmentally friendly textiles is a relatively recent trend. The smooth texture of the textile combined with its environmental benefits have turned bamboo into a trend.
Bamboo bedding is similar in softness to silk. Because there is no chemical treatment, bamboo bedding is naturally smoother and rounder with no sharp spurs to irritate the skin. But that is not the only thing that helps you get a good night’s sleep. Bamboo bedding features many other interesting characteristics that make it one of kind.
Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold, Just Right
One of the amazing things about this textile is that it can adjust to your body temperature. Thanks to the millions of micro-gaps in the fiber, bamboo is much more breathable than any fine cotton sheet. This means you will be cooler and more comfortable in summer and warmer and cozy in winter.
50% Less Moisture and Humidity in Your Bed
Instead of trapping moisture and humidity, the micro-gaps in the fiber vent these away from you. With reduced moisture in your bed, one can feel more comfortable while sleeping, even when the temperatures are soaring.
Allergy Friendly Bedding
Because bamboo bedding is natural and includes no harsh chemicals, it is a great option for allergy sufferers. It helps create a barrier between your skin and the mattress, which usually traps mites and other microscopic particles that are allergy triggers.
No More Smelly Sheets
Bamboo fiber contains a natural antimicrobial agent that resists odors. When your body sweats, it produces odor-causing bacteria that can thrive in your sheets. With bamboo, the story is different because it helps deter this while you sleep.
Good for You and the Environment
Bamboo is easy to grow and thrives without fertilizers or pesticides, making it a sustainable textile choice. In fact, bamboo is one of the most sustainable wood sources that can be harvested and regrown very fast, making it a particularly environmentally friendly choice.