It’s probably safe to say that 100% cotton bed linen is still by far the UK’s number-one choice…at least as far as hard sales are concerned. When the time comes to invest in new bedding, the overwhelming majority of buyers don’t even have to give the matter a second thought – they simply make a beeline to the nearest store that sells cotton bedding and choose largely at random. Some products are made with unbelievably soft 400-thread count Egyptian cotton and others are so rough you might as well be sleeping on a doormat – in any and all cases though, cotton is the UK’s favourite and probably will be for quite some time at least.
However, there’s something of a newcomer just starting to make its way into the mix right now that’s already taking those in the know by storm. On the surface it might sound like an odd concept to those coming across it for the first time, but the simple fact of the matter is that once you’ve tried out bamboo bedding for yourself…well, let’s just say it’s a difference you won’t soon forget! Just like cotton there are many different grades and quality levels when it comes to bedding made with bamboo, but find yourself a quality example and chances are you’ll see and feel in an instant what all the fuss is about.
The Best of All Worlds?
In terms of what it is that makes bamboo bedding so special, it’s all about the way in which the material offers an experience which could in many ways be considered the best of all worlds. Not only is it as soft, strong and hard-wearing as the best cotton, but it can also be manufactured in such a way as to feel as smooth and inviting as silk or cashmere. At the same time, it’s also a wonderfully breathable material which helps control both temperature and moisture levels between the sheets, guaranteeing an absolutely dreamy bedtime experience regardless of the season.
And if all this wasn’t enough, bamboo bedding is now more affordable than ever before. Of course it’s not quite on the same price levels as the cheapest polyester on the market, but when you think of what you get out of it, there’s no comparison in value for money stakes.
Your Overnight Thermostat
Without going into the most complicated scientific details, it’s worth noting that bamboo bedding has proved itself to be uniquely effective when it comes to controlling temperatures between the sheets all night long. This all comes down to the material’s unique breathability, insulating properties and the way in which it wicks moisture away more effectively than most other materials. This way, the material actually adjusts to the temperature of your body in order to keep you cool when it’s too warm and warm when it’s rather on the cold side.
Or in other words, it’s a bit like having your own personal thermostat keep an eye on you for the whole night! Even on the hottest of days you’ll be surprised just how comfortable bamboo bedding can make things – temperature control of course being of the utmost importance when it comes to quality sleep.
Kind to Pockets and the Planet
Bamboo bedding may not be the cheapest type of bedding on the market right now, but it’s better to think of it more as a long-term investment. The reason being that while cotton may be strong and durable enough, a good quality example of bamboo bedding will usually outlast its cotton counterparts up to three times over. As such, paying just a little more for bamboo bedding in the first instance is actually likely to save you money over the long-term as you’ll be replacing your sheets and covers only a third as often.
And of course, who can put a price on a good night’s sleep?
Last but not least, it’s also worth bearing in mind that bamboo bedding is (in the case of a reputable brand at least!) sourced and manufactured in a way that’s infinitely more environmentally friendly than all polyester bedding and most cotton bedding to boot. It comes in all shapes and sizes, it’s hypo-allergenic and it really couldn’t be easier to care for – what more could you ask for from any piece of household bedding?
Bedding crafted from bamboo is already a big deal, though is guaranteed to become a new household staple across the UK over the coming years. So, why not make now the time to get ahead of the curve and experience the difference for yourself?
Chances are, you’ll be glad you did!