Bamboo Pillows, What Do You Think About Them?

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  1. Yvonne Smith

    Yvonne Smith Very Well-Known Member
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    The other day, I was at Kroger buying groceries, and there was a person there who was demonstrating bamboo pillows. I have seen the TV ads for My Pillow, but I hadn't ever seen a bamboo pillow before, so I was interested in learning about it.
    The cover was made of bamboo, but it felt like a regular material, and not what we think of when we picture bamboo. He said that it helps to keep the pillow cover cooler, and also helps to keep the pillow clean.
    The inside was shredded memory foam.
    He said that they usually sell for about $100, just like the My Pillow does; but they had a special price of 2 for $60 there at Kroger.
    I didn't get them, but they did feel like a really nice pillow, and like they would be very comfortable to sleep on.
    Naturally, when I got back home, I looked on Amazon to see if they carried these pillows, and they did (imagine that !) and on Amazon they were less than $50 for the set of two pillows. I have a gift card that I just got from the You.gov surveys; so we are talking about maybe buying a set.
    Has anyone ever used one of these pillows, and if so, are they as good as they advertise, and are they worth the expensive prices they charge ?
     
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    No, I hadn't heard of them until now. I don't usually use a pillow except maybe a very soft thin one.
     
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    I have never used Bamboo pillows but I use Bamboo sheets.. and they are beautifully soft. When they get dried in the dryer they come out very stiff but they so0n drop back into the beautiful soft shape as before. I much prefer them to Egyptian Cotton. I'd love to try Bamboo Bath Sheet but they are really expensive , hopefully if the prices drop I'll be able to eventually get some..
     
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    I've never heard of the bamboo pillow covers. I guess they're trying to attract those interested in comfort and newer materials, and the filling is probably economical, since by now, there are probably plenty of memory foam mattresses that need recycling. I've also used bamboo sheets and have a pair of bamboo socks that I find to be very soft and comfortable. It sounds as if it could be a good purchase, at least the ones you have found on Amazon, since they're less expensive.
     
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    I have tried so many pillows I've lost count, can't find one to suit me - memory foam goes so soft in warmer weather so yer head touches the mattress !
    But Bamboo - I like the sound of them sheets Holly, must give them a try
    @Holly Saunders - Do you find them cooler ?
     
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    Yes they are cooler @Patsy Faye but they are also incredibly soft...

    I wouldn't sleep on memory pillows because I'd find them wayy too hot.. I use Hungarian Goose down pillows , they're not cheap but if you shop around you can find them at an affordable price...they have real support in them without being too firm.
     
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    You are so right - very hot :eek:
    I have severe nerve damage, the nerves tingle and burn real bad, so I have tried many different types of bedding
    I like that the Bamboo is soft, funny how it 'becomes soft' after a while from the dryer ............
    I'll search for products next week, see what I can find :)
     
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    Good luck let us know if you find anything that helps...
     
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    I will - thanks Holly
    Will look and search on Monday, will have more time then x
     
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    Where do you find them if you don't mind my asking? I usually use high thread count all cotton but these sound interesting.
     
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    I haven't tried them yet but there are several choices available on Amazon.com. Here's one.
     
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    @Holly Saunders
    Hi Holly - well I've been looking so hard I'm glazed over now :p
    Kept seeing white ones, want cream :rolleyes:
    Then, when I did spot some, they were coming from America and wanted £42 for postage !! :eek:
    I will look again when I've rested me eyes and brain ..............:)
     
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    @Holly Saunders
    Hi Holly - I've had a look and asked Fabs to check the colours - big mistake - can't decide :rolleyes:
    Will return to the site tomorrow when we've come to a mutual understanding :p

    Might be an idea to order just pillowcases first, 'cos when he read the word 'silky' he says 'I don't want silky sheets, I'll slide off' :rolleyes:
    'They're not silk' says I 'they just feel nice and smooth'
    So obviously a bit more discussion needed :p
    Thank you me darlin' for helping me x
     
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    You're very welcome chikadee. :D
     
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    :D I like ! :p
     
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    I wrote an article one time on Bamboo pillows. I thought it was something bizarre, but apparently it is all the rage now. They are supposed to provide a good night's sleep. I think they are hypoallergenic and can be good for those with orthopedic or nerve problems of some type as well. They might be marvelous, but I am not paying 50 to 100 dollars for a pillow, sorry. I have a cooling pillow I use now, it is good in the summer when it becomes so hot and humid.
     
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    I have tried them all - except Bamboo, I think Tencil is similar, which I've tried
    I have come to the realisation there is 'nothing' available to cool me down
    I have 'severe' nerve damage, which results in severe burning sensation with pins and needles
    everything I have tried, I heat up within 2 - 3 minutes !
    Its totally unbearable :(
     
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    I agree with @K E Gordon too expensive for me too but again while I am trying to find a pillow that will help alleviate discomfort from my bursitis I might consider bamboo pillows for its cooling factor. Not :rolleyes:
     
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    That's what I was wondering about if these bamboo pillows alleviates bursitis...but at a good price please. I like cool nights with temps in the lower 70's too. I wonder if chiropractors can heal bursitis? Bamboo pillow commercials seem real good though. Thanks for letting us know about the amazon prices!!
     
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    Today, we went to the liquidation store, and they had the bamboo pillows for $20 each; so we splurged and bought two of them.
    Our pillows are not only the cheapest walmart pillows; but very old, and were due to be replaced, and these felt oh-so- good , so we are going to try them out and will let everyone know how we like them.
    They have got to be better than the ones we have been sleeping on, and they should last a long time; so hopefully, it will be a good investment for us.
     
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    Here is my update on the bamboo-covered pillows. The first set that we had were really full of the shredded memory foam. If they had been in a larger pillow case, then it could have spread around a little bit, but these were pretty tightly packed. Bobby likes a fluffy pillow and he has been really happy sleeping on the ones that we got; but it was just too full and hurt my neck to sleep on it.
    Later, I found a free one from the Amazon Review Club and ordered that. I like it MUCH better ! It not only has less of the shredded memory foam in it, but the cover has a zipper and you can take out some of the memory foam if it has too much. I didn't take any out because it works fine as it is; but it is something that you can do.
    It is not only comfortable; but cool also. I have seen some that are supposed to be the therapeutic curved pillows, and I have requested one of those, too; but so far, I haven't gotten one. They only give away a few of each thing, so that people can test them and write reviews; but I can keep asking, and eventually, I will get one to try.
    In any case, I do definitely recommend getting the shredded memory foam pillow for a comfortable night's sleep. And it is not necessary to spend the $100 price tag now because they are offering them from more companies and selling them cheaper all of the time.
     
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