The thought of bamboo as a mattress might sound unappealing to you. After all, we picture bamboo as having straight, hard branches — and this alone gives us uncomfortable thoughts. However, you might be surprised to find out that a bamboo memory foam mattress might just be the most comfortable mattress you could ever sleep on.
If you’re imagining bamboo rods converted into a mattress, then you’ve got the wrong idea. Instead, bamboo is harvested and processed into fibers that can then be used for linens, pillows, and mattresses.
3 Health Benefits from Bamboo Mattresses
Made from a combination of bamboo and memory foam, bamboo mattresses can offer a healthy sleeping dynamic for a number of reasons. Not only are they extremely comfortable, but they also offer a range of health benefits. In case you’re wondering, here are three health benefits you gain from sleeping on a mattress made of bamboo:
1. Bamboo mattresses are hypoallergenic.
Mattresses made from bamboo materials are hypoallergenic. This means you don’t have to worry about allergy-causing bacteria, dust mites, and any other particles due to their anti-microbial and antibacterial properties.
With fewer allergens in your mattress, you can breathe in less of the stuff that can give you trouble as you sleep. Since bamboo mattresses are bacteria-resistant, you no longer have to worry about nighttime allergies while sleeping.
2. They provide correct spinal support.
As mentioned earlier, a bamboo mattress is a combination of both memory foam and bamboo material. However, unlike a regular memory foam mattress, it offers the health benefit of a memory foam for spinal support. By offering correct support, you can avoid aches and pains that often occur in the back, neck, and shoulder area. While getting proper sleeping posture might seem trivial, it actually makes a lot of difference between waking up energized and waking up with an aching back or neck.
3. They help regulate body temperature.
Bamboo mattresses do a really good job at regulating your body temperature as you sleep – and this is due to two reasons. First, bamboo is incredibly porous when made into a fiber, hence allowing the material to breathe. This allows air to flow easily and freely, thereby keeping you cooler during hot days and warmer during cold nights.
Second, bamboo does extremely well at wicking away moisture. As you sweat while sleeping, moisture is absorbed into the mattress which then allows it to evaporate. This, in turn, keeps you dry and comfortable as you sleep.
Who Can Benefit from Bamboo Mattresses
You can benefit from sleeping on bamboo mattresses if you:
1. Sweat while sleeping.
2. Suffer from allergies as you sleep and need a hypoallergenic mattress.
3. Need a memory foam mattress to keep you cool. This is particularly applicable if you live in a hot climate.
Despite being a little more expensive than regular mattresses, bamboo mattresses are an excellent value if you suffer from allergies as you sleep. Thanks to its moisture-wicking and hypoallergenic properties, you can finally get the sleep you’ve always longed for.
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