6 bamboo pillows are all you need at bedtime

The miracle material that won't cost you, or the earth

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You may have heard of bamboo sheets being the next best bedtime thing, but have you considered a bamboo pillow? No? Me neither, up until recently, and now IMO, a bamboo pillow is one of the best pillow types out there. 

I'm always on the lookout for eco-friendly alternatives that won't cost me, or the earth. And after doing my research, and trying a few out, there's nowhere else I'd want to rest my head. 

Having the job of testing pillows for a while now — and sleeping well — it sounds a little silly to switch up my current situ. But, believe me, these bamboo pillows have benefits that go beyond their *impressive* eco-credentials. Kind to the planet, and to your skin, bamboo is naturally temperature-regulating, hypoallergenic, moisture-wicking, odor-resistant, and ultra-breathable. What more could you want?

No more flipping your pillow over to the cool side, or buying expensive silk pillowcases, a plush pillow made with bamboo fibers (either inside or on the outer layer or cover) is the only nighttime upgrade you need.

6 of the best bamboo pillows


Are bamboo pillows any good?

If you've read our 5-step guide to choosing the perfect pillow, you'll know there are a few things to look out for: material, sleep style, filling, size, and of course, budget. But what if I told you bamboo pillows can offer pretty much everything the average sleeper needs to get a great night's sleep? Those who have tried sleeping on this silky surface will know. 

They won't solve your insomnia, or stop your partner from fidgeting, but they are great at regulating your temperature for a sweat-free sleep, and more. If you have allergies, the good news is that bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial. But most importantly, they're better for the planet. 

How we chose these bamboo pillows

In order to choose the products we featured in this guide, we researched, read reviews, and compared products that claimed to be great for the planet. For those we have tested, we've made sure to balance eco-credentials, sleep quality, and price, so you can find the best value pillow for your budget. We've called a few of these bamboo pillows in for example, one of which will feature in our best pillow guide. 

Louise Oliphant
Ecommerce Editor

Louise is the Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes, specialising in sleep content so you can wind-down well. With prior PR experience working for a luxury bedding brand, Louise knows the importance of getting a great night’s sleep. Joining the other side of the desk as a full-time journo, Louise brings her bedding expertise to writing sleep buying guides, reviews, and news for Real Homes. Aside from helping readers get essential shut eye, Louise also writes shopping content for homeware items that’ll add a decorative edge to your space. With an eye for design that won’t snooze on style, but a budget that won’t quite stretch, Louise loves nothing more than a modern designer dupe. From coloured glassware to contemporary storage, anything to upgrade the bare space of her rented East London flat.