How Long Do Bamboo Sheets Last?
Bamboo Sheets Are Made Stand The Test Of Time
Comfortable bedding is not a luxury - it is an absolute necessity. We spend approximately six to eight hours in bed each night, which is about 25% of our day. There have been several studies that show a good sleeping routine is directly linked to how good you feel. By investing in high-quality bed sheets, you're more likely to feel comfortable and have a more restful sleep experience because the fibres offer breathability and allow you to self-regulate your temperature.
Bamboo sheets are amongst the most popular bed sheets on the market, and for good reason. Not only do bamboo bed sheets have natural fibres, which make the bedding eco-friendly and sustainable, but the bamboo fabric also has a durable feature that will provide you with the best slumber for years to come.
Here at Snoozy Monk, we are proud to offer long-lasting, quality bamboo bedding. The ability to get a good night's rest shouldn't cost you year after year. That is why we are committed to providing our customers with better products that are truly made to last. From sheet sets to duvet covers, we offer bedding that is guaranteed to serve you well.
So if you're currently searching for new bedding, we're here to make sure you know what to expect with your first set of bamboo sheets. As experts on the subject of bedding, we want to inform you on why you should choose bamboo sheets, how you can keep your sheets in the best shape and just exactly how long you can anticipate your sheets to last.
The Many Benefits Our Snoozy Monk Bamboo Bed Sheets
One of the many reasons people are turning to bamboo bedding is that the products are known to last longer than traditional cotton sheets. The durable material truly stands the test of time and doesn't discolour or pill. At Snoozy Monk, we use premium materials so that your sheets stay intact no matter how much any you use or wash them. Some of the other beneficial aspects of our fabric include:
Bamboo sheets are known to be incredibly soft to touch. When compared to other bed sheet options, bamboo fibres are actually much softer against the skin than cotton or flannel fabrics.
Regular cotton may absorb sweat and trap that moisture into the fibres. Bamboo, however, will wick away moisture and heat, keeping you dry, cool and comfortable throughout the night.
Bamboo bedding is the optimal choice for people with allergies. The hypoallergenic moisture-wicking properties ensure that dust mites and other allergy-causing particles don't stand a chance.
Due to the natural properties of the bamboo plant, bamboo bedding retains anti-bacterial and anti-microbial tendencies. Bamboo sheets are a poor environment for bacteria, not like cotton or flannel.
Bamboo plants require less land and water to cultivate than traditional crops. It also wards off insects, eliminating the need for harsh chemicals and pesticides.
When investing in your sheets, you want the sheets to last through many years of washing. Bamboo is a very strong fabric, low maintenance and capable of lasting years.
The Differences Between Bamboo and Cotton Sheets
Cotton sheets have been considered the traditional option for centuries. While a lot of people still like and use cotton bedding, we now know just how much more beneficial rayon bamboo sheets are for a peaceful night's sleep. Some cotton may have a higher thread count, but that doesn't necessarily mean that is better.
Over time, cotton will start to pill, tear and get small holes. This happens because cotton manufacturers will weave the cotton fibres together and leave the thread loose. By leaving the threads like this, the fabric becomes more prone to rips which is an indicator you need a new sheet.
Traditional cotton bedding also tends to discolour at a faster rate than bamboo bed sheets. As mentioned above, cotton tends to absorb sweat and other body oils, which makes it easier to turn yellow or grey.
Bamboo bedding will never pill or tear. Instead of weaving threads together, bamboo fibres are stretched across the entire length of the sheet. The integrity of the fabric is never compromised, which means it will last much longer than cotton.
Bamboo is also unabsorbent. Instead of absorbing your sweat, it will wick away moisture. This decreases the chances of discolouration and reduces the need to switch your bed sheets as often as you would cotton.
So How Long Do Bamboo Sheets Last?
Now that we know why viscose bamboo is the better option, we should also determine the timeline you can continue to use your bedding.
Bamboo bed sheets typically last anymore from five to 15 years. Not like cotton sheets, which typically need to be changed every year, the durability of bamboo sheets truly stand the test of time.
Whether your sheets last on the longer end of the expectancy or higher-end, truly depends on following our care instructions.
How To Make Your Snoozy Monk Bamboo Sheets Last Even Longer
Here at Snoozy Monk, we encourage you to follow our care instructions that you can get the most out of your bamboo sheets and keep them in great condition for years to come. While the cleaning process of the bedding isn't complex by any means, there are just a few tips and tricks you may want to use for the best results.
What To Avoid:
Let's start off with what you should avoid when handling your bamboo sheets.
Be sure to keep your telling away from household cleaners or personal care products that contain benzoyl peroxide or alpha hydroxy acids. There is a high chance these chemicals will cause discolouration to the fabric and ultimately ruin the natural beauty and soft feeling of your sheets.
You will also want to avoid fabric softener and bleach. While many think that fabric softener will make the sheets even softer, some are just far too strong for the fabric and the process might not end well. The easiest way to make sure your sheets stand the test of time is to simply avoid any material or product that doesn't mix well with its natural properties.
How To Wash:
When it comes to washing sheets, bamboo rayon will need to be washed in cold water. A hot water wash cycle may cause shrinkage, whereas a cold water wash will help retain its shape and is generally just more energy and time-efficient.
You can wash the sheets every week or every two weeks with a mild, liquid detergent. If you want to use powder detergent, just dissolve it first before adding your bedsheets to the wash.
When you first take the sheets out of the washing machine you might notice they are stuff. But don't be alarmed! Once they dry, they'll be back to feeling naturally soft.
How To Dry:
After washing your bamboo sheets, it might be tempting to throw them in the dryer so they can be used right away. If that's the case, be sure to set the dryer on low heat, tumble-dry setting. Remember, high heat from the dryer can cause shrinkage so one of the best ways to dry rayon bamboo bedding is by simply air-drying it.
How To Remove Stains:
This really depends on the type of stain, but most of the time, any oxygenated laundry detergent or stain removed used will do the trick. It's important to wash your sheets when you first notice the stain and follow proper care instructions so you don't cause further damage to the natural fibres.
How To Store:
There may be times you choose not to use your bamboo sheets, or perhaps you have multiple sets and have some in storage when one set is for the wash. In any case, you'll want to keep the bamboo sheets in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight. Also, avoid storing the bedding in plastic bags or containers as this can trap moisture and cause the fabric to discolour.
Bamboo Bedding Is Durable For A Good Night's Rest
All Snoozy Monk sheets and duvet cover sets are 100% made from sustainably sourced viscose rayon bamboo. We offer a thread count of 300 for optimal comfort and durability. If you're looking to elevate your sleeping routine with bedding that will last anywhere from five to 15 years, you will be sure to like our bamboo bed sheets and duvet cover.