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The Natural State of Sleep- On Luxury Bamboo Sheets

Posted By on March 7, 2016

As per the medical dictionary –

‘Sleep is a natural periodic state of rest of both mind and body in which the consciousness is completely or partially lost. During sleep the brain undergoes a characteristic cycle of brain-wave activity that includes intervals of dreaming’.

This proves how imperative it is to sleep well at night in order to ensure proper functioning of your mind and body throughout the day.

In order to experience all the goodness of a sound sleep, you need to feel completely relaxed when you climb in between sheets and to a great extent it is your bedding, meaning the surface that you sleep on, which is responsible for providing this feeling. Who wouldn’t like to enjoy the luxury of sleeping on a comfortable bed covered with the softest bed-sheet which amongst other things is also capable of regulating temperature? Therein emerges the option of bamboo sheets and surprising though it might appear, it is indeed the long forgotten bamboo that provides the softest bedding material.

Bamboo sheets have risen to fame during recent times not just owing to their fine soft quality but also their antibacterial, antifungal and temperature regulating properties that are inherent to this species. Since these attributes are retained even after the bamboo has been transformed into sheets, the quilt that is produced is all-season in nature, meaning it can be used to keep warm in summers and cool during winters.

Most importantly what has caught everyone’s imagination is its built-in resistance to bacteria and fungi like mildew, mold and so on. Courtesy of this trait, it is one of the fastest growing renewable sources in the forest world. Therefore, after having been meticulously woven, the outcome is a high quality, soft and anti-allergic luxury sheet which is perfect for all age groups and is especially a good choice as kids’ bedding.

As is universally known, children have the most delicate skin and it does not take much for a small rash to aggravate into a full-fledged infection. Their skin needs proper care and the softest materials, especially during the time that they spend in bed and one of the ways of ensuring this entails using bamboo sheets as part of kids’ bedding. An added advantage is that bamboo does not require pesticides to grow and hence is more organic as compared to other materials. So you might as well rest assured that your child is sleeping on a surface which is completely free of chemicals.

Truly advantageous is the fact that even after several washes, bamboo sheets are able to retain their natural properties, namely softness, anti allergic and temperature regulation to the maximum. Thus, by using these, you need not worry about your child catching cold, getting sores or falling victim to contagions that thrive in humid conditions.

‘Natural’ is the way to go in this new millennium and switching to bamboo sheets is a viable option that meets this objective without being overly expensive on the pocket and draining on health and comfort. So why not discard those artificial fabrics and switch over to this eco-friendly alternative where the kids’ bedding is concerned to ensure a safe, comfortable and healthy environment for children?

There’s No Debate About Bamboo Bed Sheets

Posted By on March 7, 2016

Lately, you may have heard a lot of negative media about bamboo products, such as bamboo sheets. Bamboozled was invented by some genius looking to be the next Webster, and refers to someone who has gotten caught up in the “hype” of the wonders of bamboo, but is actually being duped. The primary concern comes from the process in which bamboo is made into a fabric.

Naturally, the bamboo fabric is rough and not comfortable at all. It has to be washed in a chemical in order to remove some of the rough elements. According to the FTC, preparing it in this way makes bamboo no longer bamboo. They thus classify it as rayon, and deem it a man-made material. However, cotton is prepared from use as a textile by washing in a heavy chlorine and hydrogen peroxide. Both chemicals are not good for the environment as well. Kale isn’t really a tasty leaf until it is cooked (and I have to add a thick sauce) but nobody dons the “man-made” label on either of those. You can get your own bamboo sheets at http://bambooforlife.comorganic bamboo sheets

The reason for the confusion and the U.S. governments intrusive involvement lies in the history of this countries agricultural productivity. Cotton has been one of the American staple crops since before we were an independent nation. Even now, the United States is the largest exporter of cotton in the world. The government even pays farmers (subsidizes) if they grow cotton. With this heavy financial investment, it makes sense why they would be so opposed to a plant common in Asia that is so much superior to cotton.

Bamboo as “rayon” is still bamboo. The actual fibers are from the bamboo plant and can still be identified as such. The statement says that no traces of the original plant are available after the chemical wash, but this is false (and they give no scientific evidence). On the contrary, universities in Japan have tested bamboo rayon fabric and found that all of the antibacterial and moisture wicking properties are still intact. It goes to show that the ulterior motives of the government (even those who say they are environmentalists) are hindering the world’s improvement.

Benefits of Bamboo

Bamboo is one of the most amazing plants in the world, and when you get a pair of bamboo bed sheets you will know why. Its properties are luxurious like silk yet more soft and light weight than cotton. They are the most comfortable, soft, and clean sheets you will ever use! Bamboo organic sheets will make you shun at even the sight of cotton.

Above just the physical benefits, it is important to compare the bamboo plants to cotton. The real debate here should not be about the feel of the product (although that conversation is highly favorable to bamboo sheets ). The real question is not whether the chemical wash of bamboo or cotton is the most eco-friendly. The greatest marker of which plant is better for the world is the growth and harvesting process. Cotton is on of the thirstiest plants in the world. It uses more irrigation and water than almost any plant grown in the U.S. It also demands the heaviest use of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizer. The very growth of the plant requires putting more chemicals and wasting more water than growing all the bamboo in the world. How is that you may think? That is because bamboo requires no fertilizer, no pesticides, and no herbicides, and uses less than a 1/3 of the water required for cotton. Bamboo can produce about 33% more oxygen from greenhouse gases than a corresponding group of trees. Bamboo can also be harvested every one to three years. When being harvested, it doesn’t need to be uprooted or destroyed. It is simply cut (like a grass… it’s technically a grass) and it will regrow in one to three years. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world. Some species can grow up to 1 meter per day! If all of the chemicals of cotton were eliminated, we would be saving a lot more of our environment that it takes to wash bamboo pulp to prepare textiles.

So the next time you are faced with a decision to buy cotton, or give into the luxurious and eco-friendly benefits of bamboo, you will now know which to choose right? Bamboo will not only help the environment, it just feels better. Whether it is bamboo blankets of plates made from bamboo, you will like this better.

The Secrets of Bamboo Sheets!

Posted By on March 7, 2016

Bamboo sheets are not your normal 800 thread count bed sheets. Bamboo sheets are not only comfortable but they’re designed to be the most luxurious sheets for your bed as well as your guest bedroom. Bamboo sheets have a large amount of natural antibacterial resistance. In addition to the antibacterial qualities, they are also very antifungal. This antifungal property is a natural way for the bamboo forest to protect itself from bugs and other vermin that would consume the plants before they reached maturity.

In recent testing by the China Industrial Testing Center, it was discovered that bamboo sheets kill 98.8% of bacteria after 24 hours. These strange-but-true sheets are not only antibacterial and antifungal, they’re also renewable. Since they’re made from a 100% renewable resource, bamboo, you’re using an eco-friendly alternative to traditional cotton, nylon and rayon sheets. In addition the antifungal and antibacterial qualities and since bamboo is a natural repellent of pests and bugs, no pesticides are needed in the growth or cultivation of bamboo plants. This keeps them as natural and safe as possible.

People who sleep on bamboo sheets compare them to silk, but always not that the bamboo sheets are not as slippery as the silk sheets, but just as soft. Bamboo is a unique insulator as well. In the winter, they will insulate and keep you warm, and in the summer time they draw heat away from your body and keep you cool. Bamboo bed sheets are available in a wide variety of colors and thicknesses. You will definitely be able to find any combination of color, bed size and thickness. If you’re like me, you like a light color bed sheet that is very thin. Bamboo is as thin as silk without the slipperiness of those silk bed sheets.

After reading the benefits of bamboo bedsheets, most people ask one question, “How much do they cost?”, and they expect bamboo sheets to be 4 to 5 times more expensive that regular cotton sheets. After looking at the actual price of bamboo and cotton, you’ll find they’re very close to the same. I did a price search for 600 thread count Queen cotton sheets and 600 thread count Queen bamboo sheets. The cotton ranged from $39-99 for a queen set of sheets including two pillow cases. The bamboo sheets ranged from $79-109 for the exact same setup including two pillow cases. If you generally buy the cheapest bedding you can find, the cotton is still going to be cheaper. If, however, you generally buy in the middle of the road, or towards the top end of sheets, bamboo will be almost the same in price when compared to cotton.

A single problem I’ve found is that bamboo sheets are hard to find in stores. I’ve looked at large retailers like Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, and Costco. None of them had any bamboo bed sheets in stock, but you can always find them online. After looking at enough reviews at different retailers, I knew that bamboo sheets were for me. Without discussing it with my wife, I ordered a set for us from http://bambooquest.com. When they came in, I put them on the bed and didn’t tell her. That night she laid down in the bed and said, “Something is wrong with our sheets!” I said, “What’s wrong?” My wife said, “These aren’t the same sheets I slept on last night, they’re softer and more comfortable!” If that’s not enough proof, give it your own test and see if your significant other can tell the difference!