Bamboo Sheets vs. Silk Sheets

By Kelsi Hicken | Dec 8, 2020

Bamboo Sheets vs. Silk Sheets

By Kelsi Hicken | Dec 8, 2020

Bamboo and silk are two of the most luxurious fabrics used in bedding. Both are unbelievably soft, hypoallergenic, and promote better sleep, but there are still key differences between the two. This comparison will hopefully help you decide which fabric you want to use for your bedding for the ultimate night's sleep!

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First is comfort. Both silk and bamboo are soft and smooth, but bamboo is cooler and regulates temperature better. It is more breathable, so it doesn’t trap heat in the fabric while you sleep, keeping you more comfortable throughout the night. 

Second is maintenance. Bamboo is easier to take care of than silk, since it can be put in the washing machine and only needs to be air-dried every few washes for maximum freshness. While it is possible to machine-wash silk sheets, you need to be much more careful when washing them to ensure they don’t get ruined.

Third is durability. Silk can last a while with the proper care, but you can't wash it every week on a heavy cycle, or it will wear out quickly. Bamboo, on the other hand, doesn’t pill with use and can last for up to 15 years, especially when it is cared for properly. Both are durable, but bamboo outlasts silk with the right maintenance.

Next is allergenicity. Both bamboo and silk are hypoallergenic and resistant to mildew, so they won’t trigger any allergies or develop any kinds of fungi. Bamboo specifically wicks moisture, which prevents trapping smells, keeping it fresher and cleaner for longer.

Last, but definitely not least, is cost. Bamboo gets you more bang for your buck since it costs less to produce. Low-quality silk can be inexpensive, but you risk losing the added benefits of purchasing silk fabric. Bamboo is still luxurious, but high-quality bamboo does not cost quite as much as high-quality silk, making it more affordable in comparison.

When it comes down to it, bamboo and silk are both very soft, smooth, and luxurious bedding fabrics. However, bamboo ends up having an advantage over silk, particularly in maintenance, durability, and cost. Decide which fabric works best for you, and get the best sleep possible! Check out Cozy Earth's bamboo comforter and/or silk comforter and start maximizing your sleep!

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