What's the deal with bamboo sheets, anyway?

Bamboo sheets are super-soft and comfy (Photo: Getty)
Bamboo sheets are super-soft and comfy (Photo: Getty)

People are raving about bamboo sheets — they’ve become super-popular lately thanks to their incredibly soft feel, lightweight fabric, and fact that they’re eco-friendly.

“Bamboo is really soft—it kind of feels like fine cashmere,” board-certified sleep medicine researcher W. Christopher Winter, MD, of Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine and author of the book The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep Is Broken and How to Fix It, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. They’re also usually hypoallergenic and antibacterial, making them great for people with allergies.

“But the biggest thing about bamboo sheets is probably the way they transmit heat and absorb moisture,” Winter says. “People who use the sheets often say that they’re very cool and comfortable. If you get hot or sweaty at night, it doesn’t tend to stick to you because of the way it wicks away moisture.”

That’s important when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. “You want something that’s cool or temperature neutral, or you risk getting sweaty and waking up during the night,” Winter says. Bamboo sheets, he says, are a great antidote to this.

Interested in trying them out? Here are a few great options that won’t break the bank.

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Sleep Philosophy Bamboo Sheet Set—ON SALE

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These sheets come in a variety of pretty jewel and pastel tones, so you can easily find a look that’s perfect for your bedroom. Made of 100 percent rayon from bamboo, people rave about them in the comments. “These sheets are like sliding into silk!” one person wrote.

Shop it: Sleep Philosophy Bamboo Queen Sheet Set, $53 with code FRIEND (was $125), macys.com

Layla Bamboo Sheets—ON SALE

<a href="https://fave.co/2HXO28L" rel="noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Layla Bamboo Sheets;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Layla Bamboo Sheets</a> (Photo: Layla)
Layla Bamboo Sheets (Photo: Layla)

Layla’s sheets are made of 100 percent viscose from bamboo, creating a soft, light, and luxe feel of high thread count cotton sheets. They’re also naturally cool, and keep you at least three degrees cooler than you’d be in cotton sheets.

Shop it: Layla Bamboo Sheets, $100-$170 (was $130-$225), laylasleep.com

Cariloha Classic Bamboo Bed Sheet Set

Cariloha Classic Bamboo Bed Sheet Set (Cariloha)
Cariloha Classic Bamboo Bed Sheet Set (Cariloha)

These bamboo sheets are super-soft and come with extra-deep pockets for thick mattresses. They also have a free lifetime guarantee. “Love the feel of these sheets,” one reviewer said.

Shop it: Cariloha Classic Bamboo Bed Sheet Set, $139, cariloha.com

Tribeca Living Bamboo Sheet Set—ON SALE

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Tribeca Living Bamboo Sheet Set (Photo: Tribeca Living)

The silky look and feel of these sheets makes them a big hit with reviewers. “They are the best ever,” one person wrote. “I have five sets now, they don’t pill or snag and when washing them the dryer vent isn’t filled like all other brands.”

Shop it: Tribeca Living Bamboo Sheet Set, $52-$74 (was $148-$212, macys.com

Cosy House Collection Luxury Bamboo Sheets

Cosy House Collection Luxury Bamboo Sheets (Photo: Amazon)
Cosy House Collection Luxury Bamboo Sheets (Photo: Amazon)

At $43 a set, you can snatch up a few of these sheet sets, crafted of a bamboo and microfiber blend. With nearly 1,800 reviews, people can’t stop talking about how much they love them. “I was skeptical of the inexpensive price of these, but they are the best sheets I’ve had!” one reviewer said.

Shop it: Cosy House Collection Luxury Bamboo Sheets, $43, amazon.com

Bamboo Egyptian Comfort Extra Soft Striped Bed Sheets

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If you want bamboo sheets for an incredibly low price, here they are. These sheets come in five basic colors and retail for just $23. “I love these sheets. They’re sooooo soft and very generous,” one reviewer said.

Shop it: Bamboo Egyptian Comfort Extra Soft Striped Bed Sheets, $23-$28, walmart.com

Sheex Ecosheex

Sheex Ecosheex (Photo: Amazon)
Sheex Ecosheex (Photo: Amazon)

Sheex just might be the gold standard in bamboo sheets. They have a breathable structure and are made from 100 percent viscose from bamboo. They’re also durable and have a pretty silky sheen.

Shop it: Sheex Ecosheex, $180, amazon.com

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