The 5 Best Bamboo Pillows for Side Sleepers

Why Choose A Bamboo Pillow?

It seems like the entire world is jumping on an obsessive trend to go more natural, reusable or organic for everything. I am not saying this trend is not a good one or that you should not consider it for yourself, I am simply commenting that maybe it deserves a little bit of your attention, not everything that is popular has to be bad or faddy.

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Bamboo may seem like an interesting material to choose for a pillow, I mean isn’t it just a tree or a plant or something? The bamboo plant actually can be used to make rayon which is a material derived from the plant to make a soft, comfortable pillow for you.

Why else should you consider a bamboo pillow other than that it is trendy and soft? It is also more natural and is made out of a plant that is abundant in the world and creates a product that is breathable and easy to clean.

Many bamboo pillows are actually hypoallergenic, dust mite free or mildew resistant which means that you are choosing an non-irritating product. This will be great for your health and make your quality of sleep better as you are not breathing in allergens and you aren’t putting your skin directly in contact with harmful pathogens.
Are bamboo pillows made 100% from bamboo?
To make the answer simple for you, no, not all bamboo pillows are made 100% from bamboo as this would not make the most comfortable or more durable pillow. The pillows are typically a mix or blend of rayon, polyester or cotton and occasionally there is even another material that can be put in the mix.

The cover or the foam can be made of the bamboo material depending on who manufactures it and how the pillow is designed. It is up to you to decide if you want the cover or the stuffing or both to be made of some kind of material derived from bamboo.

The considerations that went into selecting pillows for this list

  • Durable: A pillow is actually a small investment not only of your money but investing in to your sleep and overall wellbeing and health. It should be one that lasts through constant use, every night sleeping and through the year.
  • Hypoallergenic: While this may or may not be high on your list, a pillow being hypoallergenic is a quality that you should take seriously. If the pillow is hypoallergenic then that means that it will keep out allergens that would otherwise cause you issues breathing and sleeping.
  • Washable cover: The covers of these pillow should not just be breathable and soft but machine washable as well. You lay your head against the pillow each night, potentially dirty or while you are sweating in your sleep which means you are going to need to wash it often.
  • Breathable: The pillow itself should be either ventilated or otherwise made from a shredded memory foam that allows for adjustments and airflow to keep you cool through the evening. The cover itself should also be made of a lightweight, natural, and breathable material that allows for air to be easily pushed throughout the pillow.

The Top 5 Bamboo Pillows

Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow

Snuggle-pedic is a company that is based in the United States and manufactures their pillows in the US as well so you know who is creating your pillow and what kind of standards the factories are being held to.

This pillow is made of shredded memory foam so it is breathable and adjustable and allows you to form and shape it into the exact pillow you need for your sleeping style. What that means is that any kind of sleeper will find this pillow comfortable.

The pillow is ventilated which means that you will find it is not heating up or overheating throughout the evening and you will stay cool. The cover is also made from bamboo which means it is extremely breathable.

If you are looking for a hypoallergenic pillow then this is a great option for you especially if you find that allergens or irritants slow you down. The pillow cover is machine washable so you can keep it clean.

This extremely comfortable pillow is available to you in one of three sizes depending on which size bed you have and how big or small you want the pillow to be. You can order either the standard size pillow which serves well or the queen or king size pillow.


  • Hypoallergenic
  • Very breathable
  • Three size options
  • Bamboo cover


  • Some report being very heavy
  • Some report it being very thick

Plixio 2-Pack Memory Foam Bamboo Pillows

If you share your bed with a partner or if you simply like to have more than one pillow or even if you want to provide pillows for multiple people you may LOVE Plixio’s memory foam pillows that come in a two-pack. The two-pack is actually relatively cheap and you get quality pillows that are durable and are inexpensive.

This pillow is imported and is made of bamboo and polyester which are two products that you know and trust. The case of the pillow is also made of bamboo and is soft and hypoallergenic to be good for all users.

The pillows are queen size and are marketed as being good for you if you are a snorer because they will help you to stop. The shredded memory foam holds up better than a bar of memory foam because it is more resilient and will keep its shape over time.


  • 2 pack of pillows
  • Queen size
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Breathable bamboo cover


  • Some report them being too hard
  • Some report them being very heavy

Sleep Whale Adjustable Bamboo Memory Foam Pillow

Sleep whale has created a fully adjustable memory foam pillow that allows you to change the fill in order to firm up the pillow or soften it to your standard. No matter if you sleep on your stomach, back or side you will find that this pillow is comfortable for your sleeping habits.

The pillow is completely hypoallergenic to keep away pathogens and allergens. It is also dust mite resistant so even while your room collects dust, you do not have to worry about it sticking to your pillow.

The cover of this pillow is not only machine washable but it is safe to put in the dryer as well so you do not have to worry about keeping it neat and clean. Not all covers are reported as being safe in the dryer so this one has the added bump.

This pillow comes with a lifetime warranty so if you find that there are any defects or issues you can return it. Hassle free returns to get a pillow without issues or your money back is a great security for you.


  • Machine washable
  • Dryer safe
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Fully adjustable


  • Some report it not being cool
  • Some report it being too large

Original Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Bamboo Pillow

Original Bamboo is a company that has a reputation for creating quality products and the shredded memory foam pillows do not fall short when it comes to that. These pillows are available to you in either the standard, queen size or in the king size if you want a slightly larger pillow.

The pillow cover is hypoallergenic which is a must today because many people have allergies that keep them up throughout the night or cause them to snore. The pillow comes with a five year warranty in case you find some kind of issue or simply do not enjoy the pillow.


  • Hypoallergenic
  • Machine washable
  • Large size
  • Very comfortable


  • Some users report poor quality
  • Some users report overly firm

Zen Bamboo Gel memory Foam Bamboo Pillow

The final addition to this list is Zen Bamboo’s creation that is designed to be cool and stay cool through the night. This pillow is made with a gel center that keeps you cool and yet supported as well.

The pillow is not only hypoallergenic, it is also dust mite resistant so you do not have to worry about pathogens or irritants driving you crazy. The bamboo cover is not only soft but breathable as well and is easy to machine wash.

The cover is also resistant to stains so even though you can send it through the washing machine, you do not have to be worried about it getting dirty. If you still are not satisfied then you can return it within thirty days.


  • Gel foam
  • Dust mite resistant
  • Breathable cover
  • Stain resistant


  • Some report poor packaging
  • Some report easily flattening

Closing Thoughts

While you are nodding off to sleep you may consider that the pillow you are sleeping on plays a key role in how well you can and do sleep throughout the evening. If you are looking for a more natural, breathable pillow then you may consider that a bamboo pillow is the right decision for you.

The bamboo covers on the pillows are very breathable and hypoallergenic and often very easy to wash and keep clean. Make sure that you check the tags carefully and understand what the proper cleaning instructions are before sending it through the washer.


About Haley Henson Haley Ann Vuksta is an American woman currently living and serving in Uzhgorod, Ukraine. She teaches English and ministers to the local Roma (gypsy) population there with her husband, Ruvim. Following a call on her heart and the local pastor's prompting, she moved to Ukraine at the age of 22 and began to serve the people in whichever way was most needed. This is often women's and children's small groups as well as English lessons. She enjoys reading, writing, singing, travelling, meeting new people and learning languages. She is fluent in English and Ukrainian and knows Spanish and some Russian as well. She is currently taking Italian lessons in an effort to broaden her horizons and assist her when she travels. She loves animals, people, her husband and Jesus.

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