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Benefits of Bamboo Viscose Sheets and Other Bedding

Benefits of Bamboo Viscose Sheets and Other Bedding


Lindsey S.
Sep 08, 2021

The quality of your sheets is more connected to the quality of your sleep than you may think. Your bedsheets and other bedding can affect your body temperature, perspiration, and overall comfort, making high-performance bedsheets paramount to falling asleep and staying asleep.

Having top-tier bedsheets may sound like an unnecessary luxury, but is it really a superfluous purchase if it helps you get better sleep and, in turn, supports your health? When you think of it that way, high-quality bedding is well worth your while. And, fortunately, you don't have to pay a premium price for luxurious sheets.

Bamboo viscose bedding offers maximum comfort but at a much lower cost than other high-end materials like silk, Egyptian cotton, and eucalyptus. Nonetheless, they provide many of the same perks (and more) than these pricey alternatives.

What Is Viscose from Bamboo?

Most “bamboo bedding” is made with viscose from bamboo, also known as bamboo viscose, rayon from bamboo, or bamboo rayon. After harvesting natural bamboo, manufacturers use chemical solvents to break down parts of the plant and extract cellulose. Next, they press the resulting pulp into fibers which they spin into long, soft threads, perfect for breathable fabric weaves. 

When made with 100 percent viscose from bamboo, bamboo viscose sheets have a soothingly smooth feel comparable to silk, but at a much lower price. Plus, bamboo sheets are machine washable whereas silk often requires hand washing. 

You can also find bedding that blends viscose from bamboo with other materials, like our Deep Pocket Blended Cotton Sheet Set made with 60 percent cotton and 40 percent viscose from bamboo. These premium sheets are breathable, highly durable, and sleep comfortably cool.

1. Soft and Smooth

When you think of bamboo, your mind may jump to tall shoots of tropical greenery or the long, hard rods used to make furniture. It may seem impossible that a smooth, lightweight fabric uses the same plant.

But it's true; viscose from bamboo fabric has a satin-like feel and is soft and gentle on skin. Bamboo viscose fabric also creates low friction, making these pillowcases ideal for those with textured hair.

2. Temperature Regulating

Viscose from bamboo fabric regulates temperature, making it suitable for most climates and perfect for places that experience all four seasons. Two critical characteristics make bamboo viscose sheets temperature regulating: the fabric's breathability and moisture-wicking abilities.


Viscose from bamboo sheets have micro gaps in the fabric, allowing for steady airflow. Ventilation prevents hot air from getting trapped beneath the covers and creating a pocket of humidity around your body.

Moisture Wicking

Bamboo viscose sheets pull heat and moisture away from the body, assisting your body's natural temperature regulation system, also known as sweating. If you sweat at night, these sheets will wick away—not absorb—the liquid. Moisture-absorbing materials become saturated with sweat, making it hard to stay cool and dry and keep your sheets smelling fresh. On the other hand, moisture-wicking sheets pull the liquid away from the body and onto the fabric's surface, where it quickly absorbs.

This system maintains a comfortable temperature all night long and ensures you wake up to crisp, cool, and dry sheets.

Moisture-wicking sheets pull the liquid away from the body and onto the fabric's surface, where it quickly absorbs. 

3. Made to Last

While other bedsheets and bedding have short fibers that easily pull and tear, premium viscose from bamboo fabrics have long, stretched-out fibers that stay secure and don't pill. If taken care of properly, high-quality bamboo viscose bedding can last for up to 10 years. They maintain their silky-smooth feel over the years and, depending on the weave, can even become softer with use.

Common Questions About Bamboo Bedding

Can You Machine Wash Bamboo Viscose Sheets, Blankets, and Comforters?

Care instructions for viscose from bamboo bedding vary based on construction and what other materials the product contains. Most bamboo bed sheet sets are machine washable and can go in the dryer at a low-temperature setting. Still, you should always check the care label for details.

When it comes to bamboo viscose blankets, comforters, and duvet covers, dry cleaning may be required or recommended. Always consult the label before washing.

Does Thread Count Matter for Bamboo Bed Sheets?

With luxury bedding materials like Egyptian cotton and silk, thread count dictates quality and price. Because of viscose from bamboo fiber’s innate softness and durability, having a higher thread count doesn't matter as much for bamboo viscose sheets. Most 100 percent viscose from bamboo bedsheets on the market have a thread count of around 300.

Better Sleep Under Bamboo Viscose Blankets and Sheets

With a new set of bedding, better sleep is in reach. By simply switching out your current sheets, blankets, and comforter for viscose from bamboo, you can achieve cooler sleep under soothing covers that feel as soft as silk but at a fraction of the cost.

Disclaimer: Nolah does not provide medical advice. All resources on the Nolah blog, including this article, are informational only and do not replace professional medical counsel. Talk to your doctor about any health, mental health, or sleep-related issues.

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