Sleep is a precious thing, and good sleep on amazing sheets is even better. I've always been a bit of a sheet snob, and because I'm constantly trying to find the best sheets I've ended up with so many sets that I could open a Bed and Breakfast and not have to buy any linens!
I’ve slept on Egyptian cotton, sateen, combed cotton, Italian linens, Pima cotton, high thread count, low thread count and everything in between. I like to think of my bed as a sanctuary and adore soft linens, which is why I'm all-ears when someone is talking about a new find. When I heard about bamboo sheets I was surprised because bamboo doesn't sound soft, it sounds stiff and tree-barkish. But again, always hunting, I bought a set from BedVoyage.com. They arrived and looked so pretty, and felt silky smooth to the touch. I washed them as instructed in warm water and dried on medium, and when I pulled them out of the drier they were so soft that I just wanted to wrap them around myself and never take them off! I could barely wait to slip into my bamboo sheets that night, and was SHOCKED at how soft they were! I let out a huge contented sigh, and felt like I'd found the thing I'd been hoping and trying to find for years, and they drape so great it felt like by bed was hugging me.
When my husband came to bed later that night, I was woken up to "Whoa! What are these?” Now when a man actually notices what he’s sleeping on, THAT says something! And remember, he has been on this ride with me for some time, new and different sheets are something he’s used to. When I told him they were bamboo sheets he couldn’t believe it. He said "are you done?" I laughed and said "I think my hunt is over".
Besides the feel, I love many other things about them, I stay cooler when I'm overheating, but they're also not shiver-cold when I get into bed, like cotton. One of the main reasons I bought the linens is because I'd heard they're good for hot flashes, and I am there, darn it! But now no more tossing the covers off or adjusting the thermostat. I've been sleeping much more comfortably and I wake up feeling like I slept well, which is a big deal to me because I used to lose sleep from being too hot. And even better, when I perspire the sheets dry faster than cotton and they seem to stay fresher longer so I don't have to change the bed as often. If you can sleep cooler, drier and on the softest sheets you’ve ever felt, doesn’t that sound like a dream? It does to me. My hunt is over and I am so pleased with my bamboo sheets that I'm telling everyone I know!