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The Best Bamboo Pillows on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written about the best cooling pillows, pillows for side sleepers, and pillows (overall), here we’re investigating the best bamboo pillows you can find on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best bamboo pillow, overall

“Best pillow ever. Trust me. I’m a very light sleeper and I’ve come to expect waking up in the middle of the night for no reason. Princess and the pea deal here. Most pillows aren’t to my liking — I like firmness but not memory foam stiffness. I hate fluffy pillows where you sink in. I am an EVERYTHING sleeper — not one position but all of them. Everyday this week I’ve slept on this like a brick without waking up. Ever had a pillow so good you want to stay in bed? Yeah. It’s like that.”

Editor’s Note: We’ve written about this before.

Best bamboo body pillow

“This is the most AMAZING body pillow in the entire world! I am a very sedentary person due to my job and this causes unbelievable back pain. Not only does this body pillow eliminate the need for those other three pillows I was using, but it is so much more comfortable and convenient. I no longer spend half of my night wrangling all these pillows because my new body pillow is fluffier and it stays in one place for me all night long!”

Best contour bamboo pillow

UTTU Sandwich Pillow, Adjustable Memory Foam Pillow

“I’d been getting neck pains upon waking which caused headaches so I decided to try a new pillow. I sleep primarily on my side and use the larger size, plus I kept the insert in the pillow which was perfect for me (medium frame). This pillow is so much better than anything else I have used. I have a much better nights sleep proven by my Fitbit record and don’t wake up with neck pain. The pillow just seems to perfectly cradle your head regardless of your sleep position.”

Best bamboo bolster pillow

“I love this company and already have their first pillow. I have a neck injury and this one finally lets me get a good night’s sleep. It’s got just the right amount of give to be comfortable and is the right height to keep my neck aligned while sleeping on my side. It fluffed up within an hour of opening the packaging as instructed.”

Best cooling bamboo pillow

“This is a wonderful pillow. I have some neck issues, and it has significantly improved my sleep and reduced discomfort. I am petite, and I am so grateful that the thickness is adjustable. I removed a gallon bag of stuffing and the pillow is perfect. The pillow offers excellent support, and so far at least, it doesn’t get flat. I highly recommend it. It has only a slight odor when it arrives, but a few minutes tumbling in the dryer fluffed it up (it arrives flat) and reduced the odor to almost nothing.”

Best bamboo gel pillow