Miracle Bamboo Pillow Review
The Miracle Bamboo Pillow promises it will work for every sleep position. Does it live up to the hype? We analyze the marketing claims and get to the bottom of who will love the Miracle Bamboo Pillow and who might not be satisfied.
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The Mattress Nerd’s Take: The original Miracle Bamboo Pillow is a memory foam pillow that bills itself as the world’s most comfortable pillow. It’s an “As Seen On TV” type of brand, similar to MyPillow. The company advertises that one pillow will work for all sleeping positions and with either a soft, medium or firm feel.
Still, that’s a lot to ask for a bargain $29.95 pillow. It’s not a lot to pay for a decent pillow, so you have to wonder if the bed pillow can hold up to these promises. Only then can you decide if it is a long-term solution or a waste of money. Ultimately, we feel that the loft level of the Miracle Bamboo pillow is too high for stomach sleepers to sleep comfortably, but it’s good for side and back sleepers. Check out the best pillows for stomach sleepers for better options.
- The Miracle Bamboo pillow is easy to mold and shape, making it great for mid-sleep readjustments
- The allergy-resistant bamboo fabric cover is also great for the environment and all-natural
- Loftier feel makes it a good pillow for side sleepers who need a bit more elevation for the head and neck
- The cover of the Miracle Bamboo pillow might not sleep as cool as hot sleepers need
- The Miracle Bamboo pillow doesn’t come with a warranty to protect the purchase, meaning you’re on the hook for a replacement after the 30-day money back guarantee
- The pillow should only be spot-cleaned, making it more difficult to get cleaned
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Bamboo Viscose Cover
The pillowcase of the Miracle Bamboo pillow is woven from the viscose pulled from the natural cellulose fibers from bamboo plants. Because the cover is made from bamboo fibers, the bamboo pillow is breathable, resists bacteria, dust mites and mold, and is hypoallergenic. If you have allergies like me, you’ll be breathing a deep breath of gratitude.
The viscose also feels cool next to your skin and wicks away moisture so the surface also stays dry. The bamboo cover should stay cool and comfortable throughout the night. If you are a hot sleeper, see the best cooling mattresses.
Shredded Memory Foam
The “guts” of the pillow are shredded memory foam fill with some microfiber. To make the pillow softer or firmer – even extra firm, you can unzip the interior and add or subtract the filling to your heart’s content. This should be helpful if you sleep on your side and need to rearrange the filling to cradle your head and shoulders while supporting your neck.
The Miracle Bamboo Pillow was designed so that you can decide how firm the pillow should be. There’s also an element of adjustable support: you can remove filling from the inside of the pillow to make the pillow flatter and softer. It’s available in a King size and Queen size, depending on your preferences.
Propped up horizontally, the Miracle Pillow feels most plush. Used flat as a regular pillow, it is considered a medium-firm. Doubled up (folded in half), it is firm and can be used as a bolster for sitting up in bed to read or watch TV. For all-night sleep comfort, we recommend this pillow most for side and back sleepers. Stomach sleepers need a thinner pillow so that the head isn’t bent back in an uncomfortable position, causing neck pain. Check out our recommendations for best pillows for neck pain.
Since the zippered pillow cover is made from a soft-to-the-touch natural fiber, the cellulose of a bamboo plant, it stays relatively cool against your skin and encourages airflow. It has a deluxe, luxurious feel and was designed with cooling and moisture-wicking properties.
But still, memory foam has a reputation for sleeping hot. Even though the cover is built with cooling in mind, the shredded memory foam can’t promise a heat-free night. And whereas another pillow of this price range might come with a washable cover, the Miracle Bamboo pillow is only able to be spot-cleaned.
|Standard/Queen Pillow||20″ W x 28″ L||$29.99|
|King Pillow||20″ W x 34″ L||$39.99|
See our pillow size guide to learn which size pillow is right for you.
If you’re ordering directly from the company website, the Miracle Bamboo Pillow will ship within 30 days of your order being processed. There’s no word on why it takes so long, but it certainly gives us pause.
The pillows ship through FedEx Smart Post. The company will ship to all 50 states and Canada, but you will pay for shipping — $9.95 for each pillow in the U.S., $19.90 for each to Alaska, Hawaii or Canada. There’s also a $1 fee for ordering online.
There is a 30-day money-back guarantee when you return via USPS. You get your money back minus shipping and handling fees. You can start the return process by calling customer service.
What warranty? There is no warranty.
Where to Buy
You can find the Miracle Bamboo Pillow online, at “As Seen on TV” stores, via infomercials, and at places like Target, Kohls, Walmart and Bed Bath & Beyond throughout the United States. It’s also available on Amazon. Remember that shipping fees and shipping times will vary by merchant and store.
Why does the company claim the Miracle Bamboo Pillow is soft, medium and firm at the same time?
Advertisements for the Miracle Bamboo pillow say it’s soft when used on its side, medium when it’s used flat on a bed and firm when folded in half and used as a bolster pillow.
Does the Miracle Bamboo Pillow come with any accessories?
The Miracle Bamboo Pillow can be purchased with an additional travel bag, so the pillow can be rolled and brought elsewhere. At times, that bag may be included for free for a promotion.
Is bamboo really a durable material?
The viscose fibers from bamboo are, in fact, durable. These fibers are used to make clothing and other fabric types as well.
See miraclebamboopillow.com for more FAQs.
At face value, the Miracle Bamboo Pillow does deliver on most of its claims. It is moldable. It is washable. It does have a pillow cover derived from natural materials, i.e. viscose from bamboo. It does serve several sleep positions fairly well.
What it doesn’t do, according to some customers, is stay moldable once the special blend of shredded memory foam starts flattening. It’s not the best pillow for hygiene, as it’s difficult to wash. The fabric cover is breathable, ultra-soft and wicks moisture to stay dry, but may not be cool enough for hot sleepers. It’s great for side and back sleepers but may feel too thick for stomach sleepers.
The upside? They are cheap enough to just give a try. You have 30 days to send them back but, even if you don’t like them and forget to do that, you didn’t break the bank.
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