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The Miracle Bamboo Pillow is an “As Seen on TV” product manufactured by OnTel. In addition to the pillow, OnTel sells a variety of items ranging from humidifiers to children’s toys.
The Miracle Bamboo Pillow is filled with a mixture of shredded memory foam and polyester microfiber. As a result, the pillow feels moderately conforming and may be molded into the shape a sleeper finds most comfortable. The Miracle Bamboo Pillow gets its name from its cover, which is made up of a blend of polyester and bamboo-derived viscose.
We’ll take a closer look at the Miracle Bamboo Pillow to help you determine if this is the pillow for you. We’ll analyze how the pillow is constructed, what materials it contains, and how it performs for different types of sleepers.
Miracle Bamboo Pillow Review Breakdown
The Miracle Bamboo Pillow is a moldable, relatively conforming pillow filled with shredded memory foam and polyester microfiber fill. Nearly all sleepers rate this pillow positively, and it performs exceptionally well with side and back sleepers weighing over 130 pounds.
Sleepers purchasing the Miracle Bamboo Pillow may choose between two sizes: queen and king. The pillow is adjustable, so sleepers can alter the loft and firmness. Its cover is zippable, and fill may be added or removed to fit the sleeper’s needs.
The pillow gets its name from the cover, which contains a blend of polyester and bamboo-derived viscose. Thanks to the cover and the pillow’s construction, the Miracle Bamboo Pillow sleeps cooler than many other memory foam pillows.
The Miracle Bamboo Pillow is an “As Seen on TV” product that is available for sale online and in-person from a variety of retailers. Amazon, Target, Wal-Mart, and Bed, Bath, and Beyond all sell the Miracle Bamboo Pillow.
Materials and Options
The Miracle Bamboo Pillow comes in two sizes: queen and king. The pillow is constructed with shredded memory foam and microfiber covered in a polyester-viscose blend.
Because the Miracle Bamboo Pillow is adjustable, it works well for a variety of sleepers. Sleepers can adjust its firmness and loft by adding or removing fill through the zippable cover.
The Miracle Bamboo Pillow is highly rated in many key categories. It is both moldable and conforming. Sleepers find that they can easily shape the pillow so it best supports the head and neck. Shredded memory foam in the pillow then moderately conforms to the body, “hugging” the head and neck.
Although memory foam generally tends to trap heat, the construction and cover of the Miracle Bamboo Pillow help keep it cool throughout the night. Most sleepers don’t have a problem with temperature control when sleeping on this pillow.
The pillow is of average durability, so it should last at least two to three years. Most memory foam pillows last roughly this long. Memory foam pillows last longer than synthetic down and polyester pillows, but not as long as latex pillows.
Although the Miracle Bamboo Pillow doesn’t come in multiple firmness options, it is adjustable. Sleepers can unzip the cover to add or remove fill to fit their needs. More fill results in a firmer, higher-lofted pillow. Less fill results in a softer, flatter pillow.
The pillow has an average odor potential, which means it may have a slight smell. Most memory foam pillows do have a slight odor when they’re new, due to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) off-gassing from the pillow.
Miracle Bamboo Pillow
The Miracle Bamboo Pillow is about average in terms of durability, which is true for most memory foam pillows. Memory foam pillows tend to last anywhere from one to three years. Natural materials such as down or latex tend to be more durable.
Although the Miracle Bamboo Pillow only has one firmness option available, sleepers may adjust the firmness by adding or removing fill from the pillow. The cover easily unzips so sleepers can access the fill.
Sleepers find that the Miracle Bamboo Pillow is one that they have to fluff” so it will retain its shape. Since the pillow is moldable and relatively conforming, it changes shape when someone lies on it. As a result, it can become flattened or develop indents at times, though this should be fixed by fluffing.
Since the Miracle Bamboo Pillow is filled with shredded memory foam and microfiber, it’s highly moldable. Sleepers can fluff or shape the pillow to fit their needs. Down and buckwheat hull pillows tend to be moldable as well. Pillows that contain thick layers of memory foam or latex are not moldable in the same way.
Because of its shredded memory foam fill, the Miracle Bamboo Pillow is relatively conforming. When a sleeper lies on the pillow, it hugs the head and neck. That said, this pillow isn’t the most conforming on the market. It works best for sleepers who want a slight hug, not those who want to completely sink into their pillow.
The Miracle Bamboo Pillow excels at remaining temperature neutral, so sleepers don’t overheat during the night. Although memory foam pillows are known for trapping heat, this pillow is an exception due to its construction. Shredded memory foam allows for more airflow than a solid block of memory foam. The bamboo-derived viscose cover also contributes to the pillow’s temperature neutrality.
Sleepers might notice a light odor when they first unbox the Miracle Bamboo Pillow. Like most memory foam products, the pillow off-gasses a chemical smell due to the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The smell won’t bother most people, and it should subside over time. Sleepers especially concerned about odor could opt for a pillow filled with down or synthetic down instead of memory foam.
Sleeping Style and Body Weight
Different pillows work better for people with different body weights and sleeping position preferences. We’ll detail how well the Miracle Bamboo Pillow works for a variety of sleepers.
Side sleepers rate the Miracle Bamboo Pillow highly. This group benefits from the pillow’s moldable and conforming properties. Because of its shredded memory foam fill, the pillow allows side sleepers’ heads to moderately sink in, so they maintain spinal alignment. Side sleepers weighing under 130 pounds rate the pillow positively, but some may prefer a softer pillow.
Like side sleepers, back sleepers rate the Miracle Bamboo Pillow highly. They find the pillow is firm enough to provide support, yet soft and moldable enough to allow the head to sink in to a certain extent. Moldable pillows work well for back sleepers by promoting spinal alignment. When a pillow is too lofted or firm, it can create pressure points for back sleepers by angling the head upward. Some back sleepers weighing less than 130 pounds may prefer a softer pillow, but most rate this one positively.
Stomach sleepers weighing over 130 pounds rate the Miracle Bamboo Pillow positively. Since it is a moldable pillow, it can significantly flatten and help promote spinal alignment in this group. Stomach sleepers weighing less than 130 pounds, however, should opt for a flatter or softer pillow. This pillow could cause discomfort for these sleepers if it doesn’t flatten enough under their weight.
Miracle Bamboo Pillow
Under 130 lbs.
Over 230 lbs.
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The Miracle Bamboo Pillow is an “As Seen on TV” product advertised on infomercials.
The Miracle Bamboo Pillow is for sale online via Amazon and from other retailers, such as Target, Wal-Mart, and Bed, Bath, and Beyond.
Since the Miracle Bamboo Pillow is sold from multiple retailers, the shipping terms vary. Customers purchasing the pillow should become familiar with their retailer’s shipping terms before placing an order.
Most retailers selling the Miracle Bamboo Pillow offer free shipping. Many also ship internationally, though additional shipping charges may apply.
Amazon offers free shipping on the pillow.
Since the Miracle Bamboo Pillow is sold from multiple retailers, sleep trial length and return eligibility varies. Customers purchasing a pillow should familiarize themselves with their retailer’s return policies before placing an order.
OnTel backs the Miracle Bamboo Pillow with a 10-year warranty, but warranty coverage may vary depending on where the pillow is purchased.
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