I literally have to toss and turn a thousand times a night to frequently move to the cold spot on my pillow and bed. That's no good because I am obviously not getting good sound sleep. For this exact reason, I contacted the company Chili Technology in hopes of working with them and their wonderful products.
Thankfully they graciously agreed and sent me over one of their ChiliPad™ ~ Cooling and Heating Mattress Pads. Available with single or dual temperature zones, I received the Single (Split Queen) Single Zone. "ChiliPad™ is a cooling mattress pad that also heats. It regulates the surface temperature of your mattress so that you sleep comfortably all night long."
Now since we have a California King size mattress, of course my ChiliPad™ only sits on top of the mattress. However, there is a built in strap so you can fit it over your mattress to prevent it from moving. I can say though, I have been sleeping on mine now for a few weeks and it hasn't moved a bit! I love how fluffy and soft this pad is, made of 150 thread count, poly-cotton!
I was a bit perplexed when it first arrived though and I realized it had a decent sized control unit. I was afraid it would make a lot of noise or possible be difficult to keep connected to the pad or even make the pad uncomfortable to sleep on. Thankfully I quickly figured out this was not the case.
The connection tub (from unit to pad) is actually built in so there is no worry it might disconnect and it is 48" in length. It easily allows the unit to sit on a night stand or on the floor easily without having to be literally in the bed with you to work properly! The unit does make a small amount of noise but nothing which would disturb someone's sleep. It sounds to me like a small fan running.
The ChiliPad™ is also different from other similar products in that instead of air, it uses water to cool the surface of your bed. Water is circulated through the mattress pad via soft medical grade silicone tubing. Temperatures can range from 46°-118°F and can be adjusted either through he push of a button on the control unit or using the wireless remote control. The larger, dual zone units are perfect for couples similar to Kevin and myself. These have separate tubing and independent control units for each zone/side.
Ever since we moved into the home we are currently in where the utilities are through the roof because of poor insulation, we have utilized the heating blankets during the winter and fans during the summer. These are easy ways to save money on utility bills and now with the ChiliPad, it's seriously even easier! "The control unit averages less than 80W of energy use."
Available to purchase/Cost: $449 Single (Split Queen) Single Zone
Recommendation: First of this is a very costly pad. But it is actually a very comfortable pad and is very helpful for sleeping more sound, night sweaters, and those who are constantly cold. Because my two boys sweat profusely and are frequently in our bed this has also increased my love for the ChiliPad. My only complaint is that it is just priced way to high for most people and even knowing how much I love it, I don't know that I could see justifying such an expensive purchase.
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Giveaway: ChiliTechnology is going to give FIVE of A Lucky Ladybug's lucky readers a ChiliGel™ Cooling Pad ~ Body Pad for Mattress to have of their own! One is being given away as part of the Ignite Your Senses Giveaway Event going on now and the other four will be part of the Keepin' it Cool Event starting 2/25/14 so come back then to enter for more chances to win!
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