Do you hate when your pillow gets hot? Do you find that you are constantly flipping your pillow to find the cold side? Ever had times when you just can’t sleep because your pillow isn’t cool enough? Yeah that was my story also. I’d even go out and buy pillow cases based on their material and how cold they felt to the touch.
Well all that pretty much ended yesterday, when I got my Polar Pillow° delivered. First off this pillow weighs a ton, well maybe like 12 pounds, and I guess it could double as a weapon during a home invasion. But I got to try it out last night for the first time and well the result is very interesting to say the least.
First off, the material used to make the pillow is nothing that anyone should have any allergic reactions to. The pillow itself has no particular scent oddly enough. Or at least none that I noticed which is good since I don’t think that you can wash it. The pillow is “squishy” as my 5 and 7 year old editors of all things squishy pointed out.
When I first lay my head on the pillow I didn’t notice any particular difference in how if felt, other than big, heavy, and thick. It was as I was drifting off to sleep that I noticed that I was well drifting off to sleep. This is usually a 2 hour process for me, and last night I was falling out in the first 45 minutes.
As I write this at 0412 I am feeling extremely refreshed and very well rested. So well rested that when I woke I wasn’t groggy. It was like just eyes opened adjusted to the dark of the room and go! I wanted to find out more about this pillow and it’s importance to a good night’s sleep, so I went to their website and this is what I found out.
- What are the benefits of cool sleep?
Cooling the brain helps you fall asleep! Your circadian clock keeps your body at its warmest during the day for high-level functioning and its coolest during the night for dozing off. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine reported that a primary cause of insomnia is hyperactivity in the brain’s frontal lobes at night. This activity increases the brain’s temperature making it difficult to fall asleep. Cooling your head at night can help slow down this activity and allow your brain to rest. Falling asleep may simply be a matter of cooling off.
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- How long does the PolarPillow take to feel cool?
The PolarPillow will begin releasing coolness onto a human body within about 10 seconds after contact is made.
- Do I need to put the PolarPillow in a refrigerator to make it cool?
No. The PolarPillow keeps cool on its own by absorbing coolness from the air and then releasing it onto a human body when contact is made.
- Which is the cool side?
Both sides are cool!
- Do I use a pillowcase over the PolarPillow?
Yes, we recommend using a pillowcase so the pillow can blend in with your bedding decor and keep the pillow clean. A pillowcase will also make the coolness feel more subtle and extend the amount of time the pillow stays cool.
- Why is the PolarPillow so heavy?
The PolarPillow is heavier than a normal pillow due to the weight of the liquid gel that keeps it cool. It has been determined that approximately 200 ounces of gel is optimal to maintain maximum coolness.
- How long does the PolarPillow stay cool?
The PolarPillow will stay cool-to-the-touch for approximately two hours of human contact, assuming standard room temperature conditions. After you finish using the pillow and it is re-exposed to the air, PolarPillow only takes about 20 minutes to revive itself for the next use.
- How do I clean the PolarPillow?
The PolarPillow should be hand-washed or spot cleaned only. We do not recommend putting the pillow in the washing machine. You may use a standard pillowcase on the PolarPillow and wash the pillowcase.
- Have the materials in the PolarPillow been tested for safety?
Yes. The materials in the PolarPillow have undergone extensive quality control testing and are safe for use.
- Where are PolarPillows made?
PolarPillows are manufactured in the United States.
The price point on these pillows is $99.00 if you order them directly from the Polar Pillow° website. This is certainly one really cool pillow that having tried it get’s a green light! And it will make a great gift for the Holidays! You can also keep up with Polar Pillow on Twitter @PolarPillow
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