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The PolarGel Cool Pillow Mat is a cool gel pillow that regulates body temperature and keeps you cool while you sleep which is ideal for those suffering with night sweats, hot flashes or elevated body temperature.
— Cool Gel Pillow Assessment —
The cool gel pillow is extra-large in size with dimensions of 12″ x 22″ and spans the full length of my pillow. It comes with instructions and two removable straps to secure it to a pillow. I sleep on a contoured orthopedic pillow and the cool gel pillow fits comfortably over my pillow. The removable straps are a must or the cool gel pillow will shift and move while you sleep.
The cool gel pillow’s technology keeps it cool to the touch around the clock. However, you can refrigerate the pillow for 20 minutes before each use for a cooler experience. I tried that and it was a bit too cold for me.
The cool gel pillow is made out of soft plastic which makes it easy to clean, fold up and store away for travel or future use. Some Amazon reviewers reported feeling the plastic while sleep. I am a very light and restless sleeper yet the cool gel pillow caused no disruption or discomfort throughout the night. There are no sounds of plastic as I toss and turn and I’m quite the active sleeper.
— Cool Gel Pillow Effectiveness–
Remember when I told you all I sweat a lot? Well, I’m embarrassed to say, it’s not uncommon for me to wake up drenched. My husband has even taken my temperature a few times in the middle of the night because my body radiates that much heat. Each time I was without a fever and my Dr. believes I should be thankful I can sweat to remove toxins. Yeah ok, doc.
I have resorted to sleeping with the thermostat on 65, in my birthday suit with the ceiling fan on medium. I know that is really too much information but truly, it is the only way I can minimize the frequency of night sweats. Why is this relevant? I was not sure if the cool gel pillow was doing what it intended when I first started using it. To test effectiveness, I re-created two scenarios that would surely cause night sweats. Scenario #1: I increased the temperature to 77, slept with clothing and no ceiling fan. Scenario #2: I kept the temperature at 65, slept with clothing and the ceiling fan on medium. In both instances, I woke up cool and dry. I’m sold because otherwise, I’d be a drenched, hot mess by morning.
— Cool Gel Pillow Final Thoughts —
The PolarGel Cool Pillow Mat has provided a better sleep experience at night because 1) I can now sleep with clothing 2) at a temperature that is comfortable 3) without worrying about being uncomfortably hot 3) and waking up drenched in sweat.
For all the skeptics (*raises hand because I’m one*), the cool gel pillow comes with a lifetime guarantee so it’s worth a try even if it turns out to not be for you. Report back and give me your thoughts if you give it a try.
Are there any other night sweaters out there – how do you deal?
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