Personally, I can’t sleep if I’m too hot, but I have to have a blanket – even if it’s just a light blanket – covering me as I sleep. This causes all kinds of problems with getting comfortable and can often make for a long sleepless night. You simply cannot get a good night’s sleep if you’re uncomfortable. And if you're too hot, or in cooler weather, just cannot get warm, this affects your comfort level and could seriously disturb your sleep.
So what do you do?
You buy stuff. Stuff ranging from expensive to inexpensive, stuff that doesn't work, or works too well. You buy heating blankets, cooling pillows, cooling pads, water heaters – the list goes on and on.
But what if you could just blow cool or warm air right into you bed? You get to choose the exact temperature, and how long it's sustained for. Sounds good right?
The BedJet V2 lets you do just that. I thought it sounded too good to be true so for you - and myself! - I did a little research on the device.
Here’s my BedJet V2 review.
How the BedJet V2 Works
First, it’s important to acknowledge that the BedJet V2 is in no way an air conditioner, or meant to be used as such. Anyone who purchases this device with that purpose in mind will be woefully disappointed. It has a heater and a fan - not a cooling unit - and it won’t work in rooms that are at extreme temperatures (80°F or more).
With that said, you’ll want to know exactly how the unit works to keep you cool. Simply put, the device ventilates the room using a fan and pushes that air gently into your mattress. This is why the temperature of your room needs to be 79°F or lower - otherwise the device would just be pushing hot air around you, completely defeating its purpose of keeping you cool.
The BedJet V2 can also warm up your bed - perfect for those chilly winter nights! Instead of fanning cool air into your room, it runs the air through the heater and fans warm air out instead.
Cool or warm, the stream of air is gently fanned into your mattress using a long hose. And don't worry if you're a light sleeper - the machine is nearly soundless so it won’t disturb your sleep at all.
Setting up the BedJet V2 is quick and easy. It can either slot conveniently under your bed or, if you don’t have the space, you can mount it beside your bed using a special vertical mount. Attached to the base of the device is a long hose with blower that snakes up the end of your mattress and box springs. The hose and blower have a plastic spacer mounting that easily slides between the mattress and the box springs. When in place, you simply point the blower in the right direction for the best circulation.
An AirComforter sheet is recommended for improved cooling air distribution, and can be purchased separately.
The BedJet V2 has some pretty neat features – from where you can place it, to its app-controlled remote. Let’s take a look at these now...
Where it Fits:
The BedJet V2 can be the monster under your bed – you know, that one that keeps you nice and cool or warm and toasty at night! It generally fits underneath any bed that has a 7-inch space and a side rail clearance of 3.5-inches. It even fits under an adjustable bed! But don't worry if you don’t have that kind of clearance - you can purchase a separate vertical mount bracket to prop the BedJet V2 up beside your bed. Either way, the device is easily hidden by your sheets, so it won’t disturb the aesthetics of your bedroom.
Heating and Cooling:
The BedJet V2 both heats and cools your bed. You can choose to leave it running all night, for a solid 8 hours, or just for the first few hours as you fall asleep. You can set it as cool as 72°F and as hot as 104°F, allowing you to decide what temperature(s) works best for you. And, if you have a partner who likes the bed at a completely different temperature than you, BedJet offers a Dual Zone temperature upgrade option. This makes it possible for each side of the bed to have their own air flow and preferred temperature.
So what about waking up? The BedJet V2 promises that you’ll never need to use a noisy alarm clock again. I don’t know about you, but I literally cringe at the sound of my alarm, hating what it represents – getting out of my warm, comfortable bed. Instead of having the irritating noise of your alarm going off to wake you unhappily from your sleep, the BedJet V2’s biorhythm technology simply changes the temperature of the bed at your prearranged time. It’s a much smoother waking up process, but apparently highly effective.
This is a really neat feature of the BedJet V2. The biorhythm temperature technology is basically your personalized temperature settings for the entire time you’re asleep. You customize your preferred heating and cooling by every hour throughout the night. For example, if you want to start the night at a toasty 104°F, but know around 1am you’ll want to be a bit cooler, you just program your BedJet to change the temperature up as you sleep. This makes falling asleep faster and smoother and helps you stay asleep longer.
Another really cool, and very relaxing, feature of the BedJet V2 is the essential oil aromatherapy diffuser kit that comes with the device! Essential oils have been proven to help soothe different emotions for people. They can help relieve stress and anger, as well as easing headaches and more. As your BedJet V2 runs throughout the night it will produce whatever scent you choose, freshening your sheets and providing you with a therapeutic rest.
The BedJet V2 comes with a remote, but it's very basic and, in truth, not that helpful. The app, on the other hand, is very in-depth and detailed. You can download the app on any iPhone, iPad or Android device. The app features auto-shut off timers, the wake-up alarm, the biorhythm sleep cycle settings and your personalized temperature settings. Basically, you'll find the app far more useful than the remote!
Why keep the furnace or A/C on high all night when you’re only using the bedroom? Especially when you can simply keep your bed alone at optimal temperature. Keeping your home at a more moderate temperature throughout the night allows your furnace and A/C equipment to do less work, thus using less energy, making your energy bills easier on your pocket. Using the BedJet V2 has the potential to save you some extra cash on your utility bills.
Price and Warranty
Admittedly, the BedJet V2 is a pretty expensive device. This is especially true if you want to spring for the extra features like the Dual Zone upgrade, AirComforter sheet or the vertical mount for putting the device beside your bed. The device alone starts at $429.00, and the extras can really bump the cost up further.
But, with the BedJet V2 there are no wires, no tubes and no electricity IN the bed with you. There are no expensive mattress pads that promise to cool you off, and no possible water leakages that can cause permanent damage.
Let’s not forget the device is energy efficient and might eventually save you some money. The higher price might just be worth it after all is said and done.
Another great feature is that you have 40 days to decide whether the BedJet V2 is for you. That’s 39 nights - more than a month - to figure out if you like what it does for you as you sleep each night. If you don’t love it, all you have to do is return it within those 40 days. And, if you have any problems with your device, just contact BedJet’s customer service team and they’ll either send you what you need – and in a timely manner – or they’ll replace the unit.
More information on their warranty and process is included in their packaging.
The Pros and Cons
• The biorhythm temperature technology is, quite frankly, awesome. You decide what temperature will be blown into your bed every hour of the night for up to 8 hours. This brings so much comfort to your sleep routine. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve fallen asleep nicely warm only to wake up a few hours later tossing and turning in a sweat because I’ve gotten too hot. The biorhythm sleep cycle setting has the potential to completely eliminate that problem.
• It hides nicely under your bed. You don’t have to worry about disturbing the flow of your room with clunky machinery or ugly blankets. You can hide the BedJet V2 easily under your bed - or with your sheets - so you won’t even see it.
• The air wicking feature of the BedJet V2 is a fantastic addition. This feature prevents you waking up on a damp bed due to sweating.
• The app is easy to use, thus making the BedJet V2 easier to use. There are so many settings and options available within the app that it really adds to the value of the device.
• The company's customer service is very efficient and professional. This is always nice because no one ever plans to buy a defective product. So, if you have problems, knowing there's a friendly customer service rep ready to help you makes all the difference.
• Having 40 days to return the product is a huge advantage. Most people only need a couple nights to figure out whether the device is going to work for them, so those added days give you a real chance to make an informed decision.
What’s not so Good:
Even though the App is pretty amazing with all the extra settings it offers for your BedJet V2, nearly every customer is disappointed to find that the remote that actually comes with the device is mediocre at best. It doesn’t allow you set any extra settings and does the very least in productivity. This can be very disappointing, especially for those who either don’t own a smart-device or don’t like to take their devices into the bedroom at night.
• The blower being at the end of the bed can easily be a negative point for quite a few potential customers. The main airflow is happening down there at your toes and force to circulate up. Quite a few customers noted that the circulation wasn’t always great and their feet and/or legs would end up being too hot/cold while their torso would be just the opposite.
• Quite a few customers noted that the electrical cord to plug the device in is short making it difficult to conveniently plug into an outlet.
• The cost is just so high. This is a real deterrent for a lot of customers.
What the Customers are Saying
Overall, the majority of customers who purchased and used the BedJet V2 have generally really enjoyed the device. Most customers find it to be a much better option than other devices that generally provide only extreme temperatures.
A few reviewers have noted that the position of the blower made the air circulation focus mainly on their feet and/or legs. Some found a solution by simply moving the blower to the midway point of their bed, either on the side or in the middle of the bottom where more circulation could be provided.
Though many reviewers were disappointed to find the remote to be a very rudimentary device, most say the app more than makes up for it with all the additional features it provides. Other customers have found this to be a real inconvenience though, as some people like to get away from the technological world before bedtime.
Also, quite a few customers pointed out that the cord to plug the device in was short and didn’t easily reach an outlet. Using an extension cord is a solution, but not an awesome one.
With that being said, with all the features the BedJet V2 provides, it’s easy to see why it’s rated 4.5 stars out of 5 on Amazon. Most customers have nothing but positive things to say about the product itself and the customer service they’ve received.
To Sum It Up…
It’s nearly impossible to sleep when you’re uncomfortable. If you’re too hot or too cold, you’ll toss and turn, throwing off covers or adding them, just trying to get comfortable. This makes for long nights and grumpy mornings!
The BedJet V2 really has the potential to relieve some of your sleep problems. If you can afford the price of the unit, and whatever add-ons you may want as part of your purchase, it might just be worth it.
Hopefully this BedJet V2 review has provided you with all the information you need to make an informed decision on whether you wish to try it out yourself. Sleep well, and don't forget to let me know if you own, or are considering purchasing, a BedJet V2!
Update: Many people asked me where is the cheapest place to buy the BedJet V2. From my research, it's seems that Amazon is your best choice.