BedJet V2 Review: A Comforting Sleep Option

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.

Set Up

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.

Features

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.

Alarm Clock:

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.

Aromatherapy:

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.

Remote/App:

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!

Energy-Efficiency:

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

What’s Good:

• 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. 

Chilipad Cube Review

As one of the millions of people in the United States suffering from some sort of sleep-related issue or problem, I know how beneficial it would be to both the body and mind to find a product that may actually offer relief and help me to experience an easier, deeper, and more relaxing slumber. Nights spent tossing and turning, frequently waking up due to hot flashes and/or cold chills, and battling the air conditioner to maintain a comfortable sleep temperature all have a negative impact on the quality of my sleep. These sleep-interrupting habits can take a mental and physical toll if they occur over an extended period of time, so it is important to find a solution that truly works to provide relief from uncomfortable sleepless nights.

ChiliPad Heating and Cooling Mattress by ChiliPad Technology, LLC., is a product that promises to do just that, and many people are choosing to give it a try in order to achieve the full night’s rest they desire. I admit that my curiosity was piqued when I first heard about ChiliPad – after all, why would I choose to continue spending sleepless nights battling the air conditioner and heavy blankets when there is an easy solution that may actually improve the quality of my sleep? So, I decided to take a proper look at this product that claims to help people who suffer from a number of sleep issues, including:

  • Hot and/or cold flashes, including those associated with menopause
  • Inflamed muscles
  • Nights sweats
  • Insomnia
  • And more!

The ChiliPad may also be ideal for couples who are most comfortable sleeping at different temperatures. This is possible thanks to the Dual Heating and Cooling Zones, an impressive feature that I'll tell you all about in a moment! The bottom line, however, is that if ChiliPad lives up to its hype, the system should allow couples to sleep side-by-side peacefully and comfortably.

I've aimed to produce a thorough and unbiased ChiliPad review that covers every aspect of the product, from its revamped design to the quality of its performance. Anyone who wishes for a better night’s sleep should browse through the information below to learn what I discovered about ChiliPad after checking out the product’s website and browsing through hundreds of real customer reviews. The only thing readers stand to lose from reading this review is a future riddled with sleepless, uncomfortable nights!

ChiliPad by ChiliPad CUBE – Product Description

The ChiliPad Heating and Cooling Mattress by Chili Technology, LLC., is a mattress pad containing a heating and cooling control system that monitors the exterior temperature of the mattress so that users can enjoy a peaceful slumber all throughout the night. The clinically proven temperature relief system keeps water actively circulating through a chain of micro silicone tubes, making it possible to regulate the surface temperature of the mattress for up to 8 hours.

When you buy a ChiliPad, you'll get a mattress pad, temperature-monitoring control unit, and a wireless remote and power cord. The temperature can be adjusted in 1-degree increments, ranging from about 55°F up to 110°F . The system distributes an even temperature all throughout the mattress, so there is no need to worry about hot or cold spots. Additionally, it can be used in conjunction with an existing mattress, including Sleep Number mattresses.

Design

The ChiliPad Heating and Cooling Mattress features a unique, state-of-the-art design that promises to offer heating and cooling relief to anyone who suffers from hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, inflamed muscles, and much more. The exclusive product boasts a 150-thread count and poly cotton exterior, and was designed to fit all classic mattresses (from twin size up to California King), including those with extra cushioning.

Available sizing and measurements include:

  • Single – 30″ x 75″
  • Twin – 38″ x 75″
  • Twin XL – 38″ x 80″
  • Full – 53″ x 75″
  • Dual Queen – 60″ x 80″
  • King – 76″ x 80″
  • California King – 72″ x 84″

Unlike competitors who use air to power their temperature-regulating systems, the ChiliPad functions via water, a much safer alternative to both air and electricity-powered systems. Thanks to its highly-efficient design, the system is capable of maintaining the user’s ideal temperature all throughout the night. That means no more struggling to find and sustain a comfortable temperature for the house! With ChiliPad, the increase or decrease in temperature comes directly from the mattress pad itself.

The ChiliPad mattress pad can be purchased in Single and Dual Zones. As the name suggests, Single Zone pads cover the entire bed and maintain one equal temperature. They require just one Cube. Dual Zone ChiliPads come with two Cubes and contain isolated tubing and separate control units that can be adjusted independently, allowing users the freedom to control the temperature of each side of the bed according to their individual preference, without disrupting the other sleeper. The end result is a faster, deeper, and more therapeutic sleep.

How Does It Work?

Each 150-thread count poly cotton mattress comes with a Chili Cube, a cooling unit with a built-in internal pump made of medical grade silicone tubing. This warms or cools regular water (distilled water is recommended, as it does not promote the growth of mold and other bacteria) and keeps it circulating throughout the pad all night long. The tubes are soft and thin, ensuring there is no discomfort when lying on the pad. The Chili Cube is connected to the mattress pad by a built-in connection tube measuring 48″ in length. Setting up the system is easy and takes just a few minutes.

The ChiliPad Heating and Cooling Mattress makes it easy to control and maintain the temperature of any mattress. Generally, the unit reaches temperatures between 60 and 110 °F that can be adjusted in single degree increments, and a thermostat preserves the set temperature all night. You can change the temperature with a simple push of a button, either directly on the control unit or using the wireless remote control.

Durability for Long-Term Use

The thin (about 3/4 of an inch) but durable ChiliPad is designed to withstand years of everyday use, including holding up against cat claws and active young children! The mattress pad lays flat with no fitted corners, making it possible to put on one side of the mattress without interfering with the other sleeper’s comfort. It can also be used in conjunction with another mattress, including Sleep Number or memory foam and cooling gel mattress toppers, so practically anybody can use this universal product.

How Do I Properly Maintain and Clean My ChiliPad Heating & Cooling System?

To get the most out of the system and keep it operating as long as possible, the manufacturer recommends using only distilled water. This prevents the growth of black mold and other potentially harmful bacteria. Applying a cap full of hydrogen peroxide once or twice monthly further helps to keep water reservoirs clean. A convenient indicator light will signal and chime (the chime can be muted) when water levels are low, making the product easy to use and maintain for many years to come. For best use, check water levels regularly and top off as needed (approximately every week or so, though some users report that it isn’t necessary to top off so often). In the event of a leak, replacement pads can be purchased for about 25-30% of the price of the original unit.

Are There Any Benefits to Using ChiliPad?

The short answer is yes! According to the official website and numerous customer reviews, the ChiliPad provides users with proven temperature relief and improves the overall quality of sleep. Customers who have already purchased a ChiliPad claim to wake up feeling more refreshed and able to maintain healthy energy levels throughout the day, in addition to suffering from fewer aches and pains associated with inflamed muscles.

In addition to improving sleep and, thus, health, the ChiliPad may also help to lower monthly energy bills. The theory behind this is that the product works by heating or cooling just the bed itself, instead of the entire house. On average, the unit uses less than 80W of energy. The amount saved on your monthly energy bills could mean the ChiliPad pays for itself in one year or less!

Other pros noted by ChiliPad customers include:

  • Set up is fast and easy.
  • It is made of quality materials
  • Pump is quiet, and not disruptive to sleep.
  • Worth the initial price.
  • Provides instant relief for night sweats and cold chills, due to menopause, chemotherapy, and other medical conditions.
  • Excellent for taking on vacations to hot or cold climates, where the extra warmth or coolness is welcome.

What are the Cons?

As with any new product that hits the market, there are going to be kinks that need working out and some overall cons to take into consideration before committing to the purchase. The ChiliPad has been modified from its original version, but after reading through hundreds of real customer reviews, I have found that there are still a few issues that are worth mentioning in order to deliver a fair and accurate review.

Cons include:

  • Some customers report that it took a couple nights or more to get used to laying on the tubes inside the mattress. Though they are made of soft silicone, they become a bit harder once they fill with water.
  • The fans located on the unit can be disruptive to some, and may take some time to get used to. Most customers say the noise blends into the background after a few nights, though.
  • The light on the Cube randomly turns on in some units, lighting up the entire room. It may also flicker on when the temperature is adjusted. Some people also say their remote control light turns on and off randomly.
  • Once the manufacturer’s two-year warranty runs out, it can be difficult to purchase parts to make repairs to your unit if anything should happen. Most customers agree that Chili Technology, LLC. provides friendly customer service support, but they do not sell parts, nor will they provide customers with the name of their supplier. The lack of support is perhaps the product’s (and company’s) largest downfall.

Tips for Getting the Most Out of the ChiliPad

After reading through so many customer reviews, I noticed some common tips among users for how to extend the life of the system. While the majority of customers are satisfied with the heating and cooling capabilities of the ChiliPad system, some people advise that the unit works best when placed close to the intended spot. For example, if you desire heat primarily for your feet, the unit should be placed at the foot of the bed. If you desire cool air centralized around your face or upper body, the unit should be set up near the head of the bed.

Similarly, placing the system on an additional fan (such as a laptop cooling fan) works to further the system’s effectiveness and provide immediate temperature relief.

Conclusion

The ChiliPad may be a reliable and long-lasting purchase that is worth the initial price of $499-$1099 (depending on the size mattress that is needed), especially for anyone suffering from a sleep problem or issue that severely impacts the quality of their rest. By allowing users to adjust and control their ideal sleeping temperature, the system makes it easy to fall asleep faster and to remain asleep longer. The idea of never having to fight my family over an ideal temperature for our house is enough motivation for me to get out there and give the product a try!