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
- 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.
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.
- 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.
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!