The chilipad offers a wide range of temperature options from 55 to 115 degrees, giving people who sleep more accurate control over their sleep temperature. ChiliSleep recommends sleeping with a thick blanket to prevent heat or cold from escaping. The ChiliPad sits flat under the fitted sheet and is reversible, with one mesh side designed for a cooler sleep and a cotton/polyester blend on the other side for those (like me) who prefer a warmer bed. Sleep as you normally would with a blanket, and the pad promises to keep the temperature around your body constant throughout the night.
A remote control allows you to set the temperature between 55 and 115 degrees Fahrenheit from the bed. Looking at those three digits, I had to force myself to remember that this test was for Carter. Those who sleep on a boxspring mattress will have no problem with trapped body heat, but box spring mattresses tend to be much firmer than foam mattresses. For those who need a softer mattress and warm up at night, the ChiliPad is a great option.
It is also ideal for a couple who fight over the temperature during the night. One person can use the ChiliPad and the other person can get the warmest air temperature they want. How does our mattress work for warming or cooling? Chili Technology uses water to generate a wide range of bed temperature control on our cooling mattress. Similar to the semiconductor technology that cools the computer, water passes through the chip and, depending on the direction of the electron flow, the water cools or heats up.
Water flows through soft coils on the mattress, actively adjusting the temperature of the bed surface. There is nothing but water flowing through the mattress; all temperature changes occur in the control unit conveniently located next to the bed. This makes it easy to change from a warm electric blanket to a comfortable cooling mattress cover. This device heats a mattress easily, but the real benefit of the Chilipad is its ability to cool a mattress.
Electric blankets and heated mattresses have been around for decades, but cooling devices such as ChiliPad and BedJet are more recent innovations. The ChiliPad was able to successfully regulate the temperature of my mattress by circulating water through those microtubes without problems. The Chilipad is similar to a normal mattress in that it covers the bed with a thin layer of cushioning. When you buy your ChiliPad Cube, it comes with everything you need to configure and install it.
The Purple mattress has good cooling technology, so I can use it without the chilipad or with it. So when Wirecutter's sleep team called for someone to try out the ChiliPad (with the Cube Sleep System), I volunteered Carter. Rolling across the surface of the ChiliPad, I could clearly feel the tubes under the padding, but he claimed that he had barely noticed them as he was moving away. And while technically not mandatory, the use of distilled water can prevent sediment build-up inside the Chilipad tubes.
The ChiliPad uses 80 watts under normal conditions, but can consume up to 150 watts of energy if it operates at peak performance. ChiliPad has dual-zone technology, so if you sleep warm and your partner doesn't, you can freshen up your side and warm up theirs. If I were you, I would set the temperature of your Chilipad half an hour before you went to bed so that it would be ready when you settle in. A public relations representative from ChiliSleep confirmed his suspicions and said that it is a common experience for many ChiliPad users.