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 adjust 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.
How does our mattress work for warming or cooling? Chili Technology uses water to generate a wide range of temperature control in the bed 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 an alternative warm electric blanket to a comfortable cooling mattress pad. The Chilipad Sleep System is a mattress that connects, through a long, flat tube, to a cube that regulates temperature. To use it, pour water into the bucket (more details about it in a moment) and adjust the temperature from a dial on the cube or a remote control that comes with it. The cube's temperature range is 55 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit (or 13 to 43 degrees Celsius), so you can make it colder or warmer while you sleep.
The cube is where the magic happens, heating and cooling the water (depending on what the user wants when he sleeps), before pumping the temperature-controlled water through the tube into the pad, which is filled with smaller silicone tubes. The Chilipad is a mattress protector that will warm and cool your bed through the use of water. The pad has tubes that circulate everywhere that circulate hot or cold water depending on your temperature preferences. The Chilipad pad is an ideal solution for warm sleepers because there aren't many effective ways to keep you cool at night, especially on the surface of the mattress, where your body will trap heat.
A public relations representative from ChiliSleep confirmed his suspicions and said that it is a common experience for many ChiliPad users. ChiliSleep, the company that sells the ChiliPad and the Cube system, manufactures another system, the Ooler, which is essentially a ChiliPad with extras, such as an application that allows you to pre-cool the bed. 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. While the ChiliPad is efficient in cooling and warming the mattress, it is essential to consider the environmental conditions in the bedroom in which it is being used.
I have the chilipad under my bed and away from my side so that the noise is muffled and not bad at all (for me). I could go to the engineer and talk about the use of energy in watts converted into BTUs in cooling, talk about the BTUs in the heat released by the body, the volume of water that flows through the chilipad, the measured temperature of the water entering and the water that comes out, etc. The ChiliPad uses 80 watts under normal conditions, but can consume up to 150 watts of energy if it operates at peak performance. The Chilipad pad is similar to a regular mattress pad, as it covers your bed with a thin layer of cushioning.
And best of all, it works with the old and reliable ChiliPad control unit, which means you don't have to worry about getting used to a new device. All right, with these key features in mind, let me detail my personal experience sleeping with the Chilipad. If you have a hot sleep, don't have a reliable air conditioner, or even if you have a partner who is always cold, then you may be sleeping badly at night because your body doesn't stay cold enough during the night, then you're in luck because the ChiliPad device is specially designed to help you get better night's rest. And while technically not mandatory, the use of distilled water can prevent sediment build-up inside the Chilipad tubes.
Once you have all the supplies you need, place your Chilipad on top of your mattress and continue to make the bed as you normally would. The ChiliPad Cube was created by Todd Youngblood, whose uncle was the inventor of the waterbed, so it's not surprising that he developed an entirely water-based cooling system. . .