There is no denying that sleep temperature can play a significant role in one’s ability to have a restful night’s sleep. While there are variety of options on the market that allow consumers to control their sleep temperature, it’s important to understand what products are available and what is right for you. Last month, we compared Chili Technology’s ChiliPad to Sleep Number’s DualTemp Layer mattress pad. Today we will compare the ChiliPad to the recently released BedJet. The BedJet, which originally funded on Kickstarter last year, is a fan that attaches to your bed. Once properly installed, the fan creates a “tenting effect” under your sheets that circulates room-temperature air throughout your bed.
Arguably safer than an electric blanket, the BedJet uses air-technology to allow consumers to control their bed temperature. BedJet also manufactures a Dual Zone AirComforter, which is targeted specifically at couples who have opposing sleep temperature preferences. The AirComforter is meant to replace your normal bedding top sheet, and with two separate air compartments on either side, it allows two BedJet machines to be used on a single bed.
Price: BedJet Climate Control System: $499-$1,129; BedJet AirComforter Accessory (not required) $139
Size: The BedJet fan works with any type of bed and mattress size. The BedJet AirComforter fits standard Queen and King-sized beds.
Temperature Control: The consumer can choose from two levels, “Heat” and “Cool”. The company states that the BedJet can raise the temperature of a King-size bed by 30 degrees Fahrenheit in just minutes. Using room-temperature air, the BedJet claims to cool down the consumer by wicking away the humidity under their sheets.
Product Details: The BedJet maintains its temperature with a one-way air-circulation system, which may affect its ability to maintain temperature for prolonged amounts of time.
Miscellaneous: Their website notes that the BedJet is not a substitute for zero air conditioning, and the room temperature needs to be below 79 degrees for the best cooling results. The bed also needs to be made “relatively well” to create the optimal “tenting effect”, and the consumers’ sheets need to have a 250 thread count for best results.
The Chili Technology ChiliPad
Size: The ChiliPad is a dual heating and cooling pad that is made to fit mattress sizes ranging from a Twin to a California King.
Temperature Control: The customer is able to precisely control their temperature from 55 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
Product Details: The ChiliPad houses a water circulation system that moves through a network of microtubes. When it comes to maintaining the desired temperature throughout the night, the water circulation system is key, as it is shown to retain temperature longer and more safely than an air or electrical system. This is due to the fact that water is able to sustain specific temperatures for longer periods of time than other substances. Miscellaneous: When using the ChiliPad, the consumer does not have to make their bed a certain way. In addition, the ChiliPad does not have specific sheet quality requirements in order for the consumer to find their ideal sleeping temperature.
Although the BedJet focuses on the temperature above the consumer, whereas the ChiliPad focuses on temperature beneath the consumer, they both work toward the same goal. However, the ChiliPad may be a better financial investment, especially if the product is being purchased for couples who disagree on sleep temperature, as the BedJet AirComforter would have to be purchased in addition to the BedJet Climate Control System. Additionally, the ChiliPad also allows users to have more specific control over their sleep temperature. Furthermore, due to the fact that it houses a water-circulation system rather than an air or electric one, the ChiliPad is able to maintain these specific temperatures for longer amounts of time. To learn more about the ChiliPad, please visit us at https://www.chilitechnology.com/.