How does our warming or cooling mattress pad work? Chili Technology uses water to generate a wide range of in-bed temperature control in our cooling mattress pad. Similar to the semi-conductor technology that cools your computer, water passes by the chip and depending on the direction of electron flow, the water is cooled or heated. The water flows through soft coils in the mattress pad, actively adjusting the temperature of the surface of the bed. There is nothing but water flowing through the mattress pad; all temperature change happens in the control unit placed conveniently beside the bed. This makes it easy to switch from a warm electric blanket alternative to a comfortable cooling mattress pad.
Using advances in semiconductor technology the water temperature can change from 55°F to 110°F at full programmed range, at a fraction of the cost of air-conditioning. The result is the effect of a cool or warm bed throughout a night’s sleep. The motor is virtually silent (under 42 dBa). It is controlled in one degree increments with a hand-held remote. The benefits of a cooler night’s sleep are medically proven to increase REM sleep during the night.
Chili Technology is a revolution in sleep!
ChiliPad Cube™ 90-Day Satisfaction Guarantee
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Stages of Sleep
When continuous sleep is experienced you pass through phases and stages of sleep. There are 2 distinct phases of sleep NREM (Non-Rapid Eye Movement) and REM (Rapid Eye Movement) experienced throughout a typical 8 hour period. Both of these phases alternate every 90 minutes. Getting the right mix and enough of both NREM and REM sleep will help you maintain your natural sleep pattern and have restful and restorative sleep. As you begin to fall asleep your body enters NREM. As you approach the end of each NREM set, your body enters REM sleep. NREM takes place approximately 75% of the night and REM accounts for the remaining 25%. REM sleep is necessary to provide energy to the brain and body. During REM you dream, your eyes dart back and fourth, your body becomes relaxed, muscles shut down and your breathing and heart rate may become irregular. This deep sleep is important to daytime performance and may contribute to memory consolidation.
*All information obtained from National Sleep Foundation.
- Stage 1: Light sleep; between being awake and falling asleep
- Stage 2: Onset of sleep; becoming disengaged with the environment; breathing and heart rate are regular and body temperature decreases
- Stage 3 & 4: Deepest and most restorative sleep; blood pressure drops; breathing becomes slower; energy is regained; and hormones are released for growth development
Tips for Restful Sleep
Answer these few questions with a “yes” or “no”.
- Does it often take you more than 30 minutes to fall asleep at night?
- Do you wake up frequently during the night – or too early in the morning – and have a hard time going back to sleep?
- When you awaken, do you feel groggy and lethargic?
- Do you feel drowsy during the day particularly during monotonous situations?
If you answered “yes” to any one of these questions, you may have a “sleep debt” that is affecting you in ways you don’t even realize. And, you aren’t alone. A recent NSF Sleep in America poll found that a majority of American adults experience sleep problems. However, few recognize the importance of adequate rest, or are aware that effective methods of preventing and managing sleep problems now exist. The below are tips that may help you find the restful sleep you have been looking for.
- Create a cool and comfortable environment
- Avoid caffeine and nicotine close to bedtime.
- Avoid Alcohol.
- Workout at least 3 hours before going to bed.
- Establish a regular relaxing time before bed.
- Take any distractions out of the room
- Don’t nap during the day.
- If you can’t go to sleep after 30 minutes get up and involve yourself in a relaxing activity, such as listening to soothing music or reading, until you feel sleepy.
Remember: Try to clear your mind; don’t use this time to solve your daily problems.
*All information obtained from National Sleep Foundation.
Who is at Risk for Poor Sleep
Virtually everyone suffers at least an occasional night of poor sleep. However, as the list of “sleep stealers,” below, implies certain individuals may be particularly vulnerable. These include students, shift workers, travelers, and persons suffering from acute stress, depression, or chronic pain. Employees working long hours or multiple jobs may find their sleep less refreshing. Older adults also have frequent difficulty with sleep problems, but inadequate sleep is not an inevitable part of the aging process. The total amount of sleep needed isn’t reduced. However, many of the issues are combined in the experience of elderly people with impaired health, pain and increased use of medications. Teenagers can have difficulty falling asleep until late at night and awakening early in the morning. Many young adults keep relatively irregular hours and as a group they report higher rates of dissatisfaction with the sleep they are getting. Being overweight increases the risk for sleep apnea.
What are the Biggest “Sleep Stealers”?
*All information provided from the National Sleep Foundation.
- Environmental Interferences A distracting sleep environment such as a room that’s too hot or cold, too noisy or too brightly lit can disrupt your ability to get a restful sleep. According to researchers the ideal temperature for sleep should range between 60 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Psychological Factors Stress is considered by most sleep experts to be the No. 1 cause of short-term sleeping difficulties. Common triggers include school or job-related pressures, a family or marriage problem, and a serious illness or death in the family. Usually the sleep problem disappears when the stressful situation passes. However, if short-term sleep problems such as insomnia aren’t managed properly from the beginning, they can persist long after the original stress has passed. That’s why it’s a good idea to talk to a physician about any sleeping problem that recurs or persists for longer than one week. Your doctor can help you take steps early to control or prevent poor sleep. Since insomnia can also be brought on by depression, evaluation by a healthcare professional is essential.
- Lifestyle Stressors Without realizing it, you may be doing things during the day or night that can work against getting a good night’s sleep. These include drinking alcohol or beverages containing caffeine in the afternoon or evening, exercising close to bedtime, following an irregular morning and nighttime schedule, and working or doing other mentally intense activities right before or after getting into bed.
- Shift Work If you are among the 17 percent of employees in the United States who are shift workers, sleep may be particularly elusive. Shift work forces you to try to sleep when activities around you – and your own “biological rhythms” – signal you to be awake. One study shows that shift workers are two to five times more likely than employees with regular, daytime hours to fall asleep on the job.
- Jet Lag Still another sleep stealer is jet lag, an inability to sleep caused when you travel across several time zones and your biological rhythms get “out of sync.”
- Physical Factors A number of physical problems can interfere with your ability to fall or stay asleep. For example, arthritis and other conditions that cause pain, backache, or discomfort can make it difficult to sleep well. Sleep apnea, which is recognized by snoring and interrupted breathing, causes brief awakenings (often unnoticed) and excessive daytime sleepiness. If suspected, a person having signs of sleep apnea should see a doctor. Disorders that cause involuntary limb movements during sleep, such as Restless Legs Syndrome, break up the normal sleep pattern and are also likely to make sleep less refreshing and result in daytime sleepiness. For women, pregnancy and hormonal shifts including those that cause premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or menopause and its accompanying hot flashes can also intrude on sleep.
- Medications In addition, certain medications such as decongestants, steroids and some medicines for high blood pressure, asthma, or depression can cause sleeping difficulties as a side effect.
A Revolution in Sleep!
If you have not yet achieved your perfect night’s sleep or if you do not get enough of it, Chili Technology has the solution. Whether the ChiliPad Cube™ or ChiliBed Cube™, your best night’s sleep is a few degrees away!
Sleep Cooler, Sleep Better
Millions of people suffer from night sweats, hot flashes, or just being too hot to sleep. The Chili Technology solution adjusts the temperature of your bed between 60°F and 110°F; depending upon several variables as noted in the FAQ; so you can achieve restful sleep. This safe, innovative system creates a balanced temperature to consistently keep you at your desired temperature throughout the night.
The ChiliPad Cube™ and ChiliBed Cube™ use a water circulation system to regulate the temperature of your sleeping surface. The ChiliPad Cube™ fits any size mattress and is available in both single and dual zone control. It is machine washable in a front load washing machine. The ChiliBed Cube™ line is a series of distinguished mattresses using a specially formulated TempXL memory foam. This unique Visco memory foam maintains its firmness and feel across a broad temperature range, a quality important to our beds due to the wide operating range of the control unit.
Sleep Cooler, Sleep Together: Independent Temperature Control for Couples
Even sleep researchers fail to agree on an exact temperature for sleep. The point at which sleep is interrupted due to temperature or climate conditions varies from person to person and can be affected by bed clothes and bedding materials selected by the sleeper. Even in winter, people who sleep too hot want the bedroom cooler while their partner wants to bundle up. Often a medical condition, like menopause or fibromyalgia, which know no season, can cause one person to sleep hotter than their sleep partner.
The dual zone ChiliPad Cube™ and ChiliBed Cube™ have independent controls, allowing you and your partner to set your individual sleep temperature. Put an end to fans, extra blankets, and battles over the thermostat by controlling the temperature of your side of the bed. With both the ChiliPad Cube™ and the ChiliBed Cube™ you can adjust the temperature easily with a wireless remote control.
*Information obtained from the National Sleep Foundation.
Why cool your whole house when you can cool just your bed? According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, air conditioning accounts for 45% of the annual average home energy budget in America. The most effective way to reduce your A/C bill is to raise your thermostat, typically in the evening or at night. This makes it very difficult – if not impossible – for anyone to get a good night’s sleep and save energy.
Because Chili Technology lets you change the microclimate of your bed, it can be used 12 months out of the year. So whether you are turning your thermostat down in the winter or up in the summer, you don’t have to sacrifice comfortable sleep for your budget.
The Chili Technology control units use 150 watts at peak and average 80 watts under normal use, which is only a fraction of the power used by a household air conditioner or heating system. Chili Technology provides the cool relief you need in order to comfortably raise your thermostat as much as 8 degrees over a short period of time. For every degree the thermostat is raised, 7% can be saved on cooling costs. This table shows savings based on raising your thermostat by 7 degrees, with a savings factor of 6% per degree. For this charted example, the ChiliBed Cube™ is set on 68°F.
We understand that selecting your mattress and sleep products is one of the most important decisions you can make. With that in mind, we want to help you in making sure that decision is the right one for you. Therefore, we offer a 90-Day Comfort Guarantee with any ChiliPad Cube™ or ChiliBed Cube™. (Note: ChiliCloud™ Pillows and ChiliGel™ products have a 30-Day Comfort Guarantee.)
Here is how the program works:
- The trial period begins the day you receive your ChiliPad Cube™.
- Sleep on your new ChiliPad Cube™ for 30 nights, which provides sufficient time to get used to the comfort it offers, your ideal sleep temperature, as well as the system in general.
- If within the first 90 days you are not comfortable with your ChiliPad Cube™, please contact us. Our Customer Service will assist you and seek to address any questions or concerns you may have.
- If we cannot resolve the situation to your satisfaction, we will take the ChiliPad Cube™ back and reimburse your purchase price, less the initial shipping costs.
- Please note you will be responsible for return shipping charges to Chili Technology. Feel free to contact our Customer Service for tips and suggestions for protection of your ChiliPad Cube™ during shipment.
- All merchandise being returned must be in good condition and must be given a “Return Authorization Number” from Customer Service. This RA will expire within 30 days of the date of issuance. The RA must be included with the product returned, along with your name and contact information.
- Refunds will be issued within 30 days of receipt of the product at Chili Technology.
- If the ChiliPad Cube™ was originally purchased through an Authorized Dealer, you should contact that Dealer for assistance in this process. The refund will be provided by your Dealer.
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How It Works
Chili Technology uses water to generate a wide range of in-bed temperature control. Similar to the semi-conductor technology that cools your computer, water passes by the chip and depending on the direction of electron flow, the water is cooled or heated. The water flows through soft coils, actively adjusting the temperature of the surface of the bed. There is nothing but water flowing through the mattress pad; all temperature change happens in the control unit placed conveniently beside the bed.
Using advances in semiconductor technology the water temperature can change from 55°F to 110°F at full programmed range, at a fraction of the cost of air-conditioning. The result is the effect of a cool or warm bed throughout a night’s sleep. The motor is virtually silent (under 42 dBa). It is controlled in one degree increments with a hand-held remote. The benefits of a cooler night’s sleep are medically proven to increase REM sleep during the night. Chili Technology is a revolution in sleep!
Electric Blankets and Health Concerns
Numerous studies point out the possible health hazards from low-frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs). Originally, the fields of greatest concern were those given off by overhead power line transformers. New evidence suggests that this really isn’t the case. It appears that the ELF (extremely low-frequency) magnetic fields given off by many household appliances and computer monitors can be of sufficient strength to be considered potentially hazardous. Although how ELF fields affect biological tissue is still not exactly known, it has been unequivocally shown that cells are affected. The best research to date shows that a cell’s membrane, or receptor molecules in the membrane, is sensitive to extremely weak low-frequency magnetic fields. As studies progress, more information will be forthcoming. Here are some studies that have shown the potential hazards of ELF fields:
Excerpts from “Popular Electronics” March 1993, The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Web site has information about EMFs and cancer, as well as information and publications related to the EMF Research and Public Information Dissemination (RAPID) Program.
- In 1972, Soviet researchers linked electromagnetic fields with low grade health problems such as fatigue and headaches.
- In 1977, Robert Becker, physician and biophysicist, Andrew Marino, testified before the New York State Public Service Commission about the results of their experiment that showed negative health effects due to exposure to ELF fields.
- In 1990, David Savitz, an epidemiologist at the University of North Carolina, determined through a study that pregnant woman who used electric blankets have children who have a 30% increased risk of cancer as compared to children whose mothers didn’t use electric blankets.
- The ChiliPad Cube™ and ChiliBed Cube™ have no wires in or on top of the bed that can generate a magnetic field. The Chili Technology solution is low-voltage appliance without ELF that creates the warmth of the electric blanket and minimizes the hazards.