Explore – Chili Technology

How does temperature affect sleep?

The human body is at it's coolest in the midst of sleep.  In fact, we all need to start the cooling process to enter the initial stages of sleep.  There have been direct links to the drop in body temperature and the production of melatonin. 

I have air conditioning, why do I need a ChiliPad?

Having the right indoor temperature is very important to set the right sleep environment, but have you noticed that the cool sheet feeling when you get into the bed doesn't stick around for long.  Your mattress and bedding heat up throughout the night.  Many people find their mattresses become too hot to sleep in the middle of the night.  The ChiliPad will actively maintain a set temperature throughout the night.  No more hot mattresses!  The recommended sleep temperature is between 60-68F.   This is virtually impossible to achieve in today's mattresses.   

Can two people each have different temperatures?  

Absolutely!  We have designed the queen and king sizes to have different temperature settings on each side of the mattress.  Each side can be set anywhere between 55 - 110F in one-degree increments.  Since 95% of couples sleep at different temperatures this can be a marriage saver! 

Will the ChiliPad cost a lot to operate, or save money? 

No! Actually, the ChiliPad has been shown to save as much as $100 per month for some customers.  More than 1/2 the time we are home, we are in our bed.  Yet our HVAC systems are set up to change the temperature of our homes at night, instead of where we are - in bed.  The ChiliPad operates at an average of 80 watts, consuming about the same as an incandescent light.  

Can the ChiliPad be covered by insurance?  

The ChiliPad has been used to reduce the symptoms relating to multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, hot flashes, pain medications, and insomnia and many systems have been covered under various insurance plans however specific coverage would be determined by individual insurance plans.