Okay ladies and gents, I may have mentioned before that I bought a Chillow as an attempt to sleep. I’ve listed it on my site as a tool if you’re having hot flashes. I do not work for nor do I sell this product but I’m a fan and as such, my first product review.
The chillow is about the size of a standard pillow. When received you take it out of the box, roll it out flat and pour warm water into it. I know that sounds counter intuitive but that’s how it works. Then you release any extra air and put it in your pillow. You can use it inside or inside a pillowcase.
This does not need to be refrigerated or cooled. The Chillow pillow requires no electricity, makes no noise and stays dry. You do not need to flip it to find a cool spot. We went camping in Tennessee in June and it was an absolutely wonderful thing to have in a hot tent. Really handy if you’re visiting someone who keeps their home warmer than you are comfortable with.
I use mine to keep cool when sleeping and have been able to move the thermostat up a couple of degrees, saving on electricity. A colleague of mine bought hers and uses it when she has headaches. They make pet beds and I suppose that that could be modified for use in bed.
To the manufacturers a couple of product expansion ideas: sleep mask, inserts for bras and mattress pads.
This makes an ideal gift for anyone you know dealing with menopause, hot flashes from medical treatments and campers who need a little luxury.