Disclosure: I was provided with a Polar Pillow for review purposes and inclusion in my Holiday Gift Guide. All opinions are my own.
Do you look for the cool side of your pillow at night? Do you toss and turn because you keep getting hot? This is a description of me! I like
cold cool sheets and a cold pillow, or I am uncomfortable. When I was introduced to The Polar Pillow, my night time dilemmas were solved.
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine reported that a primary cause of insomnia is hyperactivity in the brain’s frontal lobes at night. This activity increases the brain’s temperature making it difficult to fall asleep. Cooling your head at night can help slow down this activity and allow your brain to rest. Falling asleep may simply be a matter of cooling off.
The first thing to note about The Polar Pillow is the weight. At almost 12 pounds, this is definitely not your “normal” pillow. The 12 pounds consist of the LiquidGel Cooling Material on the inside of the pillow. This LiquidGel helps to absorb your body heat, so you don’t feel hot!
The PolarPillow keeps cool on its own by absorbing coolness from the air and then releasing it onto your body when contact is made. The pillow also comes with a Polar Pack, which helps provide extra coolness all night. If you choose to use this pack, simply put it in the freezer during the day, and insert into your pillow at bedtime. The Polar Pillow will stay cool for several hours when using the PolarPack. Without the PolarPack, it can stay cool for approximately 60 minutes (enough time to fall asleep) in standard room temperature conditions. After you finish using the pillow in the morning and it is re-exposed to the air, PolarPillow only takes about 30 minutes to revive itself for the next use.
The pillow is amazing, and from the second I laid down, I knew we’d be best friends. I got a full night’s sleep and woke up super relaxed!
Buy It: The Polar Pillow is available online for $120.00, with free shipping.
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