Theresa's Mixed Nuts: PolarGel Cooling Pillow Eliminates Bothersome Hot Spots!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

PolarGel Cooling Pillow Eliminates Bothersome Hot Spots!

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For those married couples, did any of you find sleeping arrangements quite an adjustment when you moved in with your spouse? Growing up, I always had my own bed, but when I got married, it was odd trying to navigate not only personal space, but comfort zones in the bedroom. After 17 years, Jason and I almost have a good agreement worked out. I get 80% of the bed and all but one of the pillows, and he gets to sleep with the window opened. I'm sure my bed hogging irritates him as much as the outside noise and light irritates me, but it's all about compromise, right? Usually, the window doesn't bother me too much, but on hot summer nights when we have just the window open and a fan going, I wake up really hot, and have to flip my pillow around to find a cool spot to get comfortable again. I am pretty sure a lot of people wake up with a hot head in the middle of the night, having to flip their pillow around to find a cool spot, so I was pretty intrigued when I heard about the PolarGel Cooling Pillow.


The PolarGel Cooling Pillow's advanced cooling gel  regulates your body temperature by dispersing heat evenly throughout the pillow, so you don't wake in the middle of the night in search of a cooler spot to rest your head.



Honestly, after pulling it out of the box, I was a bit skeptical that it would live up to its cooling claim, as it didn't feel cold to the touch. I gave it a go anyway.

What you get in the box:

• 12" x 22" PolarGel Mat
• 2 No Slip Straps


I must clarify, while they call it a "pillow", it is indeed not a pillow. It is a plastic, gel filled mat that you insert into your pillowcase over your own pillow. It was study, and easily slipped into my pillowcase, covering my entire pillow perfectly. I haven't found any slipping issues, so I haven't had to use the pillow straps yet.


It did take a few minutes, but I did start to feel a cooling sensation when laying on it. I slept through the entire night without feeling overheated, and was happy I didn't have to shift my pillow once to find a cool spot. I was quite impressed that the mat lived up to its claims of keeping the head cool all night. For an even colder blast, you can pop the mat into the freezer before bed, then simply slip it back into the pillowcase for immediate cooling relief.

I did have 2 issues with the mat. 1- it made my pillow a lot firmer than I am used to. If you like a firm pillow, then you'll love this even more. If not, it is an adjustment to get used to. 2- It was a little heavy, and weighed my pillow down. I shift positions several times a night, hot or not, and move my pillow with me. While not too inconvenient, it did take a little more effort to adjust my pillow to a comfortable spot because of the added weight.

Even with those issues, I really do love the cooling mat. In summer, I get hot from the heat, and throughout the year, I sometimes wake up with night sweats because of my autoimmune disorder, so this gel mat is a great solution to keeping my body temperature regulated for a dry night's sleep. I think women who are going through menopause could really benefit from the cooling sensation as well!

If you are ready for a cool night's sleep, the PolarGel Cooling Pillow is currently available to purchase on Amazon.

Do you suffer from a hot head when sleeping? Do you frequently have to search for a cool spot on your pillow at night?

28 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great product.. This summer, i need more and more cool spot..

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    1. Summer is the worst for waking up feeling too hot!

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  2. I need this in my life. I am always getting hot because I am wrapped up in about 4000 blankets - all year long.

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    1. I am the same Robin! No matter how hot it is, I still have to be covered with a blanket!

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  3. now that is something I've never heard of and it sounds so weird :) Can we put it on other places... like where we feel the hottest? :)))

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    1. I don't see why not, Dezzy. Especially if you've just taken it from the freezer, it will cool any part of the skin that's been touching it for a bit.

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  4. With my fan going every night, I don't get the hot spots

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    1. Lucky! Even with the fan going, my pillows really trap in the heat. It sucks!

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  5. I should get this for my husband. He gets so hot at night. What a cool thing to have!

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    1. I bet Travis would really like it! Jason's been using mine so much, that I will probably end up buying him his own.

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  6. I think this would be perfect for me! I am a night sweater and I am always so hot no matter how cold we have it in the room. This would help cool me off.

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  7. This is something my Hubs would like to try. He complains every summer about night heat.

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  8. My son actually sleeps with an ice pack in his bed. This would be perfect for him!

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  9. Ok I need this asap! Imagine not having to wake up a hundred times a night to flip the pillow looking for a cool spot?

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  10. I could definitely use this. I can't stand waking up in the middle of the night sweating!

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  11. This would be the perfect father's day gift around here! It is a great find. I need cool spots at night too

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  12. I need this immediately! I sweat so much at night and can't stand it.

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  13. I tend to search for cool spots in general, especially in the summer! This would be awesome!

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  14. I so need this in my life. My head sweats in the summer especially at night. This would make my nights so much better.

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  15. I so need to get this for my husband. He is always hot and living in Florida does not help!

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  16. I do love a cool pillow no matter what time of year it is. I have no problem with firmness so this might be something for me to try.

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  17. Now this is something I would LOVE to use. How awesome. At night I'm always way too hot. I'll have to check this out!

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  18. I need this pillow. I always get way to hot sleeping. I try flipping my pillow a few times a night but it doesn't really help. I will have to pick one of these up to try.

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  19. these seem great for those hot summer nights!!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  20. This would be great for when it heats up here in Houston

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  21. Sounds like a wonderful product. My husband struggles a lot to sleep on summer nights. This polargel cooling pillow would be a good alternate for this issue. I really need this one for my husband. Will have to check it out!

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  22. Having a cooling pillow is such a great idea. I hate when my pillow gets all hot during the night while I am sleeping.

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  23. We have a cooling gel pillow and I LOVE it!! I need to het a second one for my hubby( so he can have his back- lol)

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