Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sleep Tight: The PolarPillow Review!

 
I have always had trouble with sleeping and constantly toss and turn at night. From the tiny little noises I hear (reason why I sleep with neon orange ear plugs), to the sun shining in my eyes, to flipping my pillow over and over in an attempt to try and find a cold spot for my head, I'm just not that comfortable at night. I never can seem to find that perfect spot for my head, right amount of covers, perfect position for my back, etc. I have tried a wide array of pillows to help me sleep but none had been able to perform up to my expectations. Given my long working hours at the hospital and two very active boys at home, I need to be able to get good quality sleep even if it is only for a few hours at a time.  I have to feel refreshed after a "long" night's sleep in order to get moving for the busy day ahead. That is where the PolarPillow comes in...
Going in to the review I was sort of skeptical about the PolarPillow. How could a pillow keep my head cool without any refrigeration or electrical assistance needed? When the pillow first arrived at my door I immediately pulled it out of the box and put it to the test. I was disappointed to find out that I did not feel any coolness at all. After finally taking the time to read the instructions (yes, I'm totally guilty of not reading any instructions...),  I discovered that in order to feel coolness you need to allow the pillow time to "charge" itself. Simply leave the pillow on the bed with the blue side up for about 15-20 minutes. The pillow will then be ready for use to provide about two hours of coolness. (Note that it is important not to place other pillows or sheets on top on the PolarPillow or it will not be able to reach maximum coolness.) I guess the back of the hot delivery truck inside a box is not the best way to allow the pillow to charge itself...  Within about 10 seconds of using the pillow after "charging" the PolarPillow started to feel cool to the touch and it was amazing! The pillow almost feels like sleeping on a miniature water bed and is very comfortable. In the nights since the arrival of the PolarPillow I have no longer had to wake up in the middle of the night to flip the pillow to find a new cool spot for my head. I have fallen in love with the PolarPillow and know that I am sleeping better as a result. My husband even enjoys when I work night shifts because he knows that is the only time I will allow him to use it.  His birthday is early next month, and I can see a PolarPillow purchase for him in our near future...


The PolarPillow is a standard sized pillow that you will need to place inside one of your own pillowcases.  It is comprised of two "layers" or sides. The blue side of the pillow contains a gel substance which creates the feeling of coolness while the white side contains filling similar to other pillows. The PolarPillow should be hand washed or spot cleaned only. It is not recommended to go through the washing machine. It also may possibly be the heaviest pillow on the market weighing in at 12.5 lbs. Don't let the weight of the pillow scare you away. The weight comes from the gel substance inside the pillow designed to keep it cool to the touch. About the only thing I would not recommend the PolarPillow for is when you have pillow fights.... unless your hubby needs a good kick :)

The PolarPillow is sold exclusively online and costs $99. I know this may sound a little pricy but considering we spend about 1/3 of our lives sleeping I feel this is a small price to pay for a good nights sleep. It really is a small investment considering the returns you will be receiving. The pillow even comes with a 30-day money back guarantee and also has a 1-year limited warranty against manufacturing and workmanship defects. For even more information or to purchase a PolarPillow please go to www.polar-pillow.com. Check them out on Twitter and Facebook, too! Let them know Chunky & Monkey sent you!


Disclaimer: I was sent a PolarPillow for review purposes. No other compensation was given. These are my honest opinions and may differ from yours.

10 comments:

  1. Great review! I have been considering a polarpillow for a little while now and was reluctant to spend the money. I think you now have me convinced to make the purchase. Thank you so much for your honest review. Only wish you had a giveaway to go with the review. Haha

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  2. This pillow sounds like something I need! My head is what seems to get so hot when I'm sleeping!

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  3. This sounds perfect for me!! I am so hot natured, I could use a cool down!!
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  4. looks like a great pillow! would love to try it

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  5. I'm thinking the PolarPillow would be good for me. I'm always turning the pillow looking for the cool side. That's not good for sleep.

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  6. I've never heard of this pillow, but I think my husband would love it!

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  7. I would love it for myself, with hormones changing, i am flipping my pillow often..
    Thanks for the review!

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  8. My husband wants one of these so bad. He gets so hot at night, and I think this would help him so much.

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  9. Wow, I never knew such a pillow existed. This would have been perfect over this sizzling hot summer. I've added it to my wish list in case I don't win it in your giveaway. Thanks!
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  10. my husband needs a pillow like this, he sweets really bad at night. I bet he would love one of these.

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