babl wrote:I can't bring the ChiliPad with me on trips!
Julie G wrote:
I don't have night sweats, but I'm always looking to optimize sleep. Our AC system is antiquated and our bedroom is always too warm for my taste. I just ordered the Ooler, a slightly more advanced version of the ChiliPad. I won't get it till mid-August due to backorders, but I'm curious if anyone else has experimented with this? You can read more about it here.
When core temperature goes down, that signals the the body it's time to sleep, and as you already know, a cool bedroom facilitates a good night sleep.
Some recommend a warm shower before bed, sounds counter-intuitive, but the drop in temperature tells the body it's time to sleep.
What I've just started to do, so I can't really say if it's effective or not, is wear a cooling vest (has pockets with blue ice-like inserts around stomach and back) about a half hour before bedtime to lower my core temperature. I don't wear it to bed, so it does nothing to keep me cool during the night, but I'm hoping it induces a good, initial deep sleep and maybe simultaneously activates some heat shock proteins.
The company that I bought the vest from has 3 temperatures, I got the middle one (AllTuff Cooling Vest (Blue 58°F)
by Hentz MFG) and it definitely feels cold, but the upper temperature one is described as "cool" I wonder if that one could be worn while sleeping?