“Can’t sleep without it!”

Despite being just a few months away from my 20th birthday, I still have a “blankie.” More specifically, it’s a quilt made by a great aunt, or something like that. It’s soft and it’s getting all these little rips in it, but I still love it. I sleep like a baby with it.

A picture of my quilt and I in Hawaii!

I take it with me whenever I won’t be sleeping in my own bed. I dragged it all the way from my home in NC to the Philippines, on the exact other side of the world, for a 7 week excursion. It spent a month in Hawaii with me a couple weeks ago… A week in Vegas… A cruise to the Bahamas… It’s gone to Myrtle Beach with me multiple times. Tennessee. Virginia. The San Francisco Airport. And, of course, it’s been with me all freshman year at High Point University. Needless to say, it’s well traveled. It doesn’t matter how “foreign” the bed is, I sleep just the same with my quilt.

A lot of people feel this way about the ChiliPad. They can always depend on a good night’s sleep when it’s working its magic. But don’t let me relay the news, here’s what they say:

I never want this to break down. I would not know how to sleep without it. My poodle says he loves it too. His side is so cool.. – Julie R.

This is the best thing I ever bought. It is used every night and is priceless. I didn’t know how much better I sleep till I forgot to turn it on one night and woke up in the middle of the night burning. – Kyle L.

My half of the bed is in the shop. I miss my chilipad!!!!! – Mary W.

I woke up middle of the night sweating and realized I forgot to turn it on! I wondered if it was making that much of a difference and apparently it was! – Linda S.

Some die-hard owners/fans/evangelists of the ChiliPad even travel with it. That’s how much they depend on a ChiliPad for that perfect night’s sleep.

25% of Couples Don’t Sleep Together

Did you know that about 25% of couples don’t sleep together in the same bed?

There are several celebrity couples that are known to sleep in different beds, including: Scott Disick And Kourtney Kardashian, Ryan O’Neal And Farrah Fawcett, Kevin Jonas And Danielle Deleasa, and the recently divorced Katie Holmes And Tom Cruise.

This can be due to a number of reasons like loud snoring, excessive movement, or sleep walking and talking. One of the biggest reasons is different sleep temperature preferences. One likes it nice and toasty, while the other likes to see their breath crystalizing in the air in front of them. The end result is two separate beds in two separate rooms.

ChiliPad is here to save the day!

The ChiliPad can come as a dual-zone mattress pad, which allows couples to customize their half of the bed. Technology is a wonderful thing, and Chili Technology is helping couples everywhere sleep comfortably with each other.

 

Here’s a testimonial from Dr. Margueritte Gilkey – McDonald,NC:

“My hot flashes started about 5 years before menopause. I tried everything…. I was sweating and my husband freezing. But other than Estrogen treatments (with the risk of serious side effects) nothing was beating my hot flashes until ChiliPad™. Now both my husband and I can sleep comfortably. Join me in this drug free approach to comfort.”

[Source: http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/70070135.html]

Science is Backing “Beauty Sleep”

Beauty sleep is officially a concept in the science world! Researchers in Sweden conducted a survey where volunteers were photographed after 8 hours of sleep, then again after being awake for 31 hours.

The results:

“Sleep deprived people are perceived as less attractive.”

To back this up, get a mental image of yourself at its hottest. Did you look sleepy? Of course you didn’t! Sleep is obviously necessary for function, and it’s also necessary for aesthetic purposes.

Now ask yourself: do you get enough sleep at night? If your dark circles, red eyes, and yawning mouth answer “no,” then maybe it’s about time you try a ChiliPad. Sleeping at your ideal temperature will help you get a deep, restorative sleep that will have you waking up the next morning feeling good with a mega-watt smile like your favorite Disney character.

…Or this Bull Dog.

[Info from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11993944]

In conjunction with the last blog…

In conjunction with the last blog, where I took catnaps on cold floors when I didn’t feel the best, this blog is about what happens when I get chills.

Who takes hot showers when they feel cold? This girl does. And I know a few of you do too. It doesn’t matter if it’s the third shower of your day, the purpose isn’t to get clean, it’s to get warm.

And the feeling is delicious.

Even if you’re not the type who showers for warmth, who has experienced this: That cold winter morning when you just rolled out of bed and tripped your sleepy, cold self into the shower. And once you feel that steamy water trickle down your back, you’re content to just stand there all morning.

The ChiliPad is the exact same thing! Except that wonderful warm water isn’t showering down upon you, it’s flowing right under you through silicone tubes.

It doesn’t matter if you keep it cool or like it hot, the ChiliPad hits the spot 😉

How to be “Sushied”

I have this thing I like to do with blankets. Since I’m Asian, I call it being “sushied.” It’s pretty straightforward to accomplish. I’ve included expert drawings for your understanding.

1) Layer a few blankets on the floor.

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2) Lay on the edge and grab the side.

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3) Roll over like a dog a few times.

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The end product is this:

Sushied

You can see the resemblance right?

Sushi

Or if you like Mexican food better, you can call it being “burritoed.”

I like it because it feels like a big, tight hug from cozy blankets. If you find yourself doing this at night to keep warm, you could try other options. Like sleeping near a turned-on, open-door oven. Or moving to Death Valley.

Or getting a ChiliPad 🙂 Because it heats and cools to your heart’s desire.

Happy Sushi-ing,

Melia

Saving Newborn Lives: One cooling blanket at a time.

It’s not quite the ChiliPad, but the same concept behind the ChiliPad is used in hospitals to save newborns from brain damage.

Hold your breath and read this paragraph. One woman, Kalipay Acevedo, had a sudden placental abruption one month before her due date. This keeps oxygen and glucose from flowing into the baby’s brain, which leads to brain damage. The baby, Sianna Acevedo, couldn’t breathe for about 13 minutes. Take a deep breath. Assuming it took you 15 seconds to read that, imagine reading it 52 times before being able to breathe again. That’s how long Sianna was deprived of oxygen.

Now put your hand over your heart. An average adult’s heart beats at about 60-90 beats per minute. A newborn’s heart is expected to beat at 100-160 beats per minute. Baby Sianna’s heart was barely pumping at only 30 beats per minute.

Her life was on the line.

“I thought I lost her” said the mother.

They called in a priest to prepare for the worst.

As a final effort, she was quickly transferred by helicopter to the University of Florida. Neonatologist Dr.Weiss started a procedure called systematic hypothermia. Which is doctor slang for “put the baby on a cooling pad.” They cooled little baby Sianna’s body for 72 hours at 7 degrees below average body temperature.

(Photo by April Frawley-Birdwell/University of Florida)

Doctors are still looking for signs of brain damage, but none have appeared yet. Here’s the video so you can see for yourself how normal baby Sianna looks:

A very touching story indeed.

Melia

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