I am not preggers, (that ship sailed a long time ago) but I crossed the prosperous-fickle-boundary and bought one anyway. I have chronic pain that keeps me awake; maybe this pillow could help me get a little more comfortable while trying to sleep.
@sammydog01, @mike808, @haydesigner, @stolicat@MKarell, I got the Bedjet 3 from Kickstarter so it was $255. I had a Brookstone fan but it wasn’t very sturdy and the fan wasn’t that powerful so this option was perfect. The video RiotDemon posted is pretty accurate (including the heavy instructions booklet).
With this version, they combined the app remote with a physical remote (although I did download a separate app for firmware updates). With it, I can set the intensity of the “jet”, the timer (10 hours default; 12 hours max), and the temperature so I can make it as cold as 67 degrees or as hot as 109 degrees. Setup was pretty simple; I attached a hose to the main unit (the only maintenance is checking the filter every 3 months) and took off some height brackets to have the vent at level with the mattress. I put it near the left corner of the mattress so I know I would not accidentally kick it like I have with the Brookstone fan.
It does sound like a Jet taking off, but remember you can control the speed of the fan if it’s too loud. Air rippled under the sheet as promised ( I used my own bed sheet; the zone sheets have a built in opening for the vent ). I just need to find the right spot for the vent so it travels up the middle of the bed (not so much on my feet) but I slept well, nevertheless.
One con of the Bedjet: The power cord is too short. The main idea is to store the unit under the bed and run the cord to the wall. For my room, the cord is short by a couple of feet so I have the unit on the outside of the bed. The directions say you cannot use an extension cord; however, the coil hose can be extended so I will play with positions to see if I can solve the cord problem. The site also offers an 8 foot hose but I don’t think I will need it.
I’m always looking for ways to sleep better so anytime Meh sells a sleep item, I’m always interested. It just so happened the Bedjet arrived Saturday and I had to try it right away.
@MKarell Keep in mind that this draws from air in the room so it may not get as cool as you want if the air in your room doesn’t have enough to circulate the desired temperature. I set mine to 71 degrees and the temp was around 75 when I woke up so results will vary.
@JT954 Thanks for letting me know. I probably wouldn’t want actual chilled air under the sheet, but given that I’d almost never use the heat I’m reconsidering the price. Still, it’s a pretty neat invention
@haydesigner@JT954@mike808@MKarell@sammydog01 The whole “don’t use this with an extension cord” thing is to keep people from using it with one of those flimsy little un-grounded cords from the supermarket, which will melt or catch on fire with any sort of higher amperage load. If you use a short cord with the same gauge as your house wiring (typically 14 to 12 gauge) you’ll be fine. You can get short (3 or 4 ft) heavy gauge grounded appliance extension cords meant for use with washing machines and dryers at most hardware stores.
@stolicat I managed to move the unit underneath the front of the bed before it gets to the metal rail. Adjusted the hose so it’s blowing from the foot of the mattress and it is PERFECT. I found my solution and had an even better night’s rest. No additional wiring needed.
@haydesigner You should try a buckwheat pillow. You fill it as firm as you like.
I used to have a body pillow from beans72.com, where I’ve gotten all my buckwheat pillows from. You can get bags of replacement hulls from them too. They flatten from use and tend to lose their cooling power over time - about a year. 100% natural. Best pillows you’ll ever have.
@haydesigner While not a body pillow I had the same experience with IKEA with my head pillow. Still have not found a replacement I like as well. Lesson learned - if you find a pillow that is perfect buy extra!