I am a hot person.
Not hot in today’s vernacular (“Dude, she’s so hot!”), but I run hot. All the time. I have my air conditioner on in my car when it’s snowing and I turn the heat way down in my house when it’s snowing. Flannel sheets in the winter? Hah! You must be joking. You probably think I’m joking. I wish I was.
Thus, it may come as no surprise to you that I have a terrible time sleeping at night at any time of the year. The “cool side of the pillow” takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to me.
Imagine my excitement when, in my travels around the internet (as I was sitting at the computer sweating and swearing; they pretty much go together), I found the Bedfan.
From their website home page:
“The Bedfan Cooling System is guaranteed to help if you are sleeping hot.”
Yeah, right, I thought to myself. Sticking one of those fans that sound like the north wind in my face doesn’t cut it. I continued to read up on it, and started to pay attention. This is how it works:
First things first: It has something called the Breeze Bar, which is a fully adjustable, flexible bar with two long arms attached to it that allows air to flow from the fan body to the top of the mattress and between your sheets. The Bedfan has a power adapter and speedy controller that you can put under your pillow and adjust the air flow from the high performance dual fans to your liking. The breeze starts at the bottom of your bed and moves up the sides of your body, allowing your body to experience instant relief. Everything is easy to install, and the fans are quiet.
Another cool (no pun intended) thing is that it can help save you money. According to extensive research compiled by Matt Croucher of Seidman Research Institute at the W.P.CareySchool of Business at ArizonaStateUniversity, air conditioning here in Arizona accounts for at least 35.5% of all residential energy usage. Here in Arizona, with every degree that goes up on your thermostat, you save 2-3% on your energy bill.
The price isn’t bad at all, especially if it can get that huge fan out of my face. It runs $79.95 if you order directly from their website, and they will deliver it straight to your home with rush processing. I checked out Amazon and it was $79.95 there, as well. In addition, if you don’t like it, you can return it for a full refund, no questions asked. (I didn’t see a time limit for returning it, but I could have missed it.)
I’d say 99% of the reviews I read wholly endorse the Bedfan. That makes me pretty confident. The premise sounds great. The more I think about it, the more I think I’ll try it. What have I got to lose? At the very worst, I will be the only person in the Bedpan’s history whose hot, humid body defied cool air.
I wouldn’t be surprised.
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