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The Warm Pillow Problem: Can a Hot Head Ruin Your Sleep?

Editorial Staff

**This content is sponsored by PolarPillow**

Whether you’re coming home from a late night of studying or an even later night of drinking, there’s nothing better than a nice, cool, refreshing pillow to jam your face into.

Unfortunately, most pillows don’t stay cool for long… and you’re up all night tossing and turning in a desperate attempt to find the cool side of the pillow.  

It turns out a hot pillow can be even more problematic than we realized.  Your body temperature generally stays close to 98.6-degrees during the day but naturally drops to 97-degrees while you sleep.  This temperature drop is the key trigger for your body to fall asleep.  If your warm pillow is keeping your head too hot, then your body may not be able to cool down enough to fall asleep.

Well – believe it or not – we’ve found the solution to your hot pillow problem: a new pillow that feels unbelievably cool when you first lay down and stays cool all night long.  It’s called the PolarPillow… and it’s a whole new way to sleep.

How do they do it?  They make the pillow out of liquid gel (allowing heat to flow away from your head) and built a pocket into the center of the pillow to fit a small turbo-cooling pack (which they include with the pillow).  You keep the cooling pack in your dorm refrigerator/freezer during the day and then slide it into the pillow before bed.  And voila!  You have a pillow that stays cool all night so you get the sleep you need to recharge from whatever it is you’ve been doing all night… 

Losing sleep is a big deal.  Don’t get 7-8 hours of sleep a night?  You’re in for a meltdown.  Lack of sleep contributes to a whirlwind of declining mental focus, physical performance, and immune system function – not to mention increased risk of weight gain (hello, freshman 15).

The bottom line:  the hot pillow nightmare is over and a new era of cool sleeping is upon us.  Check out PolarPillow.

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