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There are lots of things we love about the warm weather.
If we’ve got the day off, we adore basking in the sun, tucking into a juicy novel and enjoying an Aperol Spritz (or two) from under our sun hat.
If we’re working, then having the windows and doors open to let the warmth in as we tap away at our laptop makes meetings seem more bearable. Plus, it means we can enjoy a toasty lunchtime walk.
What we don’t love is trying to get to sleep - and then stay asleep - when the temperatures are soaring and we feel hot, sweaty and frustrated.
Short of putting our pillowcase in the freezer (we always forget) or investing in a fan (if we can get our hands on one), we were all out of ideas for how to ensure a good night’s sleep, that was until we came across the LIVIVO Cooling Gel Pillow.
The chillow (as we’ve affectionately named it) can be tucked into your pillowcase and will keep you cool all night long.
Why we love it:
We love anything that promises a restful night sleep in the middle of a heatwave.
Plus, this versatile pad requires no refrigeration (although you can if you wish) and no electricity to work, simply slip it inside your pillowcase and get ready for a cooler head.
How it works:
The chillow helps improve the quality of your sleep by absorbing and dissipating heat away from the head and neck throughout the night, to maintain a cool and optimal sleeping temperature.
The inner cooling gel works by drawing heat away from the body and into the pillow, leaving you feeling cool and relaxed, especially during the hot summer months.
What the reviews say:
With over a thousand reviews on Amazon, it’s clear that heat-savvy shoppers are already stocking up.
“Just place it under your pillow and like magic it keeps you cool. Love it.” says one happy customer.
Some women say it's also an essential for the menopause or night sweats, while light sleepers say it's much better than running a noisy fan in the middle of the night.
Another five star review reads: "Cannot express how good this has been! I don't understand how it does it but it stays cool all night long and makes sleeping in the heat so much more comfortable."
Buy it: LIVIVO Cooling Gel Pillow | £7.95 from Amazon
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