Getting your sleeping temperature right is one of the most critical elements for entering good sleep heaven. Irrespective of how specialized your mattress is, or how many extra comfort layers it tags on, all that gear does you no good if you sleep hot.
The good news is that, over the years, mattress manufacturers have gotten better at temperature regulation, creating both foam and latex beds that ultimately trump their predecessors in cooling ability.
However, sometimes, to guarantee the best possible sleeping experience, we have to take even more control over our body’s temperature regulation during sleep.
Here, inventive sleep gadgets like the Bedjet and the Chilipad present the holy grail of precise temperature control.
Bedjet Review: Overview
For those who remember that unsuccessful Shark Tank pitch by BedJet founder Mark Aramli in 2015, it may surprise you to learn that the product catapulted to success off the back of a fully booked Kickstarter campaign, and is now in iteration 3.
Note: The Bedjet V3 is the third iteration of the Bedjet franchise. Version 1 came after the original Kickstarter, while V2 brought significant improvement to performance and efficiency.
The Bedjet V3 packs the same engine, and temperature regulation capabilities as the V2, but brings a newer, more aesthetic design that is 30% smaller and significantly sleeker than the older versions.
The V3 also adds a color LCD remote into the mix.
The BedJet aims to solve the cooling problem during sleep with a creative but intuitive solution—pumping a steady stream of cooled, or heated, air directly onto your bed.
This climate-control system promises precise heating and cooling that offers you some of the highest degrees of personalization and customization of any competitor.
Plus, for many temperature-sensitive sleepers, the ability to directly set your bed temperature, and consequently regulate your body temperature may be the closest chance they get at attaining genuinely restful sleep.
How it Works
Despite its fancy marketing campaigns, the Bedjet is a basic system that is quite easy to understand. Here, you get a central unit that generates warm or cold air and a connective hose that rests on the edge of your bed, pumping the generated air onto your bed.
Since the hose sits directly on your mattress, it continuously pumps air into your bedding, creating a layer of temperature-controlled air between your sheets and the top of the bed. While this system can work with any standard sheet, the manufacturer also offers OEM sheets, known as Cloud Sheets, explicitly designed to work with the appliance.
With the Bedjet, you can adjust everything from the air temperature, flow intensity, and duration of flow, using the included remote, a smart mobile app, or a Wi-Fi-connected home hub like the Alexa or Amazon Echo.
Furthermore, the Bedjet is available as a single unit or, alternatively, as part of a Dual Zone system, which uses two Bedjet units, linked to either side of the bed, to create two different temperature zones for each sleeper.
Once you have your Bedjet(s) setup, you can immediately jump into bed and begin to feel its effect in only a few seconds.
How to Setup Your Bedjet
Setting up your Bedjet unit is an entirely intuitive process as the entire system contains a minimal amount of parts and is quite easy to assemble. Plus, the device works with all types of mattresses and on any size bed.
- First, place the Bedjet unit beneath or next to your bed.
- Plug the power cord into a nearby wall outlet
- Attach the hose attachment to the unit
- Next sit the nozzle under the sheets and at the edge of the bed
- Fix the hose to your bed by holding it firmly in place using the included clips
- Repeat the process for the second Bedjet unit if you have the Dual Zone option
- Turn on the device and adjust the temperature to match your needs
At its core, the current iteration of the Bedjet sports a minimal design that ends up looking like a sci-fi-themed giant boxy hairdryer. This aesthetic is just right for a unique appliance that typically sits under your bed, as it does not give you much to look at.
Furthermore, previous owners of the Bedjet V2 will immediately appreciate the new design language of V3.
Here, you get a discreet build that is akin to a plain white shoe box and a decidedly low profile that fits even with beds that have only a 6-inch clearance.
The Bedjet remote brings everything you need to personalize the device to suit your needs.
This considerably large remote packs buttons for everything from the heating modes (cool, heat, turbo heat, dry, and extended heat,) temperature controls, auto-shutdown timer, three adaptable memory buttons, and toggles to adjust the fan speed.
Furthermore, the remote also sports a massive color LCD screen, which makes a decent contribution to its size and heft.
With the screen, you can view all of the device’s current running parameters, including the fan speed, temperature details of both the device air output and the surrounding room, as well as a countdown for any active timers.
The remote is fully backlit, and it lights up once you move the device, which is an excellent feature that significantly enhances the experience with night time usage.
The Bedjet allows you to cool or heat air to any temperature within a range of 66°F to 104°F.
Consequently, this broad range makes it possible for most sleepers to find their ideal comfort level with this appliance. Here, you can go from a gentle cool breeze to a constant gush of hot, dry air if that is more your thing.
Since the Bedjet also lets you tweak humidity levels, you can get a setting that works for you at any point in the year.
Getting the parameters on the Bedjet perfect for maximum comfort may require several seconds of tweaking, and thankfully, you don’t have to do this every time.
On the Bedjet remote, you get three dedicated memory buttons (M1, M2, and M3) that store your favorite configurations onto the device.
To use this feature, simply adjust the settings until it matches your preference, then hit one of the memory buttons once to save it as a preset. Once you have a preset set, tapping the matching button will immediately adjust the device settings to match that preset.
Another essential feature for any appliance that helps regulate sleeping temperature is a timer. Since it is quite common for most people to wake up feeling much colder than at bedtime, a timer feature is critical if you want to maintain comfort levels through the night.
With the Bedjet, the “time” button lets you set a countdown timer that automatically turns the device off and stops the airflow at a set time.
The Bedjet also allows for smarter controls with a Wi-Fi-connected app that offers as much functionality as the standalone remote. Furthermore, this mobile app also serves as a channel for connecting your Bedjet to the web for firmware updates.
The Bedjet is designed to work with all types and sizes of beds. However, you do need a top sheet, comforter, or some other form of top bedding to trap the heated or cooled air around your body.
Thankfully, the Bedjet is compatible with most standard bedding sets, and you should have no problem using your existing bed sheets with the appliance. However, the company goes a step further, offering a proprietary sheet known as the Cloud Sheet that comes pre-perforated with holes to match the Bedjet.
The Cloud Sheet is more efficient at keeping the airflow from leaking out than most standard sheets. Plus, there is a unique version of the cloud sheet that comes with two separate partitions to delineate further the temperature zones for couples using the Dual Zone Bedjet.
Plus, the Cloud Sheet does not require any special maintenance. Since this sheet is 100% cotton, a simple, gentle cycle machine wash with mild detergent will do.
One sleeping trial with the Bedjet is often enough to win most people over, as it is hard not to appreciate how much this appliance delivers on its promise. The main goal with the Bedjet is to get your bed temperature-controlled, and it does that just right.
First, when it comes to managing the surface temperature of your bed, with its wide temperature range, the Bedjet has got virtually everyone covered.
With an upper-temperature limit of 104°F, this device packs enough heat to warm up the most temperature-sensitive people on even the harshest winter nights. Plus, the fact that you get considerable control over the air intensity and the humidity levels further guarantee genuinely personalized comfort.
Furthermore, unlike what it’s seemingly technical build and its unnecessarily long user manual may lead you to believe, the Bedjet is incredibly easy to install, and most users should have no issues setting it up themselves.
Pricing and Package Options
You can buy a single Bedjet unit at $399, while the Dual Zone system starts at $899.
|Bedjet Single Zone||A single BedJet 3 unit||$399|
|Bedjet Dual Zone||Two BedJet 3 units
One queen-size Cloud Sheet
|Two BedJet 3 units
One King-size Cloud Sheet
|Two BedJet 3 units
One Split-king Cloud Sheet separated in the middle to keep two distinct temperature zones
|Cloud Sheet||Single Zone Twin XL||$99|
|Single/Dual Zone Queen||$109|
|Single/Dual Zone King||$129|
|Air Hose Extension||4-inch extension for the Bedjet air hose||$20|
For every Bedjet Single or Dual Zone purchase, the company offers a 60-night sleep trial period, during which you can return the product and get a full refund in three to five business days. Bedjet also provides free return shipping with this offer.
However, this trial period does not cover Bedjet V2 units purchased on Amazon. For these products, consumers will get the standard Amazon 30-night trial period instead.
Furthermore, you also get a 2-year non-prorated warranty with each purchase that begins once you receive the product.
Bedjet offers a free standard delivery policy on their products in all the 50 U.S. states. Furthermore, Bedjet also ships to almost all locations around the world. However, all purchases outside the United States will attract extra shipping charges that can vary depending on the destination.
Bedjet vs. Closest Competitor
The Bedjet provides a level of personalized temperature control that is unmatched by most of the competition. Hence, you will find a few devices that can match this appliance in terms of both efficiency and budget-friendliness.
One of the closest competitors to the Bedjet in terms of performance is the Chillipad. However, instead of an air blower, you get a mattress pad with a network of internal microtubing filled with water, which it heats or cools to change the sleeping surface temperature.
While both devices can reach comparable levels of temperature regulation, the Bedjet is more efficient as it blows air directly onto your frame.
Furthermore, the Bedjet also covers a slightly higher temperature range than the Chilipad. Hence, it potentially supports more sleepers.
Another big plus for the Bedjet is that it is relatively easier to maintain, as you only need to rinse out the air filter occasionally. The included air filter is rated for lifetime usage, so you never have to worry about changing that too.
With the Chilipad, on the other hand, you have to refill the unit with water regularly. Plus, to prevent mold and bacteria buildup in the microtubing, you have to use distilled water for each refill.
Whether you are facing chilly nights in the North or facing urban heat waves, the Bedjet can be a godsend for getting restorative sleep. While it is not the best bedroom accessory in terms of aesthetics, when it comes to its temperature regulation performance, the Bedjet delivers every time and is an easy device to recommend.