Are you constantly sleeping too warm at night? Or maybe too cold? Well, we may have found a solution. Say hello to the BedJet. The BedJet is a system designed to create a warmer or cooler sleeping environment by blowing air into one of their AirComforter sheets or underneath your own personal linens.
Is BedJet going to be able to live up to the hype? This week Sleepopolis is putting it to the test to find out!
Assembling the BedJet was a simple, pain free process. After removing all of the pieces from the packaging, it took me about 5-7 minutes to fully assemble the BedJet and decide where I was going to place it under my mattress.
No tools are necessary during the assembly process. The process included removing links within the mattress bracket to determine the height at which the hose will need to sit in order to achieve maximum airflow. After doing so, the hose can be attached to the mattress bracket as well as the base of the BedJet. Finally, plug the machine in and you’re good to go.
The performance of the BedJet is one of the most important topics. If you’re willing to spend the money on a product like this, you want to make sure the system is actually going to provide the cooler or warmer sleeping environment you’re looking for.
As winter approaches, some nights are beginning to feel cooler than others. Therefore, I decided to test the heating feature of the BedJet first. After setting everything up I quickly hopped under the BedJet sheet set and turned the system on. Initially, I could feel the warmth that the sheet and system were creating. As I crawled into bed later that night and really put the BedJet to the test, I was impressed.
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The heating feature did an excellent job of providing me with the level of warmth I was looking for. Additionally, if I got too warm, I had the ability to use the remote, or my smart phone, and turn the temperature down. The same goes for cooling the mattress. The only difference is the temperature at which the air blows out of the BedJet hose. The performance level was strong for both heating and cooling.
Noise was definitely a concern of mine going into this test. Over my lifetime I’ve slept on several electronic blankets and heated mattress pads, which can serve a similar function. However, the BedJet operates by blowing cooled or heated air. As such, it uses a small fan to drive the air. On the highest settings the fan is pretty loud, certainly louder than I (a very light sleeper) would prefer. However, it is worth noting that the highest setting is really intended more as a “burst” mode to rapidly cool or heat the bed and then be turned down to a moderate maintaining level.
During my test I preferred to turn it on the maximum level for about 5-10 minutes before getting into bed so it was already nice and warm / cool, and then turn the fan down to one of the lower settings. The lower and medium fan speed settings were not loud enough to be a nuisance.
For sleepers who are in need of a cooler or warmer sleeping environment, the BedJet is certainly a product that should be considered. You have several options as to where you can actually place the system, depending on how you (or you and a partner) would like to receive the airflow. By placing the unit at a corner of the mattress, the air will favor one side of the mattress. If you place it at the center point of the foot of the mattress, the air will be more evenly distributed across the mattress. Having the option of moving the BedJet around is another nice extra.
The BedJet has a couple of neat features as well. Although you can use the remote that is included with the system, you also have the option of downloading their free app and controlling the unit from your smart phone or tablet via Bluetooth. This is actually the method I prefer. The remote is nice, but the app has a few more options in terms of temperature control, timers, and alarms.
When changing the temperature / airflow on the phone, you actually have the ability to select an exact number. Whereas on the remote, you have to keep clicking the plus or minus button until you have reached a level that seems fitting.
The same process applies to the timer feature. On the remote, you have to click the timer until you find the amount of time you’re looking for. On the app, you are able to select the exact amount of time you’d like to set the timer for, ranging from 20 minutes all the way up to 2 hours. Not having a visual display on the physical remote is one of the biggest cons. That said, I suppose that’s done to keep costs lower since the vast majority of people will simply control with the phone anyway.
In my opinion, the remote is an okay option, but I strongly preferred using my phone to control the BedJet.
One of the coolest features on the BedJet is the biorhythm sleep technology (only available on certain BedJet models). The biorhythm technology is able to provide you with precise control over the heating / cooling cycles throughout the night. Additionally, it has the ability to incorporate waking you up into the plan, if you so wish.
Basically, the plan shows you exactly what times you will be receiving warm and cool air. Once you hit your REM cycle (deepest sleep), the BedJet will begin to pump cooler air out at a low rate. Having a cooler sleeping environment is preferential during REM sleep as it improves the quality of rest. Throughout the entire sleep cycle, the airflow percentage may increase or decrease as well. This just depends on how you fill out the short biorhythm questionnaire they ask on the app (3 questions).
This cycle of cool and warmer air is entirely customizable. BedJet provides the rhythm patterns as a starting place, but suggests tailoring them to your preferences and desires as you begin to better understand how your sleep cycle works.
All in all, the BedJet has some neat features. The versatility of the remote and downloadable app is impressive and really brings the value of the system up. If you’re a fan of sleep gadgets or just want to find the product that helps warm or cool you down during sleep, the BedJet is an excellent option.
If you’re looking for the full on BedJet experience, you also have the option of purchasing their AirComforter sheet. This sheet is similar to a normal sheet, but fills with air when using the BedJet. Depending on how many units you have determines how many sides of the sheet will actually inflate with air. If you’re only looking to heat or cool one side of the AirComforter sheet, you will only need one BedJet. On the other hand, you will need to purchase two BedJets if you’re looking to fill both sides of the sheet to your preferred temperatures.
During my testing of the AirComforter sheet, I found that I actually enjoyed using the sheet more so than just allowing the BedJet to blow air along my feet, underneath my comforter. The sheet was nice because it filled with air and created a more consistent temperature across the entire length of the sheet. On the other hand, not using the sheet means the air pumped out from the BedJet simply flows along your feet and floats around under the sheets or comforter, whichever you prefer.
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Personally, I’m a fan of using the AirComforter sheet. I enjoy how the sheet confines the air in a single space, allowing me to benefit fully from the system’s features. I would certainly consider having 2 of these so that both myself and my wife, Samantha, could experience the individual chambers created by the sheet / BedJet combination. Although the sheet is a bit pricey – $139 for a Queen size – I believe it is well worth the extra money if you are already investing in the system.
Lastly, the sheet seems to be very well made. There are 4 chambers along the bottom of the sheet where the BedJet hose actually slides in. This is how the air actually flows into the sheet, allowing it to inflate and remain inflated. Each of these openings were tightly stitched and did not have any loose threads or impairments that I could find. In addition, I ran the sheet through a normal wash / dry cycle and only saw a shrinkage of 2%. This is among the very least shrinkage scores I’ve tested to date.
If you are not sure if it’s worth the extra cost you can always buy the BedJet system without the sheet and try with your comforter / blanket / duvet first. While I think having the AirComforter sheet is a nice addition, the BedJet still does a pretty solid job even without it.
- Trial Period – 60 days
- Returns – 100% money back, no restocking fees, free return shipping (USA)
- Price – $279 single side V1 model, $329 single side V2 model, $799 dual sides V2 model
- Accessories – Vertical bracket mount & AirComforter sheet sold separately. AirComforter is included with the Dual Zone model.
- Works with any mattress
I would recommend the BedJet to sleepers who:
- Sleep excessively warm or cool during the night – if you’re a sleeper who struggles with sleeping warm or cold, the BedJet could be a great solution. Additionally, if you’re someone who simply wants to have control over the temperature at which you sleep, this technology may be a dream come true.
- Will benefit from the sleep cycle temperature feature – I’ve only had my Bedjet a couple of weeks, so the jury is still out on how big of a factor the biorhythm temperature control actually is, but in theory I think it could make a notable difference. If you are the type of sleeper who is warmer and/or cooler at certain portions in the night the ability to better control the temperature at exact and automated times could help you maintain better rest and better REM cycles. I’ll provide an update on this feature’s performance within a few months.
- Don’t mind spending the money – at $269 for the most basic model, the BedJet is not exactly inexpensive. That said, the cost of poor sleep has a high cost. Improved sleep can have a positive impact that far outweighs the cost of the Bedjet for many sleepers.
Looking for more information on the BedJet? Check out BedJet on Amazon.com.