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This cooling pillow could help you sleep in the heat: 'like magic'

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This cooling pillow will ensure a cool night’s sleep. (Getty Images)

If you're struggling to sleep in this September heatwave we have found a possible cooling solution - and it's only £6.99.

Sure, we don't get heatwaves that often, and good weather is such a novelty in the UK that most of us get really excited about the influx of sunshine. That is, until you try to get to get to sleep in a hot and humid bedroom.

So, what is the genius solution we've promised? No, it's not a fan, it's the LIVIVO Cooling Gel Pillow.

The 'chillow' (as we’ve nicknamed it) can be tucked into your pillowcase and will keep you cool all night long, and has been described by shoppers as "the answer to sleepless nights".

Why rate it

We love anything that helps us get a restful night's sleep in the middle of a heatwave. And that's exactly what the LIVIVO Cooling Gel Pillow is designed to do.

So, how does it work? In a nutshell, it absorbs and dissipates the heat away from your head/neck to help maintain an optimal sleeping temperature. The secret is an inner cooling gel that draws heat away from your body and into the gel pillow.

You don't need to refrigerate it – but if you fancy an extra chilled effect you could keep it in the fridge during the day.

Then all you need to do before you hit the hay is simply insert it inside your pillowcase.

It'll keep your head cool all night long. (Amazon)
It'll keep your head cool all night long. (Amazon)

£6.99 at Amazon

It can even be used to ease discomfort when sitting – perfect if you're driving long distances in hot weather. It's compact, too, and folds down from 40cm to 20cm so you can pop it into your cabin bag when travelling, or take it with you on camping staycations.

Its durability is also something to note. Made with a strong but soft external fabric, the material is hard-wearing and long-lasting, meaning there's very little risk of the cooling gel inside leaking or escaping. But *if* in the unlikely event it is punctured, the inner material is completely non-toxic and easy to clean.

What the reviews say

With over 900 five-star reviews on Amazon, it’s clear that heat-savvy shoppers are already stocking up.

Although the cooling effect doesn't last all night, one clever shopper purchased two of the pillows, placing one into each side of her pillowcase. Then she flipped her pillow over during the night when the first pillows cooling effect wore off. Genius.

Another user even said that it has the seal of approval from her cat too (high praise indeed).

Others are so impressed by its efficacy that one happy customer even commented: "Witchcraft, but it works", while yet another commented that the LIVIVO Cooling Gel Pillow is "like magic."

Yet more claimed it "exceeded expectations" and is a "life saver" while others raved that it has revolutionised sleepless nights, and helped with hormonal night sweats.

It's clear this is what we all need this week to cope with the impending heatwave. Get in quick while stocks last.

Shop it now: LIVIVO Cooling Gel Pillow | £6.99 from Amazon

£6.99 at Amazon

If you love sleeping with more than one pillow, you'll be pleased to know you can also find on Amazon a Tanness 2 Pack Gel Cooling Mat.

It features two cooling gel pillow cushions that promise to improve sleep quality and prevent night sweats of any kind, not to mention it's ranked as Amazon's number one best-seller in "hot & cold packs".

Shop it now: Tanness 2 Pack Gel Cooling Mat | £8.99 (Was £9.99) from Amazon

£8.99 £9.99 at Amazon

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