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

·Contributor, Yahoo Life UK
·3-min read
cooling pillow (Getty Images)
A chillow will ensure a cool night’s sleep. (Getty Images)

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If you're wondering how to sleep in hot weather – especially with this week's heatwave hitting the headlines – we've got a genius solution for you. And it's only £5.95.

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. But what many of us forget is how hard it can be to get to sleep – and stay that way – in hot weather.

Just what is the genius solution we've promised? It's called 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.

Why rate it:

We love anything that promises 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 sack is simply insert it inside your pillowcase.

Needless to say, the LIVIVO Cooling Gel Pillow is not only great at helping you to sleep during soaring temperatures whether at home or abroad – but the brand also claims that it can help offer relief from migraines, stress/tension headaches, sunburn, or high temperatures as a result of a fever. And we reckon it'll be perfect for those menopausal night sweats, too.

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.

What the reviews say:

With over 1,500 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 chillows, placing one into each side of her pillowcase. Then she flipped her pillow over during the night when the first chillow's cooling effect wore off. Clever!

One 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 their 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.

Buy it: LIVIVO Cooling Gel Pillow | £5.95 (was £7.95) from Amazon

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