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June 28, 2012,
Chili Technology's ChiliPad
Last month at the International Housewares Association's Hot Housewares for the Holidays event in New York City, BodyRyzm LifeSciences introduced the QiPillow, a trademarked product which the company said is the world's first and only medical-grade sofa pillow. The QiPillow is clinically designed to help people improve their spinal alignment, maintain a healthy sitting posture and reduce the risk of stiffness, aches and pains in the lower back. Slated to debut at retail this coming fall, the pillow also offers a decorative element and the cozy touch of traditional sofa pillows. Noting that, on average, Americans watch four hours of television every day--mostly while sitting on a sofa--Patrick Lee, BodyRyzm's president, said, "(The) QiPillow is scientifically designed to help sofa lovers improve their comfort in sofas and beds, and maintain their well-being and Qi--the innate life force." bodyryzm.com
Noted for its high-end, handmade mattresses, Hastens is also in the business of providing bed pillows and duvets. The company has recently unveiled a new collection of down-filled products, including pillows and duvets. The new products are all designed to complement the mattresses. This collection provides six firmness options for pillows and three weights for duvets. As with Hastens' mattresses, the pillows and duvets are made entirely with natural materials, including feathers and 100 percent cotton outer shells. This ensures that the person sleeps at the optimum temperature. The company engaged in a considerable amount of engineering in designing the large cluster down to encourage the effective absorption and release of moisture via the hydrotransport system, thus ensuring a healthy and dry sleeping environment throughout the entire year. hastens.com
Temperature control can make all the difference between a good night's sleep and a night of tossing and turning--and frustration. To this end, Chili Technology has launched the ChiliBed and the ChiliPad, two products featuring a wireless thermostat control. The two products use a water-circulation system to regulate the temperature of the sleeping surface in either single or dual zones. The control unit heats or cools the water to a set temperature and circulates it through the pad or mattress. Generally, the temperature set by the control ranges between 55 and 110 degrees Fahrenheit on the bed surface. The dual-zone mattress or pad has independent controls, allowing couples to set and adjust individual sleep temperatures. The line, along with other Chili Technology products, offers pain relief for those suffering from menopause, night sweats, aching muscles, injuries, arthritis, osteoporosis and other health problems. chilitechnology.com
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