Category Archives: TECH + GEAR

BedJet – The Quiet, Cool Secret To A Perfect Night’s Sleep

April 24, 2018

Thank you BEDJET, for giving me life.

I have been a night-sweater for years. As in SWEATS as in I sweat a ton when I sleep and not as in wearing sweaters or sweats at night. Though I do love a cozy pair of sweats to sleep in. Ok, now that we have that clarified…Let me explain the sweats. I am talking drenching sheets and this has nothing to do with being old AF. It started in my 20s. I have hypothyroid and no idea how these night sweats connect to it, but it’s been so bad that I have had to get up and change several times a night. Let’s call it a NIGHTMARE. I have drenched mattress through sheets and towels and even those wetness protector thingies for babies who wet their beds…I have that too. I know this makes me sound incredibly sexy, but what the heck, come at me.

Alas, enter BedJet.

When I first heard about this portable system that cools (or warms!) you by sending a quiet stream of air into your bed while you sleep, I was beyond intrigued. I was obsessed and set upon a mission to see if BedJet could help with my nights of fire (since it seemed no doctor could make sense of them).

It seemed simple enough. A small machine to go under the bed, a pump, a special sheet and yes, a phone app or the handy remote control. I was sold, before even buying one.

 

When my BedJet arrived I was a little intimidated because I figured something this cool had to be totally complicated to get going. I left it in the box, just assuming I would be overwhelmed by technology. After a week, I braved myself, opened the box, took it out, and spent all of two minutes setting it up. It really was easier than doing laundry.

I use the configuration on the above LEFT, where it slides under my bed. I hide the tube part because it looks better hidden on the side away from my front door, somewhat out of site. Now that it’s set up and running, let’s just say it’s the biggest hit of the night. My kids are not only obsessed with my BedJet, they fight over it. They each want to sleep in my bed and be the one on the side of where it does its magic. For now, that is cooling and relishing in a night of zero sweats. I have not had a drip of sweat since using it, but not only that, it simply makes the bed the perfect sleeping temperature for everyone (and yes, that means my kids who crawl in my bed are loving the cool jets of air too).

Here are some basic facts about the BedJet.

BEDJET CONFIGURATIONS

• With a single BedJet V2 and a Dual Zone AirComforter configuration, you can cool or warm one side of the bed without disturbing the sleep temperature of the other side. The Dual Zone AirComforter creates two independent zones within the sheet, without putting a barrier between the sleeping partners.

For now, it’s all about cool flow…but I cannot wait for the winter to get all toasty.

• With a full BedJet V2 Dual Zone Climate Comfort System (consists of two BedJets and a Dual Zone sheet) you can cool or heat both sides of the bed simultaneously. This one is the mack daddy and great for two people. Boyfriend goals.

• With a single BedJet and a Single Zone AirComforter (the one I have ), you can make the entire bed one uniform temperatures.

BEDJET COOLING

• BedJet uses the convective and evaporative method for keeping you cool in bed. The BedJet is NOT a portable AC unit. Even though it feels very cool in the sheets, so to speak.

• The BedJet pulls from the coolest air in the room – the room from the floor – and circulates it through your bedding to cool you off. This is incredibly effective for bedroom temperatures under 79 degrees, and works best in bedrooms that are 78-79 degrees F and cooler.

BEDJET SOUND

BedJet has special acoustic damping technology built into the case and air delivery system. This makes it one of the quietest sources of air from any small consumer appliance.

The noise totally soothing background white noise and similar to your household HVAC register and truth be told, part of my favorite PART of the whole thing. Since I’m a crappy sleeper, I often wake up, only to be quickly lulled back to sleep by the soothing sound of my Bed Jet.

BedJet’s highest fan speed and Turbo bed warming settings are extremely powerful and do generate more noticeable noise than this, but Turbo-heat mode is limited to running for maximum of 10 minutes. Turbo-heat is just too powerful for all night sleeping but it feels great when you get in – no other product can warm the bed by 30 degrees in five minutes like the BedJet! Typical all night sleep settings are with the fan speed set at around 50%, which is incredibly quiet. I seriously cannot wait until winter already, so I can snuggle in a warm cocoon.

Ok here are some cool numbers to nerd out over, for the Nasa tech bio hack freaks in the hizzy:

For equivalent CFM’ air flow, BedJet quieter than a $400 Dyson fan!

When installed in its natural home under the bed, the following are dB sound measurements take from the pillow:

• Measured Ambient Room Noise (BedJet off): 37dB

• BedJet Cool, 50% (most typical highest setting for all night cooling): 38dB

• BedJet Cool, 100% (unlikely to be used other than short bursts): 42dB

• BedJet Heat, 50%: (most typical highest setting for all night heating): 39dB

• BedJet Heat, 100%: (unlikely to be used other than short bursts): 43dB

• BedJet Burst Heat 100% (can only be used for 10 minutes before auto-shuttoff): 47dB

• The medium settings are quieter than any bedroom window fan or air conditioner.

BEDJET CORD

The BedJet cord length is limited in length for Underwriters Laboratories compliance. Its current length works for most installations. For situations where the cord does not reach the outlet, air hose extensions are available for purchase, giving you up to 8 feet total air hose length so you can put the BedJet anywhere you want close to an outlet. So far, I had no prob with this. It nicely extended to my outlet near the head of my bed.

I cannot wait to hear about your BedJet experience! And of course, don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions. I’ve had mine for a good month now!

Saje Wellness Debuts A Stunning Line Of 100% Natural Home Cleaning Supplies

April 19, 2018

I have been obsessed with Saje Natural Wellness  ever since I discovered their essential oils which blew all my others out of the ballpark. I am never without my Pocket Farmacy and the Blend Bar sits on my desk. And now my son, 7, carries the inhaler around at school and it makes him feel really cool. (With a warning DON’T YOU DARE LET SOME RUNNY NOSE KID STICK IT IN THEIR NOSE!).

Ok, so now it gets even better with their debut of  this line of products for “Clean Cleaning” – their first 100% natural home cleaning line formulated with three things in mind: health, wellness and safety of your family.

I’m sure you know by now as you are smart, dear readers, you ONLY want to approach your home the same way you do your bod…. And you can do so by protecting your family from some of the 200 chemicals we are exposed to as part of our daily routines, including cleaning your home.

Guess what…Those clean or green lines you see at Target ? ( I won’t name them) are dripping with synthetic chemicals. Not here.

No artificial ingredients, just nature. I just stocked up and was so busy cleaning with them, I literally could not remember where I left one – I had it in EVERY CORNER OF MY HOME! I think it’s in a closet somewhere?

Also the price is really right too, thank god. 

Like all Saje Natural Wellness products, the Clean Cleaning line is:

  • 100% natural, formulated from plant and mineral-based ingredients
  • Free from harmful synthetic toxins found in many cleaning products
  • Free from artificial fragrances: just natural aromas from pure essential oils

The line consists of…

OH! And here are the blends I can’t live without…Also their diffusers are BOMB!!!

The Gift Of Sleep With Swannies

March 17, 2018

If you are not wearing Swannies Blue Light Blocking Glasses NO WONDER YOU CAN’T SLEEP.

Would you like to fall asleep faster, and sleep more deeply?

Would you like to wake up feeling more refreshed, ready to tackle the day?

What about having a greater sense of control over your cravings?

Have you ever woken up feeling hungover, even though you didn’t have any alcohol the night before, and wondered why?

Crappy sleep = hormones become dysregulated, increased cravings (usually for rapidly digesting carbohydrates), emotional instability, and reduced cognitive function.

Did you know that after just a single night of poor sleep, a metabolically healthy person is essentially pre-diabetic the next day?

The problem is, blue light from our screens tells our brains that its daytime, which prevents our pineal gland from secreting a hormone called melatonin that is responsible for (among other things) helping us wind down and sleep long and deeply.

I also am loving the sleep mask. Darkness (and cool room) a must. Also, try the Magnesium spray. I can’t tell if it’s working but I spray it anyway. I also got a pair for my kids cuz iPAD!

Chic Cruelty Free, Vegan Laptop Bags

March 15, 2018

OH YES! I just dumped my crappy Amazon-ordered laptop case and replaced it with this gorgeous, vegan beauty by SIGHT. ($88)

Other amazing benefits:

Sight uses high quality PU vegan leather

Sight is a cruelty-free brand

Water-resistant

Light-weighted

Free Shipping + Easy Returns 

A little back-story:

CEO Ellie, the always-on-the-road business traveler, found herself on numerous similar occasions: whether in coffee shop trying to reach her wallet in her handbag to pay for her coffee while placing her laptop bag on the counter awkwardly, or at airport having her arm squeezing the laptop bag tightly against her body while try to find the boarding pass in front of a line of antsy crowds. She decided something needs to be changed. Having two bags is simply redundant.

When she was doing research for solutions, she found that most of the fashion designers focus on aesthetics, but are not really thinking about a modern woman’s lifestyle. It seems that no designers are truly interested in design for those who are on the go. Ellie wants to design truly functional handbags for women like her – who not only want to look good but are also professionals with jobs. 

All of sight’s laptop bags are a refined result of delicate detailing for months, careful creation and marvelous craftsmanship by skilled artisans. Every handbag is designed with style, functionality, and comfort in mind. With artisans’ expertise and hard work, the handbags achieve the perfect look and designer quality.

The Gentleman’s List: Daddy Daycare

February 21, 2018

To all the dapper daddies out there, this one’s for you! Groomed LA has chosen the best kept secrets to help make parenting easier with these two brands for every all American dream couple that loves to travel. Take a look and let us know what you think in the comment section. 

Petunia Pickle Bottom :

Petunia Pickle Bottom backpacks are great for every age! The chic line of backpacks merges luxury with comfort and is versatile for both mommy and daddy! From diaper bags to luxury-travel bags Petunia Pickle Bottom creates pieces that are timeless and perfect for every stage. 

Petunia ranges from $12 – $210

MOBY Wrap

The cool way to carry your child, up close and personal. With organic fabrics and styles for the Daddy or the Mommy to wear! MOBY focuses on creating products that encourage bonding over special moments all while having your child being Close Enough to Kiss™.

Moby retails for $59

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xx Jonathan Stinson