bFan: Keep your bed cool with an electric fan for beds
A cooler body temperature correlates to better sleep. bFan is an air cooling system that pumps your duvet with cool air.
The cooling system redirects airflow from within the blanket, maintaining a comfortable temperature for the user.
According to a study, during sleep, our body temperature drops by one to two degrees. The decline in body temperature leads to better and deeper sleep.
People are more likely to wake up if the room becomes too hot or too cold, says Ralph Downey III, Ph.D., chief of sleep medicine at Loma Linda University.
Having a good sleeping environment requires a suitable room temperature, clothing, and bedding, according to Tuck.
The bFan is different from air conditioning. The system doesn’t use a chemical method in the process.
The noise level of the bFan is manageable for users.
The sound level hobbles around 54 decibels at full flow about the same as a quiet office or a light rainfall.
The bed fan uses modified Duel Wheel Squirrel Cage Blower to regulate the air flow.
The air cooling fan is adjustable for beds of different heights. Users will need to measure the length between the floor and the top of the mattress. After measuring, the user can remove the Velcro strip on each side to adjust the fan to the intended height.
The founder of bFan, Kurt Tompkins invented the original bed cooling system BedFan 15 years ago. He started crowd-funding programs on Kickstarter and IndieGoGo that accumulated more than $500,000 to redesign and improve the product.
Users can choose a bed fan design that fits the height of their bed. Both models are available for purchase for $159.95. The shorter version of the fan measures below 28 inches. The taller version fits bed between 28 to 38 inches.