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GelO Cool Pillow Mat

A flexible, cooling pillow mat for anyone suffering from hot flushes or night sweats.

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Why do people living with cancer recommend this product?

Recently diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing chemotherapy and experiencing awful night sweats. Have used it now for 3 nights, brilliant no waking up feeling hot and bothered. Also need radiotherapy so will be good for that. Would 100% recommend this product. - Karen, Live Better With community member.

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About GelO Cool Pillow Mat

The GelO Cool Pillow Mat is a flexible, slimline cooling pillow mat that can help bring long-lasting relief from hot flushes and sweating at night.

GelO Cooling Pillow Mat at a glance:

  • Cooling relief for night sweats and burning skin
  • Works without refrigeration - gel is naturally cooler than room temperature
  • Refrigerate before use for an extra cooling boost
  • Stays cool for several hours after refrigeration
  • Medical-grade gel material which won't leak
  • Less hassle than leaky water-filled inserts
  • Flexible mat can be easily folded up and taken with you anywhere

The GelO Cool Pillow Mat can help to bring relief from a range of side effects you might experience during cancer treatment, including night sweats, hot flushes, and hot or burning skin from radiotherapy.

Simply place the insert inside your pillowcase on top of your pillow, and you'll have a cooling, refreshing surface to help you fall asleep.

The cooling gel inside the mat stays cooler than room temperature, so it has a constant mild cooling effect. If you need a stronger cooling boost, try placing the GelO Cool Pillow Mat in the fridge for a couple of hours before bed.

Gelo Cooling Pillow Mats are also very popular with women going through the menopause and finding it difficult to sleep due to hot flushes and night sweats. 

Product FAQs

What are the dimensions of the GelO Cool Pillow Mat? 

The GelO Cool Pillow Mat measures at 11” x 22” (approx 28cm x 56cm).

Who is the GelO Cool Pillow Mat for?

The GelO Cool Pillow Mat is ideal for anyone experiencing sweating or hot flushes as a result of their chemotherapy treatment. It is also ideal for those requiring reaction area relief from radiotherapy. It can be cooled in the refrigerator to provide immediate relief for hot, burning skin.

For people who have sore or stiff muscles the GelO Cool Pillow Mat can also be gently warmed in the microwave and serve as a heated pillow to ease tension. Be careful not to heat it for too long, or at too high of a heat, as it may burn your skin.

How does the cooling pillow mat work?

The GelO Cool Pillow Mat is filled with an insulating gel that retains its heat once cooled or warmed.

Is the GelO Cool Pillow Mat comfortable to sleep on?

The GelO Cool Pillow Mat has been designed for comfort. Due to its flexibility, the GelO Cool Pillow Mat will conform to your body shape to ensure you get a good night sleep. The plastic is formulated to ensure that the gel won’t leak should the plastic be punctured.

Who can benefit from cooling pillow mats?

Hot flushes and elevated temperatures can be a result from an array of medications and treatments. Those living with cancer and having hormonal treatment, chemotherapy, radiotherapy or recovering from surgery can all potential experience feeling hot. Cooling pillow mats help decrease body temperature and improve comfort while you sleep.

When can a cooling pillow be used?

The size and shape of the cooling pillows means that ideally they are placed on top of your pillow at night. However, the GelO Cool Pillow mat can be folded and transported, allowing you to use it anywhere and at any time. 

Is there anything I should consider when using a GelO Cool Pillow Mat?

GelO Cool Pillow Mats are quite versatile and can be used for an arrange of ailments. They don’t keep their coolness indefinitely, so will warm up eventually and be required to be refrigerated again. If you experience hot flushes that last a while, then you should consider purchasing two cooling pillow mats, so there is always one being chilled. 

How do I use the GelO Cool Pillow Mat?

Place the cooling pillow mat on top of your pillow (inside your pillowcase will help to keep it clean), and you'll have a cooling, refreshing surface to help you fall asleep.

Keeping the GelO Cool Pillow Mat in the fridge for a couple of hours before bed will result in a more intense, longer-lasting cooling sensation.

Customer Reviews

  1. Cool Relief!

    MSaturday, 11 August 2018

    I use this for hot flushes at night. This pillow is really helpful in helping you to get off to sleep. It does lose its cooling effect after about 4 hours, but I just take it out of the pillow case when it starts to absorb the heat from my head. It's also good to keep it in the fridge for ad hoc uses at other times of the day, especially during hot weather.

  2. Brilliant

    KerrySaturday, 11 August 2018

    This cool pillow is amazing especially with the hot summer we’re having, brilliant at night to sleep on (from the fridge not tried it yet straight from the freezer to sleep on ) helps me to sleep a lot better especially straight after chemo, also I sometimes my legs ach & swell a little so I’ve used the pillow from the freezer to help with this too Right now couldn’t be with out it

  3. cooling gel pillow

    Dianne GleitmanMonday, 09 October 2017

    This cooling gel pillow is wonderful. It helps to alleviate the constant heat I experience from chemo. I wish it remained cooler for longer periods of time, but lasts long enough for me to fall asleep. The plus is that it re-" cools" rather quickly when placed on the freezer.

  4. Cool mat for pillow

    Viv Bowen ParlaneFriday, 23 June 2017

    Fantastic product, worked a treat to cool my head. Wish it lasted longer. Another one I think :)

  5. sleep

    JulieWednesday, 17 May 2017

    The pillow gets me off to sleep and I get about 4 hours uninterrupted until the flushes wake me up. I have to move the pillow about to find the cool area as the heat from my head heats up the pillow. I purchased this to help with the menopause hot flushes. I also take a hot water bottle with cold water into bed for my feet. I am willing to try anything to get some rest. Could do with one to carry about during the day as well.

  6. provided cooling for several hours which helped tremendously with nightsweats

    bethThursday, 20 April 2017

    This is a great mat that fits nicely under pillow case but the cooling comes through nicely.

  7. Hot flushes due to chemotherapy

    Karen MealingSunday, 09 April 2017

    Recently diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing chemotherapy and experiencing awful night sweats. Have used it now for 3 nights, brilliant no waking up feeling hot and bothered. Also need radiotherapy so will be good for that. Would 100% recommend this product.

  8. Exactly what I'd been looking for

    LisaMonday, 27 March 2017

    I bought the gel o cooling pad for burns from radiotherapy. It was exactly what I needed. An excellent size, keeps cool for a long time. It's wipeable & easy to manipulate to reach all areas. I've slept much better with the relief this provides.

  9. Cool pillow

    Pam DixonSaturday, 25 March 2017

    I had breast cancer in 2004, for which I had mastectomy, Chemo and radiotherapy. Since then I have always had hot flushes particularly at night. I have used several types of cool pillows but this has proved very effective. No fussing about just in the fridge and ready to use. Love it.

  10. Relief

    Lorraine WilsonTuesday, 14 March 2017

    It took a while to get used to, but have had four nights now where I have had between 6 to 8 hours sleep, without waking up, plus no night sweat early in the morning. I would recommend these to anybody who suffers from lack of sleep, hot flushes and night sweats.

  11. Cooling relief!

    SandiMonday, 13 March 2017

    Only had s chance to use it once but found it very comfortable!

  12. Power surges and/ or Migraine headaches .

    anonymousFriday, 10 March 2017

    I am on the waiting list to have Cervical (Neck) 3/4 disc removed in a few weeks time. I have never had headaches - pretty much free all my life. The disc is putting pressure on my spinal cord. I am purchasing this cooling mat with the hope that I can stop using two cotton flannels on my pillow which gets very wet. I will return to give the result of my experiment- the reviews have made it sound like just what I need .Thank you very much.Alison

  13. relief

    Mary LehmanWednesday, 18 January 2017

    My husband suffers with Parkinson's, he suffers from a burning feeling mainly his head and has trouble sleeping bc of it, I'm hoping this will help, I JUST ordered it, but will follow up after he try's it.

  14. Pure joy

    Lorraine RaeWednesday, 07 December 2016

    Bought this for a friend as she was having hot flushes at night so was not getting any sleep glad to say it works she now gets a good night's sleep one very happy lady

  15. Relief at last!

    JaniceThursday, 29 September 2016

    I bought two of these, one each for my husband and me. He hasn't had a look in! I have had severe night sweats since the age of 35. I am now 62 and they show no sign of abating. Now I have these I can swap them over during the night to keep my horrendous temperature down. More comfortable than I have been in years! Wonderful.

  16. Fibromyalgia

    GillianSaturday, 02 July 2016

    I would never be with out my pillow.

  17. Highly recommend

    SianTuesday, 17 May 2016

    I love mine, use it every night, pop it in the fridge every 3 nights or so & it's really cold. Highly recommend.

  18. Hot flushes

    AnneWednesday, 04 May 2016

    I have been using this for over a year now and cant sleep without it

  19. after breast cancer,chemo,radiotherapy

    SharonThursday, 17 March 2016

    Bought this product, gr8 help at night for hot flashes. Didn't stop them but made sleep manageable.