I can’t even think about starting my day without
having had a good night’s rest. Honestly, it’s not easy at this point in my life. Hormonal changes during peri-menopause have wrecked havoc on my sleep as I’m always waking up in the middle of the night feeling hot and sweaty. I’ve always been a warm sleeper. I’m one of the few whose body temperatures rise at night instead of going down. Through the years, this has made sleeping harder in both summer and the colder months.
Never have I considered that a pillow would solve my problem of night sweating. I’ve tried a lot of pillows and have two memory foam pillows on my bed. I didn’t think I would find one that I liked more than either of the ones I already owned. The REM-Fit Active Lifestyle Bedding Pillow has literally given me the best two weeks worth of sleep I’ve had in the last several years. It is by far the best pillow I’ve ever tried. While the pillow is plenty comfortable, it’s the cooling gel pad that has kept me from tossing and turning at night. In the few weeks I’ve been using the REM-Fit 400 Series pillow I have not awaken once from sweating. The gel pad disperses the heat from my upper body which helps keep me asleep.
As for the comfort, the pillow contains a Polyfil Fiber that can be removed in clusters if needed. The fabric is really soft though I keep my pillow covered with a pillowcase.
I have to be honest, I’m not sure I would have spent the money on this pillow not knowing if it would work or not. However, now that I’ve tried it, I think it’s worth every penny and will buy another one when mine wears out. I review a lot of products on my blog and on Amazon. This pillow definitely sits in the top spot of all of the products I’ve reviewed and that is saying a lot.
I’ve used several different activity trackers and I like all of them as a reminder to stay active. The rem-fit ACTIVE 100 Sleep and Activity Tracker has some great advantages over some of the other trackers I’ve used. My favorite feature of the rem-fit tracker is the addition of activity points. All of my the other trackers track steps but don’t differentiate whether those steps were part of regular day movement or actual sustained activity. The Rem-fit tracker does offer the ability to distinguish how active I am during the day with the addition of activity points. Activity points are awarded for sustained activity over a shorter period of time. Higher points are awarded based on how hard you work out. Therefore, a twenty minute run at a fast pace would earn more activity points that a forty minute walk. Not only can I see how many steps I take in a day, I can also see how many active points I earn.
I also like the way the tracker keeps track of sleep and the way it awards sleep points based upon how restless I am during the night. One thing I don’t like about the sleep tracker is that it doesn’t automatically detect when I fall asleep. Instead, I have to turn it on from the app. This is hard since I don’t like to sleep next to my electronic devices.
When I wonder where I’m at for the day, I tap the tracker once for each screen I would like to see. Not all trackers have the ability show the stats on the tracker without downloading the information first to the app so I’m excited that the Rem-fit tracker will.
One of the things I’ve found with all activity trackers is that they’re not very accurate with the mileage. I paired the Rem-fit with a GPS tracking watch to check for accuracy and though it wasn’t completely accurate, it was more accurate than my other tracking device. I was pleasantly surprised that it was as close as it was. It was .20 miles off a 1.5 mile walk. My other tracker was .40 miles off. I consider the rem-fit a significant improvement.
I love the design of the rem-fit wrist band. I’ve nearly lost activity trackers from falling off simply because they don’t have a strap that keeps the end from coming off. The Rem-fit band has two safety bands that keep it from falling off and I’ve never had a problem with this. Good thing since I hike in the snow a lot and would never find my band if it fell off.
The biggest issue of the activity tracker was getting the app downloaded and learning to use it. I don’t think the app is as user friendly as other apps I’ve used. Once I finally got everything figured out, it seemed simple but it took me some time getting to that point. This is the main reason for a four instead of five star review.
Overall, the rem-fit tracker is one of the better ones I’ve used at the price point. Mine came with two bands plus a waist clip. I tried to use the waist clip but kept leaving it on my pants and forgetting about it so I had to switch to using the wristband exclusively.