Being a nurse and having a hysterectomy at 45 and hormones not being an option, the ChiliPad™ has been a life saver. Hormone replacement therapy of any kind was out of the question for me. I thought I would just have to put up with huge A/C bills, moody, cranky and tired all the time, due to no restful sleep. I live in Texas, the problem is the nighttime temperatures can be high and it takes until 3am to 5am in the morning for the temperature to come down enough to cool the house to a comfortable sleeping temperature. A/C units are severely taxed when the temperature is over 95 degrees; they work better and are more efficient at lower temperatures. I have lowered my energy bills, even with over 100 degree days and only dropping into the mid 80′s at night, by over $100.00-150.00 a month for July and August. The ChiliPad™ is easy to operate and has minimal maintenance. It is extremely comfortable to sleep on and it fits the bed very well. There are so many people that could benefit from this product, not just women with hot flashes and night sweats. I feel that it should be recommended by every Doctor and Chiropractor in the world. When you sleep well at night you have faster recovery from illness or surgery, and require less medication to recover.