Pillow Talk

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by SilentPanda, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

    SilentPanda

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2002
    Location:
    The Bamboo Forest
    #1
    So this has bugged me for a while... maybe somebody here knows the answer... when you go to bed at night, if you turn your pillow upside down the bottom side is always cold it seems. I would think that having been up against the mattress all day long it wouldn't be so cold but it is. Anybody know why? :confused: Or is it just my pillows?
     
  2. drlunanerd macrumors 65816

    drlunanerd

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2004
    Location:
    UK
    #2
    I think someone's sleeping in your bed during the day :D
    Edit: just checked mine and the underside felt warmer. God I'm bored!

    Another mystery of the unexplained: can you cry underwater?
     
  3. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

    MacBoobsPro

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    #3
    Slightly random! :confused:

    Anyhoo... Your head obviously warms the top side so when you turn it over it seems cooler as it has not been warmed by your hot headedness. :D
     
  4. killmoms macrumors 68040

    killmoms

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    #4
    It's because the ambient temperature of your room (and thus the items in it) is lower than your body temperature, unless of course you keep your house at 98.6°F. When it's just air, you don't really notice it (room temp!), but when it's a solid object, there's more heat transfer away from your face. That's my layman's explanation anyway.
     
  5. SilentPanda thread starter Moderator emeritus

    SilentPanda

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2002
    Location:
    The Bamboo Forest
    #5
    Nope... it's that way as soon as I crawl into bed... maybe I should test it with a thermometer...

    Try it tonight! Not the thermometer... especially if you have somebody else in the bed... that might freak them out... just see if the underside is cold.

    Hrmmm... interesting... maybe my mattress is filled with ice.

    You can cry underwater. You just won't see the tears of course...

    But the top side of the pillow is room temperature and the underside is by far colder. Or maybe I'm not even smart enough for the laymans explanations... which is quite possible.
     
  6. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

    MacBoobsPro

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    #6
    Oh I see. Well in that case like drlunanerd said, someone is sleeping in your bed during the day.
     
  7. Markleshark macrumors 603

    Markleshark

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Location:
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
    #7
    Haha, could be worse. I once turned my pillow over and it was covered in blood... infact, thats happened twice...

    True Story. :)
     
  8. SilentPanda thread starter Moderator emeritus

    SilentPanda

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2002
    Location:
    The Bamboo Forest
    #8
    Well I certainly won't complain about the coldness of the pillow then! I'm not opposed to it being cold. I usually even flip it to the cold side when I go to bed...
     
  9. Markleshark macrumors 603

    Markleshark

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Location:
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
    #9
    lol. Well thats what I did. First one I was in hospital getting a 'gromit' put in my ear to help my hearing, was about 10. Got to the middle of the night, pillow was walm, turned it over... Covered in Blood. Hopefully it was mine.

    Second time, was only a few months ago. Had been out with a few friends, one decided to jump on my back (Pissed, of course) and she jumped a bit high, I fell over, she landed on my head, embedding (SP?) it into the road... quite sore. Anyway, didn't remember (Yup, that drunk) got up in the morning with a sore head and turned my pillow over, because the cold goodness makes it all better, and there we go, blood again...
     
  10. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

    MacBoobsPro

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    #10
    You sure your not a vampire and just forgot to wipe your mouth?
     
  11. Markleshark macrumors 603

    Markleshark

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Location:
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
    #11
    *Shrugs* Meh, could be.
     
  12. SilentPanda thread starter Moderator emeritus

    SilentPanda

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2002
    Location:
    The Bamboo Forest
    #12
    So you have the cold pillow too?
     
  13. Markleshark macrumors 603

    Markleshark

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Location:
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
    #13
    Yup, on the side im not sleeping, of course. That side is always cold. It's way better when its cold. I swap it round sometimes 5 times a night.
     
  14. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

    MacBoobsPro

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    #14
    When he gets back from his nocturnal 'feedings'. :D
     
  15. Markleshark macrumors 603

    Markleshark

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Location:
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
    #15
    Yeah, lol, I should have said 'I change it round 5 times a day'
     
  16. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    Joined:
    May 2, 2005
    #16
    I agree. I wish my pillow were always cool. Warm pillows are just like sleeping on a cat in a pillowcase. :barfyface:

    But if it's too cold (IE stuffing a freezer pack in there), it's like snuggling up to frosty the snowman and your face will go numb.

    I'll never win. :(
     
  17. Markleshark macrumors 603

    Markleshark

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Location:
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
    #17
    Here, Here. It's got to be perfect, which for me normally includes opening and closing the window many times a night (Day)... No wonder im always tired...
     
  18. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2006
    #18
    Mmm...a flat, even, firm pillow...300 thread count linen...cold side against my face...a lovely experience.
     
  19. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

    MacBoobsPro

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    #19
    Aaahh... You can cuddle up with me. Im not to cold, not too hot. Im just right!

    :)
     
  20. SilentPanda thread starter Moderator emeritus

    SilentPanda

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2002
    Location:
    The Bamboo Forest
    #20
    Maybe Apple should get into the pillow business?

    "There is just... one more thing... the perfect temperature pillow... the temperature is kept at the appropriate temperature based on your iPods music playlist and by Reality Distortion Field 3.0. It even compensates for the ambient heat of the laptops."
     
  21. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    Joined:
    May 2, 2005
    #21
    I'm not into boobs.
    oh, wow.. I'd buy three! :)
     
  22. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

    MacBoobsPro

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    #22
    Its a good job i dont have them then :D
     
  23. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

    Mike Teezie

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2002
    #23
    I can't explain it, but I much prefer the cool side of the pillow.

    I got a good chuckle when my friend described my guitar as being "cooler than the other side of the pillow". It's one of those things I had never consciously thought of until he said it.
     
  24. annk Administrator

    annk

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2004
    Location:
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    #24
    I love the cool side, I flip mine over a few times every night. :D

    For many years, my son used to sleep with a hot water bottle filled with cold water under his head. :eek: It was the only way he could fall asleep.
     
  25. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

    MACDRIVE

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2006
    Location:
    Clovis, California
    #25
    I had always wondered that too, but now I have the answer. It's amazing the things one can learn on MacRumors. :)
     

Share This Page