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Exclusive Pepaminto topper wins CES® 2023 Innovation Award

Freezing, shivering, sweating - everyone's nighttime perception of warmth is different. The German Start-up Variowell Development asked 3.300 consumers in 5 countries globally. Over 50% answered that they or their partner often feel too hot often at night - male and female consumers alike. Interesting fact: Over 30% react by sticking a foot outside of the bed. But most consumers are just increasing the air conditioning –not great for the environment.

One thing is certain: body temperature, Heart rate and blood flow change regularly during the night. It is therefore not uncommon to sweat during sleep and at the same time feel cold at the feet. The topper from the German company Variowell Development GmbH is ideal to deal with this common topic. "With Pepaminto for the first time it has been possible to easily implement different thermal settings in a bed during the night by adapting the heat dissipation within the foam," explains Variowell CEO Tobias Kirchhoff.

The idea behind the technology, which has just been won the CES® 2023 Innovation Award in the category digital health, is a combination of thin warming-strips and naturally cooling bands of graphite. The cooling properties were tested in the company's own sleep lab and independently verified by the renowned Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology - Empa for short. Together with the warming-strips the heat dissipation and therefore temperature in the feet and lumbar section can be changed subtly also during the night. To improve the sleep experience Variowell is using the capabilities of the Apple Watch.