The ultimate bed fan guide and which one you should buy

There is nothing worse than sweating under the sheets when you’re trying to sleep. To help you get comfortable at night, we decided to put together the ultimate bed fan guide — and seek out the best option.

The ultimate bed fan guide and which one you should buy
bFan Air Cooling Bed Fan

We all know how uncomfortable it can feel lying in bed on a sticky night. But did you know that sleep is heavily linked to temperature? Many people who suffer from sleeplessness find they can drift off by cooling down their body temperature by a couple of degrees. Of course, cooling your bedroom won’t necessarily make your bed any cooler. That’s where a bed fan cooling system really helps. These devices blow cool air into your bed like a sleep-focused AC. But which should you buy: bFan or BedJet? Or can you go DIY? We put together the ultimate bed fan guide to answer these questions.

How does a bed fan cooling system work?

When the ambient temperature is high enough, even a powerful AC and ceiling fan won’t keep your bed cool. A bed fan cooling system provides relief by pumping cool air under the sheets.

These devices are usually freestanding, with a funnel that tucks into the end of your bed. The cool air is fanned directly into the bed, helping to disperse your body heat and moisture buildup.

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A bed fan cooling system pumps air into your bed

There are two major players in this market: bFan and BedJet. Both brands have their pros and cons—but which one is right for you? That is what our ultimate bed fan guide aims to answer.

bFan Air Cooling Bed Fan

If you’re looking for a simple plug-and-play option, bFan might suit you best. This simple bed fan blasts cool air under your sheets, with a wired remote giving you control over fan speed.

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bFan is simple to install and easy to use

The device comes in two heights: 19 to 28 inches tall and 28 to 38 inches tall. There are no special features, and bFan only provides cool air—there’s no warmth available.

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bFan comes in two different heights

However, this bed fan is very easy to set up and requires little maintenance.

BedJet Climate Control System

In contrast, BedJet is much more advanced. This bed fan cooling system comes with a flexible tube rather than a fixed funnel. It looks a little bit like a vacuum.

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The BedJet be fan cooling system comes with a tube outlet

Once you have tucked the air hose into your bed, you are ready to go. You can control BedJet via the supplied remote or the companion smartphone app. In both cases, you can choose whether you want hot or cold air pushed into your sheets.

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The BedJet app gives you complete control

Furthermore, BedJet allows you to have different settings for you and your partner. If one of you gets cold easily, this can make a big difference.

DIY approach

You may wonder why it’s necessary to purchase a dedicated bed fan cooling system at all. How hard can it be to rig up something yourself?

Although it may seem simple, building a DIY bed fan isn’t easy. Even if you can create some kind of funnel, you may end up pumping warm air into your bed. In addition, many fans are loud enough to keep you awake at night.

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Unless you’re a DIY genius, stick with bFan or BedJet

Unless you are a god of DIY, you may be better off buying a dedicated bed fan.

The ultimate bed fan

Choosing a bed fan cooling system can seem daunting, but the options are pretty clear. For most people, bFan should get the job done. However, if you want something more sophisticated, you might want to invest in BedJet.

Have you tried a bed fan? Share your experience in the comments!

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.
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