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Old 05-11-2014, 02:55 PM   #1
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ForeverCool Gel Mats

I got one of these last year and it was wonderful over the summer. I had folded it up and put it in the drawer for the winter. Now when I may need it, it seems to be dehydrated and is hard. Does anyone know if I can just put it in water to revive it? Or is it a lost cause?

I've been Googling for 30 minutes and have not come across the right combination to find this problem or it's resolution.
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:12 PM   #2
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What is it used for PF?
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Reading the reviews on Amazon, drying out seems to be a recurring problem. I'd try water since it's not useable as is.
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I looked at all the reviews at the Walgreen's site. At the top it said that the product was no longer available. That makes me wonder. A lot of the reviews made the same claim as you. It became wrinkled or hard. Became uncomfortable to sleep on and useless. Even with continuous use.
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Hmmm, walk on, sleep on or ??
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Hmmm, walk on, sleep on or ??

Kayelle, according to what I've read, they are used under the sheets in bed to cool you off.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:23 PM   #7
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What is it used for PF?
Sorry KL...went to work

As Andy said, I use it under the bottom sheet to help with heat exchange, I also found my small ones for sitting on and they are bad, too!

I did soak it for three hours in lukewarm water. Then wrapped it in a plastic bag for 24, about time to go check it and see if It's okay. If not...I will get the AC put in the window before I thought I would.
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Sorry to hear you're having problems with it PF. It sounds like something I'd really like to have. I've had the dreaded night sweats since I was in my 40's. You'd think I'd get a break by now!!
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Sorry to hear you're having problems with it PF. It sounds like something I'd really like to have. I've had the dreaded night sweats since I was in my 40's. You'd think I'd get a break by now!!
Kayelle, according to the Walgreen site, where they were mostly sold, the product is no longer available.
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Sorry to hear you're having problems with it PF. It sounds like something I'd really like to have. I've had the dreaded night sweats since I was in my 40's. You'd think I'd get a break by now!!
I've been hot for years, but now it's overkill. I don't think it's going to work with re-hydrating it. Arrgh!!!
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