You should also try wearing wool socks to bed. It is not recommended to sleep with the blanket heating the bed all night, seeing as it can lead to overheating. OMG, I sure hope DH got it on sale! I really notice because I have a back/leg injury and heat is really needed to make me feel comfortable. Does anyone have the PURPLE mattress? Too hot, actually. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Here's a link to it. I put a heating pad under my feet, then an electric blanket over me, with a heavy down duvet over that. Because when you compare the energy use between a blanket and other methods of heating the room (air conditioner, resistance wire heater), the costs for the blanket are much lower. On the other hand, you have the lightweight options that do offer warmth but are not very likely to be enough on their own for harsh winters. Also if you wear socks to bed, get the diabetic socks (they seem to aloow for more blood flow). Get answers by asking now. Best Fitness Trackers for Seniors (And Easy Pedometers for Seniors too!). Any solutions? Electric Blankets: Advantages and Disadvantages, Heating Pads: Advantages and Disadvantages. Repair Service If troubleshooting indicates your Sunbeam electric blanket does not heat up properly, you should unplug the product right away, stop using it and get it repaired or replaced. :iagree: We do this too, but I think my rice bag must be bigger because I microwave it for 5 minutes before bed! They probably don't exist like that, due to legal issues, ppl getting burned, etc. An electrical blanket that’s soft and safe enough for you to sleep carefree all night, the Tegici Electric Heated Blanket has only one mantra— “Stay Comfortable, Stay Warm”. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. It's toasting when I get in.... We sleep in our basement and especially when we run the wood burner down there. I don't want to have to use 2 electric blankets. The blanket requires servicing or replacement if you do not feel it warming up when you insert your hand inside a folded area after completing the steps. I don't wear socks to bed. About once per week, always at night, I'll hear about 5 knocks that sounds like from outside the back of my house. The high setting keeps the bed HOT, HOT, HOT. I turn the heated mattress pad on about 30 minutes prior to going to bed. :D (Our electric blanket has two controls so I don't bake my dh in his sleep.:tongue_smilie:). With the cold UK nights, many of us love nothing more than getting into a warm bed for a good night’s sleep. Electric Blanket Or Heating Pad? DH got this a couple of years ago and loves it! :iagree: Everyone in my family has one of these on their beds & they work wonderfully. They are also not as hazardous as heaters. My husband got us a Sealy one from JCPenny last year and each side has a control with 10 settings, 1-9 and H. H really is hot. I must have gone through a dozen electric blankets last winter, and none of them got *hot* enough. Some individuals simply want something to keep their feet warm, in which case heating pads are ideal. Your email address will not be published. Another reason why might invest in an electric blanket is the money you save. However, one can be better than the other depending on what you need it for. My mom got us cute frog ones. By In all fairness, both electric blankets and heating pads are great. but i was hoping that someone in another country might have different choices. actually the resistance in the blanket can diminish over extended use, time to buy a new one.. My feet are icy, and within half an hour I'm toasty. Unplug it at the bottom and at the wall and plug it back in. That thing radiates heat most of the night; even in the morning, it's still above room temperature. For instance, you can place it on your shoulders or neck to reduce tension pain. My electric blanket, although working, is not generating enough heat the last few days. In this case, it means getting a soft, warm blanket for bed that will play one role. I really notice because I have a back/leg injury and heat is really needed to make me feel comfortable. Electric blanket - Why is it not warm enough? I used one during a recent power outage. BTW, I fill it with boiling (not merely hot) water. When it comes to staying warm, especially during winter, there are many options you can look at. I wear socks to bed. But apart from the minor risks, these are great for pre-heating the bed and to ease the process of falling asleep. What’s the best way to get warm? Another element to remember involves turning the blanket off at a certain point. Some models of electric blankets are throw sized for use on a couch, chair, or even a recliner. Mine gives a signal that something is wrong if it is. :iagree: I switched to a heated mattress pad years ago. oh, I was hoping not to 'see' you on the boards, today, Impish!!! Perhaps because it's meant to be for an open massage table, it gets hotter than most electric blankets would? I could be wrong but I thought the majority of the world used a different ? We put a blanket/comforter over the electric blanket. Is one better than the other? These are portable and very much handy. © Copyright text 2017-2020 by Graying With Grace, LLC. We always put an electric blanket underneath a regular blanket. So, Which Should You Use? You can choose to heat up the whole room, you can focus on specific areas of your body, or you can combine these options if that’s what you feel like doing. They are just one type of a wide range of warming bedding products available today. If you ask us, we’re always for simplifying life. Hence the reason for following directions closely when you use an electric blanket. November 5, 2011 in General Education Discussion Board. Easy to Read Watches for Seniors (Large Face Watches for the Elderly), The Best Microwave for Seniors: Choosing a Simple Microwave for the Elderly, 5 Electric Blankets That Really Cool Sweaty Sleepers, The Top 6 Warm Socks For Seniors for Comfort and Safety, 9 Of The Best Winter Getaways For Seniors and the Elderly, What Temperatures Are Dangerous For The Elderly? Gets much warmer than an electric blanket. Even had them on the kids beds! Anything with a heating element or a clock doesn't really work right, even with a converter. Whenever you are working with something that needs to be plugged into, you want to approach it with some caution. The last few years, I have been using a nice hot water bottle. From Oct to March, my feet are cold no matter what I do. Are you having trouble falling asleep because you are simply too cold? The cycles are also different. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.