With a full size heated blanket, your body stays at the same temperature all night. So with a heated blanket, you won’t be woken up during the night, and you’ll feel energised and refreshed when you wake up.
Using an electric blanket keeps your bed at the right temperature and also keeps it warm. You can lower the risks of using a heated blanket if you know how to use it and take care of it properly.
Keeping your full size heated blanket on one spot for too long could get too hot and cause burns. Pregnant women should also be careful with electric blankets because they can cause a miscarriage.
Why Would You Use a Heated Blanket?
With a heated blanket, you can finally enjoy a cozy night in bed even when the temperature outside drops. They are safe, easy to use, and very cheap to run. Let’s look at some of the best things about heated blankets and how they can help you get a good night’s sleep.
- The cost to run a heated blanket is very low:
These good heaters cost about four cents an hour to run on average. They are the best way to stay warm on a budget in the winter because they heat a small area instead of the whole room. On the couch, a heated throw is a great choice.
- Smart heat settings let you sleep well all night:
You can choose the temperature you want even when it’s dark because there are different temperature settings. If you want more control over the temperature, you can choose the latest technology in these heated blankets, which adjusts the temperature as you sleep to keep it in your chosen setting.
- With built-in protection, you can sleep safely and soundly:
Heated blankets and throws are the safest and most trusted heated blankets on the market because they go through strict and very thorough testing.
- Use your heated blanket timer to take charge:
The heated blankets have auto-off settings for 75 minutes or 120 hours, so you can choose whether to sleep with the blanket for a short time or all night. The throws also have a safety feature that turns them off after 3 hours. This gives you peace of mind.
- Easy-to-use, machine-washable heated blankets
It’s great to know that electric blankets are very easy to clean. By simply unplugging the controls, you may safely hand wash or machine wash them, as they contain special heating elements that are also waterproof. In addition, the dryer is a perfectly adequate method of drying things.
How to see if your blanket is OK:
The best way to ensure that an electric blanket is safe to use is to turn it on for five minutes while it’s laid flat on top of the bed. Then, look at and touch the wires to ensure they are working right and are not damaged. Here are some more safety tips to help you safely use the blanket.
- Turn off the power and pull out the plug when you’re not using the appliance.
- Make sure that your blanket is not bigger than your bed.
- Don’t use electric blankets when they are turned on all night.
- Don’t turn on the blanket if it’s folded or if something is on the bed (such as books, a folded blanket, clothing, pet, or pillows). Any of these could cause a certain area to get too hot.
- Lay the blanket flat on the mattress with the switches at the pillow end and secure it well.
- Leave the plug and switch outside of the bed.
- Be careful with sharp or pointed things that could hurt the heating element.
- Some models can’t be placed underneath a mattress protector, on a water bed, a futon, or a rubber or foam mattress.
- Don’t use an electric blanket on a baby, someone who can’t move, or someone who can’t handle the heat.
- Don’t use it with a hot water bottle (which might leak) or when wet.
- Every three years, have a trained professional check your blanket. Manufacturers suggest that you take it to one of their service agents. Check their website for more information.
- Never wash an electric blanket unless the manufacturer had specified otherwise.
- If you want to take your blanket off your bed in the summer, fold it neatly but not too tightly, or roll it around a cylinder and store it in a dry place.
There is a higher chance that the wiring in your electric blanket will be damaged if you fold it. Therefore, the blanket should be rolled or hung for storage when not in use. Before using an electric blanket stored for a long time, ensure it is in good working order.
The blanket should be tossed out and replaced when it shows signs of wear. Blankets should be replaced if they are 10 years old or older, regardless of condition.