Sunday, November 15, 2015

Heated Mattress Pads are Better Than Heated Blankets

Oh my gosh. I just have to share about my new heated mattress pad! My Shedroom is not yet insulated and weather has turned colder. I have been using a kerosene heater to warm up the room at night, but the bed has remained cold. No matter how many blankets I threw on the other night, I just could not get warm. So I began the search for a good heated blanket. 

Last winter, when I had my two twin beds pushed together to make a king-size bed, I was gifted a fantastic heating blanket by my parents as a holiday gift. I tried to make it work on my twin size bed, but it would slip and slide off, most of it ending up on the floor by morning. I was looking for the same model of heating blanket, only in twin size, when I came across heated mattress pads. I have never used a heated mattress pad, but they looked intriguing. A heated mattress pad vs a heated blanket makes so much more sense since we all learned in elementary school heat rises. Using a mattress pad means you are warm underneath as well as on top. The heat is trapped under the blankets and you stay toasty warm! In fact, I got so warm during the night I had to turn it down! 

The model I chose is the Sunbeam Quilted Polyester Heated Mattress Pad with EasySet Pro Controller. It has ten heat levels and a timer that turns if off automatically after ten hours. I simply slipped it on the mattress, put the sheets and blankets back on, turned it on to preheat the bed, and slipped into a little piece of heaven! The mattress pad has really deep pockets, so if you have a thick mattress this model would still work for you. The package says it will fit a mattress up to 18 inches thick. 
Super warm and snuggly. Perfect!

If you are looking for a gift for someone living in a tiny house this year or if you just want to spoil yourself a little bit, this is the mattress pad for you. I was able to go all night without turning on the heater and that will save me money this winter for sure. 

Technology is a wonderful thing. 

Do you use heated blankets or a heated mattress pad on your bed? Share with us your experience in the comments below.