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A Heated Mattress Pad Is Safer to Sleep With Than Heated Blankets

Prevention Logo By Tiffany Ayuda of Prevention | Slide 1 of 10: No matter what season it is, some people run hot naturally and make cooling sheets and mattress pads their go-to year-round. But for the rest of us who wake up shivering, a heated mattress pad might be the best way to seal in warmth and get a good night's rest. Heated mattress pads also add another layer of cushioning, so they can help support your neck, back, and shoulders. What are heated mattress pads?Heated mattress pads are designed like comforters to cover the entire top part of your bed and provide warmth throughout the night through adjustable temperature settings. Some heated mattress pads are made with cotton and polyester and have a fill, while others are simply made with one type of fabric. Heated mattress pads have wires with heating properties inside them, which are powered by electricity. Some heated mattress pads are powered by low-voltage technology, so they don't take up a lot of energy and are safe to use for long periods of time. There are many heated mattress pads that also have an automatic shut-down feature for extra safety measures. What's the difference between a heated mattress pad and a heated blanket?Heated mattress pads are safer than heated blankets because there's a lower risk of the wires inside the mattress pad bunching up. You have to lay heated mattress pads flat on the bed. Some are even placed on the bed like a fitted sheet, while blankets tend to bunch up, causing the wires the overheat faster. To help you find the best heated mattress pad that fits your needs, here are some of the top-rated ones out there.

No matter what season it is, some people run hot naturally and make cooling sheets and mattress pads their go-to year-round. But for the rest of us who wake up shivering, a heated mattress pad might be the best way to seal in warmth and get a good night's rest. Heated mattress pads also add another layer of cushioning, so they can help support your neck, back, and shoulders.

What are heated mattress pads?

Heated mattress pads are designed like comforters to cover the entire top part of your bed and provide warmth throughout the night through adjustable temperature settings. Some heated mattress pads are made with cotton and polyester and have a fill, while others are simply made with one type of fabric. Heated mattress pads have wires with heating properties inside them, which are powered by electricity. Some heated mattress pads are powered by low-voltage technology, so they don't take up a lot of energy and are safe to use for long periods of time. There are many heated mattress pads that also have an automatic shut-down feature for extra safety measures.

What's the difference between a heated mattress pad and a heated blanket?

Heated mattress pads are safer than heated blankets because there's a lower risk of the wires inside the mattress pad bunching up. You have to lay heated mattress pads flat on the bed. Some are even placed on the bed like a fitted sheet, while blankets tend to bunch up, causing the wires the overheat faster. To help you find the best heated mattress pad that fits your needs, here are some of the top-rated ones out there.

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