Heated Blankets & Throws

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Heated Blankets & Throws

When the weather turns cool and there's a chill in the air, a heated blanket can provide the warmth needed to ensure comfort all night long! With a wide variety of options to choose from, it's important to know which blanket is right for you.

What to Look For in a Heated Blanket

Heated blankets offer many different features that provide exceptional comfort and warmth.

  • Heat settings – heated blankets provide many different temperature settings (some as many as 20!), so you can find one that's sure to offer a heat level that's perfect for you.

  • Automatic shut-off – to prevent any issues or problems with a heated blanket being on for too long, most heated blankets offer an automatic shut-off feature that keeps the blanket from overheating after long use.

  • Controller – many heated blankets offer remote controls that allow easy temperature adjustment. Some controllers offer wireless functions and digital displays for even more ease of use. Blankets that come in queen and king sizes also typically have two controllers, allowing both users of the blanket to regulate the temperature of their own side, without changing the setting of their partner's side.

  • Long plug-in cord – power cords provide the electricity needed to heat the blanket, and most heated blankets offer cords that reach up to 19 feet. This allows the blanket to be used in almost any room in your home, as you'll never be too far from an outlet.

  • Blanket size – you're sure to find a heated blanket that comes in the perfect size for your bed: twin, full, queen, or king.

  • Construction and cleaning – plush polyester microfleece provides comfort and is fire-resistant. Thin heating elements within the blanket keep it lightweight. The elements and wires can typically be removed from the blanket, allowing the soft fabric to be easily machine washed.

Benefits of Heated Blankets

Besides keeping you warm during cool evenings, heated blankets provide several benefits that not only help you get a good night sleep, but might also save you some money at the same time!

  • Body temperature regulation – some people tend to naturally feel colder when they sleep, requiring them to pile on blankets and sheets to the point sleeping becomes more difficult. A heated blanket can better regulate body temperature, without the need for all the bulk.

  • Energy conservation – a heated blanket can replace the need for constant furnace thermostat adjustment, saving you money and preventing wasted electricity and heating costs.

  • Pain and discomfort relief – the heat provided by a heated blanket can help soothe sore muscles and other bodily discomfort, helping you to relax and feel your best even when not sleeping.

Ideal Heated Blanket Users

Almost anyone can experience the added benefits that heated blankets provide. But several groups of people may find heated blankets even more useful in their everyday lives.

  • People with thermoregulation issues – anyone who has trouble staying warm while sleeping at night will most definitely get the most out of using a heated blanket.

  • Couples who prefer different sleeping temperatures – heated blankets can help both partners in this scenario get a good night's sleep. The person who needs a warmer sleeping temperature can simply use a heated blanket, while the person who prefers a cooler temperature can just go without it.

  • People with chronic pain issues – as mentioned above, heated blankets can help ease pain. For individuals with chronic ailments like arthritis or fibromyalgia, a heated blanket can offer much-needed relief both during the day and at night.

Top Heated Blanket Brands

Many brands offer heated blanket styles and options. Some of the most well-known and respected brands out there are major players in the world of bedding. For example, Beautyrest and Serta both offer multiple styles of heated blankets, so you know you can find one that's sure to suit your individual needs.