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Is it OK to Use an Electric Blanket With Your Memory Foam Mattress?

Posted By Erin on Feb 8, 2017

For some people, having an electric blanket gives the added warmth that they need. Unfortunately, with foam for bed mattresses, you might feel a little trepidation about trying it. As we all know foam for bed mattresses best strength is that they utilize the heat in bed. This results in a bed that fits your best sleep position and gets you the best rest. So the question is, could outside heat mess up that equation?  Well, briefly put: you can use an electric blanket even with foam for bed mattresses. There are sort of two minds on the subject, but our best research indicates it should be fine. If you’re someone who likes the comfort of an electric blanket but worries about how it could affect your mattress, here are some safe steps so that you know you’re doing it correctly and can sleep in peace. The best part about using foam for bed mattresses with your electric blanket? It’s only three easy steps.

Step 1: Prep the mattress

A Nectar mattress features a tencel cooling cover that rests between your mattress and the sheets. Plug the electric blanket in and put it on top of the already sheeted mattress. You should also add another blanket between your body and the electric blanket so that this is indirect heat and you don’t have the blanket touching bare skin. This isn’t just important for memory foam mattresses, it’s important every time you use an electric blanket.

Step 2: Set a low Temperature

Since our foam for bed mattresses are designed to contour to your body with heat, the less you turn up the heat on your blanket, the better it will work. Test your settings on the lowest level and gradually work your way up as you go. The lower settings will have this more effective impact because the memory foam will not be absorbing as much heat on those settings. Allow the blanket time to heat before turning up the settings — too fast and you won’t get an accurate reading on what’s happening in bed.

Step 3: Use a Timer

Whether you have foam for bed mattresses or not, it’s always supremely important to use a timer with your electric blanket. Don’t leave it on all night, it is a fire risk and could injure you in severe cases. Consult the manufacturer’s manual if you’re not sure about the functions of your blanket. Usually just ten minutes of warmth is enough to get the job done. So there you have it, a safe and effective guide for using an electric blanket with Nectar’s foam for bed mattresses. We’d argue that a Nectar is so good at getting you to bed, that you might even be able to ditch the cumbersome electric blanket  before too long anyway! Happy sleeping.

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