is it OK to Use an Electric Blanket

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

For some people, having an electric blanket gives the added warmth that they need. With a memory foam mattress, you might feel a little trepidation about using one. So the question is, could outside heat mess up that equation? 

While some memory foam might not be able to handle an electric blanket, the Nectar mattress is able to work with an electric blanket without harm to your mattress (and more importantly yourself).

So you can use an electric blanket with memory foam mattresses. With that in mind, we have three quick safety tips for using your electric blanket safely, soundly, and snuggly. So read up and grab your comfort pillows, it’s about to get cozy up in here.

3. Prep the Mattress by Placing an Electric Blanket Over the Sheet

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Direct contact with an electric blanket is a definite no-no, whether that means directly on memory foam OR directly on your skin. The best way to combine the strengths of a Nectar mattress and an electric blanket is to make sure that there’s a sheet between them. Place your sheet (like you normally would) on top of the tencel cooling cover, then layer in the electric blanket, THEN place another blanket between the EB and your skin.

You should use our sleep calculator to know the right time to pull your blanket over yourself.

No matter what type of mattress you have (memory foam or otherwise) it’s a bad idea to have direct contact with your skin and an electric blanket. It can lead to heat-related rashes or even burns. Putting another boundary between you and the blanket makes sure that this won’t happen.

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2. Keep the Blanket at a Low Temperature and Raise as Needed

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Memory foam works by using your body’s natural heat to contour to your pressure points. When you introduce too much outside heat into that equation, it can mess with that. One easy way to avoid this sort of problem is to start with your blanket on its lowest setting. Increase the temperature as needed. Allow your blanket plenty of time to heat up, sometimes the heating element in electric blankets need time to reach their setting. Cranking up a blanket too fast can leave you (and your bed) feeling uncomfortable.

It’s also important to note that this is true of non-memory foam mattresses as well. Electric blankets work best when used sparingly, and lightly. Your body is a good natural source of heat, and will naturally store some of it in between your mattress and your blankets. While the tencel cooling cover is designed to wick away excess body heat, it will allow for some heat to be retained. Incremental, small steps are always best when using any sort of artificial heating device.

1. An Electric Blanket Needs to be on a Timer

This is a biggie. Most electric blankets come equipped with a timer. It’s important to use it! Whether you have a memory foam mattress or not, leaving an electric blanket on can create discomfort, serious injury, or worse. Utilize the timer function on your blanket to make sure that you have a safe and comfortable night’s sleep. Don’t trust that you’ll stay awake long enough to turn it off. You also may be surprised to know that you don’t need much time for an electric blanket to do its job. As little as ten minutes usually is enough to warm a bed to the sleeper’s liking.

So there you have it, with a few simple rules your Nectar is ready to be paired with your favorite electric blanket. While it’s always good to exercise some caution when using an artificial heat source, know that you can use your favorite responsibly to enjoy a night’s sleep that’s comfy, cozy, and warm.

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Many memory foam mattresses cannot handle the additional use of an electric blanket. However, Nectar mattresses can. There are three safety tips you have to follow. Tip one is to use a sheet between the mattress and the electric blanket. Tip two is keep the blanket at low temperatures. To learn about tip three, visit Nectarsleep.

So enjoy your electric blanket with a new Nectar mattress! See how cozy and Nectar go together like peanut butter and jelly. There’s never been a better time to get comfy!