Can you use an electric blanket on a memory foam mattress?

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Can you use an electric blanket on a memory foam mattress?


Set the temperature setting on your electric blanket. Remember that a memory foam mattress absorbs heat.

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Test the temperature on the lowest heat settings first before progressing to higher ones. The lower heat setting will have a more effective impact on a memory foam mattress than a traditional one because the memory foam will absorb the heat from the electric blanket.

Safety – Flammability

There is no safety problem such as flammability with a decent memory foam mattress or topper (as contrasted with one of the cheap egg-crate type foams).

For some people, having an electric blanket gives the added warmth that they need. 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.

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.

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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.

Can you use an electric blanket on a memory foam mattress?

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.

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.

Memory Foam Durability with Added Heat

There seem to be two schools of thought on using heated mattress pads with memory foam. Some people say the memory foam mattress won’t support the body
properly if it is extra warm. Experts states on their web site that they do not recommend using electric blankets or mattress pads because the “exposure.

Can you use an electric blanket on a memory foam mattress?

To much direct heat over extended periods of time can cause damage to the material”.

Experts further suggests that if at bedtime your mattress is too cold, try turning up the bedroom thermostat for twenty to thirty minutes before going to bed. Once you are in bed, the mattress will warm up quickly in response to your body heat.

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If you do choose to use an electric blanket to warm your mattress before bedtime, we recommend that you turn it off after 30 minutes to avoid overexposing the material to high heat.

Place the electric blanket atop the sheets on your memory foam mattress and plug the blanket into an electrical outlet. Use an extra blanket atop your sheets and beneath the electric blanket for a more comfortable source of heat.

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Since some memory foam manufacturers say no and some say yes, you will have to make the final decision whether to go with the heated pad on the memory foam. Sorry we couldn’t be more scientific or definitive.

Turn off the blanket when your bed reaches the desired warmth or adjust your electric blanket settings to automatically turn off after a certain time period. If your electric blanket doesn’t feature a timer, it should automatically turn off after 10 hours of operation; most newer electric blankets feature this safety feature.

You might want to consult your manufacturer’s manual to see if yours automatically turns off so you can sleep worry-free in case you forget to turn off your electric blanket.

Can you use an electric blanket on a memory foam mattress?