Soft Heat Micro-Plush Top Low-Voltage Electric Heated Queen Mattress Pad, WhiteA Warming Mattress Pad Lets You Tuck Your Elderly Loved One Into A Cozy Warm Bed
My Dad liked his bedroom cool at night but liked a warm bed when he went to sleep. I found a warming mattress pad fit the bill perfectly.
In the olden days, I know that warming mattress pads and heated blankets were considered unsafe but that’s not true any longer. In fact, they’re as safe as a regular mattress pad or blanket. “Why is that?” you might ask? Well, let me tell you:
Warming Mattress Pad Safety
This heated mattress pad uses very low voltage which means that, although this mattress pad is plugged into a regular electric socket, the pad changes 110 voltage to DC voltage (a much safer current).
So, even if the mattress pad should get wet, your senior citizen loved one will remain safe and warm.
Warming Mattress Pad Benefits And Care
Most heated mattress pads are washable. It is suggested that fabric softener not be used during the washing an drying of these warming pads.
Most of these mattress pads have a wonderful pre-heat setting so they heat up on high to the requested temperature and then switche over to a lower setting. The mattress pad then holds the dialed temperature for the next 10 hours after which it will automatically shut off.
A nice benefit of sleeping in a nice warm bed while the room remains cool is that there could be savings on the electric bill.
The Soft Heat Micro-Plush Warming Mattress Pad
The Soft Heat Micro-Plush Top Low-Voltage Electric Heated Mattress Pad is the clear front runner in its category on Amazon.com. Out of 2453 reviews at the time of this posting, 79% of the people reviewing it gave it the best rating (5 stars) or the rating just below (4 stars). That’s pretty good!
The Queen and King sizes have two separate heating zones with separate, large backlit controls so Grandma and Grandpa can continue to share one bed comfortably – the controls allow your loved one to dial up the exact warmth they prefer instead of settings like low, medium or high.
Your elderly loved one will also really appreciate the fact that there are no heavy wires running through the mattress pad to lie upon. Instead, the wires are very thin and spaced 3″ apart so there’s very even heating.
So, if you’re looking for a quality heated mattress pad, you’re just found it. And, to prove the point, the manufacturer is so sure of the quality that they offer a 5-year warranty that the warming mattress pad is free from manufacturer defects (that doesn’t mean that they’ll cover the warranty if the dog chews it….).
And, to accompany that warming mattress pad, how about picking up the equally safe electric heated blanket?
Other Highly Rated Warming Mattress Pads
Here’s some other highly rated warming mattress pads and electric blankets on Amazon.com (all of the below have at least a 4 out of 5 star rating). I especially like the 1st link below, the Sunbeam Waterproof Heated Mattress Pad if you’re dealing with an elderly person who might be incontinent during the night:
Sunbeam WATERPROOF Heated Mattress PadSunbeam All Season Premium Queen Heated Mattress Pad with Two Heating Digital Controllers – 250 Thread Count 100% CottonBiddeford Heated Mattress Pad, White, TwinSerta Damask Stripe 233-Thread Count Low-Voltage Electric Heated Mattress PadSunbeam Quilted Polyester Heated Mattress Pad with EasySet Pro Controller, QueenSunbeam Heated Comfy Toes Foot Warming Pad, Queen/King SizeSunbeam All Season KING Premium Heated Mattress Pad with Two Heating Digital Controllers- 250 Thread Count 100% CottonSerta 233-Thread Count Waterproof Low-Voltage Electric Heated King Mattress Pad, WhitePerfect Fit Invisiwire Microplush Low Voltage Micro-Velour Plush Waterproof Heated Electric Warming Mattress Pad, Twin