When the nights get colder and longer keeping warm becomes a priority, an electric blanket can be the perfect addition to your bedding. Using an electric blanket can help keep you cosy during winter for a much lower cost than heating, as well as promote blood circulation, ease aches and pains, and help you relax after a long day.
Investing in a heated blanket is a smart choice for anyone looking for a comfy and warm sleep experience. They'll make sure you're super snugly all night long. With a variety of sizes and features, from single to king-sized, we have a fantastic range of electric blankets in our bedding collection.
Features to look for in an electric blanket
Modern heated blankets come with a range of features to make them more adaptable to your needs, as well as address safety concerns. Here are some of the top features to look for:
- Modern electric blankets now come with temperature control, which means that you can adjust the heat to make sure you are always comfortable and reduce the risk of overheating.
- In-built timers are a great safety feature that ensures you don’t accidentally leave your electric blanket on longer than you intended.
- Anti-allergy fibres are a great consideration during the winter months when your skin may be irritated by the cold weather and artificial heating. Choosing a material that has been specially designed to keep allergies at bay can help you get a better night’s sleep.
Are electric blankets safe to use all night?
Most modern electric blankets are safe to use all night. The technology used to prevent overheating and minimise fire risks is much more advanced now, so you can rest easy with your warming addition.
If you are worried about risks of burns or overheating, there are very few circumstances in which an electric blanket might pose a physical danger. Many health organisations discourage pregnant people and those with nerve damage (e.g. from diabetes) from using an electric blanket because they are more at risk of overheating. However, if you stay mindful of the temperature and how long you have used the heated blanket, then it is safe for the majority of people.
How much do electric blankets cost to run?
Electric blankets are surprisingly cheap to run, costing as little as 1p for a whole night. This makes them a great choice for those who are conscious of their energy consumption and costs.
Can you wash an electric blanket?
Yes. Many people are surprised to learn that you can easily wash an electric blanket, but ours are machine washable. Always check the label and follow instructions to ensure the proper longevity of your electric blanket.
Are you struggling to sleep due to the cold weather? Make sure you look at our full range of winter bedding – designed to help keep you nice and toasty in bed. If you're looking for further sleep advice, check out the reasons why you get cold at night and our tips on how to get out of bed when it's cold.