Types of electric blankets
Heated mattress covers & protectors
Heated mattress topper
Electric blanket features
You choose when your blanket turns on and off without having to be there, or be awake to do it.
Most blankets will have variable heat settings that will generally range from 18 to 56 degrees, meaning you can choose the right temperature for you.
Each side of a double blanket can be heated separately so couples can choose their own preferences. But 2 plug sockets are needed.
All blankets in the UK will have this. The blanket automatically shuts off when it senses any overheating to keep you safe.
The sensors detect your body and room temperatures to adjust the heat of the blanket accordingly.
Extra foot warmth
Some blankets have slightly higher temperature at the bottom to keep your toes toasty warm.
Benefits of electric blankets
Most blankets are very energy efficient, costing very little to run. And using your electric blanket to keep you warm in bed, or around the house in the case of heated throws, can reduce how much you rely on your heating, helping to keep bills down too.
Close proximity to heat allows blood flow to increase around sore areas, which can alleviate some pain associated with arthritis, backache and muscle soreness. Some allergy sufferers could also benefit as the heat reduces moisture and humidity in your bed, lessening the likelihood of dust mites.
Electric blanket brands
Other heated products
Heat pads and pods
Described as the modern hot water bottle, these are useful if you only want heat concentrated to a specific area of your body. They come in basic, cushion style and wrap forms, with some being cordless so they can be used on the move.Shop all heat pads and pods