Electric blanket a good idea??

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   Posted 5/1/2010 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
rolleyes  I tend to not do well with electric anything, anything that could stimulate my sensitive little nervous system, but I just can't stay warm since I moved into a different bedroom to escape Hubby's snoring.  He is like a furnace, and now I often wake up several times trying to get warm, though I've got flannel PJs, flannel sheets, a blanket AND comforter and it's really not even cold! 
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   Posted 5/1/2010 8:32 PM (GMT -6)   
An electric blanket was too much for me. It got too hot and I would wake up sweating. I thought I was in menopause!! The heating pad works wonders. It gets hot enough to help with pain in one area, warms you up and clicks off in a couple of hours.

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   Posted 5/1/2010 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I think an electric blanket would be too much for me at this time. It was 90 yesterday and in the 80's today. Just the thought of one makes me sweat. But I bet it sure would be nice in the winter!!!

I would say try it if you are cold at night. You can always save it for the colder weather if it doesn't work out. And you know how cold we all get in winter.

Best wishes for a lovely night.

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   Posted 5/2/2010 11:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I LOVE my blanket! Hubby and I each have our separate controls. His is most often off until mid winter. But I have mine on most of the year. I preheat mine before I climb in and then let it cool down so I can sleep. The one I have has two settings. One is for the normal setting and I keep that at 1, low. Then there's a 1 hour boost setting you can use. I set that one to 6 out of 10 so when I first get to bed I have the extra warmth. Once I'm asleep it drops back to 1 because most people don't need the heat during sleep. It's wonderful. I found mine on Overstock.com. The material is a very fine yet thick and ultra soft fleece like material. Amazingly soft on it's own. The thing with an electric blanket is if you don't need the heat or only need it for a short time then you can shut it off. Otherwise it keeps my muscles nice and warm.

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   Posted 5/3/2010 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
We also used to have a member who would put her elec blanket in a recliner on rainy days and wrap herself up like a human burrito and nap or read. Said it was heaven!
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   Posted 5/3/2010 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I Love my electric blanket I only use it in winter [winter here] my DH never wanted one but now he enjoys it when the nights are cold.
It stays on our bed all year around because if it does rain and it cools off in summer I use it. Yes it does get hot but for me heat means a lot less pain so I welcome that.
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