heated blanket or heated mattress pad?

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alli sunshine
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   Posted 12/7/2009 4:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I know many of us here suffer from the cold achies. I am looking at either a heated mattress pad or a heated blanket. I wondered if anyone here could recommend one over the other. Wish I had it tonight. It's cold and dreary, and I hurt!

Thanks!

Lynnwood
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   Posted 12/7/2009 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I prefer the blanket -- if I get too hot in my sleep I toss it off without waking up.

A heated mattress pad is harder to get away from in the dark!
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alienwife
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   Posted 12/7/2009 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   
dunno about you, but i am a bit of a "princess & the pea" type sleeper - can't stand even so much as a wrinkle in my sheets. i can feel the wires in the heated mattress pad through the sheets :( i LOVE the warmth, but prefer the heated blanket because you aren't laying on the wires . . . i use rice pillows (small pillows made of dried rice that can be heated in the microwave - stay warm for about 45 mins) on my feet cuz they are always like ice bergs (drives hubby nuts!) and kick them out of the bed once my feet have gotten warm - they work well also for pre-warming the bed - heat them up, lay them in between the sheets about 25 mins before bed . . . . lovely warm, no wires, no controls to worry about :) i have directions on how to make them if you would like :)
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Artickat
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   Posted 12/7/2009 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I definately agree with Lynnwood...have mine on right now.

skysthelimit
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   Posted Yesterday 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I would suggest that you use or get a heated blanket! I would rather have somethin warm covering me up than laying on something that was warm.

Jayme

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alli sunshine
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   Posted Yesterday 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
You all have sold me. Blanket it is! I hadn't thought about lying on the wires, and being able to throw it off if I got too hot. Now to find a good deal on one. Kohl's anyone????

Lynnwood
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   Posted Yesterday 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm one who thinks - buy a good one (albeit expensive) and have it last a long time without the trouble of replacing it all the time.

My best friend thinks - buy a cheaper one and then you can always have a new one every year.

If you're like me and use it year-round (I like it best when I turn AC to 68, even if it's 80 outside, and turn the blanket on just a little), you might want to have an extra handy as they are sometimes hard to find in the summer!
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Dimiwho
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   Posted 12/16/2009 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
You may wish to reference the Electric Blanket Institute regarding your question. On their website, in their general information tab, they compare electric blankets with electric mattress pads and somewhere on their site they even compare the energy cost of using each although both are quite low. Good luck in your search.

mom46
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   Posted 12/16/2009 9:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
I like a heated blanket also. It's time for a new one though....I wore the other one out, now I'm cold.
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