The first question you might ask is, “Can an electric blanket damage a memory foam mattress?” Well, technically, it can’t. But some potential problems may arise from the use of an electric blanket with your memory foam mattress. Let’s explore these possible issues below!
Will an electric blanket damage a memory foam mattress?
There are mixed opinions on this topic. Some people think that it would be fine, and others believe that there is no way you can place something like that on memory foam.
Most of the time, when someone says an electric blanket has damaged them, it is because they placed the electric blanket on top of their mattress and left it there for too long. Heat can damage your memory foam.
Make sure the blanket is not used as a layer between you and your mattress. Also, you need to avoid leaving it plugged in all night, risking damaging their mattress due to excessive heat build-up.
Using an electric blanket with a memory foam mattress does not pose any health risks. However, a fitted electric blanket can prevent your mattress from properly moulding to your body. The heat generated by an electric blanket can also prevent memory foam mattresses from shaping properly.
The first concern is overheating
For one, you want to make sure that your blanket is not too hot. A blazingly hot electric blanket can damage memory foam over time and reduce its lifespan.
Another issue with using an electric blanket on a memory foam mattress is the fact that if they become disconnected or come unplugged, it could cause some problems as well.
- If your memory foam mattress gets too hot, it could start to warp over time.
Since memory foam does not like heat, you want to ensure that your electric blanket is completely turned off before leaving it on the bed overnight.
A too-hot memory foam mattress could be a potential fire hazard as well if left unattended for an extended period of time.
An overheating memory foam mattress could also cause some problems with the quality of sleep that you are getting since it will not conform to your body properly if it is too warm.
Can I Use a Heating Pad On A Memory Foam Mattress??
Heating pads and electric blankets are different. A heating pad provides heat but does not necessarily have to be plugged in or turned on to provide warmth.
If you decide that it is safe for your memory foam mattress, just make sure that the blanket isn’t too hot and left unattended without supervision overnight. This way, you can be sure that your mattress will not become damaged and risk starting a fire.
What Happens If I Get Cold at Night?
If you have decided against using an electric blanket and want Another way to keep warm during the winter months is to transform your bedroom into a cosy den. Here are some tips;
Add some extra layers to your bedding: this will help keep you warm at night. Make sure that the blanket or weighted blankets are in proportion with one another, though; if you have two duvets on top of each other, it’s going to be too hot for sleeping!
Buy some wool bedding: if you want something lighter than duvets, look for wool blankets. Wool is naturally warmer than cotton, so this will keep you nice and toasty.
Take the chill off the floors with a thick rug: you can find rugs in many different materials, so pick one that’s best for you. If you want something really warm and snuggly, then look for a sheepskin rug; it will be soft against your feet as well!
Add some pillows to the bed: pillows are great at keeping us cosy throughout the night because they’re full of fillings that trap warm air. Plump up your pillows and add a couple of cushions to the end of the bed for an extra layer against the cold floor.
Invest in thick curtains: If it’s really cold outside, then your windows might be letting in all the chill. Make sure that you’re wearing thick curtains to keep out draughts and wind; thermal lined curtains will do a great job at this!
Add some extra layers next to your body: whatever type of bedding you use, wearing clothes underneath is a great way to stay snuggly throughout the night.
Move your bed away from the window: the colder it is, the more likely your bed will be affected by drafts. If you can’t move away from the window completely, make sure that you put some thick curtains up to block out all of the cold air.
Add a mattress topper for an extra layer of warmth: if you don’t already have one, then get yourself a mattress topper! These are great at keeping your bed extra comfortable. Make sure that it’s suitable for memory foam, though; wool mattress toppers will do the job nicely, and they’re not too expensive either.
Use draft answers under doors: if you have a gap under your door, this will let in draughts. Draft excluders are cheap and easy to install, so make sure that these are up before winter starts!
If the cold persists into springtime, then it’s time for some serious home improvements! Ensure there is enough insulation: winter can get very chilly, so if your home isn’t well insulated, it could let in the cold. Make sure that your roof is adequately insulated and draft proof to stop heat from escaping, or you could consider insulating other parts of your home such as doors and windows if they’re not already covered with weatherproofing materials.