No, we recommend that you use your electric blanket on top of your mattress topper. If you put it under the mattress topper, it might not pose a risk but it certainly won’t transfer heat nearly as well as you would like.
Should an electric blanket go over or under a mattress protector?
Yes. Simply layer your mattress protector over the electric blanket, protecting it from spills and stains, along with your mattress. Always check your electric blanket manufacturer instructions.
Where should I put my electric blanket on the bed?
We recommend that the electric blanket is placed underneath a fitted sheet (so the direct heat is not against your skin). If you have layers on your bed, such as a mattress topper, underblanket, underquilt etc, in most cases we would recommend: (from the top down): Doona/Quilt/Duvet.
Can you lie in bed with an electric blanket on?
Electric blankets are designed to create a warm and cozy bed, but are not recommended for overnight use. … If you follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and don’t leave your blanket on all night, you can enjoy a safe and warm addition to a good night’s sleep.
What happens if you wet the bed with an electric blanket?
If an electric blanket gets wet, dry it thoroughly following the manufacturer’s instructions. Young children should use electric blankets only when they no longer need nappies and have been taught to use a blanket safely. Dampness or spilled water could cause an electric shock if the blanket is faulty.
What should you not do with an electric blanket?
If your blanket doesn’t have a timer, turn it off before you go to sleep. Don’t lie or sit on top of an electric blanket. Don’t tuck the edges of an electric blanket under the mattress. Don’t pile pillows, blankets, books, toys, or other items on top of an electric blanket.
How long should an electric blanket last?
If you care for and use an electric blanket properly, it can last up to 10 years. If you notice that the heat doesn’t seem evenly distributed or if the blanket is discolored in certain spots (a sign that there’s internal burning), it’s time to get a new one.
Should you put a blanket on top of an electric blanket?
Do keep the blanket on top of you and never under or squeezed in the side. Do allow the blanket to cool off after use before putting it away. Do wrap around the cords properly when not in use. Do dispose of the blanket when you notice that it has stopped working efficiently.
Is sleeping with an electric blanket bad for your health?
One of the potential risks of using electric blankets is inadvertently overheating the body. Electric bedding should never be used for an infant or someone who is immobile. Certain medical conditions, including diabetes, can result in neuropathy, which arises from damage to the peripheral nerves.