Warm to an electric blanket
As winter is upon us, we begin to turn our thoughts to cosy nights in, and how best to heat the home. So what’s the best way to stay warm quickly and easily? An electric blanket of course! Just the job for keeping warm this winter.
If, like me, you’re under the impression that electric blankets are synonymous with elderly relatives or old-fashioned gadgets, think again. They’re becoming a popular choice for everyone in need of a warming boost to fight the winter’s chill.
With a selection of throws, under blankets, over blankets and duvets, electric blankets give you lots of options for keeping cosy: a warm toasty bed need not be too far away.
Under blankets and mattress covers are used to pre-heat the bed to the temperature you like, so that it’s deliciously toasty when you jump in. You can lower the temperature as and when required, for all night use.
The Dreamland Intelliheat Electric Underblanket hosts takes just 10 minutes to heat up to the optimum temperature of 37°C, so all is cosy by the time you hop into bed. It offers 6 heat settings and a timer option that allows you to set it to switch off automatically.
The Dreamland Sleepwell Mattress Cover works in the same way, however heat-up time is a mere 5 minutes - perfect if you get home late night and crave a warm bed to crawl into.
Over blankets, throws and duvets are the most flexible electric blanket option. Think of a bigger, better hot water bottle!
I love the Dreamland 16084 Relaxwell Deluxe Faux Fur Heated Throw, with its luxuriously soft faux fur you can wrap yourself up on the sofa and watch TV, while it’s blowing a gale outside. With 9 temperature settings, you can go for constant gentle heat or a full powered hot blast.
An alternative option is a heated duvet Dreamland Sleepwell Heated Duvet. Made using 100% pure cotton, this duvet has a soft cotton touch and breathability, so you get all the added benefits of a duvet with extra warmth for a peaceful night’s sleep.
And for those who are still averse to turning the heating on fully, there’s another advantage: when you use an electric blanket you can save on energy bills throughout the night, as you lower the central heating thermostat. And their energy efficiency means savings on your electricity bills as well.
And, being machine washable and coming in sizes from single through to kingsize, once you’ve tried an electric blanket, you’ll soon discover they’ll become indispensable!