Can You Use an Electric Blanket with a Memory Foam Mattress?

It is not advised to use an electric blanket on a memory foam mattress or a memory foam topper. This is because the foam is already temperature sensitive, which means putting a hot blanket on top of it may cause more harm than good.

Memory foam is made out of visco elastic material which has the unique ability to conform to your body, rather than the other way around. It is able to do this by responding to your body heat, softening in the areas where you need it to most. Therefore, by placing your electric blanket on top of your foam mattress may cause it to soften even further which will eventually prevent it from giving you the adequate level of support that you need.

For the same reasons it is not advised that heat pads be used on memory foam mattresses as they can also cause damage and affect the mattress’s ability to offer support.

Do not be too disappointed about the fact that you will not longer be able to use your electric blanket on your new mattress because in actual fact, you should no longer need to use any additional heating products when you are sleeping on memory foam. This is because the foam will respond to your body heat as you lie on it and quickly warm up.

When you get up you will notice an indentation in the mattress from where you were lying which will automatically spring back into its original shape. Then, when you’re ready for bed again it will re-adapt to your sleeping position. The higher quality the mattress, the quicker it will move back into position, and likewise with a memory foam mattress topper.

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When you first get your foam mattress, you may notice that sometimes it may feel firmer. This is because when the room your mattress is in is cooler, the mattress will naturally become firmer. Once you lie down on it however, it will soften. Another solution is to increase the temperature of your room which will help to soften your mattress before you go to sleep.

Keep warm at night with a superior quality mattress or topper from the Memory Foam Warehouse today. As the UK’s top manufacturer of memory foam mattresses our expert team can help with any questions you may have as well as offer advice on the best mattress for your needs. Our website is also packed with additional information on our range of sleeping products.