Is An Electric Blanket Suitable for A Memory Foam Mattress?

Is An Electric Blanket Suitable for A Memory Foam Mattress?

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The short answer, no. An electric blanket is not suitable for a memory foam mattress.

With forecasts warning us of a ‘big freeze’ this winter, it’s no surprise that people across the country are looking for ways to keep toasty at night. One question that we get asked a lot is whether it is okay to use an electric blanket on a Memory Foam Mattress – or if it will cause damage.

Well, look no further because here’s the answer…


Are Electric Blankets Safe on Memory Foam Mattresses?


When it comes to electric blankets and memory foam, the issue isn’t about safety. It’s safe to use an electric blanket on your memory foam mattress, however it’s not a good idea…..


Can I Use An Electric Blanket on My Memory Foam Mattress?


Step away from the electric blanket!

Memory foam is a heat-sensitive material which reacts to your body temperature. That’s how it moulds to your shape, providing sublime comfort and optimal support. Adding an electric blanket into the equation could disrupt this harmony – the extra heat from the blanket may cause the mattress to soften too much, leaving you without the night time support you need.

So, if you were thinking of investing in an electric blanket on top of your memory foam mattress, put your wallet away! Trust in the heat-sensitive memory foam to keep you warm even on the coldest of nights.


Can I Use a Heating Pad On A Memory Foam Mattress?


Much like an electric blanket, a heating pad will alter the way the memory foam reacts to your body weight and warmth, so you may not feel the comfort and health benefits the innovative material has to offer. We recommend staying clear of any heated additions to your bed.


Memory Foam Mattress Toppers and Electric Blankets


If you have a memory foam mattress topper and are considering adding an electric blanket, stop and think! Do you really want to mess with the memory foam technology that moulds perfectly to your form?

Memory foam has many benefits including;

  • Improving natural spinal alignment
  • Easing aches and pains
  • Supporting backs and joints
  • Relieving pressure points
  • Movement absorption 


An electric blanket could affect this memory foam technology so it’s best avoided.

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What Happens If I Get Cold at Night?


If you’re really concerned about your night time temperature, consider an Outlast Mattress Cover for your existing memory foam mattress.

Outlast fabric technology prevents temperature fluctuations during the night by storing excess body heat and then releasing it back to you when your temperature starts to fall. An Outlast Mattress Cover ensures you’re sleeping comfortably all year round – not too hot, not too cold. So you’ll be nice and toasty during the cold winter months … and cool during the summer too!

Another way to keep warm during the winter months is to transform your bedroom into a cosy den. Here’s some tips;

  • Take the chill off the floors with a thick rug
  • Invest in thick curtains
  • Add extra blankets and throws to your bedding
  • Move your bed away from the window
  • Add a mattress topper for an extra layer of warmth
  • Use draft excluders under doors 


If you’re looking for an easy way to stay warm, adding a mattress topper to your bed set up provides another layer to lock in warm air and keep you toasty in the colder months.

Try the Essentials range of toppers if you’re looking for quality memory foam on a budget.

Or explore Zen memory foam mattress toppers for luxurious comfort with high density foam.


A Great Night’s Sleep


Ready to experience perfect sleep this winter? Start browsing our collection of memory foam mattresses to kickstart the hibernation season!

If you have any other questions about mattresses or sleep in general, get in touch! We are ready and waiting at our Yorkshire HQ to help you sleep better. Until then, sleep well …

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