August 14, 2021

Can you use an electric blanket with a mattress topper?

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The short answer? Yes, you can use an electric blanket with most mattress toppers in most situations. 

Though thats not the whole answer! Read on to dig into the detail.

Table of contents

Can you use an electric blanket under a memory foam mattress topper?

Can you use an electric blanket with a bamboo mattress topper?

Do electric blankets go under the mattress topper?

Conclusion

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It always pays to double check depending on the type of topper you use and the type of electric blanket.

Electric blankets are an efficient way to keep your bed warm when it's cold.

But what about using an electric blanket with a mattress topper?

Whether an electric blanket can be used on a mattress topper really depends on the type mattress topper and electric blanket.

Can you use an electric blanket under a memory foam mattress topper?

Electric blankets generally have wires that are wrapped around an inner layer.

This is to enable an electric current to pass through the blanket and heat it up.

It's usually okay to use an electric blanket with a memory foam mattress topper, as long as there's an enough distance between your body and the actual electric wire inside the blanket.

Can you use an electric blanket with a bamboo mattress topper?

Yes, bamboo mattress toppers are an ideal material for an electric blanket due to their ability to wick heat away from your body.

This is an important feature when using an electric blanket in conjunction with a bamboo mattress topper because an electric blanket will tend to retain heat, and a traditional wool or cotton mattress topper would not effectively dissipate this.

Do electric blankets go under the mattress topper?

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.

Product Safety has some great tips for checks you can do on electric blankets that we recommend you skim over.

Conclusion

In most situations, electric blankets are a safe and great addition to your bed on those cold nights. However some people find it unpleasant and they get too hot. In that case we recommend you purchase some winter sheets and also a warm duvet to keep you warm on those bitterly cold nights.If you want to learn more about what mattress toppers do and the different types then follow link.

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  • https://www.productsafety.gov.au/news/well-winter-safety-tips