Is it okay to use a Barefoot Connections sleep product along with an electric blanket or on an electrically heated mattress pad or waterbed?
No, it’s not! Personally, I am against any electrically heated mattress pad or waterbed, even if these are considered safe. Some disadvantages of electrical blankets are:
- Fire Hazards
- Wiring Concerns
- No pets, children or person who can’t control the heating are allowed
- Definitely, no washing allowed
- Not for all beds
In fact, on market there are many mattresses with temperature regulation, cooling layer and memory foam. One example can be high-quality lull mattress which impress with a huge variety and great performances: firmness, edge support, temperature regulation, sinkage and motion isolation. There is no need to spend money on electrical blankets, then memory foam mattresses retain your body temperature.
Follow these simple safety guidelines to ensure your electric blanket doesn’t create a fire hazard:
- Choose an electric blanket that conforms to Underwriters Laboratories (UL) standards. This safety certification organization has been testing products and establishing standards for over 100 years.
- Lay the heated area of the electric blanket flat rather than folded or balled up so the heat doesn’t become too intense.
- Place the blanket on top of you, not under you, to prevent damaging the blanket’s internal coils. Keep other items such as books, pillows and stuffed animals off of the blanket so heat has a way to escape.
- Keep pets away from electric blankets, especially while in use. A sharp claw or tooth could puncture the cord insulation or damage the wires.
- Don’t use electric blankets on infants or toddlers, people with disabilities, or anyone who can’t operate the heating controls themselves.
- Don’t use an electric blanket all night unless it is specifically rated for safe overnight use.
- Don’t run the power cord between the mattress and the box spring when using the electric blanket in bed. This could damage or heat up the cord and potentially cause a fire.
- Don’t use an electric blanket on a waterbed.
There is nothing wrong with using a Barefoot Connections sleep product in conjunction with any other electrical device – as long as they are functioning properly. However, given what we are learning about induced electric current, the use of electric blankets or other electrical devices in close proximity to the body is not recommended.
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