As a Southern girl and longtime fan of all things cozy, I've always looked forward to exchanging the humid, sweaty days of summer for snowy weather, hot chocolate, and holiday cheer. But one thing I wasn't prepared for after I first moved to New York was just how cold it gets—especially inside a not-so-well insulated apartment.
You see, I have a three-inch Tempur-Pedic mattress topper on my bed, and while it's truly wonderful, there's one setback: when temperatures drop into the 30s, it basically freezes into a slab of rock. And that's not so fun to sleep on. Desperate, I turned to Amazon for a heated blanket I could actually afford on intern salary, and since this Sunbeam electric blanket entered my life, I've had no regrets. Here's why I love it:
It can help you sleep better
If you're like me, and you lay in bed waiting for your body heat to warm up the sheets before you can fall asleep, this heated fleece blanket will be your best friend. Simply layer it above your top sheet—or above your duvet, if you've ditched top sheets for good—then turn it on five to 10 minutes before you go to bed. The blanket heats up quickly, getting your sheets toasty warm for you. And when temps drop below freezing, it makes sure my memory foam mattress topper stays soft as well.
It has 10 different heat settings that really work
I was shocked by how powerful this blanket is, considering the price point. It comes with a simple remote control that lets you choose between 10 different heat settings, and I rarely feel the need to go higher than a three or four. So no matter what your heat preferences are, this electric blanket has you covered.
It won't burn your house down
If you've left your hair straightener on one too many times and worry about adding another possible fire hazard to your daily routine, don't worry: this blanket comes with an auto-off feature that reliably powers down the blanket after 10 hours of use.
It'll relax your tense muscles
After a long, stressful day, nothing is more relaxing than curling up under my electric blanket. If you hold a lot of tension in your muscles or have joint pain, you may find therapeutic relief from wrapping up in a heated blanket, whether you're in bed, on the couch, or in your favorite chair.
But don't just take my word for it—check out the reviews on Amazon, where others rave about how quickly it heats up, how well it actually fits their bed, how easy the controls are, and more. Available in all bed sizes and four different colors, this electric blanket truly takes winter days from miserable to perfectly cozy.
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