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Try an Electric Blanket for Luxurious Comfort
Not like the ones belonging to your grandmother, the new styles of electric blanket have really changed to enhance your sleeping comfort. New electric blankets now come with heat sensors that turn the blanket on and off to keep a desired temperature in the bed while you sleep. No longer just a matter of setting the temperature and plugging it in, these blankets are designed to keep your sleep as comfortable and cozy as possible.
In addition to monitoring the bed temperature while you are sleeping, many electric blankets now feature timers and warm-up options that will automatically start warming up the bed for you at a pre-set time. No more getting into icy cold beds, rather you will always be slipping into a warm and snuggly set of sheets.
If you have been hesitant to get an electric blanket because of concerns with electricity usage, do not worry. The new models have automatic off and on features to ensure that the blanket is only using the electricity needed, as it will turn off and on automatically. In addition, using an electric blanket means that you can keep the room temperature cooler, which may end up actually saving you money on your heating bills. If you disliked the old corded electric blankets, the new remote control blankets may be just the item for you. The handy cordless remote can sit beside you on the nightstand and will allow you to adjust the temperature with ease.
If you are not requiring a full sized blanket, several manufacturers market an electric throw to keep you toasty warm while watching TV or reading. These smaller size blankets offer all the features of a full sized electric blanket; including an automatic shut off and a variety of temperatures to set the blanket at.
For really energy conscious consumers the new low voltage micro-fleece blanket is a great choice. This blanket comes with a power converter that changes the standard 120V power into the low voltage 25V power used by the blanket. This increases both its efficiency and safety, and provides a constant heat over the whole blanket. There are no hot or cold spots, nor does the blanket ever get hot to the touch, rather it stays evenly warm. The micro-fleece fabric acts to distribute heat evenly over the whole blanket.
The key to keeping your electric blanket safe is to make sure it is in good repair and condition. The new models will all have an automatic shut off as a standard safety feature and will also have temperature settings to avoid overheating. The choice of colors, styles and fabrics is huge, and they can be matched to almost any decor. If you have been looking for a comfortable way to sleep and would enjoy getting into a warm and snuggly bed, you may wish to consider an electric blanket.
About the Author: Cory Willins writes for Bedding and Blankets, a comprehensive bedding resource including bedding directories, forums and more.