Best Bed Warmers

Best Bed Warmers

It’s been getting pretty chilly outside lately which means it’s bound to be cooler inside, too! Bed warmers are a great solution for staying nice and toasty while you hibernate for the winter.

In fact, some bed warmers are even capable of cooling your sleeping area down. We love today’s technology!

Let’s face it. Unless you live alone, the temperature setting is probably always a little off throughout your house. Bed warmers and other heating or cooling accessories are a great way to keep the peace.

The big debate is basically about whether mattress pads or electric blankets are better. Following are our favorites for both categories because we can’t overlook the fact that everyone’s a little different!

Brand/Model Key Features Ratings More Information
BedJet V2 Ventilation heating & cooling
Dual temperature control
Comes with 2 remotes
Weighs ~16 pounds
4.9 out of 5

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Sunbeam Quilted Heated Mattress Pad Mattress pad
Auto shutoff feature
Comes with 2 remotes
Fits up to an 18" mattress
Weighs ~6 pounds
4.7 out of 5

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Sunbeam Water Resistant Heated Mattress Pad Mattress pad
Auto shutoff feature
Comes with 2 remotes
Weighs ~7 pounds
4.5 out of 5

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Aqua Bed Warmer Mattress pad
Auto shutoff feature
Comes with 2 remotes
Weighs ~20 pounds
4.4 out of 5

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Choosing Your Bed Warmer

If you share a bed with someone whose body temperature doesn’t coincide with yours, you face a serious question: how can both of you maintain peak comfort levels during your sleep cycles?

Those of us that don’t share a bed with anyone can easily enjoy a heated mattress pad. Those that do share a bed might be okay with using a blanket on their side instead of heating the whole bed.

  • Which bed warmers are best?
    • We generally have two choices: a heated mattress pad or an electric blanket.
    • Unless it’s a personalized pad, a mattress topper would warm the entire bed.
    • Electric blankets make it easy to keep additional heat personal because they come in many shapes and sizes.
      • They even make comforters that can warm you up!
  • How much do they cost?
    • For an electric blanket, you can expect to spend anywhere from $10 to $200 on average.
    • Heated mattress¬†pads tend to run anywhere from $30 to $1,000 depending on the size of the bed and the technology used.

Heated mattress pads seem to be the best bed warmers overall because they can warm entire beds.

If you’re going to go with an electric heater blanket, you might not want it to be super heavy.

Regardless of which type you decide on, it should feel good.

No one wants to snuggle up to something that doesn’t feel nice! Bed warmers should always make things cozier, not uncomfortable.

If you prefer not-so-soft blankets, that’s fine! Just be sure to read the details of your favorite choices when it comes to online purchases. Fabric type does affect the feel.

If you like a stiff mattress, you probably won’t want one of the plushier mattress pads… just as someone who prefers soft bedding probably wouldn’t want a flannel or fleece blanket.

Some manufacturers offer a surprisingly large variety of options for both kinds of bed warmers.

Bed Warmers: What to Look Out For

Comfort isn’t the only thing we should keep in mind.

Efficiency and safety are just as important as comfort.

If you are unable to test things out for yourself in person, it’s crucial to have access to the technical specifications of each model you examine.

While some models may be capable of allowing separate controls for temperature, many are not. If you want a mattress pad but know your partner doesn’t like being warm while they sleep, you might want to discuss your decision beforehand!

Now, let’s get down to the details.

  • Cords are still a thing.
    • There aren’t very many battery-powered bed warmers available right now. That means we have to deal with power cords and more.
    • Ideally, an electric blanket’s cords wouldn’t be overwhelmingly heavy. If they are, maybe you would prefer to keep the blanket under your body instead of over.
    • Heated mattress pads also tend to have a few cords.
    • Positioning is key!
  • Comforters are generally heavier than personal blankets.
    • Some are not. Always check the weight!
  • Stay safe.
    • Certain types of bed warmers will bunch up easier than others. We recommend keeping these types straightened out as much as possible.
    • The less tangling of wires there is, especially when electric heat is involved, the better.
    • Avoid placing flammable materials or items too close to the hot spots or sources of energy.
    • Automatic shutoff features are your friend. If a heating accessory doesn’t have the option to go through cycles, you might have to stay on top of turning it on or off. Automatic shutoff makes it easier to sleep in peace.
  • Stay comfortable.
    • Worried about getting a little too hot in your sleep?
    • Some models have moisture-wicking features.
    • Love aromatherapy? We found a bed warmer that has an essential oil diffuser!
  • What size bed are you working with?
    • Do you have a twin, a large twin, a queen, a king, or a full-sized bed? Maybe something custom?
    • Many bed warming accessories will make sizing clear, especially when it comes to mattress toppers.
  • Stick to your budget.
    • If you don’t need a bunch of fancy features, just get a basic bundle that works for you without breaking the bank.
    • If money doesn’t mean a thing when it comes to your comfort levels, you have many options.

Now we’d like to discuss our picks for best bed warmers!

Our Favorite Bed Warmers

Through and through, Sunbeam seemed to offer the most variety. Having many years of experience under their belt, the company knows everyone won’t want or need the same thing.

Their solution? Selling different types of bed warmers! They offer both mattress pads and blankets… and since they’ve been at it for a while, their products are typically pretty safe to use.

Don’t be surprised when you see their name mentioned so much throughout our top picks.

BedJet V2

  • The BedJet V2 is, hands down, the most customizable, personalized bed warmer we came across.
    • It’s also versatile! It cools as well as it heats (in average environments).
  • This particular model can run two different modes simultaneously.
    • The manufacturer has other, more affordable choices that target one area instead of two.
    • If your bedmate is always comfortable and you’re not, this is a nice choice that doesn’t require you to get under yet another stuffy blanket.
    • On a side note, BedJet has an AirComforter, which makes sleeping in warmer weather much breezier.
  • Other models by the same company can fit any size bed. This one is meant for king-sized beds, which can often be harder to keep warm or cool than any other bed.
  • It does take up some space, regardless of whether you get the single temperature zone option or the dual control choice.
    • You’ll need some room underneath and around your bed for this to work properly.
  • A hose hooks up to the comforter and helps ventilate and regulate the temperature under the covers.
    • Better yet, it works with Bluetooth and can be controlled remotely from the app.
  • Since you don’t have to rely on wires to heat up a pad or a blanket, the BedJet can warm your bed up several times faster than most other bed warmers.
    • This is because it ventilates air, whether it be warm or cool. Forced air works a little more quickly than fire-safe wiring does.
  • If you want to warm up in a jiffy or cool down before you lie down, you won’t be disappointed with the BedJet.

Sunbeam Quilted Heated Mattress Pad

  • The Sunbeam Quilted Heated Mattress Pad is simple, comfortable, and efficient.
    • Weighs less than 6 pounds, so it is easy to place on a mattress.
    • Lying down, wires are hard to detect.
    • Great for people with aches and pains all over, since it doesn’t just heat one area.
  • It’s very affordable, costing less than $100 on average for a regular model.
  • Made of polyester and can be washed and dried like most other bedding.
  • The particular version we looked at can easily fit an 18″ mattress or smaller.
  • Features two controls, allowing each person to get cozy.
    • You can turn the mattress pad so that the controls are either at the foot or the head of the bed.
  • Has about 5 ounces of filling, making it nice and soft. Keep this in mind if you prefer a firmer mattress.

Sunbeam Water Resistant Heated Mattress Pad

  • The Sunbeam Water Resistant Heated Mattress Pad is an even more plush option than our last one.
    • Has an extra ounce of filling and is part of the premium-soft lineup.
    • As the name would suggest, it doesn’t quickly absorb fluids… that’s good news for those of us that like to curl up with a cup of cocoa before bed!
    • Features a 200-thread count and is composed of cotton.
  • This particular model is for queen-sized beds but there are options for twins, fulls, kings, and California king-sized beds.
  • Features an automatic shutoff function, 10 different settings, and two target areas for all heating needs (or lack thereof).
  • Can be washed and dried in your own machines.
  • Is backed by a limited, five-year warranty.

Aqua Bed Warmer

  • The Aqua Bed Warmer shook up the way we viewed bed warmers in the best way possible!
    • It heats things up with water instead of wires or air.
    • While interesting and comfortable enough for us, some people may not find this to be suitable.
    • It is bulkier than our other options, weighing a little less than 20 pounds from the getgo.
    • Since it is bulkier and doesn’t use traditional heating methods, hiding attachments can prove to be a bit tricky. It uses a water heater pump, though we will say the pump is quieter than one might expect thanks to its noise-canceling technology.
  • This isn’t one of the cheaper options, as it costs over $100 for most models.
  • The model we looked into was for queen-sized beds and featured two temperature controls.
    • They do make versions that target one area instead of two.

Obviously enough, many brands and models offer several selections. Dual controls, single controls, equal heating all around… it just depends on your needs!

If you are lucky enough to have a partner whose body temperature is usually close to your own, a one-size-fits-all mattress pad would be a good, simple choice.

If you’re always arguing about whether it’s too hot or too cold under the covers, pay attention to the dual temperature control choices.

Whether you can spend $50 or $800, there are plenty of options out there for you.

We hope you find what you need. As always, thank you for stopping by and learning a bit about bed warmers with us!

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