I grew up just south of Stanthorpe, and although it’s a lovely place, and I fully recommend a visit there, without a doubt, in the wintertime it could get quite cold!
I found myself a certain amount of wussy little kid (now I’m a wussy adult) and while I don’t mind the climate being cold, I personally don’t like being cold. So I had an electric powered blanket. Sometimes I’d “forget” to transform them back, but still be toasty warm and reluctant to put my toes out into the -5 mornings…
Thus I know the appeal of an electric blanket, and how nice it is for something else to get keeping you warm on those quite chilly nights. However, it isn’t really healthy for you.
The most important reason electric blankets aren’t healthy is the obvious one: it’s a fire risk. Because they’re folded / rolled up half the entire year, and so on a bed with bodies lying on top and getting wrinkled for section of the year, the wiring can be used within fair quantity of stress. As we age, the insulation across the wires could become brittle or broken, which can result in shocks to the sleeper, or short-circuits and potential fires.
Another best practice to minimise chance of fires or shocks from http://abestpro.com/best-electric-blankets/ is to have it checked every year, prior to using it, with a qualified electrician. The individual will look at the visible wiring and connections, and test the voltage and current, that can indicate whether there’s a short circuit, and counsel you accordingly. If in every doubt, throw it all out!!
The next primary reason you ought to reduce electric blanket use is because it might generate a high electrical and electromagnetic field, in which you’re sleeping. Or trying to. Your body communicates electrically, and electrical or electromagnetic fields could cause insomnia, restless or non-restful sleep, that “jumping” feeling you sometimes enter muscles, anxiety and often nightmares.
Obviously, the 2nd the easy way reduce these risks would be to switch off the electrical blanket prior to getting in bed, or at a minimum within five minutes of getting in. This will also prevent b1ankets in the middle of the evening within a hot sweat… something I have done often times being a forgetful child!
You’ll note I’ve said these choices second best. That’s because the most suitable choice is clearly to not work with an electric blanket in any way.
The other choices there? Well, there’s always that lovely standby, the new water bottle. They are awesome, cheap, you can find really cute and cosy covers on their behalf, plus they have the added bonus that can be used them like a COLD water bottle in summer.