Heat Mattress Pad

I am a cold feet girl.  The rest of me WARM ALL THE TIME…feet though, that’s a problem.  Also, my foot warmer husband passed away in June and now I’m really in trouble with no one to warm my feet at night so I resorted to this….


It’s a Sunbeam Heated Mattress Pad.

I had tried wearing socks to bed…which I hate.  I’ve tried warmer pajamas, which I also hate so I broke down and bought the heated mattress pad.

When we lived at the farm house the upstairs didn’t have heat to speak of it and it was really cold.  We had one of these there and it worked well.  Here, we have heat upstairs but I’m pretty conservative with the thermostat and our upstairs naturally doesn’t heat as well as the main floor.

So did it work…do I like it???Here’s the story.  The first night I turned it on before bed.  I turned it on the lowest setting possible as I don’t necessary want it hot, I just don’t want to crawl into a cold bed.  I didn’t really notice any heat as I climbed in.  I thought well this is good.  Then as I laid there, I really didn’t notice any heat at all.  So I turned it up to three.

In the middle of the night I woke up to go to the bathroom and hmmm….still no real heat.  I turned it up to five thinking this is going to be HOT.

I woke up that morning…still not heat.  Well, I was sure I bought a lemon.

I rolled over and stuck one foot on the other side of the bed and boy oh boy….it was HOT.  Here I had the wrong control.  All night long I was turning up the heat on the OTHER side of the bed.  I needed the controller for MY side of the bed.  HAHAHAHAHA!!!

Well the next night I tried it out for my side of the bed…I LOVE it!


I’ve found that I like to come upstairs and turn it up to seven.  Then I go sew for a half hour or so and then get ready for bed.  By the time I get there, the bed is toasty warm.  I turn it down to 2 then and sleep that was through the night.  The mattress pad also has an automatic shut off after 10 hours time has passed which is perfect as I’m sure there will be times I forget to turn it off.

I’d far prefer to have Kramer here to warm my feet but if I can’t have him, this heated mattress pad is working just great!  I highly recommend it if you, like me, enjoy crawling into a warm bed.

I’m adding this to my list of things I recommend.  You can find that tab at the top of the blog.

17 thoughts on “Heat Mattress Pad

  1. Helen

    I have used them for years. My Mother loves them when she visited and slept in my bed. I also turn it up high and then back down. Mine heats bottom a little warmer. Not sure how that works. I only have one control now – downsized to full bed.

  2. Fran

    I also have cold feet and legs. The rest of me is comfortable with just blankets. I use a heated mattress pad, but I sleep sideways (side to side, not head to foot) on the bed. Doing that allows me to heat one half the bed and have my legs warm all night. The dogs like it too. They burrow and come out toasty warm.

  3. Ellie

    I’m glad to know this as I’ve considered buying one for myself. By the way I really like the quilt on your bed! Is that a Bonnie Hunter pattern or one of yours?

  4. Nance in Reno

    I heard a similar story about the dual control heated blanket. The husband was really cold so he turned his control to 7. His wife was really hot so she turned her control to 2. He was still cold so he turned his up to 10, and she was still hot so she turned hers off. They both were mad about the blanket not working until they realized, like you, that they had reversed their controls.

  5. Deneka Guyette

    Heated matress pads are single peoples best friend. If mine dies I would be on Amazon for next day delivery, same day if possible. I turn mine on before I go to bed, throwing a small blanket across the feet area and shut it off after I get into bed. Otherwise I wake up roasting in a couple of hours later.

  6. DebMac

    I have never used the heated mattress pad but I do love an electric blanket. Back in BH (before Hubby), I turned my electric blanket sideways across the bed and only heated my feet. Now that I’m older; I heat my side nice and toasty and then turn it down when we go to bed.

  7. Robin

    Funny you should post this. I washed our bedding today and hooked up our heated mattress pad. I just put my pj’s on and turned the mattress pad on so it will be toasty by the end of the ballgame. I need to check mine to see how long it stays on. I’ve never forgotten to turn it off so I don’t know if it has an auto turnoff.

  8. Carmen

    They are great! Unfortunately, at this stage of my life, I’m just too warm for one. I gave mine to a friend who is always cold!!

  9. Judith Fairchild

    We had one when my husband’s feet started staying cold no matter how many blankets were on the bed. Loved it since we could adjust the heat to our individual tastes. We had the pad that was warmer at the foot of the bed. I used it till it wore out. Wasn’t able to replace it. Now I think it’s gone to necessary this year. Thanks for reminding me that they are available.

  10. Karen Hough

    We have had one for years. The first place we started to use it was at our trailer for camping. Getting into a warmed up bed was like heaven. We bought a new one last year when we got a new king-sized bed. It is much more padded. My husband likes his on all night & I turn mine off. E have a pre-heat button on the new one. It works great. It is super when the weather gets cold. It is already cold up here in central Alberta, Canada . We had snow the other day. It melted yesterday, but I think it’s going to be a cold winter. A great one for a bed warmer!

  11. Dorothy Borders

    I’m going to have to get one for us. We heat with a woodstove and our bedroom stays cool, which I like, but my feet don’t.

  12. Ginny

    Bless you, I have done this very thing on my bed. Used to have a queen size, but when I downsized to a full size, I had to buy a new one. I, too, need it for my feet. If I didn’t have that heat, I swear that I would have restless feet syndrome, searching for heat . Enjoy that warmth. I too turn down my heat at night.

  13. Sharon Browne

    I absolutely love that quilt on your bed! Scrap quilts are my favorite and I would love to make one like that. Is it your own design?

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