Best Electric Mattress Pads in 2020



Heated Mattress Pad Underblanket Dual Controller for 2 Users Soft Coral Velvet 10 Heating Levels & 9 Timer Settings Fast Heating, Queen Review:


It is with great humility that I retract most of what I wrote below. My wife, bless her heart, has explained how the controls work....and they do work. Although the manual could be a lot clearer, this heated bed pad is a good product. Mea culpa!

After multiple readings of the "Product Operation Guide" this relatively tech-savvy guy still stuggles to turn it on and set to desired level for a night's sleep. Example: "When the temperature is set at "5, 6, 7, 8", it automatically turns back to "4" after one hour working." Too bad if you want it to stay at the same level all night. Oh, and don't expect to just hop into bed, click it on and drift off to warm sleep. "Before using, press the 'Temp' button to choose heating level to warm up for 30-60 minutes and then choose a heating level suitable for you." Yup, according to directions, you've got to fire it up half an hour before bedtime. Problematic when you get home from a night out and just want to fall into bed.
The sad thing is that once you get it going, this is a very comfortable heated bed pad---at least until it decides to change its setting in the middle of the night.
Reluctantly sending this puppy back because it's just too much hassle!



Sunbeam Heated Mattress Pad | Quilted, 10 Heat Settings, White, Twin - MSU2KTS-V000-11A00 Review:


We own 3 Sunbeam mattress pads. Their quality is excellent. A long time ago, we used to get heated blankets, they would last about 3 months, then die, then we would get another set for Christmas, and they would last a few months and die again. After years of this holiday tradition, we decided to try something else, so bought two of these Sunbeams. They have lasted many years (6+) and have never failed. This is despite the fact that our son likes to occasionally jump on them, and we have taken no special precaution to keep them safe. I am really happy with how durable they are, and when we recently upgrade to a California King bed, we now have a 3rd.

Yes, you can feel a tiny tiny bit of lumpiness since it goes under you instead of over. If you are tall, and put your feet towards the middle of the bed, then you may bonk your toes into the cord connector. This subtracts about 1/2 a star in my mind. I might also subtract 1/4 star for the controls not having enough weight to them, so they kind of flop around and fall off the side tables due to the stiff attached cords. These are really mostly nit-picks, though.



Sunbeam Heated Mattress Pad | Water-Resistant, 10 Heat Settings , White , Twin - MSU6STS-T000-11A00 Review:


I absolutely love this product! I highly recommend it. It is waterproof, soft, comfortable and wonderful. It has dual controls, for separate temperatures on each side of the bed. The temperature gauges go from 1-19 and then the high setting. I use mine at 9, and it heats up very quickly. It has a preheat setting, although I've never used it. I just turn it up on high for 15 minutes if I'm super cold, and then back down to a reasonable number and fall asleep. It's also very fluffy, so it has sort of a pillow top mattress feel to it. So if you've got an older mattress with grooves in it, this can significantly help by giving you a fluffy layer in between for some added comfort.

I am one of those people who can't sleep with clothes on, but I can't sleep if I'm cold either. Cold feet are the worst and it keeps me awake. With the heated mattress pad, I never have to worry about that again. I am falling asleep much faster and staying asleep because I am never cold anymore, and I am much more comfortable with the mattress pad.



Giantex Heated Mattress Pad W/ 8 Temperature Regulation and 4 Mode Timing Function,Detachable Electric Blanket, White (Queen) Review:


UPDATE (2/28/19): Unit quit last night. The last 2 days the control would, by itself, go from 4 - which is my preferred setting, to 8 (the max). Each time I would reset it because 8 was uncomfortable (way too hot). This morning, both controls are unresponsive. Will contact the company.

Back in the late 1700's and throughout the 1800's, bed warmers were used to take the chill off bedsheets before diving in for the night. This is sorta the same idea. Now the only minor nit-pick I have is the wires. I'm 260 and they were a nuisance. So, I put this under my mattress pad - NO MORE WIRES! What I can tell you is this unit works and works well. I absolutely love it, and you will too, unless you live in South Florida - then you wouldn't need it. Its well worth the money, I kid you not.



Sunbeam Heated Mattress Pad | Quilted Polyester, 10 Heat Settings , White , Twin - MSU3GTS-P000-12A00 Review:


The bottom line is this heated mattress pad works and works exceptionally well. It heat quickly and evenly, and keeps you toasty warm throughout the night.

But there are a few things about the heated pad that makes go "Hummm..."

1. The plug to attach the pad to the power cord is on the foot of the mattress, and instead of being on the side of the mattress it is located on the TOP. See picture in gallery. When I stretch I can feel the bulky plug with my toes. The other mattress warmer used in the house has the plug on the side of the mattress at the head of the bed. This seems like a much more logical location for the plug. I thought about just reversing the pad and putting the plug at the head of the bed, but then you would feel the plug under the pillow and touch it with your fingers.

2. Because the plug is at the foot of the bed you have to stretch the power cord from the foot to the head so you can set the temperature controls on the nightstands. This takes A LOT of cord. To make it worse you can't put the cord between the mattress and the box spring, it has to go on the floor. I keep a lot of stuff (aka junk) under my bed, and it seems that every time I pull something from under the bed the power cord gets snagged and this in turn yanks the temperature controllers from the nightstands.

3. If you have a bed skirt on the box spring the location of the plug causes another problem. To get the power cord under the bed you have to cut a hole in the bed skirt and fish the cord through the opening.

4. The temperature controller is another issue. You need two hands to turn the dial and set the temperature. There is an easy on/off switch, but changing the setting on the dial takes a bit of effort. Not good for the elderly or someone with arthritis.

5. The temperature controller is also a weird shape, and won't sit flat on my nightstand. The lighter, narrow end with the on/off button is always elevated about a 1/2 inch. See picture in gallery. The controller doesn't topple over, but it just looks a little odd. Almost like a little mouse sitting next to my bed.

6. You run your hand across the top of the pad you can feel the wires, but when you lay on it they are hardly noticeable.

So if your only concern is keeping warm at night, then this is the mattress warmer is a great choice. But if you don't like the thought of your stretching toes touching the power plug, then look for a warmer with the plug on the side of the mattress.

PS: If your controllers keep flashing that means the power plug is not pushed far enough into the plug on the mattress. Push it till it snaps in place. Took me a while to figure that out. Duh, I know.



Sunbeam Heated Mattress Pad | Quilted, 10 Heat Settings SleekSet , White, Twin - MSU3KTS-P000-12A00 Review:


For the price, how can you live without it? Well.. unless you don't know about, thats the only way you can!

I got one of these because we are trying to keep our house heating bill low since it is on gas. That and the fact my fiance tends to wake up with bed sores. From sleeping weird. Since we have used it, I don't even know how we lived without it. It gets nice and warm and toasty, despite having a pillow topper on it. Although we have to use it at a 6 or 7 to really enjoy the heat because the topper is kinda thick. It is a great addition to our bed.

I will say so far, he hasn't complained about stiffness in his shoulders, back, or neck since we started using it. Plus, it helps us stay warm.. If your a tense sleeper, I would totally recommend it.. If your always cold in bed, again I would recommend it. Yes you can put it under a pillow topper, which is nice, but you'll have to have it on the higher scale if you want to feel it. 6-7 on a 1.5 inch pillow topper is almost perfect for us. 7 can get a bit hot.. 6 is about just right.

Our layout is - spring bed, pad, 1.5inch topper, sheet, us and then BLANKETS!

With this particular layout, we don't even notice the charging thing people complain about..

Now the real questions, would I recommend it to a friend? Or would I buy it again.

Already did, and totally would buy it again!



Perfect Fit SoftHeat Smart Heated Electric Mattress Pad with Safe & Warm Low Voltage Technology, Micro-Plush Top (Twin) Review:


For the price, how can you live without it? Well.. unless you don't know about, thats the only way you can!

I got one of these because we are trying to keep our house heating bill low since it is on gas. That and the fact my fiance tends to wake up with bed sores. From sleeping weird. Since we have used it, I don't even know how we lived without it. It gets nice and warm and toasty, despite having a pillow topper on it. Although we have to use it at a 6 or 7 to really enjoy the heat because the topper is kinda thick. It is a great addition to our bed.

I will say so far, he hasn't complained about stiffness in his shoulders, back, or neck since we started using it. Plus, it helps us stay warm.. If your a tense sleeper, I would totally recommend it.. If your always cold in bed, again I would recommend it. Yes you can put it under a pillow topper, which is nice, but you'll have to have it on the higher scale if you want to feel it. 6-7 on a 1.5 inch pillow topper is almost perfect for us. 7 can get a bit hot.. 6 is about just right.

Our layout is - spring bed, pad, 1.5inch topper, sheet, us and then BLANKETS!

With this particular layout, we don't even notice the charging thing people complain about..

Now the real questions, would I recommend it to a friend? Or would I buy it again.

Already did, and totally would buy it again!



Sunbeam Heated Mattress Pad | Polyester, 10 Heat Settings , White , Twin - MSU1GTS-N000-11A00 Review:


This was my 4th purchase of a Sunbeam heated mattress pad, made just like this one. One is currently heating my daughter's bed and has for at least 4 years. My first two lasted years (I'm talking 7-10 or more years, really!) I bought my first for warmth when I had a big old "hybrid" water bed, the ones with water filled tubes tucked inside a regular mattress. My second was purchased when we replaced it with pillow top queen size.

We have a deep mattress and this fits fantastic. It's made like a fitted sheet - enough room to tuck under so it doesn't "pop" off. I've read complaints about the plug but we've not found it inconvenient at all. IMHO, your body learns to ignore it. This is my first one with an automatic cut off -- we love this. I've always machine washed on gentle and line dried just as instructed.

I know that it's less expensive than some others. The pad itself isn't made of pure cotton or anything fancy. But I have consistently received a durable, dependable, long lasting product when purchasing a Sunbeam heated mattress pad. My daughter has already added it to her list of must-haves for when she outfits her dorm next year.



Sunbeam Heated Mattress Pad | Therapeutic with Zoned Heat, 10 Heat Settings , White , Twin - MSU7RTS-C000-15C44 Review:


This is our third mattress pad in the past five years. The first was OK, but needed to be replaced after four years. The one we purchased last year lost most of it's heating ability in just a few months. The new Sunbeam Therapeutic was comparatively expensive, but worth every penny.

Pros
1. Like our others, it has two sides so we can set our own preferences, but it has separate connections at the bottom of the pad as well. No more large, hard lump in the middle (we used to have to cover it with a towel to avoid stubbing our toes).

2. Each side has three separate zones, so you can have different temperatures for head, torso and feet. Fabulous for me - I like cold pillows and toasty toes.

3. It's really warm. We haven't set it at more than level 2 and it does provide therapeutic help for my other half who has rheumatoid arthritis. He's sleeping better than he has in ages and remarkably he's snoring less.

4. You can preheat it and never climb into a cold bed again and the preheat setting works faster than simply turning it on a while before getting between the sheets, as we did with our previous ones.

5. The lighted background on the controls goes dark after a few minutes for those of us who need it dark to sleep.

6. The pad is thick enough that you don't feel the wires.

7. It arrived very quickly and we had it when our alpha cat got pissed (literally) at me for spending a night with my new grandson. I was saving it for a holiday gift, but opened it rather than waiting for the soiled one to dry.

Cons
1. Sometimes it gets too warm and we have to turn it off, which is not a big deal.

2. There is only one remote, although it has separate controls for each side. Again, this is not an issue for us - we just keep it on the window ledge above our bed.

3. The directions instruct you to place the control box under the bed near the foot of the bed. Great, except we have a platform bed and putting it on the floor at the bottom of the bed would be a tripping hazard. We placed it at the top of the bed between the frame and the wall.

4. Sometimes, I can hear it "hum" when it cycles on. This probably would not be noticed by most people - it's just that we live in a remote and extremely quiet place. Actually, the sound helps me fall asleep!