5 Mattress Heating Pads That Will Keep You Warm This Fall

Brrrr...autumn arrived in unexpected fashion here in California with cold northern gusts knocking down power lines, snapped cables on the Golden Gate Bay Bridge and dropped temps 20 degrees overnight. We also had to pull out the extra blanket last night, and we're sure a lot of us may need some extra warmth now that autumn has truly arrived...

Sunbeam "Rest and Relieve Therapeutic" Heated Extra Deep Mattress Pad: A 200 thread count, 7oz fill pad with 3 warming zones on each side for custom comfort on each side, 10 warming settings per zone and an LCD control center. Reviews are almost all positive.

The Best Heated Mattress Pad: Hammacher Schlemmer Institute awarded this heating pad their highest marks supposedly to the "consistent warmth and had the softest padding". 200 thread count cover and thick padding inside hide heating wires well and placed highest score for heating consistency, deviating only 0.13º F, with dual LCD controls that allow two sleepers to set their own temperature preferences.

Bellacor California King with Dual Controls: for those of you fortunate to have a Cali King size bed (we want a Texan King please), this $161 mattress heating pad comes with controls for 10 settings with 10 hour auto shut off, automatic heat regulation, and a two region control system.

The Chilipad: this is the perfect heating pad for us, because not only does it offer individual heating options for two sleepers, but in summer can be used to cool the bed also. Heats up to 118 degrees and cools down to 46 degrees, putting any difference in temperature preferences to rest.

William Sonoma Warming Mattress Pad: of note, all sized pads are on sale right now, offering a microplush velour top with polyester filling, remote control/computerized system with lighted control for personalized temperature settings shuts off automatically (two controls included, twin has one). $149.99 - $219.99.

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