Survey: Do You Use an Electric Blanket?

Survey: Do You Use an Electric Blanket?

Growing up I always had an electric blanket - nothing fancy, just an on or off switch, but I loved it. Then, after moving in with my BF a few years ago, his parents bought us a new one and I was ecstatic - this one was super fancy and had "his and her's" controls for each side of the bed. But then, I told my sister about my new blanket, and she freaked out...

...She said it's really bad to have electricity so close to your body, especially for extended periods of time. I've absolutely never heard of this caution before, and didn't let it phase me.

Using localized heat, such as space heaters or electric blankets, is an easy way to cut down on your gas heating bill. Our secret is we use the blanket to pre-heat the bed so that's it's all warm and cozy when we get in. Then, just before we fall asleep, we turn it off so it doesn't run all night - our sleeping bodies don't know the difference but the warmth is kept inside the covers.

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