Choosing The Right Heated Mattress Pad

Last Updated on July 13, 2022


A heated mattress pad is a perfect way to add both heat and comfort to your bed.

Are the heating bills adding up, for example? Do you want a cheaper heating option?

If so, a heated mattress pad is a great solution. On the other hand, maybe you’re sick of sore joints or muscles? A heated mattress pad offers direct heat – which can be very soothing!

We have multiple heated mattress pads available in our store section. But choosing the right model can be confusing.

At the moment, we have 5 heated mattress pad options available. And all are a little different. Let’s take a look at what you need, specifically, and narrow down the options for you.

 

Mattress Pad Functions

A mattress pad’s job is to provide comfort, as well as a layer of protection for your mattress. 

In this case, we’re adding a heated feature, but the job of the pad is still the same. So what is it that makes all of these pads different?

Some pads are plusher, for example. Some offer different materials.

And while they’re all great options and will work for most people, they’re each unique in their own way. So it just depends on what your individual needs and preferences are.

 

The Mattress Pad Lineup

So, here are the heated mattress pads that we have available, with a quick summary for each. Afterward, we’ll get your questions answered, and figure out which is the best model for you.

(You can also click on the blue links to go to each individual product page.)

 


Deep Pockets

Beautyrest Heated Deep Pocket Cotton Mattress Pad

  • 1 controller (Queen and King sizes come with 2 controllers)
  • 100% cotton heated mattress pad using Secure Comfort Technology
  • Features 20 heat settings for maximum comfort and warmth, 10-hour auto shut off
  • Virtually eliminates electromagnetic field emissions
  • Mattress pad filling is 100% polyester and hypoallergenic
  • Deep pocket depth up to 21″ of mattress height
  • Controller works with smart home outlets and automatic timers
  • Machine washable

a Beautyrest Heated Deep Pocket Cotton Mattress Pad with its controllers

 

 

If an extra deep mattress is a concern, then this has the deepest pockets – 21″ deep.



Microfiber & 3M Scotchgard Treatment

Beautyrest Heated Microfiber Mattress Pad with 3M Scotchgard

  • Eliminates electromagnetic field emissions
  • Soft flexible wires
  • Quilted top
  • Fit mattresses up to 18″ in height
  • 10-hour auto shut off
  • 5 temperature settings
  • Controller works with smart home outlets and automatic timers
  • Machine washable

 

Beautyrest Heated Microfiber Mattress Pad with 3M Scotchgard

 

So, for a sweaty sleeper, this would be the best option. It has a 3M Scotchgard treatment, which wicks away moisture, keeps you cool, and also dry.


Waterproof

Serta Waterproof Heated Mattress Pad

  • Waterproof top fabric
  • Soft flexible wires for comfort
  • One 10-setting controller included ( 2 for Queen and King size)
  • 1-12 hour auto shut off
  • Machine washable for easy care

a Serta Waterproof Heated Mattress Pad


If you’d like to protect your mattress from any liquids, then this would be the ideal choice.

 


Easy Care

Serta Plush Heated Easy Care Mattress Pad

  • Ultra soft plush top fabric
  • Soft flexible wires for comfort
  • One 10-setting controller included ( 2 for Queen and King size)
  • 1-12 hour auto shut off
  • Machine washable for easy care

a Serta Plush Heated Easy Care Mattress Pad


If you want the plushest option available, then this is the one.


Sherpa

Woolrich Heated Sherpa Mattress Pad

  • Eliminates electromagnetic field emissions
  • Soft flexible wires
  • Quilted top
  • Cozy sherpa fabric
  • Fit mattresses up to 17″ in height
  • 10-hour auto shut off
  • 5 temperature settings
  • One controller. Queen and King size have 2 controllers
  • Controller works with smart home outlets and automatic timers
  • Machine washable

a Woolrich Heated Sherpa Mattress Pad

 

So, this is the “luxury” model. Likewise, the quilted sherpa fabric layer adds a cozy layer that is unmatched.


 

 

Need Some Help To Pick The Right Pad?

Let’s simplify this as much as possible.

Think about your individual needs or preferences, for example. Are there any specific issues that you have with your current bed or mattress pad?

And also, what are the goals that you’re trying to satisfy?

What are your needs or wants that you’d like to be addressed? So, with that in mind, here are some common questions that people have.

The answers should help you figure out the best mattress pad for you.

 

Do you need a waterproof mattress pad?

If so, Serta’s heated and waterproof pad would be the ideal choice.

 

Is your mattress extra deep? 

The Beautyrest Heated Microfiber Mattress Pad with 3M Scotchgard will fit up to 17″ deep, for example. If that’s not enough, then the Beautyrest Heated Deep Pocket Cotton Mattress Pad will fit up to 21″.

a Beautyrest Heated Microfiber Mattress Pad with 3M Scotchgard

 

Do you sweat a lot?

The Beautyrest Heated Microfiber Mattress Pad with 3M Scotchgard is treated with Scotchgard Moisture Management. This treatment helps wick away any type of moisture.

 

Are you going to be using smart home outlets, or automatic timers?

Then both Beautyrest models, as well as the Woolrich model come with controllers that will work with smart home outlets or automatic timers.

 

Do you want the plushest option?

Then the Woolrich Sherpa Heated Pad offers the thickest and most plush sleeping surface. The Serta Plush Heated Easy Care Mattress Pad is a close second.

the surface of a Woolrich Sherpa Heated Pad

Do you prefer a firm mattress?

If you prefer a firm mattress, then you probably have a firm mattress. And if you want to preserve the firm surface, then you’ll want the thinnest mattress pad option.

The Serta Waterproof Heated Mattress Pad, for instance, is the best option.

 

Do you want maximum control over heat settings?

The Beautyrest Heated Deep Pocket Cotton Mattress Pad has 20 heat settings. The other options have 10 or fewer.

 

Do you want a washable mattress pad?

Actually, all 5 of the heated mattress pads above are machine washable and dryable.

 

Do you need individual heat settings for each partner?

All 5 of the pads above have 2 controllers for Queen and King sizes.

 

Do you want the safest heated mattress pad?

Safety is obviously a concern whenever heating or electrical wires are concerned. All 5 of the pads above are UL Certified and also have auto-shut-off features.

UL Certified logo

 

Heated Mattress Pad Care Instruction

Naturally, you’ll want to take care of your new heated mattress pad to get the most out of it.

So, make sure you launder it carefully. Most heated pads will have the same laundering instructions – do not iron, do not bleach, wash using cold water, and tumble dry on low.

Also, a heated mattress pad is like any other type of electrical product. If you happen to see any exposed wires, then please remove the pad from your mattress, and send it back.

Most heated mattress pads include a 5-year warranty.

Final Thoughts

Hopefully, we’ve answered your questions. If not, please hit the “Contact Us” button up top, and send us your questions.

The key to finding the best mattress pad is like anything else, of course. Figure out what problems you’d like solved, and then the answer usually reveals itself.

 

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