I think that there will always be a new fad that everyone is suddenly interested in.
There will always be something new that people say is good for our health in some way, shape, or form. It’s up to us to do our own research and decide if it’s truly a fit for us individually, and if it’s worth the, usually pricey, investment. I’ve seen lots of fads throughout the years that prey on the convenience that people so desperately desire, but I think that heated blankets are probably the worst one that I’ve seen yet. I understand the appeal of having the convenience of a blanket that heats up with the press of a button, but do we really know how safe these are? They haven’t been on the market for that long, and I would hate to see someone get hurt due to an electrical problem with the heating feature. The heated feature plugs into an electrical outlet, so you essentially are sleeping with cables on top of you. I think this could be really dangerous for anyone, especially since the body prefers to sleep in colder temperatures. I can see how a heated blanket would be helpful in really extreme situations, like really low temperatures in a cabin, or if your central heater went out during a snowstorm. For regular everyday heating, I don’t think that is a great option. If you are a person who prefers warm temperatures and coziness, I’d recommend a good central heater with proper zone control so that each corner of your home warms up equally.