A heated mattress pad produces heat, which often relaxes the body muscles and gives a soothing feeling. It provides comforts to the pain areas, especially if it is do with lower back pain.
These mattress pads are probably the most revolutionary and easily accessible method of relieving pain and muscle spasm of lower back. Heated mattress pads are very helpful in getting quick relief from back pain which is one of the most common ailments in America today.
The instant soothing relief from back pain by using these mattress pads, has raised the popularity graph of this great back relief product.
These types of mattress pads provide pain relief from lower back, arthritis and other muscle or joint problems. It is much better than having an electric blanket under you.
Scientifically speaking, heat always moves upwards, so it is better to have heat rise up from the lower part of your body to spread to other areas, rather than have it blown away in the air. This way your bed would heat in an efficient manner and attain that requisite warmth.
There are various kinds of heat producing mattress pads available in the market today. They come in various sizes and colors. One of the most popular is the Pillow Top Heated Mattress pad. This is also the most luxurious of heated mattress pads in the world. It has 200-thread count cotton filled with 100 percent polyester cluster fiber and is approximately 1/2" thick.
Moreover, this mattress pad comes with digital control. All you have to do is set your comfort level and let the system take control from there. The system senses and responds to the temperature of your room and your body and adjusts itself accordingly. The normal therapeutic temperature is 400 C or 1040 F.
At this temperature, blood flow increases and helps in reducing stiffness, relaxing sore muscles and provides a soothing comfort. Heat is normally preferred over cold for chronic lower back pain and arthritis. You need to apply heat for at least 20 minutes to get complete relief. And then, you would be as good as before!