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Bed Buddy The Original Bed Buddy Hot/Cold Pack

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Bed Buddy The Original Bed Buddy Hot/Cold Pack
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the best heating pads in the market

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from USA

Comments about Bed Buddy The Original Bed Buddy Hot/Cold Pack:

When I had a back injury, I tried so many different products to help relieve the pain. I tried a Bed Buddy, and it ended up helping me bring the most relief. It helped restore some movement in my back so I could perform the rehabilitative exercises, strength exercises, and stretching I needed to do so I could speed up the recovery process.

Effectiveness
I felt it worked pretty well in helping to relieve my pain. It worked better than any gel pack I had.

Ease of Use
It is very easy to use. You microwave it and apply it to the area of pain.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Really simple, and really awesome

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from Oxford, PA

Comments about Bed Buddy The Original Bed Buddy Hot/Cold Pack:

The Bed Buddy is such a simple and natural idea that works for all sorts of aches and pains. I like that it is natural, and that I can fall asleep with it on without worrying about burning myself like a regular heating pad. It feels great and I love the way it wraps around your neck. This is a great product

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bed Buddy Original Hot/Cold Pack Is Back

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Bed Buddy The Original Bed Buddy Hot/Cold Pack:

What a relief this pack brings to my body. My shoulders, and back aches most of the time, and after applying this to the areas of distress, I had instant relief, so glad to own this product.

Effectiveness
It eases the aches, and pain away. Very soothing. I trust this product.

Ease of Use
Simple to use, I put mine in the microwave.

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  • I received a sample
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

safe and all natural, helps me sleep

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from USA

Comments about Bed Buddy The Original Bed Buddy Hot/Cold Pack:

I love this thing. I am an athlete and have a lot of aches and pains and bumps and bruises, and this always helps to ease my pain until i can fall asleep. It is all natural and safe to use, and doesn't have the risk of you burning yourself or catching fire like traditional electric heating pads do. This is well worth the ten bucks.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Hot/Cold Pack

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from VA

Comments about Bed Buddy The Original Bed Buddy Hot/Cold Pack:

I picked up the Original Bed Buddy Hot and Cold pack on amazon when I was looking for a new hot and cold pack to replace a smaller one we had that was starting to look pretty beat up. It is so convenient to use by either popping it in the microwave to make it a hot pad or putting it in the freezer for a couple hours to make it a cold pack. The little ring handles make it easy to handle and and the oblong shape make it perfect for just about anywhere you need it. I use mine on my lower back, abdomen, and shoulders and it fits perfectly. It's not huge like a heating pad where it covers way more area than you want or need. And it provides just enough pressure to help provide gentle relief. My husband likes to use it on his knees and shoulder. He says he likes how it will wrap around his knee and he can sit back with it that way and it not fall off. It is really durable, and easy to clean. It's not too pricey, and is well worth the money! And it does stay hot or cold for a pretty decent amount of time.

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5.0

Bed Buddy doubles as Day Pal too!

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from Hayward, CA

Comments about Bed Buddy The Original Bed Buddy Hot/Cold Pack:

What I would without my Bed Buddy is beyond me. I use this thing day and night because I do a lot of physical activity at work and by the time I'm home, I feel that I could easily collapse from all the muscle aches that I have. I prefer using this as a heat pad and it's so easy to microwave so I don't have to worry about boiling water and throwing it in like some older pads do. It takes literally a few minutes to heat up and then I can slip it right behind my back or over my shoulders to get relief. I have also used the Bed Buddy for cold nights when multiple blankets won't do the trick, it does provide extra heat under the blankets for those of you who like a warm bed. Additionally, the pad can easily be placed in the freezer or fridge and used for inflammed joints or muscles. I did this once for an ankle sprain and it did make the swelling go down.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love my Bed Buddies!

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from USA

Comments about Bed Buddy The Original Bed Buddy Hot/Cold Pack:

Bed buddies are so awesome! Since I am currently breastfeeding my baby I can't really take any sinus medications and get several sinus headaches so the bed buddy is a life saver! So easy to use! All you have to do is pop it in the microwave for a couple of minutes and you have moist heat for that pesky sinus headache! I have two so I can put one around my neck to help relieve tension there at the same time. Even when not breastfeeding the bed buddy is my go-to for headache relief. That and a tylenol will almost always do the trick. So glad I discovered them! They've helped me get to sleep even during migraines! Plus they are not that expensive and for the amount I've used them I've definitely gotten my money's worth!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Soothing warm pain relief

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from Eagle River, AK

Comments about Bed Buddy The Original Bed Buddy Hot/Cold Pack:

I suffer from some arthritis and an inflammatory condition called Myofascial Pain Syndrome. My physical therapist recommends heat and gentle stretching for my condition, and this Bed Buddy is a very handy product to have around the house on those not so good days.

The item is long so it can go around the neck and warm the shoulders. You can heat it in the microwave to warm the 100% natural contents, or you can place it in the freezer to use as a cold pack.

There are times when I go to bed at night and I need some heat for the sore spots on my legs, and I don't like to use an electric heating pad. If I fell asleep with it on it would be on all night long! The Bed Buddy is perfect because it holds its heat for a good 30 minutes.

I've not used this as a cold pack, but I assume it would be just as useful, and some doctors recommend both cold and hot for inflammatory conditions. The Bed Buddy is nice because it conforms to the shape you place it on, and if the contents start to cool off you can move them around and get a few more minutes of heat out of the product.

The round handles on each end are great if you want to place it over your back, you can use your hands to grip the handles to keep the bag close to the skin for more comfort. It's hard to do this with a heating pad, believe me I have tried.

On a cold winter evening I sometimes heat it up in the microwave and place it on my stomach and soon my body is much warmer and more comfortable.

The directions for use are easy. For a hot pack you simply heat it in the microwave for 90 seconds. Be sure not to heat for more than 2 1/2 minutes, and microwaves vary so do be careful you don't get it too hot.

To use as a cold pack you put it in a plastic bag and leave it in the freezer overnight.

I feel it is safer than using an electric heating pad, and I like the fact that the company claims the Bed Buddy provides moist heat.

Effectiveness
It really provides soothing relief to sore muscles or strains

Ease of Use
Simple to use, heat in the microwave or place in the freezer

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4.0

Bed Buddy is always welcome!

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from Manvel, TX

Comments about Bed Buddy The Original Bed Buddy Hot/Cold Pack:

I have had my Bed Buddy for years.  I swear it must be at least fifteen years old.  It is not the original white color anymore but it still works the same!

Mine is a microwave heat pack.  I do not believe that it can be frozen to be used as a cold pack.  Well, if it can, I have never used it that way.  You just toss it in the microwave for two to three minutes and then put it on your aching muscles.  Sometimes it is too hot so I shift the beads inside up and down until it is the right temperature.  The Bed Buddy is great for aching shoulders, stomach cramps and muscle soreness.  I have another heat pack but I always come back to my Bed Buddy.  It must be important to me because I have moved at least five times since I first got it and it has never been lost.  Currently, I have no idea where the other heat pack is but my Bed Buddy is sitting on my desk just to the left of me as I type.  My husband uses it just as much as I do.  I am really impressed by this product's longevity!

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5.0

The Original Bed Buddy is the one to go to bed with

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from Wallington, NJ

Comments about Bed Buddy The Original Bed Buddy Hot/Cold Pack:

I was first introduced to the Original Bed Buddy when the father of a paralyzed son was using it for elbow pain.  This item caught my interest as a nurse and I asked this person to allow me to see this item.  I was taken by the fact that it provided long lasting heat and required no electricity or water.  The person using this item was an active senior that did much work around his home and loved to restore old cars.  One day after spending hours shoveling snow from his homes driveway he started experiencing elbow pain.  He put the Original Bed Buddy into his microwave oven and set the timer for 2 1/2 minutes and wrapped it around his elbow within seconds he could feel the moist heat penetrating into his tissues.

Upon my examination I saw that this Original Bed Buddy could serve many uses in the health-care field as well as in home care.  Some of the uses for this item could be for the relief of pain associated with headaches, backaches, neck-aches, cramps, arthritis, relief for nursing mothers and as a wrist support at the computer.  As a nurse I can say that using this product provides a deeper penetration of heat to the tissues than an ordinary dry heating pad or gel pack.  It increases blood flow and can relieve inflamed joints and help maintain flexibility in those suffering from arthritis and rheumatic pain.  Additionally, it is good for muscle spasms, strain and tension and relieves pain and swelling caused by menstrual cramps when used heated.

Using it cold helps with headaches, and helps reduce swelling and muscle spasms as well as reducing the swelling and pain associated with sprains and strains.  The cooling can also be helpful in regulating body temperature in hot climates or after strenuous exercise.  I can say that getting the Original Bed Buddy has been the best purchase I've made based on its many uses.

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