We live in a drafty old house and I am a cold-natured person. Therefore I always dread winter, or even autumn, when the overnight temps start to drop. For years I had an electric blanket on my bed but it never seemed to regulate my temperature very well. I would get in freezing cold but by a couple of hours later I would wake up sweating and kicking the blanket off, even on low setting. Then I happened across a review on an electric blanket that mentioned a heated mattress pad, which I had never heard of. I bought one and, WOW, what a huge difference! I use it with a down comforter. Just before bed I put it on preheat. When I'm in bed reading I bump it a couple of times to keep it on preheat. When I turn off the lights it has gone over to low setting and the combination of that and the comforter keeps me warm but no overheated all night long. I will never buy another electric blanket (for the bed) again!