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Dreamland Therapeutic Heat Pad
Member Name: Autarkis
Dreamland Therapeutic Heat Pad
Date: 01/02/12, updated on 02/06/13 (186 review reads)
Advantages: Heats up quickly for long lasting warmth
Disadvantages: You need to be near a plug point
For £20, I thought this was a reasonable and fair price, and I wasted no time in purchasing one. I was happy to present it to my partner when I got home, and hoped it would provide relief. He grumbled as I told him to plug it in and hold it against his face. Thankfully it proved useful and provided relief, taking the edge of the pain and discomfort. For the next couple of days he had the heat pad held against his face whenever possible. I'm not sure how he would have coped without it.
I have always loved to have a hot water bottle, as I like to be warm, and find them to be comforting. I also feel the cold easily. However, hot water bottles are not the safest, and have been known to burst. Plus filling the bottle can cause burnt fingers, and they need to be refilled often, as they cool down in a short space of time. I'm also not keen on the rubbery smell, and the ridges easily collect dirt and prove difficult to keep hygienic.
I was glad when my partner had received his dental work, and was pain free again, as this meant that I could use the heat pad to stay warm. Over the months it has proved most useful, for aching limbs, aching muscles, cramps and general aches and pains. Yes, I think I'm falling to pieces. I much prefer to use natural methods to relieve pain where possible, and find that heat is a great way to provide comfort and relief when needed.
The heat pad is a good size measuring 40cm by 32cm, so it covers a reasonable area making it useful for any body part. The pad is thin and pliable, which means it can be draped and molded to the skin to provide excellent relief. With the pad being light, unlike a hot water bottle, it causes no further discomfort, and prevents the heat being pressed too firmly against the skin. It also comes complete with a soft material towel covering, which feels nice against the skin and prevents the heat pad from damaging the skin whilst keeping it clean. The towel cover is fastened together with a press stud and is easily removed to be machine washed to keep it fresh and clean.
The heat pad is powered by the mains, and comes with a reasonable length cable. I find that the cable is ample for my needs, and I can comfortably use it when it bed. The cable features a power control panel which has three heat settings. I always turn it up to number three the highest setting, and this provides a good source of heat. After 90 minutes the unit will automatically shut off for safety reasons. For continued use, switch back to zero and leave for a minute or two before turning back on again. It heats up reasonably quickly, which is a godsend when in pain.
The heat pad is easily stored away and takes up little space, however, do take care not to crease the pad to prevent it from becoming damaged. We've had this heat pad for several months now, and it gets a high amount of use. If it's not being used to relieve pain, it is used for comfort to keep me warm on cold evenings. If I am in bed alone, then I find it a great comfort and it keeps me warm and cozy. There have been many occasions where I have fallen asleep with it on me, this is not advised, as it could cause entrapment.
I love the fact that this is readily available and is quick to heat up to provide relief from aches and pains when needed. This is a good way to provide natural pain relief, and is cost effective. Another advantage is that it stays heated for 90 minutes, and it can continue to be used, which is good if you want to rest and recover.
Summary: A fantastic product that can soothe away aches and pains, as well as provide warmth on cold days