Product Type: Dreamland in Health Misc
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Dreamland Therapeutic Heat Pad
Member Name: pinklady1
Dreamland Therapeutic Heat Pad
Advantages: Relieves pain, flexible, machine washable, 5 heat settings and cheap to run.
Disadvantages: None for me.
It is kind of like a mini electric blanket. Comes inside a cardboard box. On the front of the box is a picture of a woman holding the pad around her waist. I was pleasantly surprised how large this pad actually was when I saw the closer picture on the box. I bought it from Argos and it doesn't look as large on the picture in the catalogue. It was folded inside a transparent plastic bag. There is an instruction leaflet inside the box, so it is advisable to read the instructions first before using the pad but that is common sense.
Once taken from the bag, it has a beige coloured kind of really soft fleece material cover and an electric lead which just plugs into the attachment on the corner of the pad. It is very easy to just clip into place to secure it. I have problems sometimes pushing leads into places of this kind but I found it really easy to do. The cord is really long and measures approximately 20 inches in length, so it can be plugged into a socket a fair distance from where you may be sitting when using this heat pad. It means you can move around a little bit more freely and not having to be so restricted sitting or laid in one spot. The cord is much longer than I imagined it would be and a bonus. Is oblong shape and measures approximately 15 inches x 13 inches, so quite a big pad to cover areas of the body you may want to apply heat and ease pain.
It also has a temperature control device which is approximately a third of the way along the lead. It is a digital control device and has a circular kind of clock which has numbers for each heat setting you may want to use. It has 5 heat settings, obviously 5 being the hottest one. It has a green button, which once pressed shows the clock run through the numbers until it reaches number 5 and then it stops. There is a second button which shows a picture of a man in red and what looks to me like a sewing needle. This button is can then be pressed to which number heat setting you may want to use. The buttons are really easy to press too.
The pad heats up extremely quickly and in a couple of seconds. I always usually use number 5 as I find when I use this pad I am in a fair amount of pain and want to have some quick pain relief. When I first tried it I was amazed how quickly it heated because I thought it would be the same amount of time as an electric blanket with it being so similar but I was wrong, it heats up in a super fast time scale.
The pad is very flexible and so can be wrapped around the arms, it feels extremely soft against the skin and the material is as soft as a baby's fleece baby blanket in my opinion. On the highest setting it doesn't feel too hot and it doesn't burn the skin or feel uncomfortable like a hot water bottle feels with a cloth or towel covering the bottle. This pad doesn't feel as hot as a Wheat bag either and just has a constant flow of heat to relieve pain.
What I love about this pad is that it has an automatic shut off after 3 hours, so if you use it and fall asleep etc it is completely safe. It is also suitable to use in bed, so if you want to go to bed at night and fall asleep it is completely safe and will shut off after the 3 hours have lapsed. So you have peace of mind that the safety feature will kick in. If you then wake up and want to use it again, you can just reset the setting for another 3 hours and so on.
It is also fully machine washable at 30% and to wash with a normal cycle but not to set an additional spin cycle. The cord must be detached from the pad first before placing it into the washing machine. I cannot comment as to how it washes etc because I haven't had the need to wash it at this current time of writing the review. Cannot be ironed after it has dried and can be just air dried and pegged on the washing line but it is advised not to peg it on the electrical part when hanging it to dry so not to damage it. The setting on the tumble drier must be a low setting and to make sure the pad is completely dry before using again for safety reasons and is just common sense in my opinion.
It tells me on the box that it only costs 1p per usage, so for a 3 hour usage that is an amazingly good price to run a heated pad in my opinion and so affordable.
Using this pad has helped relieve my pain and save me having to pop my Wheat bag into the microwave and boil the kettle of hot water and transfer it to the bottle. It is far safer than chancing the boiling water and risk of burning myself.
I think this is an ideal pad for anyone who is elderly and cannot hold a kettle and pour the water into the hot water bottle, is far safer for older people who want pain relief and live on their own and don't want to risk scolding themselves. I am going to buy my 75 year old mum because when she saw mine she liked it a lot. I just think she would really find this incredibly useful and I then also have peace of mind that she won't have to boil a kettle and scold herself if she drops the kettle etc.
It targets aches and pain fast and is suitable for anyone adult age group. Is ideal for back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain and any area where it can be moulded to the skin. I have used it on my neck when I suffered a stiff neck and it caused me discomfort, it helped relieve the pain and worked a treat. Is ideal if you suffer from period pain and want to place and wrap it over your stomach. Being flexible it does wrap nicely around the stomach and you can just hold it in place or just lay on the bed with it covering the area etc.
I have used it around my knees and the back of my legs when I have had muscle pain which has been troublesome. Arthritis can be extremely painful and I find this pad just helps relieve the pain a little, although it doesn't remove all of the pain, it does help my pain when I have a bad flare up.
When I have back pain, I just place it against the back of my chair and sit against the pad and the relief is amazing. The heat just penetrates into my back and feels absolutely fabulous and I can watch the television while the pad is doing the work.
I wished I had discovered this heat pad a long time ago, it is much safer to use than a hot water bottle and works a treat for relieving pain. Some days my pain can be unbearable, especially in the winter months when the weather is extremely cold. On very cold days like recent days when it has been extremely cold and I have been out for the day and the cold has caused my Arthritis to flare up, I just plug in the heat pad and it just helps ease my pain as much as it possible can do.
I paid just £19.99 for it from Argos, I think it is a really cheap price for the way it works to relieve pain. The fabric is a very good quality and the digital dial isn't flimsy and a good quality too.
I highly do recommend this pad for anyone who suffers pain and want an instant heat to the area. Also for a pad which heats up in seconds. Is washable and has a choice of heat settings to suit the amount of pain suffered. A good cord length and extremely cheap to run for any budget in my opinion.
I would be without this heat pad and when I need another one, I will most certainly buy another one to replace my old one. I am chuffed to bits with the way it works for relieving my pain for all a lot of areas on my body.
Is an ideal Christmas or birthday gift for a relative who suffers pain, also an ideal Mother's day gift too. It can be sometimes hard to choose an ideal gift for our mums who have almost everything and a more worthwhile gift than the usual bouquet of flowers which cost almost the same amount of money in my opinion.
One other thing I must mention which may help some people is a friend of mine is struggling really badly paying her gas bills at the moment and cannot afford to put her heating on until night time, she told me she is going to buy one of these to use to keep warm during the day until she can afford to get on her feet again after her hubby left her almost penniless and on the brink of losing her home etc. She thinks it will keep her warm throughout the day instead of having to use a hot water bottle to keep warm and the cost would be a good investment for her. So I guess it is could be useful for this purpose too but the air in the room would still feel very cold in my opinion but I am hoping it will serve her well for the next few months, bless her heart! We all aren't as lucky as I am and a lot of people being able to at least put the central heating on at home and in my friends sad situation at the moment.
Also on Ciao under my username pinky50.
I give it 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
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