Friday, 10 January 2014

Sleepwell by Dreamland Heated Luxury Cotton Mattress Cover


safe electric blanket, warm winter low electricity cost, heated blanket


Back when I was a very small child, we didn't have any heatings in the house, so one of the best moment during a cold winter night was to snuggle up in bed, sleeping on top of a heated fleece blanket placed on my bed. I'm not sure how safe it was, but my parents made sure that no accidents happened to me while I was sleeping with it. After moving to Hong Kong, we didn't really need it anymore, and I slowly forgot about my once favourite blanket.

Back in December I was offered a lovely opportunity to become one of Dreamland's bed buddy, aka blogger ambassador! Dreamland is a leading British heated bedding brand for over 50 years, focusing on innovation and safety, ensuring customers to sleep well while being safe and worry free. To prove this, I was sent their Sleepwell by Dreamland Luxury Heated Cotton Mattress Cover (Super King Dual, £109.99) to try out.


safe electric blanket, warm winter low electricity cost, heated blanket


Unlike normal mattress covers or protectors, the Sleepwell with Dreamland Luxury Heated Cotton Mattress Cover is deep quilted, adding an extra cushioning on top of the mattress while protecting it at the same time. The single mattress cover comes with one detachable control, but the double, king, and super king comes with 2, one for each side of the bed to suit individual's need. 

As long as the control is detached from the mattress, it's washing machine and tumble dryer safe. The outer mattress cover is made from 100% breathable cotton, wires are ultra thin for extra comfort and their products has a 3 years guarantee.


safe electric blanket, warm winter low electricity cost, heated blanket

safe electric blanket, warm winter low electricity cost, heated blanket


We bought a mattress cover a while back, which was really thin as its sole purpose was to protect the mattress (not sure how well it did to be honest). When the heated mattress cover has arrived, I was really surprised and impressed as it was really thick and luxuriously soft to touch! It was almost as thick as Abby's quilted bedspread, but the mattress cover was more compressed.

The mattress cover comes with a stretchy stocking/ tights material edge (so soft!) that fits around the mattress snugly, just like a fitted sheet. The thing I disliked about our original mattress cover was that the elastic band on each corner kept slipping off the mattress, which is especially annoying when you had a toss and turn night and the mattress cover slipped to one side, making the bed surface all lumpy bumpy! None of that with the Dreamland mattress cover!


safe electric blanket, warm winter low electricity cost, heated blanket

safe electric blanket, warm winter low electricity cost, heated blanket

safe electric blanket, warm winter low electricity cost, heated blanket

safe electric blanket, warm winter low electricity cost, heated blanket


No matter how much you love your other half, you both have different need, even in bed (uh huh!). With 2 controls, you can have different temperature setting on each side of the bed, ensuring that you get your share of warmth to your liking! And if you sleep at different times, you wouldn't be wasting electricity on half of the bed either! Have I mentioned that it only cost as low as 1p per night to run?! Perfect for people who'd like to save on heating at night!

It's really easy to use. Just switch the switch at the back, choose setting 6 with the temperature control button, which will heat the mattress cover up within 5 minutes, and feel the warmth gradually building up under you. When you feel it's warm enough, turn it to your preferred temperature setting. I like 3, while hubby is happy to keep it at 6. Abby likes to start with 3, and then turn it down to 2.

On a cold night when you want to save on heating, simply set the timer for 9 hours and you'll be kept warm throughout the night without having to worry about being overheated, as all Dreamland beddings have a body responsive temperature sensor with their intelliheat technology that will automatically adjust when your body temperature differs from the setting you chose. We are happy to set it for 1 hour as the duvets will circulate the warmth within.

Once the time is up, the heated blanket will switch off automatically, and the middle power icon (between 1h and 9h) will light up in blue. So even if the back switch on the control is still switched on, the control will indicate that the mattress cover is not heated anymore.


We are all absolutely impressed with the Sleepwell by Dreamland Heated Luxury Cotton Mattress Cover! It added a really comfortable cushioning on the mattress, considered individual's need even in the same bed, keeps us safe and worry free while enjoying the cosiness it provides us during a cold night, and gave us full control of what we need from the cover! And! I can wash it in the washing machine, then tumble dry it as well! How fab is that?!

Abby is asking for the bed to be heated before she goes in bed now, a bit spoiled I have to say! But I'm also glad that I don't have to worry about the kids getting overheated in our bed, and that they can sleep well without shaking like leaves for the first 10 minutes!

Dreamland has a fantastic range of heated products, including overblankets, underblanket, duvets, throws, cushion and even heated pads for the body! For a bedding's price and you can save on electricity while still staying warm, why not?!


Disclosure: We were sent a mattress cover to try out and review; all opinions are honest and our own