This was purchased as a gift for my sister, who has rheumatoid arthritis. The change in temperatures with onset of cold and rain has caused significant increase in her pain. This blanket has been a Godsend to her, as she wraps it all around her body in her recliner where she has to sleep due to pain, and she is kept warm from head to toe. I purchased at least 6 different Sunbeam products for her, and one for another sister in Pennsylvania. I also have a severely painful neurological condition and the cold increases my pain. Prior to my purchase of a beautiful, plush oversized heating pad by Sunbeam that warms immediately within 30 seconds, I was going through heating pads every month. This heating pad has lasted me probably at least a year or 2 now. I also bought similar products for my Mother after her cancer diagnosis, all by Sunbeam. I will never purchase another product brand when it comes to this sort of item, as they have proved invaluable and life-changing in our pain conditions with their supreme quality and dependability for our entire family. Thank you, Sunbeam, for caring for our family every day for the past several years, and for the rest of our lives, too.