Microwave Heated Gloves - Heatable Mittens & Microwavable Hand Warmers
If you find your regularly suffer from cold hands feet at night which stop you getting to sleep and make going to bed an uncomfortable experience then a pair of microwave heated gloves could be exactly what you need. These microwavable mittens are also useful for any other hand injury or medical condition like Reynaud's disease or arthritis which will be alleviated by the use of heat therapy.
The nice thing about these types of microwave heatable gloves is that they are reusable for as many times as you like. Other hand warmers are single use and must be thrown away afterwards which not only gets expensive but adds extra trash to the environment, both things worth avoiding if we can.
A pair of microwave heated mittens for women or men, as most are really unisex, is one of those simple little inventions which can make a big change in your life. What price a good night's sleep? Some come in attractive gift sets and are often combined with microwave foot warmers which make a great gift for yourself or a useful present for an older relative to show how much you care.
Most heat therapy gloves are either filled with some kind of wheat bag (or beans, rice etc. ) or are gel filled and can be either microwaved or chilled in a freezer for different kinds of therapeutic applications. These kinds of reusable hand warmers provide instant heat right where you need it and whilst they will lose heat over time, your body heat will keep your hands snug and warm.
When your body feels cold it redirects heat to the core, taking it away from your extremeties which is why things like your hands and feet always feel cold first. For that reason, cold hands and feet usually go together which makes buying microwave heated hand warmers and foot warmers together a good option. Carex Bed Buddies are soft and warm microwave heatable mittens and foot warmers which heat up fast in the microwave. Treat yourself or a loved one to the gift of warm hands and feet all the time with a pair of these.
Compression Gloves For The Relief Of Rheumatoid Arthritis In Your Hands
One of the things which heatable gloves are good for is to relieve the symptoms of RA and other forms of pain in the finger joints and knuckles. Thermotherapy works great for hand pain caused by arthritis and microwavable arthritis gloves provide instead moist heat instantly right to where they are needed.
Microwave hand warmers like these are not specifically designed as RA gloves however and most provide something akin to a heated mitt rather than a warm compression glove which more specialised arthritis handwear provide. For a selection of the best warming gloves for arthritis sufferers see the following list which are all well reviewed products.
Great Winter Gloves For Inside The House - Warm up after cold outdoor activities
Winter brings a whole range of opportunities for cold, numb and tingly hands. A good pair of microwave heatable gloves is really nice to have handy when you come in from clearing snow from your driveway with your snow shovel or have chilled yourself to the bone brushing snow and ice off your vehicle with your car snow brush as a quick one minute blast in the micro will instantly provide your hands with the heat they need to warm back up again.
If you are like me and prefer to keep your heating level to a minimum throughout the winter then indoor house gloves become quite an attractive prospect. Whilst many of the microwave heated mitts are quite bulky so you'll not be using things like the television remote that easily they are nice to have available for a quick warm up.
Heatable Gloves For Cirulatory Disorders
Another use of these is for people with poor circulation or circulatory disorders which can cause persistantly cold and uncomfortable feeling in the hands. People going through chemotherapy often feel cold in their extremities all the time and these types of microwavable gloves can provide temporary relief from this cold feeling. Reynaud's syndrome is another reason some people suffer from cold hands and fingertips as they lose blood circulation to their outer extremities and again, a pair of microwavable gloves or mittens can provide instead warmth where it is needed.
Poor circulation can be attributed to an iron deficiency so if cold extremeties are something you frequently suffer with it is worth checking whether that applies to you. In general however, women have a core body temperature which is naturally 1 to 2 degrees lower than men, so women are more likely to feel the pinch in their hands and feet before a man is. Microwaveable gloves for women warm up in a few minutes in the microwave oven and provide instant heated relief for such symptoms.
How Microwave Warmed Gloves Work
Most microwave heatable gloves use a wheat bag to prodive the warming part of the glove. This may not be wheat of course, in fact, there are several different fillings in the small heatable satchet but the principle remains the same whether it is dried peas, beans or some synthetic material. Others use some kind of chemical gel which works on the same principle.
With most of these types of hand warming gloves the bag is the part you throw into the microwave and not the whole glove. The heated bag fits inside the glove in a small pocket area and can fit in the back, palm or just the fingertip area depending on the way your particular glove has been manufactured. Some microwavable gloves truly are just that, and you throw the whole glove into the microwave oven but you are still going to be heating up some form of internal wheat filled bag or gel packet to provide warmth which retains heat over time.
Microwavable Aromatherapy Gloves and Mittens
If you have ever used any of the heatable aromatherapy packs and satchets out there, perhaps in a microwave heated neck warmer, then you will know the principle of how this works. You can add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil to the wheat bag or directly to the glove itself to provide an extra soothing element to the heatable gloves. Add a drop of lavender, or eucalyptus, chamomile, etc. and enjoy the soothing calming aroma.