I bought this because both my husband and I have arthritis. It is so nice to crawl into a warm bed! After using this heated mattress pad, we feel much better in the mornings. We almost hate to get up! The pad is soft and well made. We do not feel the wires at all. The only thing we would suggest is turning it to 5 the first time then adjust it from there. We turned it to 10 as the instructions suggested and our bed felt much too warm. I sleep with the setting at 1 and my husband sleeps with the setting at 2. We are toasty!