A new gadget is on the market and we couldn’t be more curious about it. Let's see what happens to your body if you try an infrared sauna blanket.
The cold season has arrived and maybe it’s not such a bad idea to have your own sauna at home. But as building your own infrared sauna might not be an option for some of us, a new gadget has been gaining popularity and we will explain why: the infrared sauna blanket.
How does it work?
A sweat session in a sauna will make you feel more relaxed, rested, it will help relieve sore muscles and improve your health and well-being. But if you are not willing to endure the scorching heat of traditional saunas, infrared light is a good option. While traditional saunas heat the air around you –the temperature can get up to 195°F–, these blankets use infrared rays to penetrate the body and raise your core temperature. For this reason, they can achieve similar results at a much lower and bearable temperature –from 95°F to 140°F–, making it easier for you to stay for longer.
What are the benefits of infrared blankets?
The benefits of using an infrared sauna blanket are similar to those experienced with a traditional sauna but at a more comfortable temperature. Unfortunately, not all of the benefits have been scientifically proven. But spending 30 minutes in the blanket is supposed to raise your heart rate as if you had done exercise, it’ll improve your circulation, It’ll better your skin as a consequence of your blood flow boost, you’ll burn some calories, reduce inflammation, you may experience pain relief in your joints and muscles, detox and get a feeling of relaxation in general.
How to use it
Infrared sauna blankets are similar to sleeping bags: you have to enclose yourself in the blanket, it will emit infrared rays and raise the temperature of your body. You can try rolling out the blanket on the floor or bed, leaving it to heat for 10 minutes and then hopping in fully clothed. Be prepare to sweat!
Should you get it?
If you are not very fond of saunas in general –like me– and prefer not to roast in the heat, maybe an infrared sauna blanket might not be worth buying. On the other hand, for all those sweat room lovers out there, having an infrared sauna blanket can be a way of pampering yourself in the comfort of your homes.
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