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I have wanted an infrared sauna for so long. I first heard about their benefits through Kimberly Snyder. She had this infrared sauna she sat in and I remember thinking if I have a larger home one day, I’m getting one for sure. Fast forward 10/11 years and I still live in a small condo (which I love by the way), but I have an infrared sauna! There is zero need for space with the HigherDose Infrared Sauna Blanket. You get all of the benefits in this blanket form. Not to mention, although still pricey, it is a steal compared to the big box alternative. This blanket has now become part of my weekly routine. I am writing this HigherDOSE Infrared Sauna Blanket Benefits + Review post after two months of regular use. I also have a discount code for you!
HigherDose Infrared Sauna Blanket Benefits
- Detoxifies The Body
- Boosts Your Mood
- Reduces Stress
- Improves Your Skin & Gets You Glowing
- Helps Reduce Cellulite
- Boosts your Immune System
- Improves Endurance
- Relaxes You & Your Mind
- Makes You Feel Good – Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, & Endorphins
- Improves Circulation
- Reduces Pain and Inflammation
- Promotes Weight Loss
Infrared triggers our brain’s dopamine levels (as well as other happiness chemicals such as oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins), so you get that satisfied high, naturally.HIGHER DOSE
HigherDOSE Infrared Sauna Blanket Review
With the exception of a week on vacation, I have used this blanket 2-4 times a week for about two months now.
First Few Times Of Use
The first few times I used it, I laid it on the living room floor. The hard surface was not that comfortable for me. It was also a bit claustrophobic not being able to move my arms. As far as the heat setting, I knew to start it at a low setting and gradually increase it by one each session until it felt good to me. I was not sure how I would feel so I started it at 4 – fairly low- and stayed in the full time (50ish minutes). A 30-45 minute session is what HigherDOSE recommends once the blanket is preheated after 10 minutes. Since I wanted my body to adjust with the heat, I went in right away, hence the 50ish minutes. I actually still go in right away sometimes as my body can adjust to the rise in heat this way.
So the first few times were a learning curve for me. The floor was hard, I didn’t reach a sweat, and I felt a bit claustrophobic. With this said, I still felt super relaxed and happy feeling after getting out every time. Maybe I was just happy right away since I finally had an infrared sauna, but I don’t think so. It is truly amazing how you feel after going in it. And yes, it’s true, your skin is always glowing after a session.
After starting at 4, I moved the dial up by 1 setting each session until I reached 7. I really did not get to a sweat at the end until I bumped it to level 7. I now set it to 7 each time and could probably even go to 8, but I feel great with 7 so I have not changed it. Plus once it gets towards the very end of my session, I am usually hot and ready to get out. I will say I love having my head out of the sauna since it makes it extra easy for me to breathe.
I Use It On My Bed
After the first few times on the living room floor, I moved it to the bed. It’s so much more comfortable and I can prop the pillows underneath my head if I want to watch TV while I’m in it. Sometimes I just put on relaxing music, a face mask, and close my eyes and just lay (probably ideal), but many times I watch TV in it next to my husband before bed. I also don’t feel claustrophobic anymore until the very end when I’m hot and sweaty and want to get out. It’s like something goes off that last minute or two and I’m ready to get out. I feel completely relaxed up until that point though.
Sauna Blanket Insert
Another thing I didn’t have the first few times was the sauna blanket insert. I ordered it with the infrared sauna, but it shipped separately. You need to be fully clothed with socks on to go in the sauna if you don’t get the blanket insert. For me it’s more comfortable and easier to go naked in the soft cozy blanket. I was not sure I wanted to pay the extra $, but I’m glad I did. It washes easily in the washer and I never feel like my sweat goes through it so I rarely have to spray the sauna down.
One of the downfalls of my infrared sauna blanket is the Velcro closure. It sticks to the blanket insert each time I get in. My blanket has so many pulled threads all because of getting stuck on the Velcro. I even had my braids get stuck on the Velcro the other night and it was the biggest pain slowly ribbing my hair off of it. Thankfully you don’t have to worry about this as they JUST upgraded it to zipper form. I’ll just cry a little, but I’m so thankful you don’t have to deal with the Velcro if you order one. YOU GET A ZIPPER!
What I Have Noticed
I feel so calm and relaxed within a short period of time of being in it. I will admit, sometimes I have to force myself to get in it because I still want to finish up stuff on the computer or around the house. However, I’m always so happy when I make the choice to take care of myself and put the other stuff on hold. It’s pretty incredible how I feel from it. I usually don’t like to sweat, but in this thing, I love it. Thank goodness, since sweating helps rid toxins we have built up in our body. My skin is truly glowing after a session and even after I wash the sweat off of my face, it still looks extra good for awhile. The heat feels great on my bones this winter too.
I mainly go in it at night right before my bath time. It seems to make sense around that time for me and puts me in an extra relaxed state. I also sleep really hard afterwards. However, it’s funny that I can go in it during the day and still have energy after too. I’ll be in a Zen state while I’m in it and wonder how I’m going to have energy the rest of the day, but I do. Somehow I have the energy and a boost in my mood to keep me going. So you really can go in it at anytime.
Discount Code – HigherDOSE Infrared Sauna Blanket Benefits + Review
HERHEALTHYSTYLE15 GETS YOU 15% off of everything on their site. It’s a nice chunk. The code is also good for anything else on their site including the sauna blanket insert. I would love to get their red light face mask eventually.
Using the infrared sauna blanket makes me feel good and I know I’m doing something good for my body and mind.
Well I think that covers everything! Let me know if I missed anything or if you have any questions in the comments below. xx Riane
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