Sun Home Saunas Infrared Blanket Review: Why It Is Part of My Self Care Routine
The Sun Home Saunas Blanket was gifted to me. The opinions are my own.
I have been a big fan of infrared heat for several years now. First, I paid to go and sit in an infrared sauna a few times upon my doctor’s recommendation. Next, I joined a local Hotworx gym to work out in infrared heat. Now I enjoy the benefits of infrared heat in my home in the Sun Home Saunas Infrared Blanket.
Experiencing the benefits of infrared heat while working out, as well as, relaxing at home is the best of both worlds for me. Yes, I like to think of it as part of my self-care routine. Let’s look at why I make sure infrared heat is a part of my health and wellness routine.
Health and Wellness Benefits of Infrared Heat
Well, there is nothing quite like a good sweat session. People have used saunas and heat therapy for years. It is known to relax us, help relieve sore muscles, and is just good for our overall health.
Infrared heat works a little differently than traditional saunas. Basically, infrared saunas use infrared lamps to heat the body directly versus all of the air around you. That means that they don’t have to get quite as hot as a regular sauna. So you get to have a great sweat at at lower temperaure.
People who are fans of infrared saunas will say that they experience the following benefits:
- better sleep
- weight loss
- joint pain relief
- clear and tighter skin
- improved circulation
What is an Infrared Sauna Blanket
An infrared sauna blanket is a sauna but in blanket form. Think of it as a big sleeping bag. It uses the same type of technology as an infrared sauna, but it is portable. You can use it any time, anywhere.
The interior of the blanket gets nice and toasty warm. Keeping all of the beneftis of the infrared heat inside of the bag. It also means that the outside of the bag does not get hot.
Features of the Sun Home Saunas Blanket
The blanket is made from premium non-toxic fabrics that are easy to clean and sanitize. Again, think of this as a sleeping bag that you crawl into. There is a long line of industrial grade velcro that runs the length of one side of the blanket. Thus, it is easy to crawl in and out of the blanket and seal yourself into the heat.
To get this blanket ready for your infrared heat session all you have to do is unroll it, plug one end of controls into the bag and then plug it into a regular electrical outlet. Once you turn it on, it will take about 10-15 minutes for it to heat up.
While the bag is heating up I usually go and change. Here’s the big difference between a regular infrared sauna experience and a sauna blanket experience. For the blanket, it is recommended that you are fully clothed. I usually wear an old T-shirt, workout leggings, and cotton socks. The reason is that you are going to sweat and the clothing will help absorb the sweat. I also find that the blanket gets rather warm up next to my skin so I do like having the layer between my skin and the blanket.
Clean-up is easy. I just use a non-toxic spray cleaner on the inside of the bag with a soft cloth and it is ready to go for the next session.
The buttons make this rather simple. You just push one button to choose your temperature and the other button to choose the length of time. If you are new to infrared heat, then it is suggested that you start at a lower temperature and work your way up. My body is used to infrared heat so I turn it up so that it gets quite toasty and I like to stay in for about 30 minutes. What’s great is that you get to choose what works best for you and your body. The hotter the blanket and the longer you stay, the sweatier you will be.
The fact that it shuts off automatically when your time is up is great. You don’t have to worry about falling asleep and staying in too long.
Why and When I Use the Sun Home Saunas Blanket
I love to stay active. Whether it is lifting weights, trying a new class, or just walking/jogging moving my body 5 days a week is a priority in my life. You can read about my fitness journey here. As I have aged, I have learned that recovery time is very important. That is where the Sun Home Saunas blanket comes in handy. While I love to do two of my weekly workout in an infrared sauna an additional couple of sessions help with workout recovery. Yes, I do find that my muscles recover better after a challenging workout if I spend some time in the blanket.
I love to use this blanket late in the afternoon or early evening. Yes, on the days that I use infrared heat I am much more relaxed and get a great night’s sleep. It is so nice to put the blanket out on the floor with the blinds closed, turn on some relaxing music, and just let my mind rest. Sometimes I will even doze off. It just sets me up for a great evening and a good, deep sleep at night.
As always thanks so much for stopping by. Let me know if you are a fan of infrared heat. Would love to hear what benefits you get from it.