April 08, 2022 7 min read

Do you want to get to your mother, father, friend, grandfather, child or any other loved ones a gift that helps them relax, cheer them up and give them a restorative sleep? Consider getting her a Kocoono weighted blanket!


Not everyone is familiar with the power of a premium weighted blanket, so gifting Kocoono can be an eye-opening, life-changing gift.
They are the perfect gift for new mothers who can't sleep with the new baby, stressed co-workers or employees who can't switch off their minds or the birthday present of those loved ones who like to cosy up in the evenings under a soft blanket, just to name a few!

How does a Weighted Blanket work? What are the benefits of using a Kocoono weighted blanket?

The concept of weighted blankets (also known as gravity blankets or anti-anxiety blankets) is based on the science-backed method called Deep Touch Pressure Therapy, which is a firm but gentle pressure applied to the body, similar to a hug, which helps calm your Nervous System. Kocoono Blanket touches all your pressure points, relaxing your muscles and helping you fall into a deeper, faster and better quality sleep.

Deep pressure stimulation can help:

  • relieve the perception of pain
  • reduce symptoms of Anxiety
  • improve sleep quality
  • relieve symptoms of depression
  • improve focus

    Who might benefit from a weighted blanket

    Weighted blankets have become a routine part of stress relief and healthy sleep habits for many people. There are some health conditions or situations where a Kocoono weighted blanket can be very helpful. Still, the person doesn't need to have any health condition or sleep difficulties to benefit from a gravity blanket. For anyone who wants to boost overall well-being and values natural methods and products made ethically, Kocoono will be the dream gift.


    A Kocoono™ Weighted Blanket can be a meaningful gift if you know someone with:

    1) Anxiety and/or Stress

    One of the most common uses of a calming blanket is for reducing stress and anxiety. Most of our customer's reviews are based on how relaxed they feel under their Kocoono. When using Kocoono they will feel as if someone is hugging them, giving you the same calming effects of a hug. 

    By providing Deep Touch Pressure Therapy, Kocoono blankets trigger the dopamine and serotonin release naturally (the "happy hormones" produced in the brain). These hormones provide a calming effect that helps combat anxiety.

    2) Insomnia or Sleep difficulties

    Kocoono™ Weighted Blankets combined with sleep hygiene practices can help you fall asleep. The Deep Touch pressure Therapy applied by the weight of a Kocoono™ Blanket activates your parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) immediately, slowing your heart rate and making you feel embraced and calm. calm.

    3) Autism

    Sleep difficulties and anxiety are the main reasons that lead parents with autistic children from Ireland and the UK to contact us seeking advice. The feedback after using Kocoono is very positive and is based on how Kocoono helps them calm their anxiety and feel secure. 

    Many people with an autism spectrum disorder struggle with sensory processing disorder, and that can create anxiety and problems sleeping. 

    The pressure of Kocoono Weighted Blankets can provide great sensory input. You can learn more about how the Kocoono blanket can help someone with Autism in this blog.

    4) Depression

     Kocoono Weighted Blankets can help people with depression reduce anxiety symptoms. By helping to fight anxiety and improve quality sleep, Kocoono Blankets can help reduce the symptoms of depression in combination with a doctor's recommendations or other health care professionals.

    Kocoono Blankets stimulate the pressure points with their weight, mimicking a comforting hug that might trigger the serotonin release naturally, which are feel-good hormones produced in the brain. These hormones help combat stress, anxiety, and depression.

     5) Chronic Pain

    A Kocoono weighted blanket can help manage chronic pains by giving you restorative sleep. From our experience talking to our customers with chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia or Osteoarthritis, we know that the pain directly affects their quality of sleep, and poor sleep worsens the symptoms, so here is where Kocoono Weighted Blankets can help. We are not designed to have persistent pain, so our nervous system is overstimulated when we have it. When someone has persistent pain, it switches on the sympathetic nervous system, disturbing sleep and mood and causing anxiety. The Kocoono Weighted Blankets can help calm your Nervous System with deep pressure stimulation. 

    5 occasion when a weighted blanket is the perfect gift

    Since they work great for just about anyone and everyone,there’s no reason to not consider gifting one. Here are a few special occasions on which you could do so:

    1) Mother's and Father's Day present

    If anyone deserves a big hug, they are mothers and fathers. They do so much, often without expecting anything in return. So, make the next Mother's Day and Father's day extra special with the gift of a weighted blanket.
    Think of your mother or father under their soft Kocoono calming blanket on the couch with a hot cup of tea. So cosy! Much more useful than flowers, after saves or chocolates! Kocoono Weighted Blankets are made to last for years! They are an investment in your parent's quality of sleep and wellbeing.

     Gift for an Elderly Mother

    Ordered this for my elderly mother and it arrived the very next day.

    She is sleeping much more soundly now and loves the luxurious feel of the blanket. We all need a Kocoono in our LIVES! - Carol. Kildare

    2) The perfect Baby Shower Present

    A Kocoono Weighted Blanket can help to improve the sleep of pregnant women and new mothers. They probably won't know they need a Kocoono until they have it!

    Settling on which position to sleep is a challenge that a woman faces during pregnancy. Many pregnant women also develop restless legs syndrome, a nervous system disorder that causes uncomfortable sensations in their legs and the impulse to move them at night.  

     Kocoono™ Blankets can help restless leg syndrome by acting as a massage, enabling the nervous system to calm naturally. By applying pressure with its weight. It also helps to decrease the impulse of moving the legs at night.

    There is a natural shift in new mothers' brain/body behaviour to be more alert and listen for the baby, interrupting their sleep cycle. Kocoono Weighted Blankets can help them calm their bodies, regulate the circadian rhythm, switch off and have a better quality of sleep. 

    ** Kocoono LUXE would be the safest option for pregnant women as it is customisable, and she will be able to remove some of the inner weighted bands around her belly.

     Gift for a Young Mother

    It helps me sleep on many nights when pregnancy makes it difficult. My Kocoono Weighted Blanket helps me sleep on many nights when pregnancy makes it difficult. And instead of having to wake up every hour or two to use the bathroom I’m able to sleep peacefully for 3-4 hours at a time - Christina. Dublin

    3) The perfect corporative gift for stressed employees

    A weighted blanket is a perfect gift for any stressed employee or co-worker. It will help them to relax their body and reset their minds. Many companies have a health care plan that covers some wellbeing expenses. If you have a co-worker or employee suffering from stress or simply want to show appreciation for their hard work, the Kocoono Blanket is a perfect way to invest in wellbeing.
    After a long day of work, who wouldn't want to cuddle up with something that simulates the feeling of being hugged!
    Kocoono Weighted Blankets can help employees naturally improve their sleep quality and release stress. Improving sleep can increase productivity at work and help them to reset!

    4) Birthday present 
    Do you know someone who love stay at home, need a bit of extra relaxation or is having more stress lately? Then, a Kocoono Weighted Blanket can be the perfect way to say " I care about you" like Alan who bought Kocoono Blanket LUXE as a birthday present for his wife and changed her sleep (and life!) :

     Birthday gift for his Wife

    I purchased the 5kg blanket for my wife who had being having difficulties sleeping!She had mentioned a weighted blanket as a possible solution.
    I gifted the blanket to my wife for her birthday, and she was delighted!
    The fabric is so comfortable. She has used the blanket on the couch on a few occassions, and is in a deep sleep within minutes.At night, she sleeps long and deep and is thoroughly refreshed in the mornings after a good nights rest!
    She has said that the weighted blanket has changed her life, as now she has more energy by day, after a proper sleep.The impact the Kocoono has had on her is simply fantastic. Alan. Cork

    5) The most useful housewarming gift

    If you have a friend or loved one who just bought a house, a luxurious weighted blanket as Kocoono Blanket is the perfect housewarming gift! Kocoono Weighted Blanket, in combination with a good mattress, can be the ideal item for a bedroom, allowing one to have a night of restorative sleep.
    For someone who just moved to a new house, a Kocoono Blanket can be the perfect gift to help them adapt to their new environment. We are usually in an alert mode when sleeping in new environments, and Kocoono can help us feel secure and embraced.

    A Kocoono Weighted Blanket can also be the perfect gift while renovating a new house, as we all know the anxiety that this brings!

    What is the best Kocoono Weighted Blanket to gift?

    We have 2 versions of Kocoono Weighted Blanket: Kocoono BASIC and Kocoono LUXE. 
    Our Kocoono LUXE is the most popular as it is slightly more versatile than the BASIC. Kocoono LUXE is customisable, so the user can remove some of the inner weighted bands. The customisation allows adjusting the weight for Elderly, injured, pregnant women and children or those who like more or less weight in certain areas. 


    The Kocoono LUXE also has a unique integrated shoulder embrace that applies gentle pressure on the shoulders where we accumulate tension the most without uncomfortable bunching at the neck. These features increase the feeling of being hugged and make the user feel secure and safe!

    Weight Selection

    When buying a gravity blanket for someone else, look for one that weighs around 10 per cent of their body weight.
    We have 3 different weights for our Kocoono Weighted Blankets:

    • 5kg - Suitable for someone who weighs between 50 - 70 kg (8- 11 stone)
    • 7kg- Suitable for someone who weighs between 70 - 90 kg (11- 13 stone)
    • 9 kg- Suitable for someone who weighs over 90 kg  over 13 stone)

    Do you have any questions?

    Are you interested in buying a Kocoono Weighted Blanket and have any questions? We love to hear from you! Send us an email at info@kocoono.com or use our contact form to get in touch. 

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