Restless Leg Syndrome is a disorder of the nervous system which causes the sufferers uncomfortable sensations in their legs and the impulse to move them. The painful sensations appear frequently during sleep, causing frequent disturbances in the circadian rhythm.
Some natural ways to treat Restless Leg Syndrome include massages and relaxation techniques before bedtime. Kocoono™ Weighted Blankets can help by acting as a massage, stimulating pressure points in the body thanks to its distributed weight, and calming the nervous system.
The Kocoono Weighted Blanket has become even more popular to aid the symptoms of Restless Legs since our founder; Emer Flannery was asked about the benefits of Kocoono Weighted Blanket for this condition on The Ryan Tubridy Show on RTE Radio1.
One of the listeners asked this question live:
"Can weighted blankets help with Restless Legs? I am getting no sleep at the moment! " You can listen to it below. Listen to the response that Emer Flannery gave on The Ryan Tubridy Show here👇
One in Ten people in Ireland is affected by Restless Leg syndrome
Like this listener, one in ten people in Ireland is affected by a disorder which most people don’t even know exists, according to The Irish Times
Women are twice as likely to develop Restless Legs as men. It's also more common in middle age. We wrote a blog about the difficulties that women face in each stage of their lives. We invite you to read it here and find some tips to combat them : Why women sleep worse than men? What you can do about it!
How Kocoono Blanket can help with Restless Legs?
We explain below in a thorough way how Kocoono Weighted Blankets can help with Restless Legs:
1. The Kocoono Weighted Blanket calms your Nervous system
This is thanks to the pressure applied by the weight, which helps to calm your Nervous System and relax your muscles.
Kocoono™ Blankets can help by acting as a massage, stimulating pressure points in the body thanks to its distributed weight.
Visit our blog Deep Touch Pressure therapy: Why you should try its benefits in 2021? to learn more about Deep Touch Pressure Therapy and how it works with Kocoono Blankets
2. The Kocoono Weighted Blanket relives the tension in all the muscles
We have some customers who use the Kocoono™ Weighted Blanket to help calm their muscles after exercising, like our customer Kerry, who uses her Kocoono to relax her muscles after Crossfit. You can find more reviews from our customers here.
3. The Kocoono Weighted Blanket encourages stillness
Additionally, the weight of a Kocoono ™ Blanket encourages stillness in the legs that can decrease the impulse to move them while sleeping, reducing the symptoms at night.
Which is the best Kocoono Weighted Blanket for Restless Legs?
We have two versions of the Kocoono™ Weighted Blanket: LUXE & BASIC. Kocoono Weighted Blanket LUXE is the most popular as it is slightly more versatile than the Kocoono Weighted Blanket BASIC. You can add or remove the weights in the LUXE version through the two openings on the top of the Kocoono weighted blanket, the LUXE version also has an integrated shoulder embrace that allows the weighted element to come around the shoulder areas, which has a really grounding feeling.
We get great feedback from both Kocoono blankets, but we think that the Kocoono Weighted Blanket LUXE is more comfortable, especially for an older person, as we use silicone balls to plump up the weighted channels.
This is why Kocoono Weighted Blanket LUXE feels cosier and more similar to a duvet. The Kocoono Weighted Blanket BASIC has one thin layer of wadding in addition to the weighted glass beads so that the weight can feel somewhat more concentrated at times!
We especially recommend Kocoono Blanket LUXE over the BASIC version if you don't like the weighted pressure around certain parts of the body.
For Restless Legs purpose, with the Kocoono Weighted Blanket LUXE, you can add or remove weights to suit your preferences and avoid having the pressure over the upper part of your body. With Kocoono LUXE, you can just apply the pressure over your legs, which is the area to treat in this case for RLS.
Here is a link where you can see the features of the Kocoono LUXE. You might find it helpful to see how it can help you 👉 https://bit.ly/2P0Y3Hm
What you should know when choosing your Kocoono Weighted Blanket?
The most important thing to consider when choosing your Kocoono™ Weighted Blanket is the weight. The recommended weight of the Kocoono™ is 10% of your body weight, so 5kg is suitable if you are 50kg (8 stone), 7kg is suitable if you are 70kg (11 stone) and the 9kg is suitable if you are 90kg+ (14 stone).
The fabric is another thing to take into consideration. The Kocoono LUXE has two fabrics to choose from, minky on one side and 100% cotton on the other, then velvet on one side and 100% cotton on the other. A fully cotton version is coming soon :-) Subscribe to our Newsletter to stay tuned!
What is the main difference between the Minky and Velvet fabric? The Minky is very soft and people love the feel of it as it is very sensory and comforting, it would be somewhat warmer as it has longer hairs on the fabric so the velvet would be better for summer as the hairs are shorter and would trap the heat less.
What should you know when using Kocoono Weighted Blanket?
We always ask our customers to have a bit of patience to start feeling the benefits. There is definitely an adjustment period with the Kocoono blankets. It can take up to 14-28 days for the body to become fully adjusted to it and achieve the benefits it was designed to provide. It can feel like a strange phenomenon when using it initially as the body is not used to such deep touch pressure.
Kocoono is designed to be used with a duvet or sheet between yourself and your Kocoono. The way you use it is a matter of preference, and all of our customers use it differently. Some people prefer to use just their Kocoono others use it on top of or underneath the duvet. Kocoono is not designed for warmth per se, so we always recommend using it underneath the duvet or on the top of it.
Although all Kocoono Weighted Blankets are machine washable, we recommend using a sheet between yourself and your Kocoono just to prevent excess washing.
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We obviously can't guarantee that the Kocoono Weighted Blanket would help you as everybody is different and every persons body is different, but we do have a positive response from others customers that have used it for this purpose and they feel so much more relaxed with it 💚
If the symptoms persist, there is no harm in reaching your GP for additional help and ask about the use of the Kocoono Weighted Blanket for your particular case. We encourage you to try Kocoono Weighted Blankets with a 100 money-back guarantee.
Contact us for extra help!
Please let us know if you have any doubts about Kocoono Weighted Blankets. We will be glad to assist you with anything you need . You can contact us through our chat or with our web form in here. You can also leave your comments below👇