Kocoono Weighted blankets for better sleep & wellbeing: Benefits according to science

Kocoono Weighted blankets for better sleep & wellbeing: Benefits according to science

Some people simply can't sleep without being covered with a Kocoono weighted blanket, sheet or similar. They need to curl up to rest or feel hugged. If you don't have someone to do it, Kocoono Weighted blankets can be your best companion at night!

What are Kocoono Weighted Blankets? 

The Kocoono Weighted Blankets are luxury hand-stitched blankets that apply gentle pressure on the body. Their concept 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. They are designed in Ireland and produced in Europe with high-quality fabrics that support the longevity of the blanket. They are ethically produced and are an investment in your sleep and wellbeing for years to come.

How Kocoono Weighted Blankets work? 

Kocoono Weighted blankets can be very effective in improving sleep quality and reducing stress and anxiety due to the gentle pressure they apply on the body.

By applying pressure on specific body points, stress is reduced because this action increases the levels of dopamine and serotonin (our feel-good hormones) and, in turn, reduces cortisol, the stress hormone. This is the same effect that we experience when we are hugged. We don't always have someone there to hug us, so Kocoono Blankets are ideal self-soothing tools!

This gentle pressure and cocooning of the body reduces restlessness and enables your body to enter a deep state of relaxation and sleep faster, ideal for those struggling with sleep difficulties or insomnia. 

For it to take effect, the weight of a Kocoono weighted blanket should be about 10% of your body weight. 

7 benefits of a Kocoono Weighted Blanket

  • It reduces levels of stress and anxiety
  • It promotes better and deeper Sleep
  • It improves mood and quality sleep & can help to reduce the symptoms of depression
  • It helps to ease chronic pain
  • It helps to ease the symptoms of fibromyalgia
  • It helps to ease the symptoms of restless legs syndrome
  • It Improves overall wellbeing, decreases restlessness while increasing RESTFULNESS

Kocoono Weighted Blanket for stress and anxiety

If the reason you struggle to sleep is anxiety, then Kocoono can help you improve your sleep by reducing your stress and anxiety levels.

By applying pressure therapy on your pressure points, Kocoono Weighted Blankets stimulates the vagus nerve, the parasympathetic system's main nerve, and the one in charge of relaxing, reducing your stress and anxiety levels. We could say that the effect is similar to the little gem that hugs you to make you feel better or calm you down.  

In combination with Kocoono Weighted Blankets, we recommend you follow strategies to cope with anxiety. You can have a look at some suggestions in our blog: 6 Relaxing Techniques to Fall Asleep

Kocoono Weighted Blanket for deep sleep

By using a Kocoono Weighted Blanket, you will also drastically reduce restlessness and the need to move back and forth. The distributed weight encourages stillness and decreases the impulse to move. It is also ideal for improving your quality of sleep. The next day you will wake up refreshed!

A study by researchers in Sweden that was published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine has shown that a Weighted Blanket is one of the most effective remedies for sleeping.  

Kocoono Weighted Blanket for better mood

By naturally releasing dopamine and serotonin, Kocoono Blankets can help you have a better mood. By having a better quality sleep, you will also see the world with brighter lenses and feel more positive, and have the energy to overcome daily obstacles.

The use of a Kocoono Weighted Blanket can be a support for someone who is suffering from depression. Often, depression coincides with sleep difficulties or insomnia and anxiety, acting as a vicious cycle. By improving the quality of sleep, reducing the levels of anxiety and stimulating feel-good hormones, Kocoono Blankets can help reduce the symptoms of depression.

How can Kocoono Weighted Blanket help to ease 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. 

Kocoono Weighted Blanket for restless legs

Studies have demonstrated that massage therapy can effectively reduce patients' symptoms with restless legs. Kocoono Weighted Blanket uses the power of weight to relax the nervous system and apply firm, gentle pressure to your body, acting as a massage. 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.

Kocoono Weighted Blanket for Fibromyalgia

Kocoono™ Blankets can ease the symptoms and reduce the pain and discomfort by releasing serotonin with the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system and reducing the anxiety and sleep disorders characterised by this condition. 

A study conducted by the University of Massachusetts concluded that the Deep Touch Pressure Therapy applied by calming blankets affects the nervous system by increasing serotonin and melatonin concentrations while decreasing cortisol levels. In this way, people who have fibromyalgia can boost their serotonin levels using weighted blankets, reducing the symptoms of pain.

How can Kocoono Weighted Blanket improve overall wellbeing?

Kocoono Weighted blankets have become a routine part of stress relief and healthy sleep habits for our customers. 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 Kocoono gravity blanket.

By improving your sleep quality and reducing your daily stresses, Kocoono Blankets improve your overall wellbeing

What Kocoono Weighted Blanket suits me the best?

We have 2 versions of Kocoono Weighted Blanket: Kocoono BASIC and Kocoono LUXE.

We recommend the LUXE version for older people, pregnant women, people with sensitive areas on their bodies and children due to the customisation. The customisation allows the user to either remove some of the weighted bands to apply less pressure on certain areas or make it lighter.

Weight Selection

When buying a Kocoono 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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This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or mental health professional. In combination with your doctors' recommendations or other health care professionals, every little step will help to escape the depression spiral.


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