October 18, 2021 4 min read

Almost all Covid restrictions are lifted by the end of the month. It has been hard year for many of us.
We want to thanks everyone who supported us during the last year! We are quite grateful to hear how Kocoono made a difference in peoples lives, and it was the hug that many people couldn't receive at that moment.

Heartbreaking Testimonies 

 

Emer Flannery, the founder of Kocoono, noticed last year an increase in customers contacting her seeking relief from sleepless nights and using the Kocoono™ Weighted Blanket as their solution to cope with Anxiety, Insomnia and loneliness.

Emer listened to stories of people going through so much: feelings of loneliness due to the social restrictions and sadly a tremendous amount of people who lost friends, wives, husbands, parents over the past year and they were unable to say a proper goodbye. In those moments, the family members were the ones that contacted her, seeking support for their mothers, fathers, grandparents, wives, sons and daughters. On many occasions, they couldn't give their relatives the usual physical support of a hug or comforting presence. So, they gifted Kocoono weighted Blankets to ease the anxiety and the loneliness, providing a hug in the most physically detached time we have ever known.

A worried woman contacted Emer to see if the Kocoono™ weighted blanket would suit her 88 year old Dad, who had several sleep issues in addition to restless leg, anxiety and nightmares. All of them aggravated after her mother's loss: her father's best friend and wife for 60 years. After trying Kocoono™ Blanket, this woman was so grateful that her dad was feeling much better at night and even looking forward to his sleep. Kocoono Weighted Blanket Luxe won't give his wife back, but his daughter has gifted him a lifetime hug with Kocoono™ Weighted Blanket. 

People with previous mental health and sleep disorders, such as bipolar disorder, depression or insomnia, experienced worsening symptoms over the past year of coping with the restrictions and fear associated with the pandemic: Some of our  clients sought help to alleviate panic symptoms that had appeared since Covid. They assured that thanks to their Kocoono™, they can instantly relax and fall asleep quickly.

One of the many moving messages that Emer saw were the messages that were sent along with her blankets, like the following: “Dearest Mum. Happy Mother’s Day. I wish I could give you a great big hug myself, but hopefully, this will tide you over until I can. Lots of love.”

 "We had the most heart wrenching phone calls from people dealing with all sorts of emotional, mental and physical trauma over the past year. Grief, anxiety, insomnia, eating disorders, panic attacks, depression. Everything seemed to be exacerbated since the restrictions were in place as people had more time to think, more time to feel and in many cases to hurt" Emer states. 

Last Christmas, approximately the  70% of our customers were buying a Kocoono as a gift for a loved one who they felt would benefit from an embrace. 

Now we have many people reaching us to buy a Kocoono as a gift to themselves, but still Kocoono is being chosen to give the gift of a hug!

 

How Kocoono can be connected with the feeling of a hug? 

Using Deep Touch Pressure therapy to stimulate pressure points in the body, the Kocoono™ Weighted Blanket reduces cortisol levels associated with stress. In turn, it increases dopamine and serotonin, our "happy chemicals". When you put the weight of a Kocoono weighted blanket on you, you can feel how the blanket embraces and cocoons you. It gently pressures your body's pressure points, and immediately your body switches from running its sympathetic nervous system (SNS) to its parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), slowing your heart rate.

Many studies show that cuddles are effective to reduce cortisol levels (the stress hormone) and increase oxytocin levels. The feeling of a hug with the Luxe version of Kocoono Blanket is even greater thanks to its shoulder embrace that applies pressure over your shoulder area and fits smoothly over you thanks to the neck cut out that surrounds you! Literally, like someone hugging you the whole night! This exclusive feature makes you feel cocooned!

The Kocoono LUXE is the most popular purchase as this has adjustable weight so people can add or remove the inner weighted bands as needed and get the pressure and cocooning where they need it most. 

Kocoono Weighted Blanket LUXE is made to feel very plump and comforting with the inner polyfil. It is ethically produced in Europe . We use premium fabrics and craftsmanship . Kocoono is designed to last for years. It really is an investment in your sleep and overall wellbeing!

Give the gift of a hug this 2021. 

If you are thinking to give the gift of Kocoono this year, don't hesitate to pop us a message for any questions. You can order yours while stock last. Our experts will be glad to help you with the weight selection. 

 

 


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