|Combats Stress by providing relief
||Alleviates restless leg syndrome
|| Aids in sensory processing disorder
||Quality Sleep increases focus and productivity
Insomnia and sleep disorders
Aid to combat Insomnia and Sleep disorders
Studies have shown the positive effects of Weighted Blankets on Insomnia: the sleep bout time increased, as well as a decrease in movements of the participants, during weighted blanket use.
The Deep Touch pressure Therapy applied by the weight of a Kocoono™ Blanket activates your parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) , slowing your heart rate and making you feel embraced and calm. The Shoulder Hug and neck cut out of the Kocoono LUXE also embrace your body from the top imitating the feeling of being hugged. You will find easier to settle down to sleep, and you might feel more refreshed in the morning.
Improves Anxiety & Stress
A study conducted by the University of Massachusetts on the efectiviness of using weighted blankets concluded that 63% of the participants reported lower anxiety after use.
We have many customers that have suffered from anxiety and find the Kocoono grounds them at night and during the day time
By providing Deep Touch Pressure Therapy, Kocoono Weighted Blankets trigger the dopamine and serotonin release (the "happy hormones" produced in the brain). These hormones provide a calming effect that helps combat anxiety.
In combination with Weighted Blankets, we recommend you follow strategies to cope with anxiety. You can have a look at some suggestions in our blog: How do I cope with anxiety? 8 tips to cope with anxiety during COVID
Those women who have difficulties sleeping during Menopause, like Hilda, are finding the Kocoono Blanket a godsend:
"For anyone who has sleep issues, particularly us women of a certain menopause age. My sleep has improved so much with this gorgeous product, it cheers me up with its textures and colours, but most of all it's like an enormous hug when you need it most," Hilda states in one of the reviews of the Kocoono.
The menopausal decline of estrogen levels contributes to a lack of serotonin, causing anxiety and depressed mood, all major contributors to increased sleep difficulties. The Kocoono can help women alleviate these symptoms by applying gentle pressure across the body. Pressure Therapy calms the nervous system and releases serotonin by acting like a hug or massage, making women feel embraced and comforted when they most need it.
For night sweats and hot flushes during sleep, you can try the cooling effect of Kocoono™ Weighted Blanket Luxe. Thanks to its customisable feature, you can add or remove the weights, and you could add one of the strips to the freezer, which may help cool you down before bedtime.
In this small study, 18 participants with osteoarthritis received massage therapy on their knee for 8 weeks. Study participants noted the massage therapy helped reduce knee pain and improve their quality of life.
Massage therapy applies deep pressure to osteoarthritic joints, so it’s possible that similar benefits may be experienced when using a Kocoono™ weighted blanket.
A night of adequate sleep allows sufferers of Osteoarthritis to rest their muscles, reducing swelling and inflammation, managing the pain more effectively. The Deep Touch pressure Therapy applied by the weight of Kocoono ™ Blankets helps feel calm and fall asleep, easing the Osteoarthritis symptoms.
Kocoono Weighted Blanket LUXE can help you relieve the muscle pain and stiffness caused by Osteoarthritis with cold therapy. The Kocoono™ weighted bands can be extracted and placed in the freezer to cool down. Then, you can reinsert them back into the calming blanket and have the cold therapy you need to relieve the pain. We show you below how you can extract the Kocoono weighted bands and how to place them in the freezer.
In one small study, researchers found that starting with light pressure, later gradually increasing to moderate pressure, and then using deep pressure during massage therapy may reduce pain reflexes in those with chronic pain conditions.
This indicates the extra pressure of a Kocoono™ weighted blanket may help keep the legs in place and reduce feelings of pain in chronic pain conditions.
A 2016 study experimented with using weighted blankets on participants undergoing wisdom tooth extraction. The weighted blanket participants experienced lower anxiety symptoms than the control group.
The researchers performed a similar follow-up study on adolescents using a weighted blanket during a molar extraction. Those results also found less anxiety with the use of a weighted blanket.
Since medical procedures tend to cause anxiety symptoms like increased heart rate, using weighted blankets may be beneficial in calming those symptoms.
Helps Manage OCD
By using deep touch pressure stimulation therapy, weighted blankets may help boost serotonin and ease the severity of OCD. People with OCD may find that Kocoono weighted blankets help calm them down.
Kocoono can certainly help relax your nervous system, but you need to be aware that you might need to choose less weight as too much weight can provoke some anxiety in your body. The best Kocoono Blanket for someone who suffers from OCD is our Kocoono LUXE, since it is customisable and you can remove some of the inner weighted bands around the areas where you most feel the pressure or anxiety
The inner weighted bands inserted in the integrated Shoulder embrace on the top of the Kocoono LUXE are designed to embrace your body and make you feel safe. It might be a good idea to leave them if they comfort you and remove only some inner weighted bands in other areas. Everyone is different, so find the way that best works for you.
Eases the symptoms in PTSD
Various forms of therapy can help ease these symptoms, which often include insomnia and depression. In studies, researchers have observed that weighted blanket therapy lowers blood pressure, reduces pulse rates and helps 63 percent of study participants feel less anxious.
By helping to fight anxiety and improve quality sleep, Kocoono™ Blankets can help reduce the symptoms of depression. Also, the Deep Touch Pressure Therapy applied by weighted blankets may help boost serotonin which helps to boost mood and fight the negative thoughts common in Depression.