I’ve tested three of the best infrared sauna blankets over the past year, and off the bat I could tell this one is incredibly high-quality. The materials feel durable, but the blanket itself is actually quite a bit lighter than others I’ve tried, which I appreciate for storage, setup, and transportation. Most are in the 20-pound range, which this one is just 15 pounds.
While the maximum temperature is a bit lower than some (158 degrees Fahrenheit compared to another blanket I own that heats up to 176), I still found myself in a deep sweat each time.
The restorative sweat I mentioned earlier? That’s exactly what the HigherDose Infrared Sauna Blanket gives. I ended my sessions feeling relaxed-yet-rejuvenated.
I don’t know if it’s the act of getting still and quiet, or the infrared technology, but I feel incredibly calm when I’m in the blanket—and that’s saying a lot, since my mind tends to race at the end of the day.
What’s more, my Oura ring showed data-backed proof that these sessions improved my sleep (pictured below). I spent more time in a deep sleep, and felt refreshed in the morning. Even my readiness scores were higher on the days after I used the sauna blanket.
I’m a runner, currently in the peak weeks of training for my next marathon, and I’ve tried just about every recovery tool under the sun. I know which are worth the hype and this is one of them.
The relaxation I feel when using this blanket is both mental and physical. My muscles feel less tight and my body is at ease.
As someone who has used sauna blankets for some time now, I know the long term benefits are even better—but I’d be remiss not to mention the instant dewiness my skin shows after each session. Seriously, it’s reason enough to try the blanket for yourself.