You might have spotted infrared sauna blankets on Instagram, as influencers and other users tout the many health benefits of this at-home version of an infrared sauna. But, as with any social media-driven wellness trend, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll provide you with all the advantages promised.
Here, experts weigh in on whether or not wrapping yourself in one of these ~hot~ products is worth all the sweat — plus, the best-infrared sauna blankets to buy if you’re interested in turning up the heat.
UK based infrared sauna blankets boast an ability to do seemingly everything, from “detox” your body to reduce inflammation and body aches to boost blood flow and mood.
And while the potential pros of these infrared blankets definitely sound promising, science doesn’t entirely back them up.
Should you buy an infrared sauna blanket?
If you’re not a fan of heat and find it hard to breathe in rising temps, an infrared sauna blanket in the UK might not be worth trying. As for everyone else? If you’re okay with giving a new gadget backed by minimal research a try, then just proceed with caution, and be sure to follow the instructions.
Most blankets cost well over $100 and many are even closer to $500, so it is somewhat of an investment. And while again, it may help improve your health, science doesn’t say it’s a definite do-gooder. So, weigh the cost with what you’re looking to improve.