I tried the HigherDose PEMF Mat for a month. Here are my thoughts so far.
When my husband purchased the HigherDose Far Infrared Sauna Blanket this year I thought it was a game changer. I think it’s amazing that I can now get a spa like sauna experience in the comfort of my own home. I used the sauna blanket to lose a significant amount of weight and did a review of it here.
When HigherDose offered to send us their new product to try, we were super excited! I had never heard of PEMF Therapy before.
I am going to explain PEMF Therapy in a way I understand it. Basically, your cells are like little batteries. They all have an electric charge that helps the cells move ions and electrolytes. Sometimes, these cells lose their charge. PEMF therapy charges your cells at the cellular level by sending pulsed electromagnetic fields into your body.
Some of the potential benefits may include:
- Decreasing inflammation
- Decreasing pain
- Improving circulation
- Supporting quality sleep
- Increased cognition
The HigherDose PEMF mat is extremely well made. It has three different therapies that you can use at the same time, which is awesome.
The first is the far infrared heat, which you might be familiar with if you use the HigherDose Sauna Blanket. This is a different type of heat than traditional saunas. Far infrared heat penetrates deep into the body and not just on the surface of your skin. The difference between the sauna blanket and the PEMF mat is that you won’t sweat if you are using the PEMF Mat. I think this is a nice option if you want the benefits of far infrared heat without the sweat. Sometimes just super convenient to lay on the mat and hop into bed without having to take a shower directly after.
The second therapy is negative ion therapy, which is putting antioxidants in the air around you. The 20 pounds of crystals directly sewn into the mat help facilitate this process.
The third is the PEMF therapy, and you can choose a level between 1-9. The lower levels like 1-2 have the same hertz as what you would find in nature. The higher levels are used for more intense therapy. Depending on what you want to treat, you use a different intensity setting of the mat.
There are many other potential benefits of PEMF therapy, but these were the ones I was most interested in. I was hoping to get better sleep and possibly reduce my anxiety levels. The first thing I did was unbox the mat and turn it up to the highest settings possible. I used it daily for at least an hour a day and by day 5 I woke up incredibly sore, like I had been working out, even though I hadn’t done any exercise. I was confused until I read that PEMF therapy can cause soreness in some people that are just experiencing increased circulation to muscles that are not being utilized normally.
I considered this a success, I could actually feel the mat working. I turned down the mat to a level 2 for the next couple weeks in order to help with my anxiety and sleep and I did see an improvement in those areas after a week of use at the CORRECT setting!
All in all I find the mat to be an incredible addition to the HigherDose product line. I think that if you enjoy wellness products, like the sauna blanket, this mat is a perfect addition to your wellness routine. My sister and I have been taking turns sharing that mat and I already miss using it daily!
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