Why am I not sweating in my Infrared Sauna Blanket?

What am I not sweating in my sauna blanket?

So, you’ve started using the traditional sauna at your local gym. Two months in and you're enjoying that post-workout heat.

Now, you’ve probably heard about Infrared Sauna Blankets. You've likely Googled them. (Because you're wondering how often your gym sauna gets cleaned...)

If you've been researching these blankets, you'll know you can reap all the quality wellness benefits like you would from your local sauna. The only difference is, it's in your own home. Not familiar with these benefits? We've covered them for you in a comprehensive guide to sauna blanket benefits.

Now, we're all different when it comes to infrared sauna sessions. Some of us sweat more than others. A small number of us find it hard to perspire. There are several reasons why we heat the body and don't get the sweaty results we want.

This article will cover this. Let's dive in and explore why.

Why don't I sweat in a Sauna Blanket?

People sweat differently. Each person’s body is unique.

The first rule of thumb is not to compare yourself with anyone else. Our bodies are different. Some people might start sweating sooner because their bodies are more efficient at regulating temperature. How accustomed someone is to heat exposure can also affect the rate at which we perspire.

To get the most out of an Infrared Sauna Blanket session, think about more than just the blanket.

Top reasons why you may not be sweating during your sessions:


One of the most important points to make. If you're dehydrated, it's harder for your body to sweat as much. Your body doesn't have enough fluids to produce sweat effectively. When our body doesn't hold as much water, it conserves fluids to prevent further dehydration.

So, if you find it hard to sweat when you're dehydrated, it's your body's way of trying to retain as much water as possible.

Tip: Make sure you drink plenty of water before, during and after your session. This will also help promote blood circulation and release any impurities in your sweat. Staying well-hydrated is key for maintaining overall wellness, too.

Bottle pouring water into a glass

Core Body Temperature

Some people have a lower body temperature than others. If someone maintains a lower body temperature, their body might not perceive the need to cool down through increased sweating. Their body doesn't need to sweat as much to regulate their temperature.

Even if you don't sweat a lot, the Infrared Sauna Blanket's heat is still good for your body. You'll still get the results, but with less of the mess.

Tip: Allow your sauna blanket to heat for 5 minutes before climbing in. Once you climb in, you'll notice the difference. Your body will have to work harder to adjust to the heat.

Man shivering in a scarf and jumper


If you've ever walked straight into a sauna after a gym session, you'll experience a lot of sweat. This is because your body is already in the heat-producing mode. A sauna enhances this effect because the high temperature prompts even more sweating as your body attempts to cool down.

Exercising prior to your session is key to increasing the amount of sweat produced in the Infrared Sauna Blanket. Getting your heart rate up will give you a head start. We recommended at least 2 - 5 minutes of body-weight exercise before hopping into your blanket.

Tip: Just remember to stay hydrated.

A woman exercising in the gym

Dry Skin

Jumping into the sauna with dry skin may be another cause of not sweating. When your skin is dry, it's not as conducive to the sweat-producing process. Sweat relies on moisture to evaporate through the sweat glands and cool the body.

If your skin is dry, there's less moisture available, which can hinder the cooling effect of sweating. Hydrated skin allows for better heat dissipation through sweat.

Tip: We recommend having a quick lukewarm shower prior to your session. Consider moisturizing regularly to keep your skin in top-notch condition. It's a simple, effective way to support your body's natural cooling system.

Somebody rubbing dry skin on their arm

Check Sauna Temperature

If you've ticked off the previous four reasons why you might not be sweating, check the temperature of the blanket.

If you've set the temperature to 125 degrees fahrenheit / 51.5 degrees celsius and you're not feeling the heat, turn the blanket up. Your core body temperature might be lower, so you'll need to increase the heat until you start to sweat.

Tip: Combine some of the points above to make the most of your session. You might find it helpful to warm your blanket at 176 degrees fahrenheit / 80 degrees celsius, then cool it down before you climb in.

Tip: Always check the temperature you have it set on and level it down if you feel uncomfortable. 

Somebody checking the temperature of their Infrared Sauna Blanket

Final thoughts

Getting the most out of your sweat sessions in an Infrared Sauna Blanket involves a combination of factors.

Understanding that saunas heat everyone's body differently is essential. Even without copious amounts of sweat, you're still reaping the benefits of an Infrared Sauna Blanket.

Including the above tips into your infrared sauna therapy routine will ensure you make the most of your blanket.

Hydrate, warm up, and embrace the benefits of sweating it out in your infrared sanctuary.

Research has shown that a 10-minute sauna blanket session can help you purify your skin, lose weight, and improve your sleep.

Sauna blankets are rising in popularity. They offer additional benefits like listening to podcasts or reading while you're taking a sauna.

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A man enjoying an infrared sauna blanket session

Disclaimer: This product does not diagnose, treat, cure or prevent high blood pressure, medical conditions, or other chronic conditions. Nor should it be confused with any medical-grade infrared sauna detoxification which may or may not be used to release toxins and heavy metals.

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