We live in a very stressful time. As if life is not stressful enough, adding the pandemic on top of everything can really push people over the top. I know that there are plenty of days where I feel completely “frazzled.”
I am not ashamed to admit that I sometimes sleep with a plush animal. I have a large, plush dog (known as “yellow dog”) that I sometimes curl up with at night if I’m feeling especially anxious or stressed out. Don’t get me wrong, my husband is the best thing to cuddle with, but sometimes I find a soft, plush toy works better. I guess that is because growing up I have dozens of stuff animals. They were all my “friends.” I would sleep with several of them at night. In a way, a associate stuffed animals with a sense of calm, and I find them to be very soothing, and in a way, therapeutic.
As adults, people would look at us funny if we say that we like to snuggle a plush animal when we are feeling anxious. But there is a way you can get the same soothing feeling of a plush animal, with something ordinary looking that no one would know your “secret.” It’s called the Lurera Anti-Anxiety Pillow.
The Lurera Anti-Anxiety pillow looks like a regular, plush pillow. In fact, it looks really nice on your couch – like a “high end” pillow you purchased from a boutique. The Lurera pillow functions as a regular throw pillow, but there is a lot more to it than meets the eye.
First and foremost, the Lurera Anti-Anxiety pillow is SO SOFT! Incredibly soft. I can’t stop from stroking it with my hand whenever I am near it. It puts my “yellow dog” to shame. Ha Ha. This pillow is the softest thing I’ve ever felt. It’s made with a faux (vegan) “mink” cushion cover. It is also made with a 100% cotton, hotel quality cushion.
The Lurera was originally designed to mimic the tactile touch of a pet or another human being.
The Lurera holds “secrets” inside that can help you with a lot more than anxiety.
Inside the pillow is a pocket that contains a heating pad. Simply remove the heating pad, pop it in the microwave to heat it up, then put it back into the pillow. Now you can have the proven relief of a heating pad for menstrual cramps in the form of a soft to the touch, soothing pillow. As an added bonus, no one would know that you are using it as a heating pad if you didn’t want to.
You can use this pillow, along with the heating pad, for other aches and pains too. I plan on using it for my lower back on days that I’m at my desk and it’s bothering me (thankfully that hasn’t been the case in the past few weeks).
I get earaches often, which I use heating pads for. Resting my head on the luxurious pillow is much nicer and more comfortable than holding the plug-in heating pad to my ear.
A warm, fuzzy pillow on a cold winter’s night is also a nice thought.
As if the oh-so-soft pillow with a heating pad wasn’t great enough, the pillow holds one more secret – a repetitive heartbeat!
Inside the pillow you’ll also find a removeable heartbeat box. You can control the tempo of the heart beat to speed it up or slow it down. You can also keep it out of the pillow when not being used.
The heart beat can be very relaxing and soothing. It can even help with irritability, which those experiencing menstrual cramps often have. Believe it or not, I keep a toy on my desk that has a heartbeat to it when you hold it in your hand. It lights up and you can feel and hear the heartbeat. I play with it when I’m feeling a bit “overwound.”
Just because I keep mentioning menstrual cramps doesn’t mean that mean can’t enjoy this pillow too. My son, who is in his early 20’s, often rests on the pillow when he’s on the couch. I have seen it on his lap too. I think he also enjoys the softness. We also have six cats, that he enjoys petting. In a way it’s like having a cat on your lap (or a dog).
The Lurera is so much more than a beautiful, soft pillow. The pillow leads to a significantly lower level of anxiety and can be a comforting relief.
The Lurera retails for $60 and is available on the Lurera website, Lurera.com. The pillow is available in different colors – Dusty Pink, Dark Blue, Mint Green, Medium Grey and Cream.
You can also find the brand on social media. All of their links are found on the bottom right of their website.
With the holiday season fast approaching, you should definitely keep the Lurera pillow in mind as a gift option. This pillow would be great for shut-ins, teens and the elderly too.
*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.