With 70% of Americans struggling to fall asleep at least one night a week, health technology company Gravity has designed a revolutionary weighted blanket to help fight insomnia. Engineered to be 10% of your body weight, the Gravity blanket has the dual effect of naturally reducing stress and increasing relaxation while you’re reading in bed, curled up on the couch, or simply relaxing with a cup of tea.
Engineered to be 7-12% of your bodyweight so that “you feel hugged by your blanket,” Gravity uses deep pressure simulation technology to reduce stress and anxiety. Available in three different weights (15, 20 and 25 lbs), Gravity strategically distributes deep pressure across your body. Used in the medical community for decades, therapeutic blankets are known for increasing serotonin and melatonin levels while decreasing cortisol levels – a double threat and mood booster.
According to a recent study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology:
“Weighted blankets and vests have been used for years to prevent crisis states with children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. Heavy blankets and vests can actually prevent these panic attacks and allow children and adults to resume normal activity.”
The weighted blanket therapeutic method goes by the technical term “proprioceptive input” and according to Gravity’s Kickstarter campaign, “stimulates pressure points on the body linked to improved sleep, mood, and relaxation.” Whether you’re looking for a deeper REM cycle, looking to reduce stress and anxiety, or simply love the feeling of being comforted through the day, Gravity maximizes relaxation and minimizes body movement.
“It’s like an Advil PM for your whole body.”
The 48″ x 78″ weighted blanket has been touted by reviewers as “the most comfortable blanket you’ll ever experience.” With the cover made from a luxurious, ultra-soft micro-plush fleece and the inner shell made of 100% cotton, you are guaranteed mood-altering comfort from a truly revolutionary blanket. Gravity’s weighted filling is made from High-Density Poly Pellet and is odorless, non-toxic, and easily removable for washing.
“More than 40 million Americans suffer from sustained stress and anxiety (18% of the country).”
If you need a blanket for clinical purposes, this is an excellent choice. According to Gravity, their weighted blanket has been used to treat a variety of conditions, including insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), etc. Usually isolated to the medical community, Gravity will now be available to consumers this October (2017).
Whether you’re looking for a therapeutic blanket or simply want the comforts of ultrasoft microfiber, Gravity strikes the perfect balance between deep touch pressure simulation and premium-quality materials.