$279 sounds like a lot of money for a blanket, but what if it could help you sleep better? Would that be money well spent? It seems that lots of people think so as the Gravity blanket Kickstarter has already raised around $3 million by promising to help you get a better night’s rest.
The Kickstarter claims that the blanket manipulates your hormone levels to help you fall asleep, but how does it work?
The blanket weighs around 10% of the average person’s weight, meaning that using it “helps relax the nervous system by simulating the feeling of being held or hugged.”
The Kickstarter continues:
This may sound like so much marketing talk, but research suggests that the claims may not be so far-fetched after all!
Studies have found that people who use weighted blankets are more relaxed, with one study showing that 63% of people felt less stressed after using a weighted blanket.
Weighted blankets are already commonly used in hospitals, but Gravity are looking to bring them to the public. Right now you can back the campaign and save on the full $279 price – with the blankets set to be delivered in October.