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Had a stressful day? Need a night of deep, refreshing sleep or just a next-level nap? Weighted blankets are taking the world of relaxation by storm, providing relief to anxiety sufferers, fitful sleepers, people with chronic pain, and just about anyone seeking a higher standard of shut-eye or some quality R&R.
Gravity weighted blankets use 10 percent of your body weight to ground your nervous system and essentially swaddle you like a baby, lulling you into dreamland. Studies have shown that weighted blankets relieve stress and anxiety by increasing melatonin and serotonin and decreasing cortisol, the stress hormone. At night, it helps decrease movement and keep you in a deep, restorative REM cycle, giving you the kind of sleep your body craves.
The award-winning Gravity blanket uses fine-grade glass beads to provide gentle support and gridded stitching to keep the beads in place, ensuring even weight distribution. It comes with a cozy duvet cover with elastic-button connectors and ties to make sure the blanket doesn’t shift around inside.
A weighted blanket is designed for one person at a time because it’s specific to the individual. The Gravity blanket comes in two colors and three weight options from 15 to 25 pounds — aim to buy one that’s as close to 10 percent of your body weight as possible. Right now most of the gray ones are on sale, with the 20- and 25-pounders priced at just $156 (was $195).
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More than 50 percent of those surveyed say The Gravity weighted blanket made them feel less anxious and stressed, and 72 percent said they swear by it for better, more restful sleep. Amazon shoppers have a lot to say about the wonders of The Gravity blanket, too.
“This gravity blanket is so amazingly comfortable it’s difficult to put into words!,” wrote one fan. “Yes, it’s a bit pricey for a blanket but this is no ordinary blanket! I cannot believe a blanket can make me feel so good but it does! This is the solution for anyone who has difficulties staying asleep.”
"This is my favorite blanket ever," adds a five-star reviewer. "...It is very warm, and it feels like you are being hugged..."
“The Gravity Blanket's biggest strength is how simple it is to use,” wrote another. “Hard day at work? Need to come home and just unwind? This blanket has you covered. The second you put it on yourself, you feel this sensation of comfort come over you.”
Don’t wait one more day for the best night’s sleep you’ve had in years.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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