Sleep Better with the Gravity Blanket - One of the Most Successful Kickstarters of 2017
Updated: Aug 8, 2020
Gravity is a premium-grade, therapeutic weighted blanket that harnesses the power of deep touch stimulation to gently distribute deep pressure across your body.
Engineered to be around 10% of your body weight, Gravity helps relax the nervous system by simulating the feeling of being held or hugged. This increases serotonin and melatonin levels and decreases cortisol levels—improving your mood and promoting restful sleep at the same time. All without ever filling a prescription. Weighted blankets are well known within the medical community, where they’ve been used as a natural stress reliever for decades. However, society at large hasn’t had access to them. To that end, we are working to put it in a form that is accessible to everyone.
The Gravity Blanket website features the weighted blankets as well as many other products to help you sleep more comfortably. These blankets are a must have for anyone who struggles with falling asleep or daily stress and anxiety. The current color options are the standard grey, a navy blue, and white.
The Science Behind Gravity
Though weighted blankets have been used in the medical community for many years now, the measurable health benefits have only recently begun to emerge in scientific studies. So far, the findings have been incredible. Gravity uses the power of proprioceptive input (more commonly known as “deep touch pressure stimulation”), a well regarded therapeutic method that stimulates pressure points on the body linked to improved sleep, mood, and relaxation. The result is a reduction in cortisol levels and an increase in serotonin production, which decreases heart rate and blood pressure.
We know your anatomy is unique, which is why we’ve engineered Gravity to meet your personal needs. This isn’t a weighted blanket for everyone. It’s a weighted blanket for you. Weighted blankets should be around 10% of your body weight, which is why we’re offering 15, 20, and 25 pound options.
Choose your preference (suggested based off of weight). But Gravity is more than the science that engineers it. From beautiful design to thoughtful materials sourcing, we set out to craft a product that looks and feels as great as it performs. Taking design cues from renderings of gravity planes, we used the same grid-like pattern to evenly distribute the crafted poly pellets to specifically target pressure points throughout your body. The cover is made from a luxurious, ultra-soft micro plush fleece, and is easily removable for washing. The inner shell is made of 100% cotton.
Quoted From the 2017 Kickstarter
After making over $4.5 million over their $21,500 goal, the Gravity Blanket became one of the most funded products that has been showcased on Kickstarter. The project as since been fully realized and the blankets can be purchased on their website as well as on Amazon.
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