Gravity blankets could be your cure for insomnia, anxiety, restlessness

‘I felt like someone put a spell on me’

Gravity blanket.
Gravity blanket. (Gravityblankets.com)

Have you heard of Gravity Blankets? They can weigh up to 25 pounds, they’ve become wildly popular in the last couple of years, and the benefits seem to be plenty.

First, let us explain exactly what is a gravity blanket.

Simply put, it’s heavier than a regular blanket -- like, quite a bit more -- and it comes in different weights and sizes. By using an internal gridded stitching, it ensures the blanket’s internal micro beads stay evenly distributed.

Ideally, the weighted blankets are engineered to be 7 to 12 percent of your body weight.

If you’re having a hard time envisioning what that might feel like, think of the feeling an X-ray apron gives you at the dentist’s office.

People report "magic" of blanket

While there aren't a lot of published studies on the blankets, firsthand experiences seem to confirm their magic.

"I took a nap with my sister’s weighted blanket. I felt like someone put a spell on me. I was out in minutes," Lori Housman said.


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