Weighted ‘therapeutic’ blanket designed to reduce stress and anxiety when travelling

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Travellers can enjoy a deeper, more restful sleep with a new high-tech weighted blanket designed to reduce stress and anxiety by simulating the sensation of being hugged, its designer claims.

Applying the principles of “deep pressure touch stimulation” therapy, the Gravity blanket is made with “high density plastic poly pellets” designed to relax your nervous system by targeting pressure points on the body linked to improved sleep, mood and relaxation, creating the feeling of being held, similar to how a parent might “swaddle an infant” to sleep.  

The process is said to increase serotonin and melatonin levels while decreasing cortisol levels, which reduces your heart rate and blood pressure, while the minimised body movement from increased relaxation promotes a deeper REM (rapid eye movement) sleep cycle, which is the period when your brain and body are being recharged.

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Offered in three weight sizes – 15 lbs (6.8kg), 20 lbs (9kg) and 25 lbs (11.3kg) – the duvet is meant to be between seven and 12 per cent of the user’s weight. With a soft fleece cover and a cotton inner shell, Gravity has been made with durable, washable and breathable materials that keep you from becoming too hot under it.

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“The science behind Gravity reveals that it can be used to treat a variety of ailments, including insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit…

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