Health & Fitness

There is now a blanket which is designed to feel like a warm hug

Um, we want.

By Angelique Thompson
Gravity Blanket

Ever laid in bed after a long day and thought, ‘I could do with a hug right now’? Same.

Well, now you can do exactly that. The Gravity Blanket is a weighted blanket which weighs between seven and 11 kg, and is intended to weigh around 10% of your body weight.

The product is designed to reduce stress and anxiety, while promoting a deeper sleep.

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I bet you’re wondering how this works?

Weighted blankets have been used in the medical community for many years and are thought to have measurable health benefits.

The use of “deep touch stimulation” stimulates pressure points around the body, which helps to regulate heart rate and blood pressure — basically, it’s like a hug in blanket form.

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The best part about it? You can use it ALL year round. The blanket includes a warm outer shell for winter months, which you can then detach for a breathable base layer in the summer months.

Although we can’t get our hands on this blanket in Australia at the moment, we’re hoping it becomes available to us REAL quick.

Stay tuned.