Sitting underneath a Gravity blanket is like receiving a really gentle hug.
The weighted blanket is plush, large enough to envelop your whole body, and is designed to feel like about 10% of your body weight.
Gravity is a Kickstarter project developed on the idea that a weighted blanket can reduce anxiety and help you sleep better — sort of like how a thunder vest works for dogs. There’s some science to back that premise up, but that doesn’t even really matter: The blanket is just plain comforting.
I used the blanket for only a few minutes and felt the effects, and Gravity already has more than 14,000 backers on Kickstarter. In fact, the company beat its $A29,246 goal in just 45 minutes, and has now raised more than $A3.81 million on Kickstarter.
Here’s what it’s like to snuggle up with the Gravity blanket.