The anti-anxiety blanket is the latest and revolutionary invention that promises to reduce anxiety, stress and help to have a good rest. His name is Gravity, does it work? We discover it
Gravity is a weighted blanket whose design, as the promoters of the project, the company of John Fiorentino, is based on the known therapeutic blankets and the key lies in the incorporation of weight to apply pressure uniformly throughout the body (medicine based on gravity). According to its creators, the effect of deep tactile stimulation helps fight anxiety and stress.
Anti-anxiety blanket, what is it for?
The creators of this curious blanket, whose funding project has revolutionized American crowdfunding with more than three million dollars raised on the Kickstarter platform, ensure that the gentle pressure exerted by the blanket mimics the feeling of hugs, which favors relaxation of the nervous system, increased levels of melatonin and serotonin and decreased levels of cortisol (stress hormone). This translates into a reduction in blood pressure and heart rate, while improving mood and promotes rest.
The anti-anxiety blanket Gravity not only helps to combat anxiety and stress naturally, but it could also be used as a treatment for other pathologies, such as sleep problems, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder.
How much does an anti-anxiety blanket weigh?
The Gravity blanket is made with a high-density polyethylene granule filling and wrapped with a breathable microfiber cloth. The weight is the key to this blanket, as we have indicated, is designed so that it supposes around 10% of our corporal weight. Depending on the weight, there are three types of blankets:
A blanket of 7 kilos: for people between 45-68 kilos.
A blanket of 9 kilos: for people between 68-90 kilos.
A blanket of 11 kilos: people with weight over 90 kilos.
The anti-anxiety blanket has a price of 256 euros, and for those who invest in the project, the price is reduced to 173 euros. The blanket can be used in bed, on the couch or for meditation exercises.