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Weighted blankets gained popularity in recent years for helping people with anxiety, stress and getting an overall better night’s sleep. If you’re looking to invest in one to see what the hype is about, you should seriously consider the original Gravity Blanket. In fact, the brand makes the coziest faux fur weighted blanket that’s perfect for wintertime.
Gravity Blanket arguably brought weighted blankets to the mainstream market. In 2017, the brand’s Kickstarter campaign raised over $4.7 million. Since then, it has become the “world’s most popular weighted blanket and weighted comforter,” according to the brand.
The Gravity Weighted Faux Fur Rabbit Blanket contains glass beads, using gridded stitching to ensure the beads remain evenly distributed. (In other words, when you pick the blanket up, all of the beads won’t move to one side, like some other weighted blankets). On the exterior, one side is super plush faux fur, and the other is a smooth and snuggly velvet lining.
However, unlike Gravity’s other weighted blankets, the faux fur exterior is not a duvet cover, so you can’t machine wash it. This blanket has to be hand-washed in cold water or spot-cleaned.
Other Gravity Blankets come in multiple weights, but the faux fur option only comes in the 10-pound size. This makes it more of a heavy throw blanket than a standard weighted blanket. To find the right blanket weight for you, the brand usually recommends choosing one that’s about 10% of your body weight. If you’re in between two weights, they suggest going with the lighter one.
“The Gravity Blanket uses the power of ‘deep touch pressure stimulation’ to simulate the feeling of being held (like a hug!). This increases serotonin and melatonin, the hormones responsible for relaxation, and decreases cortisol, the hormone responsible for stress,” the Gravity Blanket website reads.
You can purchase the Gravity Faux Fur Blanket online for $120, and it ships free. It comes in white and gray (although the gray is currently sold out). If you prefer the darker color, the brand also makes a cotton weighted blanket, a flannel sherpa weighted blanket, a cooling weighted blanket and more.
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