Anxiety and stress sufferers – worry no more about sleepless nights. New York entrepreneur, John Fiorentino, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for Gravity, a weighted blanket that is engineered to be 10% of your body weight to naturally reduce stress and increase relaxation.
Gravity, which measures 48″ by 78,” is described as a premium-grade, therapeutic weighted blanket that “harnesses” the power of deep touch stimulation to gently distribute deep pressure across your body, which helps relax the nervous system by simulating the feeling of being held or hugged. Fiorentino and his team state that this kind of treatment has been proven to be successful towards anxiety. They revealed:
“This [simulation] increases serotonin and melatonin levels and decreases cortisol levels – improving your mood and promoting restful sleep at the same time. All without ever filling a prescription.”
The team also revealed:
“Though weighted blankets have been used in the medical community for many years now, the measurable health benefits have only recently begun to emerge in scientific studies. So far, the findings have been incredible. Gravity uses the power of proprioceptive input (more commonly known as “deep touch pressure stimulation”), a well regarded therapeutic method that stimulates pressure points on the body linked to improved sleep, mood, and relaxation. The result is a reduction in cortisol levels and an increase in serotonin production, which decreases heart rate and blood pressure.”
Other benefits of Gravity include deeper sleep and ultra-soft microfiber. Backers of the project can receive the blanket starting at $168 ($110 off retail). Since its debut, less than two weeks ago, Gravity has successfully secured more than $2.1 million from over 10,800 backers. It is set to close on May 30th, and the blankets are expected to be delivered in October.
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