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In Canada, anxiety disorders affect more than 3 million adults. That means countless people are also suffering from a common symptom of stress and anxiety: sleepness nights. Gravid’s weighted blankets want to help.

Weighted blanket therapy, which uses the same principles of Deep Touch Pressure Stimulation (DTPS), goes all the way back to what made us feel comforted as babies — being held. According to clinical studies, when certain pressure points on the body are stimulated by touch, serotonin (a.k.a. the neurotransmitter that contributes to well-being and happinesss) is released by the brain.

What’s more, weighted blankets are often used in hospitals and in occupational therapy to calm patients down. Sounds like magic to us.

When we enlisted the help of an anxious adult to put Gravid to the test, it delivered. “I was able to sleep in on the weekend, which I thought was no longer possible. I also noticed my sleep was much less disturbed, and it was easier for me to fall back asleep if I did wake up. While it didn’t alleviate my anxiety completely, it sure did help.” And their thoughts on the $299 price-tag? “Though it is pricey for a blanket, the fact that it improved my sleep was worth it.”

Bonus, Gravid is based in Toronto (you know how much we love supporting home-grown, Canadian brands) and the blankets are weighted with 100% certified non-toxic glass pellets rather than plastic, ensuring that no chemicals are being transferred from the plastic to your body.

WHO IT’S FOR:

Anyone who wants to experience next-level coziness to help alleviate anxiety or just wants a better night’s sleep.

HOW MUCH?

$269 for Gravid Noir, $299 – $319 for Gravid Premium

WHERE TO FIND IT:

Gravid.ca

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