About Gravity Weighted Blanket
The Gravity Weighted Blanket is a new product currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter that promises to be the only weighted blanket able to reduce stress and increase relaxation.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, Gravity is a premium grade, therapeutic weighted blanket that uses something called “deep touch stimulation” to gently distribute deep pressure across your body, which is a proven anxiety treatment.
The Gravity Blanket is offered in different weights because it has been specifically engineered to be around 10% of your body weight, as this is the optimal pressure to relax the nervous system, increase levels of serotonin and melatonin, and decrease levels of cortisol.
Their Kickstarter page says that weighted blankets have been used in hospitals for years to increase comfort and reduce stress and anxiety, all without the use of prescription strength medications.
In addition, their website says that their blanket is made from a luxurious, ultra-soft micro plush fleece, is easily removable for washing, and has an inner shell is made of 100% cotton. They also promise that their filling is a High Density Plastic Poly Pellet that is odorless, non-toxic, and food grade, making it perfectly suited for use in a blanket.
Currently this product is not actually available for sale on the open market, as it is still in the crowdfunding stage on the Kickstarter website. It appears that people who are interested in purchasing this product at this time will be able to do so for $169, which they say is a discount off the eventual retail price of this product, $279.
Their website does say that this product is estimated to ship in October of 2017, but these dates may change if issues or problems occur during the production process.
Because this product is still in the crowdfunding stage of production, it does not appear that their website offers any information regarding refunds or returns of their product at this time.
Customers who are curious about refunds of the money they paid to the Kickstarter campaign will need to contact their Customer Service team directly to see what policies might be in place, and hopefully by the time these products begin shipping out to crowdfunding supporters the website itself will be offering a published, detailed explanation of Refund or Return Policies for their customers who have an issue with their purchase.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by using the Ask A Question link available on their Kickstarter page.
Unfortunately this product is not yet available which means that there are no customer reviews available either. That being said, there are studies conducted on the benefits of pressure to relieve anxiety, as well as documented use of weighted blankets in producing these benefits, so customers may feel comfortable ordering this product before customer reviews are available.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are many different kinds of blankets and quilts, some of which boast of the weight and heaviness they are able to provide sleepers, but this may be the first scientifically designed blanket to focus on alleviating stress and anxiety with the goal of better quality sleep.
If you have any experience with this company or their products, please leave your Gravity Weighted Blanket reviews below.