With the phenomenon of the Gravity Blanket recently we are wondering why people think weighted blankets are a new concept, we’ve been here 5+ years doing it and we are glad the world is catching up. Theresa Fisher wonders the same:
“But, at some point in the past few years, online weighted blanket retailers started to reach a wider audience of challenged sleepers. This isn’t surprising, given that we live in an age of anxiety, insomnia and expensive, optimized sleep. People are shelling out money for napping classes and all sorts of sleep-promoting, anxiety-relieving doo-dads (wearables, smart pillows and so on). Fancy weighted blankets fit right in.
“It is precisely that soothing “hug” sensation that a spate of online companies are selling,” reported the Canadian news site Maclean’s last year. Among other companies, the Maclean’s article mentioned Arizona’s Weighted Blankets Plus and HippoHug. ”