The Huffington Post reports that this heavy blanket has garnered over $1.6 million on Kickstarter. 

The Gravity Blanket is a weighted bedspread with pockets of plastic pellets that cause it to weigh between 15 and 25 pounds. The blanket’s heaviness is meant to distribute pressure all over your body, touching pressure points that some research suggests can relieve anxiety and stress, lulling you into a restful sleep.

The idea behind Gravity Blanket is simple: Take it to bed, and let its heaviness simulate what the company’s founders call “the feeling of being held or hugged” ? not unlike the feeling from those weighted vests used during dental X-rays ? until you drift into bliss.

The product has clearly generated excitement, raising more than 77 times its Kickstarter goal in just eight days.

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