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Weighted blankets are exactly what they sound like. Blankets filled not with down or fiber but instead with beads or pellets that are designed to relieve stress and create a sense of calm.
In fact, there’s a real comfort in the warmth and security of a weighted blanket. Initially designed as therapeutic tools for people with autism, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress, these blankets are becoming very popular in our bedrooms.
Aurora is the new member of the growing weighted blanket family. A blanket that combines luxurious comfort, copper fiber threading, and environmental consciousness.
Aurora is the only weighted blanket to have copper infused into every thread. Copper is commonly used by and athletes to protect against harmful bacteria and to speed up the healing process. Studies have shown (Current Chemical Biology, 2014) that copper-infused textiles such as Aurora help to cure an infection, enhance the body’s ability to heal, and reduce wrinkles and improve skin elasticity.
If copper-infused textiles have these healing benefits is not exactly clear, however, most weighted blankets work through a well-documented treatment called deep touch pressure stimulation. This is a therapeutic method that actually changes the way the nervous system works. These blankets can boost serotonin levels and helps you feel more relaxed.
To give you better sleep and improve relaxation, Aurora is filled with micro-crystal glass beads that are environmentally friendly and feel better than other materials too. Glass is smoother and far more temperature-neutral than poly plastic, giving Aurora a more uniform weight and better breathability compared to competitors.
Aurora Blanket Features:
- Materials: Glass bead, Copper-infused fibers, Plush velvet fabric
- Natural healing
- Machine washable
- Breathable and thermoregulated
- Built to last
If you believe in the therapeutic effects of weighted blankets and are interested in what you read about the Aurora blanket, you can help pledge the project on Kickstarter. For an early bird of $99 (67% of the retail price), you will get a standard-sized Aurora blanket with estimated shipping in Marz 2020.
Designer: Aurora Blanket
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