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Let's face, whether you're hungover, sick, or just felling a bit meh, there are definitely times when we could all do with a cuddle.

Of course, in these times of need, many of us will turn to a partner, friend or even a pet for comfort – but what happens when there's no one there to hold you?

Well, that's where this nifty little blanket comes in handy.

Designed by Weighted Comforts, the stylish blankets are said to help with stress, anxiety and sleep deprivation by replicating the feeling of being spooned.

That's right. All the comfort of being held – just without an actual person.

The blankets are made with a dense inner layer, designed to be approximately 10 per cent of your body weight in an effort to simulate the sensation that someone is lying beside you.

 

This comfy pic is from @autointune, a Weighting Comforts customer. She writes, "When anxiety in the world surrounds me, I long to feel still and calm. To feel grounded. To feel the pull of the earth. This Weighted Blanket from @weightingcomforts does that for me." . Thank you for sharing your story of comfort! . #hopeful #ptsd #menopause #insomnia #restandrelax #recovery #selfcare #halt #sleepwalking #sweetdreams #chooselife #dentalphobia #choosesleep #sleepy #stressrelief #anxiety #clearingthemindandsoul #sleeptight #bettersleep #madebyrefugees #compassion #handmade #Nashville #creatingincomeforrefugeefamilies #melatonin #deeptissuemassage #nomorecountingsheep #ineedtosleep #anxietyfree #weightedblankets

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Writing on Instgram, Weighting Comforts explained how the blankets can be used to combat anxiety.

“Our weighted blankets are designed to improve your sleep and reduce your anxiety for year-round comfort.”

“Many people experience a deeper and more restful sleep on the first night. Others find the blanket’s weight restrictive at first, but over several nights grow to love the effect of the weight.”

The blankets come is a variety of sleek designs and would fit right in with even the most stylish of decor.

However, with prices ranging from €165 – €207, these babies don't come cheap – so you better start dropping those Christmas pressie hints pretty soon.

You can check out the full range here

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It can be difficult for anyone to get a good night's rest, but for people with disorders like anxiety and insomnia it can be even tougher. 

Luckily, a brand new blanket concept has been invented which is proven to help us all get the best quality kip.

There has been plenty of research done of the positive effects of weighted blankets, and a new company called Gravity has taken that research on board to create a new product to comfort those who are stressed or suffering.

Gravity

Gravity is a weighted blanket engineered to be 10 per cent of your body weight, to naturally reduce stress and increase relaxation through deep pressure simulation.

Deep touch pressure stimulation is a well regarded therapeutic method that stimulates pressure points on the body linked to improved sleep, mood, and relaxation.

'Over the last year, we've studied the incredible science and medical research about the positive affects that weighted blankets can have on serious conditions like PTSD, OCD, insomnia and serious anxiety,' said John Fiorentino, the creator of Gravity.  

People are clearly calling out for the product, as the Kickstarter campaign to raise $21,500 for the production of the blanket has raise an astronomical $3,036,603.

Becoming a blanket burrito has never sounded so appealing. 

 

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We all know the trials and tribulations of getting up for work on a frosty morning, when peeling yourself out of the toasty human burrito that is your blanket is the hardest thing ever. 

And some mornings, we'd like nothing more than to just wear our duvets on the bus with us to avoid the separation anxiety. 

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While it's all well and good to joke about wearing your blanket to work, one show at London Fashion Week just took things a little bit further.

British fashion brand Mulberry is encouraging us to make every day a duvet day with their Autumn/Winter 2017 collection.

 

The @mulberryengland #AW17 show at @londonfashionweek

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Paying homage to people who really love their bed, the look, dubbed the "duvet poncho" resembles your granny's favourite comforter. 

Others came in a sleeping bag-style material (perfect for catching those 40 winks on the Luas) and checked prints. 

The ponchos came in long and short versions, presumably reflective of how much extra sleep you need that day. 

It's basically a slanket with a high-fashion edge. 

Our inner (and outer) lazy girl is loving this look.

Any excuse to be wrapped up in a blanket is fine with us, and if it's for the sake of high-fashion then all the better. 

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If fashionable Crocs weren't bad enough, there's now a new invention – The Slanket, "the original blanket with sleeves."

We're all for comfort when it comes to fashion, but when you're practically wearing your childhood blankie out of the house, we think it might be a step too far.

A Cosmopolitan writer said that it's a "fierce fashion statement waiting to happen," but it's not. It's just not. It's a blanket FFS!

We get that when the days are cold freezing, and you just want to stay in bed, this slanket might seem like the greatest idea on earth… but a fashion statement?!

In the video Cosmo posted, Charles Manning, the stylist and writer, is seen styling the girls in their blankets, turning it from a fluffy piece of fabric to a skirt or a dress. And while his skills in jazzing something up are excellent, wearing a blanket outside of the house just doesn't sit right with us.

No matter how you try to dress it up, it's still going to look like you just pulled it off your bed and wrapped it around yourself last minute – especially the polka dot one.

It's a… nice idea, but not for us. Sorry slanket, we just ain't buying it.

 

Images: Cosmopolitan

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