How It Works

How Do Weighted
Blankets Work?

Our weighted blanket is designed to weigh about 10% of your body weight.

It provivdes deep, relaxing pressure that mimics a comfortable hug to promote relaxation, stress relief, reduced anxiety, and better sleep.

The Research

Several studies have explored the benefits of using weighted blankets.

A sleep study published in the Journal of Sleep Medicine & Disorders found that participants who used the weighted chain blanket tested had a calmer night’s sleep, with a decrease in movements.

In another study, 68% of participants rated their anxiety lower with the use of a 30-pound weighted blanket. These results were published in 2008 in the journal Occupational Therapy in Mental Health.

68% of participants rated their anxiety lower with the use of the weighted blanket.

Study in Occupational Therapy in Mental Health

Use in Occupational Therapy for Anxiety, Sleep, Stress

Weighted blankets have been used for years in therapeutic settings to improve sleep and reduce stress and anxiety.

"In psychiatric care, weighted blankets are one of our most powerful tools for helping people who are anxious…. Deep pressure touch helps the body relax. Like a firm hug, weighted blankets help us feel secure, grounded, and safe." - Karen Moore, an occupational therapist, in Psychology Today

In psychiatric care, weighted blankets are one of our most powerful tools for helping people who are anxious.

Karen Moore, an occupational therapist, in Psychology Today

Sleep and Stress Epidemic

Sleep and stress is becoming more and more of an issue in our every day lives.

More than a third of adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis, according to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention. According to a Gallup Poll, 44% of Americans encounter stress frequently in their daily lives.

A third of adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis.

US Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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About Us

Honeybird was founded by two friends, Sean and Taylor, to help people on their journey toward relaxation, stress relief, and better sleep.

Our weighted blanket was developed at Harvard Innovation Labs, which supports entrepreneurs bring incredible products to market.

As we've added our weighted blanket to our own daily routines, we've found the extra weight feels amazing. It's perfect for relaxing on the couch after a long day or falling asleep at night.