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SleepScore Labs Validates Effectiveness of Gravity Blanket to Aid Sleep Improvement

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CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 15, 2019--SleepScore Labs, the company behind the world’s most advanced sleep improvement system and the only curated store of sleep products, today released research demonstrating that Gravity Blanket is an effective sleep improvement tool. The SleepScore Labs validation study yielded objective sleep data showing that Gravity Blanket positively impacts sleep by helping users spend less time awake during the night. The validation study found that 72 percent of Gravity Blanket users reported sleep improvement, citing enhanced feelings of relaxation and restfulness among other benefits.

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Gravity Blanket, by Gravity, is a weighted blanket filled with micro beads that uses deep touch pressure stimulation to encourage the feeling of being held or hugged.

“Gravity Blanket uses the principle of deep pressure to induce relaxation and calmness, and our most recent validation study in fact proved the blanket is an effective tool in minimizing arousal and tension in order to gain a more restful night’s sleep," said Roy Raymann, Ph.D., vice president of Sleep Science and Scientific Affairs, SleepScore Labs. “For a lot of people, winding down after a busy, stressful day can be difficult. While it’s not fully understood how deep pressure leads to relaxation, it has been observed in multiple studies. This study adds to that growing evidence of the effectiveness of a weighted blanket by showing an improvement in objectively measured sleep next to self-reported improvement of relaxation and sleep quality and decrease in experienced stress before bedtime.”

The SleepScore Labs validation study tested Gravity Blanket using SleepScore technology by ResMed. Individuals who showed suboptimal sleep in recent sleep records were part of the study, which found the following:

  • At night, Gravity Blanket users were less stressed at bedtime, more relaxed while trying to fall asleep, and felt they fell asleep faster
  • In the morning, users awoke feeling more relaxed, more well-rested, and felt they had better sleep quality
  • Sleep monitor measurements showed a statistically significant decrease (seven percent improvement) in the amount of time awake after falling asleep when Gravity Blanket was used
  • 55 percent of users reported Gravity Blanket helped reduce overall stress
  • 86 percent of users would recommend Gravity Blanket to their close friends and family
  • 78 percent of users who had tried other sleep products stated they preferred Gravity Blanket

"While it's been known for decades that weighted blankets have been shown to help with a variety of medical conditions, none of these studies have been tied to a specific weighted blanket brand,” said Mark Wynohradnyk, Brand Director at Gravity. “We're thrilled to have partnered with SleepScore this year to study our blanket in detail and demonstrate through objective and self-reported data that the Gravity Blanket is a successful tool in helping solve sleep and stress."

The SleepScore technology powered by ResMed is the only accurate system of validating efficacy of sleep products outside of a sleep lab. The technology collects objective sleep data and certifies sleep solutions by showing that the solution benefits sleep. Using this technology for validation establishes credibility to sleep products available on the market.

SleepScore Labs is backed by 13 years of comprehensive research and development, including more than seven million nights of objective sleep data. SleepScore’s sleep measurement technology is powered by ResMed and has been validated extensively against polysomnography (PSG) – the gold standard in sleep measurement.

SleepScore Labs developed its unique online store of curated sleep products and services to help consumers find effective sleep solutions based on their own specific sleep patterns. Visit the SleepScore Store for more information about its products and how to improve sleep. Connect with SleepScore Labs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The SleepScore App is free to download for Android via Google Play and iOS devices from the Apple App Store.

About SleepScore Labs

We’re the sleep company changing the world by changing the way you sleep. Founded in 2016, SleepScore Labs™ features a team of sleep experts from ResMed, Harvard, and Apple, all driven by a shared purpose: to unlock human potential through the power of sleep. After studying millions of hours of sleep for over a decade, we created the world’s most accurate sleep app and a curated store of products so you can have a happier, healthier and more productive life. We’re a joint venture between ResMed, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Pegasus Capital Advisors L.P, with headquarters in Carlsbad, California, and an office in Dublin, Ireland. We utilize SleepScore™ technology powered by ResMed™ to provide the most accurate and advanced sleep improvement system for consumers along with data insights, product evaluation tools and technology licensing opportunities for companies developing products and solutions in the sleep industry.

SleepScore does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment through its service or its available functions. The content and service provided are intended solely as a resource and informational tool to improve your sleep. Always seek the advice of a physician or qualified health provider for any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

About Gravity Blanket

Gravity is a premium sleep & relaxation company that creates science-backed solutions for sleep and stress. With their 2017 Kickstarter campaign that raised over $4.7MM, Gravity sparked the explosion in the weighted blanket market with their eponymous Gravity Blanket. Since then, over 130k units of the Gravity Blanket have been sold and it was named one of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2018. Gravity has developed a full suite of relaxation products beyond the blanket, allowing consumers to find the perfect solution for them no matter their specific sleep and/or stress need.

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PR for SleepScore Labs

Danielle Grado

949-438-1071

Danielle@thebrandamp.comPR for Gravity Products

Monica Raugei

monica@meetraven.comSleepScore Labs

Ben Mar

858-264-5853

ben.mar@sleepscorelabs.com

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