Mind & Body

Kmart Australia launches a high-quality $49 weighted blanket

Kmart Australia has launched one of the cheapest weighted blankets – and it’s already proving to be a sell-out.

Weighted blankets are all the rage at the moment, praised for helping relieve stress and anxiety, which in return alleviates sleep problems such as insomnia and apnoea.

Now, Kmart Australia has launched a weighted blanket, retailing for a cheap $49.

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The budget-friendly therapeutic blanket weighs 7kg, which is most suitable for body weights between 65 and 85kg. It’s recommended to select a blanket that’s around 10 to 15 per cent of your body weight as this works best to activate your body’s neurological response.

Kmart’s charcoal-coloured blanket is fitted with a Deep Touch Pressure Simulation, which is a therapy method frequently used to treat stress and anxiety due to the way it can release both serotonin and dopamine in the brain.

And at only $49, it’s set to rival high-end brands costing up to six times more. It’s a small price to pay for an essential household item you’ll want to use every night.

But you better be in quick – some shoppers have reported the product has already sold out in their stores. Head online here to buy yours.