What is Honeybird?
Honeybird is a weighted blanket designed to support better relaxation and sleep. It’s so comfortable that you’ll never want to go without it.
At around 10% of your body weight, Honeybird evenly distributes a deep, relaxing pressure over your entire body. This type of pressure is similar to that of a light massage, which can have a calming effect on the body. Honeybird's gentle sensation mimics a comfortable hug to promote relaxation, stress relief, and a better night's rest.
Honeybird’s modern design will complement any living space, doubling as an elegant throw for your bed or couch.
Honeybird is available in two weights (15lbs and 20lbs) and two colors (grey and white), so you can choose the blanket that’s perfect for you.
Everyone experiences stressful days and restless nights. 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.
We created Honeybird to help people on their journey toward relaxation, stress relief, and better sleep. As we’ve tested our prototypes in our daily routines, we’ve found the extra weight feels amazing, whether we’re relaxing on the couch after a long day or falling asleep at night. We need your support during this Kickstarter campaign to bring our product to life.
The perfect weight
We recommend you choose the blanket that weighs roughly 10% of your body weight. We offer two options: 15lbs (for people under 150lbs) and 20lbs (for people 150lbs and over).
A sweet sensation
Imagine getting a gentle full-body hug when you’re relaxing on the couch or falling asleep. Honeybird is a unique sensation you have to experience for yourself. You’ll be able to sink into your couch with our blanket after work, stay curled up in bed on a lazy Sunday morning, and enjoy a great night’s sleep.
Cotton: a natural choice
We decided cotton was the perfect choice for our relaxing weighted blanket because cotton lets your skin breathe and doesn’t trap heat. It’s the perfect material for this every-season weighted blanket. Our outer cover is made with cotton to be soft, breathable, natural, cool, comfortable, and durable.
Comfort that contours
You don’t want a weighted blanket that provides too much weight in some areas and too little in others. We engineered our blanket to evenly distribute weight and mold to your body. Our weighted insert consists of 6-inch squares that hold the glass microbeads that provide the weight. This ensures the weight does not shift around. Eight sturdy ties keep the blanket perfectly in place.
Compact and multi-purpose
Just because a blanket is heavy doesn’t mean it has to be bulky. We worked with our manufacturer to ensure our blanket feels like an actual blanket, not a bean bag. The Honeybird blanket measures 48” x 72”. You can carry it around, wrap it around you in any position, and store it with ease.
Caring for Honeybird is easy
The Honeybird weighted blanket is a duvet that consists of two parts: an outer cover and a weighted insert. The outer cover features an attractive modern design that can be easily removed. The weighted insert is made of a durable fabric that secures the weighted fill in a grid of square patches. We recommend you machine wash the duvet cover and spot clean the weighted insert.
What early testers are saying about our product
See early reactions to our product
What experts are saying about other weighted blankets
“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
“63% of the participants rated their anxiety lower with the use of the weighted blanket. Furthermore, according to the exit survey, 78% reported a lower anxiety after using the blanket than when not using the blanket. Thus, the results indicate that the use of the 30 lb weighted blanket has a calming influence for some adults” - “Exploring the safety and therapeutic effects of deep pressure stimulation using a weighted blanket” published in the Occupational Therapy in Mental Health (2008)
“The weighted chain blanket used in the present study had a positive impact on sleep, both objectively and subjectively, where a number of physiological and behavioral measures were improved during weighted blanket use. When the participants used the weighted blanket, they had a calmer night’s sleep, with a decrease in movements.” - "Positive Effects of a Weighted Blanket on Insomnia" published in the Journal of Sleep Medicine and Disorders (2015)
Choosing your color and weight
We’ll send a survey once our Kickstarter closes to ask for your preferences.
We’re currently offering two colors (grey and white) and two weights: 15lbs (for people under 150lbs) and 20lbs (for people 150lbs and over).
Safety Notice: The weighted insert contains small parts and polyester filling. Not for children under 3 years. This blanket should only be used by a person capable of lifting 20lbs and removing this product without assistance. Not recommended for anyone weighing less than 65lbs.
Getting Honeybird made
We’ve locked our design and partnered with a manufacturer that is ready to begin production. The funds you help us raise will help us to cover the cost of our first order.
When will I get the blanket?
We estimate our Super Early Bird backers and most of our Early Bird backers will receive the blanket in November 2018. Other supporters will receive their blanket as early as December 2018, but precise timing will depend on how large of an order we receive from the campaign. At the end of the campaign, we will provide specific shipping windows.
Meet the Honeybird team
We’re two friends, Sean and Taylor, who were looking for ways to help ourselves and others deal with stress and improve sleep. We met at Harry’s (the men’s shaving and grooming brand), where we helped deliver amazing products to millions of customers.
Risks and challenges
To minimize the risk of delays, we waited to launch our Kickstarter until we had our design locked, a manufacturer selected, and prototypes approved.
We’re confident that with a successful Kickstarter, we’ll have a product ready for our supporters on the timeline outlined above. However, if we receive greater than expected support, we may take longer than expected to reward later backers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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