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From the soothing fragrance of a pillow spray to the relaxing reflections of star projectors, we’ll do just about anything to get our best rest and beat the stress of the day. The team over at Bearaby is on the same wavelength, which explains the brand's newest launch. Say hello to The Travel Napper, Bearaby's first travel-sized weighted blanket.
The portable, carry-on friendly blanket is the equivalent of a twin-size duvet clocking in at 40 x 64-inches and 10 pounds. Its size and weight mean it’s perfect for plane rides, train naps, and long car rides on the go. Based on scientifically backed research, weighted blankets are proven to help reduce cortisol levels (thanks to Deep Pressure Stimulation, or DPS) allowing for a smoother transition into sleep and longer rest periods. Throw in the blanket's ability to increase the production of serotonin—yes, the happy chemical—and it’s the answer to your restful dreams.
Those constantly on the lookout for the ideal set of sheets or the coziest duvet will be pleased to find The Napper's colors of Moonstone Gray, Evening Rose, Asteroid Grey, Midnight Blue, and Cloud White allow the piece to be seamlessly styled into any home. Choosing the Bearaby allows us to bring more sustainability into our spaces as well. It's is made from breathable, organic cotton and crafted with no harmful plastics. Plus, the process utilizes 85 percent less water than other methods, and if you ever consider getting rid of it (which we doubt will happen), it’s compostable.
The Travel Napper is available now on the Bearaby website. As a heads up, these cozy must-haves racked up an 80,000 person waitlist in the past and call celebs like Mindy Kaling and Kristen Bell fans. You can easily compare the Travel Napper below to four other members of the Bearaby's family, then decide which blanket is best for you.
Bearaby Travel Napper
Throw this travel-sized blanket in your duffel to keep you cozy throughout long plane rides, cold office days, and even nights by the campfire. The organic cotton build and calming weighted material will instantly relax you—whether it's during a midday siesta or an extra chilly evening. The five neutral hues make it super easy to match with your existing bedspread or decor when you're not on the go.
This one is hand-knit, like all the other blankets, and will fit across your full or queen-sized mattress. One of our editors is testing this new blanket right now, and after a few days found that "thanks to the blanket’s loose-knit, it’s actually incredibly breathable—you could layer it with another blanket according to your temperature needs, rather than needing to adjust your thermostat."
While she was a bit intimidated by the 35-pound weight, as she took it out and moved it around, the weight feels very evenly distributed. "It feels heavier than your typical throw blanket, but because it’s so big, it’s not dense, like I was expecting."
Bearaby Cotton Napper
Bearaby’s Cotton Napper is a versatile find that's perfect for couch snuggling. With three different weights and sizes, the blanket can fit the needs of anyone looking for a bit more zen after a day of work. Pick one up in five different colors, each with a cozy, woven design. It’s also a decor darling that’ll work in every space.
Bearaby Velvet Napper
You can feel ultra-luxe with this upcycled velvet weighted blanket. The soft, brushed material gives an elevated look to the comfy staple, and it’s crafted from recycled marine plastic which helps to prevent 900 plastic bottles from polluting the oceans.
Bearaby Tree Napper
If you tend to get warm at night and throw your covers off in a fit of heat, the Tree Napper is for you. This Bearaby staple proves that weighted blankets aren’t stifling. With its eucalyptus fibers and silky feel, you’ll get all the restful benefits of the brand’s other creations without enduring any extra heat.