These Tension-Melting, Anxiety-Relieving Products Make for a Relaxation Experience (or Gift) Like No Other
Less sunlight, cold weather, gift-giving holidays… there are a lot of feelings (and responsibilities) that come around this time of the year. During the winter, we could all use a few extra hugs. So it feels cosmic that Bearaby just launched a new collection of calming heated & weighted lap pads, neck wraps, bottles, and eye masks—aptly named Warmables.
Warmables: Sleek Snuggles Backed by Science
The efficacy of Bearaby’s weighted products is supported by the proven effects of Deep Touch Pressure (DTP), or pressure-induced physical stimulation, which has been shown to increase serotonin, lower cortisol, and ease symptoms of pain.
Bearaby’s newest line of cozy accessories blends DTP with thermotherapy, or heat therapy. Each Warmable is proportionately sized to concentrate its calming effects in one spot and help to dissipate anxiety or tension in the areas it tends to build up most. Included in the new line-up are:
- The Snuggler (heated weighted bottle): $69
- The Calmer (heated weighted neck wrap): $69
- The Lounger (heated weighted lap pad): $129
- The Dreamer (weighted eye mask): $49
If this new release is anything like we’ve seen with Bearaby, these new products won’t be in stock for long.
In true Bearaby fashion, Warmables are both backed by science and environmentally sustainable. And at the center of the new product line is an innovative material called Terraclay™, Bearaby’s natural alternative to electric heating pads and water bottles. This proprietary material is biodegradable and safe to sleep or nap with while it warms you. Plus, it has long-lasting heat retention–that’s where thermotherapy comes into play.
If you’re like us, you’re prepared to buy one of each Warmable, no questions asked. But if you prefer to do your research, here’s everything you need to know.
The Snuggler: Like a Hot Water Bottle, But Better
The Snuggler is Bearaby’s take on a classic calming device: the hot water bottle—but with much better heat retention. Filled with Terraclay™ and subtly weighted (2.5lbs), The Snuggler is a microwaveable, compact, and portable source of DTP, designed to contour the body. It’s ideal for targeting the back and stomach, providing soothing comfort from aches, cramps, and pain.
The Calmer: Made for Achey Necks
The Calmer is a 2lb heated neck wrap certified by the American Chiropractic Association (big flex). Like the snuggler, it’s filled with Terraclay™, but unlike the Snuggler, it’s designed for the upper body. The slim design adjusts to wrap around the neck, back, or shoulders, with the goal of relieving tension through combined weight and heat.
The Lounger: A Mini Weighted Blanket Perfect for Napping
You probably didn’t know it was possible to nap even better than you already do, but that’s because The Lounger was just released. Akin to the full-sized weighted blankets Bearaby is famous for, The Lounger is weighted with (you guessed it) Terraclay™ and sized to fit in your lap. It’s only 7 lbs, as opposed to the 10-25lb options available in the larger sizes.
The Dreamer: Yes, Weighted Eye Masks Exist (and Yes, You Need One)
Last but not least is a gently weighted eye mask (0.75lbs). Made with Terraclay™ encased in dreamy, upcycled Cloudweave fabric, The Dreamer both blocks light and gently cradles pressure points to keep you calm and conked out all night long. It’s kinda like a weighted blanket… but for your eyes.
But In Case You’re New to Bearaby…
We’ll catch you up on the wildly popular brand that’s made waves in the worlds of wellness, sleep, home decor… every world, really. Bearaby was founded in 2018 by Kathrin Hamm, whose personal experience with weighted blankets motivated her to bring their calming effects to as many people as she could. And we’d say her mission has been successful so far—Bearaby’s products have turned more than 200,000 people (and counting) into happy nappers.
And yes, we ARE talking about the brand whose award-winning weighted blankets have made appearances everywhere from Forbes and Apartment Therapy to Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building and the 2023 reboot of Sex and the City.
The product that put Bearaby on the map was their Cotton Weighted Blanket, celebrated for being equal parts effective, attractive, and sustainable. Since then, they’ve released a wide range of weighted blankets, snuggle-able pillows, and other napping essentials in dozens of exclusive colorways that always sell out.
‘Tis the Season to Gift Bearaby
One of the most stress-inducing things about winter is that you are often expected to have gifts for everyone and their mothers (maybe their mothers, too). Bearaby is the perfect one stop shop for this predicament. We don’t know a single person who wouldn’t benefit from these warming, tension-relieving products—and all of Bearaby’s other bestselling products, too.
We don’t want to scare you, but a word to the wise: last year, Bearaby’s Hugget pillow release sold out in three hours. We aren’t surprised—we’re actually part of the problem (as in, we set a timer for every new drop). So this is a friendly nudge to avoid waiting until the last possible second to start your holiday shopping.