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History of Somna

Somna was founded in 2008 by Staffan, a Swedish entrepreneur with more than 30 years’ experience of developing cognitive devices. The idea for the product was born when he himself was suffering from stress and insomnia, and was looking for new ways to deal with the problem. Having seen weighted blankets in the USA, the seed of an idea was planted which he later developed. Following a range of tests with different kinds of weights he eventually opted for chains, which produced a contoured, embracing effect. And so the Somna® Blanket was born.

The blanket with the lengthwise chains was patented from the beginning, and has since been joined by a range of different daytime and night-time products.

The company’s name Somna means ‘to fall asleep’ in Swedish, and alludes to the importance of a good night’s sleep to a functioning daily life.

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