The British government has announced they will extend the Boosters to all adults (including children) across the United Kingdom. The Boosters, which can double as comforters and are already a vital component of the nation’s pajamas, can help anyone fight the cold and flu season, which is notoriously expensive. But last year, the funding for the program was only extended to children, preventing adults who qualify from obtaining the sleep aids.
The Boosters are lightweight and portable. As they go inside your bed, they’re made from a strong heating fabric that provides the kind of full coverage that wouldn’t usually be achievable. They attach to furniture with hooks and affix securely to walls. There are no cords and they can be attached to the mattresses or pillows. Depending on where the Boosters are placed, they can extend your sleep time. The fabric itself is breathable and highly flexible, so it’s ideal for large beds.
The Boosters were developed by the University of Hull in the late ’80s, and it is believed that the unsustainability of the program pushed funding cuts until the program officially shut down in 1997. But in 2015, the Boosters were able to be purchased again, and according to the Guardian, around 4.2 million were sold in 2017.
The Boosters are expected to be a popular purchase during the current winter season. Even if the previous funding extensions to Boosters aren’t enough to fully cover children, it’s great to see the government stepping up and doing the right thing for people who still need help this season.