You Know The World Has Gone To Pot When People Are Getting Wrapped Up Like Babies

A Japanese professor has devised a solution to our anxiety and pain and it involves wrapping us up like a burrito

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If you've ever been so stressed that you've had to crawl into the foetal position in bed with the duvet over your head, or considered throwing a tantrum in a supermarket aisle because it's sold out of vanilla Alpro yogurt, rest assured – you're not the only one.

Some days, the world, life and people feel like they're against you so the idea of reverting back to being a child in your mother's womb is a comforting thought, and now a possibility.

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Well, sort of.

A Japanese professor has invented an 'adult wrapping' system that swaddles grown-ups in layers of soft materials to recreate the feeling of being in the womb.

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Developed by Professor Nobuko Watanabe – who created the Toco-Chan maternity belt (basically a bra for your baby bump) – the wrapping system, known as 'otona maki', involves willing participants lying in a sheet before they're wrapped up like a swiss roll inside the fabric in the foetal position or 'wind-relieving yoga pose', according to the Standard.

From here, participants are rocked gently from side to side like a baby.

According to the publication, 'otona maki' costs around £20 and lasts 20 minutes.

Japanese blogger Yayoi Katayama, who has used the service, said: 'It's helpful to regain natural flexibility and improve posture'.

However, while the feeling of being rocked into slumber or wrapped up in layers of bedding might sound dreamy for some, chiropractor Shiro Oba isn't convinced.

He told Reuters: 'I just can't think of how people can benefit from this even as a form of reflexology or exercise.'

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Look, we know the world seems pretty grim at the moment (ahem, we're looking at you Trump) and it's only just turned February, but paying 20 quid for someone to wrap you up like a present from John Lewis probably isn't the answer to all our problems.

Our suggestion?

When you get home from work tonight, whack on your pyjamas, wrap yourself up like a caterpillar in your duvet and slump on the couch in front of a Netflix series with a large mug of tea.

You can't go wrong with a cuppa.

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