Can a blanket calm your anxieties?

Weighted blankets that have been used for decades in therapy for children with developmental disorders and to calm anxious animals but in the last year, new companies have begun marketing them to sleepless adults.

The blankets, which provide pressure similar to a parent swaddling their child, have been clinically proven to provide users with a better nights’ sleep.

Several pieces of research break down how these blankets could help combat a growing sleeplessness epidemic as well as in treatment of psychological disorders from anxiety to autism to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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