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Trouble sleeping? Well, according to experts, there is a variety of factors to consider: stress, anxiety, the way your body is positioned in your bed. Professional advice (and maybe medication) can help, but before you take invasive measures, perhaps try something as simple as purchasing a weighted blanket.
In a 2015 study conducted by the Journal of Sleep Medicine & Disorders, researchers found that sleeping with a weighted chain blanket “both objectively and subjectively” helped test subjects. “When the participants used the weighted blanket, they had a calmer night’s sleep, with a decrease in movements,” the study found. “Subjectively, they believed that using the blanket provided them with a more comfortable, better quality, and more secure sleep. In conclusion, a weighted blanket may aid in reducing insomnia through increased tactile and proprioceptive inputs, may provide an innovative, nonpharmacological approach and complementary tool to improve sleep quality.”
So if you happen to toss and turn in bed, and crave a full night’s sleep, a weighted blanket could be the wisest investment you make this year. Ahead, we’ve rounded up a selection from brands that come highly recommended.