Weighted blankets can help those with anxiety, depression get a better night’s sleep: study – CTV News – 2020-09-23

According to a new study from Sweden, for those battling insomnia spurred on by mental illness, a weighted chain blanket might be the key to finally getting a good night’s sleep.

The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine this month, found that between people sleeping with weighted blankets at night and those sleeping without, those with weighted blankets were able to sleep better, and even experienced less symptoms associated with depression or anxiety in the daytime.

Weighted blankets are blankets that have had heavier materials inserted into the centre in order to provide the user with a sensation of pressure across their body. They can be filled with glass or plastic pellets or beads, or filled with metal chains that have been sewn into place between padding.

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