Weighted Blankets and Sleep

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A WEIGHTED BLANKET USED AT BEDTIME is associated with the release of higher melatonin levels, as measured in the saliva. That is the finding of a new research study from Uppsala University (Sweden).

Sales of weighted blankets are on the rise. While research support for the health benefits of the blankets is not solid, many users offer that the extra weight is associated with less anxiety and can help with trouble sleeping.

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