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I’ve used a weighted blanket for over a year – and it’s changed the way I sleep

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There is one thing I can’t do without at night – my weighted blanket. I switched from a traditional comforter to a weighted blanket a little over a year ago, and I’m finally getting rid of those dark circles under my eyes.

The extra weight is designed to simulate the feeling of being hugged or swaddled, and some believe that the extra weight boosts the sleep hormone melatonin. Similarly, some have found that sleeping under a heavy blanket is associated with increased levels of feel-good hormones like serotonin and dopamine while simultaneously lowering levels of cortisol (a stress-related hormone).