If you’re having trouble sleeping, it might be your blanket. It might just not be relaxing enough. But do not fear, because something called the Gravity Blanket exists. This blanket is “engineered to be 7-12% of your body weight to relax the nervous system by simulating the feeling of being held or hugged,” according to the company’s website.
People who say you “need a hug a day” are kind of on to something, because science has proven hugs increase serotonin levels in the brain, which makes you feel good and helps you relax. Weighted blankets like the Gravity Blanket have been around for a while, and they have even been used to calm children with autism. The blanket can also help increase melatonin, which everyone knows makes you feel sleepy. Buy yourself a sleep hug today.