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Anxiety and stress weighing heavily at night? A new blanket might help

Weighted blankets have long been used for certain conditions. They may provide benefits for people with insomnia and anxiety, but research is scarce. Some people count sheep at night. You count worries. If you often find yourself lying awake at night, staring at the ceiling, you may be looking for solutions to help you get back to sleep. One new approach that doesn’t involve drugs or doctors is becoming increasingly popular: weighted…

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