A business making weighted blankets is exactly where her life’s interwoven preparations have led Donna Durham, reports The Tennessean.

In her research, Durham learned that weighted blankets were being used widely in treatment plans for children and adults on the autism spectrum because the weight of the blanket helped the individuals feel more grounded and secure.

Broader uses were discovered as people began using weighted blankets to treat common conditions such as anxiety, stress and insomnia.