The great minds at Gravity Blankets have come up with the Gravity Blanket, a weighted blanket that is scientifically engineered to help you fall asleep peacefully and comfortably, according to Men’s Health.
Weighted blankets are as heavy as 7-12 percent of your body weight. Their weight relaxes the nervous system by simulating the feeling of being held or hugged, which then increases serotonin and melatonin levels and decreases cortisol levels. These chemicals improve your mood and foster restful, consistent sleep.
To put it simply, weighted blankets basically feel like the best cuddle of your life, but without any weird sweat, annoying snoring, or awkward midnight bumping and poking. If you’re not much of a hugger, they’re less painful and/or weird than human contact.