Can Weighted Blankets Help Insomnia?

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Insomnia is terrible, and it can be more prevalent among individuals with other psychiatric disorders. Treatment is available, but there can be a lot of barriers,. Medication is generally only a short term solution. There are proponents of weighted blankets as a more accessible treatment option, but is that supported by the data?

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