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Positive Effects of a Weighted Blanket on Insomnia

  title={Positive Effects of a Weighted Blanket on Insomnia},
  author={R. Ackerley and Gwenaelle Badre and H. Olausson},
  • R. Ackerley, Gwenaelle Badre, H. Olausson
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology
  • Insomnia is a common occurrence and can have a negative impact on physiological, psychological and social well-being. There is a need for simple, effective solutions to increase sleep quality. It has been suggested that weighted blankets and vests can provide a beneficial calming effect, especially in clinical disorders. Hence, we aimed to investigate the effects of a chain weighted blanket on insomnia, using objective and subjective measures. Objectively, we found that sleep bout time… CONTINUE READING
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