Weighted blankets were developed to relieve stress and anxiety. Using these blankets gives the sensation of being hugged or embraced. They are custom made according to your height and body weight.
However, they offer much more than just a hug. Studies have shown that using a weighted blanket increases serotonin and melatonin levels and reduces cortisol levels. Also, weighted blankets contribute to an improved mood by helping you achieve restful sleep at night.