• Can a Weighted Blanket Help My Insomnia?

    4 days ago - By Dr Frank Lipman

    The weighted blanket was developed to help people on the autism spectrum relax by offering them deep touch pressure - firm but gentle squeezing - that relaxes the nervous system. This sleep aid has gone mainstream in the last few years.
    Raj Dasgupta, MD, a pulmonary, critical-care, and sleep specialist who teaches at the University of Southern California, is a fan of weighted blankets, with a few caveats.
    “ Getting good sleep is more or less like a puzzle, especially when it comes to insomnia,” Dasgupta explains. There are no one-size-fits-all solutions. Your bedroom may not be dark...
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