Are There Really Any Benefits to Weighted Blankets?

April 15, 2021 | By Diana Kelly

Adds Dr. Alex Dimitriu, M.D., founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine, their main benefit might be a drawback at night. “Also keep in mind that the heat generated under a weighted blanket may be detrimental to good sleep, as people sleep better when the body can cool down,” he says. In general though, “if someone feels their weighted blanket is beneficial to their sleep, there is no reason not to use it nightly,” says Dr. Dimitriu.

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