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Weighted Blankets Promote Melatonin Release, May Improve Sleep

Pam Harrison   |   Medical News   |   07 October 2022
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A weighted blanket of approximately 12% body weight used at bedtime prompted the release of higher concentrations of melatonin, as measured in the saliva, compared with a lighter blanket of only about 2.4% of body weight.

This suggests that weighted blankets may help promote sleep in patients suffering from insomnia, according to...

          

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