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OPTIMIZE ME

Can Weighted Blankets Heal Your Psyche?

People claim they can snuff out anxiety and give you peak sleep. But what does the science say?

Elemental
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5 min readJan 21, 2020

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Optimize Me is an Elemental column exploring (and fact-checking) the weirdest self-improvement trends. It comes out every Tuesday.

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Dana G Smith
Elemental

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental