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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?

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

Dana G Smith

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