During these very stressful times, you, like some of our readers, may be looking to purchase something to ease the overwhelming anxiety of it all. While we have no fool-proof cure for the state of the world, we have heard enough from real people and experts that a trusty weighted blanket can go a long way toward calming addled minds (or at least helping those addled minds fall asleep). According to Dr. Raj Dasgupta, an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, the “snuggly effect” of a weighted blanket can help relieve anxiety and combat insomnia. While many weighted blankets tend to be investments, we found this 15-pound option on sale for just $39 at Macy’s. One side of the reversible blanket is microfiber, the other a soft faux mink. We think its subtle quilting makes the blanket nice enough to display on its own, but it has edge ties and hoops if you’d rather cover it in a duvet. In addition to this black option, the blanket is on sale in navy, gray, pink, and white for the same price.
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