I have a bad sleeper in my household (who will remain nameless). I feel terrible and have tried I lot of different things. However, frequent contributor Mindy G. told me about the Gravity Blanket and how it helped a loved one. I bought it instantly and implemented it with great success! Weighted blankets are engineered to be 7-12% of your body weight to relax the nervous system by simulating the feeling of being held or hugged. Research has shown that it increases serotonin and melatonin levels and decreases cortisol levels—improving your mood and promoting restful sleep at the same time. Anecdotally, I have seen my child sleep better for the last week, which is encouraging. It may be hard to sleep out, or even travel, given its weight!