The secret weapon to combat poor sleep is the so-called weighted blanket. These blankets live up to their name because they are filled with materials such as plastic pellets, beans, peas, rice or grains that are woven into their own individual compartments or bags. Once you’re under a blanket like this, it will feel as if you’re being hugged because the weight of the blanket exerts pressure on the body. You’ll feel more comfortable and your body will be as relaxed as if you’ve just had a massage. After all, the key to a good, relaxing massage is the pressure exerted.