If you haven’t heard, weighted blankets are the newest and coziest way to fall asleep and stay asleep. The blankets are scientifically designed to ease anxiety by regulating levels of the stress hormone cortisol while releasing oxytocin and serotonin, which can make you feel happier and more relaxed. Once you try one, you can’t help but wonder how you slept (or coped with your anxiety) without it.
For anxious travelers, doesn’t that sound like the perfect thing to pack in your carry-on bag? If so, cuddle up to one of these five weighted travel blankets — they’re small enough to tote around but still heavy on benefits.