Whether it was from Instagram ads or friends online, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about weighted blankets in the past few years. They claim to help people relax, relieve stress, and improve overall sleep quality. As an overly stressed, sleep-deprived individual, I was curious if the blankets actually worked. To my surprise, I had some of the best nights of sleep of my life while using them. While results may certainly vary depending on your preferences and physiology, I found choosing the right weight to be the key. I tried multiple options that were too heavy and my stress level actually increased, making me wake up anxious some nights. Here are some great options for people that want to try out some weighted blankets. You’ll want to pick one that is between 6-10 percent of your body weight.