Worth It: Weighted Blankets

Weighted blankets are supposed to feel like a kind of giant hug and are marketed as a magical cure for anxious or insomnia. But what’s they theory behind weighted blankets, do they actually do what they’re supposed to do and are weighted blankets really worth it?

Donna Emery is an Occupational Therapist here in Queensland and she works primarily with children. Donna is chatting with ABC Radio Brisbane Afternoons presenter Kat Feeney.

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