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This luxurious blanket will make you feel like a 'human burrito'

There are countless high-tech gadgets that promise a better night's sleep, but the best solution could be the simplest. The Gravity Blanket ($229) is a blanket filled with up to 25 pounds of plastic beads, so it virtually pins you to your mattress. Lying under it "feels like being swaddled as a baby, or wrapped up in a toasty tortilla like a human burrito." The theory is that the downward pressure activates the sympathetic nervous system, inducing relaxation. Whatever the science, "it's comforting to be grounded by such a large, soft presence," and it really cuts down on tossing and turning.