Weighted blankets are beneficial to a number of people with varying ages and stages in life. When I think about stressful situations, going away to college has got to rank pretty high!
A weighted blanket helps to release serotonin, which is the hormone that gives you "good feelings". Some of that serotonin is transferred into melatonin, which is the hormone that helps you to relax and slow down.
Do you have a relative that is moving away or starting college? This may be the best gift you can give...a comforting hug from home ;)