A Weighted Blanket Supports Those Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Weighted Blanket Supports Those Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder

October is Canadian Autism Awareness and Acceptance month, with Autism Canada using the time to create a community of inclusivity and raise awareness of the challenges of living with autism. On Saturday, Oct. 20, Autism Day will be celebrated in partnership with the Toronto Argonauts, with a percentage of the proceeds from tickets purchased going to back to assist Autism Canada…

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Weighted Blankets for Restless Legs Syndrome

Weighted Blankets for Restless Legs Syndrome

WebMD describes restless legs syndrome as a nervous system disorder that causes an irresistible urge to move the legs. Most sufferers experience symptoms as a sleep disruption; however restless legs syndrome is not yet fully understood in the medical world and symptoms can appear any time. What happens with someone with restless legs syndrome is…

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Hippo Hug Goes to School: Part Two

Hippo Hug Goes to School: Part Two

For children starting or going back to school: Some great products for kids heading back to school in September include Hippo Sit weighted lap pad, Chewlery, and even a sequin bracelet or sequin pillows Hippo Sits are great for children who are using weight or deep pressure therapy at home. They sit laps to help…

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Hippo Hug Goes to School: Part One

Hippo Hug Goes to School: Part One

It’s that time of year again! Back to school, and Hippo Hug has several great products to be used during the school season. Whether you are a kid just starting, are returning to the classroom, are going away to university, or are a teacher or parent looking for unique ways to help with sensory regulation…

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Feeling Stressed? Try A Sensory Blanket

Feeling Stressed? Try A Sensory Blanket

Interestingly, although a weighted or sensory blanket is beneficial for a lot of different things, we find that the majority of our clients are looking for a way to reduce stress. The ability to relax and enjoy a beneficial night’s rest is essential to well-being, and a sensory blanket is designed to assist with exactly…

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weighted blanket for PTSD

A Weighted Blanket Can Benefit Those With PTSD

In 2016, the Government of Alberta established June 27 as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day, which affects approximately 9.2% of the Canadian population ― twice as many women as men ― according to the National Centre for PTSD. Treatment for PTSD can include cognitive therapy, prescription medication (or a combination of both). Meditation has…

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