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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A Dementia Weighted Blanket Embraces Sufferers

A Dementia Weighted Blanket Embraces Sufferers

The Alzheimer Society of Canada reports that the number of people with dementia is rising. In 2016, there were approximately 564,000 Canadians living with the disease. Thirteen years from now, in 2031, the total amount of cases is estimated to reach 937,000, which is a staggering increase of 66 percent. Canada just recognized Dementia Awareness…

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Size Matters

Don’t Waste the Weight

One of the questions we get most often from customers is,”Can you make my weighted blanket cover my double/queen/king size bed?” We understand that people want blankets to cover the entire bed, but a weighted blanket is an unique item designed specifically with your sleep needs in mind. Weighted Blankets, unlike regular bedding, work best…

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Hippo Hug on Global TV

Amber Romaniuk from Amber Approved talks about New Year’s resolutions and taking care of yourself in 2018. Hippo Hug Weighted Blankets are a great way to enhance your sleep and give your body a rest. Like a hug, our weighted blankets calm and soothe you.

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2017 Celebration Contest

We’ve got lots to celebrate here at Hippo Hug. We moved into a manufacturing and storefront space December 2016 and it has meant we can really amp up production. As a result we have already reached 500 orders this year and are very close to 1500 all time orders! We love our customers and want…

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How Weighted Blankets Can Help

Weighted Blankets People love hugs. Let’s deconstruct the science behind it. When we hug somebody, our brain releases Oxytocin (also known as the ‘cuddle hormone’) that has a calming effect on our brains. It is a hormone which promotes the feeling of devotion, trust, and bonding.   Just imagine a situation where you would be…

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Weighted Blankets and Anxiety

Use of Weighted Blanket as Non Medicinal Anxiety Therapy Let’s face it, we live in a time and age when it is almost normal to feel like we are in a constant state of unrest. With instant access to everything through handheld electronics, 24/7 news cycles, and information coming at us from every which way,…

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