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 been…

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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. Eleven 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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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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Bento Bunny Bag Sewing Tutorial

Bento Bunny Bag Sewing Tutorial

Even though we are hopping at the shop making hundreds of cotton face masks we still found time for a brand new Hippo Hug Creative! A Bento Bunny Bag Sewing Tutorial. With Easter just around the corner it’s time to stitch all things bunnies. This pattern will take you a hop, skip and a jump…

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Alleviate Chronic Pain with a Weighted Blanket

Alleviate Chronic Pain with a Weighted Blanket

If you are one of the one in five Canadians who suffer from chronic pain you already know that it affects not only your physical but emotional well-being. Because it is often an unseen illness, the negatives seep into your life, impacting work, family and other relationships. You take more disability days, spend more time…

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Mini Yoda's Jacket Sewing Tutorial

Mini Yoda’s Jacket Sewing Tutorial

We are back with a brand new Hippo Hug Creative! Last week we posted Kim’s Mini Yoda pattern and you guys loved it. You did a great job and we were so happy to see how many fantastic Mini Yodas you made. Today we feature Kim’s second handcrafted pattern and the signature look for the…

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Mini Yoda Sewing Tutorial

One of the most delightful parts of working with so many talented people is seeing the inventive ideas they have. These projects are what inspired us to take our sewing show on the road, volunteering to teach families at Ronald McDonald House how to make pillowcases and Christmas stockings. However, since we can’t do that…

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Putting the Patient First

We at Hippo Hug have a big goal for 2020, and that is to make even greater strides in putting the patient first and advocating for the regular use of medical grade weighted blankets in medical facilities and care institutions across Canada. As part of the mandate we set when applying for (and subsequently receiving)…

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