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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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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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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