hippo hug on global tv

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 able…

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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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Hippo Hug weighted blankets in the news

“Now, people who can’t sleep, but don’t have any diagnosed disorder, are buying weighted blankets, too. As Maclean’s, a Canadian news site, reported, a handful of online weighted-blanket retailers, wringing every bit of marketing appeal out of the “hug” analogy, have seen an uptick in interest from consumers. “It is precisely that soothing “hug” sensation…

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Weighted Blankets Should Have Been Popular a While Ago

With the phenomenon of the Gravity Blanket recently we are wondering why people think weighted blankets are a new concept, we’ve been here 5+ years doing it and we are glad the world is catching up. Theresa Fisher wonders the same: “But, at some point in the past few years, online weighted blanket retailers started…

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Hippo Hug weighted blankets explainer video

We had this fabulous video done up as a quick explainer on weighted blankets and who they might be able to help. Check it out: Anxiety and lack of sleep can be crippling. It creeps into every area of your life. The Hippo Hug weighted blanket is here to help. Hippo Hug weighted blankets are…

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Weighted Blanket Tips

Weighted Blanket Tips for Finding What’s Right For You or Your Loved One I often get the question, “What weight is right for me” This is a challenging one to answer because weight can very much be a personal preference and while one person with anxiety might like a weighted blanket that is at their…

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We’re Turning 5!

Hippo Hug is officially 5 years old and we are having a party to celebrate! Hippo Hug is hosting a holiday theme party at Springfree Trampoline in Calgary. There will be Santa and a professional photographer; plus facepainting and balloon animals and of course yummy snacks. Come and enjoy the trampolines and check out our…

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What does a Hippo Hug Weighted Blanket Feel Like?

Comfort comes in many forms, and in various scenarios we seek out different comforts. If you were melting outside on a hot summer’s day, would you reach for your favourite drink, a hot chocolate to comfort you? You most likely would not. Despite the fact that you love hot chocolate, you are more likely to…

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Why Do Hippo Hug’s Weighted Blankets Cost More?

Why do Hippo Hug’s weighted blankets cost more? 1) We are committed to paying fair market wages to local workers a. Certainly we could pay low wages and still get the work done but we want happy employees who give back to us what we give to them. 2) We use different materials than other…

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