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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 to buy these hugs. A lot of people prefer to cuddle and sleep, or in other words, they want the weight of another person to Read More...

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, it is understandable that we would be almost uncomfortable in any place other than the middle of nowhere.  All of this on its own can Read More...

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 that a spate of online companies are selling," reported Maclean's. Among others, they reference Arizona's Weighted Blankets Plus, which has the motto "Best Hug Ever." Then Read More...

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 to reach a wider audience of challenged sleepers. This isn't surprising, given that we live in an age of anxiety, insomnia and expensive, optimized sleep. People are shelling Read More...

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 unlike any others on the market. Our handcrafted blankets use special disks that have been engineered to be low profile and dense but not bulky like other weighted Read More...

eCommerce Allstars Podcast by nadimo.com

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Branden Moskwa from nadimo.com and talk about my experiences as an entrepreneur in the eCommerce world. It was nice to reflect back on the last 5 years plus of my entrepreneurial journey. (more…) Read More...

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 maximum another may find that far too much. I get requests to do weighted blankets beyond what is recommended, and this is why I cannot Read More...

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 weighted blankets. It is $5 per family with all money collected going to Inn from the Cold Society. It is going to be so Read More...

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 save that comfort for a chilly day. Sometimes we associate comfort items with certain activities. If we are reading, we may enjoy a fire and Read More...

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 weighted blanket makers a. Hippo Hug uses weighted discs, two layers of batting, two layers of exterior fabric and a machine bound edge. b. Others use poly pellets, sand, Read More...