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Hippo Hug Weighted Blankets Size Chart

What size weighted blanket is right for me?

A weighted blanket should be between 5-15% of you body weight to be effective. It is a personal choice how much weight to get, most often people get too little, if you are looking to save cost you are better off going down a size rather than reducing the weight. This is because you can always use the blanket over top of a larger blanket but it is challenging to add weight without adding too much warmth. To figure out Read More...

How do I know a Weighted Blanket is for me?

  How do I know a Weighted Blanket is for me? 1)      Does the person who the blanket is for like small spaces? 2)      Do they like tight clothing? 3)      Do they enjoy tight hugs and lots of squishes? 4)      Do they curl up in a tight ball while watching tv or in order to get to sleep? 5)      Do they pile lots of blankets on the bed at night? Or keep a heavy duvet on in the summer despite being too hot? 6)      Are they Read More...

Hippo Hug featured in the Globe and Mail

Leslie Brooks had always been handy with a needle and thread. So when a psychologist she was working for told her a young autistic client was having trouble sleeping at night, Ms. Brooks decided to make the child a weighted blanket – a type of bed covering stuffed with weights that can help calm children and adults with sensory disorders, anxiety or stress... Read More...

2 year Anniversary – A Christmas Weighted Blanket Giveaway

Win a Weighted Blanket from Hippo Hug Hippo Hug weighted blankets has now been in business for just over 2 years! Thank you to all of our customers and supporters. It has been a great learning experience helping people all over that have a need for a weighted blanket. I have enjoyed all the people who now sleep better but never knew they needed a weighted blanket as much as the people who have been desperate to find one in Read More...

Weighted Blanket use with Seniors

Non-medicinal treatment of poor sleep for older adults Dana Wheatley MSc. Experimental Psychology Why do older adults have more trouble sleeping?   Poor sleep is a common complaint of the elderly. Up to 40% of older adults complain about poor sleep quality. As part of normal aging, older adults experience: reduced deep sleep increased night waking early morning awakening This in turn can result in: increased daytime napping tiredness insomnia Sleep disorders are also more common in the elderly including: restless leg syndrome periodic limb movement disorder sleep apnea Treatment of poor sleep in older Read More...

Weighted Blanket Use with Dementia Patients

Non-medicinal treatment for calming people with dementia Dana Wheatley MSc. Experimental Psychology What is Dementia? People with dementia have a reduction in mental and social skills due to brain damage. Dementia refers to a group of symptoms which have many causes and specific symptoms.  Dementia is most common in the elderly and typically gets worse over time. The most common causes of dementia are: Alzheimer’s disease Vascular dementia due to a stroke. What Causes Agitation in People with Dementia? Agitation in people with dementia Read More...