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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Weighted Animal use with Seniors

Non-Medicinal Therapies for Seniors in Full-time Nursing Care Author: Linda McMurdo M.Ed Leslie’s maternal grandmother just turned 97.  Although her short term memory remains remarkably clear her physical abilities are very poor. She has been wheel chair bound for the past six years, including not being able to move herself in and out of chairs…

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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…