Published on October 16, 2019 by videoposts
In this segment of The Marc and Mandy Show, Leslie Brooks from Hippo Hug answers questions about weighted blankets. Keep reading for the Q & A.
Q: What is a weighted blanket?
Leslie Brooks: A weighted blanket is a comfort device for people with sleep and sensory concerns. We see weighted blankets used for people with a wide range of conditions, such as anxiety, insomnia, and PTSD. Weighted blankets can sometimes be used by clients with cancer and chronic pain. At Hippo Hug, we have up to seven different sizes so that you can get a weighted blanket that’s going to suit what you need individually. We also have weights from three to 34 pounds. It’s important that you get the right weight. So, typically, we want people to choose something between 5 and 15 percent of their body weight, so that you’re a safe range and you can sleep comfortably, without worries about too much weight. 
Why Hippo Hug?
Hippo Hug weighted blankets was founded in 2012 out of Calgary, Alberta. Today, Hippo Hug ships blankets all across Canada and the US. They create Canadian-made weighted products to settle the body, comfort the soul and provide calm.
For the answers to these questions and more, check out the video above or visit the Hippo Hug website.
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  • Cathy Balogh 6 months ago

    Always wondered about weighted blankets. Thanks for the info

  • wendy hutton 6 months ago

    thanks been seeing lots about these lately

  • Janet Lance 6 months ago

    Not sure I like the idea of the “Weighted Blankets”. but would give them a try based on the Expert Q&A: Weighted Blankets.

  • laurel jones 6 months ago

    I want to try a weighted blanket

  • Monica Sisson 6 months ago

    Very interesting information!

  • Nancy Giese 6 months ago

    Interesting – Thanks for the info

  • sandra lebeau 6 months ago

    I see these all the time but wasn’t sure about them, going to put it on my xmas list

  • toni v 6 months ago

    after watching this video, I think we need to try a weighted blanket

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