Helps you fall asleep fast and reduce nightime restlessness. Contributes to feelings of safety, creating a calm sensation that minimizes your movements for a better sleep.
Weighted blankets have been scientifically proven to encourage production of natural brain chemicals which promote feelings of safety, security and calm. They have the ability to create a relaxing environment for our mind and body, while reducing anxiety and stress. Weighted blankets have been recommended for many sensory input conditions to alleviate restlessness and increase mood, streamline focus and enable relaxation.
The HugBlanket helps relax the nervous system by simulating the Deep Pressure Receptors (DPRs) that we all have. When activated they create a loving relaxing environment for the body and mind, promoting feelings of safety, security, being grounded or simply cocooned in safe place. This is done by sewing small plastic poly pellets into 2" x 4" pocket sections throughout the blanket. Weighted blankets have been used to help settle children with SPD (Sensory Processing Disorders), ADHD and autism, and also to help with their focus. Individuals with PTSD or anxiety, restless leg syndrome, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, have benefited from the weighted blanket's therapeutic soothing sensation of feeling safe and secure.
A handmade blanket is a true gift. Each hugblanket I make is crafted with care. Your preferences for design (color, fabric, weight and density) are important to me. I usually use a white or cream-colored cotton to make the core of my blankets so it doesn't interfere with your color choice of the cover. The covers are constructed similar to a duvet cover for quick and easy removal for washing. They are fitted to the size of the core (approximately 3.5 feet by 6 feet) to maintain proper positioning when handling. My goal is to make your blanket feel personal while comforting and soothing. It is my pleasure to help you benefit from the unique effects of a weighted blanket while embracing your individual taste.
My hugblankets are constructed with high quality materials. The core inner layer is 100% cotton fabric for durability and stretch resistance. The poly pellets are 100% virgin pellets. Although they are medium-heat resistant, surface washing and hanging to dry is recommended to avoid damage to your washer or dryer. Only 100% cotton thread is used to avoid any stretch, and tight stitching ensures that no pellets transfer or shift from one pocket to another. The batting fill (if you request it) is new material only and 100% polyester down alternative.
Your weighted hugblanket is designed to work for you. The adult size of 6 feet by 3.5 feet, and child size of 5.5 feet by 3.5 feet, helps ensure the weighted pellets are focused on your body. It is also a convenient size for portability when using it on the couch or in the car. A lap blanket or travel blanket is also an option, measuring 3.5 feet by 3 feet; perfect for soothing comfort away from home or on the go. Machine washing and drying your blanket can be hard on your machines therefore surface washing is recommended. For added protection order a cover to go with your hugblanket for an additonal $20.
My daughter says it makes her feel more secure. My son said it helps him fall asleep faster and stay asleep through the night. They are just the best!Stephanie, Saskatoon, SK
My daughter bought me one of your blankets for Christmas and I just love it!Diana, Ottawa, ON
The quality of your weighted blanket is awesome. I feel the love you put into the blanket!Michael Connors, Sudbury, ON
I love my new blanket. Thank you!!Debbie, Ottawa, ON
My daughter loves the blanket. The size is perfect and she brings it from one dorm room to another. What a great product.Donna, Ottawa, ON
I just want to give you a HUGE thank you! My son has had a restful, uninterrupted sleep the last three nights. His teacher has already noted his improvement in class.Maria, Ottawa, ON
I can't thank you enough.
It fits perfect on the bed and the size is just right ... I find getting to sleep a lot easier let alone not waking up with the back pain I am used to is great.Jim, Ottawa, ON
Just a quick follow up to let you know that both my Mom and myself are thoroughly LOVING our weighted blankets!Kathryn, Ottawa, ON
Every pound counts and contributes to the degree of therapeutic benefit. The weight of your hugblanket should be 10 percent of your ideal body weight. For example, if a person weighs 150 pounds but their ideal weight is closer to 130 pounds, then a 13-pound blanket is recommended. Using a blanket that is too heavy can also cause you to wake up as you try to move it during the night. Also of note, 20 pound blankets have been found to be too heavy and can interfere with comfortable breathing, so ordering a blanket according to a person's 'ideal' body weight is recommended.
Light (6-10 lbs) $54-$90 ($9/lb)
Medium (11-15 lbs) $99-$135 ($9/lb)
Heavy (16-20 lbs) $144-$180 ($9/lb)
Six to ten pounds
Eleven to fifteen pounds
Sixteen to twenty pounds