If you struggle with insomnia, night time anxiety, restless leg syndrome, or PTSD, you’ve probably heard all the tips and tricks before for getting a good night’s sleep. Take a hot bath before bed, don’t eat a big meal after nine, sip on chamomile or lavender tea and move away from screens and blue light at least an hour before you want to sleep. Maybe you’ve even tried white noise machines, or played ten-hour looping rain sounds in your bedroom, or tried to fall asleep in headphones while listening to some ASMR. All of these tricks can help a person with a relatively clear mind get to sleep, but none of them seem to work for you. Why? Well, for one thing, they won’t keep you asleep after you’ve drifted off (if you drift at all). And when your mind is preoccupied with thoughts that won’t leave you alone, or your body so wired to keep moving even when you want to rest, no amount of background noise or warm beverages are going to lull that away. They just don’t get into the heart of the issue. The only real solutions at this point are to use medications or to buy weighted blanket quilts that will quiet your mind and soothe your body, allowing sleep to come naturally.
You may be wondering, what makes the Huggaroo Weighted Blanket so much better than a hot bath or rain sounds? How can a blanket make you sleep better? The answer goes back to our favorite subject: biology. Huggaroo was founded by a medical doctor and a psychologist, and we certainly know the ins and outs of the body. Unlike a regular comforter, our wonderful blankets provide something called Deep Pressure Therapy (or Deep Pressure Stimulation), which works with your body’s natural, biological design to calm a busy mind and soothe your nerves. This is because humans are hardwired to enjoy physical contact – we’re herd animals – so when we experience gentle pressure against our bodies, like when we’re hugged by someone we love or when we curl up under a cozy weighted blanket, it signals to our brain that it’s time to relax and enjoy ourselves. The message travels up to our brains and flips a switch, taking us out of fight or flight mode and into rest and digest mode.
When you snuggle up in your favorite Huggaroo Weighted Blanket your brain is told to decrease the number of stress hormones it’s making and to focus instead on making happy chemicals like dopamine and serotonin, which also soothe pain. Your weighted blanket will bring you to the most relaxed state possible, clearing your churning thoughts and calming the energy in your body so that sleep can find you easily. And because you stay snuggled up in your blanket the whole night through, the wonderful Deep Pressure Therapy won’t wear off in the middle of the night!
Now that you know why you want to buy weighted blanket sets, you’ll need to decide which one best fits you. Here at Huggaroo, we pride ourselves on our perfectionism and our dedication to our customer service. All our weighted blankets, as well as our other wellness products, are made with the very best materials because we can’t stand the thought of settling for anything less. You can trust in the quality of our weighted blankets because you know we would never put something up for sale if we thought we could do better. That dedication to perfection has also driven us to create a variety of options because different weighted blankets are suited to different environments. We recognize our customers have varying needs, and we cater to them.
The most thing to ask yourself when you’re ready to buy weighted blanket sets is what sort of climate do you live in? Is it hot year-round, or especially sweltering in the summertime? Then consider the Huggaroo 15 lbs Cooling Weighted Blanket which stays cool the whole night through. This blanket is perfect for hotter climates where a downy weighted blanket would feel more oppressive than relaxing. With the sleek and silky smooth feel of this bamboo-derived rayon blanket, you’ll be able to rest easy and still feel the wonderfully soothing pressure of a weighted quilt against you.
Some climates are both sweltering in the summer and freezing in the winter. If that sounds like home, don’t worry – we also sell a cozy Huggaroo Duvet Cover for the Cooling Weighted Blanket to transform your cooling summer blanket into a cozy winter quilt so there’s no need to buy a second weighted blanket. This separate polyester duvet cover is optional as some climates stay hot all year round, but it will keep you just as cozy as any of our standard weighted blankets even as the snow comes fluttering down outside.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, some people love nothing more than the absolute fluffiest, snuggliest quilt to curl up in. For these people, we have our wonderful Huggaroo 15 lbs Extra Fluffy Weighted Blanket Set, which is packed full of extra cotton in every weighted pocket of the inner quilt for maximum softness. This weighted blanket is extra cozy, extra snuggly, and an absolute dream to sleep under. Feel like you’re drifting off on your own personal fluffy cloud when you curl up in this weighted blanket and let it take you off to dreamland.
No matter which blanket you choose, you can rest easy knowing that Huggaroo is here for you. Our customer service team is always happy to answer your call with any questions or concerns, so never hesitate to reach out to us. From our family to yours, we wish you sweet dreams and a wonderful, restful night.