I ordered a Hush Blanket for my son Patrick. He is 13 years old and suffers from ADHD. He is very restless and has a hard time sleeping at night. I am very hesitant about giving my son a sleep aid since he is so young. So I have been looking for a solution to help him get a better night’s sleep. Patrick’s therapist suggested that we try a weighted blanket. The therapist said it provides deep touching therapy which is very helpful for kids with ADHD. When I saw the reviews for Hush Blanket it really gave me hope.
2 in 1 Hush Blanket Bundle
I ordered the 2 in 1 Hush Blanket Bundle. It has one cover for summer and another for winter. That way whether it’s hot or cold outside, he can choose the comfort level that’s right for him. Not only did it help him to sleep more restful throughout the night. But I have found when he gets wound up and goes to his room, that he wraps up in his blanket to chill out. The weight of it really provides a sense of comfort and calm for him. They say that the weight of the blanket feels like a hug and releases serotonin, the happy chemical in the brain.
I’ve seen a lot of brands of weighted blankets online. But one thing that brought me peace of mind was their 100 night guarantee. Buying a quality weighted blanket is an investment. So I wanted to be sure if Patrick didn’t like it that I had a way to return it. All you have to do is say why you didn’t like it and you can return it for a refund.
Plus when I was reading about the construction and quality of the Hush Blanket, I saw that it was made with a combination of cotton, polyester, bamboo and microfiber. Since Patrick has really sensitive skin, it made me feel good that they used breathable fabric.
Another thing that caught my attention was the fact that their blankets are machine washable. Teenage boys can be a sweaty mess sometimes. So knowing that I can remove the outer cover to wash it was really important to me. Hush Blankets are filled with glass sand which is low-maintenance and easy to clean. The weight is really evenly distributed, like it’s sewn into place and will not bunch up over time. This is definitely a well made and well constructed blanket.
The Inspiration for Hush Blankets
It’s really inspiring to read that the founders of Hush Blanket were at a Jewish summer camp for children with special needs in New York and saw that when they got upset, they took them to a room with weighted devices that calmed them down. The founder said that he saw firsthand the impact of how it worked on the campers, easing their racing minds and hypersensitivity. That was the inspiration for making Hush Blankets. It’s wonderful for kids (or adults) with Stress, Anxiety, ADHD, Insomnia, Depression, ADD, and Autism. Having a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things you can do for better health. When you think about all the diseases that are triggered by stress, having a way to release stress and relax is truly needed.
They kicked off Hush Blankets in 2017. Since then they are the leading weighted blanket brand in Canada and now growing fast in the US. I love that they are dedicated to giving back. Hush Blankets gives 10 percent of their proceeds to charity, as well as giving back to the kids who gave them that idea. They currently donate one kids blanket for every five sold, to organizations that help children with special needs, terminal illnesses or poverty. They also donate one in every 10 adult-weighted blankets sold to organizations such as homeless shelters, to kids with mental health issues and adults with disabilities.
When I saw what a difference Patricks Hush Blanket made for him, I got one too. I have the hardest time going to sleep. I am a very light sleeper. I toss and turn. And going to sleep takes forever because I lie down going through everything I need to do the next day. When I slip under the blanket, I instantly feel secure and comfortable. It calms my mind. I get into a much deeper, more peaceful sleep. Plus I wake up feeling really refreshed!
I can’t put into words the positive changes that Hush Blankets have made in our lives. Patrick is calmer and more grounded. I have so much more energy from getting a great night’s sleep. It’s super soft, with quality construction and very easy to clean. It’s totally my new favorite blanket. It’s well worth the price. This has really helped my son and I to relax and rest and I am very grateful for it.