The Hush weighted blanket is a Canadian-made product that uses Deep Pressure Touch Stimulation (DPTS) to help calm and comfort. It is particularly effective for sleep anxiety, ADHD, OCD, Sensory Processing Disorder, anxiety, stress and general trouble falling asleep. The blanket is up to five times heavier than a traditional comforter and it’s this weight that creates the DPTS.
A study from SciMedCentral found that when participants used a weighted blanket their sleep time increased and movement during sleep decreased. The study participants were also better able to fall asleep and woke up feeling more refreshed. Another study found that anxiety was reduced by 63% in participants who used a weighted blanket.
The Hush weighted blanket is made with nontoxic glass beads that are sewn into pockets to keep the beads evenly distributed over the body. It is these beads that give the blanket its weight. A removable cover made of a washable, mink-like, microfiber fabric protects the duvet.
The Hush comes in a variety of sizes and weights. The company recommends that you select a weight that is 7-10% of your body weight. For example, if you’re 160 lbs then you should choose a 15 lbs blanket.
The Hush weighted blanket comes in several different variants:
- Hush Classic
- Hush Throw
- Hush Iced
- The 2-in-1 bundle
- Hush Kids
The Hush Classic blanket is the weighted blanket in its original form. It’s available in four sizes: teen, twin, queen and king. The teen measures 48×78 inches, the twin measures 60×80, the queen measures 80×87, and the king measures 90×90.
The teen size is only available in the 12 lbs weight but the twin size is available in the 15 or 20 lbs weight. The queen is available in 20 lbs, 25 lbs, and 30 lbs weights and the king is available in 30 lbs and 35 lbs weights.
Hush Iced is designed with a microfiber “cooling cover” that wicks away sweat and keeps your body cool during the night. It is available in a 15 and 20 lbs twin (48×78), a 25 lbs queen (60×80), and a 25 lbs king (80×87).
In early February 2020, Hush will be releasing several new weights. Hush Iced will be available in a 12 lbs teen (48×78), a 15 lbs twin and a 20 lbs twin 60×80. As wells as a 20, 25 and 30 lbs queen (80×87) and a 30 and 35 lbs king (90×90).
The 2-in-1 bundle includes the summer (Hush Iced) and the winter (Hush Classic) blankets and one duvet cover. It is available in a 15 and 20 lbs twin size (48×78), and a 25 lbs queen size (60×80). In early February 2020 it will also be available in a 15 and 20 lbs twin size (60×80), a 20, 25 and 30 lbs queen size (80×87), and a 30 and 35 lbs king-size (90×90).
Hush Kids is specially designed for children between 30 and 70 pounds. It weighs 5 lbs and measures 36×48 inches. It features a child-friendly cover that is made from soft, breathable cotton. Hush Kids is also available as an iced blanket.