Who knew sleep could be so complicated?
Remember when I told you I am a bit pampered in needing 9+ hours of sleep a night? I have been on a mission to get a better nights sleep, in the hopes of making me a happier mom.
When I travel for work and often share a hotel room with a co-worker. One trip she told me that I had weird sleep issues because I liked to pile the extra pillows onto my feet. I then realized I never really got good sleep when I was at a hotel, regardless of the quality of the bedding, the pillows and everything along with it. I called it heavy on my feet. I didn’t think it was anything weird or unusual it was just comfortable.
The best night’s sleep I can ever remember was in my college apartment. I laid on my bed with my textbooks open to study and fell asleep. I woke up in the middle of the night and just climbed under the covers, leaving my books as they were. When I woke up I had shoved my feet underneath the blankets where the heavy textbooks were and I realized that was what made me so comfortable. This is where I began to describe my quirk using the expression “heavy on my feet”.
I had heard of weighted blankets but I thought of them as a solution for people with sensory issues. I didn’t have that! It wasn’t until I woke up in the middle of the night because I had kicked my pillows off my feet that I realized something. If it meant I got a good nights sleep, I didn’t care what you called it. I texted my friend Leslie, owner and co-founder of Hippo Hug, that morning and decided to order a blanket.
I am a busy mom that needs a good nights sleep, Which is why my hippo hug weighted blanket has become my little secret to a good nights sleep. I am so thrilled with my blanket. Its cute as can be, and my husband tries to stick his feet under it. I may have him convinced about the heavy on his feet! Apparently its more common than I thought because after consulting on facebook, people were jumping all over to tell me about how much they loved them, and all the great things they are useful for.
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