Our Mission is simple: to help people around the world relax with ease and fall asleep faster whenever they wish. The science is clear that insomnia and anxiety are only getting worse. If we can help mitigate that with our own simple products, then we've succeeded.
Lior Ohayon Co-Founder
Lior’s experience working in a summer camp for special needs children lead him to discovering weighted blankets and the effectiveness on the children. Years later, he found his calling and decided to use his background in marketing to promote weighted blankets to the world.
Aaron is an experienced product curator in the nutrition and wellness space. When he partnered with Lior in 2017, he used his skills to create the first prototype of the Classic blanket.
OUR GIVEBACK PROGRAM
At Hush, we 1) Donate 1 for every 5 Kids weighted blankets sold to organizations that help children with special needs, terminal illnesses, or poverty. 2) Donate 1 in every 10 Adult weighted blankets sold to organizations such as homeless shelters and adults with disabilities.
1. There's nothing worse than feeling exhausted, then not being able to fall asleep. You can solve this frustrating problem with our weighted blanket. That's because the Hush blanket mimics Deep Touch Pressure Stimulation which is proven to reduce cortisol (the stress hormone) and increase melatonin, the hormone that helps you sleep. Now you can have a great sleep and wake up feeling ready to start your day.
2. Feel stressed, anxious or overwhelmed? A Hush weighted blanket can help. It's actually the reason why weighed blankets were invented in the first place. They're used to treat patients with ADHD, anxiety, stress, insomnia and sensory processing disorder. If you're looking for a natural and easy way to help deal with stress or anxiety in your life, you'll definitely want to try our weighted blanket.
3. Our weighted blankets stand out amongst our competitors. That's because we use smaller glass sand than anyone else, which is the material that adds the weight to your blanket - it's also packed more densely in the inner pockets. This means you get a blanket with weight that's evenly distributed to give you better comfort.
4 Just because you're a hot sleeper doesn't mean you don't want the stress-relieving benefits of a weighted blanket. That's why we created a blanket just for you! It's called the Hush Iced 2.0. This blanket is cool to the touch and has a 100% bamboo cover. It's the best of both worlds if you sleep hot.
5. You can try Hush risk-free! That's right! We're so confident you'll love your Hush weighted blanket that you get a 100-night guarantee - if you decide you don't like your blanket, you can get a full refund. Plus, you can enjoy free shipping too!
Your new Hush Blanket is covered by a 1-year Limited Warranty. For an entire 365 days after your purchase, if you experience any manufacturing defect that is covered under our warranty, we will provide you with a one-time replacement of the original blanket size purchased.
This includes all components of the blanket. If the warranty claim happens during your 100-night money back guarantee period, we will ship you the replacement after we receive the issued product and it will end your 100 night trial period.
The Hush Mattress is covered by a 10 year manufacturer warranty. This covers structural defects to the mattress that should not happen through normal wear and use. Eg. springs popping up through the fabric, foam wall separation, etc.
We will work with you to either get it repaired or send a replacement if necessary.
The Hush Blanket warranty covers the original purchaser of any Hush Blanket who is located in Canada and the US. Any warranty is only valid for the period of time the blanket is owned by the original purchaser of the blanket. The original purchaser, for the purposes of this warranty, will be the individual whose details are associated with the ecommerce purchase (We refer to email in the process). Please keep a copy of the receipt which was sent to the email address on record on the date of purchase.
Photos, and original proof of purchase may be required upon a warranty request in order to identify and assess the warranty issue.
Blackout Eye Mask, Bed Frames, and Sheets are Final Sale.
Zipper tear & or break.
A disconnection between the slide and the bottom stop. Rips or breaks due to aggressive pulling on the zipper teeth.
Any physical flaw in the blanket that causes material to split or crack, despite normal usage and proper handling.
Comfort preference or blanket size preference.
Any defect or flaw in the zipper or hook assembly of the inner blanket. Hush may decide to repair or replace the defect.
Any stains, burns, tears, cuts, or liquid/moisture damage resulting from use by customer or their environment. This is includes pet damage.
|A large portion of loose threads throughout the blanket.||
Damage due to improper washing. Cover shrinking due to use of dryer or tear due to non delicate washing or drying.
|Holes or leakage of the inner beads falling out of the blanket.||
Product that is sold by an unauthorized or authorized retailer or product that is in any way sold as “used” or any other similar wording indicating the product is not “new”.
Asides from the above terms, Hush will not charge the customer to repair or replace a blanket if it is deemed defective during the length of this warranty. No new warranty will be provided for the replacement product once it is shipped. The warranty approval process is up to Hush's sole discretion, and not up to the customer’s interpretation of our warranty policy at any point.
If the product you ordered is in stock your order will be prepared for shipment right away. It will usually take 1-2 business days to ship your product and 5-7 business day for your product to arrive. We are constantly improving our shipping time and in some cases the product will arrive much faster than the posted estimated date. When checking the shipping status of your order, please note that 'tracking number generated' does not mean that the product has already shipped.
Additional note: If you have both a pre-order product and an in-stock, your order will arrive when all products are in-stock. The expected date is available in your order confirmation email.
Because of the nature and volume of the business once your order is placed we cannot process a cancellation. This same policy applies to pre-ordered items as well. If you wish to cancel/return the item, once your product arrives you can proceed with the return for a full refund.
If you are not certain that your order qualifies for the Hush 100 Night Money Back Guarantee, contact Hush's Customer Service team, who will determine your order’s eligibility. Customers are responsible for shipping items back to us at their own cost.
Once a customer has made a return within their 100 Night Money Back Guarantee, they are not eligible for another trial on the same product.
The 100 Night Money Back Guarantee is non-transferable to any other purchase or product and any returns require proof of purchase in order process the return.
Any Hush products ordered through a third-party website or provider are not eligible for the 100 Night Money Back Guarantee.
SHEETS ARE FINAL SALE.
Free shipping offered to CANADA and USA wide! Hush will pay for every part of the shipping process when getting the blanket to you.
SIZE AND WEIGHT EXCHANGES
If the incorrect size or weight is ordered, a one-time size exchange will be offered within 30 days of receiving your product. This must be communicated to Hush within the first 30 nights. To limit our carbon footprint the our overall impact on the environment, Hush will treat a size exchange as completion of the 100 Night Money Back Guarantee. It is strongly recommended by Hush to confirm the correct size required before an order is placed.
Once the original product has been received, we will then send out the replacement to you. Provided that the product in sent back in accordance with our return policy. This process usually takes 14-27 business days depending on the season.
To proceed with an exchange please email [email protected] with your order number and information. We will be happy to assist you with exchange process.
Any returned blanket or product will not be eligible for additional subsequent trials (i.e. if you return a Blanket, you will not be eligible for another 100-night trial on future Blanket orders).
Any customer-inflicted damage will disqualify the ability to exchange or return the Hush product. To ensure that Blankets can be donated to charities, all returns must be in good condition and free of stains and/or damage.
(Hairs, Odours, Pet hairs, stains, misuse will not be accepted)
The product, opened or unopened, can only be returned within the 100 Night Money Back Guarantee. In the event of a return please contact [email protected] for live up to date return instructions.
Hush Blankets covers the shipping cost of getting the blanket to you. However, we do not pay for return shipping of the product.
Once a return is requested and the required information has been provided, you will able to ship back your blanket for a full refund.
Once the return has been completed and confirmed, your refund will be processed back onto the original card used for the purchase. This typically occurs within 14 business days or longer depending on the season from the point of arriving at our warehouse. Standard processing time for the funds to be posted by your bank is 3-5 business days after the return is processed.
You will emailed with your return confirmation right after it is processed.
Please also note that the fee for shipping insurance is non-refundable (if you purchased it at checkout).
The Hush Mattress return policy is similar to the above with two important distinctions.
1) The return can only be started 30 days after receiving the product. Being a medium-firm mattress, it can take some time to conform to your body and for those that come from a different type of mattress (like all-foam), this could be a big adjustment. Don't worry, you still have up to 100 days after receiving the product to start your return.
2) Returns of the mattress are FREE. Please contact us at [email protected] to get started. The return portal will not work to generate a label, we will arrange a freight delivery to a donation centre when possible.
What do we do with returns?
We try to donate as many returned blankets as we can according to our GiveBack program.
Our goal with Hush has always been to help as many people as possible. And even if 1 person may not find it working for them, we believe the Hush Blanket can still serve its purpose elsewhere!
Stress and Anxiety not only wear us out but they've been shown to negatively impact our overall health.
Weighted blankets help us combat the negative impact stress and anxiety have on our lives, our sleep patterns, and everything in between.
In fact, over 76% of people express physical and psychological symptoms caused by stress. 76% is a lot!
Luckily, a weighted blanket from Hush has been scientifically shown to dramatically reduce stress and anxiety through its natural cortisol reduction effect to go from stress and anxiety to 100% CALM.
Here's the science that explains how. For an in-depth article on the history and different scientific studies, see here.
Weighted blankets have been around for almost a century- from rehab centres to therapy for children with special needs. This is because of their scientifically-proven ability to help us relax.
Yep, weighted blankets are backed by science. Most people think, “I’ll just lay beneth a large pile of blankets. Same thing, right?” To which Science says, “Not exactly...”
In all seriousness, the reason Hush Blankets are so powerful is their adaptation from the medical community.
Weighted Blankets were created to help patients suffering from sleep anxiety, ADHD, OCD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Anxiety, Stress, Insomnia, and just traditional issues with falling asleep.
The secret is DTPS, or Deep Touch Pressure Stimulation, which helps people fall into a deeper sleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake up incredibly refreshed. It’s heavenly.
The reason this happens is, DTPS reduces cortisol, also known as “the stress hormone,” while releasing serotonin “the happy hormone” and melatonin “the sleep hormone.” It's more than just the weight, it's backed by science.
A study from SciMedCentral found that sleep time increased while movement during sleep decreased when participants used a weighted blanket.
Participants found it easier to settle down, fall asleep, and felt more refreshed in the morning.
Another study aimed to evaluate the effect of weighted chain blankets on insomnia and sleep-related daytime symptoms for patients with psychiatric disorders.
The results determined that depressive and anxiety symptoms decreased significantly for participants allocated to the weighted blanket in comparison to others.
Several engineers and behavioural scientists studied the safety of using a very heavy blanket in adults.
The results were lower brain activity, lower anxiety, and 78% preferred the blanket as a calming method.
Northwestern College conducted a literature review in 2018 to determine the effects of weighted blankets in patients with symptoms of Anxiety.
This synthesis of the information researched suggested that weighted blankets are “efficacious anxiety-reducing agents”.
Research from Illinois Wesleyan University also discovered that statistically, there is a significant relationship between blanket type and quality of sleep. Therefore, weighted blankets may improve sleep quality and decrease levels of anxiety.
Deep Pressure Stimulation
The American Occupational Therapy Association studied the benefits of DTPS; the benefits have shown to occur even in short periods of being under a weight.
Sympathetic arousal decreased while parasympathetic arousal decreased. This led to improved performance on a test after being under the weight.
A study using a 30lb blanket in the lying down position was proven to be safe, as evidenced by vital sign metrics.
Furthermore, data revealed that through the use of weighted blankets, 33% of participants demonstrated a lower electrodermal activity, 63% of participants reported lower anxiety, and 78% preferred the weight blanket as a calming method.
This study explains that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) experience more sleep problems, which as a result, causes more restlessness, tantrums, stereotypic activities, and reduced learning as well as speaking power.
Interventions, such as weighted blankets, can improve sleep quality and quality of life for children with ASD with no adverse effect.
Weighted blankets are known to be a common treatment for individuals with ASD. They have also been used to calm children with motoric restlessness and improve body awareness.
When surveying adults with autism and their sensory experiences, data had shown benefits in sleep, sensory issues, and stress reduction from the use of weighted blankets.
A study aimed to evaluate the clinical use of weighted blankets for insomnia in patients with ADHD.
Results had illustrated a reduction in median time to fall asleep and significant improvement of several other sleep-related issues. After a year, the positive results were maintained.