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FAQ

Are you wondering which weight to choose for your weighted duvet? Are you looking for washing advice? Or are you wondering which weighted duvet is best for hot summer nights? In our FAQ you will find questions and answers about our products, delivery conditions and much more.

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Questions about weighted duvets / weighted blankets

What is a weighted duvet / weighted blanket

These are duvets and blankets with additional weight (3-16kg). This additional weight creates pressure on the skin that feels similar to a soft embrace. It’s scientifically proven that deep pressure stimulation (DPS) activates deep skin receptors, making them signal for the release of feel-good hormones.

This results in deep relaxation and better sleep. For both good and troubled sleepers. DPS is achieved with the use of weighted duvets, which is probably why so many people experience calming and sleep-improving effects.

What does the research say about weighted duvets?

One of the most recently published scientific studies (published 2020), conclude that weighted duvets effectively treat insomnia for patients with major depression, bipolar disorder, and generalised anxiety disorder and ADHD, among others. The study was funded by the City of Stockholm and conducted by Karolinska Institutet, and is the first placebo-controlled study in the field

The results showed the following effects in patients who used a weighted duvet:

  • Improved sleep
  • Increased physical activity during the day
  • Reduced symptoms of fatigue, depression and anxiety disorders

Why should I sleep under a weighted duvet / weighted blanket?

Because weighted duvets and blankets can improve sleep and help release anxiety and restlessness, they have been used in healthcare in Sweden for over 15 years. For example, for children with neuropsychiatric disabilities, and for adults with severe sleep deprivation.

Towards the end of 2016 weighted duvets and weighted blankets became available to regular consumers in the USA. And soon millions of Americans were sleeping soundly under their weighted duvets. The same progress is evident in Europe, with the Scandinavian countries - and CURA of Sweden specifically - taking the lead.

9O% of our consumers experience better sleep with a CURA duvet. We hope you will sleep better too.

How do I use the weighted duvet / weighted duvet?

You can use your weighted duvet/blanket in the same way as a normal blanket or duvet. The difference lies in the added weight (3-16 kg). You can also use the duvet or blanket over specific parts of your body. For example to relax your shoulders or legs.

How do I use the duvet for the first time?

When you use a weighted duvet/weighted blanket for the first time, we recommend slowly getting your body used to the extra weight.

Use the duvet/blanket for shorter periods of time, in the beginning. For example, begin with 1O to 15 minutes before getting into bed.

Gradually increase the time frame until it feels comfortable to sleep with the duvet/blanket through the night. The acclimatisation period can vary and last from one eveing to a few weeks. We recommend using the blanket for at least 10 minutes in the beginning to get the relaxing effect.

Are duvet covers used with weighted duvets?

Our weighted duvets can be used with or without a duvet cover and it is of course a matter of taste. However, as it is easier to wash a duvet cover than a whole duvet, we recommend duvet covers for our duvets. 

How do I make a bed with a weighted duvet?

You can use a duvet with a duvet cover, which is common in Europe, or with a sheet, which is common in the USA, for example.

The weight of the duvets can make using the same bedding technique used with a normal duvet a strain on your shoulders and back.

We recommend laying the duvet on a flat surface, and threading the duvet cover on a little at a time.

CURA also offers duvet covers in high-quality cotton, specially designed for our CURA Pearl Classic and CURA Pearl Eco weighted duvets in the sizes 15O x 21O cm and 2OO x 22O cm.

Our Cover sets are designed with special fastening strings where you attach your duvet to ensure that the duvet stays in place throughout the night. When you buy our duvets, special instructions are included on how to attach the duvet and duvet together.

What is the difference between a weighted duvet and a “normal” duvet?

A weighted duvet is similar to the traditional duvets on the market, the only difference is it has additional weight (3-16kg). This additional weight is created by adding tiny glass pearls to the filling of the duvet. The pearls are evenly distributed within the duvet and do not make a sound.

People can use the weighted duvets with a duvet cover (as is typical in Europe), or with a sheet (as is typical in the USA). If you use a duvet cover you may find that your weighted duvet moves a bit within the cover (due to the weight of the duvet). To help out, CURA’s weighted duvets and cover sets have special loops that you can tie together to keep the duvet neatly within.

86% of our consumers consider the CURA weighted duvet more comfortable than their previous duvet.

We hope you sleep well.

How do I get used to the weight?

We recommend letting your body get used to the extra weight of a weighted duvet over a period of time. This means starting with the weighted duvet or blanket for a shorter period of time, for example 1O to 15 minutes on the sofa or bed. Increase the time gradually until you feel comfortable sleeping a full night. The adjustment time can vary from person to person and can take anywhere from one evening to a few weeks. We recommend starting with at least 1O minutes on the first occasion to achieve a relaxing effect.

What is the difference between a weighted duvet and a weighted blanket?

A weighted duvet is similar to the traditional duvet, but with additional weight 3-16kg. These are most often used in a bed, to sleep under. CURAs weighted duvets have a cotton outer layer. And are made with a filling of natural honed glass pearls, combined with either down feathers, cotton or polyester filling. The filling is sewn into place in a grid pattern to ensure even distribution of the weight and great comfort for the sleeper. Weighted duvets are most often used in combination with a duvet cover or sheet.

A weighted blanket is a blanket with additional weight (6-7kg). These are most often used on the couch, chair or on the bed, to relax (and sleep) under. At CURA these are made with an outer layer of soft materials, and do not require a cover. The filling also consists of natural honed glass pearls that are evenly distributed within the blanket for the comfort during relaxation.

Both CURA’s weighted duvets and weighted blankets are machine washable. Please see each product’s care instructions for details.

What are the differences between CURA’s weighted duvets (Classic, Eco, Down, Double Down)?

  • CURA Pearl Classic is the most popular weighted duvet in Europe. It is a duvet with a cotton outer layer and polyester wadding. Its breathability is good. And despite its weight the Pearl Classic has a low TOG value (2.7) ensuring a suitable temperature all year round for most people.
  • CURA Pearl Eco is our 100% natural weighted duvet. The outer layer is made of organic cotton, and the filling is cotton instead of polyester. This enhances the breathability of the duvet and makes it slightly warmer (TOG value 4.16) and fluffier than the Pearl Classic. The Pearl Eco comes in a cotton canvas bag for storage, transport or simply as a nice shopping bag.
  • CURA Pearl Down is one of our newest member. This is a unique weighted duvet with seven layers, two of which are down. Outer fabric and inner layer in cotton, padding in 75% duck down / 25% feathers of a total of 600 grams. Weight from glass beads. Pearl Down is a weighted duvet with a perfect balance between functionality and wonderful fluffiness.
  • CURA Pearl Double Down is also one of our newest members. It's a premium duvet in eight layers, two of which are layers of down. Outer fabric and inner layer of cotton, padding in 90% goose down / 70% feathers of a total of 900 grams. Weight from glass beads. A Luxurious weighted blanket.

What sizes and weights does CURA have?

CURA has the following sizes:

[b]WEIGHTED DUVETS

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CURA Pearl Classic

• 135 x 200 cm 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 kg

• 150 x 210 cm 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 kg

• 150 x 230 cm 9, 12 kg

• 200 x 220 cm 12, 16 kg

CURA Pearl Eco

• 150 x 200 cm 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 kg

• 150 x 210 cm 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 kg

CURA Pearl Down

  • 135 x 200 cm 6, 8, 10, 12 kg
  • 150 x 210 cm 6, 8, 10, 12 kg

CURA Pearl Double Down

  • 150 x 210 cm 8, 10, 12 kg

[b]WEIGHTED BLANKETS

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CURA Minky

• 140 x 200 6 kg

CURA Elegance

• 140 x 200 7 kg

Can children use the weighted duvets from CURA?

Yes. Children may prefer to sleep with a weighted duvet, especially if they have difficulty calming down or experience restlessness. We recommend that the weight of the weighted duvet is based on the age of the child, as the weight is distributed over a smaller area of the body.

CURA of Sweden recommends the following weights for children:

  • 3-4 years: 3 kg
  • 5-6 years: 5 kg
  • 7-14 years: 7 kg

We do not recommend the use of weighted duvets for children under 3 years of age, as the child should always be able to remove the duvet without assistance.

How do I choose the right weight?

What weight to choose varies for each individual. The severity of sleep problems and/or anxiety plays an important role as well. The ground rule is to choose a weight that you calculate from your own body weight. CURA of Sweden recommends that you choose a duvet equivalent to 1O -15% of your body weight. This is, however, just a recommendation.

YOUR NEEDS

The choice of weight also depends on your needs. Sometimes you might want to choose a heavier duvet to enjoy desired effects.

SLEEP PROBLEMS

If you suffer from serious sleep problems and/or anxiety, it might be a good idea to choose a heavier duvet.

MILDER SLEEP PROBLEMS

If you experience milder difficulty sleeping or have problems with the neck, back and joints, a slightly lighter duvet could be a better choice for you.

What are weighted duvets made of?

CURA of Sweden is unique in that we offer different types of weighted duvets and weighted blankets, made with different combinations of materials. Below you can see an overview of materials used per weighted duvet or weighted blanket.

ADDITIONAL WEIGHT

The weight (3-16 kg) is given to the duvets through naturally honed small glass pearls that are sewn into place by the grid pattern.

WEIGHTED DUVETS

The CURA Pearl Classic is the most popular weighted duvet in Europe. It is a duvet with a cotton outer layer and polyester wadding. Its breathability is good. And despite its weight the Pearl Classic has a low TOG value (2.7) ensuring a suitable temperature all year round for most people.

  • CURA Pearl Eco is our 100 % natural weighted duvet. The outer layer is made of organic cotton, and the filling is cotton instead of polyester. This enhances the breathability of the duvet and makes it slightly warmer and fluffier than the Pearl Classic. The Pearl Eco comes in a cotton canvas bag for storage, transport or simply as a nice shopping bag.
  • CURA Pearl Down is our newest member. It is a premium duvet with certified duck down filling. Making this weighted duvet nice and fluffy and simultaneously helping to ensure a stable body temperature, which in turn helps promote good sleep. This duvet is very breathable, and it is our warmest duvet (8 on a scale to 10). The Pearl Premium duvet comes in a black leather duffel bag for storage and transport for your duvet, or even as a weekend bag.

WEIGHTED BLANKETS

  • CURA Minky is our trusted friend for relaxation on the couch, chair or bed. It is made of Dutch velvet with a filling of natural honed glass pearls that are evenly distributed within the blanket for comfort during relaxation.
  • CURA Elegance is our newest weighted blanket, made with ultra-soft artificial fur on the top and matching velvet fabric on the back. Also, the CURA Elegance is made weighted with the use of the natural honed glass pearls.

Will I get too warm under a weighted duvet?

The extra weight does not necessarily mean extra warmth. The polished beads of natural quartz sand, responsible for the excess weight,  do not provide insulating properties. That is why the padding (down, cotton or polyester) is crucial for the warmth of the duvet or blanket.

CURA's different weighted duvets perform in different ways when it comes to temperature. All our weighted duvets and weighted blankets are tested by RISE (Research Institue of Sweden) and is provided with a TOG value - a standardised value for the thermal resistance of textiles. For example, our most popular weighted duvet, CURA Pearl Classic, has a TOG value of 2.7 and therefore ensures a comfortable temperature for most people all year round.

Can I wash my weighted duvet / weighted blanket?

Yes! All CURA  weighted duvets and weighted blankets are machine washable.

None of the CURA Pearl models nor the blankets may be tumble dried or ironed. We recommend air-drying at room temperature or outdoors. Both the blankets and duvets should always be stretched after washing.

All CURA Pearl models and blankets can be dry-cleaned, but not in chemicals stronger than perchloroethylene. Do not bleach.

Find out more in our wash guide.

Do the pearls in the weighted duvets make noise when I move?

No, the glass pearls in our duvets and blankets do not make noise when you move or move the duvet/ blanket. Apart from the extra weight, you will not feel the pearls.

Is it safe to sleep under a weighted duvet?

Yes, weighted duvets and blankets are safe to sleep with. All CURA weighted duvets and blankets are registered as medical devices with the Swedish Medical Products Agency.

CURA weighted duvets should be used for their intended purpose and as advised when purchased, and that the weighted duvet/weighted blanket should not be heavier than the user can handle by themselves. If you suffer from seriously impaired heart or lung capacity, impaired muscle function or increased susceptibility to pressure ulcers, you should consult your doctor before using a weighted duvet.

We do not recommend weighted blankets for children under 3 years of age, as it is important that the child is able to remove the blanket from the body.

Can I use a weighted duvet when I am pregnant?

Yes. Many women can experience sleep problems during pregnancy and the CURA duvet can serve as a natural aid for better and more restful sleep.

CURA always recommends consultation with your midwife if you are unsure about use and choice of weight.

Do I need a special cover set for my weighted duvet?

You are free to use a ‘regular’ cover set. However, because of the additional weight some people find that the duvets can move more within the duvet cover than with an unweighted duvet. To keep the weighted duvet in place, we have special duvet covers with easy attachment ribbons inside. These can be attached to the special loops on the weighted duvets. In this way the two will be inseparable until you decide it’s time to detach them (for the wash).

We are continuously working on making our assortment better, so please stay tuned to developments on our special covers.

Does my weighted duvet / weighted blanket come with a warranty?

Every CURA weighted duvet and blanket comes with a 3-year warranty. Please keep your receipt of purchase to validate your product’s warranty.

Deliveries & returns

What are the shipping costs?

The delivery costs are shown near the product in question. Today, all orders are delivered without any postage costs for the customer. Find out more in our Terms and conditions.

When will my order be delivered?

The normal delivery time for the majority of our stocked products is 2-6 working days after we have received your order. Exceptions may occur, and you will be informed of them online (via order tracking from PostNord), via your order confirmation, or CURA of Sweden will contact you by phone or e-mail. You have, of course, the right to withdraw from your purchase or, alternatively, change your order. If you wish to withdraw from your purchase, please contact us. We will notify you about longer delivery times (for example, with back ordered products) via our customer portal. Find out more in our Terms and conditions.

Return policy

What is the return policy?

If you have second thoughts and wish to cancel your order or return your purchase unopened, this is possible. Please, refer to our terms of conditions here

Unfortunately it is not possible to return an opened or used product. Perhaps you can find a friend or family member that might benefit from sleeping under or with the product.

If you have feedback or complaints please send them to us, we continuously try to improve our products and services so that we can help everyone sleep healthier.

The campaign - 30 nights Happy-customer-guarantee

Try your weighted duvet for 30 nights with an open purchase, which applies to all our weighted duvets. When returning a return cost of €30 EUR will be added.

Learn more - 30 nights Happy-customer-guarantee 

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Is it possible to combine several discounts?

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Contact for collaborations

Retailer

Contact us at info@curaofsweden.com if you are interested in offering weighted blankets/weighted duvets through your (online) store, or would like to learn more about our products.

Health-care

Contact us at info@curaofsweden.com if you are interested in learning more about testing and offering weighted duvetss / weighted blankets through your practice.

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We partner with various inspirers and influencers to spread the word about our products, as well as the importance of sleep for health. For us, your engagement and credibility is what matters; not how many followers you have. That's why we work with people who are passionate about health and share our vision. If you run a blog, a youtube account or maybe are active on instagram and feel that our products would fit into your life and also attract your followers. Please contact us for further discussion at collab@curaofsweden.com.

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