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.
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.
A new study from Uppsala University shows that the use of a weighted duvet increases melatonin in healthy young adults at bedtime. Secretion of the hormone melatonin signals to the body that it's time to sleep, and this can help increase sleepiness. Read more here.
Another recent 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:
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.
90% of our consumers experience better sleep with a CURA duvet. We hope you will sleep better too.
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.
When you use a weighted duvet or weighted blanket for the first time, we recommend slowly getting your body used to the extra weight.
Use the duvet or blanket for shorter periods of time, in the beginning. For example, begin with 10 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 10 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 10 minutes on the first occasion to achieve a relaxing effect.
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.
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:
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.
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 10 -15% of your body weight. This is, however, just a recommendation.
The choice of weight also depends on your needs. Sometimes you might want to choose a heavier duvet to enjoy desired effects.
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.
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.
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.
CURA Pearl Classic
CURA Pearl Eco
CURA Pearl Cotton Eco
CURA Pearl Down
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.
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.
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.
Yes, weighted duvets and blankets are safe to sleep with. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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