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An Introduction to Sleep Health

Allow us to help you with deepening your understanding of sleep.

Whether you're beginning your journey toward better sleep health or have already taken steps to improve it, there is always more to learn about sleep and the conditions you need to sleep well and wake up refreshed. Allow us to help you with deepening your understanding of sleep and how a weighted duvet, the right topper, and other quality bedroom products can be valuable tools on your path to better sleep health.

Why You Should Prioritise Your Sleep

For a long time, sleep was perceived as a kind of uniform state that only involved restoring our ability to stay alert and awake. We didn't know exactly why the body needed sleep. But, luckily, up to this day, we have come a long way. In today's non-stop, 24/7 society, the significance of quality sleep has often been overlooked and for many, the expectation of constant availability has become the norm. However, there has been a growing shift in public awareness, thanks to the increasing prominence of sleep research in the media.

Prioritizing sleep is crucial for maintaining overall health and well-being, no matter your age. It plays a vital role in physical health, aiding in cell regeneration and bolstering the immune system, and is equally important for mental health, supporting cognitive functions like memory, learning, and decision-making. Moreover, adequate rest is essential for emotional stability, helping to manage mood swings and stress. For children and adolescents in particular, sleep is also critical for normal physical development and growth. In other words - the quality of our sleep has an effect on many aspects of our lives. Thus, ensuring a good night's sleep plays an important role in leading a healthy, balanced, and productive life during our waking hours. The more we learn about it, the better we can understand how to improve our own sleep, and we hope to have sparked your interest on the matter!

We have compiled a number of articles on the topic of sleep health to make our knowledge easily accessible. If you don't know where to start, here are some tips:

Sleep Education

How Blue Light Affects Your Sleep

Adults and children are spending more and more time in front of screens which emit blue light. How does the blue light from our devices differ from daylight, and how does that affect our sleep? What controls the circadian rhythm and is this blue light dangerous? These are just some of the topics we will cover.

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How Alcohol Affects Sleep

The relaxing feeling that alcohol can give may contribute to us having an early drink before going to bed. But alcohol is neither a nightcap nor a sleeping pill. On the contrary, there are links between sleep problems and alcohol. In this article, we will investigate how alcohol affects our sleep.

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Everyday Tips

Our Top Tips for Unwinding

Going from wakefulness to sleep doesn't always happen in the blink of an eye. More often than not, our brain needs exterior signals to know that it's time to unwind. Read our tips for a healthy bedtime routine.

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Melatonin as a Treatment for Sleep Disorders

Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone which regulates our circadian rhythm and makes us drowsy. If your circadian rhythm is disrupted, or you can't sleep, taking melatonin may be an option.  Here are our best melatonin tips, as well as tips to help you sleep better.

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Bedroom Environment

Why We Sleep Better With a Weighted Duvet

Enjoy the soothing embrace of a weighted duvet: Learn more about the studies that have shown that weighted duvets and weighted blankets really work.

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Guide: Mattress Toppers for Better Sleep

Are you unsatisfied with your mattress or would you like to sleep more comfortably without having to buy a whole new bed? In that case, a mattress topper can be an ideal and cost-effective solution. Find out which type of mattress topper is right for you and what you should consider when purchasing one.

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The Perfect Bedroom Environment: How Temperature Affects Your Sleep

Whether it's too hot or too cold, the wrong sleeping temperature will either keep you awake or cause you to sleep restlessly. That's why it's important to find your ideal bedroom temperature. This will ensure that you have a more peaceful night and help you wake up the next day feeling refreshed and energised.

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Matthew Walker, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology, Leading Sleep Scientist

Sleep is the Swiss army knife of health. When sleep is deficient, there is sickness and disease. And when sleep is abundant, there is vitality and health.

Children & Sleep

How to Help Your Child Relax and Fall Asleep

In today's fast-paced world, even children often experience increased stress due to our busy daily routines. The constant connection and reduced time for rest and relaxation make it especially hard for children to unwind in the evenings. CURA of Sweden provides helpful tips on how to encourage relaxation and peaceful downtime for your child.

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How a Weighted Duvet Can Help Your Child To Fall Asleep

We all need sleep to rest up and restore mind and body. However, children not only need sleep to rest and restore mind and body; they also need it to grow and evolve. We have spoken with head physician Kerstin Malmberg from the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Stockholm, who has been treating children with sleep problems for almost 30 years.

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Weighted Blankets Can Be Beneficial for Children with ADHD

A scientific study (2023) from Halmstad, Sweden, suggests that weighted blankets, also known as weighted duvets, can help children with ADHD and sleeping difficulties manage their daily lives.

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Studies on Weighted Duvets

CURA Weighted Duvets Increase Melatonin Levels

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.

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Weighted Duvets as a Sleeping Aid for Huntington's Disease Patients

Recent investigations at the Huntington Centre of Expertise, Topaz Overduin in Katwijk, The Netherlands, have assessed the effectiveness of various types of specialised duvets to improve sleep quality for HD patients.

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Weighted Duvets and Shift-working Ambulance Drivers

During the summer of 2020, Region Västernorrland in Sweden conducted a study with 30 shift-working ambulance drivers to evaluate how a weighted duvet from CURA would affect the ambulance drivers' sleep.

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