Nine of ten experience better sleep
In a survey with 450 participants, 90 % stated that they experienced better sleep quality when they used a weighted duvet from CURA. In addition to this result, 92 % experienced increased relaxation, and as many as 96 % recommend a CURA weighted duvet to their friends.
In addition to better relaxation and sleep quality, the comfort of the weighted duvet was also reflected in the survey results as 86% of the users stated that the CURA duvet was more comfortable than their previous duvets.
What is a weighted duvet?
A weighted duvet or weighted blanket is just what the name suggests – a duvet with a weighted filling. The additional weight gives your body a comfortable and relaxing embrace when you lay down to rest. Many people prefer a weighted duvet prior to their ordinary duvet. Weighted duvets have been used in care and therapy for many years, to help relieve sleep difficulties.
Effects of the weighted duvet
Weighted duvets create pressure on the skin that feels similar to a soft embrace.
The pressure stimulates deep skin receptors and signals to our hormone system to produce and release feel-good hormones such as oxytocin.
The result includes deep relaxation and better sleep for the vast majority of users!
CURA Pearl Classic
CURA Pearl Classic is the most popular weighted duvet in Europe.
Pearl Classic is a high-quality weighted duvet consisting of seven layers, each of which has a specific function for achieving the highest quality and comfort. The filling consists of natural, honed glass pearls combined with polyester wadding. The grid pattern ensures a consistent and fluid pressure, helping you to relax.
Many users describe the feeling of the duvet as a soft embrace over the whole body.
CURA Pearl Eco
CURA Pearl Eco is a 100% natural duvet. The outer material of organic cotton and cotton wadding instead of polyester makes the weighted duvet perform outstanding breathability. It is also slightly warmer and fluffier than Pearl Classic and Pearl Basic.
The exclusive eye mask CURA Eye Rest is included when purchasing Pearl Eco, together with a cotton canvas bag for transport and storage of the duvet.
CURA Pearl Down
New CURA Pearl Down is the weighted duvet with the perfect balance between functionality and wonderful fluffiness.
CURA Pearl Down is a unique weighted duvet in seven layers. The padding consists of glass pearls and two layers of fluffy down, 75% duck down and 25% feathers for a total of 600 grams. Together, it creates a comfortable temperature and the relaxing effect that characterizes all weighted duvet from CURA of Sweden.
CURA Pearl Cotton Eco
Exclusive weighted duvet in 100% natural materials. Outer fabric and padding in organic cotton. Weight from glass beads. Pearl Cotton Eco is the duvet that makes a difference for your sleep as well as being healthy for the environment.
Choosing the right weight
The perfect weight of a weighted duvet can be very individual to achieve the best effect and comfort. Parameters like weight and height play an essential part, as well as stress, anxiety, worry and difficulty sleeping.
The basic 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.
Weighted duvets for children
Like adults, children may experience difficulty sleeping and have trouble coming to rest at night. They might feel uneasy or struggle with nightmares. A weighted duvet can help children relax, unwind and have a better quality of sleep
For many years, health care has prescribed weighted duvets as a sleep aid for children with neuropsychiatric disabilities, such as ADHD or autism. Studies have found that weighted duvets help children relax, unwind and increase sleep quality.
Pregnancy and weighted duvets
Feeling tired is something that many women experience during their pregnancy. Difficulty finding a sleeping position, nasal congestion or vivid dreams can all be disturbing factors that affect sleep. A weighted duvet can serve as a natural aid for deeper relaxation and better sleep.
Weighted duvets in healthcare
Weighted duvets have been used successfully in Swedish healthcare for nearly 15 years. The duvet has often been used to treat sleep problems for patients with neuropsychiatric disorders, severe pain or anxiety.
Today we know that the effects of using weighted duvets apply to almost all people, regardless of medical background and degree of sleep problems.
In addition, people who consider themselves to sleep well experience improved sleep when using a weighted duvet.
You might think that the use of heavy duvets is a new phenomenon. But in fact, people have used heavy duvets throughout most of our history.
Historically, people used heavy animal skins and straw mats when the night's chill made extra warmth necessary. And before the lightweight down duvets of the 195Os and the mass-produced, cost-effective fake fibre duvets of the 197Os, significantly heavier broadcloth duvets were most commonly used in households across Scandinavia.
Sleep expert Christian Benedict
Previous studies have shown that using a weighted duvet can alleviate insomnia. In a recent study, the sleep researcher Christian Benedict from Uppsala University, have studied healthy young women and men to see if the use of a weighted duvets from CURA can increase the production of the hormones melatonin and, oxytocin.
The results show that the use of a weighted duvet increases melatonin in healthy young adults at bedtime.
Christian Benedict | University lecturer at the Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Research; Pharmacology
Our expert panel
"Oxytocin is released when activated by various sensory nerves in the skin and relieves anxiety, stress and pain."
– Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg,
Doctor and professor who specializes in feel-good hormones.
CURA of Sweden has a long-term ambition to improve the public health by helping people to healthy sleep. In this mission, we tie bands and listen to authorities in the academic world. We collaborate with professors, doctors, scientists and therapists that stands behind our work.
Read more about our expert panel.
Washing a weighted duvet
All CURA duvets are machine washable! Our CURA Pearl weighted duvets are machine washable at 40-60 degrees using a slower spin speed, depending on the model. Alternatively, you can freeze your duvet either in the freezer or by hanging it out when temperatures drop below zero. This will eliminate mites.
Read more about how to wash your CURA duvet.