This post is sponsored by Buffy, the comforter that’s softer than a cloud.
What’s the secret to a better night’s sleep?
Curtains that keep out the yellow glow of the street lamp?
Less time scrolling through your phone before bed?
More time reading?
The perfect blend of essential oils?
Children who never have to wake up to pee?
Or climb into your bed?
Or ask for a glass of water?
Neighbors who don’t listen to music after 9 pm?
Or slam the door?
Or host parties?
A refrigerator that doesn’t buzz?
A faucet that doesn’t drip?
A nose that’s not stuffed?
Or a bank account that is?
A post-dinner fast?
A midnight snack?
A lucky nightgown?
No nightgown at all?
A really great comforter?
If there were definitive answers to these questions, we wouldn’t still be asking them. There’s no dream life or dream product that can deliver a perfect night’s sleep every day of the week, but there are certainly things that contribute to a better one. Is a really great comforter one of those things? Sure can be.
In the past few years, our bed and our sleeping habits have become the subjects of a fair amount of intrigue. For one thing, we’re a family of four living in a small one-bedroom apartment. Folks want to talk logistics. (Our bed has been smack in the middle of our apartment since James and I relinquished the rights to our bedroom when Faye was just a toddler.) For another thing, our children are two and four. Folks want to commiserate. (If there’s a topic of conversation that’s overshadowed any other in the past four years, it’s been sleep. How much sleep we’re getting, how much sleep they’re getting, how we’re getting them to sleep at all.)
Readers who catch glimpses of our bed in pictures want to know where we got our headboard (it was abandoned in the attic of my childhood house before my parents bought the property!), and if I painted it (twice!). And I’m frequently asked for suggestions for a cruelty-free alternative to the down comforter we top our bed with in the winter. Something soft and cozy, but minus the allergens and the goose feathers. I understand the hunt, but until now, I haven’t had a great recommendation. When Buffy reached out asking if I’d like to try their new comforter, I was eager to see what they’ve been up to.
I’m a bedtime enthusiast. I love everything about the ritual of pulling back the covers on a neatly made bed and climbing in. I relish the moment of turning off the light, and rolling over, settling myself into sleep like a puppy who’s finally found the comfiest spot to curl up. Most nights I fall asleep quickly, and before children I’d stay asleep straight on through morning. (Sob.)
I’m glad I can report that the Buffy Cloud Comforter has passed my rigorous testing. We took the Buffy for a spin in our home at the very perfect time of year—our steam pipes are still keeping our apartment abundantly toasty despite the weather outside warming up, and the comforter is soft but impressively light and breathable.
The Buffy is filled with a down-alternative spun from recycled BPA-free PET water bottles. By using recycled polyester instead of the virgin polyester found most often in down alternatives, each Buffy comforter keeps 50 plastic water bottles out of the waste stream.
The outer shell of the Buffy comforter is made out of fiber spun from eucalyptus trees and it’s produced in a non-toxic, closed-loop manufacturing process that reuses 99 percent of the solvents needed to take the eucalyptus from tree to thread. Eucalyptus fiber is smoother than cotton and gentle against the skin. It’s even touted for anti-inflammatory properties and it’s naturally resistant to common allergens and bacteria.
I can’t guarantee you’ll sleep better under it, but you wouldn’t be wrong to give it a try. Use the code RMTL to take $20 off. Buffy is currently shipping in the US only.
This post was sponsored by Buffy. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Reading My Tea Leaves.