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    Updated on Jul 16, 2019. Posted on Aug 7, 2018

    I Tried That Cooling Comforter From The Internet And Here's What Happened

    Is this what sleep should feel like? Have I been missing out?

    Hi, friends. You know what's the worst? Waking up in the middle of the night because you're sweating from a hot comforter. No one enjoys this.

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    One day I was scrolling through Facebook and saw an ad for a "cooling comforter" from a company called Buffy. Excuse me, what??

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    No, not the vampire slayer.

    It's kind of a steep price ($150) for my cheap self, so I reached out to Buffy and they gave me one to try. It's worth noting, though, that customers get a "30-day free trial" and can always return it before then to avoid the cost.

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    The trial starts the day you place the order, not the day you receive it. If you decide to return it, they will donate it to a homeless shelter.

    So what even makes this "cool" and comfy? It's made from eucalyptus trees instead of cotton.

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    Buffy uses silky natural eucalyptus fibers from Austria, which are generally softer and more hypoallergenic than cotton. The inner fill is made from an eco-fiber spun from reclaimed PET bottles.

    Also, apparently the eucalyptus fibers naturally repel mold, mildew, dust mites, and other microbes or pathogens (which can accumulate in traditional down comforters).

    The comforter is environmentally friendly and cruelty-free, so I guess buying this makes you a better person? Tbh this didn't sway me to want it, but it's a nice benefit.

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    The average queen-sized cotton comforter requires 100 square feet of cotton fabric, which in turn needs 1000-3000 gallons of water to grow. So by using eucalyptus fibers, they bypass this waste.

    So I finally got mine in the mail and I was PUMPED to try it out. I had very high hopes.

    Arielle Calderon

    It came vacuum-sealed in a green package and even included a sleeping eye mask.

    First things first, this thing is SO EFFING COMFORTABLE. I can't even really explain it, it's just like a cloud.

    Arielle Calderon

    The material just feels so nice on the skin.

    On night one, it was very comfortable, but not all that cooling. But to be fair, I am in NYC and my AC was broken. So there was no cool air circulating in my apartment in the first place.

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    When I finally got my AC fixed, I had a completely different experience.

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    I. DID. NOT. SWEAT. And I had my first great night of rest in weeks.

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    The colder the air in your apartment, the colder the blanket. I'm even writing this from my bed while there's a heat advisory in NYC and I have no issues.

    Worth noting that before my AC was broken, I used a down comforter and duvet. It always made me sweat at some point in the night.

    I shared the blanket with my boyfriend and we both slept very comfortably. Our combined body heat didn't seem to affect us.

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    I asked for his opinion on Buffy and can confirm he also loves it.

    The one thing that bums me out is that you technically COULD put a duvet cover on it, but then it kind of cancels out the whole cooling thing.

    Arielle Calderon

    So for now I just have the white blanket (which is fine, just not as fun).

    Bonus: My cat loves this comforter. She cuddles in it by herself, which is not normal. Nala stans.

    Arielle Calderon

    I think she loves this thing more than she loves me.

    So, is it worth trying? I say YES. But definitely read all the reviews online first before purchasing.

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    I obviously didn't have a risk since I got it for free, but some of the reviews online scared me off. I personally have had a great experience, but I always recommend doing your research and evaluating if this is something you should try.

    You can read more about Buffy here.

    P.S. No, I did not get paid for this, it's just an honest review. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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