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Puffy Mattress Review 2020 (+$300 Coupon Code)

Puffy Mattress Review
4.8

Summary

Puffy is a 3-layer budget gel-infused memory foam mattress that comes with a forever (lifetime) warranty – rare, at this price.

Great Choice for: Anyone looking for an affordable and comfortable memory foam mattress that runs a bit on the firmer side.

Avoid if: You prefer a softer mattress.

Price: $495 to $1,050 (after $300 discount)


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1. Saatva ClassicInnerspring$799 - $1,599
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Luxury Foam$1,145 – $1,695
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Budget Foam$624-$1,049
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5. PlushBeds Botanical BlissLuxury Organic Latex$999 – $1,998
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Mattress toppers & pads are a great way to cool your bed and extend its life.
Topper SizeMaterialFirmnessWarr.
LINENSPA
LINENSPA 2 Inch Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper, Twin
Best Value2"Gel memory foamMedium3 years
MOLECULE AIRTEC
MOLECULE AIRTEC
Best Comfort3"Memory foamMedium-firm5 years
MyPillow
MyPillow Three-inch Mattress Bed Topper (Twin)
Best pressure point relief3"FoamMedium-firm10 years
LUCID
LUCID 2-Inch Ventilated Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper - Full
Best cooling2"Gel memory foamSoft3 years
Milemont
Milemont Mattress Topper Twin, 2-Inch Cool Swirl Gel Mattress Topper for Twin Size Bed, Blue
Best for back pain2"Gel memory foamMedium10 years
Pure Green
Pure Green 100% Natural Latex Mattress Topper - Firm - 2 Inch - Queen Size
Best for stomach sleepers2"Natural latexExtra-firm5 years
Sleep Innovations
Sleep Innovations 4-inch Dual Layer Gel Memory Foam Enhanced Support, King, Made in the US Mattress Topper
Best for side sleepers4"Gel memory foamSoft10 years
Sleep Number DUAL TEMP
Sleep Number DUAL TEMP
Best temperature regulation-Forced Air-1 year
TEMPUR ProForm
Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR Supreme 3-Inch Mattress Topper Medium Firm, Full, White
Best memory foam3"Memory foamMedium-firm10 years
Avocado Green
Avocado Green
Best organic2"Organic latexSoft/firm10 years
Bed cooling/heating systems have come a long way – especially the BedJet, my favorite.
SystemTypeBest For...Temp. RangeControl
BedJet V3
BedJet V3
Air cooledBest Overall (esp. for night sweats)66°F-104°FWireless remote control/smartphone app
ChiliPad Cube 3.0
Chili Technology chiliPAD Cube 3.0 - ME and WE Zones - Cooling and Heating Mattress Pad - Individual Temperature Control, Great Sleep Enhancement, Wireless Remote Integration (Queen (80" L x 60" W))
Water cooledBest water cooling system55°F-115°FWireless remote control
Ooler Sleep System
Ooler Sleep System
Water cooledBest temperature control55°F-115°FSmartphone app via Bluetooth
The Pod by Eight Sleep
The Pod by Eight Sleep
Water cooledBest smart cooling system55°F-115°FSmartphone app/smart voice assistant
Mattress Cooler "Classic"
2020 Mattress Cooler "Classic" Chilled Water Sleep Cooling System (Now with a Spare "27x63" Cooling Pad)
Water cooledBest budget cooling systemN/AWireless remote control
SleepNumber Dual-Temp v3
SleepNumber Dual-Temp v3
Air cooledN/ARemote control
bFan Cooling System
bFan Cooling System
FanBest bed fanN/AWired remote control
Brookstone bed fan
Brookstone Bed Fan with Wireless Remote
FanN/AWireless remote control
These pillows excel at relieving neck and shoulder pain:
PillowWhy I Like It
PlushBeds Shredded Natural Latex Pillow
Best Cooling Mattress Pads

best shredded latex pillow for side sleepers
Coop Home Goods Memory Foam
Coop Home Goods - Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow - Hypoallergenic Cross-Cut Memory Foam Fill - Lulltra Washable Cover from Bamboo Derived Rayon - CertiPUR-US/GREENGUARD Gold Certified - Queen
perennial, proven Amazon Choice with over 16,000 reviews
MARNUR Contour Pillow
MARNUR Cervical Memory Foam Pillow Orthopedic Contour Pillows for Neck Pain Ergonomic Pillow with RoHS Certification and Pillowcase Covers, White(23.5×14.5×5.5 Inch)
perfect spine support using a groove down the middle
SleepRightSplintek Side
SleepRight Splintek Side Sleeping Pillow Memory Foam Pillow – Best Pillow for Sleeping On Your Side – 24" x 5" Standard Size
full facial cradle plus a perfectly-angled shoulder cradle
Xtreme Comforts Adjustable Pillow
Xtreme Comforts Hypoallergenic, Adjustable Thickness, Kool-Flow Micro Vented Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Bed Pillow for Sleeping, Back, Stomach & Side Sleepers, Queen Size, Made in USA
thinner and softer than most, so your head will not bend back
UTTU Sandwich Pillow
UTTU Sandwich Pillow, Adjustable Memory Foam Pillow, Bamboo Pillow for Sleeping, Cervical Pillow for Neck Pain, Neck Support for Back, Stomach, Side Sleepers, Orthopedic Contour Pillow, CertiPUR-US
designed specifically for neck support and alignment.
Mediflow Water Pillow
Mediflow Fiber: The First & Original Water Pillow, clinically Proven to Reduce Neck Pain & Improve Sleep. Therapeutic, Ideal for People Looking for Proper Neck Support
clinical tests prove it reduces neck pain
Cradle Me Cervical Pillow
Cradle Me Cervical Pillow - Orthopedic Contour Memory Foam Pillow for Back and Side Sleepers with Neck and Spine Support - Helps Reduce Back and Neck Pain
best overall design with lots of position choices
KaUa Neck Roll
K Ka Ua Neck Roll Pillow Cervical Bolster with Bamboo Cover – Memory Foam Spine Lumbar Traction Spondylosis Support 4” Diameter x 17 “Length (4 Inch)
1,000s of satisfied customers & rave reviews
J-Pillow Travel Pillow
J-Pillow Chin Supporting Travel Pillow - 2020 Version - British Invention of The Year Winner - Supports Your Head, Neck & Chin (Blue)
added chin support prevents your head from falling forward.
Nursal Contour
NURSAL Knee Pillow for Side Sleepers - Wedge Contour Support Pillow for Leg, Orthopedic Knee Pillow for Sciatica Relief, Back Pain, Leg Pain, Pregnancy, Hip and Joint Pain
great reviews, washable cover - and half the price
These are my favorite luxury sheet sets sold online:
Best Luxury SheetsIncludesSizesColours
Parachute
Parachute
Fitted sheet + two pillowcasesTwin to Cal KingSand, Slate, White, Light Grey, Blue
Brooklinen
Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set – Includes 1 Flat Sheet, 1 Fitted Sheet + 2 Pillowcases – 480 Thread Count Sateen Sheet Set – 100 Percent Long-Staple Cotton – Oeko-TEX Certified – Smoke – Twin
One flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillowcases.Twin to Cal KingWhite, Cream, Steel, Smoke, Smoke Stripe
Saatva
Saatva
One flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillowcases.Twin to Cal KingWhite, Ivory, Grey
Boll and Branch
Boll & Branch Luxury Fair Trade Long Staple Organic Cotton Sheet Set - Full, Natural
one fitted sheet, one flat sheet, and two pillowcases.Full, Queen, King, Cal King onlyWhite, Solid Natural, Striped White, Pewter
Best For Specific Needs Soft and Warm: Parachute’s Sateen sheets Most Luxurious: Brooklinen’s Linen sheets Organic Luxury Sheets:  Saatva Lofton Organic sheets Breathable/Cool: Percale sheets from Parachute or Brooklinen
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Puffy is one of the best foam beds we've tested with great universal comfort and excellent build quality (being 100% American made ensures the best quality).

Puffy's 3-layer design uses high-quality gel memory foam and a firm base layer to provide a nice balance of soft comfort with firm support. Their gel foam ensures you stay cool at night while providing excellent contouring.

There are no comfort level choices – this one is designed for the 80 percent of us who like a medium-firm bed.

Heavier sleepers should upgrade to the new Puffy Lux, which increases the thickness to 12″ and is more comfortable (see my review of the Puffy Lux here).

NOTE: If you are looking for something different than Puffy, check out my online mattress buying guide.


What’s In This Mattress Review?

This Puffy mattress review is a 10-minute read.

If you’d rather not read it all, use this table of contents to jump to those features you care most about.


About Puffy

Puffy mattress

Puffy is a new online mattress company, launched in 2017.

Product-wise, they don’t bring much that new to the direct-to-consumer mattress industry – just a high-quality mattress at an affordable price tag.

The Puffy uses gel memory foam used in many other mattresses with no special technology or materials.

That said, the company is especially dedicated to social causes.

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Social Impact

Puffy donations

One area where Puffy stands out from other brands is their active involvement in charity and social projects.

Currently, they are running a social media campaign where they donate mattresses to needy children and youth in homeless shelters.

Additionally, they do all their manufacturing in the United States, providing quality local jobs and ensuring proper quality control on their mattress.

From an environmental standpoint, Puffy mattress uses CertiPUR-US certified foam that is safe for users and the environment.

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Purchase Process

Puffy purchase

Buying a Puffy mattress is simple, given they only offer one comfort option.

Head on over to their product page and choose your size. All sizes from Twin to Cal King are available.

If you want you, can also add a Puffy foundation or adjustable base to your order.

There are over half a dozen payment options, including PayPal, Apple Pay, and all major credit cards.

Puffy also offers a financing option if you don’t want to pay the whole amount at once. You can check whether you qualify for Klarna financing at checkout.

Shipping is free, but there is no option for white glove delivery, so you will have to set the mattress up yourself.

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Puffy Mattress Price and Discount

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Listed below are the latest Puffy mattress prices after applying their latest $300 discount (click to claim).

Twin $495
Twin XL $525
Full/Double $695
Queen $850
King $1,050
CA King $1,050

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101-Night Sleep Trial

Puffy 101 night trial

From the day the mattress is delivered, you have 101 nights to test it and decide whether you want to keep it.

Returns are free, and no questions are asked. If you feel the mattress is not for you, contact customer support, and they will come to pick it up from your home.

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Lifetime Warranty

Puffy warranty

Puffy offers a forever warranty on their mattress. You’ll be covered for as long as you own the mattress. But there are some specifics you should be aware of.

For the first ten years, Puffy will give you a new mattress should there be a defect in your current one. After that, they can either give you a new mattress or repair your current one. No shipping costs are charged if they determine that there is a manufacturing or materials defect.

Puffy no longer offers the Quick Sleep option.

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Shipping

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Puffy ships their mattress free of charge within the US via FedEx. It takes 2-5 business days for the mattress to arrive depending on your location.

They don’t offer an option for expedited shipping.

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Delivery and Setup

Puffy Delivery and Setup

There is no white glove delivery option – meaning you’ll have to set the mattress up yourself.

But setup is easy and quick.

The mattress arrives in a compact box with a total weight of 41-87 lbs depending on the size you ordered.

Unbox the mattress and lay it out on a foundation. It'll take a few hours for it to puff up completely to its normal size, but you can sleep on it immediately.

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Foundation & Frame

Puffy Foundation & Frame

What type of foundation/support does Puffy require?

You can use the Puffy mattress with any base or foundation as long as it’s sturdy and in good condition.

This includes an adjustable base, flat frame, box spring, slatted foundation, or even directly on the floor.

Does Puffy work on an adjustable bed?

Yes, it does.

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Care and Cleaning

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Is a mattress protector needed for Puffy?

No. You can unzip and wash the cover, so no protector is needed.

Do you need to rotate the Puffy mattress?

No, it’s not necessary.

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Aesthetics and Styling

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Puffy has a simple white and grey styling with small clouds on the sides.

This, combined with the fact that it measures just 10 inches thick, means it isn't the most luxurious addition to your bedroom.

But that doesn’t matter much – as long as it is comfortable.

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Construction

Puffy Mattress Construction NEW

Puffy is a 3-layer all-foam mattress.

Here are the three layers that make up this 10-inch mattress.

NOTE: all foams are CertiPUR-US certified.

2” Cooling Cloud Foam

The top layer is made of soft, breathable gel-infused memory foam that provides excellent pressure relief and contouring, hugging your back and curves to reduce pressure points. The gel counters the heat retention tendencies of memory foam and ensures you sleep cool and fresh all night long.

2” Climate Comfort Foam

The second ClimateComfort foam layer is firmer and designed to support your body's alignment. The unique foam used in this layer will not change its shape or form as your room temperature changes. This keeps your spine correctly aligned and prevents you from bottoming out.

6” Core Support Foam

This layer provides the main support for the mattress. It consists of high-density polyfoam that distributes your bodyweight evenly and prevents sagging.

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Mattress Cover

Puffy mattress cover

Puffy doesn’t say what materials they use in their cover, but it feels soft and from what customers say, doesn’t heat up at night. The material maintains good airflow while also wicking away excess moisture.

The mattress has a zip-off cover so you can remove and wash it. Be careful not to apply too much heat to avoid damaging the fabric.

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Smell/Off-gassing

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There is a slight smell when you unbox the Puffy mattress. This is because the foam is fresh off the factory line.

The smell isn’t released until you open the tightly packed mattress bag.

This off-gassing is harmless and should be completely gone in a couple of days.

If it bothers you, leave the mattress uncovered in a well-ventilated room for a day or two.

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Sleeping Experience

Puffy sleeping experience

Puffy is not a luxury mattress, and it doesn’t feel like one. But it’s still quite comfortable and has adequate support for your back.

The soft memory foam in the top layer works with the firmer support core layer to create a comfortable medium-firm mattress. It holds up your weight while also contouring your joints and curves.

But I cannot recommend this mattress for heavier and plus size sleepers. It’s too thin (10″) to provide enough support. Because of the extra pressure, it will sink in too far and feel uncomfortably firm. I would opt for thicker mattresses such as the Avocado Green or the Big Fig mattress.

There's not much bounce in this mattress, either. About the same as any other budget memory foam product.

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Firmness

Puffy Mattress

Compared with Leesa, another popular foam mattress, the Puffy mattress feels firmer. It has more of an ‘on the mattress’ feel with less sinkage and body hug.

Compared with Nectar, another foam mattress with a lifetime warranty, the Puffy mattress also feels slightly firmer.

Puffy is a medium-firm mattress though it falls on the firmer side of the scale. I’d rate it at 6.5-7 out of 10 on a scale of increasing firmness.

The original Puffy is best for back and stomach sleepers who need a firmer sleeping surface.

If you are looking for a softer, plusher mattress, I recommend upgrading to the Puffy LUX, which is their softer offering (firmness of 5.5 out of 10).

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Sinkage

Puffy mattress sinkage

Sinkage is limited, enough to provide a bit of contouring around hips and other high-pressure zones. The mattress feels a bit firm for a foam product.

You'll feel more of a ‘floating’ than an ‘in the mattress’ sleeping experience.

That’s why I recommend it more for stomach and back sleepers than side sleepers.

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Motion Transfer

Puffy sleeping experience

Foam – especially memory foam – is excellent at insulating sleeping partners from each others' motion, and this mattress is no different.  It does a great job keeping interruptions at a minimum.

So there’s no need to worry about a restless night if you have a fidgety partner (or pet).

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Hot/Cold Issues

Puffy temperature control

Puffy uses the same technique as many other mattresses to prevent excess heat retention by the memory foam layer: they infuse cooling gel into the foam.

The gel dissipates heat away from the mattress.

This mattress doesn't sleep, especially hot – it's about average for a memory foam mattress.

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Pros and Cons

Puffy

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Good support and pressure relief
  • Sleeps cool
  • Lifetime warranty

Cons

  • ‘OK' edge support
  • A bit of off-gassing
  • No comfort choices

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The Puffy Mattress is Perfect For You If…

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  • You are looking for good quality, affordable memory foam mattress.
  • You sleep on your back or prefer sleeping on a slightly firmer mattress.
  • You want a lifetime warranty (which is hard to find at this price!).

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Conclusion

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A lifetime warranty is just one of the perks you get with the Puffy mattress.

You’ll also enjoy a lengthy no-pressure trial period, free no-questions-asked returns, and free shipping to your home.

If you are looking for a Casper-quality mattress with a lifetime warranty and a lower price, you can’t go wrong with Puffy.

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Where to Buy Puffy Mattress

Visit Puffy’s official website to order the mattress.


Puffy Mattress FAQs

Puffy Mattress FAQs

Where is the Puffy mattress made?

The Puffy mattress is manufactured and assembled in the United States. This includes foam, cover, and other components.

Is Puffy mattress good for hot sleepers?

While the Puffy mattress sleeps cool for most people – thanks to the gel foam –it may not be suitable for people who sleep extra hot.

Gel memory foam has a limited cooling performance. It absorbs heat only to a certain point, after which the mattress begins to feel warm.

If you sleep hot or have night swears, consider getting a latex or hybrid mattress. If you still want to buy the Puffy mattress, you may also need to buy a cooling topper.

Puffy vs. Puffy Lux: what’s the difference?

The Puffy Lux is the luxurious version of the Puffy mattress. The Puffy Lux has the same three layers as the Puffy mattress plus an additional layer consisting of Plush Cloud foam.

Puffy Lux is softer and plusher than Puffy. It’s great for side sleepers and anyone who prefers a mattress with a deeper than average body hug.

Can I order a custom size Puffy mattress?

At the moment, Puffy does not accept custom size orders. They offer six standard sizes ranging between Twin and Cal King.


Other Puffy Products

Puffy sells three mattresses: the original Puffy mattress, the plusher (and pricier) Puffy Lux mattress, and the Luxury Puffy Royal mattress.

Here’s a brief look at the Puffy Lux, Puffy Royal, and other Puffy bedding products.

Puffy Lux Mattress

Puffy Lux mattress

If you want a softer and more luxurious mattress than the original Puffy, get the Puffy Lux. It is a bit more expensive but offers better pressure relief and body contouring.

The only difference between Puffy Lux and Puffy is the addition of an extra layer in the Puffy Lux mattress.

The Plush Cloud foam layer makes Puffy Lux significantly softer.

Side sleepers will love the pressure relief provided by the softer mattress. Puffy Lux is also ideal for most back sleepers.

Puffy Royal

Puffy Royal mattress

Puffy Royal is the most expensive mattress from Puffy, with a Queen size currently going for $2,395.

Surprisingly, Puffy Royal is an all-foam mattress. At this price point, most mattresses are either organic latex or hybrids (foam + coils).

So what makes Puffy Royal more expensive than Puffy and Puffy Lux?

For one, the Puffy Royal mattress is thicker. At 14” in height, it provides rock-solid support, especially for couples and heavier sleepers.

Puffy Royal also sleeps cooler than the other two mattresses, making it the best choice for hot sleepers and those who live in hot climates.

A gel-infused top layer, breathable foam, and an airflow-boosting design ensure you sleep cool.

Another feature that sets the Puffy Royal apart is the zoned support layer. It has five distinct zones with different firmness levels. Each zone provides targeted support and pressure relief to a specific part of the body.

This design feature is called surface Modification Technology or SMT.

SMT greatly enhances the sleeping experience for all types of sleepers since the mattress can adapt to your physique and sleeping position.

Like the Puffy and Puffy Lux mattresses, Puffy Royal comes with a 101-night trial and a lifetime warranty.

Bases

Puffy Bases

If you are looking for a good quality base for your new Puffy mattress, Puffy offers three options.

Bed frame: Better and quieter than a box spring, the Puffy Bed frame provides sturdy support for all types of mattresses. It consists of wooden slats, contemporary upholstery, and a padded headboard.

Foundation: You can use the Puffy Steel foundation on its own without a box spring. The crisscross design and closely spaced steel slats provide adequate support with no mattress sagging. The foundation is perfect for heavy latex and hybrid mattresses. It can support over 1,000lbs.

Adjustable base: The Puffy adjustable base is great for those who want the ability to adjust the angle and positioning of their upper or lower body when on the bed. The base comes with wireless remote control, dual massage zones, USB ports, and built-in LED lighting.

Bedding

Puffy Bedding Accessories

Puffy sells several bedding accessories to complement your new Puffy mattress.

Puffy comforter: An ultra-soft down alternative comforter with hypoallergenic microfiber fill and a brushed polyester cover. The comforter feels great all year round. It keeps you warm without overheating.

Puffy Pillow: The Puffy Pillow features an adjustable design. You can add or remove filling to adjust the height. The filling is wrapped in a cool-to-the-touch bamboo rayon cover.

Puffy mattress pad: Whether it’s your new Puffy mattress or any other mattress that feels uncomfortably firm, the Puffy mattress pad will help you sleep better. The microfiber top adds a plush feel to a firm mattress, making it softer and improving pressure relief. The cover is made from cotton.

Puffy mattress protector: A 100% waterproof mattress protector with cool bamboo rayon fabric cover.

Puffy mattress topper: You can adjust the firmness of your current mattress using the Puffy mattress foam topper. Choose the firm or soft topper depending on how you want your mattress to feel like. The Puffy topper comes with a bamboo + polyester cover to keep you cool.

Puffy weighted blanket: Looking for a hack to beat insomnia and enjoy deeper sleep? Weighted blankets have worked wonders for many people. Puffy’s Queen size weighted blanket is 20lbs heavy, making it a good choice for sleepers weighing between 180lbs and 220lbs. They also sell a lighter twin size weighing 15lbs (ideal for those weighing between 130lbs and 170lbs).

Puffy Sheets: The Puffy sheet set includes one fitted sheet, one flat sheet, and two pillowcases. The 100% pure bamboo sheets are perfect for hot sleepers and people in warm climates.

Puffy Nightstand

Puffy Nightstand

The Puffy Nightstand provides easy – and stylish – bedside storage. It has three drawers, each with a soft-close mechanism to ensure you don’t wake your partner.

The nightstand is upholstered in a soft grey fabric, giving it a homely but contemporary style. We think, it especially goes well with the Puffy Bedframe. They both have the same grey upholstered finish.


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