Eight Mattress Review

flag Exciting smart tech with lots of options
  • Control each side's temperature separately

  • Wake up with thermal alarm

  • Simple love it or return it policy

  • Comfort & technology combined for better sleep

Pros & Cons

  • Smart thermal alarm features
  • Temperature control
  • 100-day trial period
  • Integrates with your smart home system
  • Free shipping
  • May not be supportive enough for plus-size sleepers
  • Requires some level of tech savvy

Sizes & Pricing

Eight Sleep’s Pod is available in four different sizes. Financing options are available with your Pod purchase, starting at 0% APR over 36 months.

Full: The full-size Pod is available for $2,095 and measures 52.5 x 74.5 x 11 inches.

Queen: The queen-size Pod costs $2,295 and measures 58.5 x 79.5 x 11 inches.

King: The king-size Pod is priced at $2,595 and measures 74.5 x 79.5 x 11 inches.

Cal King: The Cal-king Pod costs at $2,595 and measures 70.5 x 83.5 x 11 inches.

Overview

If you’re looking for a smart mattress that uses technology to adapt to you, look no further than the Eight Sleep Pod. It’s a four-layer premium foam mattress with features like a thermo alarm and access to an exclusive app that tracks your Sleep Fitness score. The Pod comes with proprietary trackers and sensors that track up to 15 factors connected to your sleep and health including deep sleep, REM sleep, and more. The smart mattresses also come with temperature control and provide smart alarm features, and you can connect your sleep to your home with Smart Home Integrations.

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Rating

  • "Price"
    9 /10
  • "Comfort"
    9.5 /10
  • " Body Support"
    9 /10
  • "Customer Support"
    8.5 /10

Construction

Eight’s Pod is made with four layers of premium, CertiPUR-US certified foams, which means that they meet rigorous standards for minimizing off-gassing. It is made without harmful chemicals such as formaldahyde, ozone depleters, heavy metals & flame retardants. Each mattress meets the standard of fewer than 0.5 parts per million VOC (volatile organic compounds). There is also a fifth layer (the top layer) which is the Adaptive Grid that tracks your biometric data, relieves pressure, and regulates the temperature as you sleep.

The Pod Layers

  • 2 ” Luracor Foam
  • 2″ Visco Elastic Memory Foam
  • 2″ Transitional Polyfoam
  • 5″ High Density Support Polyfoam
  • Adaptive Grid

In addition to the five layers that compose the Pod, you’ll also find it powered by a Hub. The Hub acts as a thermal engine, allowing water to flow to the Active Grid to maintain a desired temperature between 55 and 115 degrees. You and your sleep partner can each control your own side of the bed’s temperature by using the Eight Sleep app, which is compatible with iOS and Android devices.

 

eight sleep pod

Mattress Cover

The Pod’s cover is made up of a soft yet durable premium fiber blend of cotton and polyester.

Firmness, Feel & Support

The Pod has a medium-firm feel, which most sleepers find comfortable. The four layers of high-density memory foam mean that it does a good job of not transferring motion. This also means that you may experience less bounce with this mattress than you are used to.

As a note, it’s important to remember that the Pod is made to be used with the Adaptive Grid top layer. Some people find the mattress without the grid can feel on the soft-side. Eight Sleep also recommends not allowing your pets on the bed, as this can interfere with the Pod’s tracking abilities.

The Pod can hold up to 500 pounds total.

Purchase & Delivery Process

The Pod can be purchased easily on the company website. Financing is also available, starting at 0% APR for 36 months. Simply choose Affirm at checkout to finance your Pod.

Eight Sleep provides free ground shipping for all mattresses. Typically, the Pod arrives within 6 days of your order date. The Pod arrives in two boxes: one containing the adaptive foam mattress, and the other containing the Hub and Active Grid layer.

If desired, you can choose the in-home delivery service for a fee, though it does not include set-up or installation. Nevertheless, the Pod will be brought to your bedroom so you won’t have to carry it upstairs by yourself. Old mattress removal is also available with this option.

You’ll have a 100-day trial period during which you can try out the mattress. If you think that the mattress hasn’t lived up to Eight’s promises, during the 100 days, you can return it and get a full refund. The foam layers of the mattress comes with a 10-year warranty whereas the Active Grid and Hub come with a 2-year warranty.

Pillow Offerings

The Eight Sleep pillow can help you to sleep soundly. It’s a supportive pillow with a premium finish, but most importantly, it utilizes advanced cooling technology to ensure you don’t spend the night tossing, turning, and sweating.

Filled with carbon-infused foam and a perforated design, the Eight Sleep pillow allows for air to move freely, which prevents heat and moisture from building up inside the pillow. It’s essentially a ventilated pillow and it’s backed by a 5-year warranty, a guarantee that you’re getting one of the most durable, well-built pillows that money can buy.

Try the Eight Sleep pillow for 30-days and send it back for a full refund if it’s not quite what you were expecting.

Customer support

The company’s support team can be reached via email, live chat, or phone. On average, the customer team has been known to be adequately responsive. The company also maintains an online blog and the FAQ section that can be consulted in case any questions need to be answered.

  • Phone Support
    The company officials can be reached via phone.
  • Live Online Chat
    Live chat is available on the website during business hours.
  • Email
    The company can be reached via email.
  • Video Tutorials
    There are a number of tutorials available online.
  • FAQ
    A detailed FAQ section is available on the company website.
  • Blog
    A blog is accessible via the company website.

Final Word

Eight Sleep’s Pod is smart, sophisticated, and some even believe, ahead of its time. It comes with riveting features like temperature control, thermo alarm that wakes you gradually by adjusting the temperature, and smart home system integration. In addition, Eight  Sleep’s AI-powered personal Sleep Coach offers individualized information to help people improve their sleep. When you add a 100-day trial period and Eight Sleep’s warranty into the mix, it becomes very hard for competitors to keep up.

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author Jodi
Jodi King
author

Jodi King has been an interior decorator for many years specializing in bedroom décor and design. She has been researching mattresses and matching the correct mattress for her customers’ needs for years. She has a lot of knowledge when it comes to looking for the perfect mattress and is a contributor to Top 5 Mattresses.

This review is based on the writer's personal opinion.
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