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Eight Sleep Pod Review

Choosing a mattress is an important decision as this is what will directly influence your sleep and thus, your health. In this article, we will review Eight Sleep Pod, an advanced mattress with technological solutions. 

About Eight Sleep Pod Pro Mattress

Eight Sleep is a company that offers sleep solutions like mattresses with advanced technology implemented. The company introduces products that help you recover through personalized bed temperature, health monitoring, and digital sleep coaching.

The mattress by Eight Slee looks like a regular mattress but it has cooling and heating features while also allowing to track health conditions. It is controlled with the Eight Sleep app which is also needed for health monitoring. 

Price Range:$2,845 – $3,245

Mattress Type: Foam

Firmness: Medium Firm (6)

The company offers three mattresses which basically have the same features with foam and technology combines. Moreover, Eight Sleep has a separate cover which you can buy as a supplement to your mattress. 

Eight Sleep Pod Pro Pros and Cons


  • Temperature control 
  • Smart alarm
  • Good for couples as it works separated on two sides
  • Good for side and back sleepers
  • Tracking sleep and health data 


  • Quite an expensive option which is explained by this technology and layers
  • Not available in a twin or twin XL size
  • Not really good for stomach sleepers
  • Availvable only in the US

Eight Sleep Pod Types

There are three mattress options:

  1. Pod: Three-Layer 11″ Mattress with temperature control, cooling and heating features as well as sleep tracking.
  2. Pod Pro Mattress: Five-Layer 12″ Mattress with temperature control features, dual-zone cooling and heating, sleep tracking + with additional health tracking. 
  3. Pod Pro Mattress Max: Six-Layer 12″ Mattress + additional MaxChill Layer infused with silver, copper, and graphite for maximal heat dissipation.
  4. Pod Pro Cover: Installs on any 10″ – 16″ mattress and zips seamlessly; has temperature control features, dual-zone cooling and heating, sleep tracking + with additional health tracking. 

The most popular mattress is Pod Pro Mattress.

Pod Pro Mattress Features

This medium-firm mattress by Eight Sleep has a number of unique features to improve sleep quality and help feel better after the night.

Temperature control 

One of such features is temperature control. With embedded, imperceptible water channels used, the temperature of the pod is dynamically adjusted which is especially useful in the summertime to cool down at night. The external Hub connects to tubes embedded into the cover and is controlled by the app. The temperature can be changed 55 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit. 

The Eight Sleep app has also a smart temperature mode to automatically adjust the temperature of a mattress throughout the nighttime.

There is also temperature regulation individually for each side of the bed. This means a partner can choose to have their part of the pod cooler or warmer than your.

Smart alarm

Another useful app is the Eight Sleep alarm that helps wake you up by gradually cooling down the mattress. It also vibrates at chest level to wake you up naturally, without the sound of an alarm. You set the wake-up time and the temperature the mattress needs to cool down to. 

Health tracking

The product also allows monitoring such parameters as time slept, time to fall asleep, heart rate, sleep breaks, and other data.

Sleep coaching

The app provides useful calculations like sleep fitness score and sleep patterns while also recommending the best pod settings.

100-night trial

The company offers an opportunity to test the pod for 100 days and then return it and get a refund. 

Pod Pro Mattress Construction

The Eight Sleep Pod consists of five technology layers containing sensors and a layer of imperceptible water-based cooling and heating channels. In between there are adaptive foams. 

The cover material is polyester and cotton fabric blend.

The top 2-inch comfort layer is made of polyfoam, and the second 2-inch comfort layer is made of memory foam. The polyfoam is a little responsive, creating some bounce on the surface with light conforming, while the memory foam offers additional contouring. A 2-inch transitional layer of dense polyfoam sits beneath the memory foam to prevent you from sinking too deeply into the mattress. The Pod’s support core is composed of 5 inches of high-density polyfoam.

Pod Pro Mattress and Sleeping Style

Side sleepers. The mattress is a good option for side sleepers who typically prefer softer surface. The mattress’s medium firmness and close conforming helps to provide ample padding for the shoulders and hipsand thus, helps align the spine properly.

Back Sleepers. While some people might find the matress too soft, it’is generally recommended for back sleepers as they typically prefer firm supportive mattresses. The mattress’s construction is able to prevent the torso and waist from sinking too deeply beneath the surface. 

Stomach Sleepers. This group of people usually choose mattresses with enhanced support that won’t sink too much to prevent excessive sinkage. The mattress can be sturdy enough for stomach sleepers but you stil might want to consider a firmer option.

Mattress Performance

The top polyfoam layer is quite responsive and it generally absorbs movement. However, when getting on and off the bed, you might feel a light bounce on the surface and some sinkage when  lying close to the edges.

Being medium firm and having a balanced body-contouring and support, the mattress is a good option for side and back sleepers. Moreover, it is good for people who feel pressure in the shoulders, lower back, hips, and other body parts. 

Pod Pro Mattress Sizes

There are four options to choose from: 

Full Size: 52.5 x 74.5 x 12 inches

Queen Size:  58.5 x 79.5 x 12 inches

King Size: 74.5 x 79.5 x 12 inches

Cali King Size: 70.5 x 83.5 x 12 inches

Pod Pro Mattress Prices

Here are the prices of the mattress:

Queen – $2,845 ($3,095)

Full – $2,545 (​​$2,795)

King – $3,245 ($3,49 )

Cali King – $3,245 ($3,495)

How do I set up and install the Pod?

You will receive two boxes: 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of hydrogen peroxide and about 2L of distilled water (if possible). Both can be found at your local convenience store or market. To set everything up, you need to download the app which will guide you through each step of the onboarding process. To use the Pod, you’ll need to have WiFi connected.

How to wash the Pod?

There are two part of the mattress to take care of separately:

Technology portion that is not water-resistant and it cannot be washed or dry cleaned. So it should be covered with a waterproof mattress protector. 

Foam portion can be cleaned with mild detergent, such as dishwashing liquid soap. Do not use harsh chemicals such as bleach or ammonia. 

Eight Sleep Warranty

The company offers 10-year warranty for the mattress and 2-year warrant for a sleep-tracking cover. Defects under this warranty include physical flaws in the mattress,body impressions in the surface,  and defects associated with the cover assembly and technology.

However, the company doesn’t cover shipping charges.

Where is Eight Sleep mattress available?

The Pod and Pod Pro mattresses are currently only available in the continental US (excluding Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico) and Canada. The Pod Pro Max mattress is only available in the continental US.


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