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The Pod is a mixed-foam smart mattress. 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.
The Pod’s defining features are associated with its sleep-tracking and temperature control functions. The Pod’s cover is equipped with small sensors on both sides of the mattress. Along with nighttime movements and sleep positions, these sensors can track heart rate, breathing patterns, and how much time you spend awake and asleep. You can access your personal data using the Eight Sleep app, which is compatible with iOS and Android phones and smart devices. The app is free to download.
The Pod also offers adjustable temperature controls. Water is stored in an external component known as The Hub, which connects to a network of small tubes that run throughout a lightweight water mat built into the cover. You can use the app to set your preferred temperature. The Hub will then heat or cool the water before distributing it throughout the mattress. You can program the mattress for temperature settings anywhere between 55 and 115 degrees Fahrenheit (12.8 to 46.1 degrees Celsius).
The Eight Sleep app has other functions, as well. These include daily fitness reports and sleep coaching tutorials, white noise and meditative sounds, and a temperature-based smart alarm. Many of these features are exclusively available to subscribers of 8+, Eight Sleep’s membership service. If you purchase the Pod directly from Eight Sleep, you’ll receive a lifetime 8+ membership at no extra charge.
The Eight Sleep Pod consists of its smart technology layers along with multiple different foams, all encased in a polyester and cotton cover. A full breakdown of individual mattress layers is found below.
Polyester and cotton fabric blend
‘Active Grid’ consists of sleep-tracking biometric sensors and a water mat for temperature controls
2″ memory foam
2″ transitional polyfoam
5″ high-density polyfoam
The Eight Sleep Pod’s price-points are very high for an all-foam mattress, which can be attributed to the Pod’s advanced sleep-tracking system and temperature controls.
Dimensions and prices for the Eight Sleep Pod are listed below. Please note that the Pod is not available in twin or twin XL sizes; the smallest option will be a full.
|Full||54" x 75"||11"||80 lbs.||$2295|
|Queen||60" x 80"||11"||90 lb.||$2595|
|King||76" x 80"||11"||100 lbs.||$2995|
|California King||72" x 84"||11"||100 lbs.||$2995|
Side Sleepers: Generally, side sleepers prefer mattresses with softer surface feels. This position requires extra cushioning for the shoulders and hips in order to align the spine properly, so firmer mattresses may not provide enough padding for side sleepers. The Pod is very well suited to side sleepers who weigh up to 230 pounds. This model’s medium feel and close conforming ensures ample padding for the shoulders and hips.
If you’re a side sleeper who weighs more than 230 pounds, the bed still provides good support, but there’s a chance the Pod will feel too soft and sink excessively beneath your shoulders and/or hips.
Back Sleepers: Back sleepers usually prefer firmer mattresses than side sleepers. This position promotes spinal alignment on its own, so enhanced support is needed to prevent the torso and waist from sinking too deeply beneath the surface.
We recommend the Pod for back sleepers of all sizes. This model conforms to a noticeable extent, but it won’t sink too much for back sleepers and should keep their bodies on an even plane. However, the Pod’s medium firmness may be a bit too soft for some back sleepers, who may want to opt for a firmer mattress instead.
Stomach Sleepers: Stomach sleepers – like back sleepers – typically prefer more supportive mattresses that offer some conforming but won’t sink too much. The stomach sleeping position is tricky because it is associated with more aches and pains than side or back sleeping. Most of us carry a disproportionate amount of weight in our stomach, so sleeping face-down can cause excessive sinkage unless the mattress has a strong support system.
The Pod’s transitional and base polyfoam layers are fairly sturdy, providing some support for stomach sleepers. The bed’s all-foam construction and medium feel, however, will be too soft for some stomach sleepers over 130 pounds, leading to excess sink around the midsection.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
The Pod must be directly purchased from Eight Sleep, as this model is not available through third-party retailers or online marketplaces. You can buy the mattress on Eight Sleep’s website. You can also purchase a Pod at one of the company’s brick-and-mortar spaces at Showfields in New York City or b8ta in San Francisco.
Eight Sleep ships the mattress exclusively within the contiguous 48 states. Ground shipping is free of charge for all orders. You’ll receive a tracking number for the delivery after completing your order. Most customers receive their Pod within one business week of making their purchase.
The Pod will be compressed, wrapped in plastic, and vacuum-sealed for shipping. The Hub and cover are shipped in a separate box. After both boxes arrive, carry them to the room where you plan to use the mattress. First, unbox the mattress and remove the plastic wrapping. As the mattress expands, you may unbox the Hub and cover.
Detailed instructions that explain how to connect the Hub and cover are included in the boxes. If you experience any difficulties, reach out to Eight Sleep’s customer support department.
Eight Sleep does not offer expedited shipping, White Glove delivery, or old mattress removal with any orders.
Eight Sleep’s trial period for the Pod spans 100 nights in length. There is not a mandatory break-in period, so you’ll be able to return the Pod at any point of the 100-night trial. Eight Sleep issues full refunds for all returns within the 100-night window. The company will also arrange for couriers to pick up the mattress from your residence, then transport it for recycling or donation.
The Pod comes with a 10-year mattress warranty, as well as a two-year warranty for The Hub and sleep-tracking cover. These warranties are non-prorated. This means you won’t pay to have the mattress or technology components repaired or replaced if a defect occurs, though you will be responsible for to-and-from shipping charges.
Defects under this warranty include body impressions in the surface that measure 1 inch or deeper, physical flaws in the mattress that cause materials to deteriorate prematurely despite proper use and handling, and defects associated with the cover assembly and technology. Other issues may not be covered under warranty.
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