I've never been a great sleeper. I toss and turn most nights but when I decided to move into a new place recently, I also decided to invest in a great mattress to get a better night's rest. Although this mattress, from a very credible brand, is extremely comfortable, it hasn't done much to get me to stay asleep.
Recently, I've been getting 5-6 hours of sleep a night and I was determined to find a way to get more. My friend mentioned Eight Sleep, saying that their mattress transformed how he sleeps and how he feels in the mornings.
Having just bought a new mattress a couple months ago, I didn't want to fork out money for another brand new mattress, so I was thrilled to see Eight Sleep also offers a Cover to go with any existing mattress you love to turn that mattress into a high-tech sleep solution.
The Pod Pro mattress, which is what my friend had, has Dual-Zone temperature control, meaning you can control the temperature of each side of the mattress separately (anywhere between 55°-110°F). I'm always too warm at night, so if this worked it could be a game-changer.
Luckily, the Eight Sleep Pod Pro Mattress Cover has the same Dual-Zone temperature tech that I could easily put on top of my new mattress. Not to mention all the other tech benefits of Eight Sleep like, tracking my sleep stages / cycles and health on their app too.
The more I read, the more impressed I was, and this Cover was certainly more affordable than getting a whole new mattress so I decided to order it. It arrived on time and I couldn't wait to test it out. I was worried it would be difficult to install but the instructions were super simple, it fits perfectly on my mattress.
That night, I took full advantage of the temperature controls and found my perfect temperature. It was great to not have to have the AC running all night, and even better that my partner could choose their own temperature for their side too.
It's great to be able to track all my data on the Eight Sleep app. I can see health reports, REM, respiration, and heart rate data which has seriously helped me understand my sleep patterns. But my favorite part about having the Pod Pro Cover is the GentleRise™ Wake Up Technology.
Basically, I don't use an alarm to wake up anymore. The Cover uses gentle vibrations at the chest level to wake me up naturally and changes the temperature at my set wake-up time making it easier for me to get up. I'm never groggy in the morning now!
Since I've started using the Eight Sleep Pod Pro Cover my sleep has changed dramatically. According to the app I'm getting a solid 7-7.5 hours of sleep most nights now! I'm definitely feeling the difference throughout the day. I have more energy to stay focussed for the whole workday and still complete tasks in the evenings - something that felt impossible on 5 hours sleep!
If you find yourself tossing and turning all night and find it hard to get up in the morning, I'd highly recommend Eight Sleep's products. Their technology is unmatched!
Update: Eight Sleep has created the new Pod 3 cover. It contains all the same features as the Pod Pro cover but includes additional comfort benefits like the new Invisible Sensing technology with 4000x greater resolution that helps support advanced health tracking and increased comfort. The cover also includes expanded WiFi and stability.