We got the Pod Pro Cover from 8 Eight Sleep about a month ago, and what a fun toy this has been. I enjoy my sleeping experience more since I got it.
What is it?
A mattress or a very thin cover that goes on top of your existing mattress (I got the cover), and it connects to a Pod. It monitors your temperature, movement, HRV, respiratory rate and calculates the quality of your sleep. The mattress or cover regulates the temperature during Sleep and thus helps optimize and improve your sleep.
The product comes with an Eight Sleep app that you install on your phone to set your sleep setting, see your sleep data, and change your settings.
Main things I like about it:
1. Custom setting: When setting up your 8 Eight Sleep app, you set up what side of the bed you sleep on and create custom sleep settings for each person. This is very cool as your sleeping partner may have a completely different sleeping preference than I do.
2. Cooling and warming: I like to set my mattress on cooler when I am going to bed as it cools my muscles/ body down, and I feel it is easier to fall asleep. For the morning, I set it up, so it warms me up before I wake up. This helps:
me wake up naturally, and
my muscles get warmer in the morning, so it doesn't take as much time and effort to walk things off.
3. I love the vibrating alarm feature. I feel that alarms always give me a heart attack in the morning. No matter how much effort I put into choosing the right alarm tone/ song, it gets old and annoying after a while. I love the 8 Eight Sleep because it wakes me up with a vibration from the bottom. The bed starts vibrating, which gives me a sign to wake up. You have to give it a try to experience it fully!
4. Meditation: The 8 Eight Sleep app also comes with meditation. I have been using different ones when I go to sleep based on my mood and when I wake up every morning. I find them to be very calming and relaxing.
Go and try it, as sleep is something very personal. I love that 8 Sleep offers a trial period, and so if you are not completely satisfied, you can return it within a specific time as stated on the website.