Hands up if you're sick of your mattress? The truth is, most of us are sleeping on a mattress we bought years ago. It seemed like a great purchase at the time, but now you're ready for an upgrade. If you're looking to optimize your sleep, a smart mattress is a great choice. It's a futuristic option that can make your life simpler in so many ways...kind of like magic. It helps you live a healthier life by telling you how you're sleeping through the night, your heart and respiratory rates and when your sleep was interrupted. You can even make one side of the bed warmer through a couple clicks on the app. Want fresh coffee brewing when you wake up in the morning? Your mattress can do that for you. We tried an Eight smart mattress, and we're here to answer all your questions.
What is a smart mattress?
A smart mattress is a premium mattress with built-in technology that communicates with your smart devices (think your phone, Alexa, etc.). It can heat different sides of the bed (no more fighting over blankets), monitor your heart rate, note when you fall asleep, and the temperature of the room. You can see how you're sleeping and control the smart mattress functions right from an app on your phone. It can even wake you up via a smart alarm that goes off at the right time in your sleep cycle, so you'll actually wake up happy and well-rested.
Can I integrate it with my devices?
Eight mattresses will record your sleep data and share it with your favorite health apps, like Google Fit or Apple Health. This means you'll be able to see all your sleep data on your phone, including things like when you were in the deepest or lightest sleep patterns. It records data on both sides of the bed, so you can even see the kind of sleep you and your partner are getting. And, after connecting it to your Alexa or Echo Dot, you can control the temperature of the bed with voice commands. The best part? Different sides of the bed can be different temperatures. It's a high-tech makeover for your sleep cycle.
How's the actual mattress?
Amazing! The mattresses are designed for maximum comfort. They're engineered from durable, premium foam and Eight offers a variety of mattress constructions based on your preferences for firmness and air flow----so you know you are getting the right mattress for your sleeping habits. They even just introduced a new Eight Sleep Pod, which has amazing temperature features cooling or heating the bed anywhere from 110 to 55 degrees. And, no, you don't need specially sized sheets or a custom foundation - Eight smart mattresses work with standard bed accessories.
How's the sleep on an Eight?
Dreamy! This is the mattress for you if you're looking to optimize your sleep. Keeping track of your sleep data means you can actually know why you've been sleeping poorly, rather than just guessing. After looking at my sleep data, I realized I slept best on nights when I got to bed before midnight, and when my side of the bed was between 65-70 degrees. I can't always control if I need to work late, but at least I'm getting quality sleep with the time I do have.
Is it expensive?
Short answer; No. Long answer; Eight is the most affordable smart mattress on the market, and offers three smart mattress options for prices ranging from $699 to $1,599. Their mattresses are in-line with other mattress options, but with the added benefit of smart technology. You get a high-quality mattress with all the added technology for the same price as other, lesser-quality traditional mattresses.
Does Eight have financing?
They have a "Sleep Now, Pay Later" option, which means you can put zero money down at the time of purchase, and then pay as low as $36 a month for 18 months without interest. Definitely the best deal out there for bed in a box mattresses.
How fast do they arrive?
Eight mattresses typically arrive within a week of ordering, although this may vary depending on where you live.
Can I try it before I buy it?
This is one of the best parts - they'll let you try it for 100 days. If you don't like it, you can return it for free. They'll even send someone to pick it up from you, so you don't have to try and roll it back up or ship it yourself.