There is so much that goes into buying a mattress that we rarely settle for the first one we see, especially now that smart mattresses have become so common. We want to make sure we measure each choice up to the other and make the right decision.
When it comes to selecting a smart mattress, all of them do have their own impressive technology for those of us that enjoy insights when it comes to our health. We also are constantly searching for the right mattress that will keep us cool at night.
Our editors narrowed the smart mattress category down to the Pod Pro by Eight Sleep and the ReSt Original Smart Bed for our favorite picks.
- Both are smart mattress
- Both work to help you achieve your best sleep
- Both revolve around comfort for the sleeper
- Both have apps
- The Pod Pro is completely silent | the ReST has a slight hum from the air pump
- The Pod Pro comes with features like health check-up and dual-zone heating and cooling system | ReST doesn't have these features
- The ReST mattress helps with pressure points especially in the head, shoulders, lumbar, hips, and legs
- Eight Sleep starts at $2495 | ReST starts at $3,999.00
Eight Sleep Overview
The Pod Pro is a smart mattress that improves your sleep through personalization. It helps you get your best sleep while getting a better understanding of your sleep habits. The five-layer premium foam mattress is 12 inches deep providing great support. The Active Grid is flexible and contours to your body to relieve pressure points.
The dual-zone heating and cooling system on each side of the bed helps you find the right temperature for you. If there are two people sleeping on the same bed, the smart mattress lets you regulate the temperature on both sides. The Pod Pro also comes with an advanced sleep tracking system, where it monitors your sleep time, toss, and turns (this works for two sleepers as well).
With Pod Pro Exclusive you get access to the Room Climate and Weather Response sensors which measure the room temperature, humidity and local weather to react accordingly. They also have Gentle Rise Wake Up Technology™ which is a game-changer. The mattress gradually cools while gentle vibrations at chest level naturally wake you up.
The Daily Health Check & HRV Monitoring include detailed reports of Respiratory Rate, Resting Heart Rate, and Heart Rate Variability which are all key indicators of your physical wellness.
The Pod Pro starts at $2495 and has an app where you can control everything about your mattress and see all your sleep results.
The ReST Original Smart Bed is made up of air chambers with a top layer of sleep skin which consists of performance cooling fabric. The Gel grid eliminates pressure, increases airflow and adapts your body for firm support.
As you sleep the mattress monitors pressure points. The knit blend fabric material reads over 2000 data points across the surface and the air compresses accordingly to give you the best sleep you need. The Night Vision ™ monitors your sleep quality as well.
Each side of the bed automatically adjusts thus relieving pressure from both sleepers. What stood out about the ReST Smart bed is the 5 ergonomically designed body zones for ultimate customization: head, shoulders, lumbar, hips, and legs.
The ReST Original Smart Bed starts at $3,999 and has an app to synchronize data.
Although the ReSt has some great aspects like pressure point compression and customization for the 5 zones, where it lacks is that the air pump has a dull hum throughout the night (so if you're a light sleeper, it could be annoying).
The Pod Pro by Eight Sleep has way more features that provide value to your sleep and to your daily life too. The biggest one being the dual-zone heating and cooling function, keeping you comfortable all night so you'll feel well-rested in the morning. Of course, all the other features are just as amazing!
Whether you are a tosser, turner or a hot sleeper Eight Sleep has something for you to get a goodnight's rest. With everything you get with Eight Sleep, it is definitely worth the price.