iPhone-Connected Mattress 'The Pod' Dynamically Adjusts Temperature as You Sleep

Sleep fitness company Eight Sleep today announced "The Pod," a smart bed that lets users control the temperature of their side of the bed through their iPhone. Not only that, but The Pod will dynamically warm or cool you (55 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit) as you sleep based on settings you enter in the app.


The Pod does not support HomeKit and Eight Sleep has no plans to do so as of now. When we asked about HomeKit integration, the company pointed out that The Pod does support IFTTT, which opens up many smart home connection possibilities. The Pod also integrates with Alexa devices, Google Home, Philips Hue, Wemo products, and more. With these integrations, you can say things like "Alexa, cool down my bed" to prepare for nighttime.

This "smart temperature mode" is powered by machine learning and biofeedback, and is accompanied by a thermo alarm that leverages temperature to wake you up more naturally, without disturbing a sleep partner and without the need of a noisy alarm. This mode gradually cools your side of the bed in the minutes prior to the wake-up time you set on your iPhone.


In addition, The Pod includes biometric tracking to monitor time slept, time to fall asleep, time of wake up, respiratory rate, heart rate, heart rate variability, temperature in bed, sleep breaks, light sleep, deep sleep, and REM sleep. All of this is fed into Eight Sleep's AI engine to calculate your "sleep fitness score" and rate your sleep each night.

You can then take this score to adjust your next night of sleep as needed, change settings in The Pod, and even compare scores with friends.


Sleep monitoring has become a popular market over the past few years, and even Apple has shown interest in the technology by acquiring sleep tracking company Beddit in May 2017. Beddit is a slim sensor strip that you place over your existing mattress to monitor sleep stats like sleep time and efficiency, heart rate, respiration, temperature, movement, snoring, room temperature, and room humidity.

You can reserve Eight Sleep's Pod for $95 beginning today, and the remaining balance will be due at the time of shipping in April 2019. The Pod is available in Full ($1,995), Queen ($2,195), King ($2,495), and Cali King ($2,495), and each mattress will have a 100 night trial period with free returns.



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5 days ago at 07:59 am
115°F? What in the literal hell.
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5 days ago at 08:02 am

115°F? What in the literal hell.

Who would sleep on 115 degrees, lol. I need my mattress to be ice cold.


You must not know any women. :p
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5 days ago at 07:53 am
I really want this but worry hackers might fry or freeze me in my sleep.
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5 days ago at 08:01 am
I'm curious, but only curious. No HomeKit integration is a deal breaker.
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5 days ago at 07:52 am
Can’t wait for connected socks.
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5 days ago at 08:42 am
I am not sure we should keep outsourcing natural bodily functions to tech, proven or unproven. A healthy human body has a myriad of interconnected processes designed to maintain homeostasis, and if you pull yourself away from the proverbial noise, you might actually be able to listen to what your body is telling you.

The more technological and pharmaceutical wonders we introduce, the greater potential for throwing things out of whack. The human body, properly cared for, is a finely tuned machine with millennia of R&D. I'm not saying tech like this won't be helpful for fringe cases, but we are fooling ourselves if we think we can best nature at her own game after only a few hundred years of modern science.
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5 days ago at 09:09 am

You must not have dated many curvy women (no, I'm not saying fat, though I'm sure that is also true). They tend to get warm at night. My wife does. We actually bought a new bed last autumn and it has some sort of gel foam topper that wicks heat away from your body and it is NICE. I got a pillow that has some similar stuff in it and that has been fantastic. I now shower every other day unless I work out or am doing yard work. I used to get so sweaty at night.


I've dated a variety of shapes and they've all been freezing, all of the time, regardless of weather, time of day, or layers of clothes, lol.
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5 days ago at 09:20 am

I'm curious, but only curious. No HomeKit integration is a deal breaker.

To be fair, Apple does not yet have a category for heated mattress or blanket.

The Pod appears to support HealthKit, so it's possible that lack of category may led to missing HomeKit support.

I suppose Eight Sleep could've repurposed thermostat category for this mattress product or maybe collaborate with Apple to expand the category.
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5 days ago at 08:22 am

I'm curious, but only curious. No HomeKit integration is a deal breaker.


Agreed. Why would they release this without supporting Homekit out of the gate?
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5 days ago at 08:21 am

I'll need mine to keep me cool until it's time to wake up. If this work, it will be worth it for people with sleep problems.

I'd like to know the voltage of this pad, though. I don't think I can sleep well if it's running on 110 Volts.


What if it's only running on 109 volts? Or one hundred 9 volts (batteries)?
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