Ok, before we get started, a quick game of Would You Rather. Ready?
Would you rather have 7-22 minutes of sex (the national average). Or Would you rather get 7-8 hours of great sleep?
Liar! Drink! A recent survey showed that 79% of women in America would rather get a good nights sleep, than have sex. Unrelated 100% of the men in their lives have subscriptions to OnlyFans.
Remember sleep? That thing you used to do well, before kids, before Covid, before the many things that keep your mind and body up.
There are many drops, pills, apps. And other things that offer up the solution to a healthy, peaceful night’s sleep, and yes, I have ingested and tested many of them.
Nothing comes even close to what we call in our house, the “magic bed,” or the Eight Sleep Pod Pro Cover.
How can something like the Eight Sleep Pod Pro Cover destroy your sex life? It works so well, so well in fact you look forward to climbing into bed and going to sleep. The technology working in the Eight Sleep Pro Pod Cover helps you relax so quickly, that you not only look forward to getting into bed, but once you do, you are out in minutes. Sleeping comfortably. So you know, the whole sex thing kind of gets bumped to the side and has to happen before you get into bed, before the Pod Pro Cover turns on, or someplace else less comfortable, like the garage, kitchen table or neighbors shed?
What makes this nookie killing wonder so wonderful? It’s not magic, though you would swear it is, but it’s all science and technology, working together to make sure you sleep the best you have in a long time.
Eight Sleep, was founded in 2014 with the mission of optimizing the way people sleep. Like many other technology sleep companies, the onset of Covid became the turning point for people who were suffering from “Covid-somnia” were looking for relief and a at least a little normalcy.
Neurologists who specialize in sleep disorders are seeing an increase in sleep disorders associated with COVID-19, a surge they’re terming “COVID-somnia.”
That’s a “thing” now. Covid-somnia.
Then there are those who may be a certain age and his life partner is going through a certain life change and sleeping next to her is like sleeping next to a blast furnace that needs to keep the room at sub-zero conditions to be comfortable.
Eight Sleep Pod Pro Cover is not only comfortable but utilizes technology to make sure your sleep experience leaves you well rested, comfortable and ready to take on a brand-new day (or late afternoon if you don’t have kids).
The Eight Sleep Pod Pro Cover comes in a set of boxes that includes the Pod, and two different sheet type thingy’s that zipper together to create Active Grid Technology that thermoregulates both sides of the mattress, while water quietly is pumped through a bladder/grid to make the “magic happen.” Don’t worry the pumping water isn’t like a water bed (Millennials Google it), it’s quiet and very unobtrusive. you can actually feel the heat or cool, spreading out, pulling you into a restful slumber.
All of this means you can have one side ice cold and the other side, warm and comfy, all using liquid temperature control regulated from the Pod, sending water through the grid to help each sleeper hone in on their perfect temperature.
You don’t have to plunk down thousands for a new mattress, instead the Pro Pod Cover fits securely over your current mattress, easily converting it to a high-tech sleeping experience. The app. is one of the more user friendly, easy to follow app’s we have encountered and walks you through every step of setting things up.
The Eight Sleep Pod Pro Cover does more than regulate your temperature, it learns “how” you sleep uses the data it gathers to evolve and help you sleep better.
It’s all about integration with the app. and biometric feedback. An array of sensors tracks sleep phases, heart rate, respiratory rate, how many times you roll over, how many minutes you are out of bed and a lot more, for up to two people. All of this data gives you a “sleep fitness score” via the app. (both iOs and Android compatible) which assigns a number to how well or how poorly you slept. The higher the score, the better the sleep.
The Pod is relatively quiet when it engages, at first it was noticeable, but it’s easy to get used to and sounds similar to the heat or AC kicking on.
Is all this worth the $1600-$2000 price? Yes. And no, it doesn’t actually kill your sex life, but let’s just say when you’re finished with your business, the sleep that comes after the good times is even better.
It’s more than new product excitement, the Eight Sleep Pod Pro Cover, worked on day one and continues to help deliver a good night’s sleep for both myself and the “blast furnace. “ Clinical studies at UC Berkeley show that temperature is highly effective in improving sleep: 20% people fall asleep faster, up to 20% sleep deeper and sleep with less interruptions.
For Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, birthday or when you’re ready to rid your life of the anxiety of what another restless night will bring, the Eight Sleep Pod Pro Cover, is a piece of technology that can’t make the world better, but can help you feel better as you take on another day.
As compared to some of the “big guns” in the sleep industry, Eight Sleep Pod Pro Cover is a more affordable, high tech. option that won’t leave you losing sleep over the investment.
Specs and Facts
Fits seamlessly onto your current mattress
Add the Cover to any 10″-16″ mattress, staying securely in place night after night.
Dual-Zone Cooling & Heating
With dual-zone temperature control, set each side of the Cover to anywhere between 55°F-110°F. Schedule on and off times from the Eight Sleep app.
Smart Temp Autopilot
New ambient sensors measuring room temperature and humidity allow the Pod Pro to automatically maintain your ideal thermal environment.
Advanced Sleep Tracking
Individual sleep tracking on each bed side, supporting two sleepers. Metrics include sleep stages, sleep time, toss and turns, and more.
Daily Health Insights & HRV Monitoring
Includes analysis of Respiratory Rate, Resting Heart Rate, and Heart Rate Variability, all key indicators of your physical wellness.
GentleRise™ Smart Alarm
GentleRise silently wakes up each individual with chest-level vibration and gradual temperature change.
Control all Pod Pro features and review sleep and health insights. Each sleeper can use the app on their own phone.