In recent years, technology has made all sorts of everyday objects “smart.” Phones are smart. TVs are smart. Light bulbs are smart. Even refrigerators are smart. So why are you still sleeping on a regular mattress? You should be sleeping on The Pod. Created by the tech startup Eight Sleep, it’s the world’s most advanced smart bed and features a dynamic heating and cooling mattress that just might change your life.
Saying a smart bed might change your life might sound like hyperbole, but it’s not. The importance of high quality sleep for your overall health and well-being cannot be overstated. When you don’t sleep well enough or long enough, your brain doesn’t function at full capacity. Studies have shown that low quality sleep diminishes critical thinking, learning, memory, judgment, and problem solving skills. Poor sleep has also been linked to making people more irritable and less empathetic. Studies also link prolonged sleep deprivation to numerous physical health problems, including heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, strokes, diabetes, and strokes. However, despite all that, over one third of Americans report that they aren’t getting enough sleep on a regular basis. In fact, things are getting so bad that in 2017, the CDC declared insufficient sleep “a public health epidemic.”
So if you’re ready to start treating sleep more seriously, you need to check out The Pod.
Tech startup Eight Sleep analyzed 43 million hours of sleep data from over 30,000 people, and what they learned was that one of the biggest roadblocks to quality sleep is temperature control. So they collaborated with world-renowned sleep scientists to design The Pod, the world’s first bed with a dynamic heating & cooling mattress that automatically adjusts to your needs.
The Pod is constructed from four layers of high-quality memory foam, an additional layer they call the Active Grid, plus a system of advanced sensors for biometric sleep tracking. The Active Grid layer heats or cools the bed according to your needs, going as low at 55 degrees and as high as 115 degrees. You can set the temperature manually if you want, or you can let the Eight Sleep app analyze and learn your sleep habits and adjust the mattress temperature automatically. And if there are two of you sleeping on The Pod, don’t worry. It allows for personalized temperature regulation for both sides of the mattress.
Another innovative feature of The Pod is the Thermo Alarm, which is like a wake-up light, but with temperature. You set the target wake-up time, and the bed slowly adjusts the surface temperature to gradually and naturally wake up without the annoying sound of an alarm.
The Pod also comes with a one-year subscription to 8Plus, Eight Sleep’s sleep fitness trainer. It provides you with daily, weekly, and monthly analyses of your sleep patterns; personalized coaching and actionable advice; and a growing library of mindfulness and relaxation resources.
Of course, if you don’t think you need a dynamic heating & cooling mattress, but you still want the biometric analytics, there’s always Eight Sleep’s original Smart Bed.
The original Smart Bed is basically The Pod minus the Active Grid. It features advanced biometric sensors that track over 15 different sleep factors, which help the 8Plus sleep fitness trainer provide personalized tips and recommendations.
Though there is no Thermo Alam, the Smart Bed does feature a pretty amazing “smart” alarm. You set a wake-up window on the Eight Sleep app. The bed’s sensors then detect when you’re in a light sleep and trigger the alarm on your phone when it’s easier for your body to wake up.
Both The Pod and Eight Sleep’s original Smart Bed can be fully integrated into most smart home platforms, including Amazon, Google, and Phillips. Both are eligible for financing from zero percent APR. And—best of all—you can try both of them risk-free for 100 nights. If you are not 100 percent satisfied with your bed, simply contact customer support for a total refund.
That’s a deal simply too incredible to pass up. So click here to learn more about Eight Sleep’s innovative smart mattresses, and start prioritizing your sleep for improved health.
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