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The Eight Mattress is a Y Combinator backed start up that was first known for its smart mattress cover. With its initial success, in late 2016, Eight announced that it would create its very own smart mattress. They are one of the first companies to this space and some sleepers report that there are still some mechanics to work out. However, the promise of their product is remarkable: bed warming, smart alarm (that wakes you at your lightest sleep level), an integrated mobile app, and further customizations with your smart home.
In August 2017, Eight mattress released three separate mattresses, replacing their previous 'Smart mattress' and 'Eight mattress.' Replacing these, they have launched two foam mattresses, and a hybrid mattress as their luxury trend-setter. These are all available with or without their proprietary technology cover layer and at a commonly comfortable medium-firm profile. Overall, their foams are high quality CertiPUR-US certified foams that don't offgas nasty toxins.
The pros: Foam and hybrid offerings with or without the technology provide more selection for any sleeper for a competitive price. Mattresses are made in the USA.
The cons: No real cons yet unless you need a very firm or very soft mattress.
Eight has decided to go with a planetary theme for their mattress names. Their mattresses, ranging from low end to high pricepoint: The Saturn, The Jupiter, and The Mars. Each of these can include the (+) of the technology layer for an additional $200 fee. The technology layer offers some impressive features, including bed warming, smart alarm, sleep tracking, and smart home integration. Here is the breakdown:
The Saturn offers three layers of foam to cushion the sleeper in a medium firm level of comfort. The layers include 2'' of responsive foam, followed by a 2'' layer of transition foam, and a 6'' base of support foam that gives the bed structure. This style is similar to other all foam offerings that are popular for market direct retailers and offers a competitive pricepoint.
The pros of this mattress is the entry pricepoint and similar design to other high ranking mattresses.
The cons: At a 7 on the firmness scale, it may be a bit too firm for some sleepers.
Price Range: $349-$949
Final Score: 9.2 / 10
The Jupiter is also made of layers of foam, but rather than have three, it has four for added comfort and a bit less firmness (a 6 on the firmness scale). It has 2'' of reactive foam, 2'' of contouring memory foam, 2'' of supportive transition foam, and lastly 4'' of support foam that gives the bed shape. These extra layers on top provide more softness and comfort to the average sleeper.
The pros: A universal comfort profile with a height of 10'' at a competitive pricepoint.
The cons: There may be some heat retention in the top layers.
Price Range: $549-$1249
Final Score: 9.3 / 10
The Mars is Eight's first hybrid mattress, pocket coils and all. It comes with 3 layers of foam. The first two layers are 2'' each of reactive foam and comfort transition foam. This is followed by 4'' of pocket coils with polyfoam supports and lastly 3'' of support foam to give the mattress structure. You'll be a hard pressed to not be comfortable in this mattress.
The pros: This is a universal comfort of 5 on the firmness scale for perfect medium soft. The pocket coil and poly foam support system provides a comfortable support, while keeping movement transfer to a minimum. This means no waking up your partner!
The cons: Though the pocket coils should provide some air flow, there may be some heat retention for warm sleepers in the top layer.
Price Range: $749-$1599
Final Score: 9.5 / 10
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Although I have experienced bugs with my data collection, the overall concept of this bed is amazing. I am excited for future types of smart beds.View More Reviews
I like the Eight sheets because they are soft but very breathable. You can feel the difference from common Egyptian cotton. Glad I bought these!
This mattress has been really helping with my lower back pain, I can sleep comfortably on my back and side and can stay in bed longer than before without feeling that morning soreness. The description say 10 inches thick but it almost seems like 11. You can also buy it with the heated cover and sleep tracker, maybe I'll upgrade one day.
I like my Eight so far. It's nice and supportive. Feels cool at touch. My favorite tech features so far are the home integrations. I connected it to my smart lights and it's quite cool. Recommend it to every smart home owner.
If the Eight lives up to the website, I'll be in sleep heaven.
I started being addicted to seeing my sleep tracker in the morning. Eventually it was driving me pretty crazy at night thinking about if I was going to sleep well or not. In the end, I don't think the tracking thing is for me. It's just an extra thing to worry about.
The site was very easy to use and the purchase process was very straight forward
Product says it all and I hope it is as good as the hype.
The Eight Sleep Mattress brings a solid mattress and intriguing technology layer to the table.
It is a good bed, but some of the features didn't work after a short time. I think it may be that you use it too much it stops working? But, it's the start of a new technology so hopefully there future products don't have this problem.
This is a great bed -- I am really happy that I decided to try something new.
I've been using the mattress now for nearly two months. Let me break my review in to two parts for the mattress itself and the smart mattress pad.
The mattress :
As a previous owner of a coil and foam hybrid mattress I was initially skeptical whether an all foam mattress could deliver. Initially me and my wife felt that the mattress was a little too soft for us as side sleepers. However after the first week the foam adjusted greatly and it became a very pleasant sleep experience.
Eight Mattress Pad :
Great build quality. Easy to set up. Took just a few minutes. I had a few issues setting it up on Android first but it worked like a charm with my wife's iPhone. No further issues using the Android app otherwise after that.
My wife loves the ability to remotely control and preset the heat settings for those chilly winter nights. I myself like the smart sleep alarm that syncs with my phone and the IFTTT integration that allows me to activate the heat mode with our Alexa and the Google assistant. Hopefully the company will expand on IFTTT triggers and commands in the future.
I've always been used to spring mattresses and since I moved to the US I had hard time to find the right mattress for me. I suffer back pain problems and it took me a while to find the right mattress. I tried soft and hard mattresses but none of them worked well. Since I already had the eight sleep tracker I decided to try their mattress and I'm really happy with this choice. I have had the mattress for a couple of months and the firmness is just right for me. My partner also like it better than our previous one, so we'll definitely keep it!