Eight Sleep Mattress Review

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Quick Overview

Eight Sleep offers smart all-foam mattresses. The company’s current selection includes the following two models:

  • The Smart Bed (formerly known as the Jupiter) is constructed with a memory foam comfort layer, a polyfoam transitional layer, and a high-density polyfoam support core. The Smart Bed’s cover is engineered with built-in sensors that coordinate the smart technology. Using a compatible wireless app, owners can use the sensors to track more than a dozen sleep metrics, such as REM/deep sleep cycles, heart rate, and respiratory rate. The cover also has heating options for both sides of the bed and features a smart alarm that wakes sleepers up during periods of light sleep, resulting in more alertness. The Smart Bed measures 10″ thick; in terms of firmness it is considered ‘Medium Firm,’ or a 6.5 on the 1-10 scale.
  • The Pod, Eight Sleep’s newest mattress, uses similar smart technology as the Smart Bed. the Pod is constructed with polyfoam and memory foam comfort layers, a polyfoam transitional layer, and a high-density polyfoam support core. The Active Grid layer (positioned above the comfort system) is connected to the Hub, which is located next to the mattress base and controls different settings. Owners can program the temperatures for each side of the bed; the estimated range is 55° to 115° Fahrenheit (12° to 46° Celsius). Sleepers can also track sleep data with the Eight Sleep app using the Active Grid’s built-in sensors. The Pod is considered ‘Medium’ (5.5) in terms of firmness.

Please note: Eight Sleep no longer offers the Mars or Saturn mattresses, though they still may be purchased through third-party retailers.

The most notable advantage of Eight Sleep mattresses is the smart technology component. Thanks to their built-in sensors, the Smart Bed and Pod mattresses allow owners to optimize the temperature of their sleep environment and track critical metrics for sleep quality and duration. Aside from the technology, Eight Sleep mattresses offer other benefits. These include consistent body conforming and pain/pressure relief, great motion isolation, and no noise when bearing weight.

The Smart Bed has a price-point that is considered moderate compared to other all-foam beds, while the Pod’s price-point is fairly high. Shipping is free for all Eight Sleep customers in the contiguous U.S. The mattresses are each backed by a 100-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty; the smart technology layers are covered under separate 1-year warranties.

Read on to learn more about Eight Sleep mattresses in terms of construction, pricing, and performance ratings. This guide also includes an overview of the brand’s shipping, return, and warranty policies, and some similar mattress recommendations from other companies.

Pros
  • Smart technology includes sleep-tracking and temperature control
  • Great motion isolation and no noise
  • Consistent body-conforming
  • Free shipping for all customers
  • 10% discount for students, veterans, and EMTs/first responders
Cons
  • Limited sizing options
  • Questionable edge support
  • The Pod’s price-point is much higher-than-average
MODEL Description
Smart Bed
Foam
Medium Firm
Moderate
Good for Back Pain
Back
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Mattress Specs

  • 6.5
  • 100 nights
  • 10 Year Limited
  • online
  • 80 lbs.
  • Foam
  • $995/Queen
  • Free

Sleep Rating

Durability
Good

The Eight Sleep Smart Bed has a standard construction and should last at least 6 years with nightly use.

Motion Isolation
Very Good

The Smart Bed isolates and minimizes motion transfer very well, as is typical of all-foam beds.

Conforming
Very Good

The Smart Bed offers moderate yet consistent conforming, making it most suitable for side and back sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 lbs.

Sex
Fair

The all-foam construction of the Smart Bed doesn't have the same bounce/response as other mattress types, making it less ideal for sex.

Temperature Neutrality
Very Good

Although the all-foam Smart Bed absorbs a fair amount of body heat, sleepers can adjust the bed's temperature using the smart controls, which can help maintain a cool and comfortable surface throughout the night.

Off-gassing
Good

There is little to no off-gassing with the Smart Bed and smells should dissapate within a few days of unboxing.

Edge Support
Fair

Similar to other all-foam mattresses, the Smart Bed has fair edge support

Noise
Excellent

The Smart Bed is virtually silent when bearing weight.

The Pod
Foam
Medium
Expensive
Good for Hot Sleepers
Side
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Mattress Specs

  • 5.5
  • 100 nights
  • 10 Year Limited
  • online
  • N/A
  • Foam
  • $2,195/Queen
  • Free

Sleep Rating

Durability
Good

The Eight Sleep Pod has a fairly standard all-foam design, despite the smart controls; its expected lifespan is about six and a half years.

Motion Isolation
Very Good

The Pod is made with four foam layers that absorb and minimize motion transfer to a significant extent.

Conforming
Very Good

The Pod provides close, consistent conforming that is optimal for side and back sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 lbs.

Sex
Fair

The Pod is not very responsive, and may not be sufficiently springy for some couples.

Temperature Neutrality
Very Good

The Pod's foam layers may retain some body heat from sleepers – but thanks to its temperature controls, the mattress can be adjusted for cooler settings.

Off-gassing
Good

Odor potential is low for the Pod; it does not off-gas very much and its smells should clear out in a matter of days.

Edge Support
Good

The Pod has transitional and support layers of high-density polyfoam that reinforce the bed and minimize sinkage along the edges fairly well.

Noise
Excellent

The Pod is virtually silent when bearing weight.

What Type of Sleeper Is Best Suited for an Eight Sleep Mattress?

Based on our customer feedback, Eight Sleep mattresses have received the following grades among sleepers of different weights and preferred sleep positions. Please note that these ratings are subjective, and that everyone has varying experiences on different mattresses. Sleeper comfort and spinal support are the most important factors when it comes to selecting a mattress.

For more information on sleeping positions please see our guides for side, back, stomach and combination sleepers.

SLEEP POSITION LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Smart Bed
Side
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Side
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Side
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
Back
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Back
GOOD
Stomach
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Stomach
FAIR
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
The Pod
Side
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Side
VERY GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Side
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
Back
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Back
GOOD
Stomach
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD

The Smart Bed is ‘Medium Firm’ (6.5), making it optimal for back and stomach sleepers who weigh at least 130 pounds; it may be too firm for lighter people and side sleepers. The Pod, which is ‘Medium’ (5.5), conforms more closely to the sleeper’s body and improves spinal alignment for side sleepers. The Pod is best suited for those who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds.

Our testing process found Eight Sleep mattresses should also be great for you if…

  • You want to purchase a mattress equipped with smart technology
  • You tend to sleep excessively hot or cold
  • You and/or your sleep partner awaken easily due to movement or noise
  • You prefer mattresses with average thickness profiles (10-11″)

Accolades/Awards

After the data collection and testing we’ve done, here are the categories where Eight Sleep mattresses stood out:

What You Need to Know About Eight Sleep Mattresses

Construction and Firmness

First, let’s take a closer look at how Eight Sleep mattresses are made. The table below lists firmness, thickness, and material composition specs for the Smart Bed and Pod models.

Mattress Name Firmness Options Thickness Support Core Components Comfort Layer Components Cover Components
Eight Sleep Smart Bed 6.5 (Medium Firm) 10″ 4″ HD Polyfoam 2″ Memory Foam
4″ Polyfoam
Polyester ‘Eight Smart’ Cover with Built-in Sleep Tracker
Eight Sleep Pod 5.5 (Medium) 11″ 5″ HD Polyfoam Active Grid Technology Layer
2″ Polyfoam
2″ Memory Foam
2″ Polyfoam
Polyester ‘Eight Smart’ Cover with Built-in Sleep Tracker

Firmness is rated on a scale of 1 to 10. For more information on how firmness is calculated, please visit our Mattress Firmness page.

Sizing and Pricing

Next we’ll look at the width, length, and thickness dimensions for Eight Sleep beds in each available size. The table below also lists model-specific size availability and current price-points. We’ve also included price-points after the 10% discount for students, veterans, and EMTs/first responders has been applied. Please note that neither bed is available in a Twin or Twin XL size.

Mattress Size Dimensions Thickness Price (No Discount) Price (10% Discount)
Full 54W” x 75L” 10″ (Smart Bed)
11″ (Pod)
$895 (Smart Bed)
$1,995 (Pod)
$805 (Smart Bed)
$1,795 (Pod)
Queen 60W” x 80L” 10″ (Smart Bed)
11″ (Pod)
$995 (Smart Bed)
$2,195 (Pod)
$895 (Smart Bed)
$1975 (Pod)
King 76W” x 80L” 10″ (Smart Bed)
11″ (Pod)
$1,195 (Smart Bed)
$2,495 (Pod)
$1,075 (Smart Bed)
$2,245 (Pod)
California 72W” x 84L” 10″ (Smart Bed)
11″ (Pod)
$1,195 (Smart Bed)
$2,495 (Pod)
$1,075 (Smart Bed)
$2,245 (Pod)

Availability: Eight Sleep mattresses are exclusively available on the Eight Sleep website. The beds are not sold through any third-party retailers; however, some obsolete models from Eight Sleep may still be available through Amazon.com and other online sellers. Eight Sleep operates one brick-and-mortar showroom in New York City.

Eight Sleep Coupons and Discounts

Sleep Trial and Warranty

Sleep trial 100 Nights
Refund Full
Warranty 10 years (mattress) and 1 year (technology)
Warranty Transfer Non Transferable
Trial period and full warranty details

Trial Period and Guarantee

Eight Sleep offers a 100-night sleep trial for the Smart Bed and Pod mattresses.

  1. This sleep trial does not require a break-in period of any kind. Customers may return their mattress at any point of the trial for a full refund.
  2. Eight Sleep covers all shipping and transportation charges for returns during the 100-night trial.
  3. The sleep trial will be voided if the mattress leaves the contiguous U.S.

Warranty

Eight Sleep offers a 10-year warranty for both mattresses:

  1. The warranty is completely nonprorated.
  2. Eight Sleep will, at its sole option, repair or replace any mattress with defects for as long as the warranty is valid. The company covers repair and replacement costs, but owners must pay all associated shipping and transportation charges.
  3. The smart technology that comes with both beds is covered under a separate 1-year warranty.
  4. The warranty will cover the following defects:
    • Visible sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring one inch (1″) or deeper.
    • Physical flaws in the mattress that cause foams to split or crack despite proper use and handling
    • Manufacturing flaws associated with the cover, including cracked zippers and unraveled seams.
  5. The warranty will not cover the following:
    • Visible sagging or indentations in the sleep surface that do not measure one inch (1″) or deeper.
    • Repair or replacement requests that occur due to changes in the owner’s comfort preferences.
    • Burns, cuts, tears, stains, and other types of physical damage to the bed or cover material.
  6. This warranty is non-transferable. It is exclusively offered to original owners who purchase their mattress from Eight Sleep or an authorized retailer. Those who buy or acquire their mattress from the original owner or a non-authorized retailer do not receive warranty coverage.

Delivery

How is the mattress shipped? Compressed, roll-packed, and shipped in a box; the technology layer is shipped in a separate box.
Where do they ship? The contiguous U.S. only
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Delivery Policy

The delivery policy for Eight Sleep is as follows:

  1. Shipping is free for all customers in the contiguous U.S. Eight Sleep does not deliver mattresses outside the contiguous U.S.
  2. Most customers receive their mattress within five to seven business days of placing their original order.

Old Mattress Removal

Eight Sleep does not provide old mattress removal with any deliveries.

Company Information

Customer Service

7 out of 10 owner experiences show that customers have had a positive experience with Eight Sleep, irrespective of whether or not they liked their mattress.

Company History

Eight Sleep (originally Morphy, Inc.) was founded in 2014 and adopted its current name in 2015.

Physical Stores

Eight Sleep operates one brick-and-mortar showroom in New York City.

Contact Eight Sleep

[email protected] | 1-888-699-4015 | EightSleep.com

Find Eight Sleep on Social

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Other Eight Sleep Products

In addition to the Smart Bed and Pod mattresses, Eight Sleep offers the following products and sleep accessories:

How Do Eight Sleep Mattresses Compare to Other Beds?

As any consumer does with a product they’re considering, our mattress assessments naturally involve comparing them with other similar products. Be it composition, firmness, or price, we think it’s important to see how Eight Sleep mattresses stack up to other beds.

The most notable advantages of the Smart Bed and Pod mattresses from Eight Sleep are access to sleep tracking technology and the ability to regulate surface temperature; most competing all-foam mattresses are not equipped with these functions. Aside from the technical aspects, Eight Sleep mattresses offer the same benefits as many all-foam beds; these include consistent body contouring and pressure relief, good motion isolation, and no noise when bearing weight. However, both beds have questionable edge support – a common issue with many all-foam mattresses. Additionally, the Pod may be too expensive for some mattress shoppers and some smaller sizes are not available for either bed.

Check out our selections below if you’d like to see a few comparable mattresses.

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