August 19, 2021
Eight Sleep Mattress Review
WRITTEN BY Jesse O'Brien

[I have written this article of my own volition. The Eight Sleep Mattress is a product that has made such a positive impact on a primary aspect of my life that I genuinely want to share my experience with others. Any monetary gain from referrals will be allocated towards Central Athlete’s Grant Sponsorship Program.]

No one likes that person who blabs about the new mattress they purchased. We get it; you spent $5,000 on a new mattress and are looking to ward off your impending cognitive dissonance. So in a classic one-upping effort, let me write an entire blog about my new Eight Sleep Mattress 😆.

My wife and I have a massive electricity bill each summer (and in general) from keeping our house at a chilly 68º, particularly when we sleep. I will admit this is a bit extreme, but in an effort to get to bed, both of us need to feel sufficiently cool to fall asleep quickly.

In fact, the research supports the notion that my wife and I have subjectively experienced. “One of the first hypotheses regarding the lower temperatures coinciding with NREM sleep was that it existed specifically to cool the brain. It was proposed that a lower brain temperature would reduce cerebral metabolism, conserve energy and assist other functions from immune regulation to circadian coordination” (1).

Getting into the nuances of the Pod Pro Mattress, it is essentially a “smart mattress” that enables you to cool or heat two zones as well as track your sleep data.


What we prefer is to set a schedule that slowly warms you up throughout the night, so it is warmest when you wake in the morning. Having the temperature pretty cool when you get into bed is a really soothing experience and we are also able to keep our house 5º warmer. I could go on and make an argument that this mattress will essentially pay for itself with the decreased electric bill.

The setup of the mattress is pretty intuitive and simple to do in under twenty minutes. The Pod Pro Cover is cooled via a device that you hook into the cover that zips around the mattress.

What I did not realize is that I could slip this cover over any mattress of our choice. The mattress that we purchased from Eight Sleep is marketed well but does not seem to have any unique aspects over a similarly priced mattress. Eight Sleep’s value proposition is their ability to cool the mattress with the user in the driver's seat.


While spending a couple thousand dollars on a mattress may sound extreme for some, there is a definite ROI for our family. We recognize the cognitive, energetic, and emotional benefits of optimal sleep quantity. Not only is curating a rhythmic routine of utmost importance, but we also value investing in methods that will improve the quality of sleep. The Eight Sleep receives my highest recommendation for those of you who live in the paradigm of desiring to maximize their physiology around their sleep habits.If you are interested in investing in your sleep and getting $200 off an Eight Sleep Mattress, click this link.

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