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This new mattress features smart temperature controls so you’ll sleep and wake up easier

“It’s like Nest, but for your bed.”

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Ever toss and turn at night wishing your bed was climate controlled? That never-ending cycle of throwing off the covers, getting too cold, crawling back under them like a scolded puppy and repeating… Well, thanks to a new smart mattress from Eight Sleep, that annoyance should be a thing of the past.

This is the latest in a line of climate control devices from Eight, who previously released a smart mattress cover and another smart mattress that let sleepyheads adjust surface temperatures individually on both sides of the bed. This latest smart mattress, The Pod, takes that concept and adds AI, with a smart temperature control mode that will change the temperature as you sleep, so you get the best climate to sleep in.

That means no more waking up in the middle of the night freezing or sweating from being too warm, or sleeping in because your bed is too warm and comfortable when your alarm goes off. The Pod also reacts to your body, using a series of biofeedback sensors to gauge how it should adjust the temperature of the mattress throughout the night.

Insomniacs should benefit from The Pod cooling down at bedtime, letting you drift off naturally without chemical aids. It can adjust to anywhere from 55f to 115f, giving a truly personalized sleep environment that’s designed to give you the best sleep.

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Anyone who’s had a new baby in the household, like me, knows the value of a good night’s sleep. The Pod should give you the best chance of success, although it can’t do anything about noise or having to wake up to feed at 3 am. Maybe the “thermal alarm” that cools the bed a few minutes before your set alarm clock could also be used to ease the pain of waking up in the dead of night.

The whole system is controlled by The Hub, a Wi-Fi connected computer system that houses the smarts and also the water tank that The Pod uses to change the mattress’ temperature. Sleep and vital signs tracking are also handled by The Hub, so you can build up a picture of how well the thermal controls affects your sleep. It’s also connectable to other smart home staples like Alexa and Philips Hue lightbulbs. That sounds like you can build up a routine where your home devices are triggered by your bed, rather than your alarm.

Sounds almost civilized to me.

The Pod is currently available for preorder today, with pricing starting at $1,995 for a full bed and $2,195 for a queen. Eight Sleep says it will start shipping in April.

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