More people have been suffering from sleep issues recently, and many are turning to mattresses to solve the problem.

There’s some fantastic innovation going on in the mattress world. From memory foam mattresses to smart mattresses to cooling mattresses, there’s no shortage of inventions out there.

The Pod Pro by Eight Sleep and the Casper Wave Hybrid Snow are the two main contenders in this space. Our editors decided to compare them to see which one we’d recommend.

Key Similarities:

  • Both mattresses have cooling capabilities
  • Both mattresses come in various sizes
  • Both mattresses support spinal alignment.

Key Differences:

  • The Pod Pro by Eight Sleep has Dual Zone technology that heats or cools either side of the mattress separately - The Casper Wave Hybrid Snow only cools the entire mattress at once
  • Eight Sleep has an app that controls the Pod Pro
  • Eight Sleep can track your sleep and your Respiratory Rate, Resting Heart Rate, and Heart Rate Variability.
  • Eight Sleep has GentleRise™ technology that acts as a smart alarm
  • The Pod Pro by Eight Sleep costs $3,095 for a Queen - the Queen-sized Casper Wave Hybrid Snow costs $3,195

The Pod Pro by Eight Sleep Overview

This smart cooling mattress is super impressive. It’s both a cooling and heating mattress. It has sensors that measure the room temperature, allowing the Pod Pro to automatically change the temperature to meet your ideal thermal environment.

It even has Dual-Zone cooling and heating technology, which means you can control the temperature on each separate side of the mattress from 55-100 degrees. No more fighting over the AC with your partner! You control everything with the Eight Sleep app on your smartphone. The app also tracks your sleep stats and factors of your physical wellness such as your Respiratory Rate, Resting Heart Rate, and Heart Rate Variability.

One editor was thrilled to see that they’d slept a whole 8 hours straight on the Pod Pro - this was definitely due to the temperature control. They normally toss and turn for hours during the night. Who knew finding the right temperature is all we needed to do?

Besides the temp control, the mattress is insanely cozy. It's a 12" premium foam mattress with 5 layers that help relieve pressure points and support spinal alignment. The incredibly soft 2" Airflow Top Layer provides airflow, elasticity, and instantaneous response to body impressions.

One feature unique to the Pod Pro is the GentleRise™ technology which naturally awakens your body by gradually cooling down the mattress with gentle vibrations at the chest level. No more setting 10 alarms on your phone or drinking 3 shots of espresso first thing in the AM!

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Casper Wave Hybrid Snow

The Casper Wave Hybrid Snow mattress is also pretty impressive. It has supportive gel pods and Zoned Support™ Max that help relieve any discomfort in your back and shoulders.

Like the Pod Pro by Eight Sleep, the Casper Wave Hybrid Snow has cooling technology. Their AirScape™ 3+ cooling gel and Snow Technology generates airflow and draws heat away from your body for 12+ hours, so you don’t awake overheated and sweaty.

However, if you need heating capabilities, it doesn’t do that.

After feeling how soft this mattress is, our editors were excited to try it out. A combination of top foams and their signature knit cover creates the Signature Casper Feel™ that makes this mattress extra cozy.

Although this mattress is comfy and has cooling technology, it lacks many of Pod Pro’s exceptional features.

Final Verdict

We can’t deny that both of these mattresses are comfortable. But we’re recommending the Pod Pro by Eight Sleep - what a no-brainer.

The Pod Pro has tons of innovative features that the Casper mattress lacks, such as the Dual-Zone technology which allows you and your partner to both be comfortable. Then there’s the revolutionary GentleRise™ tech that wakes you up naturally. Thanks to this feature we actually wake up refreshed for once!

We love controlling everything with the Eight Sleep app and reviewing our health stats. Plus, you can even connect the mattress to your Alexa or Smart Coffee Machine!

At $3,095 for a Queen-sized mattress, the Pod Pro by Eight Sleep is the more affordable option. Whereas, the Casper Wave Hybrid Snow Queen mattress costs $3,195.

Another fun fact about the Pod Pro is that it won’t run up your bills. It actually works out cheaper than running the A/C or heater all night! It’s an investment that will pay off, literally.

So if you’ve been wanting to try a smart or cooling mattress, check out the best, the Pod Pro by Eight Sleep.

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Feeling like a zombie lately? We all know the feeling of trying to get through the day after a bad night's rest - it's not fun. Upgrading your mattress may seem like a drastic move, but it's a game-changer if you get the right one.

The holiday season is the perfect time to make the purchase you've been contemplating for a while, a new mattress. We know there are tons of mattress sales happening this time of year, so let us give you the lowdown on why Eight Sleep is our top pick...

Eight Sleep takes sleep technology to the next level with the Pod Pro smart mattress, it can regulate your temperature while you sleep thanks to its dual-zone heating and cooling technology. That means if you have a partner, the Pod Pro can regulate two different temperatures on each side (between 55-110 degrees). It utilizes Intelligent SmartTemp™ AI that automatically adjusts temperatures to the most comfortable level for your body on each side.

The Pod Pro mattress also combines 5 premium foam layers for their one-of-a-kind heating / cooling technology to deliver a mattress that can improve any and all sleep woes you might be facing.

On top of this amazing temperature-regulating technology and 12 inches of premium foam supporting spinal alignment, the Pod Pro's advanced tracking system will give you informative insights into your sleeping patterns, so you can make necessary adjustments in your waking life that will help you sleep better overall. Eight Sleep's free app monitors your respiratory rates, resting heart rate, and overall physical wellness, and provides reports on overall health, REM, respiration, and more.

When you upgrade to the Pod Pro, waking up will get a whole lot easier, too. GentleRise™ technology naturally wakes your body up by gradually cooling down the mattress with gentle vibrations at chest level.

So yes, there are many mattress sales to choose from, but why settle for a mattress when you can invest in a full sleep solution? And don't just take our word for it... a recent study of customer sleep data from Eight Sleep revealed that after 2 months of sleeping on the Pod Pro, people toss and turn 25% less. Plus, after just 1 month they see a 17% increase in periods of deep sleep.

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The perfect night's sleep seems impossible for everyone at one time or another. Whether from mattress discomfort, stress, or the biggest hurdle - temperature. Waking up hot in the middle of the night or fighting with your partner over the blanket is not helping you get the sleep you need.

The most drastic solution would be to switch your mattress but that can be a difficult decision. Just because you're not in the place to explore a new mattress, it doesn't mean you aren't entitled to a blissful 8 hours of sleep. So, we decided to look into mattress toppers that help regulate temperature without sacrificing comfort.

We decided to test drive two of the best cooling mattress toppers for 2 weeks and report back with the perfect fit: BedJet 3 Climate Comfort System and the Pod Pro Cover by Eight Sleep.

Here's what happened and which sleep solution we're going with:

Key Similarities

  • Both give you the ability to cool and heat between a certain temperature range
  • Both allow you to keep your current mattress

Key Differences

  • The Pod Pro Cover use water cooling technology while the BedJet 3 uses air
  • The Pod Pro Cover gets down to 55F while the BedJet 3 only goes to 66F
  • The BedJet 3 requires you to purchase two of them (one for each side of the bed), whereas you only need one of the Pod Thermo covers to set preferred temperatures on both sides of the bed
  • The Pod Pro Cover's corresponding app is way more innovative and allows you to control the temperature and track your sleep performance
  • The BedJet 3 tends to bunch up a lot, which not only affects comfort but also its cooling abilities

The Pod Pro Cover by Eight Sleep

First, the Pod Pro Cover gets cooler way faster than the BedJet 3. A hot sleeper will love Eight Sleep's use of water cooling technology. Throughout the night warm or cool water flows through its proprietary active grid and retains your ideal temperature. Not to mention with just one cover you can set the two sides of the bed to different temperatures, anywhere from 55F to 110F.

This is perfect for partners who want different temperatures, so each can get exactly what they need to rest. Plus, you only need to refill the water every 2-3 months, so it's super low maintenance.

While our main focus is of course the cooling aspect, you still need your mattress to be comfortable. The Pod Pro Cover is the only temperature control mattress cover that integrates 1-inch of foam, making your sleep seamlessly comfortable with no disruptions. It'll make your current mattress feel like a whole new bed and this cover fits any 10-11" mattress. The cover zips easily on and stays put all night thanks to Eight Sleep's PerfectFit™ encasement.

Eight Sleep's app does more than let you control the cover's temperature. They have 600+ glowing reviews on iOS alone and for good reason. The sensors in the Pod Pro Cover track your nightly sleep performance by giving you a Sleep Fitness Score. It evaluates things like time slept, HRV, and sleep consistently to help you monitor your sleep and its impact on your overall health and wellness.

Setting up the Pod Pro Cover was very straightforward, thanks to the simple visual and text instructions available on their app. It's also super sleek- the water hub doesn't take up a lot of room and fits snugly between any bed and bedside table.

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BedJet 3 Climate Comfort System

The BedJet 3 uses air technology, which only lets you select a temperature range between 66F and 104F (66F just isn't cold enough for most). It took quite a while to get down to that temperature, and you may wake up a few times during the night feeling a little hot as it seems to have issues staying at your desired temperature.

Unlike the Pod Pro Cover, you control the temperature with a remote control that is super dated and is honestly a nightmare to use - just another remote to misplace! Plus, you don't get any of the incredible sleep insights that Eight Sleep's app provided.

If you want the dual-zone cooling and heating capabilities of the Pod Pro Cover, you have to buy two BedJets and an additional Dual Zone Cloud Sheet- that's three products. That just results in a lot of noise, multiple power units involved, and a lot of money spent.

We gave the BedJet 3 a fair chance and used it for a full two weeks. Unfortunately, it moved around a lot and bunched up in places, which messed with the comfort and cooling abilities. The air wasn't able to flow properly and it had to be constantly adjusted. It also has pretty stiff tubing that you can feel. This cover really impacts the comfort of your current mattress, and ultimately, your sleep.

Final Note

If you love your mattress but are looking for dual temperature control- the Pod Pro Cover by Eight Sleep wins on this and so much more. Without sacrificing comfort, it allows you to have different temperatures on both sides. It's also easy to set up, the amount of features on the app takes it to a whole new level, and it just looks downright sleek and modern.

The BedJet 3 couldn't compare to the Pod Pro Cover's innovative technology - it gets cold fast and stays that way. Their sleep tracking capabilities also fall short. The Eight Sleep app provides so much useful data and insights into your sleep patterns but does so in a way that's easy to digest.

After two weeks of using the Pod Pro Cover, we woke up feeling refreshed and ready to take on our day. Eight Sleep does offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try it out for yourself risk-free. But trust us, you won't need 30 days to feel the positive effects.

The Pod Pro Cover by Eight Sleep turns your bed into a modern cooling mattress. Don't waste your time with any other sleep cooling solution.

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The perfect night's sleep seems impossible for everyone at one time or another. Whether from mattress discomfort, stress, or the biggest hurdle - temperature. Waking up hot in the middle of the night or fighting with your partner over the blanket is not helping you get the sleep you need.

The most drastic solution would be to switch your mattress but that can be a difficult decision. Just because you're not in the place to explore a new mattress, it doesn't mean you aren't entitled to a blissful 8 hours of sleep. So, we decided to look into mattress toppers that help regulate temperature without sacrificing comfort.

We decided to test drive two of the best cooling mattress toppers for 2 weeks and report back with the perfect fit: BedJet 3 Climate Comfort System and the Pod Pro Cover by Eight Sleep.

Here's what happened and which sleep solution we're going with:

Key Similarities

  • Both give you the ability to cool and heat between a certain temperature range
  • Both allow you to keep your current mattress

Key Differences

  • The Pod Pro Cover use water cooling technology while the BedJet 3 uses air
  • The Pod Pro Cover gets down to 55F while the BedJet 3 only goes to 66F
  • The BedJet 3 requires you to purchase two of them (one for each side of the bed), whereas you only need one of the Pod Thermo covers to set preferred temperatures on both sides of the bed
  • The Pod Pro Cover's corresponding app is way more innovative and allows you to control the temperature and track your sleep performance
  • The BedJet 3 tends to bunch up a lot, which not only affects comfort but also its cooling abilities

The Pod Pro Cover by Eight Sleep

First, the Pod Pro Cover gets cooler way faster than the BedJet 3. A hot sleeper will love Eight Sleep's use of water cooling technology. Throughout the night warm or cool water flows through its proprietary active grid and retains your ideal temperature. Not to mention with just one cover you can set the two sides of the bed to different temperatures, anywhere from 55F to 110F.

This is perfect for partners who want different temperatures, so each can get exactly what they need to rest. Plus, you only need to refill the water every 2-3 months, so it's super low maintenance.

While our main focus is of course the cooling aspect, you still need your mattress to be comfortable. The Pod Pro Cover is the only temperature control mattress cover that integrates 1-inch of foam, making your sleep seamlessly comfortable with no disruptions. It'll make your current mattress feel like a whole new bed and this cover fits any 10-11" mattress. The cover zips easily on and stays put all night thanks to Eight Sleep's PerfectFit™ encasement.

Eight Sleep's app does more than let you control the cover's temperature. They have 600+ glowing reviews on iOS alone and for good reason. The sensors in the Pod Pro Cover track your nightly sleep performance by giving you a Sleep Fitness Score. It evaluates things like time slept, HRV, and sleep consistently to help you monitor your sleep and its impact on your overall health and wellness.

Setting up the Pod Pro Cover was very straightforward, thanks to the simple visual and text instructions available on their app. It's also super sleek- the water hub doesn't take up a lot of room and fits snugly between any bed and bedside table.

BedJet 3 Climate Comfort System

The BedJet 3 uses air technology, which only lets you select a temperature range between 66F and 104F (66F just isn't cold enough for most). It took quite a while to get down to that temperature, and you may wake up a few times during the night feeling a little hot as it seems to have issues staying at your desired temperature.

Unlike the Pod Pro Cover, you control the temperature with a remote control that is super dated and is honestly a nightmare to use - just another remote to misplace! Plus, you don't get any of the incredible sleep insights that Eight Sleep's app provided.

If you want the dual-zone cooling and heating capabilities of the Pod Pro Cover, you have to buy two BedJets and an additional Dual Zone Cloud Sheet- that's three products. That just results in a lot of noise, multiple power units involved, and a lot of money spent.

We gave the BedJet 3 a fair chance and used it for a full two weeks. Unfortunately, it moved around a lot and bunched up in places, which messed with the comfort and cooling abilities. The air wasn't able to flow properly and it had to be constantly adjusted. It also has pretty stiff tubing that you can feel. This cover really impacts the comfort of your current mattress, and ultimately, your sleep.

Final Note

If you love your mattress but are looking for dual temperature control- the Pod Pro Cover by Eight Sleep wins on this and so much more. Without sacrificing comfort, it allows you to have different temperatures on both sides. It's also easy to set up, the amount of features on the app takes it to a whole new level, and it just looks downright sleek and modern.

The BedJet 3 couldn't compare to the Pod Pro Cover's innovative technology - it gets cold fast and stays that way. Their sleep tracking capabilities also fall short. The Eight Sleep app provides so much useful data and insights into your sleep patterns but does so in a way that's easy to digest.

After two weeks of using the Pod Pro Cover, we woke up feeling refreshed and ready to take on our day. Eight Sleep does offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try it out for yourself risk-free. But trust us, you won't need 30 days to feel the positive effects.

The Pod Pro Cover by Eight Sleep turns your bed into a modern cooling mattress. Don't waste your time with any other sleep cooling solution.

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After 2020, I knew I needed to start focusing more on my health.

I've never been unhealthy, I like to think, but this year has been the laziest of my entire life, and things needed to change. The first step was my fitness.

Halfway through the year, I noticed I didn't have as much stamina as I used to. Before the stay at home order, I would cycle a lot, so I decided to get an at-home exercise bike. Not just that, I decided to get the Peloton. After some research and reading many reviews it was the obvious choice.

I struggled to get into the groove of exercising from home so I looked up some tips, and I discovered how vital sleep was when it comes to exercise and performance. I've been struggling to get a full night's sleep this entire year.

I remembered reading about a smart mattress by a company called Eight Sleep that was listed with the Peloton as one of the "best tech inventions of the year" so I decided to look into it.

The Pod Pro by Eight Sleep is a cooling mattress that incorporates cutting edge technology to give you the most comfortable and effective sleep. One issue I had with my sleep was feeling too warm. When I read that the Pod Pro allows you to control the temperature of either side of the mattress separately, I was even more interested.

The Pod Pro creates a microclimate anywhere between 55 to 110℉. You just set the mattress to whatever temperature suits you best, and the intelligent Pod sensors will adjust to your ideal temperature whenever you need it. My partner and I are always fighting over the AC at night, so it didn't take much convincing.

Our Pod Pro was delivered and we couldn't wait to put it to the test. It was super quick and easy to set up, and the cooling feature was just the beginning. Eight Sleep also has its own app that connects to your mattress where you can track all your sleep metrics.

The Active Grid tracks your vitals such as heart rate, breathing, sleep cycles, and HRV, but also environmental factors like humidity and temperature. All this biometric data is fed into an algorithm so that the Pod continually calibrates exactly what your body needs to stay asleep all night.

First night in the Pod Pro and I couldn't believe how comfortable it was. Not just temperature-wise, but the mattress itself molded perfectly to my back. Turns out, it's a 5-layer premium foam mattress that provides the ideal comfort and support.

It has Comfort Blend™ technology that integrates with the Active Grid water-cooling system for enhanced comfort and pressure-point relief. I fell asleep super quickly that night and actually stayed asleep. My partner was the exact same. We didn't think this was actually possible for us, it had been so long since we had an undisturbed sleep.

We both woke up super refreshed, the first night in a long time we didn't have to fight over the AC remote. Not to mention, this mattress is much quieter than the AC, and even uses up less energy so it saves us money on bills.

A cool thing about the Pod Pro by Eight Sleep is that you don't need a loud alarm anymore. The mattress can wake you up naturally by gradually reducing the temperature. This wasn't something I thought would work but it really does and it's a much nicer way to wake up. We even have it connected to our smart coffee machine so our coffee is already being made when we wake up!

After a few weeks on the Pod Pro by Eight Sleep, I noticed something; I had much more energy and was able to burn more calories on the Peloton. Looking at my sleep metrics on the EightSleep app, it all made sense. Sleep is really important for fitness and health, and the better sleep I get the more energetic and fit I am.

If you're starting to exercise more then you need to start off by getting better sleep. I'd highly recommend the Pod Pro by Eight Sleep for the best night sleep ever. Check it out, you won't regret it.

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My main focus for 2021 is to get my health in check.

If last year taught me anything it was that I need to stay in tune with my body. And do what I can to keep myself in the best shape I possibly can.

The main issue I wanted to tackle was my sleep. I can't remember the last time I didn't struggle to get to sleep and not wake up countless times throughout the night.

I bought the Oura ring thinking it would be a quick fix for my sleep but it only highlighted that I was a terrible sleeper. Tell me something I don't know. At least it was guiding me in the right direction. So, if I wanted to better my Oura score and improve my overall health I needed to improve my sleep.

First, I eliminated coffee after 4pm, going to bed earlier and earlier, and cracking a window for better airflow. I even adjusted my diet and upped my exercise. But Oura kept reminding me my sleep hadn't improved. It was still just awful. And with my hectic schedule, my body was feeling the effects.

The only thing I hadn't tried changing to a cooling mattress. I read loads about thermoregulation and how it can be key to getting the best night's sleep. The Pod Pro by Eight Sleep hands downs has the best reviews for a cooling mattress so I started there.

At first glance, I was super impressed, the Pod Pro has everything you'll ever want from a cooling mattress - and more.

The Pod Pro creates a microclimate between 55 to 110℉. Simply set the mattress to whatever temperature suits you best and the intelligent Pod sensors will adjust to your ideal temperature whenever you need it. Plus, the Pod has dual cooling zones so one side can be 55℉ while the other is 110℉!

The Active Grid tracks your vitals such as heart rate, breathing, sleep cycles, and HRV, but also environmental factors like humidity and temperature. All this biometric data is fed into an algorithm so that the Pod continually calibrates exactly what your body needs to stay asleep each night. The app even includes mediation features.

And unlike other temperature-regulated, smart mattresses, the Pod Pro's Active Grid uses a water-cooling system to effectively help you fall asleep and - most importantly - stay asleep.

My main issue was waking up during the night, therefore missing the critical deep sleep stage each night. Perhaps the Pod could come to my rescue.

After reading about how their 12-Inch, 5-layer premium foam mattress provides the ideal support and how the Comfort Blend™ technology integrates with the Active Grid for enhanced comfort and pressure-point relief, I'd made up my mind. The Pod Pro had to be my next mattress.

Once it arrived it was quick to set up and I was ready for my first night of satisfying sleep. I set my optimal temperature on the Pod Pro app along with the time I wanted to wake up and off to bed I went.

Opening my eyes without the dreaded buzzing of my alarm was blissful. The GentleRise Wake Up Technology worked an absolute treat. And as I made my way downstairs I felt fully rested for the first time in a long time.

One month into sleeping on my Pod Pro and it has delivered everything it promises and more. I fall asleep the minute my head hits the pillow, and I'm blissfully asleep until it's time to wake up - no more interruptions!

And the proof is not only in how I feel but in my Oura score, it just keeps getting more customized and accurate. My sleep is almost near perfect!

screenshot of oura app stats

And my body is really feeling the benefits of consistent high-quality sleep Thanks to my Eight Sleep Pod Pro.

If your 2021 health goal is to sleep through the night, every night, then I - and the other 30,000 Pod Pro lovers out there - highly recommend this next-generation mattress.

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