Utilizing the Eight Sleep app, I can set a particular schedule that adjustments whereas I sleep through the Temperature Dial. The temperatures span from -10 (deemed extraordinarily chilly by the app) to +10 (extraordinarily sizzling). At my set bedtime, I program the mattress to really feel -5 (very chilly). It shifts to -3 (chilly) throughout my earliest hours of deep sleep, then to -2 (cool) throughout my previous couple of hours of sleep, and warms to +1 round 8:30 a.m. (the wake-up time I set). I don’t sleep with one other individual, but when I did, I like that they might set their very own schedule separate from mine.
Since I’ve the 8+ Professional membership (extra on that beneath) I’ve a further function referred to as Temperature Autopilot. The Autopilot takes my sleep patterns, biometrics, and room temperature under consideration to design a customized schedule for me that adjusts over time. When my bed room grew hotter in the course of the summer season, the app tweaked its temperatures. This add-on shouldn’t be vital, however I respect understanding that the function adjustments the Cowl’s temperature with out my oversight (helpful for nights when my window AC shuts off after just a few hours and the room warms).
Inside days of utilizing the Cowl, I ended waking within the night time to activate the fan or strip layers of garments off. And on chillier days, I didn’t have to hunt for an additional blanket as a result of my mattress was already toasty heat.
Well being and Sleep Monitoring
I’m not an enormous fan of carrying health trackers as a result of I don’t take pleasure in having a bit of tech hooked up to my physique. Due to this fact, it’s nice that the Pod Professional Cowl retains an eye fixed on my biometrics with out requiring me to strap on something. The Eight Sleep app has a tab for its Sleep Report in addition to a Well being Report.
Throughout the Sleep Report, I can take a look at graphs monitoring how a lot time I slept, time it took me to go to sleep, my wake-up time on common, and the way lengthy it takes me to get up. I may also view my sleep phases, sleeping coronary heart charge, and what number of instances I tossed and turned. On one current night time, as an illustration, I spent 26% in REM sleep (the dreaming stage of sleep, essential for my mind and reminiscence), 58% in mild sleep (after I may simply be woke up), and 16% in deep sleep (when it’s hardest to wake me). I turned seven instances and my heartbeats per minute ranged from 49 to 60. These stats are all collected and averaged out in charts per day, week, month, and yr, with data explaining why every metric is helpful—an interesting perception into my sleep patterns.
Individually, the Well being Report tracks my heart-rate variability, sleeping coronary heart charge, and sleeping respiratory charge. If my HRV is decrease than typical, the app asks me whether or not I’m feeling nicely or if I’m pushing myself too laborious and would possibly want extra restoration time. The identical would happen for the opposite metrics ought to they fluctuate too far past what’s regular for me.
App Options (GentleRise, Sleep Content material)
As an alternative of a blaring alarm, the Pod Professional Cowl’s distinctive GentleRise alarm steadily vibrates the energetic grid to wake you. This is able to be useful if I had a accomplice who wakes at a unique time than me, as it will quietly urge solely my facet of the mattress to wake. Nevertheless, it’s nonetheless a pleasing, light strategy to wake as an alternative of my telephone’s alarm. It appears like a heat buzzing beneath me, and I can regulate the depth and timing of the vibration within the app. Plus it actually works, and I think about could be a wonderful strategy to wake when you’re an particularly deep sleeper (or when you sleep with earplugs, as I do).