Having your sleep disrupted by night sweats is a common problem. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 41% of people reported having night sweats. Some people search for external solutions such as an AC unit or fan, but find that it can be too expensive to run an AC constantly and it creates too dry of a climate in their bedroom. If you are a hot sleeper, you may have stumbled across different mattress solutions that claim to have cooling technology.
The Pod Pro by Eight Sleep and LuxeBreeze Mattress by Tempur-Pedic are popular options that have key differences in terms of cooling, smart technology and price.
Both beds claim to be cooler than a traditional mattress.
Both have pressure relieving materials.
Both have a 10 year warranty.
The Pod Pro uses Active Grid™ cooling technology. Temperature can be controlled within the app and is optimized throughout the night, and even responds to your biofeedback.
The LuxeBreeze cools by using wax beads in the bed that melt as you lay down and draw heat away from your body.
The Pod Pro can go from 55°-110°F while the LuxeBreeze is only up to 8 degrees cooler than a traditional mattress according to their website.
The Pod Pro is able to track health metrics and trends, such as respiratory rate, resting heart rate, and HRV, while the LuxeBreeze has no tracking technology or companion app.
The Pod Pro has Gentle Rise Wake Up Technology that uses a gentle vibration at the chest level to wake up each individual without any sounds. The Pod Pro also cools or warms the bed minutes before set wake-up time to ease you into lighter sleep so you can start the day feeling refreshed. The LuxeBreeze doesn’t have any wake up capabilities, so you will need to use a standard, jarring sound alarm.
|Eight Sleep Pod Pro||LuxeBreeze Tempur-Pedic|
|Active Cooling + Heating||✅||❌|
|Room and Climate Response||✅||❌|
|Mattress Layers||5 layers||4 layers|
|Smart Home Integration||✅||❌|
Both products are cooler than a traditional mattress. However, they both cool the bed in very different ways and achieve different levels of cooling. One of the major differences is that Eight Sleep Pod Pro can be both be manually adjusted and automatically optimized throughout the night using hydro-powered technology, while the LuxeBreeze only claims to cool via its material construction. No active cooling occurs with the LuxeBreeze, whereas the water in the Active Grid™ of the Pod Pro actually cools down the surface of the mattress and subsequently, your body.
The LuxeBreeze cools the bed by using wax beads that “melt” as you lay on the bed. The melting of the beads draws heat away from the body. According to their site, the temperature of the bed gets 8 degrees cooler than a traditional mattress, but cannot be controlled manually. While the Tempur-Pedic may feel slightly cooler than a traditional mattress, there is no active cooling that occurs throughout the night, so it may not be a solution for those who truly sleep too hot or experience night sweats.
On the other hand, with the Pod Pro, the Active Grid™ technology cools each side of the bed down to as low as 55°F and is also able to heat the bed to as high as 110°F, all controlled through the Eight Sleep app. Plus, each side of the bed can be set to different temperatures. This is a huge advantage if you’re sleeping with your partner who prefers to sleep a little bit cooler or warmer than you; there’s no need to adjust the AC or fight over the covers. In addition, the Pod Pro is able to automatically adjust temperature throughout the night to ensure you stay in a deep sleep.
By far, the Pod Pro is much cooler than the LuxeBreeze.
A huge advantage to the Pod Pro is that you get more optimal cooling along with insightful health analytics. The Pod Pro is able to track health metrics and trends, such as respiratory rate, sleep stages, sleep time, resting heart rate, and heart rate variability (HRV), while the LuxeBreeze has no tracking technology or companion app.
Using multiple sensors like piezo films, ballistrocardiographs, and temperature sensors, the Pod Pro is able to give you powerful insights into your health, all while you sleep. It is able to track the quality of your sleep and how long you were in each of the four sleep stages to give you an overall “Sleep Score” everyday. These scores help you understand what might be affecting your sleep so that you can adjust your sleep habits accordingly.
The LuxeBreeze does not offer any technology, so it’s truly more like a standard mattress and cannot be seen as a full health monitoring solution like the Pod Pro. If you’re looking to track the quality of your sleep, you’ll need to defer to any wearables (and don’t forget to charge them!).
The Pod Pro comes in cheaper than the LuxeBreeze, and comes with significantly more benefits. The LuxeBreeze starts at $4,699 MSRP*, as of October 2020 according to the company website, for a queen size mattress while the Pod Pro starts at $3,095 MSRP. Plus, you can finance a queen size Pod Pro for as low as $84 a month for 36 months. Alternatively, the LuxeBreeze can be financed at $130.35 a month for 36 months for a queen size mattress.
After reviewing the benefits of both the Eight Sleep Pod Pro versus the LuxeBreeze Tempur-Pedic, it’s clear that you get better cooling, health monitoring and Wake Up Technology from the Pod Pro for a lower cost. The LuxeBreeze claims to be a cooling mattress, however, it only draws heat away from the body, while the Pod Pro has active cooling technology built into the bed so it's able to get significantly colder. At every level, the Pod Pro comes out to be a clear winner at a lower cost.
Disclaimer: This is based off of information found on purple.com and eightsleep.com as of October 2020.