Eight Sleep’s Comfortable Pod Pro Smart Mattress Monitors Health

Through thermoregulation and app-connected biofeedback, this tech-forward product enhances sleep fitness

Anyone who has perused direct-to-consumer mattress options online understands just how many are out there, differentiating themselves through firmness, foam, coil or cushion. And, undeniably, many of them really are quite extraordinary and well-priced. But Eight Sleep—thanks to their Pod Pro smart mattress—sets itself apart in an almost unfathomable way. It’s a five-layer premium foam mattress that’s 12 inches deep, with an integrated contouring foam topper. It …

Gift Guide: Eco-Friendly Bedroom Goods

From eucalyptus sheets to a chair made from plastic waste, items that are kinder to the planet

In the bedroom, perhaps more than anywhere else in the house, it’s crucial to use items that are not only comfortable, but contribute to our overall wellness. (It is, after all, an oft-repeated piece of trivia that we spend around 1/3 of our lives sleeping.) Being kinder to ourselves means using products that are non-toxic and as natural as possible—with added benefit to the environment. …

Parachute’s First-Ever Mattress

The bedding company creates an option without foam or latex

Venice Beach, CA-based Parachute got its start in 2014 with a desire to make bedding better. They did so by manufacturing percale, sateen and linen sheets in Portugal, all Oeko-Tex certified (meaning they test free of harmful substances and chemicals), at a direct-to-consumer price. Since sheets, Parachute has followed a natural trajectory, expanding into the bathroom, kitchen, living, and brick-and-mortar stores—and today, they launch their largest …