Eight Announces Integration With Amazon’s Alexa

Eight, the technology company changing the future of sleep, revealed that all of its smart sleep-tech products will now integrate with the Amazon Echo and Dot via an Alexa skill. The company’s recently expanded Smart Mattress collection and best-selling non-wearable Smart Mattress Cover will be enabled for voice control commands thanks to the new skill via the Amazon Alexa app. Eight continues to be the first sleep brand to put innovation and technology first by creating the most advanced technology products for sleep.

“With more than ten million Amazon Echo and Dot users, we saw a demand for a seamless smart home experience to be brought also to the bedroom,” said Matteo Franceschetti, CEO of Eight. “Eight is leading the sleep industry into the era of personalized and optimized sleep and our integration with Alexa was a natural progression for our products. By adding this capability, we are offering customers a fully integrated sleep system that fits unintrusively into their lives.”

Eight Sleep; AlexaThrough the Eight skill for Alexa, users can use simple conversational commands and questions, such as, “Alexa, how did I sleep last night?” and “Alexa, what’s my sleep score?” to gather data from their Eight products without scrolling through a phone screen. They can also control bed temperature on their Eight Smart Mattress through commands such as “Alexa, warm up the left side of the bed”, or as simple as “Alexa, my bed is too cold,” creating the most seamless sleep experience available.

Eight plans to release additional commands later in the year, expanding the interaction between its smart products and Alexa. Eight’s smart products are equipped to be integrated with any IoT device via IFTTT. The Alexa skill integration only furthers Eight’s smart home value and its commitment to creating accessible sleep technology.

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About Eight Sleep: Eight is a technology company focused on improving the way we sleep. It’s signature product, the  Mars+ Smart Mattress, is an exceptionally comfortable mattress with a technology layer that tracks sleep patterns and bedroom environment data. The Eight app provides feedback to users on each night of sleep, and allows for effortless integration with other smart products to regulate bed temperature, lights, door locks and more, in real time. Eight was founded in 2014 and is based in New York. It has raised over $13M in funding by leading Silicon Valley investors including Y Combinator, Stanford University, Yunqui Partners, Azure Capital, Cota Capital and Comcast Ventures.