March 9, 2022

#88 Eight Sleep: On Sleep Fitness, Sleep Technology, and Category Creation | Alexandra Zatarain, Co-Founder & VP of Brand and Marketing

#88 Eight Sleep: On Sleep Fitness, Sleep Technology, and Category Creation | Alexandra Zatarain, Co-Founder & VP of Brand and Marketing

In Episode #88, we explore sleep fitness, sleep technology, and category creation. We’re joined by Alexandra Zatarain, co-founder and VP of brand and marketing of Eight Sleep. We cover the importance of consistent data for innovation, brand vs. category, and Eight Sleep's vision of the future of sleep fitness.


In Episode #88, we explore sleep fitness, sleep technology, and category creation. We’re joined by Alexandra Zatarain, co-founder and VP of brand and marketing of Eight Sleep. We cover the importance of consistent data for innovation, brand vs. category, and Eight Sleep's vision of the future of sleep fitness.

“Sleep unlocks life, it unlocks health, it unlocks it longevity. It is the most important pillar of health.” – Alexandra Zatarain

EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED)

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FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT

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CHAPTERS

This episode is our definitive guide to building a sleep fitness brand. In it we cover:

  • (00:00:00) – Introduction
  • (00:02:06) - The Eight Sleep origin story
  • (00:09:32) - The Eight Sleep product
  • (00:14:02) - Sleep research and development
  • (00:18:29) - The importance of consistent data for innovation
  • (00:22:45) - Competition and category creation
  • (00:28:51) - Brand vs. category
  • (00:32:45) - Sleep fitness as a brand and movement
  • (00:43:05) - Benefits and pitfalls of working on a physical product
  • (00:49:55) - Eight Sleep's vision of the future

ABOUT EIGHT SLEEP

Eight Sleep is famous for their Pod Pro mattress and Pod Pro mattress cover, which are used by everyone from three times NBA champion, Danny Green, to CrossFit games champion Justin Medeiros. Eight Sleep's Pod Pro mattress can heat and cool both sides of the bed separately while capturing incredibly high fidelity sleep data, and even waking you up with a subtle vibrational alarm each morning. 

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