Dr. Andrew Huberman, Dr. Matthew Walker, and Dr. Peter Attia join the Eight Sleep Scientific Advisory Board

We are thrilled to announce the addition of Dr. Andrew Huberman, Dr. Matthew Walker, and Dr. Peter Attia to our Scientific Advisory Board. This significant milestone reinforces our commitment to integrating cutting-edge scientific research into our product development, further solidifying our leadership in sleep technology and pushing the boundaries of sleep optimization. Leveraging our research and development lab in Boston, we’ve pioneered the sleep fitness industry, securing over ten patents with another 22 in progress. These innovations have been clinically proven to enhance sleep quality, increase REM and deep sleep, and reduce snoring.

With over 500 million hours of sleep data, we boast one of the world’s largest sleep datasets, leading to nearly 30 published papers and studies in the last two years. A recent peer-reviewed study demonstrated that our signature product, the Pod, increases deep, light, and REM sleep while enhancing cardiovascular recovery. Welcoming some of the world’s most renowned sleep and health experts to our Scientific Advisory Board is a natural progression as we continue to advance sleep science and human potential by developing the next generation of the most powerful and effective sleep technology.

“At Eight Sleep, we’ve transformed how people sleep and ultimately perform, and we’re just getting started. Our relentless drive to continually evolve our products is at the core of our mission. The additions of Dr. Huberman, Dr. Attia, and Dr. Walker— leading scientists in neuroscience, longevity, and sleep science— to our Scientific Advisory Board will supercharge our research and development,” said Co-Founder and CEO of Eight Sleep, Matteo Franceschetti. “People constantly complain about different issues that get in the way of their sleep—it’s a huge problem that we’ve made great strides in solving. But there is so much more we can build into our solutions to continue to improve people’s lives. We’re not just dreaming about the future of sleep—we’re making it happen, creating life-changing technologies that help everyone achieve better health.”

Highlighting the transformative power of sleep, Dr. Andrew Huberman, a distinguished neuroscientist and professor at Stanford School of Medicine and host of the #1 Health & Fitness podcast, Huberman Lab, stated that “Quality sleep is the foundation of physical health, mental health, and performance. Eight Sleep excels in both monitoring and actively improving sleep quality. As a loyal user, I deeply believe in Eight Sleep’s mission to help people improve their sleep with innovative, easy-to-use technology. As part of the Scientific Advisory Board, I am excited to work closely with this world-class team to help improve the sleep and health of millions of people worldwide.”

Dr. Matthew Walker, the world’s leading sleep scientist, author of the book Why We Sleep, and professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, emphasized the rapid advancements. “Sleep is the single most effective thing we can do each day to rest our brain and body health. It is a real privilege to partner with Eight Sleep and its technology advances to optimize human sleep. Recognizing that everyone sleeps differently, their creation of a technology that provides a personalized blueprint for optimal sleep is exciting to me. I’m thrilled to join the team and the other advisors. I look forward to supporting their mission to improve sleep for better overall health.”

“Nutrition and exercise are important, but sleep should never be overlooked,” added Dr. Peter Attia, a leading longevity and health optimization expert. “My work has always focused on enhancing both lifespan and the quality of health. I believe that proactive health measures can profoundly impact overall well-being,” said Dr. Attia. “I am thrilled to join the Eight Sleep Scientific Advisory Board and contribute to their mission as leaders in innovative sleep technologies that are instrumental in improving both short- and long-term health outcomes.”

About Dr. Huberman 

Andrew Huberman, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist and tenured professor in the department of neurobiology and, by courtesy, psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford School of Medicine. He has made numerous significant contributions to the fields of brain development, brain function, and neural plasticity, which is the ability of our nervous system to rewire and learn new behaviors, skills, and cognitive functioning.

Huberman is a McKnight Foundation and Pew Foundation Fellow and was awarded the Cogan Award in 2017, given to the scientist making the most significant discoveries in the study of vision. His lab’s most recent work focuses on the influence of vision and respiration on brain states such as fear and high attention focus and developing rapid and effective tools for mitigating stress and improving sleep and other physiological metrics.

In 2021, Huberman launched the Huberman Lab podcast. The podcast is frequently ranked in the top 10 of all podcasts globally and is often ranked #1 in the categories of Science, Education, and Health & Fitness.

About Dr. Walker

Matthew Walker, a British scientist, earned his PhD in neuroscience from the Medical Research Council in the UK and subsequently became a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is currently Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and director of the Center for Human Sleep Science. Matt’s research focuses on the effect of sleep on human health and disease, brain, and body. 

Walker has published more than 100 scientific research studies and has received numerous funding awards from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, and is a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences. He was recently awarded the Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization. Matt has given a main-stage TED Talk that has been viewed over 14 million times, has also created several TED Miniseries on sleep, a Master Class series on sleep, and is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Why We Sleep. Matt is also the host of the 5-star-rated, The Matt Walker Podcast.

About Dr. Attia 

Peter Attia, MD, is the founder of Early Medical, a medical practice that applies the principles of Medicine 3.0 to patients with the goal of simultaneously lengthening their lifespan and increasing their healthspan.

He is the host of The Drive, one of the most popular podcasts covering the topics of health and medicine.

He is also the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity.

Dr. Attia received his medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine and trained for five years at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in general surgery, where he was the recipient of several prestigious awards, including resident of the year.

He spent two years at the National Institutes of Health as a surgical oncology fellow at the National Cancer Institute, where his research focused on immune-based therapies for melanoma.

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