Span's story begins, fittingly, with a personal journey to optimize health.
I grew up playing tennis, loved it, and never stopped.
In 2014, I started my first full-time job, working at Microsoft. I was sitting at a desk for 8-10 hours a day, but I kept playing tennis, generally stayed active outside of work and paid attention to what I consumed.
Yet, my quality of life, sleep interruptions, energy, mental fitness, were deteriorating fast. I did a blood test and realized that none of my long-term health markers were optimal.
Imagine my surprise. I thought I was doing the right thing.
At 29 years old, I sought advice from my primary care provider, but he couldn’t do anything to help as I just wanted to optimize for daily performance and prevention. Then I bought an Apple Watch, Libre CGM, and learned a lot from the data, but struggled to make sense of the bigger picture and figure out how to improve.
So I turned to my friend Adam Bataineh, MD who provided me with simple science-based recommendations. In less than 6 months, we had optimized every aspect of my lifestyle which led to better mental clarity, energy levels, faster recovery, and even better performance when playing.
I told Adam that a lot of people like myself have this problem and the next day, we started Span together to solve it at scale. Motivated by a similar personal experience, Rachel Lett joined us shortly after.
As you know, we are ambitious: Span’s mission is to expand human health by inspiring and supporting anyone seeking higher performance.
In January this year, we met someone equally ambitious: Matteo Franceschetti, Co-founder & CEO of Eight Sleep. I had been sleeping on the Pod Pro for 6 months and I was in love with their product which is a game-changer for my sleep.
We immediately connected on our shared vision for the future of personalized sleep & health performance. A couple of weeks later, Matteo offers for Span and Eight Sleep to join forces instead. We meet with his team and are overwhelmed with their clarity of thinking and speed of execution.
Today, we’re excited to announce a big step towards our vision: Span will be joining the Eight Sleep team to help create the future of data-driven, sleep and health coaching.
Eight Sleep’s mission is to fuel human potential through optimal sleep. Eight Sleep has changed the sleep experience forever and has set a new standard for what innovation means in our category.
At the core, we have the same belief about how the future looks like, and this is exactly why we couldn’t be more excited to join forces with their all-star team to bring this to reality.
For Span members, what does it mean for your membership?
To enable this transition:
The Span service as you know it today will be discontinued, as well as any sessions you booked with your coach
Starting on March 31th, you will no longer be charged for your Span membership
Your payment this month will be automatically prorated accordingly
The Span app will also be discontinued. You will retain access for the next 30 days and after that, we will delete your account and data.
The next generation of data-driven, sleep & health coaching will soon be available through Eight Sleep. To be the first to learn about this sign up on performance.eightsleep.com
Thank you so much for your continued support! Please reach out if you have any questions.
Wishing you the best of health, Patrick, Adam & the Span team