Emma Mattress Review

Emma mattress is a relatively new company to enter the thriving direct to consumer, bed in a box mattress industry. Originally launching in Germany, the company has now expanded and launched the mattress in the UK where it is assembled in their Derby based factory.

We received the Emma Original mattress via UPS (free UK shipping) in an easy to handle box. Once unwrapped and left to air for a bit we then began to thoroughly test the mattress. The review will cover how the Emma Original mattress is built and from what materials, we also have a hands-on review with multiple photos and our in-depth video review.

Contents

Review Summary

What’s Emma Mattress made from?

Hands on review

Sleeping Position Ratings, Sinkage Test & Edge Support

Emma Mattresses was awarded the ‘Best Buy 2018’

Emma was awarded the ‘Best Buy 2018’ and Top Score on the comparison table by independent consumer organisation Which?

Review Summary

Below we have compiled our scoring card for the Emma Original mattress.

Overall

3/5

Comfort

3/5

Pain Relief

3/5

Edge Support

3/5

Durability

3/5

Off Gassing

3/5

Warranty & Support

3/5

Stomach Sleeping

3/5

Side Sleeping

3/5

Back Sleeping

3/5
  • Extremely balanced for back, side & stomach sleepers
  • Very little initial off-gassing
  • Removable cover for washing
  • Heavier users will find the Emma too soft
  • Edge support is quite poor

What’s Emma Mattress made from?

The Emma mattress consists of four different layers.

Hypersoft Foam

This is a 4cm /1.5-inch open-pore cell structure that helps regulate heat and circulate air throughout the mattress.

Conical Pocket Springs

A 2cm /0.75-inch layer of pocket springs that are pressure relieving and help support and balance the weight.

Visco-elastic Memory Foam

A 3cm /1.125-inch layer of memory foam helps provide pressure relief and molds to the shape of your body.

Cold Foam (Polyurethane)

A 16cm /6-inch layer of polyurethane (memory foam) provides the foundation for the Emma mattress.

Hands-on review

Next, we are going to run through hands-on review of the Emma mattress.

Firmness & Comfort

Having just finished our review of the Eve mattress, I initially found the Emma mattress to be very similar. However, after giving the mattress 24 hours to fully form, there was a noticeable difference. The Emma mattress did feel very firm (slightly firmer than the Eve mattress), yet when I lied on the mattress I felt a big difference in how the foam responded to my body weight and how it moulded and supported me.

I would say the Emma mattress comes in right in the middle with a medium firmness, it’s slightly less firm than the Eve mattress and it’s absolutely fantastic for stomach sleepers.

Pain Relief & Support

I’ve continued beginning my sleep on my stomach and then moving on to my side or back during the night and I’ve had no back pain whilst using the mattress. I must point out that I’ve not had back pain from sleeping for a few weeks if not a few months now.

The Emma mattress is fantastic at supporting you during the night though, it really does cradle you, without making you feel?claustrophobic. It’s one of the only memory foam mattresses I’ve come across yet that is very comfortable in all three sleeping positions.

The mattress cover

The mattress comes with an elasticated cover made from 98% polyester and 2% elastane, it is a soft and well-ventilated cover which is also removable and washable.

Heat Retention

Initially, I found the Emma mattress was failing to transfer the heat, however, I must confess I was also using a 250 thread count Egyptian cotton bed sheet on top of the mattress (which does come with a removable cover). Since then, I removed the bed sheet and this did help, I’ve not woken up hot, then again the weather is awfully cold at the moment!

Heat Retention

The Emma mattress took me by surprise here. Generally speaking, every memory foam mattress will have off-gassing, usually its noticeable immediately after unboxing and unwrapping the mattress. With the Emma mattress, this was not the case – immediately after there was very little if any off-gassing.

Whilst the room was left unaffected, when lying on the mattress there was an evident smell which took 48 hours to properly? disperse. I would recommend that anyone who is looking at purchasing a memory foam mattress, unpack the mattress and leave it stood up in a well-ventilated room for 24-48 hours.

Intimacy (not with the mattress)

Without going into much detail, the Emma mattress proved to be a solid enough foundation for intimacy.

Sleeping Position Ratings, Sinkage Test & Edge Support

Before we get into this, it’s important to highlight how I sleep as this will, of course, dictate my thoughts on sleeping positions – I begin the night by sleeping on my stomach (as unhealthy as it is, I can’t get to sleep any other way). Once I am sleeping I then begin sleeping on my side or my back (mostly my side) for the rest of the night.

First off, let’s begin with the sinkage test results (I am 6ft / 1.8m tall and I weigh approximately 80kg / 176lbs

Side Sleeping

The Emma mattress was fantastic for side sleeping, the mattress contoured my body very comfortably and I was able to feel supported whilst not too much weight being focused on my shoulders or hips. Whilst sleeping on my side, I felt compression of approximately 2 inches with most sinkage being around my waist. I felt significant support and hug around my waist and a lot of weight transfer from my shoulder which was great.

Back Sleeping

I am not a huge back sleeper, however, I did feel extremely comfortable on my back and my weight felt evenly distributed. Whilst sleeping on my back, my weight felt evenly distributed with compression of approximately 1.5 inches.

Stomach Sleeping

Unfortunately for me, I am a big stomach sleeper, especially when I am falling to sleep, I practically can’t fall to sleep unless I am on my stomach. Compared to the Eve mattress, when lying on my stomach I felt very comfortable, there was a good level of compression around my stomach and hips where most of my weight was focused, it didn’t feel too firm and the mattress did a fantastic job of conforming to my shape and weight.. A compression of approximately 1.5 inches, most were focused around my stomach and hips.

Standing in the middle

Whilst standing in the middle of the mattress and all of my weight focused on one single point, I felt sinkage of approximately 5 inches.

Edge Support

Whilst sat on the edge of the mattress there was significant sinkage of 4-5 inches. When compared to the Eve mattress, the Emma did crumble a little.

Bed Frame Compatibility

The Emma mattress will fit any bed frame (assuming the bed frame size and mattress size is the same). However, if you are going to use the mattress on a slatted bed frame then ensure the distance between the slats is no greater than 3cm.

Warranty, Guarantee & Trial Period

The Emma mattress comes with a 100 day trial period and offers a 100% money back guarantee if you are unsatisfied with the mattress during that trial period. The company does recommend testing the Emma mattress for at least 3 – 4 weeks before you decide its not for you and I completely agree.

Emma also offers a 10-year warranty which covers dimensional stability and the durability of the core materials.