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Emma mattress topper composition
The Emma Sleep topper has a unique design.
As its name - Emma Flip Topper - suggests, you can flip the topper and sleep on either side.
The foam layers on each side differ:
- Comfort side: Airgocell foam
- Support side: ZeroGravity foam
This dual-sided design is unique, allowing you to sleep on the side you find most comfortable. 👌
There's also a polyester case that covers both sides, which we'll look at further down.
Let's look at these two foam layers more closely.
Emma mattress topper foam layers
There are two sides to the Emma Flip topper, made from different materials.
Emma comfort layer: Airgocell foam
The softer side of the Emma Flip topper is made from breathable Airgocell foam.
This is the same visco-elastic memory foam material in the award-winning Emma Original mattress.
Memory foam is characterised by its body-hugging comfort and pressure relief abilities. 🤗
The material adapts to your body optimally, relieving pressure points and helping your muscles relax.
This layer provides added comfort and that "sleeping on a cloud" feeling. ⛅️
Airgocell foam is also extra-breathable, allowing for increased airflow and preventing overheating.
Emma support layer: ZeroGravity foam
The firmer side of the Emma mattress topper is made from super supportive HRX ZeroGravity foam.
This cold foam layer offers stability and pressure distribution.
While cold foam is still comfortable and shares many features of memory foam, it won't give you that sinking-into-the-foam feeling, so you'll feel a tad more supported overall.
Does the Emma mattress topper make your mattress more comfortable?
We were lucky enough to try this product for several weeks for our Emma mattress topper review.
Overall, we felt the Emma topper added an extra comfy layer to the mattress.
We found the topper exceptionally comfortable when used with a very firm mattress, like a spring mattress. 🌀
This allows you to enjoy some squishy comfort on the sleep surface while still benefitting from the support and stability of the underlying springs.
Is the Emma topper supportive?
You'll benefit from increased support if you sleep on the firmer HRX side.
This is an excellent option if you're not comfortable on the top layer of your actual mattress.
For example, if your mattress has a top memory foam layer and you don't like that squishy feel, you could sleep on the HRX side of the Emma topper.
This will change the way your mattress feels, and you'll benefit from a slightly firmer, more supportive feel.
If you're looking for an even firmer option, you could try the Simba Hybrid mattress topper, which combines foams and pocket springs for enhanced support. 🦁
Is the Emma topper comfortable?
If you're looking for added comfort, you can sleep on the softer Airgocell foam side.
This memory foam side is great if you're looking for orthopaedic relief.
Memory foam moulds to the shape of your body and relieves pressure points, which helps eliminate neck and lower back pains.
This side of the topper is also great if you're a side sleeper.
Since this Airgocell side is softer, you'll benefit from more sinkage in the heavier parts of your body, like the shoulders and hips.
This creates optimal spinal alignment, allowing you to sleep well and wake up pain- and tension-free.
Do you need a mattress topper?
If you have a good-quality mattress that feels a little too firm, or you think that you could do with a tad more comfort, then a mattress topper is a good idea. 👌
They add that extra touch of luxury to your bed.
But, even the best mattress topper can't save you from the pain of a worn, old mattress.
This is because toppers adjust to your mattress. 😳
If your mattress is full of bumps and dips, the topper won't make it more comfortable.
You'll be better off investing in a new mattress.
We've also recommended some of our all-time favourite mattresses below. 👇
Our favourite UK mattresses:
Emma mattress topper sizes
The Emma Sleep topper is only available in a few select sizes in the UK. 🇬🇧
- Emma mattress topper double size: 135 x 190 cm (4’6” x 6’3”)
- Emma mattress topper king size: 150 x 200 cm (5’ x 6’6”)
- Emma mattress topper super king size: 180 x 200 cm (6’ x 6’6”)
This isn't a train smash, as you'll still be able to find the topper in most adult bed sizes.
But, if you're looking for a topper in a range of both UK and EU sizes, we'd recommend the Panda memory foam mattress topper. 🇪🇺
Which size topper do you need?
As mattress toppers sit directly on top of your bed, they need to match the size of your mattress.
So, if you have a king mattress, you also need to buy an Emma king size mattress topper. 👑
This ensures the entire surface of your mattress is covered.
Emma mattress topper thickness
The thickness of a mattress topper affects how much of an effect it'll have on your sleeping comfort.
The Emma flip topper is 5 cm (1.9 inches) thick.
This is a great thickness for toppers, ensuring that it can adequately influence the feel of your mattress. 😴
Emma mattress topper discount codes
Emma UK regularly offers discounts, promotions, and coupon codes. 🏷️
These also apply to the Emma Flip Topper, so you'll rarely have to pay full price for this product!
Discount codes can get you up to 55% off! 🎉
If there is a sale currently running, we'll advertise it throughout this page.
You can also access our full list of the best sales and promotions in the UK on our discounts page.
Does the Emma mattress topper come with a trial?
Conveniently, the Emma mattress topper comes with a 100-night risk-free trial period. 🌗
This is fantastic news!
Why do we love trial periods?
Well, trial periods give you the chance to test the product in your own home to see if you really like it.
And if you don't?
Simple: Send the topper back and get a full refund. 💰
It may take a few nights to get used to a new mattress topper.
We'd recommend that you try it out for at least three weeks before making up your mind. 🗓
Contact Emma UK
Customer service: To contact Emma UK directly for complaints, support, or queries, please e-mail them at email@example.com, visit their live online chat, or complete their online contact form.
Registered office: Emma Matratzen GmbH, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Str. 78, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany