Emma Premium Microfibre Pillow

Emma Microfibre Pillow Review UK (2024)

Last updated: 15.03.2024 Reading time: 10 Min.

Unhappy with your current pillow and need an upgrade?

The Emma Microfibre pillow features soft microfibre layers that can be adjusted to suit your needs. ✨️

And you can try it out - literally - with the 30-night sleep trial.

But is it worth the premium price tag? 🤔

Our Emma Microfibre pillow review has the latest.

Dive in below. 👇

Top features of the Emma Premium Microfibre pillow

Soft & Snuggly
Customisable Layers
Fully Washable
30-day trial period
30-Night Sleep Trial


  • Soft and comfortable microfibre filling
  • Thick, high-quality cover with a soft touch finish
  • Adjustable height with 2 interchangeable layers
  • Suitable for back and stomach sleepers
  • Highly breathable choice for hot sleepers
  • Naturally hypoallergenic, ideal for allergy sufferers
  • Fully machine-washable to eliminate bacteria
  • Includes a 30-night trial and a money-back guarantee
  • Long-lasting with a 2-year guarantee
  • Good communication and fast delivery experience
  • Reduced packaging for eco-friendliness


  • Not ideal for side sleepers who need more support
  • Higher price tag compared to other microfibre pillows
  • There are better value alternatives available

Who is the Emma Premium Microfibre pillow suitable for?

  • Stomach & back sleepers
  • Those looking for a super soft pillow or down-alternative
  • Allergy sufferers who will benefit from a fully washable pillow
  • Those who want to test a new pillow before committing to it
  • Those who don’t mind stretching the budget

Is the Emma Microfibre pillow comfortable?

Choosing the perfect pillow varies for each individual, depending on the firmness, loft, and position you sleep in.

But how does the Emma Microfibre pillow cater to different sleeping positions?

Side sleepers

Side sleepers might find the pillow a bit too soft. 🧸

The Emma Microfibre pillow includes two interchangeable microfibre layers.

However, even when using both layers, it lacks the necessary support and loft to align the neck and spine in the side position.

Side sleeper on Emma Premium Microfibre pillow
The Emma Microfibre pillow lacks support for side sleepers.

Our testers found themselves repeatedly scrunching up the pillow at night or using their arm under the pillow to create a higher lift to prevent waking with neck pain. 😖

Looking for a pillow to target neck pain? Check out our article on the best pillows for neck pain.

On the other hand, if you prefer sleeping on your side with two pillows, the Emma Premium Microfibre pillow could be an excellent addition to your current pillow.

Combining the Emma Microfibre pillow with another pillow could add the necessary lift you need when sleeping on your side.

Those with small shoulders may also find this softer option more suitable for side sleeping.

Back sleepers

Our testing indicates that the Emma Microfibre pillow is perfect for back sleepers. ✅️

The head sinks into the pillow but is still met with a medium-lift that aligns the neck and shoulders.

Back sleeper on Emma Premium Microfibre pillow
The Emma Microfibre pillow is comfortable and supportive for back sleeping.

We suggest using both pillow inserts for optimal comfort while lying on your back.

Stomach sleepers

The Emma Microfibre pillow is a soft and suitable choice for stomach sleepers. 🙌

Front sleepers require a soft and low-loft pillow to keep the head close to the mattress so that the neck and back remain straight.

We advise using just one layer in the Emma Microfibre pillow to maintain a low loft.

Stomach sleeper on Emma Premium Microfibre pillow
The Emma Microfibre pillow keeps the neck straight when sleeping on your front.

The soft microfibre filling provides decent sinkage to prevent straining the neck or causing back pain.


If you need an even lower loft, consider removing all pillow layers and resting on the cover, which is thick enough to provide a soft, comforting feel. 🤗

Time to upgrade your mattress?

It’s also important to remember that a supportive pillow is useless without a suitable mattress.

Like pillows, your mattress requirements depend on your body shape and sleeping position.

Our best mattress article will guide you through everything you need to consider when purchasing a new mattress.

Alternatively, check out some of our favourite options below:

Emma Microfibre pillow firmness

Unlike memory foam pillows, which provide firmer support, the Emma Microfibre pillow allows for soft and sinking comfort. ⚓️

This pillow has a down-like feel for those who want a soft and cosy sleep without the expense of a down pillow.

Take a look at this short video:

You can see how easily our tester's hand sinks into the soft microfibre pillow and how quickly it returns back to its original shape.

The Emma Microfibre pillow is the softest pillow we’ve tested and ideal for those looking for a premium pillow that isn’t too firm.


Emma Microfibre pillow composition

Let's take a closer look at the composition of the Emma Microfibre pillow. 🔍

The Emma Microfibre pillow is made up of a thick polyester pillow cover and Aerosoft microfibre layers.

Microfibre pillow layers

The Emma Microfibre pillow includes two interchangeable microfibre layers.

These pillow layers are made of 100% siliconised microelastic fibres and contribute to the pillow's softness and adaptability.

Emma Premium Microfibre pillow layers
The Emma Microfibre is comprised of two interchangeable layers.

These two interchangeable layers allow you to customise your pillow to match your preferred sleeping position and comfort level. 🔧

We recommend two layers for back sleepers and one layer for front sleepers.

Emma Microfibre pillow cover

The cover includes 100g/m³ microfibre and 100% polyester.

Polyester is flexible and easy to wash, making it a great choice for those looking for a practical, low-fuss pillow.

It has a soft-touch finish and feels thick and high-quality.

Take a look below:

emma premium microfibre pillow cover

emma premium microfibre pillow tag

The design of the Emma Microfibre pillow is fairly simple.

The pillow cover is opaque white with stylish blue piping and the iconic Emma logo around the edge of the pillow.

We were impressed with the pillow cover and how high-quality it feels. ✨️


Does the Emma Microfibre pillow sleep hot?

The Emma Microfibre pillow is made with airy microfibre filling.

Unlike dense memory foam, which stores heat inside the material, microfibre has gaps, which allow excess heat to flow out of the pillow more easily. 🌬️

pillow with good ventilation
Microfibre pillows are great at pushing out excess heat.

We didn’t experience any overheating when sleeping on the Emma Microfibre pillow.

We tested the pillow's temperature by using a thermal camera to see how well heat dispersed after laying on the pillow. 🌡️

We compared this with the Emma Original pillow, made from memory foam layers.

Take a look at our findings below:

emma premium microfibre pillow thermal camera

emma original pillow thermal camera

The Emma Microfibre pillow (left image) had an average temperature of 24.4°C compared to the Emma Original pillow (right image), which had an average temperature of 29.5°C.

You can also see on the heat map how heat stores up inside the Emma Original pillow but has dispersed out of the Emma Microfibre pillow. ♨️

This shows that the Emma Microfibre pillow disperses heat faster than the Emma Original pillow and is the cooler option.

We’d recommend this pillow to hot sleepers looking for a soft pillow that prevents them from overheating.


Can you wash the Emma Microfibre pillow?

The Emma Microfibre pillow is fully machine-washable. 🧼

This makes the Emma Microfibre pillow much more practical than the Emma Original pillow or other alternatives.

You can wash both the pillow cover and two inner layers at 60°C.

Emma Premium Microfibre pillow
The Emma Microfibre pillow is machine-washable.

Just pop them into the washing machine with your regular laundry detergent.

During testing, we found the Emma Microfibre pillow stayed in perfect condition after it had been machine-washed, without clumping like cheap, hollowfibre pillows.

The Emma Microfibre pillow is also tumble-dry friendly on a low setting but must not be ironed or bleached. ❌️

We highly recommend choosing a washable pillow if you suffer from allergies or are sensitive to dust and other particles.

Washing a pillow regularly helps to remove dirt, dust, and bacteria, which can help reduce allergy symptoms during sleep. 🤧

We'd also recommend pairing it with a good quality, breathable pillowcase.

Grab your Emma pillowcase:

Emma Microfibre pillow size

The pillow measures 70 x 50 cm (27.5" x 19.6"). ✅️

The Emma Microfibre pillow conveniently fits into a regular pillowcase.

One of the best features of this pillow is its customisable depth.

emma premium microfibre pillow depth
The Emma Microfibre pillow measured 16 cm (6.2") deep.

With two individual layers that can be removed or added as needed, you can easily adjust the pillow to your preferred level of support and thickness.

Emma Microfibre pillow price

The Emma Microfibre pillow is priced at just over £100, similar to the Emma Original pillow.

So, is this good value?

This pillow is a little pricey, considering it’s made of microfibre, which is generally cheaper to manufacture than memory foam. 💰

However, some of the pillow features make this a better value-for-money product than your average pillow.

Man sitting on coins
The Emma Microfibre pillow isn’t the most budget-friendly.

We love the pillow cover and found it exceptionally high quality.

The 30-night sleep trial and 2-year guarantee are also great add-ons you don’t get with regular supermarket pillows. 🤯

Whether the pillow is worth it depends entirely on your circumstances and budget.

We recommend the Panda pillow if you’re looking for a premium pillow that offers much better value for money.

This Sleep Hero favourite includes a soft bamboo cover and pressure-relieving memory foam. ☁️

It also comes with a 30-night trial and a 10-year guarantee.

Take a look below:

Emma Microfibre pillow discount codes

The Emma Microfibre pillow may be costly, but it does come with great discounts. 🏷️


Man and woman with coins
Emma Sleep has excellent discounts on their pillows and mattresses.

You’ll find excellent deals on Emma Sleep throughout the year, particularly on Black Friday, Boxing Day and Easter.

You can also get an extra 5% off Emma Sleep products with our exclusive code: SLEEPHEROUK5.

If there’s a deal on the Emma Microfibre pillow, we’ll have it listed below:


Alternatively, sign up for our newsletter for all the latest offers on the most important dates. 👇

Emma Microfibre pillow delivery

The Emma Microfibre pillow comes with free delivery.

You'll receive a 3-hour time slot 24 hours before your delivery, ensuring you know when to expect your package. 🕑

We experienced excellent communication and a seamless experience throughout the delivery process.

The pillow arrives vacuum-sealed in a small rectangular box.

emma premium microfibre pillow box

emma premium microfibre pillow box

We noticed Emma uses significantly less packaging compared to other brands we've encountered. ♻️

When unboxing your new pillow, simply open the box, remove it from its plastic, and watch it expand.

It should be ready for use immediately, allowing you to enjoy a comfortable night's sleep in no time.

emma premium microfibre pillow expanded
The Emma Microfibre pillow will return to its regular shape.

We noticed the Emma Microfibre pillow expanded immediately, unlike the Emma Original pillow, which took around 24 hours to return to its original shape.

You can also give your Emma pillow a quick plump to help breathe some life into it. ☁️

Emma Microfibre pillow trial & guarantee

When you purchase the Emma Microfibre pillow, you'll receive a 30-night trial and a 2-year warranty. 🤞

This trial period allows you to sleep on the pillow and determine if it suits you. If not, simply send it back for a full refund.

While not all pillows include trials, we believe it's just as important to test a pillow as a mattress.

Follow this process to return your pillow during the trial:

Emma Premium Microfibre pillow trial
A trial period is a must when shopping for a pillow online.

We all have different needs when choosing a pillow, so it makes sense that you should get to sleep on it for a few nights before committing to your purchase.

It may also take a few weeks for you to adjust to the feel of a new pillow, so we recommend giving it the full 30 nights to test.

2-year warranty

The 2-year guarantee provides extra peace of mind against potential manufacturing faults.

If you encounter any manufacturing issues within 2 years, such as seams coming apart or a faulty zip, you're protected by this guarantee. 🛡️

If you find a fault, contact Emma Sleep; they'll handle the rest.

When we discovered a fault in our Emma Premium mattress cover, the support team responded and resolved our issue within 24 hours of contacting them. 📞


However, the guarantee does not include accidental damage caused by you, such as spilling a drink on the pillow or tearing the material.

Therefore, we'd always recommend using a pillow protector and pillowcase when spending a lot of money on a pillow to ensure it is fully protected.

We recommend these options:

Which Emma pillow is best?

Emma has many pillows on offer for you to consider. 🤔

But which one is better?

The comparison table below breaks down the key components of each pillow:

Composition Best for Price
Emma Premium Microfibre pillow

100% polyester cover

2 siliconised micro elastic fibre layers

Back & stomach sleepers, allergy sufferers ££
Emma Original pillow

98% polyester and 2% elastane cover

Thermosync cooling layer

Supportive foam

Comfort soft foam

Side sleepers & firm pillow lovers ££
Emma Premium pillow

UltraDry cover

Premium ThermoSync foam

Supportive foam

Comfortable soft foam

Hot sleepers & luxury shoppers £££

The pillow you choose depends on your needs.

You should consider your individual requirements, such as your sleeping position, body shape, and sensitivity to heat or allergies, before finalising your decision.

Find out more about Emma pillows below:

Should you buy the Emma Microfibre pillow?

The Emma Microfibre pillow offers a luxurious sleep experience with soft layers and a high-grade cover. ✨️

It's excellent for back and stomach sleepers who value a soft, cushioning pillow.

It’s also perfect for allergy sufferers looking for a fully washable pillow.

However, it comes with a higher price tag than most microfibre pillows, so evaluate the value for your budget. 💰

The 30-night trial allows you to test it out and decide if it's worth the higher cost.



  • Material

    High-grade cover. 

  • Comfort

    Exceptionally soft and cosy. 

  • Off-gassing

    No off-gassing. 

  • Breathability

    Highly breathable option. 

  • Motion transfer & support

    Not suitable for most side sleepers. 

  • Delivery & returns

    Great delivery experience. 

  • Value for money

    Better value alternatives available. 

Motion transfer & support
Delivery & returns
Value for money

Contact Emma UK

Customer service: To contact Emma UK directly for complaints, support, or queries, please e-mail them at support@emma-mattress.co.uk, visit their live online chat, or complete their online contact form. There is no direct UK Emma mattress contact number.

Registered office: Emma Matratzen GmbH, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Str. 78, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Read our interview with Emma Sleep.

Frequently asked questions

  • Is the Emma Cloud pillow the same as the Emma Microfibre pillow?

    The Emma Cloud pillow was renamed the Emma Microfibre pillow in 2022.

    However, they are exactly the same product with the same composition. 

  • Do Emma pillows expand?

    Emma pillows come vacuum-sealed in compact boxes, making delivery easier. 

    After you unbox your Emma pillow and remove it from its plastic packaging, it will immediately expand. 

    Our Emma Microfibre pillow expanded as soon as we took it out of the plastic, while the Emma Original pillow took 24 hours to expand fully. 

    Your Emma pillow will be ready to use as soon as it returns to its regular shape. 

  • Are microfibre-filled pillows good?

    Microfibre-filled pillows can provide a soft and comfortable sleeping experience for certain sleepers. 

    These pillows are typically lightweight, hypoallergenic, and easy to care for, making them a popular choice for many people. 

    However, whether a microfibre pillow suits you depends on your preferences and sleep needs. 

    For example, back and stomach sleepers may find microfibre pillows suitable. 

    On the other hand, side sleepers might require a more supportive pillow, such as those made from memory foam or latex.

  • What else does Emma Sleep sell?

    Emma Sleep is best known for the Emma Original mattress.

    This Emma mattress is made from soft memory foam layers, making it an ideal choice for those who sleep on their side.

    It also includes a 200-night trial period and a 10-year guarantee.

    But Emma sells other premium products for your consideration, including toppers, duvets, bed frames and even mattress protectors.

    Take a look at our favourite Emma reviews below:

    We’ve tested these products extensively to give you an in-depth and honest overview of our experience. 


Holly Matthews

Senior Content Writer

Holly has been a content writer at Sleep Hero UK since 2021. With an MA degree in literature and previous experience working at a leading UK bed retailer, she is committed to using her skills to guide others towards making better sleep choices.

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