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Eve Original

Eve Mattress Review UK (2023)

Last updated: 31.10.2023 Reading time: 12 Min.

Are you looking for the most comfortable mattress ever developed?

That's the claim Eve Sleep makes about its flagship memory foam mattress, the Eve Original. 🏅

Designed as a bed-in-a-box mattress that matches high quality with a good price point, it certainly stands out.

But is this mattress as good as they say it is?

Let's find out in our Eve mattress review.👇

Top features of the Eve mattress

Free delivery & returns
Free Delivery & Returns
365-day trial period
1-Year Trial Period
Made in the UK
Proudly British


  • High-quality, high-density foams result in a mattress that will last you a long time.

  • Comfortable with a medium-firm feel.

  • Particularly suitable for average-weight sleepers.

  • Suitable for all sleeping positions.

  • Good temperature regulation.

  • 365-night trial period.

  • Free delivery & returns.

  • 10-year guarantee.


  • May be too firm or too soft for some people.

  • Off-gassing is common.

Who is the Eve memory foam mattress most suitable for?

  • Back sleepers and stomach sleepers.
  • People of average build.
  • People who enjoy medium-firm mattresses.
  • People looking for a great value-for-money option.
  • Couples.

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We've dedicated hundreds of hours to testing mattresses and sleep accessories, and rely on a team of testers of differing weights, temperature preferences, and sleeping positions to evaluate each product. 

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Eve mattress composition and cover

Before we look at the comfort of the Eve mattress, let's briefly consider its composition.

The Eve Original is a memory foam mattress with a depth of 24 cm (9.4 inches).

It comprises three different high-quality foams and a washable cover that work together to provide superior comfort, support, and breathability.


The layers of the Eve Original are:

  • A moisture-wicking top cover
  • A springy Evecomfort foam layer
  • A layer of new-generation memory foam
  • A high-density base foam with 7 contour zones
  • An anti-slip base coating

All foams used in the mattress are of high quality and have high densities, which is a testament to the mattress's durability.

Eve mattress layers

Let's look at the layers of foam in the Eve Original mattress in more detail. 🧐

We'll first consider the three foam layers and then have a quick look at the top and bottom covers.

Eve Sleep mattress layers

There are three different foam layers in the Eve Original mattress.


1. A top layer of Evecomfort foam (2.5 cm / 0.9 inches)

The Eve mattress's top layer is an open-cell foam that's both porous and breathable.

Eve mattress composition

This wicks heat and moisture away from the body, allowing for enhanced airflow and better temperature regulation. ❄️

2. A core of new-generation memory foam (3 cm / 1.1 inches)

The core layer of visco-elastic memory foam provides most of the Eve mattress's comfort and pressure relief capabilities.


The memory foam layer adapts perfectly to the contours of your body, reduces tension and pressure, and allows for a comfortable night's sleep with body-hugging support. 🤗

3. A base layer with contour zones (18 cm / 17 inches)

The thick base foam provides much of the mattress's support and stability.

Eve mattress
The Eve Sleep mattress is made from high-density materials.

It is designed with seven contour zones, which help relieve hip and shoulder pressure, allowing your body to sink in where needed and be supported where required.

Eve mattress cover

The Eve Original mattress can be identified by its characteristic white cover with yellow piping in a stylish honeycomb design.

Eve honeycomb cover
The honeycomb design of the top cover.

The cover has a few unique features.

  • The white top panel can be zipped off and machine-washed at 40°, which is great for hygienic reasons.
  • The side cover features four practical handles that make rotating or carrying the mattress easier.
  • The base cover has a non-slip coating to keep your mattress firmly on your bed frame, which is particularly helpful if you're sleeping on an ottoman bed base.

Even though the Eve Sleep mattress cover is washable, we'd still recommend investing in a waterproof mattress protector to safeguard your mattress from any spills, stains, moisture, or bacteria. 💦


The Eve mattress protector is no longer available, but take a look at some of our other favourite options.

Some of our favourite mattress protectors UK:

How firm is the Eve mattress?

The Eve Original is a medium-firm mattress.

After testing it for our Eve mattress review, we rated it as 6.5 out of 10 on the Sleep Hero firmness scale, where 1 is the softest and 10 is the firmest.

This is pretty standard for bed-in-a-box mattresses.

Eve Original firmness

Many memory foam mattresses give you that "sinking-into-the-foam" feeling, but the Eve Sleep mattress UK definitely offers much more support.

It won't give you that "lying on the floor" feeling, of course, but it's not so soft that you'll feel like you're disappearing into the foams.

Turning around or switching sleeping positions is also quite easy, which isn't always the case with memory foam products.


It may still be too soft for heavier builds

Even though the Eve Original is a high-density, medium-firm mattress, you may still find it too soft if you're of a larger build.

This is because heavier-weight people often require much more support to keep their spines well-aligned and may experience too much sinkage on the Eve Original mattress. 😔

Eve mattress sinkage

eve mattress firmness

They may be better off choosing an even firmer foam mattress, like the Nectar memory foam mattress, or opting for pocket-sprung or hybrid mattresses, which generally give much more support.

The Panda Hybrid mattress, for example, combines foam and pocket springs for a firmer level of support.

That said, it's a good idea to test the mattress first.

Luckily, the Eve Mattress UK comes with a risk-free trial phase, giving you the chance to try it at home for one whole year.

If you sleep comfortably, it will be a good fit.


But if you notice any aches or pains, it's best to return the mattress and try a firmer model, like the ones listed above or the Origin Hybrid mattress.

Decent edge support

Many all-foam mattresses lack edge support and give you the feeling that you're falling off the sides.

This is especially true if you're making use of the full width of the mattress - or if you enjoy sitting on the edge of your bed before getting up in the morning. ☕️

Eve mattress edge support
You can sit on the edge of the mattress quite comfortably.

We did not find this to be the case with the Eve Original.

While not as supportive as pocket sprung or edge-enforced mattresses, it offers really good edge support for a memory foam mattress.

This is great as it means you can really stretch out on your bed.


It's also particularly great for couples, as it means that two people can share a smaller mattress size problem-free. 👩‍❤️‍👨

That said, we'd still suggest that couples choose an Eve mattress king-size or larger for the most comfortable sleep (if space allows).

How comfortable is the Eve Original?

The Eve Original is a high-quality mattress that offers a good balance of comfort, stability, and support.


We found it very comfortable in all sleeping positions during our Eve Original mattress review. 😴

A comfortable orthopaedic choice

The Eve Sleep mattress largely features memory foam.

Memory foam is characterised by its memory imprint, which allows the foam to adapt well to the body's contours.

Look at the images below as a demonstration of the memory effect.👇

Memory foam

Hand on memory foam

Memory imprint

This contouring feel encourages muscle relaxation and reduces pressure points.

But, the seven-zoned base layer of the Eve also promotes stability and support. 👍


The two foams work together, allowing for more sinkage for the heavier parts of your body (your hips and shoulders) while offering enough support for the lighter parts of your body.

This keeps your spine in a healthy alignment, promotes overall spinal health, and dramatically reduces the risk of back and neck pain.

This makes the Eve Original foam mattress a good orthopaedic choice. 🦴

Optimal spinal alignment
Your spine should always be perfectly aligned.

But, we didn't find that body-contouring feel to be too overwhelming during our Eve mattress review testing.

We could still move comfortably and never felt like we were sinking into the foams too much. 👌

Good support in all sleeping positions

The mattress offers good support for all sleeping positions.


We found it most comfortable when sleeping on the back and the stomach.

As a mattress on the firmer end of the scale, it provides great support and stability for lighter-weight back and front sleepers.

While still comfortable in the side position, it wasn't quite as comfortable as slightly softer mattresses, like the Simba Hybrid.

Eve mattress side sleeper
We found the Eve Original to offer good support in any position.

Of course, this can differ depending on your body weight. ⚖️

In our experience:

  • Average-weight sleepers will find the Eve memory foam mattress comfortable in any position.
  • Lighter-weight sleepers may find it too firm in the side position but will do well sleeping on the back and stomach.
  • Heavier-weight sleepers may find it a little too soft in the back and stomach position but will probably find it quite comfortable while sleeping on the side.

The best way to see if the mattress is right for you is to try it out during the risk-free trial period.


Does the Eve Original sleep hot?

Memory foam generally retains more heat than other types of foam, resulting in a warmer sleep. 🥵

But the new-generation memory foam used in the Eve Original is 30x more breathable than traditional memory foam.


The porous top layer and the breathable cover also increase airflow and allow for a cooler, more comfortable sleep.

The mattress still doesn't feel especially cool to lie on but it's not as warm as many other memory foam mattresses.

Even on a hot night, the mattress won't feel too clammy as it's breathable enough to wick away moisture. 💨

Temperature regulation scale

If you prefer a warmer sleep, you could add a weighted blanket or an electric blanket, which is perfectly safe to use with this foam mattress.

But if you're a very heavy sweater or are very sensitive to temperature, you may still wish to opt for a pocket sprung mattress or a hybrid mattress instead.

These generally offer much greater air circulation and promote a cooler sleep. 🧊

You can try the Eve Original Hybrid, which has the pocket spring advantage, or check out our article on the best cooling mattresses for more inspiration.

Is the Eve mattress good for couples?

The Eve Original mattress has exceptionally low motion transfer.

Low motion transfer means that movement isn't carried through the mattress.

Instead, it is effectively absorbed and dampened.

Eve mattress motion isolation
If you're sharing your bed with a partner, you want a mattress with good motion isolation.

This means that you can share your bed with a partner and not be disturbed by movements. 💃

This makes the Eve Original an excellent mattress for couples.


The mattress also has decent edge support, so you can enjoy the full width of the mattress without the fear of falling off the sides.

The ideal mattress size for couples would be the king-size, but Eve mattresses double will also do if you're tight on space.

Couples with small bedrooms may do well with a divan bed or an ottoman bed base, which offer more convenient storage solutions.

Eve mattress UK sizes

Eve Original mattresses are available in all standard UK mattress sizes. 🇬🇧

These include:

  • Eve single mattress: 90 x 190 cm (3’ x 6’3”)
  • Eve mattress small double: 120 x 190 cm (4' x 6'3")
  • Eve mattress double: 135 x 190 cm (4’6” x 6’3”)
  • Eve mattress king-size: 150 x 200 cm (5’ x 6’6”)
  • Eve mattress super-king-size: 180 x 200 cm (6’ x 6’6”)

We'd recommend larger mattress sizes for a more comfortable sleep, but it's worth measuring the space in your bedroom before opting to upgrade your bed.


Uk mattress sizes

How thick is the Eve mattress?

The Eve Sleep Original mattress has a height of 24 cm (9.4 inches).

This is 1 cm (0.39 inches) below the bed-in-a-box industry standard, but your standard bedding will still fit.

Eve mattress prices

The Eve mattress UK is competitively priced, on par with other high-quality memory foam mattresses like the Emma Mattress Original.


(Note: prices listed below are standard prices, excluding any current coupons and discounts)

Single Mattress
£ 449
Small Double Mattress
Small Double
£ 699
Double Mattress
£ 699
King Mattress
£ 799
Super King Mattress
Super King
£ 899

Eve mattress discount codes

You'll regularly find Eve mattress sales, where you can get up to 50% off!


Don't worry: You don't have to browse the internet to find Eve mattress promo codes.

We collect all of the best discounts for you on our discounts page. 🥳

If there are any Eve Sleep promotions currently running, you'll also find them advertised throughout this article.

Always ensure your discount voucher is applied on checkout!

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Eve Sleep mattress delivery conditions

The Eve Original memory foam mattress is delivered free of charge within mainland UK.

Like all bed-in-a-box mattresses, the Eve Original is vacuum-sealed and rolled in a compact box.

unpacking eve mattress

unpacking eve mattress

This makes it easy to carry the mattress and fit it through narrow passageways, but please be mindful that some larger mattresses are quite heavy, and you may need some assistance to carry the box.

Luckily, if your mattress weighs over 40 kg (88 lbs), a two-person delivery crew will carry it to a room of your choice.


If your mattress weighs less than that, it will just be delivered to the front door of your home or building.

Unpacking your mattress

To unpack your mattress, simply roll it onto your bed frame, cut open the plastic covering, and unfold.

Your mattress will expand automatically and return to its original full size.

This can take 30 minutes, but it can also take 4 - 5 hours for the mattress to expand fully. ⏰

The video below gives you a good idea of how to unbox your Eve:

Wait for the mattress to expand fully before you snooze away. 😴

Eve Sleep used to offer an old mattres removal service, but this service is currently not available.

Experiencing off-gassing

We highly recommend that you unpack your new mattress in a well-ventilated room.


Bed-in-a-box mattresses often emit a chemical smell when first unpacked, referred to as off-gassing.


While the fumes aren't toxic, they can be a little uncomfortable.

The smell generally dissipates quite quickly, but sometimes you need a day or two for it to disappear completely.

Eve trial period

All Eve mattresses come with a risk-free 1-year trial period.

This starts with mattress delivery and gives you the chance to try out the mattress for 365 days to see if it's right for you.

It can take up to 3 weeks to get used to a new mattress, so we'd suggest waiting at least a few weeks before making a final decision.

But if you're not happy with your purchase, no problem. 👌

Trial period

Simply contact Eve via their refunds & returns page.

They will pick up the mattress again - free of charge - and offer you a full refund. 💷


All returned mattresses are either donated to charities or sold as Eve refurbished mattresses at a discounted price.

Should you buy the Eve mattress?

In our opinion - and as our Eve mattress review has hopefully shown - Eve is one of the best mattresses on the market, so you're in luck if you've been wondering if Eve mattresses are any good.

It's comfortable and supportive, and we like the elegant design.

The Eve Original is particularly well-suited to:

  • Back sleepers and stomach sleepers.
  • People of average build.
  • People who enjoy medium-firm mattresses.
  • People looking for a great value-for-money option.
  • Couples.

Even if you're not 100% sure, you can still try it out thanks to the risk-free trial and return the mattress for a full refund if you're not satisfied.



  • Material

    Features high-quality foams.

  • Comfort

    Well-balanced and medium-firm.

  • Off-gassing

    Faint off-gassing that disappeared quickly.

  • Breathability

    Good breathability. 

  • Motion transfer & support

    Excellent support.

  • Delivery & returns

    Free delivery and returns.

  • Value for money

    Exellent value for money.

Motion transfer & support
Delivery & returns
Value for money

Contact Eve Sleep UK

Customer service: To contact Eve Sleep directly for complaints, support, or queries, please visit their live online chat. If you've bought an Eve mattress on or before 17.10.2022 and have any queries, you can contact

Registered office: Eve Sleep, 29A Kentish Road, London, NW1 8NL

Frequently asked questions

  • Who owns Eve mattresses?

    Eve Sleep underwent some changes in recent years.

    While the company had initially gone into administration in 2022, causing multiple Eve mattress problems, it was later bought over by Bensons For Beds, who currently own it. 

    Eve mattresses are still very much in business, though the offering has been condensed.

    Previously, you could purchase a range of Eve products, including Eve beds, Eve mattress toppers, Eve mattress protectors, and more.

    Now, the company focuses almost exclusively on its mattress range.

  • Where are Eve mattresses made?

    All Eve mattresses are designed and manufactured in the UK. 🇬🇧

  • Are Eve mattresses certified to be safe?

    All foam materials used in the Eve mattress are CertiPUR-certified.

    The washable top cover is also OEKO-TEX-certified.

    This means that materials have been independently tested to ensure they do not contain harmful chemicals or toxic substances. 🧪

    Raw materials are also sourced from National Bed Federation members, making sure they're of the highest quality.

    In addition, foams are also CFC- and PBDE-free, and all components comply with UK fire regulations.

    Environmentally-friendly manufacturing 

    Eve Sleep also complies with ISO 9001 quality manufacturing standards.

    Each mattress is subject to quality tests throughout the production process, from the first foam cut to the finished product.

  • Does the Eve come with a 10-year guarantee?

    The Eve mattress is a high-quality product with exceptional durability.

    Even after prolonged use, you shouldn't experience any Eve mattress problems such as sagging or softening.

    To guarantee this durability, all Eve mattresses come with a 10-year warranty.

    This covers performance issues, including defects in materials and workmanship, provided the mattress has been properly used. 

    If any Eve mattress problems fall within the range of the guarantee, your mattress will be replaced.

    It's worth noting that you should rotate your mattress regularly to prevent premature dipping.

  • How do I clean my Eve mattress?

    Eve mattresses don't require hefty cleaning, so the brand has included its own cleaning instructions.

    • Step 1: Zip-off and wash your mattress protector or Eve mattress cover.
    • Step 2: Pack away any soaps or cleaning products. These can damage the mattress core. But you can take a look at some of our favourite mattress cleaners.
    • Step 3: While you're machine-washing the cover, let your mattress breathe a bit. You could prop it on its side and place it near a window. You can also rotate the mattress 180 degrees but don't flip it. Eve mattresses are no-flip products.
    • Step 4: If you notice dark spots that look like mould on your mattress or mattress cover, this means it's probably not getting the best ventilation. Make sure you're using a good slatted frame. 

    For more on cleaning your Eve mattress, check out the official Eve mattress cleaning guide.

  • Has the Eve mattress won any awards?

    Eve Sleep is an award-winning mattress brand, and Eve mattress reviews are overwhelmingly positive.

    It has even been deemed the most awarded mattress-in-a-box brand by the Which? Consumer's Association.

    The Eve Original mattress scored a total of 79% in the Which? tests and has been rated as a Which? Best Buy mattress.

    The mattress has also received a 3.9 rating and over 13,000 Eve mattress reviews on TrustPilot.

  • Does Eve offer an NHS discount?

    Eve Sleep UK offers a special NHS discount.

    This is available to a wide variety of UK essential workers, including:

    • Registered health workers
    • Emergency personnel
    • Police and security services

    The discounts change regularly, but key workers can enjoy coupons giving them anything from 10% - 20% or £50 off.

    Please visit NHS Discounts for more information.

  • Which bed frame should you use with your Eve mattress?

    Technically, you can use any high-quality bed frame for your Eve mattress, provided it offers a firm and stable surface. 

    But be careful: 

    If you place your mattress on a non-compatible base or a slatted frame where the slats are more than 7.5 cm (2.9 inches) apart, you will void your warranty. 

    We would recommend sticking to a maximum of 5 cm (1.9 inches) between slats. 👌

    This will protect your mattress best.

  • What other Eve mattresses are available in the UK?

    Eve Sleep features a wide range of different mattresses, which can be a little confusing for customers.

    Basically, their mattresses are divided into their Lighter, Original, and Premium ranges as both foam-only and hybrid versions, which feature pocket springs in addition to foam.

    We've linked to all our Eve mattress reviews below.

    Eve Lighter mattresses

    The "Lighter" mattresses are low-depth mattresses at more affordable prices.

    The range includes:

    Eve Original mattresses

    The "Original" mattresses are the brand's flagship products. 

     The range includes:

    Eve Premium mattresses

    The "Premium" mattresses are thicker, more luxurious versions at premium prices.

    The range includes:

    Eve cot mattress

    Eve also used to offer an excellent cot mattress, specifically designed for babies and small children under 6.

    Both the cot mattress and other Eve products are no longer available.

  • Are Eve mattresses available via Amazon UK or independent retailers?

    You'll occasionally be able to find Eve mattresses through third-party sellers and Amazon in the UK.

    But we'd highly recommend buying directly from Eve Sleep.

    This guarantees that you're receiving the original, high-quality product with its characteristic 1-year trial period, free shipping and returns, and a 10-year warranty. 

    The trial period is often not available if purchased through other retailers.

  • Does Eve Sleep sponsor British rowing?

    Eve Sleep is British Rowing’s official sleep partner.

    The brand has refurbished the athletes' sleep shed to give everyone the best rest and recovery between training and competitions.

    Eve Sleep also provides the British Rowing team with a range of its products. 

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