Eve Original

Eve Mattress Review UK (2022)

Written by Nicky

Last updated: 31.07.2022

12 Min.

Are you looking for the most comfortable mattress ever developed?

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

Designed as a high-quality bed-in-a-box mattress that offers unbeatable value for money, it certainly has all the features that would make it stand out.

But since we never blindly believe bold claims, our Sleep Hero experts have put the Eve Original mattress to the test.

So is it as good as they say it is?

Find out in this comprehensive Eve mattress review. 👇

Top features of the Eve mattress

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


  • High-quality, high-density foams.

  • Comfortable with a medium-firm feel.

  • Particularly suitable for average-weight sleepers.

  • Suitable for all sleeping positions.

  • Good temperature regulation.

  • Low return rate - 95% of customers are satisfied.

  • 1-year risk-free trial period.

  • Free delivery & returns.

  • 10-year guarantee.


  • May be too firm for many people.

  • Off-gassing is common.

  • There have been complaints with delivery taking longer than expected.

What makes the Eve mattress special?

  • Proudly British - Eve mattresses are designed and manufactured in the UK.

  • Firmer feel with exceptional support for back sleepers and stomach sleepers.

  • Two unique design options - white-and-yellow or white-and-grey!

    Eve mattress 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 three foam layers of the Eve Original are:

    • Evecomfort foam
    • New-generation memory foam
    • High-density base foam


    Eve mattress layers
    Composition of the Eve Original

    The Eve mattress results from four years of research and development, 100 prototypes, and 70 000 consumer tests.

    It stands proudly as the most comfortable mattress ever made (as claimed by Eve Sleep). 🏆

    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 composition

    Eve mattress layers

    1. A top layer of Evecomfort® foam

    The Eve mattress's top layer comprises 2.5 cm (0.9 inches) open-celled foam that's both porous and breathable.

    This wicks moisture and heat away from the body, allowing for greater breathability and a cooler sleep. 😎

    At a density of 50kg/m³, this is also a very high-quality, durable foam that offers stability so you won't feel like you're sinking into the mattress too deeply, which can be uncomfortable.

    2. A core of new-generation memory foam

    The 3 cm (1.1 inches) core layer of visco-elastic memory foam provides most of the Eve mattress's comfort and pressure-relief capabilities.

    At a density of 60kg/m³, this is a very high-quality foam that is unlikely to sag or form dents.

    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

    The 18 cm (17 inches) thick base foam sits at a density of 36kg/m³ and provides much of the mattress's support and stability.

    It is fitted with seven contour zones.

    These have been specifically designed to help relieve hip and shoulder pressure, allowing your body to sink in where needed and be supported where required.

    This makes the Eve mattress a great orthopaedic choice as well, and you're unlikely to wake up with lower backache or tension.


    Eve mattress
    The Eve mattress is made from premium materials

    Eve mattress firmness

    The Eve Original is a medium-firm mattress.

    We've rated it as 6.5 out of 10 on the Sleep Hero firmness scale, where 1 is the softest and 10 is the firmest.

    Eve Original firmness

    Many memory foam mattresses are quite soft and give you that "sinking-into-the-foam" feeling, but the Eve mattress is definitely quite a bit firmer and offers much more support.

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

    Turning around on and rolling over or switching sleeping positions is also easier on the Eve mattress than on other memory foam mattresses, like the Emma Original.


    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 mattress. 😔

    They may be better off choosing an even firmer foam mattress, like the Nectar memory foam mattress.

    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 1 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.

    All-foam mattresses will seldom offer as much support as pocket spring or hybrid mattresses.

    If you really struggle with the foam sensation, we would recommend trying the much more supportive Eve Premium Hybrid instead.

    Interestingly, we found the Eve Original firmer than the Simba Hybrid, so be aware that not all hybrid mattresses offer more firmness than pure foam mattresses.


    Eve mattress sinkage

    eve mattress firmness

    Decent edge support

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

    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 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.


    How comfortable is the Eve Original?

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

    We found it very comfortable in all sleeping positions. 😴

    A comfortable orthopaedic choice

    The Eve 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 body-hugging feel encourages muscle relaxation and reduces pressure points.

    But, the contoured base layer of the Eve mattress 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 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.

    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 more on the firm end of the scale, it provides great support and stability for 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.

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

    In our experience:

    • Average weight sleepers will find the Eve 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.


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

    Good temperature regulation

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


    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. 💨

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

    Temperature regulation scale

    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.


    Low motion transfer

    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.

    Eve mattress cover

    The Eve Original mattress can be identified by its characteristic white-and-yellow cover in a modern and stylish design.

    More recently, though, Eve Sleep has also brought out a white-and-grey mattress cover, which is available for some mattress dimensions.

    Eve honeycomb cover
    The honeycomb design of the top cover

    The cover has a honeycomb design, is 0.5 cm (0.1 inches) thick, and is composed of 98% polyester and 2% elastane.

    • The white top panel allows for breathability.
    • The non-slip base has a coating to keep your mattress firmly on your bed frame.

    The cover is also hypoallergenic, which is great for people prone to allergies. 🤧

    The top panel can also be unzipped and machine-washed at 40°.


    Eve yellow cover

    eve mattress grey cover

    Handles for easy rotations

    Even though the Eve is a no-flip mattress, you still need to turn it regularly.

    Eve Sleep UK recommends that you rotate the mattress every six months - or every four months if you're of a larger build.

    The cover has four practical side handles that make this process easier.

    The Eve mattress is quite heavy. If you have orthopaedic concerns, it's worth asking a friend or family member for assistance.

    Eve mattress protector

    If you're looking to protect your mattress further, we'd recommend investing in the Eve mattress protector.

    This will prolong the lifespan of your mattress by protecting it from stains, spills, dirt, and bacteria.

    Eve mattress sizes

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

    These include:

    • Eve mattress single: 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”)

    Only the larger mattress dimensions are available in the white-and-grey cover.


    Uk mattress sizes

    How thick is the Eve mattress?

    The Eve 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.

    Try Eve Sleep bedding:

    Eve mattress prices

    The Eve mattress UK is exceptionally well-priced.

    It's on par with other high-quality bed-in-a-box mattresses, like the Simba Hybrid and the Nectar memory foam mattress.

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

    £ 440
    Small Double
    £ 649
    £ 685
    £ 797
    Super King
    £ 890

    Eve mattress discount codes

    You'll regularly find Eve mattress sales, where you can get up to 35% 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.


    Eve mattress 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.

    Eve mattress awards

    Eve Sleep is an award-winning mattress brand.

    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 4.4 rating and over 8000 reviews on TrustPilot.


    Eve mattress which best buy
    The Eve Original is an award-winning mattress

    Eve mattress & sleep accessories

    In addition to their wide range of mattresses, Eve Sleep UK also offers numerous other sleeping accessories.

    These include:

    • Several different high-quality pillows.
    • A large selection of bedding, blankets, and duvets.
    • The premium mattress protector.
    • The Eve mattress topper, our standard topper of choice.
    • A large selection of bed frames, including slats and slatted bases.

    You'll find a snapshot of our favourite Eve accessories below.

    Eve memory foam pillow

    Eve memory foam pillow

    The Eve memory foam pillow is the most popular pillow by Eve Sleep.

    Unlike some other pillows that feature a multitude of layers and fillings, Eve keeps things simple with one core layer of memory foam designed with holes to encourage airflow. 🌬️

    This pillow is OEKO-TEX® certified, making it safe for everyone, including children. 👶

    It is protected by a soft and stretchy hypoallergenic jersey knit cover, which is fully removable and machine-washable at 40°.


    See our FAQ section for more Eve pillows.

    Eve mattress topper

    The Eve Mattress Topper features two layers of foam:

    • Evecomfort open-cell foam (2 cm / 0.7 inches)
    • Ultra-resilient reflex base foam (3 cm / 1.2 inches)

    The Evecomfort foam is up to 30x more breathable than traditional memory foam.

    This prevents overheating and helps to keep you cool and comfortable throughout the night.

    The Eve topper is CertiPUR-certified and tested to meet both British and European quality standards.

    This ensures that your topper is free from toxins and harmful chemicals. 🌱

    The 100% polyester top cover carries the Oeko-Tex Class 1 certification and is naturally flame retardant.

    It is also machine-washable at 40°C, making this a great choice for people prone to allergies.

    The topper features convenient corner straps so you can attach it to your mattress.

    -25% EVE TOPPER

    Eve mattress topper

    Eve weighted blanket

    Weighted blankets are specifically designed to help ease anxiety by putting gentle pressure on the body.

    The Eve Weighted Blanket is made of 100% cotton to ensure the even spread of weight over your body.

    The hugging comfort helps ease anxiety, giving you the perfect bedtime hug to rest well.

    The Eve Weighted Blanket comes in one standard size of 120 x 220 cm.


    Eve weighted blanket

    Eve weighted blanket

    Eve Sleep delivery conditions

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

    Some delivery costs may apply for remote locations. 🚚

    Like all bed-in-a-box mattresses, the Eve Original is vacuum-sealed and rolled in a compact box, making it convenient to carry and handle. 📦

    Eve mattress delivery

    The box dimensions range from 42 x 42 x 106 cm (16" x 16" x 41'7") for the smaller sizes to 49 x 49 x 105 cm (19" x 19" x 41'3") for the larger sizes.

    The larger sizes can get a bit heavy (up to 39 kg for the super-king size), so be sure to take this into account if you're handling the mattress by yourself.

    You can also opt for a two-person delivery service, where the mattress is delivered directly to your bedroom of choice. 🏡


    Delivery generally takes place within three business days between 08:00 and 19:00.

    You can also choose an exact delivery time for an additional fee at checkout.

    You cannot amend delivery conditions after checkout, so make sure you double-check all the details and any additional costs before making your payment.

    Unpacking your mattress

    After you've received the mattress, you can roll it out of the box and place it, vacuum-sealed, on your bed frame.

    Cut open the plastic covering and roll out your mattress.

    The Eve 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. ⏰

    You can sleep on it as soon as it has expanded.


    Unboxing Eve mattress

    Unrolling Eve mattress


    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. 👃

    This is 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.

    Recycling service & old mattress removal

    Eve Sleep UK offers a recycling service where they can pick up your old mattress for a nominal fee.

    This solves the problem of having to dispose of your old mattress yourself.

    Currently, this option is not available countrywide, but it will come up as an option upon checkout if it is available in your area.


    Big box of Eve mattress
    Some of the larger mattresses are quite heavy

    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 greater than 75 mm, you will void your warranty.

    75 mm is the maximum distance between slats as recommended for use by the National Bed Federation (NBF).

    We would recommend sticking to a maximum of 5 cm between slats. 👌

    This will protect your mattress best.

    Eve bed frames

    Some of the Eve beds include:

    • A button-back bed frame, available with or without storage compartments.
    • An ottoman-style storage bed frame.
    • A classic tailored bed frame.
    • A wooden spindle bed frame.
    • A simple white minimalist bed frame.

    We've included links to our favourite bed frames below. 👇

    Our favourite Eve bed frames:

    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. 👌

    Simply contact Eve via their refunds & returns page.

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

    Trial period

    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.

    We also really like the elegant design with its distinctive yellow border.

    The Eve Original is particularly well-suited to:

    • Back sleepers & 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.

    But with a low return rate of 5%, you're likely to be very happy with your purchase. 😃


    Contact Eve Sleep UK

    Customer service: To contact Eve Sleep directly for complaints, support, or queries, please e-mail them at hello@evesleep.co.uk or call them on 0208 036 5535. Phone operating hours are Monday to Thursday from 10 am till 3 pm. Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holidays.

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

    Frequently asked questions:

    • Where are Eve mattresses made?

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

    • Eve mattress certifications

      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 that 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.

      As a company, Eve is concerned about its ecological and societal impact 🐰

      Their production plants are among the only mattress plants to be zero waste.

      If you return your mattress, it will be donated to charities or recycled if its condition does not allow for donation.

    • Eve 10-year guarantee

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

      Even after prolonged use, you shouldn't experience any 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. 

    • 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 & wash your mattress protector or Eve mattress cover.
      • Step 2: Pack away any soaps or cleaning products. These can damage the mattress core.
      • Step 3: While you're 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.

    • Can you tell me more about Eve Sleep?

      Eve Sleep is a high-end mattress brand that has been very successful in the UK and mainland Europe.

      Their mattresses distinguish themselves by the quality of their materials and innovative designs.

      They have been designed to be suitable for most people and sleeping positions.

      Eve offers good value for money.

      The brand's signature is a little touch of yellow, found on its logo and in the design of its mattresses.

      This makes the Eve brand instantly recognisable. 

    • 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.

      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 has an excellent cot mattress, specifically designed for babies and small children under 6.

    • What payment options does Eve Sleep offer?

      You can purchase your Eve product on the Eve UK website via credit card, debit card, or PayPal.

      Online payments are secure.

      Eve also offers financing options, and they’ve teamed up with Divido (0% instalments) to help you choose how and when to pay.

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

      You'll occasionally be able to find Eve mattresses through third-party sellers, but Eve mattresses are not currently available via Amazon in the UK.

      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!

    • What's the Eve mattress sloth?

      The Eve sloth is a cute little teddy that adds a bit of fun to the Eve world 🧸

      It's available at £35, but it also comes free when you spend £50 or more on pillows, duvets, bed linen and protectors.

      Simply add the sloth to your cart, and the price will be deducted from the overall cost.


    • 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 provided the British Rowing team with a whole range of their products. 


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