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Emma Mattress Topper


Nicky P.

Last updated: 26.02.2021 6.5 Min.

The award-winning Emma brand is a real force to be reckoned with in the sleep world.

They sell numerous bestselling mattresses, pillows, and mattress protectors - and have just recently released the Emma mattress topper.

Disclaimer: The Emma mattress topper is not yet available in the UK but our European team was able to try it out to give us a full review.

It won’t be long before the topper is available in the UK as well.

A mattress topper, in general, can be used to enhance the comfort of your mattress.

But does the Emma mattress topper do this?

Find out in our full review.

Emma Mattress Topper
  • Overview
  • Composition
  • Cover
  • Properties
  • Review
  • A topper is not a fix for a bad mattress
  • Couples
  • Sides
  • Discounts
  • Delivery and customer service
  • What is the best topper?
  • Conclusion
  • Our selection of the best mattresses


  • Very comfortable
  • Good pressure relief and adapts well to the body
  • Enhances your mattress
  • Two reversible sides with different degrees of firmness
  • Good value for money
  • Free delivery
  • 100-day risk-free trial period
  • Removable and machine-washable cover
  • Regular promotions


  • Not yet available in the UK (watch this space)
  • Not available in custom sizes
  • Doesn’t feature rubber bands for easy attachment

Emma mattress topper composition

The Emma mattress topper has two reversible sides and you can choose the one you find the most comfortable.

Due to this, the foam layers on each side also differ:

  • Soft layer: Point-elastic Airgocell foam
  • Medium-firm layer: HRX foam

The body-hugging Airgocell foam is characterised by its pressure relief capabilities. The material should adapt to your body optimally to help relieve pressure and relax your muscles.

The HRX foam is a cold foam. This is somewhat firmer, intended to stabilise and distribute pressure evenly.

You can flip the topper over quite easily to see which side you prefer.

The Emma mattress topper is 6 cm thick and all materials are Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified.

Unfortunately, the topper doesn’t feature rubber bands that could be used to attach it to the mattress.

This isn’t a train smash and many toppers don’t have bands but it does mean that the topper could slip a little during rough movements.

This makes it important to invest in a good sheet that presses the topper down on to the mattress.

Foam layers of Emma mattress topper

layers of emma mattress topper

Emma mattress topper cover

The Emma mattress topper has a very breathable cover made of 98% polyester and 2% elastane.

It can easily be removed and is machine-washable. This is great for hygienic purposes and people prone to allergies.

You can easily see the open-pored pattern of the cover. These pores ensure that the topper remains well ventilated.

Close up of Emma mattress cover

Zipper of Emma mattress topper

Emma mattress topper properties


The Emma mattress topper makes your mattress softer.

This, of course, is largely due to the softer foam layers in the mattress topper.

We’d rate the soft side of the Emma mattress topper at 5 out of 10 on our Sleep Hero firmness scale, and the medium-firm side at 6 out of 10.

The sides are quite similar but there is still enough difference to make an impact.


Is the comfort of your mattress enhanced if you use the Emma mattress topper?

We were lucky enough to try the topper for several weeks - and were thoroughly impressed.


The comfort of a mattress topper does depend quite significantly on the mattress you pair it with.

Logically, it would make sense to pair the Emma mattress topper with any one of the Emma mattresses.

We recommend using the Emma One mattress. The two together work beautifully.

But, of course, you can also place the Emma mattress topper on any other mattress.

In our experience, the topper supports the body well and provides for a pleasant surface to lie in.

The Emma mattress topper is also very comfortable when combined with firmer mattresses, like innerspring mattresses. Here, the topper acts as an additional upper comfort layer.

Two sides, one topper

Here’s a great thing about the Emma mattress topper: You can use both sides!

The one side is softer, providing that body-hugging comfort, and the other is more medium-firm and offers better support.

Simply choose the side that works best for you.

back sleeper on the emma mattress topper

sleeper on the emma mattress topper

How we slept on the Emma mattress topper

We really enjoyed sleeping on the Emma mattress topper.

If you sleep on your side, then it’s important to sink in a little deeper in the shoulder and pelvic areas. This allows your spine to remain in an optimal position, preventing any back or neck pains.

This worked beautifully with the Emma topper.

We didn’t notice the dreaded “hammock effect”, where your body sags and falls out of alignment. This is great.

The Emma mattress topper definitely makes your sleeping experience a little softer.

If you prefer a firm and stable base, then we’d recommend choosing a spring mattress with the desired firmness level.

Spring mattresses, in general, offer more support and stability than foam mattresses.

A topper is not a fix for a bad mattress

Always remember that a good topper cannot fix a bad mattress.

If your mattress is old and worn, the topper will simply adjust to follow the same outline.

If your mattress is worn, then a topper won’t help you. You should rather invest in a new mattress.

How about one of the luxurious Emma mattresses?

Is the Emma mattress topper suitable for couples?

Yes, a topper can be used for couples.

You can use it simply to enhance your sleeping comfort.

But, a topper can also work great if you’re joining two smaller mattresses. The wider toppers can fit over both mattresses, thereby getting rid of the annoying gap between the two mattresses.

Remember, though, that the topper would need to be suitable for both partners. If the topper is right for you but too soft for your partner, for example, then your partner will suffer.

If this isn't the case, then maybe use a bed bridge instead to bridge the gap between the two mattresses.

Which side will be best for you?

Ultimately, this is a matter of preference.

How tall are you? How heavy are you? Do you prefer softer or firmer surfaces?

Answer these questions before you decide on which side of the Emma mattress topper to sleep on.

In general, the softer side will be more suitable for lighter and medium-weight people, while the firmer side will be more suitable for heavier people.

But since the sides are quite similar, there won’t be major differences and both sides could be suitable for anyone.

We preferred the softer side, but that may just be personal preference.

If you notice that you sleep badly on one side or start to struggle with back pain, then flip the topper over and try the other side.

Emma discount codes

Many of our readers want to get the best discount codes for mattresses and mattress toppers.

For this reason, we’ve created a special discounts page where you can find all current discount codes.


Delivery and customer service

The Emma mattress topper is delivered to your front door within a few days. Delivery is free.

A big advantage of the Emma mattress topper is that it comes with a risk-free trial period of 100 days.

This gives you the chance to see if the topper works for you and if it fits your mattress.

After all, the body needs several weeks to get used to a new sleeping surface, so it may take some time to see if a topper or a mattress really suits you.

That’s why we always recommend that you choose products that offer a long and completely risk-free trial period.

If you don’t like it, you can simply send it back to the manufacturer for a full refund.

Remember to keep the box until you’ve made your final decision.

emma mattress rolled up

emma mattress topper on bed

What is the best topper?

There are numerous really good mattress toppers, including the Eve mattress topper and the Recci topper.

Pro tip: Steer clear of the well-known eazzzy topper. It may be popular but we had a horrible experience with it.

Consider the following:


We had a really good experience with the Emma mattress topper. It really did enhance our sleeping comfort.

We also really like that the topper has two sides and that you can choose the one that’s best for you.

You can even try the Emma mattress topper for 100 days - completely risk-free - to see if you like it.



New mattress smell
New mattress smell


Delivery & returns
Delivery & returns

Value for money
Value for money



New mattress smell
New mattress smell


Delivery & returns
Delivery & returns

Value for money
Value for money

Our selection of the best mattresses

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Contact Emma

Customer service: To contact Emma UK directly for complaints, support, or queries, please e-mail them at, 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

Additional information

  • More about the Emma brand

    Emma is a German start-up company first established in 2015.

    The idea behind the company was to make the mattress market as transparent and consumer-oriented as the market in the United States.

    According to its founder, Max Laarmann, consumers should not have to buy mattresses at extravagant prices from local stores.

    Instead, they should be able to buy a reasonably priced mattress online and benefit from a long and risk-free trial period.

    Today, the Emma mattress is one of the most popular online mattresses, selling all over Europe and in the UK.

    The brand has also expanded and now not only sells its original mattress but also hybrid mattresses, baby mattresses, and select accessories.

    All Emma mattresses sold in the UK are also manufactured in the UK

  • Emma mattresses

    The Emma brand offers numerous premium mattresses:

    • The Emma Original is a high-quality mattress with a soft feel.
    • The Emma Hybrid combines high-quality foams with springs to provide a unique feel.
    • The Emma One is a firm mattress made of the same materials as the Emma Original. 
    • The Emma Cot mattress has been specifically designed to support young sleepers up to the age of 6. 

    All Emma mattresses are made of high-quality materials and come with free delivery and returns and a 200-day risk-free trial period. 

  • Emma accessories

    In addition to the mattresses, Emma also offers other sleeping accessories:

    Emma memory foam pillow

    The Emma memory foam pillow is a high-quality pillow uniquely designed to fit all sleeping profiles.

    Made up of three layers of foam, it offers the ideal level of support for a good night's sleep.

    Individual layers are also removable, so you can mould a pillow that suits your needs and specifications.

    The Emma pillow is available in one standard size of 40 x 70 cm.

    Like will all Emma products, the Emma memory foam pillow also comes with a 200-day risk-free trial period.


    emma memory foam pillow

    layers of emma memory foam pillow


    Emma mattress protector

    The Emma mattress protector is waterproof, breathable, and antibacterial.

    It provides the ideal protection for your mattress, without affecting the comfort of your sleep.

    The Emma mattress protector is available in all standard Emma mattress sizes.


    emma mattress protector

    inside emma mattress protector



Nicky P.

My mum calls me "bear" because I like to sleep so much. I never knew that, one day, that would be a very useful skill. Can you tell that I've found my calling? 

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