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EMMA ONE MATTRESS REVIEW UK

Nicky

Last updated: 07.07.2021 6 Min.

DISCLAIMER: THE EMMA ONE IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE IN THE UK. WE'LL BE SURE TO NOTIFY YOU AS SOON AS IT HAS RETURNED TO THE UK.

The Emma One is a mattress by the award-winning German mattress design company, Emma.

The Emma One is one of their premium mattresses.

It has been designed as a universal model that fits all people and all sleeping positions.

But is it really that good?

We explore in our Emma One review.

Emma One Mattress Review
  • Overview
  • Alternatives
  • Comparison
  • Composition
  • Firmness
  • Properties
  • Temperature
  • Couples
  • Cover
  • Delivery
  • Conclusion
  • Contact

Our recommended UK mattress alternatives

The Emma One is no longer available in the UK.

We have listed some of our recommended mattress alternatives below.

These are all firm mattresses that rank similarly to the Emma One.

Good alternatives:

How does the Emma One compare to the Emma Original?

Both the Emma One and the Emma Original are comparable in their construction.

They feature three foam layers:

  • Airgocell foam
  • Memory foam
  • Cold foam

However, they differ remarkably in terms of firmness.

The Emma Original is a soft mattress.

We've placed it at 4 out of 10 on the Sleep Hero firmness scale, where 1 is the softest and 10 the firmest.

The Emma One, in contrast, is a firm mattress.

We’ve placed at 8 out of 10 on the Sleep Hero firmness scale.

Both mattresses are incredibly comfortable and designed to suit all people but pay attention to the firmness level you prefer.

This will guide you in your mattress choice.

READ OUR FULL EMMA ORIGINAL VS EMMA ONE COMPARISON

Emma One composition

The Emma One is a mattress made up of three different layers of foam.

These three foam layers are:

Composition of the Emma One Mattress
The Emma One mattress consists of 3 different foam layers

Emma One mattress foam layers

The two upper layers are intended to provide a comfortable and cuddly feel when lying down.

1. Airgocell

Airgocell has excellent point-elasticity, allowing one area to compress without affecting the rest of the mattress.

This is great if you’re sharing the mattress with a partner.

2. Memory foam

Memory foam distributes pressure evenly and adapts well to the contours of your body, allowing you to melt into the mattress.

The interplay of the cooler Airgocell foam and the heat-retaining memory foam ensures that the temperature within the mattress remains well-regulated.

The so-called ventilation channels that have been integrated into the mattress further ensure good ventilation.

Air can circulate better, allowing the mattress to remain cooler.

This makes your overall sleep more comfortable and also prevents the build-up of mites and bacteria, which prefer warmer and more humid homes.

3. HRX foam

The majority of the mattress is made up of the third later of HRX foam.

This is a firm cold foam bottom layer that offers support and stability for your entire body.

Appropriate incisions in the shoulder and pelvic areas allow the mattress to adapt to your body optimally.

Emma Mattress Foam

Foam of Emma One Mattress

Emma One mattress firmness

According to the manufacturer, the Emma One mattress is suitable for any person weighing between 50 kg and 130 kg.

However, it doesn’t have a set degree of firmness.

After extensive testing, our test sleepers have rated the Emma One as a medium-firm to firm mattress, though some did find it a little firmer than others.

We’ve placed it at 8 out of 10 on the Sleep Hero firmness scale, where 1 is the softest and 10 the firmest.

Emma One sinkage
The Emma One is a firm mattress

How comfortable is the Emma One?

The Emma One is an exceptionally comfortable mattress, no matter which sleeping position you prefer.

You’ll be well-supported, regardless of whether you sleep on your stomach, back, or side.

Interestingly, both lighter-weight and heavier-weight people find the Emma One comfortable and supportive, despite its firmness.

This is because the foams used in the Emma One mattress adapt perfectly to the body.

You sink into the mattress in exactly the right places so that your spine is well-supported and your muscles can relax accordingly.

That said, it is best suited to those who prefer a firm sleeping surface.

The firm support also makes it a great choice for heavier-weight people.

If you definitely know that you prefer a softer mattress, then the Emma Original is a good alternative.

Sleeping on the Emma One Mattress
The Emma One is comfortable in most sleeping positions

Temperature regulation

The unique interplay of Airgocell foam and memory foam allows the mattress to keep the temperature well regulated.

The mattress does not absorb too much body heat.

The ventilation channels also ensure good air circulation throughout.

This keeps the mattress at room temperature.

Is the Emma One mattress suitable for couples?

Yes, the Emma One mattress is an excellent choice for couples.

This is not only because it is exceptionally comfortable but also because it is so well-suited to both lighter- and heavier-weight individuals.

This means that two partners of varying body weights will find the mattress equally comfortable.

Easy to move on

It is also very easy to move on.

Usually, memory foam mattresses can be quite challenging to move on due to the memory imprint.

But since the Emma One is not a pure memory foam mattress, changing position from one side to the other is quite easy.

Low motion transfer

Another excellent property is its low motion transfer.

Motion transfer refers to the degree to which movement is carried through a mattress.

A mattress with low motion transfer effectively absorbs movements so that they won't be carried through the mattress.

This means that you won’t be disturbed by your partner tossing and turning or getting up in the middle of the night.

Emma One mattress cover

The white Emma One cover is rather plain but it gets the job done.

  • The top cover is made of 100% polyester.
  • The bottom cover is made of 89% polyester and 11% polypropylene.

The Emma One mattress cover is incredibly breathable.

The white top cover regulates humidity and is made of elastic so it fits onto your mattress perfectly.

The side cover features a 3D mesh that supports air circulation.

It also has 4 robust handles that make transporting the mattress easier.

The cover has a zip and is easily removable.

It can be machine-washed at 40°C, which is great for hygiene purposes.

Emma One Mattress Cover

Emma One mattress cover unzippes

Emma One Mattress Cover Handles

Emma One delivery & trial

Like all Emma products, the Emma One mattress will be delivered to your front door free of charge.

The mattress is rolled up and vacuum-packed and will be delivered in a compact box that’s narrow enough to fit through any passageway.

Once unpacked, the mattress will slowly inflate and return to its original size.

Off-gassing

You will notice a bit of an odour when first unpacking the Emma One mattress but this is not unusual.

Indeed, off-gassing is a normal feature of new mattresses and is not toxic or harmful in any way.

That said, it can be a little uncomfortable.

We recommend that you unpack your mattress in a well-ventilated room and let it breathe for a bit.

The smell should disappear quite quickly.

Risk-free trial period

Once you’ve received your new Emma One mattress, you’ll also benefit from a 200-day risk-free trial period.

This means that you can try out the mattress in the comfort of your own home and really ascertain if it’s the right mattress for you.

It usually takes the body a few weeks to get used to a new mattress.

Free returns

But if, after some time has passed, you’re still not entirely comfortable and happy with your purchase, you can simply return the mattress and receive a full refund.

Returns are free of charge.

10-year guarantee

In addition, you’ll also get a 10-year guarantee on the Emma One mattress, which covers any manufacturing and material or durability faults.

Terms and conditions do apply.

Emma One mattress delivered in a compact box
The Emma One mattress is delivered rolled up in a compact box

Should you buy the Emma One mattress?

The Emma One is a high-quality mattress that offers exceptional comfort and support.

Almost every type of sleeper will find the Emma One mattress comfortable.

It adapts well to the body, offers comfort and support, and gives you a comfortable sleeping climate.

It is a firm mattress though, so be aware of that when making your purchase decision.

Material
Material

Three layers of high-quality foam

Comfort
Comfort

Exceptionally comfortable in all positions

Off-gassing
Off-gassing

Slight odour but dissipates quickly

Breathability
Breathability

Excellent composition of materials to allow for a temperature-neutral mattress

Motion transfer & support
Motion transfer & support

Low motion transfer, making it excellent for couples, and a firm support

Delivery & returns
Delivery & returns

Long delivery but hassle-free delivery

Value for money
Value for money

Good value for money

Material
Material

Three layers of high-quality foam

Comfort
Comfort

Exceptionally comfortable in all positions

Off-gassing
Off-gassing

Slight odour but dissipates quickly

Breathability
Breathability

Excellent composition of materials to allow for a temperature-neutral mattress

Motion transfer & support
Motion transfer & support

Low motion transfer, making it excellent for couples, and a firm support

Delivery & returns
Delivery & returns

Long delivery but hassle-free delivery

Value for money
Value for money

Good value for money

Contact Emma

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.

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

Nicky

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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