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Emma Original

EMMA MATTRESS REVIEW

Nancy K.

Last updated: 30.07.2020 7.5 Min.

The Emma Original embodies the one-for-all principle.

This technically makes it suitable for all people and all sleeping positions. It also makes choosing the Emma Original very simple - there are no lengthy considerations in terms of mattress varieties and firmness. The mattress is available in only one version and with only one degree of firmness. This makes it very popular with younger first-time buyers.

Customer service is also a top priority for Emma. Not only is delivery free of charge but, after delivery, you have 100 days to test the mattress, risk-free. If, after this period, you’re not entirely convinced that this mattress is perfect for you, Emma will collect it again - free of charge.

Here is our Emma Original mattress review.

Emma Mattress Review
  • Overview
  • Composition
  • Emma Original cover
  • Emma Original properties
  • Emma Original sinkage
  • Delivery & customer service
  • Conclusion

​​Advantages

  • Particularly suitable for people who sleep on their side, as well as those with light or medium body weights
  • Soft to lie on
  • Adapts to the body and has high point elasticity
  • High density
  • Good for couples due to exceptional motion transfer and point elasticity
  • Good climate regulation due to the open-pored Airgocell layer
  • Attractive design
  • Free shipping and return
  • DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, EMMA UK WILL BE OFFERING A 200-DAY TRIAL PERIOD, 0% FINANCING, AND NO CONTACT DELIVERY (FOR A LIMITED TIME)

Disadvantages

  • Less suitable for those who prefer a firmer mattress
  • Handles can tear easily through rough handling or a heavy load
  • May be too soft for heavier people or those who sleep on their stomach or back

Limited time offers

We are living in unpredictable times, and businesses all over the UK are working hard to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and to minimise its effects.

Despite the daily changes, Emma strives to continue to offer its customers the best service. For a limited timeframe, Emma will be offering its customers:

  • A 200-day trial period instead of the standard 100-day trial period
  • 0% financing and coverage for the 200-day trial period
  • Free shipping, as always
  • No-contact delivery: Customers can request doorstep delivery and the company has put a No Signature Policy in place

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Composition

The Emma Original is a foam mattress made up of three different foam layers: Airgocell foam, Visco foam, and cold foam. This combination ensures deep pressure relief, body contouring, and good sinkage, all while providing stability and spine support.

Emma Original Foam Layers
The layers of the Emma Original

The individual foam layers of the Emma mattress can be seen very clearly in the above close-up. The foam layers in this combination not only ensure good body adaptability and pressure relief, but also stability and good support. With an average density of 57 kg/m³, the Emma mattress will last a long time and you will be able to enjoy your mattress for many years to come.

Each foam layer of the Emma Original is tested for harmful substances and complies with the OEKO-Tex® Standard 100 certificate. This makes the mattress safe for babies, children, and loved ones.

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Emma Original cover

The cover of the Emma Original consists of a robust grey side and a white, fine-meshed top. Both are predominantly made of polyester (top cover: 98% polyester, 2% spandex | side cover: 100% polyester).

We really like the top cover of the Emma mattress. It’s extremely soft and could very easily be used without bed linen. In addition, it has open-pore knitting, which improves breathability. The top cover can also be removed and washed at 60 degrees, which is great for allergy-sufferers.

Emma Side Handles
The carrying handles make transporting the mattress easier

The Emma mattress has four side carrying handles. This makes transporting the mattress easier. That said, you should be careful not to pull the handles too roughly. We had to carry our mattress up a steep staircase and one of the handles tore slightly.

Emma Original properties

Firmness

Overall, we had a very good experience with the Emma mattress. It’s a soft mattress but offers a medium strength. We'd rate it at 4/10 on our firmness scale.

Emma 4 out of 10 soft mattress

Our team members describe the feeling of lying on the Emma mattress as “pleasantly soft”. The two upper comfort layers of Airgocell and memory foam are responsible for this soft comfort. Both foams are highly adaptable and relieve pressure.

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The Emma mattress is particularly comfortable when sleeping on your side due to its pressure relief and body contouring capabilities. The additional support zones also keep the spine in a healthy position and reduce back pain.

Emma Mattress Firmness

Sleeping climate

This mattress also offers a comfortable sleeping climate. The Airgocell layers and the fine-meshed top cover noticeably reduce heat storage. This is also necessary as Visco foam is generally warmer. We did not sweat during our test sleep - despite testing in 25-degree summer weather.

Our thermal image showed that the Emma mattress only stored heat in the places where our test sleeper lay. The rest of the mattress remained at a comfortable temperature. If the sleeping position is changed, those warmer places cooled down again due to the good breathability of the mattress.

Motion transfer

The Emma Original also has fairly low motion transfer and high point elasticity, which is great for couples. This is due to the foam layers that absorb and dampen movements.

The tests we carried out show how good the motion transfer of the Emma Original is. Due to a sophisticated design and high-quality foam layers, the mattress is able to absorb the movements in such a way that others would not feel it. This ensures that you won't wake up unnecessarily if your partner moves.

Emma Original sinkage

Sinkage was good for all our test sleepers.

  • Our lightest test sleeper sunk in perfectly, no matter the sleeping position. In no position did the mattress sink in too deeply or too little. For a light-weight person, the Emma mattress is perfect.
  • Our medium-weight test sleeper also had good results. But sinkage was much deeper than with comparable mattresses. This proves, again, that the Emma mattress is a softer model.
  • Only our heavier test sleeper sunk deeply into the mattress. In the lateral position, sinkage was at 7.5 cm in the shoulder area. But the sleeper was still well-supported in the abdominal and hip areas, which provides healthy spine alignment. Nonetheless, the Emma mattress may still be too soft for him. Heavier people, therefore, are advised to decide for themselves whether or not the Emma mattress would be too soft for them.
Person A (1.65 m, 62 kg) Person B (1.79 m, 70 kg) Person C (1.95 m, 75 kg)
Lying on the back 5 cm 6 cm 6.5 cm
Lying on the side 5.5 cm 6 cm 7.5 cm
Lying on the stomach 5 cm 6 cm 7 cm
Sitting on the edge 7.5 cm 8 cm 9 cm
Standing in the middle 12 cm 12.5 cm 16 cm

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Emma Original Sinkage
Sinkage depths of the Emma Original

Delivery & customer service

The Emma mattress is delivered within 5-7 business days, rolled up in plastic and in a compact box. Due to the coronavirus threat, Emma is offering a no-contact delivery service. You can request a doorstep delivery. The company has also put a No Signature Policy in place.

The Emma mattress comes standard with a 100-day trial period but Emma is now offering a 200-day trail period for a limited time, which will begin with once the mattress is delivered. You can then try the Emma mattress for 200 days. If, after this period, you’re not convinced that the mattress is right for you, you can simply return it free of charge. All you need to do is contact Emma’s customer service, and they will organise and pay for the return shipment.

We had a great experience with the Emma customer service, and all queries were answered politely and satisfactorily.

Emma Mattress Rolled Up
The Emma Original comes rolled up

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Conclusion

The Emma Original is a high-quality mattress. It offers three different foam layers at a high density. We really like the combination of foams and cover.

Based on our experience, we would recommend the Emma mattress to light-weight and medium-weight people. People who sleep on their side will also enjoy the Emma mattress. In addition, the Emma mattress is also great for couples as the foam layers largely absorb movements. Is one of the best mattresses out there when it comes to motion transfer.

For heavier-weight people and those who sleep on their stomach or back, the Emma might be a little too soft in the hip and pelvic areas. People who prefer a slightly firmer sleeping surface should make use of the risk-free trial period to see if the mattress is right for them. Sometimes people simply prefer sleeping on a firmer surface - but the long trial period is ample time to test the mattress at home and then make a final decision.

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Emma Original Person Sitting

Material
Material

High-quality materials

Comfort
Comfort

Extremely comfortable

New mattress smell
New mattress smell

Disappears quickly

Breathability
Breathability

Good temperature regulation

Motion transfer & support
Motion transfer & support

Fantastic support

Delivery & returns
Delivery & returns

Good service

Value for money
Value for money

Great value for money

Material
Material

High-quality materials

Comfort
Comfort

Extremely comfortable

New mattress smell
New mattress smell

Disappears quickly

Breathability
Breathability

Good temperature regulation

Motion transfer & support
Motion transfer & support

Fantastic support

Delivery & returns
Delivery & returns

Good service

Value for money
Value for money

Great value for money

Additional information

  • Things worth knowing

    • The Emma mattress is very modern. Not only does the mattress itself have a chic design but the structure and layout of the website also suggest that this mattress is primarily for the younger generation.
    • The manufacturer offers the possibility of payment instalments, which could be interesting for students.
    • If you refer Emma to friends or acquaintances, you'll be rewarded with £50.
    • The Emma mattress fits onto every bed frame and is 100% vegan.

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  • About the manufacturer

    There is a young and dedicated team behind the Emma mattress. This German start-up had the idea of making the mattress market as transparent and customer-friendly as possible. The customer does not have to buy expensive mattresses at a local store. Instead, they can easily order online and benefit from a long trial period. 

  • Accessories

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

    • The Emma pillow is available in one standard size of 40 x 70 cm at a cost of £49. The pillow also comes with a 100-day trial period.
    • The Emma mattress protector is available in all standard Emma mattress sizes at a cost of between £99 and £129.

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  • Covid-19 update

    We are living in unpredictable times, and businesses all over the UK are working hard to contain the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus and to minimise its effects.

    Despite the daily changes, Emma strives to continue to offer its customers the best service. For a limited timeframe, Emma will be offering its customers:

    • A 200-day trial period instead of the standard 100-day trial period
    • 0% financing and coverage for the 200-day trial period
    • Free shipping, as always
    • No-contact delivery: Customers can request doorstep delivery and the company has put a No Signature Policy in place

    CLAIM YOUR 200-DAY TRIAL

     

Nancy K.

Yoga-loving nature fan (when the sun shines) with a knack for all things health & wellness. Strangely obsessed with tacos. 

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