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Emma Original Vs. Emma One


Nancy K.

Last updated: 21.09.2020 8 Min.

The Emma brand was first established in 2015 in Germany. The founder, Max Laarman, wanted to create a mattress that was universally suitable for everyone and available online at a reasonable price.

The Emma Original was the first Emma mattress, designed as a universal mattress that’s suitable for any body type and any sleeping position. The Emma One was a later addition to the brand. Other Emma mattresses include the Emma Hybrid and the Emma Cot mattress.

If you’re torn between one or the other, then this article will help you. We compare the Emma Original and the Emma One to each other.

Emma Original Vs Emma One
  • Overview
  • Main differences
  • Composition
  • Suitability
  • Price comparison
  • Delivery & customer service
  • Ratings
  • Conclusion

Main differences between the two mattresses

Overall, we’ve found the Emma Original to be more comfortable but the Emma One is still a high-quality mattress that’s worth considering.

Feature Emma Original Emma One
Type of mattress Foam mattress Foam mattress
Foam layers

3 layers:

3 layers:

  • Airgocell (patented)
  • Viscoelastic memory foam
  • HRX cold foam base
Advantages of specific composition

Self-regulating temperature control with a relief of pressure points.

Improved temperature regulation due to the layer of Airgocell foam.
Comfort zones No special zones Support zone for the shoulders

Composition of each mattress

Both the Emma Original and the Emma One are high-quality foam mattresses produced in the UK. Both have a height of 25 cm and comply with the OEKO-Tex standard 100, meaning that all foam layers are free from harmful chemicals.

Emma Original

The Emma Original mattress is made up of 3 layers of foam:

  • Innovative Airgocell foam absorbs moisture and keeps the mattress ventilated.
  • Viscoelastic memory foam distributes pressure and adapts perfectly to the contours of the body, providing that cushiony feeling.
  • HRX cold foam base layer provides necessary stability and support.


Emma Original mattress

Emma Original mattress firmness

Emma Original side handles

Emma One

The Emma One mattress is also made up of 3 layers of foam:

  • Breathable Airgocell foam layer provides exceptional point-elasticity.
  • Memory foam layer distributes pressure and adapts perfectly to the contours of the body, providing that cushiony feeling.
  • HRX cold foam base layer provides stability and support.


Emma One cover

Emma One composition

Emma One with box

Who are the mattresses best suited for?

Feature Emma Original Emma One
Firmness scale 4 8
Firmness Soft Firm
Sleep type
  • Particularly suitable for light- and medium-weight people and those who like soft mattresses
  • Suitable for all sleeping positions
  • Particularly suitable for people who like to sleep on a firm mattress
  • Suitable for all sleeping positions
  • Smaller builds may find the mattress uncomfortable
Temperature Excellent temperature regulation Excellent temperature regulation
Comfort zones Offers great spinal support Offers premium comfort

The most important difference between these two Emma mattresses is the degree of firmness. The Emma One mattress is much firmer than the Emma Original, and the two mattresses are certainly not aimed at the same profile of sleepers.

level of firmness

Price comparison

Overall, the Emma One mattress is more expensive than the Emma Original. We highly recommend that you take a look at our discounts page to see what discounts are currently running.

Size Emma Original Emma One Price difference
90 x 190 cm £299 £429 £130
120 x 190 cm £449 £599 £150
135 x 190 cm £499 £649 £150
150 x 200 cm £579 £699 £120
180 x 200 cm £649 - -

Delivery & customer service

Emma Original Emma One
Delivery Mattress-in-a-box principle Mattress-in-a-box principle
Delivery time 10 - 14 business days 4 - 5 weeks
Trial period 200 days 200 days
Return Return shipment is organised and paid for by the manufacturer Return shipment is organised and paid for by the manufacturer

The two Emma mattresses are delivered according to the same principle - to your door, rolled up and vacuum-sealed in a compact box. Delivery and returns are free of charge.

However, the delivery time for the Emma One is considerably longer than for the Emma Original.

Both mattresses include a 200-day risk-free trial period, where you can try the mattress in the comfort of your own home. It takes the body a few weeks to become accustomed to a new mattress but, if you’re still not happy with your purchase, you can simply return the Emma mattresses free of charge and receive a full refund.

Both mattresses also come with a 10-year guarantee.

Emma Original Delivery

Emma One delivery


You will find our detailed rating on each mattress in our Emma Original and Emma One reviews. Here is an overview.

Emma Original Emma One
Value for money
Total rating


Both the Emma Original and the Emma One are excellent mattresses, offering a high degree of comfort with good stability and support.

The only difference between the two is the degree of firmness. The Emma One mattress is much firmer than the Emma Original. Currently, the Emma One mattress is also notably more expensive in the UK.



Additional information

  • About the manufacturer

    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

  • Other Emma mattresses

    In addition to the Emma Original and Emma One mattresses, you'll also find the following:

    • The Emma Hybrid combines high-quality foams with springs to provide a unique feel.
    • 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 and costs of £49. Like will all Emma products, the Emma memory foam pillow also comes with a 200-day risk-free trial period.


    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 as a cost of between £99 and £129.


  • Available sizes

    Emma mattresses are 25cm deep and come in the standard UK sizes. These include:


  • 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


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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