Right above the award-winning layers of the Emma Original, you'll find an even more luxurious option called the Emma Original Plus Mattress. This version takes comfort up a notch with its enhanced comfort cover that's both thicker and plusher than the standard one.
Designed for those who crave that extra layer of softness, this premium cover not only feels heavenly but is also hypoallergenic and breathable. It's effortlessly removable and washable, making your sleep environment as hygienic as it is comfy.
Underneath this rich cover, you still get the same top-quality Visco Memory foam and the supportive HRX foam layers that have made the Emma Original a hit. You get perfect spinal alignment, excellent motion isolation, and those strategically placed cut-out zones for added pressure relief.
In short, it's the Emma Original we all love, but with an extra sprinkle of luxury for an even better night's sleep.
Yes. Emma Original is an improved version of the previous Emma Original. The new and improved Emma Original was introduced in 2020, even though the previous version has gotten award after award in 2019. However, the accolades kept coming even after the upgrade, so, it's safe to say Emma did a good job once again.
Just like any other mattress, Emma Original is made to be slept on. With that being said, those of us who prefer a gentler feel of a mattress, with quite a lot of pressure relief, especially around the core areas – will significantly benefit from this regularly awarded mattress.
The Emma Original mattress is made of three different memory foam layers, each designed to help you get a great night's sleep. Let's go through them:
Keep reading as we go into more detail about each layer in this full Emma Original review!
The breathable Point Elastic Airgocell foam layer is a moisture-wicking and temperature-regulating open-pored layer and it is located just under the Halo memory foam comfort layer. The Airgocell foam layer traps and moves the moisture away from your body while simultaneously improving the airflow within the mattress, making you both dry and cool during the night.
Compared to some other all-foam mattresses, this one does a reasonably good job at keeping things cool during the night, but still, you can only go so far with a memory foam mattress.
Emma Original comes with a removable and machine washable, temperature regulating cover, called the Emma UltraDry Original cover. The cover is very breathable and manages to do an excellent job of wicking away excess moisture.
The interesting part is, not every section of this mattress cover is made from the same material. The removable top cover is made from 99% polyester and 1% elastane. The side cover is made from 100% polyester and the bottom cover is a mixture of 87% polyester and 13% polypropylene.
The top cover is machine-washable at 40°C, and it is small enough that it can fit any washing machine you might have, even if you get the Super king-size mattress.
Just underneath the ultra-breathable cover, we can see the newest innovation from Emma called Halo memory foam.
This memory foam layer has been specially designed to adapt to your body's shape and curves. This design allows for better pressure relief and body-hugging comfort, as Emma likes to call it. What it actually does is it distributes pressure evenly across the entire mattress, allowing your body to experience tailored support all throughout.
In return, you end up with perfect spinal alignment all through the night.
The base of this mattress is an HRX foam support layer with counter-pressure properties to help you sleep in a perfectly aligned position all night long.
As is often the case with a memory foam base, it contours to your body in such a way that it keeps your spine perfectly aligned regardless of whether you sleep on your side, back, or stomach.
Furthermore, the all-foam supportive base is excellent for couples, as it offers excellent motion isolation but still retains a little bit of a bounce for those extracurricular bed activities.
The HRX Supreme base contains five strategically placed cut-out zones for improved bodyweight distribution and pressure relief. Zones are placed underneath the pressure point core areas like hips and shoulders, allowing for a much more pleasant sleeping experience.
Finally, the new HRX foam base has been additionally improved to last even longer, so you can expect your new mattress to easily last you a full decade, or possibly even more.
Before we move on to our mattress review, Emma Original we're reviewing is made in the UK, which is important to note because Emma does manufacture in other countries, as well, which means that there could be some subtle differences between the mattresses based on the country of origin.
All in all, it is easy to see why this is an awarded mattress. Emma Original is a wonderfully balanced memory foam mattress. It is remarkably comfortable, without compromising the firmness and support. Regardless of your sleeping position, you can expect to be properly aligned and wake up feeling rested.
The quality of this mattress is remarkable. This is easily one of the most durable mattresses we've ever reviewed. It doesn't sink, it doesn't sag and it doesn't need to be rotated due to its unique design. Although rotating wouldn't harm, there just doesn't seem to be the need for it.
What is also great about this mattress is a 200-night trial (upped from 100-night), so even if you don't end up loving it – you can always return it and get your money back.
On the other side of things, you will probably find it too soft if you're a heavier sleeper. Now, if you sleep on your back, that shouldn't cause much of an issue, but if you're a stomach sleeper – you'll probably need to add a firm mattress topper.
Also, while some improvements have been made in the temperature-regulating department, Emma Original still gets quite warm on a hot summer night. Furthermore, there will be some off-gassing, but as with any other memory foam bed-in-a-box – that's just something you'll have to accept.
Looking to invest in an Emma Original Mattress? The good news is, that there's a size for every type of sleeper, and they're all currently 25% off. Check out the table below to find the perfect fit for you:
|UK Single||90×190 cm|
|UK Small Double||120×190 cm|
|UK Double||135×190 cm|
|UK King||150×200 cm|
|UK Super King||180×200 cm|
|EU Single||90×200 cm|
|EU Double||140×200 cm|
|EU Queen||160×200 cm|
In addition to the classic Emma Original Mattress, there's an upgraded version known as the Emma Original Plus. This model features an improved comfort cover that's more substantial and softer than the standard version.
For people who prefer additional softness, this upgraded cover is hypoallergenic and breathable. It's also easy to remove and clean, contributing to a cleaner sleep environment.
Beneath this improved cover, the mattress retains the same quality Visco Memory foam and supportive HRX foam layers that define the Emma Original. These layers offer solid spinal alignment, effective motion isolation, and targeted pressure relief through strategically placed cut-out zones.
In summary, the Emma Original Plus offers the familiar features of the Emma Original, but with a bit more comfort.
Now, if Emma Original doesn't cut it for you, don't worry – we got your back.
Simba Hybrid is another alternative we have for you, once again – with pocket springs. This is a hybrid mattress that's slightly less expensive than Emma Original. Overall, it's not as quite as good as our reviewee, but if you need a solid mattress that will fit your bed frame perfectly – this one comes in 9 different sizes!
If you want to make your new mattress cooler and more breathable, maybe try out this mattress topper from Panda. Hydro-foam technology used in this topper is both hypoallergenic and very breathable, which is what Emma Orignal lacks the most. Now, it won't add much to the as far as firmness is concerned, but still, unless you're over 130 kg – you won't need any extra help.
What really makes this Emma mattress shine amongst all other similar mattresses is its remarkable durability. High-quality foams and excellent engineering make this one of the most durable and long-lasting memory foam mattresses on the market.
Just like with any other product or mattress review, our goal is to stay objective, providing you with a detailed and descriptive overview of a product. In the case of this particular Emma mattress, we paid special attention to the defining features such as comfort, firmness, and durability, as those are the ones that are generally the most important when shopping for a mattress.
As far as the ordering process goes – it was buttery smooth. We entered our info and our bed-in-a-box arrived in three days – in perfect condition. Naturally, Emma offers a free delivery for all mattress sizes, so, no worries there. Please note that if you want a delivery on Saturday or Sunday, it'll cost you £17.50.
We tested the comfort, firmness, pressure relief, and other aspects of this mattress by having each of our team members spend ten nights sleeping on this mattress, taking notes, and sharing their experiences with each other.
Now, comfort and firmness are fairly subjective and you can only be as objective as possible. With that in mind, all of our team members found the mattress to be perfectly comfortable, regardless of their sleeping positions and body types. As far as the firmness is concerned, when all is put together, we found this to be a medium-firm mattress, leaning slightly towards a medium, rather than firm.
As you might know, every Emma mattress comes with a 10-year guarantee and we're pleased to say that after our roller test, we found this one to be remarkably durable. You should have no problems using this mattress for the whole duration of the warranty.
Like it is the case with every mattress review or a product review, we wanted to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Emma Original.
Emma Original and Emma Essential are quite similar, although Emma Essential is significantly more affordable.
Not quite. As is often the case with memory foam mattresses, Emma Original also gets warm during hot summer nights and is therefore not the most suitable choice for hot sleepers.
Yes. Emma Original is pretty great for side sleepers.
As far as neck pain is concerned, we'd recommend switching to a more comfortable pillow, as a pillow is more likely to cause neck problems. However, Emma Original mattress will not cause any issues with your neck whatsoever.
Yes and no. If you're a bit on the heavier side, you won't be comfortable sleeping on your stomach.
While not being the first-pick mattress for back sleepers, it is certainly a good choice for back sleepers.
If properly taken care of – no. Every Emma mattress will slightly adapt to your body over time, but that is not the same as sagging.
The top cover of the Emma Original mattress is removable and machine-washable at 40°C.