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Last Updated on June 3, 2022 by Peter

Emma Premium Hybrid Mattress Review

Is this the best Emma mattress UK has to offer? If not the best, it is one of the best premium picks in the UK at the moment, for sure. Thanks to its premium design, the mattress will take your sleep experience to the next level. and successfully eliminate your neck or hip pain. Check our Emma Premium mattress review and see why you should go for one of the best mattresses in premium category!

Who is Emma Premium Hybrid mattress for?

This Emma mattress review will be a great help for all those who are searching the best mattress UK market, looking for an all-foam mattress of high quality. This is a premium product that comes with a reasonably high price tag. While being suitable for all types of sleepers, we found out that side sleepers found it to be the most suitable pick. Still, Emma mattress is known for accommodating all types of sleepers.

Emma Premium Hybrid mattress offers a great support for your spine, keeping it aligned all the time. With the 6 premium foam layers, Emma Premium hybrid mattress ensures medium-firm feeling so it is a good pick for anyone who wants a bit more support for their bodies. 

Though made of polyester, the top removable cover ensures enough air circulation to keep it the mattress all the time. It is also machine-washable so the maintenance is super easy.

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    Emma Premium Hybrid mattress is ideal for...

    Emma advertises this product as one of the best all-around mattress they’ve ever made. And they had right. Ideally, we’d use Emma Premium Hybrid to get more support for our bodies. Just like any other hybrid, Emma Premium Hybrid strikes a perfect balance between comfort and support, making it petty much ideal for every kind of sleeper out there. 

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    So, regardless of your sleeping preferences, this mattress might just be the best pick if you are looking for:

    • Improved cooling & air circulation 
    • Increased ergonomic support
    • Medium firmness 
    • Minimal motion transfer
    • A mattress without a noise produced due to the moving 
    • Correct spinal alignment.
    • Premium quality king size mattress.

    Features you should know about Emma Premium Hybrid mattress

    Just like any other mattress, Emma Premium Hybrid has its own set of defining features that set it apart from all the others. In this Emma Premium mattress review we wanted to you about some of them, so you can get a better understanding of what makes this memory foam mattress special.

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    25 cm depth

    The 25cm of depth make this mattress ideal for anyone who likes a bit higher mattresses that are not close to the ground. The mattress has 6 foam layers, including the top cover. Being individually pocket-sprung, the 25 cm of depth will not produce “sinking effect” – but rather a good contouring around your body. The mattress is suitable for people up to 130 kg of body weight. 

    6 premium layers

    Emma Premium Hybrid mattress comes with six premium layers, starting with the top cover.

    Emma UltraDry Original cover

    Emma UltraDry Original cover is multi-winning technology-adapted cover that offers a great breathability and temperature-regulating abilities. You can remove it easily and wash in your washing machine. In addition,  a fantastic moisture-wicking ability comes from a good construction, which is 99% of polyester and 1% of elastane. 

    Halo Memory foam

    The second layer is Halo Memory Foam– an innovated foam that is specially designed to contour your body and ensures spinal alignment. The ultimate pressure-relief ensures that even sleepers with unbearable shoulder/neck/hip pain enjoy the comfortable night’s sleep. 

    Elastic Airgocell

    The third layer is the additional breathability perk – pressure relieving Visco Elastic Airgocell. It is a groundbreaking technology that improved breathability and enhances sweat evaporation. Thanks to this reliving Visco elastic memory layer, you will have no problem with increased temperature, even during the hottest summer days.

    Airgocell Memory foam

    The next layer in Eve Premium hybrid is the second layer of Airgocell memory foam that further improves airflow and delivers velvet-like softness. Since it improves support, this layer eliminates any shoulder or hip pain that a sleeper suffers from. Though the mattress could work without it, it boosts the comfort and support additionally, making it great for side sleepers.

    5 Zone CarbonFlex springs

    The fifth layer is reserved for 120mm 5 Zone CarbonFlex Springs. This ergonomically designed spring systems offers the quick adaption for your body, regardless of a sleeping position or your body weight. Each individual zone is moving independently and it is packed with hundreds of titanium coil springs. These high quality springs ensure you the top spinal alignment and good body contouring throughout the night, without sacrificing breathability or anything else. 

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    Finally, combined with the HRX supportive foam layer, these tall pocket springs provide with enhanced support and great pressure relief. The coils should offer substantial pressure relief by evenly distributing your weight across the mattress. The number of springs varies based on the size, but the king-size model we reviewed had more than 500 of them.

    Emma HRX Supreme foam

    The final sixth layer is Emma HRX Supreme foam, which was developed for a few past years. The goal of this High Resiliency foam is to remove cut out zones, ensure even weight distribution and reduce overall pressure. As a result, you get pressure-free sleeping, as well as improved stability and support.

    Emma’s HRX support foam base slightly varies from mattress to mattress, and we’re only looking at 60 mm of cold foam this time around. This is by far the thinnest support layer in all Emma mattresses, but when you factor in the 120 mm tall springs – it all adds up.

    Edge support

    Reinforced edges are not very common, and this is also the case with mattress. If you sit near the end of the mattress, you can feel a bit of instability. But, thanks to the firm core, Emma Premium mattress will give you more support than 90% of other all-foam mattresses. While this is not going to be a huge problem for people who are not over 100 kg, the not-so-pleasant sinking effect may rise upon sitting on the edge this mattress. Especially when your body weight passes 100 kg. Still, this is not something that should scare you away from buying this product, but it is certainly a feature that could use some improvement. 

    Side handles

    Thanks to side handles, you will be able to move it quickly around your room. A single size mattress weighs around 19 kg, so you are going to rotate it easily, without a need for an extra pair of hands. There is no need to rotate/flip your Emma Premium mattress, but you can do it anyway every now and then, just to save it from wearing and tearing. 

    100 night trial period & free delivery

    Once you order the mattress, you can test it for 100 nights. In case you don’t like the product, you can return it within that period, in the original package, without the signs of damage. In addition, the delivery is free of charge – both for the delivery and returning of the product.

    Review of Emma Premium Hybrid mattress

    Now, for our main event – Emma Premium mattress review.

    All in all, we have to say we’re pleased with the Premium Hybrid. Once again, Emma has found a way to strike a perfect balance between comfort and support by combining memory foam and zoned pocket springs.

    The overall quality of the mattress is excellent, which should be evident from the 10-year guarantee Emma offers you, alongside a 200-night trial period upon which you can get a full refund if you don’t happen to enjoy this mattress. Every foam layer, as well as the removable cover and pocket springs, feels very premium and durable. Once again, Emma did a pretty good job delivering us a great product.

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    The Premium Hybrid is very comfortable and supportive, which is what you would expect from a high-quality bed-in-a-box. Alongside comfort and support, this Emma mattress offers great pressure relief, and excellent motion transfer, without compromising on some much-needed bounciness. We can safely say that Emma mattress King size is the best king-sized mattress for sleepers who enjoy large beds and the superb support and comfort.

    What we also found quite helpful is the fact that the Premium Hybrid comes with side handles. Even though this is a one-sided mattress that doesn’t need flipping, it can still benefit from rotating, and that is made a lot easier with these handles.

    On the flip side, the common problem with Emma’s mattresses continue. Once again, we’re looking at a mattress that becomes a lot softer when used on a slatted bed base. Now, that is what happens with every mattress, but not this pronounced. On that note, you’re much better of using this mattress on a solid base.

    Pros:
    • Very comfortable
    • Excellent pressure relief – good choice for people with pain-related issues
    • Very durable.
    Cons:
    • Not great for a slatted base
    • Expensive when compared to other similar products.

    What we like about Emma Premium mattress

    • The product seems to be one of the most durable mattresses we’ve tested
    • The extra tall springs improve pressure relief in pressure points & even weight distribution
    • Side handles make this mattress easy for maneuvering
    • Minimal motion transfer 
    • Breathable & temperature regulating with enhanced air flow
    • Good for all type of sleepers, especially side sleepers 
    • Noiseless.

    What we didn’t like about Emma Premium mattress

    • If you want the best results, you need a solid base bed frame
    • There might be some off gassing issues; a classic new mattress smell
    • Edge support needs improvement.

    Check the alternatives to Emma Premium Hybrid mattress

    Our Emma Premium mattress review wouldn’t be complete if we couldn’t offer you an alternative pick, or in this case, two. Here we have another two mattresses coming from Emma, so if the Premium Hybrid isn’t cutting it for you – these might.

    Emma Original mattress

    Emma Original is an all-foam mattress that’s as comfortable as a cloud. It is one of the first-choices for sleepers who are prone to changing their sleeping positions throughout the night.

    As a memory foam mattress, Emma Original brings forth remarkable comfort and extraordinary pressure-relieving abilities, alongside a couple of other exceptional features.

    We did a detailed review on Emma Original mattress so you can check it out for more information.

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    Pros:
    • Excellent value for money pick
    • Excellent motion transfer
    • Risk-free 200-night trial, 10-year warranty and a money-back guarantee.
    Cons:
    • It will be too soft for some heavy sleepers
    • It does get warm on a hot summer night
    • There might be some initial off-gassing issues.

    Ema Hybrid mattress

    This s another Visco-elastic memory foam powered mattress; only this one comes with significantly smaller pocket springs and a considerably thicker HRX base.

    This one is slightly firmer than our reviewee, so if you’re a bit on the heavier side, you might be more interested in this one.

    In addition, if you are suffering from any kind of a backpain, you should consider this mattress as your primary pick. It will give you enough support to sleep well through the night, without waking up.

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    Pros:
    • Very comfortable and supportive
    • Great pressure relieving properties
    • Great motion transfer properties.
    Cons:
    • It does get warm on a hot summer night
    • Some edge support issues
    • It does not work well with a slatted base.

    Consider Simba Hybrid pillow if you are buying Emma Premium Hybrid mattress

    This fully adjustable pillow from Simba would be an excellent pair for your new mattress. Simba Hybrid pillow is an excellent choice for those that need a little bit of extra neck support when they’re sleeping, as well as ones that are constantly flipping onto the cool side of the pillow.

    With this one, you get Stratos technology at your disposal, so you can be confident that your pillow will always be cool. And more importantly, since this pillow is filled with removable Nanocubes – you can adjust it to be as thick and firm as you want it.

    You can check our review on Simba Hybrid pillow for more information.

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    Pros:
    • Cool and breathable
    • Very durable
    • Solid neck support.
    Cons:
    • Not suitable for stomach sleepers
    • Not as comfortable as it should be
    • Quite firm when full.

    What is Emma Premium Hybrid better than other competitors?

    If we were to compare this Emma Premium Hybrid to some other hybrids on the market, we’d have to say that this one really excels at relieving pain and pressure. In a nutshell, it beats the competitors because:

    • It is good generally for all sleeping positions
    • Delivers fantastic pressure/pain relieving experience 
    • Reinforces core zones for spinal alignment 
    • Eliminates motion transfer 
    • Eliminates sound during the move
    • Distributes weight evenly & adapts to your body perfectly 
    • Follows ergonomic design 
    • Stays stable all the time (unless sitting at the edge)
    • Evaporates the moisture quickly
    • Keeps you cool all the time
    • Ensures optimum breathability.

    How did we test the product?

    To conduct our Emma Hybrid mattress review, we first needed to order it.

    This was straightforward as it gets. All we had to do is visit the Emma site, enter all the necessary information and within three days – the vacuum-sealed bed-in-a-box was at our doorstep. Naturally, it came with free delivery and all the other perks Emma has to offer, such as a 200-night risk-free trial and so on.

    Once we’ve checked the package and product and deduced that everything was in perfect condition, we proceeded with our review.

    The first order of business was to test out the comfort level, firmness and durability of our new mattress. We choose those three, as we found those to be the most defining features of any mattress, but especially these ones.

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    Our team had no shortage of good words to say about it when it comes to comfort and firmness. Each of our team members spent ten nights with the mattress, and from comparing what they had to say about it, we’ve concluded that this is indeed a medium-firm, extremely comfortable mattress.

    It was more than pleasant to sleep on. The exceptional comfort paired with excellent pressure relieving properties made this mattress one of the most comfortable ones we’ve tested. Initially, we thought it would be a lot firmer than it eventually turned out to be, but that’s the thing with these types of  mattresses – they need some time to “break in”.

    Eventually, we performed our roller test to simulate long term use and check whether we’re dealing with a durable mattress or not, and we’re pleased to say – Emma Premium Hybrid should last you a fairly long time.

    Naturally, we’ve paid attention to other characteristics, such as motion isolation and transfer, bounce, edge support, airflow and breathability, quality of craftsmanship and a few more things as well.

    FAQs about your Emma Premium Hybrid mattress

    In the end, we wanted to wrap up our Emma Premium mattress review by answering some frequently asked questions we thought you might be interested in.

    The main difference lies in the height of the pocket springs, but there are some other differences, such as the overall firmness of the mattress, with Emma Premium Hybrid being slightly firmer than Original Hybrid.

    Yes. Emma Premium Hybrid offers excellent support and comfort to those sleeping on their backs.

    Yes. Emma Premium Hybrid is a medium-firm mattress that moulds around your body's curves perfectly, making it more than good for side sleepers.

    Yes. Emma Premium Hybrid is just firm enough to be more than comfortable for stomach sleepers.

    The cover on this mattress is easily removable and machine washable at 40 degrees Celsius.

    Yes. There is some off-gassing upon unpacking, but the odour should be gone within the first 48 hours.

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