Emma Mattress Review

For my Emma mattress review, I decided to take a different approach.

There are already hundreds of reviews on different websites. It didn’t seem worth just repeating the same points as those reviews, you can easily Google them if you want.

I set out to approach it a little differently: I actually bought an Emma mattress for myself. Most other reviewers do NOT actually test the product themselves — what better way to test it, than to actually sleep on it?

So let’s start with the basics.

Positives of Emma Mattress

  • Cheapest price for a decent memory foam (make sure this is the right type of mattress for you)
  • Mainly positive reviews on Trustpilot (4.3/5)
  • Comfy and looks pretty
  • Fast delivery (in a box)


  • Although it’s cheaper than the rest, it’s not really “cheap”


What *is* the Emma Mattress?

Emma (the company) actually sell different types of mattresses. But for the sake of this review, you are very likely looking for a review of the so-called Emma Original. This is the mattress I am testing here.

It’s a memory foam based mattress, made in the UK. There are already quite a few memory foam sellers to choose from – for example, Simba, Eve, Nectar.

The top cover and side cover is made of 100% polyester. Polyester is very durable and hydrophobic which means it dries very quickly. Emma has used hollow polyester fibres which regulates humidity very effectively. The grey underside is made of 87% polyester and 13% polypropylene which makes it extra resistant to abrasion. The 3d-mesh texture supports air circulation has non slip properties.

The Emma mattress cover includes 4 side handles, many of the mattresses we have reviewed don’t have handles for easy manoeuvring so this is a plus. A mattress with handles gives it a thumbs up from us when it comes to practicality.

The cover is also removable and machine washable at 40 degrees Celsius, which is also not too common in the UK online mattress industry. We would however still always recommend a mattress protector that way you protect your mattress, in the long run, the Emma mattress protector is a great place to start.


What is inside the Emma mattress?

Made up on three layers of memory foam (25mm of Airgocell foam on top to relieve pressure and aid ventilation; 20mm of memory foam for pressure relief and support; and a firm 195mm foam foundation), this medium-firm mattress has been designed to suit all types of sleeper. And it does. We love it – and so do thousands of users: it boasts an excellent 4.3 out of 5 stars from over 9,000 reviews on consumer review site Trust Pilot.

The Emma Original also comes with some thoughtful extras, such as the removable and machine-washable cover, and handles for rotating (you don’t have to flip it). At full price, it sits comfortably at the cheaper end of the mid-range market. But there’s usually a decent discount to be found, helping the Emma Original mattress completely undercut the competition. It’s outrageous value for money.

Like many of the mattresses in this guide, the Emma Original is a bed-in-a-box mattress, so you buy it online and it arrives at your door, vacuum-packed in a conveniently sized box. It takes just two hours to expand into shape. Add together the luxurious comfort, competitive price and its incredible review results, and there are some very compelling reasons to choose the Emma Original. We think it’s the best mattress you can buy. Plus, the 100-day, love-it-or-return-it trial and healthy 10-year guarantee help take the pain out of decision-making.

What about a trial period?

Luckily, the Emma mattress comes with a 200-night risk-free trial which allows anyone to return it within that time frame and receive a full refund. Simply contact customer service and they will handle the rest.

(Tip: Make sure you read my review on the drawbacks of these lengthy trial periods)

tl;dr: the Emma mattress is very comfy, well priced, and is delivered in a nice box via fast shipping. It’s also made in the UK. If you are on a tight budget, you may want to consider cheaper alternatives.


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