Emma Sleep Mattress Review & Guide

A good night’s sleep is only as good as what you’re sleeping on. That’s why catching some z’s on a good quality mattress is important and perhaps a German-engineered mattress from Emma Sleep is exactly what the sleep doctor ordered. Operating in over 22 countries, including Australia and New Zealand, Emma Sleep has kept things minimal in the bedroom with an exclusive offering − The Emma Original Mattress.

It’s boasted as being an eco-friendly high-quality foam mattress, advertised to suit various body types, sleeping positions and budgets. But, how does this mattress really stack up against the rest? Read our review for the lowdown.

Emma Original Mattress

The Emma Original Mattress Prices & Sizes

The Emma Original Mattress is close to the average price for an all-foam model and similar to what you’d find from other bed-in-a-box collections from established brands like Koala or SleepMaker. The entire Emma Sleep seven-size range is priced under $1,300. If you’re unsure how much you should pay for a new mattress, our latest consumer survey found Aussies typically fork out an average of $1,066 on a new mattress. Here’s a price and size guide for The Emma Original Mattress:

  • Single (188cm x 92cm x 25cm) − $549
  • Long single (203cm x 92cm x 25cm) − $599
  • King single (203cm x 107cm x 25cm) − $649
  • Double (188cm x 138cm x 25cm) − $749
  • Queen (203cm x 153cm x 25cm) − $849
  • King (203cm x 183cm x 25cm) − $949
  • Super King (203cm x 203cm x 25cm) − $1,249

The Emma Original Mattress Design

The Emma Original Mattress has a ‘medium firm feel’, according to Emma Sleep. It’s a three-layered foam model, designed to regulate body temperature and support different body types and sleeping positions.

Eco-friendly foam


The outer layer of the Emma Original Mattress is made from breathable, nature-friendly foam, with open-cell structure, stated to ‘wick away’ excess moisture from the body, to avoid having you waking in sweats at night. Emma Sleep also states that each individual layer of its Original Mattress complies with OEKO-TEX Standard 100 – Class 1 (Certificate Number: 16.0.93305) which certifies that the product is free of harmful materials and safe for babies and toddlers.

Breathable comfort cover


The Emma Original Mattress comes fitted with a climate-regulating visco-elastic cover which sits on top of the mattress to support air circulation through the mattress and cool the sleep surface. The comfort topper also features 3D mesh, handles and anti-slip elements for underside traction, to keep your mattress from moving with you in your sleep. The cover is removable and washing machine safe.

Pressure-relieving foam


The modern marvel is in the middle. The Emma Original Mattress features an adaptive foam layer with seven built-in ‘pressure-relieving’ sleep zones designed to support various pressure points in your body and to adapt to the contours of your body, to distribute pressure evenly across the entire mattress and keep you comfortable in whatever position you like to sleep in.

Supportive point elastic foam


The Emma Original Mattress features a counter pressure foam at the bottom stated to provide more cushioning to the body parts which sink more deeply into the mattress (i.e. the shoulders and pelvis for side sleepers), and to support your lower back and keep your spine in its natural position. This should avoid you waking up on the wrong side of the bed. It also has a motion isolation layer, so that you can move on the mattress without disturbing your partner.

The Emma Original Mattress Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
Eco-friendly with medium firm feel Only one model available
Award-wining European design Not Australian made
Available in seven bed sizes Delivery not available in all cities
100-night trial Doesn’t dispose of your old mattress

General guide only

Should you get The Emma Original Mattress?

The Emma Original Mattress is ideal for side sleepers and people who move around a lot their sleep. This hybrid mattress was built with the aim to support all sleeping positions and body types, although it does have a relatively low weight limit of up to 130kg. Each mattress comes with a 10-year warranty, which is an added bonus to a mattress that is already competitively priced. If you’re unsure whether The Emma Original Mattress is the right fit, you can trial it at home for 100 nights for free and send it back for a full refund if you decide it’s not right.

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