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Two brands, both alike in dignity… okay, this isn’t Shakespeare. You’re here to talk about the Eve and the Emma, two Insta-famous mattresses that have taken the UK – and social media – by storm.
Today we’ll be pitting both brands’ Original Mattresses against each other, putting both to the test to discover which of the two comes out on top in a variety of categories. From materials to firmness, size to added extras, we’ve covered it all.
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As you can see, both mattresses follow the standard guidelines followed by all UK providers, so as to allow customers to buy bedsheets and other sleepy accessories that will always fit.
Being fancy, high-end products, these mattresses aren’t your average sleeping vessel. Oh no. Both are made up of three distinct layers, each serving a different and important function. Time to take out our magnifying glass!
#1 Airgocell: The very top layer of an Emma mattress is a resplendent 3 centimetres of their patented top comfort foam. Designed to mold to every contour of your body, this breathable, lightweight upper is excellent at helping you regulate your body temperature. Air flows smoothly from top to bottom.
#2 Memory Foam: At the very centre of an Emma, you’ll find the second layer, a pressure-relieving visco-elastic slab of memory foam. Though it’s only 2cm thick, you’ll notice it evenly distributes pressure across the mattress, so you can sleep soundly. Whether you’re a back, side or belly snoozer, any position is possible and equally as comfy.
#3 HRX Foam: Last but certainly not least, the bottom of the Emma mattress is made from polyurethane cold foam, otherwise known as HRX. Though definitely more solid than the top two, this layer offers counter pressure needed for spine alignment and back support. Being made of point elastic, you won’t be able to feel your bed buddy shifting around either. Win-win!
#4 Bonus Bottom Cover: Though not strictly a layer, the bottom of an Emma is covered with a non-slip breathable cover. This holds your mattress in place and minimises opportunities for slipping. It’s removable and also features built in handles that allow you to easily shift positions or change the sheets.
#1 Evecomfort: The top layer combines a handy removable cover, which prevents clammy restless nights by wicking away moisture, and springy, patented Evecomfort foam, which is breathable, keeps that spine aligned and offers more than enough support for all your achy knobbly bits. You’ll never have to stick one leg out of the covers again!
#2 Transition Memory Foam: What could be better beneath soft and springy foam than a dense layer of thick, snug softness? Adding additional pressure relief, this supportive layer makes you feel like you’re floating on a cloud. A surprisingly strong, solid-yet-soft cloud.
#3 Dense Core Support Layer: Thoroughly tested in a variety of settings, this layer is strong enough to support all body types. Denser than average in an attempt to prevent sagging, the design also features seven unique ‘contour zones’. These are intended to relieve specific pressure sites, in particular your shoulders and hips, for a truly terrific night’s sleep every time.
#4 Bonus Bottom Cover: Don’t be surprised – Eve also ensures everything stays where it should be, thanks to the non-slip coating on the very bottom. Sweet dreams, without the opportunity for sliding!
According to their website, an Eve mattress offers ‘a Goldilocks, just-right medium-firm support’ – they believe this middle ground is an ideal sweet spot that works for just about any sleeping position.
Side-sleepers will benefit from the gentle softness that cups your shoulders and hips, brought to you by the gently contoured memory foam and their patented contour zoning in the all important bottom layer.
Front sleepers will find that, unlike other mattresses, the Eve doesn’t put pressure on your back when you sleep, and in fact works to keep your spine totally aligned whilst you catch your forty winks.
Likewise, back sleepers need additional support, and the medium-firmness offers a wonderful hybrid of comfort and solid ground. Your hips won’t sink, but your back is resting on pillowy softness!
Information on their website describes an Emma mattress as having ‘a medium firmness which allows the body to slightly sink into the mattress.’ This allows your spine to stay nicely aligned, with the optimum amount of support.
That being said, the firmness level of an Emma can be adjusted! Once you’ve received your order, they recommend that customers ‘try it for a few days, and if you don’t feel comfortable…[they] will send you a free of charge memory foam layer.’
Either soft or firm, depending on what you’re looking to change about the mattress itself, this should help create the ideal level of comfort for you. Not very many mattresses are customizable, so this definitely nets them some bonus points!
Judging by the descriptions from both brands, as well as reviews from customers, it’s clear that the two are similar levels of firmness, each offering three distinctive layers in their designs, so it’s a tough call to make.
However, given that the base of an Emma is just a little bit thicker (19cm in comparison to the Eve’s 17.5cm), we feel that it offers a tiny bit more support; that being said, the top comfort layer of an Eve is thicker by a few centimetres too!
Therefore, it depends on what kind of sleeper you are, and whether you prefer extra plushy cloud-like comfort over added stability and support. Neither one wins out in this fight – it’s all down to preference.
When it comes to delivery, both companies offer a free service, in which they will also remove your previous mattress at the same time! All you have to do is remember to check the box to show you’d like removal to go ahead when ordering.
Any mattress from either brand should arrive within 1-3 business days of ordering, so you won’t receive your product any quicker by ordering with one over the other. A mattress is a pretty sizable purchase, so next day delivery is impossible!
Similarly, returns are free and organised by each brand, so in the event you’re not satisfied with your purchase, it won’t cost you a penny to send it back. You won’t have to do any of the heavy lifting, either!
Each mattress that both brands offer is priced according to its sizes, with the cost increasing the larger you go – as you may expect. That said, the Emma appears to come out on top, being the most affordable of the two overall.
Both brands also offer a trial period, in which you can test the mattress out for a significant time whilst a return and a refund is still attainable. Usually, it is 100 days for both, but for a limited time only, Emma’s offer has doubled to 200 days.
As our review demonstrates, the ‘Emma’ and the ‘Eve’ are fairly evenly matched as mattresses go – each is made of three layers, each contains memory foam, both are considered to be of medium firmness.
That being said, there are a couple of points that could help you make your decision: the ‘Emma’ has a thicker base layer, providing slightly more support, whilst the ‘Eve’ has a slightly softer, wider top layer.
If you’re looking to sleep on top of a cloud, the Eve is your closest approximation. Those who sleep in an unconventional position, or prefer a little extra stability when they snooze, may benefit from the added thickness of the Emma’s bottom.
As we pointed out, Emma also offers a scheme in which you can adjust the firmness level of their mattress (with a free added topper they will send) so if you’re looking for a customizable experience, this may well just sway your decision.
Likewise, the Emma is also slightly cheaper by comparison than the Eve, with the money you’ll save increasing a little as you go up in mattress size. Those on a tighter budget will find paying around a hundred quid less might take the sting out!
As sleeping platforms go, we think you’re on to a winner with either of these. Whichever you choose, it’s sure to be better than the decades-old one you’re currently snoozing atop, unless you’ve actually been replacing it all these years.
There are only a few slight differences between them, so it’s hard to be disappointed. You could always take advantage of their 100 night trials and test out both, if you’re struggling to make up your mind? Either way… sweet dreams!