Firmness & Feel
Emma says their original memory foam mattress is a medium-firm mattress- and we think they are right. Thanks to the two layers of memory foam at the top, this mattress lets you sink at first before pushing you back gently.
On the 10-point mattress firmness scale, where 10 is firmest, we’d place the Emma Original mattress at 6. In general, if you have an average body type, the Emma mattress hugs you just enough to relieve pressure but doesn’t mold too much around you.
But keep in mind that mattress firmness is relative. While most lightweight and average-weight individuals are likely to appreciate it, people with larger bodies may find it too soft.
When it comes to back sleeping, it’s necessary to go for a mattress that supports the spine’s natural alignment. The mattress needs to have a good balance of contouring and support to ensure that the hip area doesn’t sink too far into the mattress.
Because the Emma Original mattress has two memory foam layers, one of which is zoned, we expect most back sleepers to find it adequately supportive. However, we think only back sleepers weighing 230 pounds and below will enjoy this mattress.
If you sleep on your side, you know you need a mattress that’s friendly to your pressure points (ankle, knee, hip and shoulder). With its twin memory foam layers and medium-firm feel, the Emma Original mattress is a fantastic choice for side sleepers. We expect side sleepers weighing up to 230 lbs to experience good support and pressure relief from the Emma Original mattress. Heavier side sleepers who enjoy sleeping on a soft bed may love it, but they are likely to sink excessively around the shoulders and hips.
The Emma Original mattress has a firmer reinforcement around the center. This design will most likely favor stomach sleepers because most of their weight is in the middle of their body. However, we think the Emma memory foam mattress is best suited to stomach sleepers below 200 lbs when it comes down to weight. If you weigh more than this, your midsection may dig deep into the mattress increasing the risk of misaligning the spine.
Value for your Money
You’re probably wondering what we think: is the Emma mattress any good? Yes. In our opinion, the Emma mattress is a good bet if you’re looking for a great memory foam mattress at an affordable price tag.
It’s not 100% perfect. For instance, it lacks edge support and may not be the best mattress for folks who sleep super hot. But compared to others in its price range, the Emma original mattress is surprisingly comfortable and supportive. The fact that it can accommodate all sleeping styles and absorb motion makes it a particularly fantastic choice for couples. Its temperature-regulating properties and removable cover may be of great value for some buyers.
Our Mattress Verdict
The Emma Original is a popular award-winning mattress currently available in several countries, including Canada, the USA, Germany, the Philippines, New Zealand and the UK. This mattress is designed and manufactured in Germany and shipped to the buyer’s doorstep, rolled and packed in a box.
After unpacking, the Emma mattress takes 2-6 hours to expand. However, like other all-foam mattresses, the Emma Original mattress may take up to 48 hours to inflate to its full size and for the new mattress smell to dissipate.
Its medium-firm feel makes it a bed that most people will appreciate regardless of their sleeping position and body shape. Top off its temperature-regulating properties with its competitive pricing, and you get one of the best memory foam mattresses you can buy today.
Excellent value for money
Fantastic motion isolation
Removable cover is a big plus