Emma Original Mattress Review

Emma Sleep was founded in Frankfurt, Germany in 2015 with the aim of delivering a better sleep experience at a fair price. Since its inception, Emma Sleep has expanded significantly and enjoys international success selling its mattresses and other sleep accessories in over 23 countries across 5 continents. They have even recently been awarded CHOICE Recommended status in Australia.

Its Emma Original mattress is one of the more recent entrants to the New Zealand mattress-in-a-box market. Despite its relative novelty, its main selling point seems to be its proven track record of quality as evidenced by its status of ‘most awarded mattress in Europe 2019’. It has received numerous awards in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Portugal and the Netherlands and endorsements from reputable agencies and publications such as Which?, Good Housekeeping, The Independent and T3. As of now, the brand is among the most sold mattresses in the UK.

Emma Mattress Review

Foam Mattress

Price range: $880-$1280

Available sizes: Single | Double | King Single | Queen | Super King

100 night trial

10 year warranty

Made in Germany

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The Emma mattress conveniently expanded to its full size quite quickly and was ready to use within the same day.

Mattress Cover

The cover of the Emma Original supports a cool sleeping environment with its specially designed breathable fabric as well as ease of use with four vertical handles and anti-slip elements that help to keep your mattress in place. The elasticity of the top cover assures that you avoid any pesky lumps under the sheets that might be caused by an ill-fitting cover.

Top cover: Made of 99% Polyester, 1% Elastane

Bottom cover: Made of 87% Polyester, 13% Polypropylene

Cover Feature Summary:

  • temperature-regulating
  • moisture-wicking
  • breathable
  • handles for manoeuvrability
  • anti-slip elements prevent mattress slippage
  • removable and washable
Is the Emma Original mattress cover machine-washable?

Yes, it is. The Emma mattress has a cover that is removable and can be washed at 40°C in the washing machine. Removing the cover is very easy thanks to the zipper. After washing, the mattress cover retained its size and did not shrink.

Mattress Core

The Emma Original consists of three layers of foam with 7 zone support:

  • Top Layer: Eco-friendly breathable foam
    • open-pored cell structure allows good ventilation to regulate temperature levels and prevent trapping heat
    • wicks away moisture and prevents heat accumulation
    • Class 1 – OEKO TEX® Standard 100 certified
  • Middle Layer: Pressure-relieving high-resilience foam
    • provides comfort in any sleeping position for all body types as it contours to your body to distribute pressure evenly along the mattress
    • supportive layer with incisions that adapt well to the body
    • Class 1 – OEKO TEX® Standard 100 certified
  • Bottom Layer: Supportive point-elastic foam
    • has motion isolation or zero partner disturbance so you can sleep undisturbed
    • adds durability to extend the lifespan of the mattress
    • Class 1 – OEKO TEX® Standard 100 certified

Class 1 – OEKO TEX® Standard 100 certified signifies that it is safe for babies ages 0-3 years.

Additional Overview of Features

  • Firmness: Medium
  • Customisable firmness: NO
  • Maximum weight capacity: None
  • Zero partner disturbance: YES
  • Edge support: AVERAGE

Technical Specifications and Prices

Single (92 x 188 x 25 cm) | $880.00
King Single (107 x 203 x 25 cm) | $960.00
Double (138 x 188 x 25 cm) | $1040.00
Queen (153 x 203 x 25 cm) | $1120.00
Super King (183 x 203 x 25 cm) | $1,280.00
? Tip: From time to time, they have a discount code hidden in the caption of their Instagram posts. So it might be worth checking that out before making your purchase.

Customer Experience

Shipping and Delivery

  • Free shipping for deliveries and returns.
  • General delivery time of 1-2 working days within Auckland
  • Deferred delivery possible

Trial and Warranty

  • 100 night trial (no minimum trial period before mattress can be returned)
  • 10 year warranty

Contact information

For questions and concerns you can contact Emma Sleep at: [email protected]


All aspects considered, the Emma Mattress is undoubtedly the best choice for those looking to get the most value for their money while gaining a high quality product that is sure to meet the majority’s comfort needs. The Emma Original’s cover provides highly convenient features such as handles and traction elements on its underside. It is also conveniently machine-washable and can stand the test of years of washings without much deterioration. Its straightforward yet effective construction delivers on the precedence of award-winning quality and engineering and at the price it’s offered – it is an unbeatable choice. It provides all the comfort of pressure relief from high resilience foam without the heat and exaggerated sinking feeling. Their 100 night trial is truly risk-free as they give no minimum trial period before allowing you to return the mattress. Having said that, they do have a limited delivery area at the moment and only deliver to Auckland.

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