Emma vs Brook + Wilde Mattress Comparison

This detailed comparison is based on Emma & Brook + Wilde’s flagship products, the Emma Original & Brook + Wilde mattresses.

Emma or Brook + Wilde which is best?

Emma are one of the most popular bed in a box brands in the UK and their Emma Original mattress is currently the UK's best selling mattress. Brook + Wilde concentrate on luxury mattresses and are marketed as a value for money alternative to more expensive brands on the market like Tempur. Both companies make two mattresses. You can read our in depth Emma Original Mattress review and Brook + Wilde Mattress review where we discuss the mattresses in more detail. In this Emma vs Brook + Wilde mattress comparison article, we’re going to compare the Emma Original to the Brook + Wilde Lux. We’ve done the comparison so you don’t have to!


Next up in our Emma and Brook + Wilde mattress review is a look at what the mattresses are made of. Emma’s mattress is 25cm deep to Brook + Wilde's 28cm, with the Emma Original having four layers and the Brook + Wilde Lux six. Let’s look at those layers in more detail:

Emma Original Mattress
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Temperature-regulating top cover

Top Layer

Breathable and adaptive Airgocell® foam

Layer 2

Pressure relieving visco-elastic memory foam

Layer 3

Supportive HRX cold foam

Brook + Wilde Lux Mattress
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Breathable mattress cover

Top Layer

Cooling memory foam

Layer 2

2000 mini pocket springs

Layer 3

Support foam, with ‘Wave Technology’

Layer 4

A further 1000 larger pocket springs

Layer 5

Support foam base

Firmness, Comfort & Support

Emma's mattress is rated at medium firmness. Brook + Wilde offers sleepers the choice of a soft, medium or firm finish. Let’s look at the pros and cons of each mattress in this department.

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  • Both Emma mattresses have a higher level of bounce than most bed in a box brands.
  • The Emma Original does have some motion transfer but the build of the mattress absorbs energy well and helps to dissipate the motion. Light sleepers may notice movement.
  • A balanced level of sinkage in both mattresses means that you never feel stuck in the mattress.
  • Extremely breathable foams and cover helps to keep sleepers cool.
  • Both mattresses are softer than other bed in a box brands, but are particularly good for front sleepers.
Brook + Wilde Lux Mattress
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  • All Brook + Wilde mattresses come with the option of choosing a soft, medium or firm finish, meaning you can choose the right feel to suit you.
  • The double layer of springs in the mattresses means that they provide good edge support and don’t sag as some all foam mattresses can.
  • The mattresses have added bounce in comparison to many of the other mattress in a box brands.
  • The medium mattress is particularly suited for side sleepers, whereas front sleepers will probably find the firm mattress a better option.

Emma vs Brook + Wilde other factors

What else should you consider when you're comparing the Emma v Brook + Wilde mattresses? Brook + Wilde offer a 100 night trial of their mattresses, with Emma currently offering 200 nights. Both companies will give you a full refund if you’re not satisfied and come with a 10-year guarantee. You can also apply for up to 12 months interest free credit to pay for the mattress, and there’s free delivery to most of the UK.

The verdict - Brook + Wilde or Emma mattress?

Both mattresses offer appealing factors, but here are some points to consider when deciding which best meets your requirements.

We'd recommend the Emma Original Mattress if:

  • You want a mattress that responds quickly to pressure points, due to its combination of foams and zoned support.
  • You are not a particularly light sleeper, as the motion transfer in Emma mattresses can wake lighter sleepers.
  • You sleep in any position, although the Emma is particularly supportive for side sleepers.
  • You like the slightly softer feel of an all foam mattress, but still want a mattress that is ever so slightly firmer than many medium firmness options.

We'd recommend the Brook + Wilde Lux Mattress if:

  • You want a luxury mattress using high quality materials and components.
  • You are a light sleeper and need a mattress with little motion transfer.
  • You want a mattress that can be adapted to suit all body types and builds.
  • You want a mattress that has excellent edge support and doesn't sag.

Prices & sizes

Both manufacturers make their mattresses in a range of UK sizes, with the largest for both being a UK Super King. However, the Emma Original is aimed at a more budget conscious buyer, with the mattresses being a few hundred pounds cheaper than the Brook + Wilde Lux. But is the Brook + Wilde worth the extra money? Let's look into the mattresses further.

Emma Original Mattress
Brook + Wilde Lux Mattress

Richard Plumridge

Richard is passionate about helping people get a better night's sleep. As someone who has struggled with sleep and spent a lot of time researching the perfect mattress, Richard has built an in depth understanding of the merits of each mattress brand and what to look for to help you find your perfect sleep.