Emma vs Eve Mattress Comparison

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

Emma or Eve which is best?

Emma and Eve have both been on the mattress in a box scene for a while, with their mattresses being consistently popular with customers. Emma makes two mattresses, whereas Eve make four incarnations. You can read our in depth Emma Original Mattress review and Eve Original Mattress review where we discuss the mattresses in more detail. In this Emma vs Eve mattress comparison article, we’re going to compare the Emma Original to the Eve Original. We’ve done the comparison so you don’t have to!

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Next up in our Emma vs Eve mattress review is a look at what the mattresses are made of. Emma’s mattress is 25cm deep to Eve’s 24cm, with both mattresses having four layers. 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

Eve Original Mattress
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Moisture wicking top cover

Top Layer

Evecomfort® foam layer

Layer 2

Memory foam layer

Layer 3

Zoned supportive foam base layer

Layer 4

Anti-slip base

Firmness, Comfort & Support

Both mattresses have a medium firmness rating so are easily comparable. Many bed in a box companies go for a medium firmness as it suits the widest number of sleepers. 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.
Eve Original Mattress
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  • Minimal weight / motion transference, meaning that if you’re sleeping with a partner who moves a lot during the night you won’t be disturbed.
  • Extremely good at keeping the sleeper cool all night.
  • Ideal for people of all builds – from light to heavier.
  • Offers particularly good support for back sleepers and is ideal for those who suffer with back pain.
  • Has more bounce and sinkage than some other beds in a box.
  • The edge support on Eve mattresses is slightly softer than that found on other mattresses in a box.

Emma vs Eve other factors

What else should you consider when you're comparing the Emma vs Eve mattresses? Eve 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 one-day delivery to most of the UK.

Do bear in mind that as these mattresses come delivered in sealed boxes they will have a rubbery smell when first extracted. They need a good few hours in a room with the windows open before you sleep on them.

The verdict - Eve 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 Eve Original Mattress if:

  • You prefer a softer mattress with more sinkage and bounce.
  • You are a light sleeper and need a mattress with little motion transfer.
  • You want a mattress that suits all body types and builds.
  • You want a mattress that is good at keeping sleepers cool at night.

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.