Emma vs Otty Mattress Comparison

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

Emma or Otty which is best?

Emma and Otty both make a small range of mattresses, with their flagship products having won several awards each. Emma makes two mattresses, whereas Otty make three incarnations. You can read our in depth Emma Original Mattress review and Otty Hybrid Mattress review where we discuss the mattresses in more detail. In this Emma vs Otty mattress comparison article, we’re going to compare the Emma Original to the Otty Original Hybrid. We’ve done the comparison so you don’t have to!

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Next up in our Emma or Otty mattress review is a look at what the mattresses are made of. Both mattresses are 25cm deep, with the Emma mattress having four layers to Otty's five. 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

Otty Hybrid Mattress
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Luxury thick knit removable cover

Top Layer

Temperature regulating memory foam

Layer 2

High density support foam

Layer 3

2,000 Encapsulated 16cm Pocket Springs

Layer 4

AIrflow side support

Layer 5

High density base foam

Firmness, Comfort & Support

Emma's mattress has a medium firmness rating, whereas the Otty is medium / firm. Let’s look at the pros and cons of each mattress in this department.

Emma Original Mattress
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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.
Otty Hybrid Mattress
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  • Otty mattresses rate highly for all sleepers and rate very well with side sleepers, who often find it hard to get a supportive mattress to suit.
  • Otty’s two hybrid mattresses are much firmer than many other bed in a box brands, but are extremely supportive. The Flex Memory Foam does not have pocket springs, so is a little softer in feel.
  • There is minimal motion transfer with all Otty mattresses as they are designed to offer the same level of support across the entire mattress.
  • Otty mattresses rate very highly for supporting those who are prone to back and neck ache, with the firmer mattresses helping to alleviate the problems.

Emma vs Otty other factors

What else should you consider when you're comparing the Emma v Otty mattresses? Otty 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.

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 - Otty 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 Otty Hybrid Mattress if:

  • You want a firmer mattress with excellent edge support.
  • You are a light sleeper and need a mattress with little motion transfer.
  • You suffer with back or neck pain and need a supportive mattress to help alleviate these issues.
  • 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.