Emma vs Tempur Mattress Comparison

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

Emma or Tempur which is best?

Tempur were the original memory foam mattress manufacturer and have been making mattresses for decades, whereas Emma are one of the newer 'bed in a box' brands. Emma makes two mattresses, whereas Tempur make four mattress ranges. You can read our in depth Emma Original Mattress review and Tempur Original Elite Mattress review where we discuss the mattresses in more detail. In this Emma vs Tempur mattress comparison article, we’re going to compare the Emma Original to the Tempur Original. We’ve done the comparison so you don’t have to!

Discounts & offers

Below are the current Emma & Tempur mattress discounts and offers.

Emma
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Save 45% on the Emma Original mattresses

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Tempur
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Up to £300 off Tempur mattresses

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Up to £200 off the One by Tempur Mattress

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Layers

Next up in our Emma vs Tempur mattress review is a look at what the mattresses are made of. Emma’s mattress is 25cm deep whereas the Tempur is available in three depths - 21cm, 25cm or 30cm.

Emma Original Mattress
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Layers
4

Cover

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

Tempur Original Elite Mattress
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Layers
5

Cover

QuickRefresh™ cover, easily unzipped for washing

Top Layer

Tempur® comfort material - 3cm

Layer 2

Tempur® support material - 9cm

Layer 3

Durabase technology - 6.5cm

Layer 4

Durabase technology - 6.5cm

Firmness, Comfort & Support

Both mattresses have a medium firmness rating so are easily comparable. (Tempur also make a soft range and a firm range of mattresses.)

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.
Tempur Original Elite Mattress
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  • Tempur mattresses ‘hug’ sleepers more than other brands, creating a deeper sinkage that still leaves people supported.
  • There is absolutely no motion transfer with Tempur mattresses, meaning they’re a great choice for light sleepers or those who share a bed with a partner who moves around a lot.
  • Tempur mattresses are available in a range of firmness grades to suit all sleepers, with the Hybrid option being particularly good for supporting those of a heavier build.
  • Particularly suited for side and back sleepers and those with back, knee or hip pain.

Emma vs Tempur other factors

What else should you consider when you're comparing the Emma vs Tempur mattresses? Both companies offer a 100 night trial, 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 with Emma or 24 months with Tempur and there’s free delivery to most of the UK.

The verdict - Tempur 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 Tempur Original Elite Mattress if:

  • You like a mattress that 'hugs' and allows you to sink further into it as you sleep.
  • You are a light sleeper and need a mattress with zero motion transfer.
  • You're a side or back sleeper, or need support for neck and spine issues.
  • You don't have a budget to stick to and want a brand with an established history.
Author

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.

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