Review | Emma mattress

Did you know you are supposed to change your mattress every 7-8 years? I didn’t until recently, and when we thought about it, it was – well- a lot longer than that since we had a new mattress. Luckily, Emma Mattress came to our rescue, and sent us a double mattress to try out.

Now, Kevin and I tend to disagree on mattresses. I like a firmer, more supportive feel, whereas he likes the thick, soft style you sink in to. As you can imagine, this has caused problems when trying to find the perfect solution. The Emma mattress seemed to have it all though. The top layer is a breathable, climate control layer for a comfortable temperature. Underneath this is a Hypersoft foam layer responsible for pressure distribution, supported by a firm cold foam layer. Essentially, this means that the top feels soft, but the layer below offers the firm support you need for a comfortable night. 

Emma mattress

Emma mattress

The first thing you notice on opening the mattress is the weight. It is not light, and you can feel the quality from the first touch. The Emma mattress comes rolled and compression packed, and as you release the packaging, it self inflates. This happens really quickly, so you can use the mattress almost straight away. We found it a lot thicker than our previous one, but it fitted comfortably on our double bed frame without any issues. 

Max was the first to try it out. As you can see from the photo below, the top layer really is like a memory foam – it moulds to your body, and then springs back into shape when you get off. This offers great support when sleeping, even if you move about a lot.

Emma mattress

Emma mattress

We have been using the Emma mattress for a couple of weeks now, and I am pleased to say that we have both slept well. Kevin loves the softness, and although I was dubious at first due to this, I have to say I have found it to be just as supportive. Neither of us have woken up with any aches or pains, and the children approve too!

Emma mattress

Overall, we are incredibly impressed – with the quality, with the supportiveness, with the comfort, and with the ease of use. Priced at just over £475 for a double, I think the Emma mattress is incredibly well priced, and is definitely worth the investment. 

If you haven’t changed your mattress recently (and trust me, 7 years flies by!) then I would definitely recommend that you consider the Emma mattress. 

Emma mattress



  1. January 25, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    Our mattress is probably 15 years old. I know it is definitely older than 10 years as my husband had it before we got together… oh dear. We desperately need a new one!

    I’ve been finding it really interesting reading reviews of different memory foam type mattresses recently as that’s what I have been thinking of getting next for us. My parents have a Tempur mattress and I thought it was really comfortable. This Emma mattress looks really interesting too!

  2. January 31, 2017 / 9:34 am

    Nothing like a comfy mattress for a good night’s sleep. this sounds a good recommendation #TriedTested

  3. January 31, 2017 / 9:57 am

    That’s a really good price for a double mattress, certainly sounds like everyone likes it! #triedtested

  4. January 31, 2017 / 9:58 am

    Eeeeek! I would hate to think how old our mattress is…. this looks super comfy. Going to check them out, thanks for the recommendation x #TriedTested

  5. January 31, 2017 / 10:34 am

    Lovely photos 🙂 great to involve the kids #TriedTested

  6. January 31, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    Eek! I didn’t know you were supposed to change your mattress every 7-8 years….I think mine is about 10 years old. lol
    This looks and sounds fantastic!
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  7. January 31, 2017 / 1:35 pm

    Only when we moved house (and moved our ancient bed) did we think about just how long we’d had the mattress which was almost a decade! I don’t think many people know about the 7-8 years recommendation.
    I love your photos, I bet you all had lots of fun testing/jumping on that mattress. You don’t often realise just how good your mattress is until you sleep on a bad one!

  8. January 31, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    This looks so comfortable! We definitely need a new mattress and especially after 2.5 years of Co-Sleeping it isn’t as comfortable as it used to be.

    Jodie x
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  9. January 31, 2017 / 3:39 pm

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Emma mattress and with my disabilities it’s important that I feel comfortable in bed at night. My current mattress is only 3 years old though so I’m not thinking of changing it just yet. I might consider a single one for my daughter though.
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  10. February 2, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    This looks great, I’ve heard so many good things about these mattresses. I think I’m 3/4 years in with my mattress and spent a little bit more for a better one and I agree it’s definitely worth the investment especially considering how much time I like to spend in bed 😉 #triedtested
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  11. February 3, 2017 / 5:01 am

    We’ve had our mattress for around 5 years now and I couldn’t imagine sleeping better on another one! I’m always complaining about the aches I experience when we sleep in hotels as I find the mattresses too soft – good to know you haven’t had this problem with the Emma mattress so it’s one for me to bear in mind when we come to replace ours x #TriedTested
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  12. February 5, 2017 / 9:06 am

    These mattresses look amazing and we are looking to replace ours, which is probably way older than it should be! I will have to check out the Emma site as they sound perfect! #TriedTested

  13. February 6, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    Ah you cannot beat a decent mattress – I am so particular! I think of ours as “new” but it will be 6 years old this year so time to start researching an upgrade!

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