Emma Mattress Review – Hybrid Version

Disclaimer: This is my personal honest review of my Emma Hybrid Mattress. The mattress was supplied to me for free after I requested a mattress for review purposes. Emma made no requirements in any way and have had no input on my review at all. They have allowed me an affiliate link which means if you buy via my link I get small commission and you pay no extra.

Emma Version:

Please note that this is the review for the Emma Hybrid (with springs). My review for the Emma Original (no springs) can be found here.

The Company

The company behind the Emma Mattress is Emma Matratzen GmbH, a German company but with a base in the UK. They are also connected to another German company called Just Right Mattress UG. Emma began selling mattresses in Frankfurt, Germany, in 2015 and came to the UK end of 2016 start of 2017. Founded by German born Max Laarmann with the name Emma being named after the name of his sister.

The Headlines:

A Mattress for Everyone, 2000 Mini Pocket Springs, Airgocell top layer, Mattress in a box, 100 night trial. Free pickup if you don’t want to keep it. 10 year warranty.

Regional Differences

Emma sell across Europe including Germany, UK, Austria, Switzerland, Netherland, Poland and France. The mattresses differ by country as well as there being several different versions. My review is for the Hybrid UK Emma mattress which is the one with the mini conical pocket springs. The one Emma call the original is the one without pocket springs. This is rather confusing since it was the pocket sprung mattress with which they came to the UK market originally.

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The Mattress

A bed-in-a-box mattress means Emma comes in a big oblong box and is rolled and vacuum packed. You remove the mattress from the box and using the included safety blade you remove the plastic covering. Leave the mattress to expand for a few hours (48 hours is best) before sleeping on it.
This is the hybrid Emma mattress as sold in the UK, the one with the mini pocket springs. Don’t confuse the many different versions Emma have across Europe. At the time of this review Emma have two mattresses in the UK. They are the hybrid with the mini pocket springs (this mattress) while the other (original) is a firmer mattress with foam only, no springs. Emma have changed how they described these mattress in early 2018. At that time the original was the pocket sprung mattress and the non spring mattress which they now call the original was called the second gen. In the UK the original was actually the hybrid.
The hybrid Emma mattress features Airgocell on the top layer which is a trademark name for their version of a polyurethane foam. The micro springs work in conjunction with the comfort layers adding bounce and durability. Memory foam under this helps with contouring and the firm base provides the support. The standout feature is the mini pocket springs which are larger than those on Simba and thus give the mattress a different feel. Elastane in the top cover helps add elasticity. The cover is removable and washable.
Pocket springs are springs that move individually and are only connected by the material that covers them.
Emma although a German company state the mattress is assembled in the UK and they work with UK foam manufactures. However they also state
The high quality foams used to create Emma are created right here in the United Kingdom and are later combined with the top-most support of the conical spring layer. The processed materials are all fine, durable and produced at top quality mills throughout Europe.
So this seems to suggest some materials used are sourced outside of the UK. This most likely is the cover because they also say:
Emma upholstery fabric is manufactured to the highest quality standards in one of the most respected knitting mills in Europe. It is removable and washable.

Emma Mattress
Emma Mattress - EU Single

Cover:

What struck me was although Emma features blue throughout its branding the actual cover is once again the bland grey and white seen on so many mattresses. The good news is that while the cover is 100% polyester it does include 2% Elastane (according to Emma, this is not stated on the label) which gives the cover a stretchy feel. A nice feeling cover with a breathable surface. This top cover is fully removable from the rest of the sides and rear by way of a top zip and can then be machine washed. This is a big plus, not just removable but removable without having to lift the mattress. There are handles on the side of the mattress. It is more common to find handles on the underside but I personally prefer the side placement. Of course even better would be handles both sides and underneath. However many mattresses have no handles at all which makes moving the mattress very difficult without damaging the foam.

Top Layer:

4 cm (1.6 inches) Airgocell (open cell polyfoam). Density: 50 kg/m3 (3.1 pcf)
Almost all modern polyfoams used in mattresses are open cell as is Airgocell. There are many advantages to having open cell rather than closed cell for a foam mattress including better air circulation and a more cushioning feel. The 4 cm for this comfort layer is reasonable enough in this price range. The average for the top layer seems to be between 3-5cm. It might not sound much but 4cm vs 3cm is 30% difference and something that you can feel. So this is a reasonable size top comfort layer. It does feel soft and sticky to the touch and consistent with the gel like qualities they talk about on the website. Its also remarkably similar in feel to the top layer on Simba called Simbatex. Although Simba is synthetic latex and Emma is polyfoam the feel is very similar. 50 kg/m3 is reasonable for the polyfoam top layer and better than some other companies are using. It is high density and should hold up for a reasonable period of time. This is a responsive foam and the fact that it has spring directly under it mean you wont have any problems with a stuck feel or lasting impression of your body during the night. So is Airgocell really any different to a standard high density open cell polyfoam? Emma tell me Airgocell has larger pores than a standard polyurethane foam giving it a larger air density. This would translate as sleeping cooler as its insulating properties would be increased. Pores are contained within the cells.

Second Layer:

3 cm (1.2 inches) 2000 Conical micro pocket springs
So this is really the headline feature. 2000 conical micro pocket springs in a king size, so less in the smaller sizes. The are boxed in with foam, encapsulated, which is quite normal because springs give poor edge support and the boxing reinforces the edges. This helps lessen the falling off the edge feel as you lay near the edge. Pocket springs means each spring is an individual spring acting alone in response to the weight above. However they are connected by the material they are wrapped in. You will notice that I am describing these as 3 cm high while every other review and Emma themselves say they are 2 cm high. I can only tell you that no matter how I measure them, whether by the foam they are encased in or the actual height of the springs themselves mine are 3 cm high. They are noticeably larger than the micro springs on the Simba and I would personally call them mini rather than micro pocket springs. The difference in the size of mine and the size other reviews are saying is puzzling. I am wondering if the springs have been changed recently and this is a different version. If you have any input on this after buying an Emma please leave a comment at the bottom of this page. The feel these 3 cm springs give was a surprise to me. While the Simba springs have a subtle effect the Emma springs make this feel very much like a traditional sprung mattress despite the small size. They add noticeable bounce and a noticeable push-back. They give the Emma Mattress a unique feel among the mattresses I have tried, while soft overall it still has a certain firm feel because of the push-back. Again this seems at odds with the past reviews I have read and makes me wonder if this is an upgraded set of springs. In terms of conical, they are not overally conical in my eyes. While the very end is certainly narrower than the rest of the spring, the overall shape isn’t obviously conical. I wonder again if they have changed recently. If they have then I like this new version but if nothing has changed then I cant agree with many reviews I have read.
Emma Mattress Mini Pocket Springs
Emma Mattress Mini Pocket Springs

Third Layer:

3 cm (1.2 inches) Visco Elastic Memory Foam. Density: 60 kg/m3 (3.7 pcf)
The memory foam layer. placing the memory foam this far down the mattress means heat retention isn’t an issue. It also means that not being in contact with your body heat in the way a top layer would it isn’t quite as effective at pressure relief. This of course is true of all mattresses that place memory foam this far down. What it does add is some extra contouring as it will still mold to your shape but not return as to shape as fast as polyfoam or latex and is thus more contouring. It also adds a level of dullness to the feel of a mattress. The density is slightly higher than the Simba memory foam layer and is a decent enough density for a memory foam this far down the layers. This also means you have 10 cm of comfort layers which is the minimum I personally prefer and beats several other mattress at this price level. I am counting the springs as a comfort layer even though they do add a degree of support too.

Base Layer:

15 cm (16 inches) polyurethane cold foam. Density: 28 kg/m3 (1.8 pcf)
The density I state is my guess at the specification. Officially Emma say the layer is 60 kg/m3. That would be amazing for a base layer if true but sadly cannot be correct. Based on the weight of my mattress and assuming the other layer densities are correct than I have this at around 28 kg/m3. This is a perfectly reasonable density for a base layer. While of lower density it will be much firmer than the layers above. It does not get as much compression/decompression as other layers and so density is less important here. Emma call this cold foam and that’s exactly right. However note that most high density polyfoam is created this way. The curing requires relatively small amounts of heat and so is often called cold foam. Notable is the zoning. This is the cutting of channels in certain areas to allow for more give and is known as castellated foam. There are 3 sections that are zones giving a total of 6 different zones. Of course the channels are at the shoulder and hip levels. Total height: 25 cm (9.8 inches)
Emma Mattress Layers
Emma Mattress Layers
The containing box will weigh about 3 kg. Weights of the mattresses as provided by Emma:

Mattress weights:

  • 90 X 200 X 25 cm = 20 kg (EU single)
  • 140 X 200 X 25 cm = 28 kg (EU double)
  • 160 X 200 X 25 cm = 35 kg (EU king)
  • 180 X 200 X 25 cm = 40 kg (super king)
Weighing my own Emma Mattress EU single with cover has it at 18.5 kg. This would equate to the following weights.
UK single 17.5 kg
EU single 18.5 kg
UK double 26.5 kg
EU double 29 kg
UK king 31 kg
EU king 33 kg
UK super king 37 kg

Emma Hybrid Mattress Overview

I found the online support to be very typical of the online companies. They are very helpful, very friendly, but technical knowledge is lacking. I was impressed by the lack of pushy sales talk so companies will subject you too which is very annoying. I got my Emma mattress for free and it came via Parcelforce (it was only a single), however the website states all mattresses come via UPS. Mine was sent from Horsham near Gatwick. In the box it is vacuum packed into was a welcome pack and a safety blade for cutting the plastic wrapping. Some of the wrapping on my mattress was already ripped meaning it had lost its vacuum. The website states you only need to wait a few minutes before sleeping on the mattress which seems rather optimistic. The welcome booklet says wait a few hours which is more realistic. In reality it is best practice to let the mattress air for 48 hours. This allows the mattress to fully expand before undergoing any compression decompression and also allows time for the off-gassing. This is the release of the chemicals that will turn to vapor in the early days of unwrapping. This is totally normal for all foam mattresses, even natural latex.
So what does Emma bring to the table to differentiate itself from the huge options when it comes to a new mattress. They start with Airgocell layer. This at heart is a polyurethane foam layer. The real usp is the 2000 conical pocket springs below this layer. While not unique by any means the combination of polyfoam over micro springs over memory foam is a little different. Simba for example have synthetic latex on top. A zoned base layer, handles on the side and a low smell mattress all add up to a different package from the crowd. The company while German based does assemble and deliver the UK mattress from within the UK.

Emma Mattress Branding
Emma Mattress Branding

Tests and Analysis:

Edge support:

Edge support is not great generally on foam mattresses. Even worse is having pocket springs right at the edge. Emma, as does Simba and Otty, box the springs for reinforcement at the edge. However softer mattresses are always at a disadvantage when it comes to edge support and Emma has the same edge support as the likes of Simba and Leesa placing it behind the firmer mattresses such as Bruno, Eve and Casper. However the differences are not that great and they all dip significantly the closer to the edge you get when sitting on it. Sleeping and rolling to the edge is not really a problem as your weight is spread out over the whole mattress.

Score: 7/10 for edge support

Firmness (sinkage):

Emma Hybrid is one of the softest mattresses I have tried along with the HÜGGE
mattress, just a bit softer than Casper. However while I can still sleep happily on the Casper while getting enough support on my back with the Emma Hybrid I find I do not get enough contouring under my lumber region. The same with HÜGGE, although I do dip in the hips more than is optimal for me it still remains supportive overall due to it’s highly contouring nature. Remember this is just my personal experience at my own weight with own preferences. Although very soft Emmma Hybrid is only just behind Simba too. Emma Hybrid has more bounce than Simba and HÜGGE so you must take all factors into account.

Firmness 5/10

Cooling:

The biggest factor in how hot or cool a mattress will sleep is the top layer and cover. The cover here should be no problem as its a stretchy breathable cover as used on many mattresses. The top layer is the Airgocell polyfoam which Emma say has larger than normal pores in the open cells meaning more air and better cooling. There is no real way for me to test this out and as a polyfoam I would have to rate it inline with say Casper which also has a polyfoam top layer. Leesa is also a polyfoam top layer but has holes throughout so the benefit is more obvious and undeniable here for cool sleeping. You also have the benefit of the mini pocket springs just below the top layer which will help with added air flow for better cooling.
They are all behind the latex top layers such as Simba and Bruno but also all better than the memory foam top layer on Otty for example.

8/10 for cooling

Spot Relief (point elasticity):

This surprised me a little. Having slept on the Emma Mattress for a while now I did find it reasonably supportive for a softer mattress, those springs doing a good job of pushing back on you giving a feeling of support even though you are sinking in significantly. I expected this to translate into good point elasticity as that’s how it feels to sleep on. However in my testing using a variety of weights the amount of foam affected outside of the area of contact was among the low end of mattresses I have tried. It was just a bit behind Leesa and Casper and way behind many of the others. The good news as a back sleeper is this did not translate into backache during a nights sleep. Emma is a little too soft for my personal taste as a back sleeper because of the low point elasticity taken together with the softness. Please remember this is totally my own experience for my weight and height and body shape. This does not mean one mattress is better than the other. It is a good option for side sleepers with shoulder problems.

6/10 for spot relief

Mattress for Sex/Bounce:

Another highly subjective rating. My criteria for a decent mattress for sex would be good bounce without being like a trampoline and still being reasonably comfortable. Bounce however is the overriding number one factor. Emma has a little more bounce than similar feeling mattresses such as Leesa and Simba thanks to its pocket springs. Something of the middle ground between a softer mattress but with decent bounce.

7.5/10 for Sex

Weight Capacity:

The recommended weight capacity of the Emma mattress is above average at 130 kg (20.5 stones). This is per person on a double or one person on a single.

Motion Transfer:

This is normally the flip side of the bounce score, the more bounce the the more motion gets transferred generally. This is how much motion you will feel if your partner moves heavily while you are laying still. Again Emma Hybrid is pretty much middle ground here, on a par with Leesa but behind Simba while better than Casper.

7.5/10 for motion transfer

Type of Sleepers this mattress suits:

Most foam mattresses are suitable for back sleepers as long as the individual ensures they choose a firmness level that suits their weight and maintains their spine in alignment. Emma will suit average individuals looking for a softer feel but with lots of push-back from the springs. The push back will be less suited to side sleepers with sensitive shoulders but will be fine for heavier individuals. Lighter individuals may find the push back less than optimal. Don’t get me wrong here, the firmness is still around the same level as Simba and Leesa and suitable for side sleeping but I just want to put over how Emma differs from Simba and Leesa in terms of push back. It will still be a better option than the firmer mattresses such as Eve and Bruno for average to lighter individuals. Again the push back may make Emma a better option for stomach sleepers than Simba or Leesa for heavier individuals. Just remember stomach sleeping requires a flatter profile which is why firmer mattresses are often the way to gof or stomach sleepers to keep the back from sinking in.

Score: Back, 7/10, Side 9/10, Stomach 5/10.

Price:

Like the new car industry advertised prices often do not tally with the actual price you will pay. The online mattress industry almost runs on the promise of a discount to that advertised although it is harder to find the discounts with some than others. Emma is one of the companies that seem to have a permanent discount running. You do not need to seek it out, the website always shows a code at the top of the homepage. The amount does vary a little but it is always a significant amount and always on show. My price rating is based on advertised retail prices taking no deals into account. The Emma Hybrid mattress was once of the cheaper options but price rises now make it the most expensive based on average retail prices.

Average price: £682, rank: 9th of 9

Materials/Design:

There is definitely some nice design aspects here. Most noticeable for me is the machine washable cover which is fully removable with a top zip so no need to lift the mattress. Handles on the side are another big plus for me. Not to be sniffed at is the almost total lack of initial smell (see what I did there?). The foams are of decent enough density for this price level and in line with most rivals and better than some. Mini pocket springs are also an interesting feature. I am still unsure if this is a new spring or the same as always because mine are 3 cm high while everyone else is saying they are 2 cm high.

7.5/10 for Materials and Design

Off-gassing/Smell:

The Emma mattress is one of the least smelly mattresses I have tried. I thought it was excellent considering it isn’t even CertiPur certified. On first unwrapping there was a slight smell with my nose close up to the foam but to be honest after the first 48 hours of airing I didn’t notice a smell at all.

8/10 for smell

Comfort:

Again a highly subjective criteria and one for which giving a score would be very misleading in my opinion. Comfort will differ greatly simply as a personal preference and I can only relay how I personally found it. I have general lower back pain on a softer mattress normally because I need a good degree of support as found on a firmer mattress. I do like a soft mattress but by morning I will have a lower backache which makes the point about comfort alone without support a little pointless. I certainly like my first hour on Simba and Leesa with their soft cradling feel, but my hips simply sink in too far putting my lumbar region in a strained position. Emma on the other hand while not as cradling as those two while still being as soft does have the support that lessens that problem. So while Emma is a little on the soft side for me it is far more forgiving when it comes to back sleeping. Side sleeping and my shoulders are not quite so happy because of the springs push back. It is still comfortable to me though, it is a pleasant sleep. For front sleepers the push back will be a good thing as you need a firmer surface to keep your back aligned. So even for me as someone who finds this level of firmness just too soft I still find Emma comfortable.

Zoning:

6 zones. There are channels cut into the base layer at the hip and shoulder areas for more give.

Summary:

Itemout of 10
Edge Support7/10
Firmness5/10 (soft)
Cooling8/10
Spot Relief6/10
Sex/Bounce7.5/10
Motion Transfer7.5/10
Back Sleepers7
Side Sleepers9
Stomach Sleepers5
Priceav: £682 (rank 9th of 9)
Materials/Design7.5/10
Smell/off-gassing8/10
Zoning:yes, 6 zones in base layer

Prices:

TypePrice
Single£479
EU Single£499
Double£699
EU Double£699
King£749
EU King£799
Super King£849

My Casper Mattress Thoughts

Arrival:

So the day came and the big box that all these online vacuum packed mattresses are contained in arrived. On purchase I was given a choice of free standard delivery by UPS or for £20 I could choose a 2 hour time slot (not till the day of delivery though). I went of the free option. Tracking did not update from the UPS and I just happened to be in on the day of arrival or I would not have known the mattress was coming. I am on a first floor and the delivery guy (just one man for my EU single)  brought the mattress up the stairs without complaint. Bear in mind the easiest time to manoeuvre these mattresses are when they are still boxed so you may want to take it straight to the bedroom before unpacking. However like all petroleum based foam mattresses off gassing (VOCs, volatile organic compounds) can be considerable during the first 48 hours and it is good practice to allow any mattress first to air in a well ventilated room before first use. I made a video of my unboxing which you can view here: Casper Mattress Unboxing This is my third Casper mattress and the first was actually packed the wrong way round. You can find that video on my main youtube channel (alanrossreviews). The cover was put on the wrong way round so if I had not looked inside the cover I would have been sleeping on the bottom base layer :).  This time all was ok (as was the second time).

Experience:

The 2018 Casper is softer than my 2017 version. As someone who does suffer with lower back pain I found I simply wasn’t getting any bad nights in terms of waking with aches and pains on the original Casper. While my Leesa Mattress had been really nice to sleep on when my lower back was giving me trouble I was waking with aches in that region. Not so with the  2017 Casper. The 2018 version is now more inline the feel of the Leesa and the Simba but retains its good spot relief (point elasticity) properties. The difference is not down to the zoning because that only effects the shoulders and the difference is subtle anyway, maybe 0.5 cm extra give. Of the softer mattresses (Emma, Leesa, Simba) Casper is perhaps the most supportive but the feel is quite different so you might not feel that way because of the pushback. I sleep 60% on my back and 40% on either side. I would say Casper has the best combination of comfort and support of the mattresses I have tried while not being best for either one (hope that makes sense). I still prefer the 2017 version because it was firmer and suited me pesdonally more. That does not mean its the most comfortable, I would say that was Leesa, or the most supportive, I would say that was Otty, but has the best combination. Also you need to know that I personally now use a 2 inch topper on a firm mattress (normally the 2017 Casper) when not testing out a mattress. When sleeping on your side give in the shoulder area is highly important and this is where the latest version of Casper has the most improvement. The softer foams together with the added zoning for the shoulder give at least a 1-1.5 cm extra give at the shoulder. The zoning adds around 0.5 to 1 cm give compared to the middle of the mattress. That is for someone of average weight. In terms of heat retention I have had no problems. Sure I have to swap out my duvet for a cooler one in the summer but that’s normal, I have not had any mattress related heat issues. This gets talked about a lot and you should note this is mostly a problem with the memory foam top layer mattresses since memory foam actually works by retaining heat to mold to your shape.

After-sales:

My experience of the after sales service was excellent. I had need to let them know the mattress cover had been placed the wrong way round. This wasn’t a huge deal to take off and put back the other way round but the support team offered an immediate exchange and when I decided to keep it then gave me another £50 off.

General Mattress Notes:

Overview:

Overall I have a positive view of the Emma mattress. I am still a little puzzled why I measure the springs at 3 cm and everyone else is saying they are 2 cm high. My version I can only say was a pleasant surprise. I expected something along the lines of the 2 cm micro conical springs in Simba which have a very subtle affect. The Emma pocket springs do not look so conical to my eye and do not seem to collapse to the height of a single width of the wire as you would expect in a conical spring. However they are what I would call mini rather than micro pocket springs and therefore are more of a bridge between the comfort of the 2 cm micro springs and the support of larger full size pocket springs. They certainly have a level of support and bounce making their affect far more obvious. You could question whether the memory foam would be better placed above the springs but that’s just me. As it is I think it works well to make it very different to all the other online mattresses I have tried to date. It will still be a personal decision of course as to whether it offers enough support. The firmness is on the lines of the Leesa and the Simba and for heavier individuals this may be an issue for back and certainly stomach sleepers. Easy to live with given the side handles, washable and top zip removable cover and low smell levels. The densities are what I would expect at this price level so no issues there other than the claim of 60 kg/m3 for the base layer. This simply isn’t possible given the weight of the mattress. My guess of 28 kg/m3 would be fine for the base layer. Note they say it is fine to use the mattress with an electric blanket.

Base:

As always needs to be pointed out with these mattresses, they have an incorporated base layer making it easy to place anywhere and on any surface other than a slated base where the slats are too wide apart and allow the foam to sink through. It also means you can only rotate but not turn the mattress.

Iterations:

While Emma say the mattress has not changed since it was brought to the market my May 2018 version does seem to have different pocket springs. Possibly 1 cm deeper and compensated for with a 1 cm shorter base layer. I have to repeat that Emma say nothing has changed when I asked them about this. Also note this review is for the hybrid version and not the second generation mattress they also sell which strangely they now call the original.

Website:

They say: A mattress for everyone! Maximum adaptability through the optimized combination of a decompressing Airgocell®-layer, pressure-relieving pocket springs, visco-elastic memory foam and a supporting layer of cold foam. Emma do make heavy use of marketing speech on the website. The mattress for everyone is a common theme for the online mattress industry. The fact that there are countless 1000s of mattresses on offer (albeit many are rebrands) tells you how actually there are many different preferred configurations for a mattress. The use of combination foams (optimized combination) does have many advantages in being able to tailor the feel. But the range of requirements governed by weight, height, shape and personal preference is simply too great for any one mattress to ever be able to satisfy. Oh and Emma sell two mattresses in the UK and 3 more in Germany so I wonder how long companies can go on claiming one mattress for everyone. Maximum adaptability is clearly meant to sound like the mattress can adjust to all needs but really this is a medium firm mattress that some will find too soft and others too firm, it wont adapt to whatever your need is. That really would be magic!

Emma Hybrid vs Bruno

Two very different mattresses. Bruno is one of the firmest and bounciest mattresses I have tried. It has a latex top layer and only one other layer, the solid polyfoam core. Emma has 4 layers, is a middle ground mattress for bounce and firmness and uses mini pocket springs.

Emma Hybrid vs Casper

Emma has the mini pocket springs as one of the four layers. Casper has a transition layer that Emma does not use. This being halfway between the feel of a comfort layer and a support layer. Casper and Emma are about the same firmness, Casper has a little more give at the shoulders.

Emma Hybrid vs Emma Original

Both have Airgocell top layer. Hybrid has mini pocket and is a softer feeling mattress. Emma original has a little less bounce but better motion transfer properties and is better for spot relief.

Emma Hybrid vs Eve

Eve is firmer and is fully CertiPur certified for low levels of harmful chemicals. Emma hybrid is a very soft mattress in comparison and feature micro pocket springs under its top layer. Emma may sleep cooler thanks to more air flow around the springs and use of Airgocell polyfoam on top.

Emma Hybrid vs Leesa

Emma and Leesa have very similar firmness levels but Emma has more bounce. Emma has slightly better spot relief. Airgocell vs Avena foam. Emmas airgocell is said to have larger pores for better cooling while Avena foam has holes throughout also to aid cooling.

Emma Hybrid vs Otty

Mini pocket springs vs full size pocket springs. The mini pocket springs on Emma are the second layer down and are mostly for comfort although they do add a degree of support too. The full size springs on Otty are solely for support and to hold your body up. Otty ultimately offers better support but a firmer feel.

Emma Hybrid vs Leesa Luxury Hybrid

Leesa Luxury Hybrid has full size pocket springs, Emma Hybrid has micro pocket springs that are meant for comfort and not support. Emma Hybrid is much softer, and is not as good as the Leesa Luxury Hybrid for edge support or point elasticity. They are both about the same for motion transfer while the Leesa Luxury Hybrid has more bounce.

Emma Hybrid vs Simba

These two mattresses are direct competitors to each other. Both offer a similar level of firmness, both have similar layer configurations of polyurethane foam (emma)/synthetic latex (Simba) – micro pocket springs – memory foam – polyurethane foam base layer. Emma has more bounce while Simba is better for spot relief. Emma is cheaper. Emma might sleep slightly hotter compared to the latex on top of Simba.