Emma Hybrid Comfort Mattress Review By 25 Year Mattress Manufacturer: 10 Point Test
My Emma Hybrid Comfort Mattress review takes a look at this 13″ foam and pocket coil hybrid, available for C$699 in queen and C$939 in king size.
It’s outfitted with 7 layers, a 365 day trial period, 10 year factory warranty, free shipping, and for a little bit more to have your old mattress removed.
The covering is soft, stretchy, moisture wicking, and advertised as cool (we’ll test that) and can be machine washed, having a removable zipper on the mattress.
Our test evaluated comfort, support, motion transfer, cooling, intimacy, edge support and other features.
The Emma Mattress company originated in Germany, but is also manufactured in North America.
We received our test sample within 3 days after requesting (which we did not pay for, full disclosure), and when you order your Emma Hybrid Comfort, expect to ship out within 1-2 business days after you place your order.
Priced At Under C$700 For A Queen, I Personally Tested And Rated This Popular Canadian Brand: Worth It?
The Emma Hybrid Comfort Mattress is actually a pretty simplistic design and isn’t stuffed with a lot of filler material, which is likely the reason it doesn’t have that dead memory foam feel that many bed in a box options have. In my video review below, I’ll discuss exactly what’s inside each layer. I also take a look at what’s inside which helps size up the mattress for comfort, support, and value.
You Might Like This Mattress If:
- You like a traditional innerspring mattress feel.
- You need really good edge support for transfer.
- You are a side sleeper and depend upon pressure reduction to help with pain.
- You are back sleeper and soft mattresses do not help with spine alignment/back pain.
- Your target price is under C$1,000 for either a queen or a king mattress.
- You weigh up to 300lb (1346kg). Couple combined weights over 600lb might consider other options.
- You need a mattress fairly quickly (ship time 1-3 days).
In my experience, pocket coil hybrid mattresses resist compressing and rutting over time, and because there are no thick layers of filler material in The Emma Comfort Hybrid Mattress.
At the very top of The Emma Comfort Hybrid Mattress are three individual foam layers that add up to 2″, and because the outer covering is thin, and you immerse only slightly. The mattress has a more buoyant feel, much like a typical innerspring option, making it super easy to turn without waking during the night.
Underneath the generous 8″ pocket coil section, a 3″ thick piece of fairly dense polyfoam acts as a motion dampening element and it’s dense enough to stand up to the rigor and pressure of years of use, without damaging the coils, or a foundation underneath. You can read more about foam density and the importance of using higher ILD foams in mattress design to increase durability and lifespan
I would not describe this mattress as “plush”, body enveloping, cradling, or “immersive”. Rather, it is intentionally designed to minimize body contact which promotes easy turning, cooling (by avoiding trapped body heat), and keeping your spine straight and level.
In fact, if you are bedbound or disabled, you may find this option a far less expensive alternative to conventional therapeutic mattress options.
I tested my sample, which was a twin size, and slept both on my side and on my back, finding it to be embracing without being smothering, filling in just enough between my shoulder bladed and the pocket of my lower back.
I’m a hot sleeper, and I think the fact that you are not lying in a pile of thick, heat trapping layers of filler foam on this mattress makes a difference.
Our Results: The Emma Hybrid Comfort Scored A 9.5 Out Of A Possible 10- Here’s Why:
Overall Comfort– initial feel, level of immersion, initial body contact experience 9
Support– spine alignment, pain relief, pressure relief in 30 minutes or less (opt for medium) 10
Solo Sleeper– overall impressions with comfort, ease of turning, back and side 9
Couple Experience- minimal sink in middle (1.5″), a bit bouncier than average 8
Edge Support– no sliding off, as experienced by 190lb test subject 10
Cooling Power: superior cooling, noticeable immediately upon immersing into pillow top 10
Sex– as reported by online reviews and voluntary reporting- great edge of the bed sex,too 9
Bounce, And Liveliness-very lively, bouncier and highly responsive 10
Cost Value– 1-10 rating 10 being best bang for your buck- 10+
Trial Period, Warranty, Shipping And Delivery Experience– ease of delivery, clean packaging, ship time, setup 9
Overall Rating Of The Emma Hybrid Comfort Mattress: 9.5 Excellent
Notes: Who got our sample? We decided to use the test mattress on an adjustable base to further evaluate it. Cons: Notably bouncier than average, might be less than ideal for light sleepers or restless couples.
ANALYSIS OF MY RESULTS FOR THE EMMA HYBRID COMFORT MATTRESS
1. Overall Comfort: 9 out of 10
The The Emma Comfort Hybrid Mattress is available in one level of firmness, falling at about a 7 out of 10, with 10 being considered extremely rigid, and 1 being very soft.
One thing you won’t experience on this mattress is bottoming out, unless your total weight (either 300 lb solo) is over 600lbs. The pocket coils are quite supportive, and the overall feel of the mattress whether on side, back, or belly, is inviting, buoyant, and extremely easy to turn on. Edge of the bed experience, not sliding off, adds to my rating.
2. Support: 10 out of 10
Support is always the important consideration in all of my mattress reviews. I observed that The Emma Comfort Hybrid Mattress is really great at helping you relax muscle groups, joints, and connective tissue which prevents pain and inflammation during sleep, since it is buoyant and tends to cantilever your body across a broad area with no sinking or trapped feeling.
After resting on my sample for 30-45 minutes without moving, I noticed the following benefits:
- A good level of suspension that prevented pressure points minimizing constant position change
- Excellent support while on my back, with pillowtop and comfort layers kept me from sinking in
- I sleep on my sides and back, changing position 6-7 times during the night. Easy to turn on, excellent choice for combination sleepers of people who change position a lot.
- Zoned layers in both upper layers of comfort foam and in pocketed coil system provide better support for key areas like lower back, between shoulder blades, even legs and arms. This also helps to distribute load sideways rather than down.
3. Solo Sleeper: 9 out of 10
The Emma Comfort Hybrid Mattress is a terrific option for solo sleepers who want a medium firm feel and are of typical height and weight or have a bigger body. It’s an value priced mattress that is about 50-70% less than the price of retail store brands offering cooling, pressure relief, and the slightly springy yet immersive comfort it offers.
Another solo sleeper advantage is that because the mattress is gently pre-compressed and vacuum packaged, it is easily handled and setup using two people. You can opt for in home delivery on the web site, for $125. The Emma Comfort Hybrid Mattress weighs about 125 lb and the king about 140lb
4. Couple Experience: 8 out of 10
There’s a common complaint from couples when mattress shopping that drives them nuts? Without question, it’s motion transfer. For bigger couples, it’s really hard, and even the slightest movement can send jiggles and shakes through the top of a mattress. Although I love this mattress, I did have to ding it just a bit for being highly responsive, a tad bouncy- but not annoyingly so.
Checkout the real reason why we are all very sensitive to motion transfer in this NIH study. Evidence suggests that auditory levels when moving around at night become enhanced if one partner is sleeping restlessly.
Being mammals, evolution has wired us to respond to predatory alerts, kind of like cats, who sleep just below the fully alert level, to protect themselves. Not being cats, though, we require deep REM sleep to experience restorative sleep. So, it’s essential to invest in a mattress with minimal motion transfer.
5. Edge Support: 10 out of 10
Superior edge support can be found in the Emma Comfort Hybrid Mattress largely due to the use of a stiffer microcoil perimeter edge around the longer side of each mattress. This also makes this option terrific for people who are bedbound, disabled, or otherwise confined to bed for lengths of time.
You can check out my Best Mattress For People With Disabilities page for more mattress options on this topic, too. For full service setup with this mattress, the extra charge of $125 is well worth the price. Note that during my Nolah Evolution Mattress review, we found that transfer in and out compared to other hybrid brands was easier due to better edge support.
6. Cooling Capability: 10 out of 10
Outfitted with a breathable, light weight and stretchable encasement fabric, The Emma Comfort Hybrid Mattress is cool to the touch. I noticed continued cooling for hours when lounging and testing out my initial perception of this pocketed coil hybrid.
We Sleep Deeper When Our Bodies Are Cooler
When you are hot, whether created by room temperature, menopause, or other medical conditions, falling asleep is much more difficult. this causes you to toss and turn which generates even more heat.
Your body will naturally lower your internal temperature by 1-2° F as you fall asleep, which is why you can’t easily fall asleep when you have a fever. If you are hot sleeper, you need effective cooling technology to help you get to sleep and stay there.
The Emma Comfort Hybrid Mattress has multiple elements built in that help cool you down, and keep the immediate environment around you cool, too. It’s also ideal for couples and larger people that naturally sleep hot.
Another note: when I tested our sample, we kept our room temperature at about 68°F, which research suggests is ideal for your body and your brain.
If I had to single out one component or ingredient in my Nolah Evolution Hybrid Mattress review that really sets this mattress apart, it’s definitely the use of the brand’s Graphite Infused Air-Foam Ice™ layer which is strategically place near the top.
I noticed fast cooling and a super body contouring sensation while not feeling trapped or stuck in the middle of this mattress.
7. Sex And Intimacy: 9 out of 10
Note that most mattress review sites are not actually testing every mattress sample by pairing up reviewers to make love and record each datapoint- but- actual owners do write about it.
As a mattress designer myself, I’ve custom made mattresses for couples who specifically ask for a bedding option designed for optimal sex. What this usually meant was incorporating a comfortable and softer surface rather than too firm, the use of motion dampening and energy absorbing materials like memory or gel foams, and in some cases natural latex.
I gave the The Emma Comfort Hybrid Mattress high marks and offer the following value feedback to consider:
- Reactive and respionsive without having a typical “dead memory foam slab kind of sensation”
- Excellent support for edge of the mattress sex, with minimal sliding
- Cooling capabilities prevents overheating even when using cover-ups like sheets and comforters
- Just the right amount of sink- get firmer options for couples that weigh over 350 combined
- Really great for after sex cuddling
If you are looking for something with some serious bounce or spring back with minimal sinkage, you could consider Natural Latex Mattresses which are a bit springier allowing for better “grip” on bodies, however options might be limited for larger couples to keep from feeling trapped.
8. Bounce, Liveliness, And Motion Transfer: 10 out of 10
I found that The Emma Comfort Hybrid Mattress delivers a pretty good level of subtle bounce, better described as responsiveness when it comes to motion transfer, which is a common complaint heard from larger couples, especially when there are light sleepers and restless sleepers in the mix.
The pilowtop section, which has an organic cotton covering, has a lot of motion dampening ability, primarily due to the taught feel that the pillow top area has. It has just the right amount of tension to keep is a bit tighter up top. Generally, mattresses that use a sleeker fabric, such as the ArcticTex used in the Nolah Evolution, you’ll experience a bit more flexing and springiness.
9. Cost vs. Value Delivered: 10 out of 10
For the money, The Emma Comfort Hybrid Mattress pricing is on point. I’ve seen Sealy, Serta, and Tempur-Pedic mattresses that cost a lot more ($3,000 and up for a queen) that don’t deliver what you get with this mattress. Selling for C$699 in queen, and C$939 in king with free shipping, it is a pretty decent value.
10. Trial Period, Warranty, Customer Service 10 out of 10
Saatva’s premium delivery and setup service, factory and fulfillment network of 15 strategically located facilities helped drive up my score for this category.
The turnaround time of 5-7 days to receive your mattress is acceptable considering each mattress is made to order and not rolled and compressed, collecting dust in a dusty warehouse. Customer service is something I thoroughly checked out too, with 6 different chat questions regarding pretty technical questions being answered rapidly and effectively.
11. Shipping And Delivery Experience 10 out of 10
Overall, 10 out of 10, with excellent packaging and timely shipping. Your order will arrive within 3-5 days after the day you place your order. Canada shipping is fast, due to several shipping points in a few provinces spread across the country.