Emma Mattress
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Recently updated on November 28th, 2017 at 05:35 pm

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The Emma Mattress is an all foam mattress that comes shipped in a box. The Emma mattress is made in Derby, England and was recently named a Best Buy by Which? magazine. The Emma is not just a typical 3 layers foam mattress. Instead, they incorporate individual pocket coils between the layers of foam for a more adaptive feel.

Overview of the Emma Mattress

Here’s a video of me on the Emma highlighting some of its features. This mattress retails at 649 pounds for a king size. According to their website, the mattress will be delivered to your home in about 3-5 business days. It comes compressed in a box which means easy transport to your house and into your room.

The Emma also comes with a 100 night trial period where you can try it out in the comfort of your own home and if you don’t like it returns are free.

Construction of the Emma Mattress

Inside of Emma Mattress

Below are some of the construction highlights of the Emma mattress as listed on their website.

The top cover consists of special climate fiber that regulates humidity. At the same time, it is so elastic that it fits the core of your mattress, perfectly.

Top Layer
The Airgocell® foam provides you with ideal comfort thanks to exceptional point-elasticity that allows one area to compress without affecting the rest of the mattress. In addition, Emma’s open-pored highly breathable material won’t make you sweat.

Coil Layer
Up to 2000 individual pocket springs optimised to balance out pressure disparities and provide the precise support your body needs.

The visco-elastic memory foam that rests within the intermediate layer distributes pressure optimally and adapts to your body’s unique contours. The material is a modern innovation that keeps you comfortable in any sleep position.

Our cold foam supports you where it matters. The firm bottom layer provides the necessary counter pressure whatever your sleeping position is and offers pressure relieving support for your lower back.

The dark gray side cover ensures optimal air circulation, gives the Emma mattress a stylish look and provides traction thanks to the practical anti-slip elements at the bottom.

Here’s another shot of the inside of the Emma.

Emma Mattress Layers

My Emma Mattress Findings

Here’s a peek inside the Emma mattress. Notice how each layer reacts.

Being an all foam mattress. The Emma handles motion disturbances very well. Here’s a video that shows how much the mattress isolations motion. For this video I used a couple bowling balls.

This mattress sinks a bit on the top layer but you get good support from the layers underneath. Here’s a photo that shows how much my bowling ball sinks on the Emma.

Emma Mattress Sink

As an added touch this mattress comes with stitched handles on each side to make it easy to rotate or move.

What I think really sets the Emma apart from the other online mattress companies in England is that this mattress comes with a  coil system. This gives the mattress just a bit more bounce without sacrificing conforming. It also adds a bit more breathibility.  Below is a picture of the coil system. These are small coils that provide extra contouring.

Emma Mattress Micro Coils

My Emma Recommendation

I found the Emma to be a bit firmer than the Leesa and about the same firmness of the Eve mattress. These are the other two online brands I have reviewed that are available for purchase in England. What I especially like about the Emma is that you get a more complex construction with the added coil system. With the 100 night guarantee you also have nothing to lose by trying it out. And, at this price point it is a great buy!

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Bruno Mattress Review 2

Bruno Mattress Review

Recently updated on September 19th, 2016 at 09:07 am

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I received a free Bruno mattress for review. This mattress is unique in that it is made of polyurethane foam that does not have added chemicals such as emulsifiers that slow foam movement. It also has a 7 zone construction that addresses key pressure points such as hips and shoulders.


You can purchase the Bruno Mattress direct from their website and it should arrive in about 3 business days. It comes carefully rolled and compressed into a box so that you can transport it to any room in your house. I received a double which weighs about 34 kg or about 75 lbs.


Here’s a video of me unboxing the mattress. As you can see it springs to life quickly and is ready to sleep on soon after unboxing.

I thought it was a nice touch that Bruno includes a box of German chocolates that you can enjoy as a reward for setting up your new mattress.

bruno chocolates


Below are the specifications of the Bruno mattress from the website.

7-Zone Ergonomic Support Base
High-density polyurethane foam cut with laser precision
Height: 20cm; Density: 48 kg/m³
Latex Top Layer
Air-permeable natural rubber latex
Height: 3 cm; Specific Gravity: 70 kg/m³
Quilted & Removable Cover
Fabric: Polyester fleece blend
Mattress Total Height: 24 cm
Made in Germany

I found the Bruno to be on the firmer end of the spectrum. I think this is in part because it incorporates natural latex and a dense polyurethane foam. Below is a picture that illustrated sinkage.


What I really like about this mattress is how well made it is. As you can see below that you can unzip the mattress from the top. Most of the mattresses I have reviewed put the zipper on the bottom which can make it a little more difficult to remove.


The Bruno mattress is made in Germany and earned the Deutsches Manufakturen-Siegel (German Manufacturing Certification) which means at least 50 percent of production was done by hand in Germany.

Below is a picture of the inside of the Bruno mattress. You can see the different zones and the top layer of GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard) latex.

bruno inside

To give you a sense of how these layers react, here’s a video of me squishing the mattress:


The Bruno handles motion transfer well and still has quite a bit of bounce due to the top layer of latex and the supportive base.

Because the top layer of latex is air permeable and the zones have valleys, there is lots of room for air transfer. Below is a video illustrated heat retention using an infrared camera. Notice how quickly the heat dissipates from the mattress.


The Bruno Mattress is a great choice for sleepers that need a supportive mattress that addresses pressure points along the hips and shoulders. I really like that this mattress incorporates natural materials such as the GOLS latex. There was very little off gassing with this mattress and it is ready to sleep on quickly after opening. I think this mattress will appeal to sleepers that like a firmer feel with a little bit of bounce to it. Overall its a wonderful mattress that works for all sleep types. Please note that the Bruno Mattress is currently only available for sale in the UK.

Update 9-19-16

Bruno has recently made an updrage to their mattress. The change is that they have added two slits into the top latex layer, at the shoulder area (in a symmetrical design). The reason for this is they received feedback from customers that they were finding the mattress too firm in this area, so Bruno incorporated these cuts to alleviate pressure points in the shoulder more effectively during sleep.

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