Emma vs Sleeping Duck

Both Emma and Sleeping Duck are part of the 'bed in a box' revolution – producing advanced mattresses for reasonable prices. All of these mattresses have similar features, but in this guide we'll look at which one is best suited to your requirements and compare the two.

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Price and sizes

Both mattresses come in a range of UK and EU sizes, with the largest being a super king. The two manufacturers offer their mattresses for very similar prices.

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Prices and sizes

Both Emma and Sleeping Duck make their mattresses in UK and EU sizes, with the largest being a super king. The two brands' mattresses are also similarly priced.

Layers

Both the Emma and Sleeping Duck mattresses have five layers. However, the Sleeping Duck mattress is unique in that it offers an interchangeable top layer. This can be set to either a medium or hard firmness rating, or even half and half. Let's take a look at the layers in more detail:

Emma

  • Cover – A two-tone white and grey 100% polyester cover, designed to allow the mattress to breathe.
  • Top Layer – A 4cm layer of responsive poly foam, designed to provide pressure relief, bounce and cooling.
  • Second Layer – A 2cm layer of microcoils, designed to relieve pressure and add more bounce and breathability. They also provide additional softness to the sleeper.
  • Third Layer – A 3cm layer of memory foam, providing a soft transition layer from the coils to the base foam, as well as contouring to the sleeper's body shape.
  • Bottom Layer – A 16cm layer of support foam that acts as the deep compression support for the mattress.

Sleeping Duck

  • Cover – A two-tone white and grey cover, made from a blend of rayon from bamboo on the top and polyester side panels. The cover is also completely removable.
  • Top Layer – A 1.9cm latex foam layer, designed to provide most of the cooling, bounce and comfort.
  • Second Layer – A 1.9cm memory foam layer, which works with the top layer to create pressure relief and contouring.
  • Third Layer – A 6.4cm of polyfoam, to aid pressure relief and provide support. The polyfoam also acts as a transitional layer.
  • Bottom Layer – A 21.6cm of pocketed coils, providing deep compression support and the foundation for the mattress as a whole.

The Emma mattress is 25cm in depth, whilst the Sleeping Duck is a whopping 30.5cm in depth. As you can see, they are constructed in a very different fashion.

Firmness, Comfort and Support

The Emma mattress has a medium firmness rating. As discussed previously, the Sleeping Duck mattress can have either a medium or hard firmness, or half and half. Let's look at the pros and cons of each mattress in this department.

Emma

  • The combination of microcoils, poly foam and a thin cover mean that the Emma mattress is extremely good at keeping sleepers cool at night.
  • Has a higher level of bounce than most foam mattresses.
  • Does have some motion transfer but the build of the mattress absorbs energy well and helps to dissipate the motion.
  • Balanced level of sinkage means that you never feel stuck in the mattress.
  • You may find that the Emma isn't the best choice for a stomach sleeper.

Sleeping Duck

  • The Sleeping Duck is notable for its ability to keep sleepers cool and does not retain any heat.
  • The layer of microcoils help to create a good level of sinkage without any pressure points being created, and the 5-zone system means that the mattress adapts quickly to any sleeping position.
  • The hybrid design of the mattress means that the mattress has a good level of bounce, as well as good motion transfer.
  • The contour and hug of the Sleeping Duck provides a great mix of sinkage, contour and support.

Other factors

Both companies come with a 10-year guarantee and a 100 night trial period. If you're not satisfied, both will offer a full refund and there's also free delivery.

Which mattress is best for me?

Both mattresses offer appealing factors, but here are some points to consider when deciding which best meets your requirements.

Emma

We'd recommend this mattress if:

  • You want a mattress that responds quickly to pressure points, due to its combination of responsive poly foam and microcoils.
  • You want a cooler mattress with a high level of breathability.
  • You sleep on your side or your back.

Sleeping Duck

We'd recommend this mattress if:

  • You want to be able to choose between medium and firm mattresses, as well as having the chance to trial both options.
  • You want a hybrid mattress. The hybrid design provides great support, cooling, edge support, response and bounce and is still very reasonably priced.
  • You want a cooler mattress that stays cool and comfortable throughout the night.
  • You want a supportive mattress that adapts quickly and doesn't allow any pressure spots to form.

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