Emma Vs. Simba Mattress – Which Mattress is Better?

Today we’ll see the main pros and cons of Emma and Simba beds. We have already reviewed both beds and still have fresh impressions from our rest on them.

Both mattresses were produced by manufacturers who had excellent visions of what a quality bed should look like and what it should provide the sleeper with. Emma and Simba are both a mix of pocketed springs and memory foam, a combination that was so far proven to be an excellent source of comfort, support and fantastic response to the sleeper’s body.

We loved how quickly we could adjust on both beds, find our best position and sleep without feeling any pressure.

Our extended comparison review is down below, but if you want to catch up with all the info in a short version, just click here.

We also reviewed Simba and Emma mattress individually.

Should You Buy Simba or Emma?


  • Emma will become your favorite if you like moderately firm surfaces. It contains four layers (coils and foam), and we recommend it if you have back pains, or simply seek a bed that will reduce all the pressure from the usual pressure points such as spine and knees.
  • Emma is a mattress that has layers of both coils and foam, and it will always provide you with comfort and support. We had no problems finding our coziest position on this bed because it responded quickly to our bodies and our weight. The top layer is soft enough to give you comfort while the lower layers are firm and have enough bounce to keep you on top and let you move without too much effort.


  • Simba too is a mattress with mixed layers. It contains coils, latex, and foam and these materials give support, comfort and make the rest pleasantly cool and soft. This bed has moderate firmness just like Emma and is excellent for any sleeping position.
  • Simba’s support comes from the 2500 pocketed coils; you’ll sleep on a bed with terrific support and contouring but also bounce. Even though this bed contains foam, you’ll never feel as if you can’t adjust, get up or move thanks to the coils. The designer made sure to wrap the coils separately, and this is how they work as well – each of them is a unique provider of comfort. The springs are responding to your body frame and your movements, so no matter how you sleep, you’ll always feel their support.

Comparing Materials/Layers


Inner Construction of Mattress

Materials Compared: Simba is made of four layers which are foams and springs; every layer is added to the final sensation you get which is comfort and support. Sleeping on Simba is cozy, and there is no pressure at all.  Let’s see the layers individually:

  • Cover – The cover feels plushy to the touch. It is breathable and works as a temperature regulator. You can’t remove it, but with proper care, it will remain clean (make sure you always put sheets on your mattress). It’s hypoallergenic and breathable, two essential features for people who care to sleep on clean and fresh beds.
  • First Layer – The comfort in this layer comes from the latex also known as Simbatex (even though it isn’t natural, but synthetic, it works equally good as natural). The latex layer provides coolness to the whole mattress.
  • Second Layer – The second layer is reserved for more than 2500 miniature coils. The interesting thing about Simba is that the second layer too (just like the first one) provides comfort. The shape of this layer resembles cone; we were able to adjust and move quickly thanks to this layer. The bed’s bounce too comes from this layer.
  • Third Layer – The memory foam placed in the third layer slowly but surely takes your body shape and melts below you as it gets the heat from your body. Comfortable and supportive, this layer will always keep your spine in an entirely natural condition, without any pressure. The third layer is also hypoallergenic and keeps microbes away.
  • Fourth Layer – The base is a thick and firm foam; Simba’s stability comes from the foundation layer. Besides that the whole bed’s support comes right from the foundation. Unlikely some other beds, Simba’s foundation has seven zones, and each of them provides a different level of support (the zones are also called Seventh Heaven). Every zone “knows” where you need more support (depending on your sleeping position); you’ll feel the mattress responding well to your weight (no matter if you are a heavier person or not).


Comparing Mattresses

Materials Compared: Emma provided us with an excellent amount of comfort, support, and pleasant pressure relief. Its four layers also contain foam and coils and every layer transitions into the other without causing any unpleasant sensation for the sleeper. We can go on and on about how lovely our rest was but let’s see what Emma’s layers have to offer.

  • First Layer – The first layer is made of poly foam that responds to your body and spares you from pressure. When you first sit or lay on it, you feel nothing but comfort. Emma’s top layer offers enough freshness and bounce. Every point of your body gets cradled as you feel how the foam shapes according to your body.
  • Second Layer – Emma’s support comes from layer two; it’s two inches thick, and this is where the manufacturers placed the small coils. You can kiss the pressure goodbye thanks to this layer. On top of that, it provides coolness and bounce as well. The softness comes from here as well, which combined with the first layer feels like heaven.
  • Third Layer – Below the coils, there is a third memory foam layer which is responsible for the contouring. Now, if you care to lay on a bed that will give you this feature, you can pick Emma without a doubt. This layer is one inch thick, and its other purpose is to work as a transition layer between the upper two and the base.
  • Fourth Layer – The foundation, which is the thickest (six inches) and firmest layer, gives the stability to all upper layers. Thanks to the fourth layer, Emma feels comfortable, but it also works as a stable and supportive bed that can endure various compressions.

Firmness Analysis

Simba Hybrid – 6.5/10 (Firmness Scale)

Simba Hybrid has a medium firm surface and is excellent for people who like to sleep in all positions; it’s comfy enough, it will support you no matter if you sleep near the edges or in the center and every layer will provide you with excellent contouring and will shape to your frame. The pocketed springs and the foam give enough bounce but also helps in faster adjustment and pressure-free rest.

Simba Luxe – 6.5/10 (Firmness Scale)

Simba Luxe contains thousands of pocketed coils, and its surface is moderate firm as well. We had a pleasant rest on it; the bed responded well to our weight and body shape, and the whole bed felt supportive and comfy.

Emma – 6/10 (Firmness Scale)

Just like Simba, Emma has medium firmness. The manufacturers did a great combination of foam and coils that together provide great comfort, a little sinking, and delightful cradling from head to toes. There is no pressure no matter how you adjust yourself. The bounce that comes from the coils make every movement smooth and getting up doesn’t require too much effort.

Sleeping Cool Comparison

Sleeping Cool Versus Hot


The cover is breathable, and sleeping on it always feels pleasantly cool. Besides the cover, Simba gets its cooling effect from the top layer; your body heat will be drawn away from the surface and the top layer, so you can always sleep in a temperature balanced bed.


Sleeping on Emma also feels fresh thanks to the thin cover that allows constant airflow and the first and second layer that together work to reduce your body heat. Emma always feels cool to the touch and sleeping on it will never make you sweat or wakeup because of unpleasant overheating.

Edge Support

Analysis of the Edge Support


This is a thick hybrid construction that has wrapped springs, and memory foam that didn’t let us down when comes to this feature. The foam melts a little bit under your pressure and heat, but it’s not a big deal because you will never drop into the lower layers. The coils combined with the firm foundation will support you and will properly distribute your weight on the sleeping surface. You can sleep peacefully without any fear that you may fall (or drop into the core) no matter if you sleep near the edges or in the bed’s center.

Simba’s motion transfer is solid; the foams absorb the vibrations so both partners can freely move without fear that may wake up each other.


When we compared, we felt equally supported on Emma; this mattress has enough bounce and excellent edge support that is a result of the firm base combined with the pocketed coils. Again, there is some sinkage in the top foam layer, which remains limited to that layer only. The firm base and the coils support your weight and will spread it equally all over the surface.

Emma too offers a wonderful motion transfer; we recommend it for couples because no matter how much the other person moves, you will not feel a disturbance.


We were comparing Simba and Emma in this review. Both are excellent constructions that offer strong support, lovely comfort, great cooling and amazing contouring. Every layer of both beds is added with a purpose – pressure free and restful sleep.

These two beds are excellent for sleepers of various weights, who prefer sleeping in all the positions. Both offer fresh and hypoallergenic sleeping surfaces, ideal for everyone who likes to keep their spines in a natural position.

The tiny pocketed coils in both mattresses are there to add bounce, support and to contour to your unique frame.

Emma and Simba have outstanding edge support when compared; we slept and sat near the edges on both beds, and besides the minor sinkage that happens because their top layers are made of foam (and latex in Simba’s case), they both will keep you safely on the surface. The motion transfer left us speechless – vibrations caused from moving are fully absorbed so your partner cannot feel a thing.

We hope our review helped you learn more about each of these mattresses before you make your choice.


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