2017 Update – With a little more than 2 years of testing and sleeping on over 100 different mattresses, a few things have changed with the Eve mattress since I first tested it. Eve decided to make a change to the mattress’ top layer of memory foam, hoping to improve its performance and effect on the mattress as a whole. Below is my updated review, including improved pictures, an updated video (coming soon), and updated analysis.
The Eve mattress is one of the first from an online mattress company based in the United Kingdom to make its way to the states. It brings with it well-established materials and design, in addition to a different bright cover and a bold look. But does the Eve mattress have what it takes to woo Americans over?
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The Eve mattress is a 9.5″ mattress designed from three separate layers of foam.
- Top layer (comfort) – A 2″ memory foam layer. This layer of memory foam is designed to provide great pressure relief, support, and comfort for the mattress.
- Middle layer (support) – A 1.5″ layer of responsive memory foam. The second layer acts as the support for the sleeper. Additionally, this layer has a lower density and is able to breathe better, increasing airflow and helping to prevent heat retention issues. The second layer also provides the bounce and a faster response time.
- Bottom layer (foundational) – A 6.5″ support foam base layer. This foam layer simply acts as a foundational base for the mattress, providing good shape and a strong base. The bottom layer also provides a level of deep compression support for the sleeper.
The Eve’s cover is constructed from polyester, giving it a soft, stretchy, and breathable finish. The side panels help provide the mattress with extra protection, as they are made from a sturdier fabric. This is an added benefit when moving the mattress.
Aesthetically, the cover is different. Eve uses an all-white top layer and yellow side panels. This cover is most certainly one of the most colorful I have seen to date. That said, the yellow can be quite overwhelming if you’re looking for a more subtle cover. Personally, I am not the biggest fan of Eve’s color. I like that the company steered away from the standard white and gray color scheme, but I would have preferred something a bit more toned down so as not to show through lighter/thinner sheets.
Firmness, Feel, & Support
The Eve mattress is claimed by its manufacturer as being the world’s most comfortable mattress. After nearly a week sleeping on it, I’ve found it to be pretty good. On the firmness scale, it’s about a 6.5-7 out of 10 (where 10 is the most firm and 1 is the most soft).
With the Eve’s slightly firmer feel, there is a subdued level of sinkage and hug. The top layer of memory foam hugs the sleeper, but does so without creating any type of “stuck” or “trapped” feeling. While the middle layer of memory foam is more responsive, the combination of the foams together are still fairly slow to respond. However, this fact coupled with the slightly firmer feel of the Eve is what allows the Eve to still prevent a significant “stuck” feeling for many sleepers.
Additionally, the sinkage is somewhat delayed. With a top layer of memory foam, you would normally expect to sink into the mattress right away. Yet, on the Eve you lie down and notice more of a gradually increasing level of sinkage. That said, by no means is the sinkage excessively deep, as I only saw 1.5″ of sinkage while lying normally on my back.
Eve’s level of support was one of the more impressive attributes. Throughout my sleep test I felt equally supported in each position. Although I’m primarily a stomach sleeper, I had no trouble sleeping on my side or back. The pressure relieving qualities of this mattress allowed me to be flexible with my sleeping style and created a comfortable feel all around. This is certainly one of the areas where Eve has made the biggest improvements over its initial design, as I was not able to sleep comfortably on my stomach on their original version.
The memory foam was able to contour to my body in each of these positions, allowing me to receive the benefits of the combined support between the memory foam comfort layers and more supportive base layer.
Bounce was another area where the Eve made some improvements. The first Eve mattress I tested left something to be desired, in terms of bounce. Eve’s foam layer improvements added a nice degree of bounce. The bounce is certainly less than you would see with a coil or latex mattress, but not bad by any means considering its memory foam design. I would describe it as about average bounce compared to the universe of mattresses, but slightly above average compared to other memory foam mattress bounce.
Having an enjoyable level of bounce on a memory foam mattress can certainly be a plus, but this does mean more motion transfer. The Eve’s slightly firmer feel, in combination with their foams, are the primary force behind the bounce and motion transfer.
With the slightly firmer feel, the Eve does have a tendency to transfer energy from one side of the mattress to the other. Again, the motion transfer is not at the same level as a coil or latex mattress, but it is a little more than your typical memory foam mattress.
Once again, the slightly firmer feel of the Eve played a positive role in the edge support. As a memory foam mattress, there tends to be a low level of expectation from the edges ability to support the sleeper. That is not the case with the Eve mattress. With this firmer feel came stronger edges.
Finally, cooling. As a lighter sleeper (only weighing in at 140 pounds), I did not have any issues with the cooling of this mattress. That said, there may be some sleepers that find the Eve to sleep a bit warmer. If you’re a naturally warm sleeper or slightly on the heavier side, you may experience more warmth than I did.
This is still a memory foam mattress, which means both naturally warm and heavier sleepers may find that the memory foam does not breathe as well, creating hot spots or a warmer level of hug around your body.
Every mattress reviewed on Sleepopolis goes through a series of sinkage tests. These tests are designed to offer a comparison against other mattresses in addition to determining how it will perform under various conditions, pressures, and positions.
- Lying on back – In a normal lying position where my weight was evenly spread across the mattress, I saw 1.5″ of sinkage.
- Lying on side – While lying on my side, I saw closer to 2.75″ of sinkage.
- Sitting on edge (conservative) – While sitting on the edge with my butt scooted back onto the mattress I saw about 3.5″ of sinkage.
- Sitting on edge (aggressive) – With all of my weight placed on the edge (in a sitting position) I saw 5″ of sinkage.
- Standing in middle – While placing all of my weight at one point on the mattress I saw 6″ of sinkage.
Keep in mind, sinkage will vary based upon body weight. As a reference point, I weigh 140 pounds.
- Shipping – Free anywhere in the United States; processing / shipping time takes about 5 days; arrives compressed in a box
- Trial Period – 100 nights
- Refunds – 100% money back guarantee
- Warranty – 10 years
- Discounts – $75 off with code SLEEPOPOLIS75
- Designed in the United Kingdom
- Made in the United States
I would recommend the Eve mattress to anyone who falls into the following categories:
- You want a slightly firm feel – If you need a slightly firm feel, the Eve can be a good option. It strikes a firmer balance at a 6.5-7 out of 10 on the firmness scale.
- You want a smooth / flat mattress cover – The Eve’s polyester covering is not in any way fluffy. It’s flat, smooth, and fairly thin (to improve cooling). It doesn’t have the traditional padded / quilted soft top.
- Want a balanced memory foam feel – Many memory foam mattresses really go big when it comes to sinkage and hug. The Eve mattress has a more moderate and subdued type of a memory foam feel. There still is a noted level of pressure relief, hug, and contour, however the slightly firmer feel does create more push-back, preventing any type of an overly enveloped feel.
- You want a U.K. designed and U.S. made mattress – The Eve is designed in the United Kingdom and built in the United States. If you like the idea of a mattress designed in the United Kingdom, the Eve is one of the few options easily available in the United States.
For more information on the Eve mattress, visit EveMattress.com.
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The Eve is an all foam mattress offering a best of both worlds feel. Although it brings home a slightly firmer feel, the use of a memory foam top layer and responsive memory foam second layer creates a different feel than most memory foam mattresses. Instead of the more traditional deep sinkage and hug, the Eve provides a good level of contour without the enveloped level of sinkage and hug. If you’re a fan of a firmer memory foam feel, sharp contour, and good bounce, the Eve is a mattress that should not be over looked.