mattress buying guide

Like finding a perfectly fitting pair of shoes, choosing the best mattress can be a bit of a head scratch. But it doesn’t have to be. There might be lots of mattress types out there, but here you can find out exactly what we offer (and why choosing an eve could be the best thing since beans on toast). 

types of mattresses

Foam. Pocket sprung. Latex. Orthopaedic. Hybrid. Phew... If you’re on the hunt for a new mattress and your head’s feeling a bit skew-whiff, we get it.

Thing is, at eve we’re all about quality, not quantity. So we’ve perfected 2 types of mattresses that have been meticulously designed (fancy, eh?) to give our customers the top notch kip they need to rise and shine. Here’s what you need to know.

There are foam mattresses. Then there are eve memory foam mattresses. Without sounding like an M&S ad, there really is something special about our foam. Unlike the traditional sinky stuff, ours is delightfully supportive. In the top half of the mattress, you’ll find the flippable layer that allows you to adapt the comfort of your mattress to your preferences. These 2 layers of different density foams offers differing comfort levels on either side of the flippable design. And in the base? Well, we’ve packed that with even more foamy goodness. Our memory foam mattresses are made using award-winning memory foam that’s actually 5 times more breathable than traditional memory foam.  

If you’re torn between a foam or spring mattress, our hybrid mattresses are your ticket to the best of both worlds. Our hybrid mattresses also take advantage of the award-winning memory foam we mentioned earlier. But it also features Reactive™ springs that are firmer at one end and softer at the other – all in the interest of embracing the wonderful brainchild that is wunderflip. And that’s not all. We even added extras like our highest spring counts yet. There’s also an extra fabric treatment to help keep allergens at bay. And of course, a top-notch support system as standard.  

And because we know that you lovely lot are into variety, we created 2 types of memory foam mattresses and 4 types of hybrid mattress. This ensures there’s something to suit all preferences – from the fans of simplicity to the lovers of luxury, and everyone in-between too. 

memory foam mattress options

24 cm depth 

Boasting a 5 Zone pressure-relieving system made entirely from memory foam that can deliver responsive support where you need it most all night long. 

27 cm depth 

With an enhanced 7 Zone makeup the premium memory foam mattress is pressure-relieving, delivers responsive support, and has been treated with Adaptive® to further promote temperature regulation while you snooze away. 

hybrid mattress options  

24 cm depth 

Boasting a 5 Zone pressure-relieving system made entirely from memory foam that can deliver responsive support where you need it most all night long. 

the wunderflip hybrid

27 cm depth 

This mattress boasts 850 micro pocket springs as well as the 1000 full height ones. These react to the contours of your body offering a more personalised feel while delivering improved air circulation for better temperature regulation. 


28 cm depth 

For those who appreciate the responsiveness of pocket springs, this eve creation features 1500 micro pocket springs as well as the 1000 full height ones. There’s even 10mm more of the award-winning breathable memory foam in this one

the wunderflip ultimate hybrid sleep

28 cm depth 

If you’re one of those only the best will do types, this one’s for you. With 2000 micro pocket springs, 1000 full height pocket springs, 30mm of memory foam, and 20mm of natural latex foam, it boasts a whole host of top sleep technologies all rolled into a single mattress for a luxuriously sublime sleep experience. 


what’s the best mattress firmness?

Some like it firm. Some like it soft. So really, it’s completely up to you. But if you want something that’s adaptably comfy yet supportive, then an eve mattress could be for you. All of ours come with flippable comfort options built into their DNA. On one side you’ll find a medium comfort and while the side boasts more of a firm mattress feel. Neither side is as stiff as a board, but neither side is super sinky either. 


what’s the best mattress for side sleepers?

Interestingly, whether you’re a side sleeper, ceiling gazer, tummy flopper or a bit-of-everything-er, our wonderful wunderflip mattresses have you covered. So we don’t just offer mattresses for side sleepers, but for all sleeper types. Here’s why. 

  • side sleepers: We find that side sleepers benefit from their shoulders and hips being gently supported. Too hard a mattress and you’re going to be in pain; too soft a mattress and you won’t be supported enough. That’s why we went with a flippable design that adapts from a medium feel to a firm one (and vice-versa) for every single one of them. We also added some nifty pocket springs to our hybrid mattresses to help to further relieve pressure on your bony bits. Thank us later. 

  • back sleepers: While you’re punching out zzz’s on your back and dreaming about your breakfast pancakes, your lower back could be in need of some extra support. Same goes for your hips, neck and shoulders, especially if they sink into your mattress. Thankfully, the adaptable medium or firm feel of our mattresses keeps everything aligned and nicely cushioned, making them an ideal choice for back sleepers.

  • front sleepers: Ah, ye olde tummy flopping technique. It’s a comfy one, but it can take its toll on your back and shoulders. The good news is that with a quick switcheroo of the flippable mattress design, you can alternate between a medium and firm feel as you prefer. And all while keeping your spine aligned and taking the pressure off your back due to layer upon layer of lovely jubbly foam (and springs in the case of the hybrids). Plus, each mattress has its own unique contour zones, so you can (literally) rest assured that you’re being supported in all the right places.

  • all-rounders: If you wriggle through the night and often wake up in a different position to the one you fell asleep in, you’re an all-rounder. Luckily, all of our mattresses are non-motion transfer, so you won’t wake up your sleeping partner (or furry friend) as you move. Plus, we find that toss-and-turners tend to get a bit hotter at night than other sleepers, so each of our mattresses is made with breathable foam that stops things getting stuffy. Clever, eh?

    We’ve found that the secret to finding that sweet spot that suits all kinds of sleepers lies in a mattress that can be adapted. All of our mattresses now feature this clever, flippable makeup that enables sleepers to personalise their comfort level to their preferences. And the addition of clever support zones within each mattress keeps your bony bits supported and the pressure off your spine all night long. The result? You wake up full of top-to-toe ‘ahhhhs’. 

choosing the right mattress size

First thing’s first: all of our mattresses come in standard UK sizes. So if you plan on getting an eve mattress (we’ll try to hide our excitement), we can guarantee that you won’t be getting any dodgy sizing. 

That being said, it’s probably worth checking your current mattress size if you’re planning on buying the same one. Or measuring up the space you’re working with to find the perfect mattress size to fill it. Our mattress size guide can help you with that. We’ve detailed everything you need to know from our smallest single size mattresses up to our indulgent super king mattresses (ooo err). 


looking after your mattress

We get it. Caring for a mattress isn’t as hard as, say, looking after a puppy. But it turns out our mattresses do benefit from a bit of ELC (eve loving care) every now and then. 

From unboxing your mattress the right way (yup, there’s a knack to it) to making sure you know the tips and tricks for looking after it in the long run, our mattress care guide has you covered for all things mattress care. And our mattress cleaning guide covers how you can deal with surprise spills, thrills and everything in-between. That way you can get the most out of your mattress for many moons to come. 

other handy bits ‘n’ bobs

The fun doesn’t stop there. We knocked our heads together to think of some other handy things you might need to know when finding the best mattress for you.

  • 200-night trial: Each of our sublime mattresses comes with a 200-night trial. So, if you’re umm-ing and ahh-ing about whether a memory foam or a hybrid is for you, or a lighter, standard or premium, you can try whichever one you choose for a wonderful 200 nights. 
  • Reviews: They say the proof is in the pudding. So instead of us banging on about how delightful our mattresses are, take a look at our Trustpilot reviews. There’s a reason 8 out of 10 people say they sleep better on an eve mattress, after all.