IMPORTANT UPDATE: Eve Sleep has pulled out of the US market. If you live outside of the US, you can likely still get an Eve mattress. If you are in the US, we suggest checking out the follow beds, which are nice alternatives to Eve:
Eve ships their mattress straight to your doorstep via FedEx (at least they used to in the US). They also ship to various other countries, including the United Kingdom where Eve is headquartered.
The mattress shows up compressed and vacuum-sealed in a box about the size of of one that would fit a mini fridge. From there, all you need to do is drag the box inside, remove all of the packaging, and position the mattress on your bed frame. Since the bed was compressed and shrink wrapped, it will actually inflate, which is a fun process to watch. Here’s a video showing that process.
One thing that is really common with online mattresses, especially the foam mattresses, is that they take a few hours to fully inflate and take their proper shape. This will be the case with the Eve mattress as well. It could take up to 48 hours for the bed to be fully ready to go. And it could take another few days to get rid of all of those new mattress smells. This is all very normal.
Like the reset of the bed-in-a-box industry, Eve Sleep offers a 100-night trial period for you to figure out if you love your mattress or not. If for any reason you don’t, no need to stress. Eve will send a collection service to your house to remove the mattress, free of charge. They will also refund you 100% of your money. You don’t even need to worry about the original packaging or somehow fitting it back into a box—they remove the bed as is. There really is no catch other than that you have 100 nights to make up your mind fully. It also appears Amazon matches these policies as well.
Eve was made to be a comfortable memory foam mattress at an affordable price. On MSRP alone, this bed is more affordable than similar mattresses from Leesa and Casper, and Eve typically also offers major promotions that cut prices by quite a bit. You can check current pricing on Amazon. Here’s a breakdown of the pre-discount pricing for the Eve Mattress.
|King / Cal King||$1,049|
As you can see in the table above, Eve is not expensive. And this doesn’t even account for promotions. If you know you like memory foam mattresses and are more price conscious, Even is a nice option.
Eve is an entirely foam mattress, with a classic, cozy, memory foam feel. As you can see in the graphic below, it’s 9.5″ thick in total and comprised of three layers: a support core, transition layer, and memory foam top.
The bottom layer is 18 cm thick and made with what Eve calls “Support Foam.” This is basically just dense polyurethane foam—you will see this on most foam mattresses, including Nectar, for example. Next is a 1” thick layer of responsive memory foam, which acts as a transition between the top layer and dense, firm support foam on the bottom.
The top layer is 2″ thick and is “New Generation” memory foam, which means it does not feel like the dreadful memory foam from the 90’s. It’s softer and very comfortable, but still cradles your body nicely.
All of the foam in the Eve mattress have been inspected by CertiPUR, which means (among other things) that they have been tested numerous times to ensure that there are no harmful chemicals in the mattress. Also, the Eve mattress complies with the British Standards for fire safety because the beds are made in the UK.
One really interesting thing about the Eve mattress is that it has a hip and unique cover. It’s bright yellow around the perimeter of the bed, and then the top is white with a honeycomb pattern stitched in. It’s a nice detail. What’s really great about this cover, though, is that it’s removable and machine washable. The best part is you only have to remove the very top panel, not the surrounding yellow material (the yellow side panel is not washable). This makes the whole process much easier, in case you happen to spill anything and want to keep it fresh and clean. Eve’s website specifically states that you must wash this top panel at 40° F, and then let it air dry.
You can also get a mattress protector on Eve’s website, which is 100% cotton and yet spill-proof since it has a Neotherm coating. The mattress protector can also help with keeping out dust mites or bed bugs. It’s made just like a fitted sheet, so you can just slip it right on top of the Eve bed. However, it is a little on the pricier side.
You can also find a lot of affordable mattress protectors on Amazon, just be sure to take into consideration that it might affect the airflow and temperature of the mattress, as well as possibly the feel of it. And, as a reminder, since Eve has a machine washable cover, it’s not completely necessary to get a protector for this mattress, even though most brands might recommend it.
Overall, Eve is about a medium to medium-firm on the soft to firm scale. This depends quite a bit on your weight and height, but for the average person, expect the mattress to be in that medium to medium-firm range, as you can see in the graphic below.
As is fairly standard with memory foam, Eve is going to be slow in terms of responsiveness, which means you might see an imprint stick around for a couple seconds after you apply pressure to the bed. This is why it feels like the material sucks you in and hugs you, though not in an overwhelming way. Because the bed is around a medium-firm, you’re only going to slightly get that stuck-in-the-mud feeling that typically accompanies memory foam mattresses. You can see in the video below that the material remembers its prior shape—this is a hallmark of memory foam (hence the name).
As for the overall feel of the bed, it feels like what it is: an all-foam bed with a memory foam top layer.
It’s soft to the touch, yet supportive and really nice to lay on, particularly if you like memory foam. And keep in mind that all beds soften over time, so Eve will actually be softer after a few months of sleeping on it. Therefore, it might actually be better to start with a slightly firmer bed than you want from the get-go and let it soften as you use it—this is part of the reason that you have a trial period.
Short answer: yes. Eve is right around the middle in terms of the firmness scale. Because of this, it should be supportive enough for the hips and shoulders of back and/or stomach sleepers, so that their spines stay in proper alignment.
Keep in mind that firmness is subjective based on your weight, however, so the heavier you are, the more weight you’ll put on the bed and the more you’ll sink in, making it feel softer.
So Eve will probably be more preferable for back and stomach sleepers that are small to medium sized, as the bed will be firmer for them and keep their spines supported.
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Again, short answer is yes, especially if you’re a medium size individual (i.e. 150 – 225 lb). You should get a good amount of pressure relief, particularly under your hips and shoulders. You will sink in and be cradled by the bed, but not so much that you fee like you’re stuck in the mattress.
For combination sleepers that tend to switch between various position at night, Eve should be fine as well. Just keep in mind that you want to play to your dominate sleeping position most. Also, since the mattress has somewhat of a stuck-in-the-mud feeling, it will provide some resistance as you rotate positions at night. If you tend to switch frequently, this can cause you to be more restless, but if you only occasionally switch positions, this shouldn’t be an issue.
Petite people may want to sleep exclusively on their back or stomach, as they won’t typically be heavy enough to really get ample pressure relief on their side. This is more art than science, but if you’re a petite side sleeper, you will likely want a slightly softer mattress than Eve.
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Probably not. While this is a slightly firmer bed, it’s still made entirely out of foam and is only 9.5” thick. Heavier people will usually be better off and more supported with a hybrid mattress that incorporates coils. Bigger folks could wear through Eve much quicker than they’d like. We’d recommend you take a look at our post about the best mattresses for heavy and obese people.
So here’s the thing, this is a memory foam bed. Eve is meant to hug around your body to make you feel cozy. There is going to be some emanated body heat with this, which the memory foam material will then absorb. It doesn’t have any technology that will actively cool you down either. So yes, Eve does sleep on the warmer side.
Some people might like this, some other people might like to sleep cold. Keep in mind you can always kick off the blankets and crank the air conditioning if you really want a memory foam bed, especially at this price. Also, there are a number of factors that impact the temperature of a bed, including room temperature, firmness profile of the mattress (firmer mattresses sleep cooler typically), and your sleeping position.
We think that the Eve mattress is a good option for couples. And for the record, edge support just refers to how well the bed keeps you on the bed. If it compresses excessively along the edges, you could get a roll off sensation, which can be unnerving. Edge support is only really important for couples sleeping on a smaller mattress (i.e. queen or full) where you need to be able to utilize the entire mattress for sleeping.
With Eve, we doubt you’ll find yourself falling over the edge of your bed because your sleeping partner is spread-eagle in the middle of the mattress.
Motion isolation is another element that is particularly important for couples, especially if one partner is active in their sleep. Usually all-foam beds are good in terms of deadening cross-mattress motion and Eve is no different. The memory foam layers do a great job of absorbing movement and preventing it from transferring throughout the mattress. Here’s a look at the motion isolating capabilities for the Eve mattress.
As you can see, the Guiness cup is hardly moving when Jeff rolls on the Eve mattress. This is a good simulator for how someone would move on a mattress and you can see that there’s next to no motion being transferred.
We’ve gone through a lot in this review, but here’s what it all boils down to:
How did Slumber Yard receive this mattress?
|It was sent to us by Eve Sleep, however, we are under no precondition to provide positive or negative comments about this bed.|
Does the Eve mattress work with all bed frames and bed bases?
|It should! On their website, Eve Sleep recommends checking out the condition of your bed base before actually using it, because they say worn out bed bases can possibly impact the performance of your new bed over time. They also say that wooden slatted or platform beds offer the most support. If you're going to use a slatted base with your Eve mattress, Eve Sleep recommends that the gaps don’t exceed more than 3 inches apart. Also make sure the slats are secured, evenly spaced, and rigid. If you plan on using Eve with an adjustable bed, they recommend you leave the bed flat when it’s not in use. This will help protect your warranty.|
Where is the Eve Sleep mattress manufactured?
|It's made in the UK.|
Do I ever need to turn or rotate my Eve mattress?
|You won’t ever need to flip this mattress and it actually will only work properly on its intended side. The company does suggest, however, that you rotate the Eve bed “lengthways every 30 days for the first year to maintain proper shape and to extend its lifespan.” They also recommend that you avoid dragging this mattress and that you place it gently into position whenever you’re moving it in order to prevent damage.|
What certifications does the Eve mattress have?
|This bed has been inspected by CertiPUR and has been approved as being 100% safe. It also contains no harmful or toxic chemicals.|
Does Eve ship to the US?
|Yes. Eve ships via FedEx in the United States. Eve also ships to the UK, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Ireland.|
Is the cover of this mattress washable?
|Yes. The cover can be removed and washed at (or below) medium heat.|
Does Eve charge anything to return their mattress?
|As long as you're within the initial 100-night trail period, you can get a 100% refund on your mattress order. This costs you nothing. Eve sends out a local collection service to pick your bed up.|