Emma's new smart mattress beats lockdown insomnia by changing shape as you sleep

Is the Emma motion the future of smart sleep?

Emma Motion mattress
(Image credit: Emma)

Popular mattress brand Emma has added a groundbreaking, AI-powered new model to its mattress lineup. Announced today, the Emma Motion is 'The smart bed that works while you rest', by sensing how the sleeper is positioned, and adapting in response, to ensure optimal spinal alignment at all times. 

While the Emma Original and Emma Premium sit high up in our best mattress guide by delivering supreme comfort via a relatively simple design, the Emma Motion tackles something a lot more complex. 

Built into the mattress is an 'Infinite AI Sensor Mat', which uses a neural network to detect the sleeper's body position, and send a message to the base of the mattress, where there are expandable sections embedded into a HRX foam layer. These sections will expand or shrink to alter the support in different areas. 

All this is with the aim of keeping the sleeper's optimally neutrally aligned at all times – according to Emma, this is "one of the single most important drivers of sleep quality". It all sounds quite heavily mechanical, so you'll be relieved to learn it's all powered by ‘Silent Move IQ technology', which means these adjustments are silent and smooth. 

Emma Motion mattress

(Image credit: Emma)

That's not all. The Emma Motion also makes use of new 'Diamond Degree' foam. While most memory foams have a tendency to trap heat from the sleeper's body, making them uncomfortably warm in milder weather, this new foam includes millions of graphite particles that regulate the temperature.

The Emma Motion will launch this month in France and the Netherlands, with rollout to other countries throughout the year (no word yet on when it'll come to the UK and US).

Ruth Hamilton

Ruth is a lifestyle journalist specialising in sleep and wellbeing. She has tested more mattresses than her small flat can handle and will talk at length about them to anyone who shows even a passing interest, and has had to implement a one-in-one-out pillow policy for fear of getting smothered in the night. As well as following all the industry trends and advancements in the mattress and bedding world, she regularly speaks to certified experts to delve into the science behind a great night's sleep, and offer you advice to help you get there. She's currently Sleep Editor on Tom's Guide and TechRadar, and prior to that ran the Outdoors and Wellness channels on T3 (now covered by Matt Kollat and Beth Girdler-Maslen respectively).