Emma Pillow Review 2024

A good night’s sleep begins with picking the right pillow. There are many options in the market you can choose from. Some of the best options include the Emma Pillow, which has received excellent reviews both online and in-store, as well as the Origin Coolmax pillow, which provides exceptional performance.

We’ve put together a short, detailed comparison of Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow and Emma Foam Pillow so that you know what you’re getting.

Emma Pillow and Origin Coolmax at a Glance

The Emma Pillow is a classic memory foam pillow with a twist from the company that leads the way in mattress technology.

Like a memory foam sandwich, it has three layers of soft, squishy foam that can be separated so you can adjust the height according to your height and sleep position. Designed in Germany, Origin Coolmax stands out for its unbeatable stand made of 100% hypoallergenic natural latex. Its 13cm height and responsive design help to relieve neck and head pain and stiffness in the morning.

Origin Coolmax VS the Emma Pillow: Quick Breakdown

We have created a pillow comparison table that gives you an overview of what you should look for when purchasing one.



Origin Coolmax







Sleeper Type

All Sides Sleeper

Stomach, Back, and

Side Sleepers


Natural latex + Coolmax Cooling Gel

Pressure-relieving viscoelastic memory foam + Supportive HRX hyper-soft cold foam + Ultra-breathable Airgocell® memory foam + Ultradry moisture-resistant top cover


65cm x 40 cm x 13 cm

70 cm x 40 cm x 12 cm


Responsive foam support

Adjustable height and firmness

Trial Period

7-Days Trial

30 Nights Trial


2 Years


1) Pillow Construction & Maintenance (Verdict: Origin Coolmax Wins)

Pillow Construction & Maintenance: Emma Pillow vs Origin Coolmax

Emma Pillow

The pillow comes in 3 layers, which are made out of different kinds of memory foam. The top layer, HRX supreme foam, is the firmest and thickest layer and provides support. 

Airgocell, the middle layer; is much softer and bubblier and works to disperse heat. In the third layer, there is “zero-gravity” viscoelastic foam, which allows the neck to be moulded perfectly to the mattress. With layers that can be removed, the pillow is extremely customizable.

Also included with the Emma pillow is a removable cover made of 98% polyester, a very breathable material, and 2% elastane. You can wash the cover either by hand or by machine.

Origin Coolmax

Infused with Coolmax cooling gel, Origin pillows are made from high-quality latex. The Coolmax cooling gel keeps you cool at night and the latex core naturally resists heat, so your head and body do not overheat.

Also included is a Tencel cover that can be removed and washed by hand or machine. In addition to being a comfortable and ecologically friendly fabric, Tencel is also softer than cotton. Those with allergies and hot sleepers will benefit from this lightweight, hypoallergenic material.


While the Emma Foam Pillow is customizable for every individual, according to Independent, removing the foam layers takes a little bit of skill. Their findings revealed that by removing layers one at a time, the foam felt like it might tear. Additionally, in our opinion; as each layer serves a different purpose, removing layers to our ideal height may also result in leaving out layers that serve a purpose.  

While both of these models have removable cases for the purpose of easy maintenance, Origin Coolmax seems to have a more convenient design that makes it more practical for users and is also easier to use all while still serving its purpose of offering optimal comfort to its users.

2) Support+Comfort  (It’s a Tie)

Pillow Comfort+Support: Emma Pillow vs Origin Coolmax

Origin Coolmax

Medium-firm in firmness, the Origin Superior Coolmax Latex Pillow is manufactured from natural latex. The cushion supports your head and neck well, as well as alleviating lower back pain.

With a height of 13cm, the pillow is balanced for both side and back sleepers. With its softness and responsiveness, the latex foam support is suited to stomach sleepers as well.

Emma Pillow

In contrast, the soft Emma pillow provides more comfort but not as much support as a firm pillow. The Emma Pillow sits a little lower at 12cm, and sinks a little more as you lay your head on it. Because of this, it is an ideal pillow for front sleepers, but would need to be adjusted for side and back sleepers.

The upside is that it can be customized by adjusting the layers’ height and firmness according to your preferences. However, it can be a little challenging to determine your ideal height, so you may need to do a few trial runs.


In light of these benefits, we have to say that it’s a tie. While the Origin Coolmax provides support without the hassle with its responsive Latex foam, the Emma Pillow allows for customization with its multiple layers of foam.

Although both pillows provide optimal comfort and support, it really boils down to whether you prefer an all-in-one pillow or a customizable pillow.

Which Pillow is Better?

As a final assessment, let’s look at which brand offers good value. 

With the Emma pillow, you are able to enjoy 30- nights of free trial time as opposed to only 

7-days with the Origin Coolmax pillow. Both are covered by a 2-year warranty. It is worth mentioning that there is some difference in price between the Emma pillow and the Origin Coolmax, with the Emma pillow being a little less than ten dollars cheaper than Origin.

Accordingly, we believe, when everything is taken into account, that the Origin Superior Coolmax® Latex Pillow has a better overall performance. This is mainly due to its less gimmicky design which is more reliable and suitable for sleepers in general.

Additionally the Origin Coolmax is also anti-dust mite, anti-bacterial, and antimicrobial because it is made of latex foam. People with allergies as well as people with sensitive skin will find it to be an ideal product to use.
The Emma Pillow does come with its own advantages, including a longer trial period as well as being preferable to front sleepers when compared to Origin Coolmax. However, when you look at the overall benefits of the two products, Origin Coolmax takes the win from this comparison. Adding more proof to the argument, here’s a review from ohsem.me that says the Origin Coolmax was rated an outstanding 8.9/10!

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