Birch by Helix vs Emma - 2021 Review

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Birch by Helix


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Essential Information

Mattress Type
Hybrid (coils and latex)
Memory foam
Year Launched
Unique Points

The Birch mattress was designed by Helix, the team behind the leading mattress brand in customized sleep. Birch takes those learnings in comfort and uses all natural and organic materials. The Birch mattress is a 6 layer construction:

  • Cover - Organic Cotton
  • Fire Retardant Cover - Wool
  • Comfort Layer - Birch Wool
  • Pressure Relief Layer - Natural Talalay Latex
  • Support Layer - Individually Wrapped Coils
  • Base Layer - Wool Batting.

At Emma we don't let accolades determine when our work is done, we continually strive to make advancements in comfort through innovation. With our on site state-of-the-art testing facility, coupled with our veteran product development team, we give you the perfect mattress. A three layer construction:

  • 1.5" Airgocell® Foam
  • 2" Visco-elastic Memory Foam
  • 8" Cold Foam.



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Twin XL

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Construction & Materials

Organic Cotton, Fire Retardant Cover, Comfort Layer, Pressure Relief Layer, Support Layer, Base Layer
Airgocell® Foam, Visco-elastic Memory Foam, Cold Foam.
The Birch Mattress has a cover that is made using natural, organic cotton. It is designed to be highly breathable with a subtle stretch and soft touch.
The breathable Emma cover combines a premium design with climate regulating fibers which allow the mattress to breathe and not retain heat like other mattresses do. At the same time, the cover is flexible allowing the mattress to adapt perfectly to your body. This removable and washable top cover is made of 99% polyester and 1% elastane. The side cover is made of 100% polyester. The bottom cover is made of 89% polyester and 11% polypropylene.
Our materials come from nature - whether it be wool sustainably sheared from New Zealand sheep or latex tapped from trees. These premium materials are comfortable on your body and conscience. 100% all natural & organic Birch Wool provides unparalleled comfort and temperature regulation. Birch Wool is designed to retain shape with a natural elasticity of each fiber. Talalay latex is up to 7 times more breathable than other types of latex. Natural latex is also hypoallergenic and anti-microbial.
The maximum amount of adaptability through our special German technology, and expertly developed foam. This allows airflow through the foam, allowing you to stay cool at night and sleep soundly. The top layer of breathable and adaptable Airgocell® foam ensures optimized adaptability. In addition to this, Airgocell® foam has an open pore structure for ideal air circulation adding to the Emma Mattress' climate regulating design. The grey side cover with 3D-mesh supports air circulation.
We spent countless hours finding the right density of latex, quantity of wool, and type of steel springs to provide unprecedented comfort and pressure relief. Each mattress features a reinforced perimeter for best in class edge support. The coils that run along the outside of your mattress are actually firmer, so no more feeling of falling off the bed when lying down or sitting on the edge. Natural Talalay latex provides response to cushion your pressure points while giving support. Our latex is carefully managed to ensure consistency. Hundreds of individual steel coils help to cradle your body and provide support, while also limiting motion transfer. Additionally, the reinforced perimeter coils provide best in class edge support.
The mattress perfectly aligns your spine, no matter what position you are sleeping in, to give you a better and healthier night's sleep. A middle layer of adaptive memory foam ensures an improved distribution of support, pressure relief and spine support and alignment. The cold foam firm bottom layer provides the necessary counter pressure whatever your sleeping position. Here we have added our innovative German Cut-out Technology which helps to align your spine giving you a healthier night's sleep. This technology gives you support in your lower back and shoulder areas while also helping the Emma Mattress to adapt to you.
Manufactured in
United States
United States


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Size & Weight

Weight (Queen)
Available Sizes
Twin, Twin XL, Full (Double), Queen, King, California King
Twin, Twin XL, Full (Double), Queen, King, California King

Trial & Warranty

Free Trial
Sleep Trial
25 years
10 years
Free Shipping
Free Returns


Delivery Information

Your Birch Mattress is gently compressed, rolled, and put in a box for easy shipping! We ship via FedEx Ground direct from the manufacturer to your door. Delivered for free typically in 4 to 8 business days.

Free delivery with FedEx. Each mattress comes in a box with the dimensions 15"x15"x42". You can usually expect to receive your Emma mattress within 5 to 7 working days.

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