frequently asked questions

Here you'll find answers to common customer questions about eve's products and services' to 'We can’t give you the answers to all of life’s questions, but we can tell you all about our products and services

  • general
  • product

about us

do you have a showroom?

No, we don’t have a traditional showroom but you can try the original mattress in various Next stores throughout the UK. We’d recommend contacting your nearest NEXT store to find out whether they stock eve

where is eve based?

We’re a UK-based company but we also sell our wonderful sleep goodies in the republic of Ireland and in France. All of our goodies are lovingly designed at our HQ in Camden.

what safety certificates does eve have?

All of our goodies comply with British and EU standards and the General Product Safety Directive. You can find out info on specific certifications on individual product pages.

orders & delivery

how much is delivery and how long does it take?

Our standard Irish mainland delivery – Mon to Fri, 8am to 7pm - is FREE.
Your order will arrive within 5 working days.
Please note: Delivery will be made to your ground floor doorstep only.

do I need to be home for delivery?

Our couriers require a signature when they deliver, so yes, someone will need to be at home. If you do miss your delivery don't worry, our courier will retry over the next two business days.
For help re-scheduling your delivery day, just contact us. Our couriers are able to make changes to your delivery date once they've made a first attempt.

will all products in my order be delivered at the same time?

We do try to make sure your items get to you at the same time, but unfortunately our products aren't always shipped together as different couriers may be used depending on the product. We do give you a tracking code for each item as soon as your order has been shipped so you can trace your eve purchases.

why do you use different delivery couriers?

Due to the size and weight difference we use different couriers to keep the delivery cost as low as possible.

will the delivery courier call before delivery?

Unfortunately the couriers will not call before the delivery as they are not provided with work phones.

can I provide additional delivery details?

You won't be able to add any additional delivery details once your order is submitted, so make sure you enter the right address and contact number at checkout (we won't unleash the boogey man on you but it may be tricky to change your details once your order's been confirmed). If you think you've made a mistake, contact our Customer Services team at hello@evesleep.co.uk or give them a buzz on +353 1907 9660

can you make a custom-sized mattress?

No, we don't offer custom-sized mattress, we are sorry. Please get in touch with us if you have further queries.

which courier do you use?

We use Yodel, Hermes, UK Mail, DX, Panther and DHL.

payments & refunds

do you price match?

Unfortunately are we not able to price match with other retailers or eve partners.

when will my refund be processed?

As soon as your eve product is on the way back to us we'll process your refund to the account you paid with. The money should be with you within three working days.

can you refund via cheque?

Unfortunately, we don't use cheques. Due to security reasons, we are only able to refund via your original payment method. Just give us a call on +35 3190 79660.

how will I pay for my order?

That’s entirely up to you. You can pay with credit or debit card, or with PayPal.

what type of cards do you accept?

We accept Visa Credit, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, MasterCard and American Express.

returns

what is the return process?

Simply email your return request to hello@sleepeve.ie, and a member of our customer support team will assist you further. You can also see the return policy for our eve products on our handy refunds and return page.

do I have to pay for the return?

Absolutely not. We offer free returns on all eve products returned within the Republic of Ireland (and actually also within the UK, in case you happen to be returning from across the border!).

can I exchange my mattress?

We recommend that you to carefully measure your bed frame to avoid getting the wrong size mattress. We don't offer a direct exchange, but you can
return your product within your trial or return period and re-order.

who will remove my mattress if I decide to return it?

You can just sit back and relax while our two-man collection company will come and pick up the mattress from your bedroom. It’s completely hassle-free.

do I need to keep any of the boxes?

You don't need to keep your mattress box – as it will be impossible for you to get it back in there unless you’re some sort of super human! For other products, they can be returned in any box you like, but it might be easier for you to pack it in the original one it came in.

how do I prepare my mattress for return?

You don't have to worry about that - our collection company will take care of the packing for you.

what is the return process if I order through Amazon?

When you place an order through Amazon they are responsible for managing the processing and shipment of your order. Unfortunately this means that we won't have your order details. As Amazon are an independent retailer, we are unfortunately not able to handle any issues associated with orders placed through their website – including returns.

about the mattress

what are the eve mattresses made of?

Each of our mattresses are made up with clever layers and eve touches that are designed to give you the rest you need to rise and shine. Head over to our handy mattress comparison page to learn more.

how do eve mattresses feel?

All of our mattresses are medium firm so your body gets the support it needs night after night. We don’t like getting into the boring science-y bits, but we’ve used pretty clever technology in our mattresses to avoid that sagging, rolling-out-of-bed feeling and to keep you feeling fresh each morning.

Our mattresses are suitable for sleepers weighing up to 20 stone (130kg), and for couples, a combined weight of 40 stone (260kg) is the limit.

Find out more over on our mattress comparison page.

how are eve foams different from traditional memory foam?

Traditional memory foam tends to feel quite sinky and gets quite hot. That’s why we use a memory foam that’s 30 times more breathable than traditional foam, so that you feel fresh night after night, morning after morning.

We also use clever technology like unique contour zones that mould to your body as you move and add extra thoughtful touches to the foam in our premium mattresses like antibacterial graphite and silver that’ll keep things fresh as a daisy while you sleep. Pretty cool stuff.

can your mattresses help with back pain?

Many of our customers with back problems claim to have improved after sleeping on an eve mattress. This is due to the clever layers of supportiveness which take the pressure off your body while you sleep. Check out our mattress comparison page to find the one for you.

how deep are your mattresses?

Our range of mattresses vary in thickness

the original mattress: 24cm

the original hybrid: 25cm

the lighter hybrid: 20cm

what safety certifications do your mattresses have?

All of the materials used in our mattresses have certifications to ensure they're safe and non-toxic, so you can rest easy knowing that your eve mattress is 100% health and safety compliant.

All foams used in the mattress are CertiPUR® certified, which means that your mattress doesn't contain any carcinogens or other harmful nasties.

CertiPUR® also sets stringent rules when it comes to off-gassing, meaning the mattress conforms to the highest safety standards here too.

The fabric in the mattress cover is OEKO-TEX® certified, ensuring it meets one of the highest and safest textile standards.

Finally, all of our mattresses comply with the British Standards for fire safety for mattresses (BS 7177:2008 + A1:2011 Low Hazard). All in all, you could say our mattresses are pretty safe. And very certified.

will I feel my partner's movement or motion?

All of our mattresses isolate movement with their layers of excellent supportiveness and clever unique contour zones. These mould to your body which makes them ideal for both single or double sleepers. Any mattress will move with your partner, but a good mattress will reduce this to a gentle swing whereas a rubbish one won’t do much and you might feel an almighty shake. (Clue: choose an eve one).

how is eve environmentally friendly?

We're conscious of our impact on the planet. Our cardboard boxes are FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified and our mattresses are vacuum-packed into a small box, meaning we can fit more boxes in one van and less packaging is required which helps to cut our carbon emissions. We also refurbish or recycle all of our returned mattresses.

about the cot mattress

what safety certifications does your cot mattress have?

The eve cot mattress meets all UK safety and regulatory requirements, so we’re utterly confident in its safety for your little one.

Our foam has zero nasties in it and is Ceri-PUR certified. We also comply with BS 1877-10:2011+A1:2012 and BS 7177-2008+A1:2011 standards as well as BS EN 16890 - safety of cot mattresses, BS 7177 - mattress flammability and oeko-tex 100.

are your mattresses suitable for all children?

Absolutely - our mattresses are suitable for children aged 3 and over. For little ones younger than this, we recommend a sleep surface that’s tailored to babies and toddlers. Our cot mattress and cot bed mattress are designed to be supportive from birth, giving your tot the clean and safe sleep they need to grow.

Both the cot mattress and cot bed mattress are made of the same stuff but slightly differ in size - the cot mattress is 60 x 120 cm and the cot bed mattress is 70 x 140 cm. For specs on the makeup of the cot mattress and cot bed mattress, see WHAT ARE THE EVE MATTRESSES MADE OF?

setting up your mattress

why do your mattresses come in a box?

Here at eve, we like to do things a bit differently. So when it came to delivering our very first mattresses, we had the nifty idea to roll them up in a compact box using clever technology. That meant no more customers wrestling to get a bigger-than-a-door-frame box through their houses and it also meant we saved a whopping amount on delivery costs and packaging. As a result, we’ve been able to pass these savings on to our lovely customers. Plus, less packaging means a lower environmental impact, especially as we can squeeze lots of mattress boxes onto one van. Cool stuff, eh?

do your mattresses work with all bed bases and frames?

In short, yes. But a worn out frame can affect how a mattress feels, so we recommend checking the condition of yours before you buy an eve mattress.

The type of bed frame may affect the feel of an eve mattress. If it has wooden slats, these will be nice and supportive for our mattresses’ medium firm feel, whereas box springs might create a softer feel.

If you do have a slatted base, it’s best to make sure that the gaps don’t exceed 7.5cm and that the slats are evenly spaced and rigid. The bed frame should also be completely flat with no sag which will best support the mattress.

As we want all of our customers to have their best sleep ever, we don’t advise using an eve mattress on an adjustable bed. We’d also recommend bed frames that allow the mattress to breathe, which is why we recommend a slatted base over a solid wooden base.

can I put my mattress on the floor?

We won’t judge if you do, but using any mattress on the floor means there’ll be poor ventilation compared to a bed frame, so we recommend propping yours on its side every so often to let it breathe. Or, sticking a ventilating layer like a blanket under your mattress can help. Ventilation is key to keeping your mattress happy and healthy.

will I be able to get it back in the box or roll it back up again?

If you do, we might hire you as the eve wizard. We use special machines to pack our mattresses into their boxes, so once you’ve popped yours out don’t worry about getting it back in. We’ll take care of that if you decide to return your mattress - we’re good like that.

how long can I keep it in the box for?

This one’s important - try not to leave it more than 6 weeks to unpack your eve. Leaving it for more than 6 weeks will invalidate your warranty and it’ll take the mattress longer to recover its proper shape and structure. That’s because we pack our mattresses fresh, so they’re best enjoyed fresh. A bit like a loaf of bread. Mmm.

how do i set up my mattress once it's arrived?

Simply open the box and unroll the mattress on your bed base before cutting the plastic and break the vacuum seal. Then remove all the packaging and watch your eve start to rise.

when can I start sleeping on my new mattress?

You can sleep on it straight away, but it usually takes 4 to 6 hours for your mattress to reach its full height, or if you can hang on a bit, we’d recommend letting it breathe for 72 hours.

Make sure you get it in the right spot before you unpack it, then leave a door or window open to let the ‘new mattress smell’ waft away. Don’t be alarmed - this is just the fresh foam smell and should disappear within the first couple of weeks.

does the foam in an eve mattress smell?

The smell coming from your new eve mattress is its ‘box fresh’ smell which is harmless and won’t last long. Here are some handy tips to help it disappear…

Leave your new eve in a room with the door shut and window open for as long as possible which will really help to air it out. This might be difficult in colder weather, but even doing this for short periods of time will really help.

Another top tip is to hoover your eve. It sounds odd, but it can really help kick the smell. And finally, try washing the mattress cover if the smell sticks around for more than a few days. Simply throw it in the machine at 40c and let it dry. Don’t wash the mattress itself, though. Washing the cover won’t void your 100 night trial.

If you’ve got any worries after letting your mattress air for a few days, get in touch with our Customer Experience team.

which way up should the mattress be?

The side you should sleep on is where the eve label is. This doesn’t apply to the lighter mattress.

maintenance

how can I clean my mattress?

Yep, you guessed it: our mattresses can’t be whacked in the washing machine. But that doesn’t mean you can’t keep them nice and clean.

Luckily, all of our mattresses come with a zip-offable and washable top cover. But before you hurry to whip it off and wash it, it’s already hard at work keeping germs and moisture at bay with it’s cleverly thought out fabric.

Underneath the zip-offable cover, both our memory foam and hybrid mattresses can’t be washed, sponged or dry cleaned. Doing this might damage the mattress beyond repair and will invalidate your warranty. Feel free to lightly dab your mattress in case of spillages and vacuum it to your heart’s content using the upholstery attachment. You might want to focus on the piping round the edge of the mattress where dust tends to settle.

do I need to turn my mattress?

You don’t ever need to turn over your mattress as ours only work one way up. Instead, we’ve added nifty handles to the bottom of our mattresses so you can rotate them by 90 degrees. We recommend doing this every month for the first 6 months to keep the wear on your mattress nice and even, then every 3 months after that.

Not using the handles to rotate your mattress can lead to tears and stretches in the mattress - and voids your warranty. So always use them to avoid disappointment.

can I use an electric blanket or heated cover on the mattress?

If you want to use an electric blanket, make sure it’s less than 10 years old and in good working condition before using it. We recommend placing a sheet in between your mattress and the electric blanket as well as a sheet between you and the electric blanket. This protects both you and the mattress from direct heat.

Your electric blanket should be on the lowest heat. Try letting it warm up (which can take a while) and then slowly turning it up small amounts until you’re as comfy as can be. And once you reach that oh-so-toasty level, we recommend switching the blanket off - perhaps using the timer to make sure it’s not on all night.

can I use a hot water bottle on the mattress?

Yep, we love a hot water bottle. All we recommend is making sure that the lid is on tight to avoid water spillages onto the mattress. If you do use a hot water bottle, the warmth may soften the feel of your mattress. It’ll firm up again once the temperature cools, though.

do I have to use a mattress protector?

Definitely. Not only do mattress protectors add an additional layer of super squishy supportiveness, they also protect your mattress - as the name suggests - from any surprise spills or stains.

The eve mattress protector is made from organic cotton and has a fully water resistant base layer, so both you and your mattress can keep fresh. We’d recommend it to up your sleep game.

how long does an eve mattress last?

We did some tests that found our mattresses keep their comfiness for up to 10 years, but we say you should change your mattress every 7 to 8 years to get brilliantly supported sleep. Whichever way, our warranty lasts up to 10 years - find out more on our warranty page.

I'm moving house how do I store my mattress?

Once your eve is out of the box, it doesn't roll back in or fold up without a fight (unless you’re the Incredible Hulk, in which case go right ahead).

For moving, it's best to keep the mattress flat but you can store it on its side for up to 12 hours. During moving, try not to bend it and only use the handles on the base to pick it up. If you don’t, the mattress might tear and this will void your warranty.

trial & warranty

how does the 10-year warranty work?

Warranty ensures you’re covered for any defects in your mattress. We’re proud to offer a 10 year warranty on our mattresses if they’re purchased directly on our site or from selected third parties who state the warranty on their sites. Full details can be found on our warranty page.

what’s the 100 night, hassle-free returns policy?

It’s as simple as it sounds. Buy any of our mattresses and you can take 100 nights to decide if it’s a match made in heaven (though we’re sure you’ll be smitten). If it’s not, all you have to do is start a return by contacting our Customer Experience team and we’ll take care of the rest - no questions asked. And don’t worry about getting your mattress back into its original box, we’ll sort that for you.

You can find out more on our 100 night mattress trial and other product trials over on our home trial page. Or for returns info, head over to our returns & refunds page.

how long should it take to get used to a new mattress?

There’s no magic formula, but we’d recommend giving it at least 30 days. Buying a mattress is a bit like getting a new pair of shoes; it’ll take some time to bed in. Luckily, our 100 night mattress trial gives you even more time to adjust to your new sleep companion (which we’re sure is plenty).

Once you’ve unpackaged your eve mattress, it’ll take 4-6 hours for it to get to its full size and a couple of days for it to start adjusting to your body. So if it’s feeling a bit firm straight away, don’t worry. All of our mattresses are on the medium firm end of the scale but they will gradually respond to the movement, weight and warmth of your body.

what is the returns process?

We offer free returns on all of our goodies, but the returns process may vary for different types. We’ve broken it down into handy little sections on our refunds and returns page

where are your mattresses made?

All of our lovely sleep goodies are manufactured in the UK with the exception of the premium memory foam which is made in Belgium. We also make our French product range in Belgium.

about the pillows

what type of pillows do eve sell?

We have three delightfully comfy pillow types: the memory foam pillow, the snuggle pillow and the microfibre pillow.

what filling do your pillows have?

Our pillows are each as unique as they are comfy. Check out their fillings below:

memory foam pillow: The memory foam pillow is made from - yep, you guessed it - memory foam. But ours is different to traditional memory foams. Not only is it 20 times more breathable, we also added layers of velvety soft foam with denser foam to give it a nice ‘not too hard, not too sinky’ feel.


snuggle pillow: Aerelle® Softflex microfibre provides soft and springy fibres that easily bounce back to their original shape, giving your head and neck dreamy support.

microfibre pillow: This one’s pure microfibre filling makes it airy and soft while offering excellent support. We designed it to have a subtle wedge shape at one end to help keep your neck aligned.

do you sell pillows for back sleepers?

Memory foam is known to be great for the head and neck which makes it the memory foam pillow an ideal choice for back sleepers.

what's the best pillow for side sleepers?

Our memory foam pillow offers cracking support for side sleepers as it moulds to the body and provides essential support for our weary heads and necks. It’s also a great knee support.

what size do your pillows come in?

We sell pillows to fill pillowcase sizes of 50x75cm.

how do I clean an eve pillow?

We love a bung-it-in-the-machine jobbie, so our microfibre and memory foam pillows can be machine washed. Make sure you give the microfibre pillow a good fluff up after you’ve washed it.

For our snuggle pillow which can’t be washed, you can spot clean any surprise spills or stains, but the best thing to keep them squeaky clean is a pillow protector which can be whipped off and machine washed. Easy peasy.

how long does an eve pillow last?

While we make all eve goodies with a long and happy life in mind, we’d recommend changing your pillow every two to three years for a more hygienic sleep. This’ll avoid a long build up of germs or you developing pains from lumpy or uneven pillows.

are your pillows firm or soft?

The memory foam pillow is medium firm but is by no means solid; and the snuggle and microfibre pillows sit on the softer end of the scale.

Each of our pillows comes with a 14 night trial, so if you’re not sure which pillow firmness is for you, try one or two out. Easy.

can i exchange or return my pillow if I don't like it?

All of our pillows come with a handy 14 night trial so you can get a few forty winks before you make up your mind. If you don’t, you can return it for free - no questions asked. Simply contact our Customer Experience team to get this sorted.

about the topper

what is your topper made of?

We use the same soft and bouncy foam that can be found in our original mattress. Our unique foam is 30 times more breathable than traditional memory foam so you needn’t worry about having a ‘sinky’ feeling. It’s also super durable while supporting your body in all the right ways.

how do I store my topper?

Your topper comes with handy straps that can be used to roll it up and store it. We don’t recommend keeping it stored for long periods of time though - like you, it enjoys a nice stretch and a lay down.

top tip

If you’ve bought a mattress from us, your mattress box can double up as a topper storer* (*official eve name, 2020 ©)

will a topper make my mattress softer?

A topper is meant to compliment your mattress, so it shouldn’t make it softer or firmer. And as our topper is made from memory foam, it’ll mould to your mattress - and body - over time. Pretty clever, huh?

will a topper make me hot in bed?

Hot in bed? Oooo errr. Whatever you’re into is up to you, but if you mean will our mattress topper make you warm, the answer’s no. Ours is made from ultra breathable memory foam that allows your body and mattress to breathe all night long. That means no stuffy sleep (unless you’ve got the heating on full blast or live in unseasonably hot climates, of course)

can I use the topper on any type of mattress?

We don’t recommend using a topper on a mattress with huge holes or dips in it as the topper adapts to the shape of a mattress and might dip in the places where the holes are. Not a great experience if you ask us.

about the mattress protector

are your protectors water resistant?

Our protectors are made from 100% cotton and we added a water-resistant coating to protect your mattress from small spills.

are your mattress protectors washable?

Yep - stick them in the wash every three to four weeks at 40c and hey presto. We wouldn’t recommend washing them any more often than this, though.

how thick are your mattress protectors?

The mattress protectors are wafer thin so you won’t even notice it’s on your mattress. Win win.

about the bed frames

are your bed frames flat pack?

Yep, and we’ve made assembling them as easy as brushing your teeth. When you order any bed frame, our 2-man courier will deliver it to a room of your choice so all that’s left to do is put it all together. We’d recommend getting a pal or loved one to help you.

Check out our delivery page for more info on 2-man delivery.

do you collect old bed frames?

We don’t currently collect old bed frames.

can I purchase a headboard separately?

Due to the way our beds are designed and made, we can’t sell the headboards separately. We’d have to rip the bed frames apart and we don’t think our Product Team would be very impressed.

what is the height of your storage bed frame?

The storage bed frame and button back storage bed frame have an internal storage height of 18cm. That’s a whopping 18cm to squirrel away blankets, clothes, shoes and more. No actual squirrels though, please.

can i order a fabric swatch for your upholstered bed frames?

We don’t currently offer fabric swatches for our upholstered bed frames, though it’s something we’re working on. Check out the photos of our bed frames that’ll give you a good idea of what the fabric looks like

orders & delivery

how much is delivery and how long does it take?

Oof, this answer’s a long one. Better head over to our delivery page for the full scoop on delivery options, delivery times and costs.

will you take away my old mattress?

Unfortunately, we are unable to take away your old mattress at this time.

will you bring the mattress to my bedroom?

We’re sorry, but our couriers operate a door-to-door policy, so they won’t bring your eve mattress any further than the main entrance of your premises.