Layla Hybrid Mattress Review

Layla Hybrid

Layla Hybrid
Materials Hybrid
Firmness Reversible: Medium Soft (4), Firm (7)
Sleep Trial 120 nights
Warranty 10 year, Limited
Price (queen) $1,699

The flippable Layla Hybrid Mattress combines two different types of memory foam and a core of pocketed coils to provide the support needed for a restful sleep. One side of the mattress uses thin layers of memory foam to make it more firm, while the other features thicker layers for more cushioning. This allows the user to choose which side works best for their needs.

The top memory foam comfort layer on each side is infused with copper gel, which is intended to keep the mattress cool by ensuring it does not retain body heat. The second comfort layer is made of Airflow memory foam, which is created with small channels in the foam that lead to the edge of the mattress. This design is intended to promote airflow through the mattress instead of allowing heat or moisture to build up.

The individually pocketed coils in the bed’s support core feature stronger gauges at the edges to improve the edge support and prevent sagging. Layla also offers a memory foam mattress, and it is also designed with both a firm and soft side, making it suitable for a wide range of sleepers.

While the Layla Memory Foam Mattress includes many of the same elements, some sleepers may prefer the bounce, edge support, and increased temperature regulation provided by the pocketed coils in theLayla Hybrid.

Layla Mattresses At-A-Glance
Layla Hybrid
Firmness Reversible: Medium Soft (4), Firm (7)
Material Type Hybrid
Height 13"
Price (queen) $1,699
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Layla Hybrid Mattress Review: Our Verdict

The Layla Hybrid Mattress is fairly affordable for a flippable hybrid model with several memory foam layers, and it rates well for just about every type of sleeper. Although it’s much better for some sleepers than others, the mattress doesn’t perform poorly in any category.

This hybrid mattress is designed with both a firm side and a soft side, ensuring that no matter which level of support you need, all you need to do is flip the mattress to change the level of firmness.
While this mattress’ multiple firmness levels enable it to accommodate a wide range of sleepers, couples with differing firmness preferences may have disagreements about whether to use the soft or firm side. We recommend using the ratings below to help determine if this would be a good mattress for both you and your partner.

Choose the Layla Hybrid if…

  • You are a back sleeper or stomach sleeper
  • You tend to overheat while sleeping
  • You want a mattress that can be either firm or soft
  • You need a mattress with strong edge support

Keep Shopping if…

  • You are in a different weight category than your partner
  • You need either a very soft or very firm mattress
  • You want a mattress which can simultaneously provide different levels of firmness for multiple sleepers

How Much Is the Layla Hybrid Mattress?

The Layla Hybrid Mattress is affordable for all of the features it offers, and the cost falls somewhere in the middle of the price range you can expect to pay for a hybrid mattress. This mattress is available in the following six sizes.

Layla Hybrid

Sizes Dimensions Weight Price
Twin 38" x 75" 67 lbs $1,299
Twin XL 38"x 80" 78 lbs. $1,399
Full 54" x 75" 88 lbs. $1,599
Queen 60" x 80" 104 lbs. $1,699
King 76" x 80" 128 lbs. $1,899
California King 72" x 84" 127 lbs. $1,899
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How Does the Layla Hybrid Mattress Feel?

The Layla Hybrid’s feel will heavily depend on which side of the mattress you use. While one side of the mattress is medium soft (4), the other is firm (7).

If you prefer a softer experience which will let you sink in a bit, the medium soft side is the better choice. However, if you weigh over 130 pounds, prefer a firmer feel, or need more support, the firm side will be the better option. That said, we recommend trying both sides before making a decision.Regardless of your size or weight, there is a good chance that one of the Layla Hybrid’s firmness options will provide adequate support.

What Is the Layla Hybrid Made Of?

This mattress combines the pressure relief of memory foam with the bounce and stability of pocketed coils to provide support for just about any type of sleeper. There are two different types of memory foam in this bed, both of which are intended to disperse body heat quickly and keep the mattress cool. The support core is lined with a double row of coils to reinforce the bed’s perimeter.

Cover Material

The cover is made of polyester, viscose, and spandex, resulting in a very soft fabric which is designed to be breathable and transfer heat quickly. The cover is removable for cleaning and includes handles on each side to facilitate flipping and rotating the mattress.

Comfort Layers

Each side of this mattress includes a layer of copper-infused memory foam over a layer of Airflow memory foam. Both materials provide contouring and are designed to transfer body heat away quickly. The softer side of the mattress has thicker comfort layers, which provides additional cushioning, while the comfort layers on the firm side are thinner.

Support Core

The Layla Hybrid’s support core consists of a 6-inch layer of pocketed coils. Most of these coils are 14-gauge but there are two rows of 16-gauge coils surrounding the perimeter of the mattress. This is an intentional design feature which provides the support needed to sit comfortably on or sleep close to the edge of the bed without experiencing any feelings of roll-off.

Does it Isolate Motion?

Rating 4/5 (Soft Side), 3/5 (Firm Side)

The memory foam layers and individually wrapped coils work together to ensure that motion isn’t easily detected, which means that if your partner tosses or turns in bed, you likely won’t feel much transfer. However, it should be noted that since the softer side of the bed has thicker layers of memory foam, it isolates motion significantly better than the firm side. The comfort layers are much thinner on the firm side, which means that you might be able to feel more movement if you choose to sleep on this side.

Does it Sleep Cool?

Rating 3/5 (Soft Side), 4/5 (Firm Side)

Due to the pocketed coil support core, air is able to circulate through the mattress, which helps disperse heat. Additionally, both the copper-infused and Airflow memory foam are designed to transfer body heat away from the sleeper and prevent the mattress from getting too warm.

However, the thick comfort layers on the soft side contour so closely to the body and form such a deep cradle that they prevent surface airflow, which could cause some heat build-up, especially among those who tend to sleep hot. This effect is less noticeable on the firm side of the mattress, since the comfort layers are much thinner.

Will It Sag Along the Edges?

Rating 4/5

Thanks to the reinforcement of the double row of higher gauge pocketed coils surrounding the perimeter of the Layla Hybrid, it will provide the strong edge support typical of hybrid mattresses. This means that you can comfortably sit on the side of your bed without worrying about the mattress sagging, and those who share the bed with a partner should have no problems utilizing the entire surface of the bed.

Is It Good for Sex?

Rating 3/5 (Soft Side), 4/5 (Firm Side)

The suitability of this mattress for sex depends on which side you choose. The core of pocketed coils provides the bounce you would expect from a traditional mattress, but the more memory foam there is between you and the coils, the less bounce you’ll feel. As such, the firm side of the Layla Hybrid provides the bounciness most couples tend to prefer for this purpose, while the soft side allows for more sinkage than most couples prefer, which could inhibit movement.

What About Off-gassing?

Rating 3/5

When you first receive this mattress, it may have a noticeable smell caused by the products used in its manufacturing. Since it includes memory foam, it is usually ideal to let this mattress off-gas for a day or two before using it if possible. Some people won’t notice any smell, and the memory foam used in the Layla Hybrid is CertiPUR-US certified, ensuring that it doesn’t contain any harmful compounds.

What Type of Sleeper Is the Layla Hybrid Best For?

Since the Layla Hybrid Mattress has both a firm and a soft side, it can accommodate a wide range of sleepers. That said, depending on how you sleep, you may want to put serious thought into which side of the mattress you use.

Side Sleepers

If you sleep on your side, you’ll likely need more cushioning to prevent pressure from building up in places like the hips and shoulders. As a result, most side sleepers, especially those who weigh under 230 pounds, will prefer the softer side with its thicker comfort layers. However, if you weigh more than 230 pounds, the firm side will provide more support.

Combination Sleepers

While the firm side is suitable for most sleepers who weigh over 130 pounds, the soft side tends to perform better for lighter sleepers who prefer more cushioning to prevent pressure points from occurring.

 Back Sleepers

Anyone over 130 pounds will likely prefer the firm side for back sleeping, since the soft side isn’t as supportive. The ample cushioning on the soft side is comfortable for those under 130 pounds, but anyone heavier will likely experience sinkage around the midsection, which could cause next-day aches.

Stomach Sleepers

Those who sleep on their stomachs often need strong support to prevent their midsections from sinking too deeply into the mattress, which throws the spine out of alignment. As a result, people who weigh more than 130 pounds will likely find that they sink into the mattress too much on the soft side, which could lead to back discomfort. While some under 130 pounds may prefer the softer side, most people will find that the firm side is much more supportive for stomach sleeping.

How Does Body Weight Impact Performance?

Body weight certainly plays a role in whether or not your sleep is as restful as possible. It’s very important that your mattress properly supports you and keeps your spine aligned throughout the night.

While the soft side might seem like a more comfortable option for this mattress, it’s important to note that for most who weigh more than 130 pounds, it lacks the support necessary to prevent the midsection from sinking too far into the mattress. This could throw the spine out of alignment and cause next-day discomfort.

Conversely, anyone under 130 pounds may find the firm side doesn’t provide enough cushioning, and that can lead to pressure points developing in the hips and shoulders. Because of this, the softer side of the mattress will likely perform better for anyone in this weight range.

Is the Layla Hybrid Good for Couples?

The Layla hybrid has several features that are beneficial for those who share a bed. Strong edge support ensures you don’t feel confined to the center of the mattress, keeping you supported even when sleeping close to the edge. The memory foam comfort layers effectively isolate motion, especially on the soft side, which decreases the chances of disturbing your partner if you need to get in and out of bed.

This mattress is designed to meet the needs of most people, but it does perform better for some sleepers than for others. If you’re under 130 pounds, but your significant other is in another weight category, the softer side will probably be more comfortable for you, but the firm side might be better for them. Couples with differing firmness preferences might be better served by a split-firmness mattress model that offers multiple firmness levels on the same side of the bed.

Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies

Availability

Each mattress is made to order in the U.S. and they can be shipped to all 50 states and Canada. You can purchase this mattress either directly from their website online or from their store page on Amazon.

Shipping

Layla provides free shipping of this bed to the lower 48 states, but there is a small fee for shipment to Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada. The mattress will be compressed and sealed in plastic before being sent out, and they usually work with FedEx for shipment.

Since the Layla Hybrid Mattress is made to order, it can take 3-5 business days to manufacture before being shipped. After shipping has processed, they will send you an email with tracking details. It typically takes another 3-5 business days to arrive at your door.

Once it arrives, simply place the mattress where you want it before removing the plastic surrounding it. Afterward, allow it to expand to its full size, which should take a matter of minutes.

Additional Services

Layla doesn’t offer the services of White Glove delivery or removal of your old mattress at this time.

Sleep Trial

Layla offers a 120 night sleep trial on their Hybrid Mattress. If you aren’t getting a restful sleep with this mattress, you are eligible for a full refund. The only limitation is that you need to use the mattress for at least two weeks before initiating the return process.

Warranty

The warranty on this mattress lasts for 10 years, and it only covers the original purchaser. Warranties are not transferable to any other owner, and they are non-prorated.

The limitations of this warranty state that the mattress must be used properly on a smooth surface which allows for plenty of ventilation. The examples of acceptable surfaces they provide are slatted platforms or box springs. If you choose a box spring from another brand, it may void the warranty.

Abuse of the mattress (including failing to protect it from moisture or damage that can be prevented) is not covered by this warranty. You may be required to pay a $50 shipping fee if repairs or replacement are necessary.