Layla debuted its flagship mattress in 2016. The mattress gained popularity quickly due to its flippable design and use of copper-infused memory foam. The company has since expanded, and its product line now includes the Layla memory foam mattress, the Layla hybrid mattress, pillows, bedding, furniture, and accessories. We’ll focus on the Layla memory foam mattress in this review.
The Layla mattress has a reversible design, with a different firmness level on each side. There is a medium soft side and a firm side. Users can try out both firmness levels in the comfort of their homes and determine which side is best for them. The memory foam used in the comfort layers of the mattress is infused with copper gel. This conductive material draws heat away from the body and also has antibacterial properties.
We’ll break down our verdict on the Layla mattress, based on extensive product testing and verified customer feedback. We’ll also make recommendations for different sleeping positions, body types, and comfort preferences. Then we’ll take a closer look at the company’s policies.
Layla Mattresses At-A-Glance
|Layla Memory Foam||Layla Hybrid|
|Firmness||Reversible: Medium Soft (4), and Firm (7-8)||Reversible: Medium Soft (4), Firm (7-8)|
Layla Mattress Review: Our Verdict
The Layla mattress gives you the option to test out a medium soft and a firm mattress in one. This is ideal for those who are still determining what firmness level is right for them. Both sides use memory foam in the comfort system, meaning you’ll get ample pressure point relief. This is helpful for those with chronic aches and pains. The mattress is supportive for side, back, and stomach sleepers.
The mattress isolates motion exceptionally well. Copper-infused memory foam draws heat away and prevents bacteria from building up in the mattress. As an added bonus, the cover can be removed and dry cleaned as needed.
Those who prefer a mattress with bounce may not like the slow response of memory foam in the Layla mattress. The Layla hybrid mattress, on the other hand, has added bounce from pocketed coils. Though there are two firmness options to choose from, they are on the farther ends of the firmness scale. If you know you want a medium to medium firm mattress, this may not be the right mattress for you. Since it has an all-foam construction, it lacks a reinforced perimeter.
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How Much Is the Layla Mattress?
The Layla mattress costs $999 for a queen size. Just shy of $1,000, this price is about average for a memory foam mattress. The Layla mattress is made with high-quality foams, including a dense polyfoam support core that increases the durability of the mattress. The memory foam is infused with copper gel, which has antibacterial and temperature-regulating benefits. You are also getting two firmness options in one, adding to the value of the mattress.
|Twin||38" x 75" x 10"||50 lbs.||$599|
|Twin XL||38" x 80" x 10"||55 lbs.||$699|
|Full||54" x 75" x 10"||70 lbs.||$899|
|Queen||60" x 80" x 10"||80 lbs.||$999|
|King||76" x 80" x 10"||90 lbs.||$1,099|
|California King||72" x 84" x 10"||90 lbs.||$1,099|
How Does the Layla Mattress Feel?
There are two firmness options to choose from with the Layla mattress. How the mattress feels depends on which side you sleep on. The medium soft side instantly cradles the body. It’s what you probably expect from a memory foam mattress. The soft foam responds to the pressure of your body for a feeling of sleeping “in” rather than “on” the mattress.
You’ll sink in less on the firm side, but still feel the pressure relief of memory foam. The firm side does not have a transition layer between the comfort layer and support core. As a result, it’s more supportive and slightly less conforming.
The support core of the Layla mattress helps keep the spine aligned. Both sides have copper-infused memory foam in the comfort system to draw heat away from the body and prevent sleeping hot. This layer offers variable support for deep compression areas like the shoulders, hips, and lower back. This ensures ample support for each sleeping position.
What Is the Layla Made Of?
The Layla mattress has a 10-inch profile, which is average for a foam mattress. It has a flippable construction with a support core in the middle of the mattress. We’ll break down each layer of the Layla mattress here.
The cover of the Layla mattress is 66 percent polyester, 30 percent viscose, and 4 percent poly/lycra. It’s infused with ThermoGel, a cooling agent that draws heat away from the body and prevents it from building up in the mattress. The cover can be unzipped and removed. Layla recommends dry cleaning the cover if needed.
The soft side of the Layla mattress has three inches of copper-infused memory foam. This plush memory foam has variable support for deep compression areas, meaning it responds proportionately to the shoulders, hips, and back as they press into the mattress. It conforms to the shape of the body and relieves pressure points. Beneath the memory foam comfort layer is a transition layer of polyfoam with Surface Modification Technology (SMT). in this layer offers customized support, while deep channeling adds airflow. The firm side of the mattress has one inch of copper-infused memory foam. This supportive layer has the same benefits as the soft side, including variable support and heat-wicking copper gel.
In the middle of the mattress is four inches of dense polyfoam. This support core helps minimize motion transfer. It reinforces the comfort layers and prevents sinking in too deeply. The higher density of this foam adds durability to the mattress. You’ll feel more support from the core on the firm side of the mattress, since there is not a transition layer between the memory foam and support foam. All of the foams used in the Layla mattress are CertiPUR-US Certified. The mattress is manufactured in the United States.
Does the Layla Isolate Motion?
Rating: 4/5(Medium Soft) and 4/5 (Firm)
Both sides of the Layla mattress isolate motion well. Memory foam reacts to pressure and returns to its original shape slowly. As a result, memory foam mattresses typically score well in this category. The medium soft side of the Layla mattress has a thicker comfort layer and softer memory foam, meaning it prevents motion transfer more than the firm side. That being said, the firm side still prevents motion transfer relatively well. The support core of polyfoam helps isolate motion for both sides.
Most movements are absorbed by the Layla mattress and shouldn’t ripple across the bed. If you share the bed, you may feel bigger movements like your partner getting in and out of bed. But you aren’t likely to be disturbed by them tossing and turning throughout the night.
Does the Layla Sleep Cool?
Rating: 2/5 (Medium Firm), 3/5 (Firm)
Though memory foam tends to retain heat, the Layla mattress offsets this in a few ways and sleeps cooler than the average foam mattress. The cover is infused with Thermo Gel, a heat-activated cooling agent that keeps heat from building up. The comfort layers of memory foam are infused with copper gel, a conductive material that draws heat away from the body. The transition layer on the soft side has deep channeling for added airflow and cooling.
The soft side of the Layla mattress conforms more closely than the firm side, which can restrict airflow around the body. As a result, the firm side is better rated for temperature neutrality, and may be a better fit for hot sleepers.
Will It Sag Along the Edges?
Rating: 2/5 (Medium Soft) and 3/5 (Firm)
The Layla mattress has decent edge support. When we look at edge support, we want to see how the mattress performs around the perimeter when pressure is applied. Good edge support makes it easier to get in and out of bed. It also increases the usable surface area of the bed, and ensures you won’t roll off if you sleep near the edge.
Memory foam reacts to pressure and compresses when weight is applied. Since memory foam mattresses usually don’t have a reinforced perimeter, they often lack edge support. This is especially true of soft foam mattresses.
Both sides of the Layla mattress are supportive for those who sleep near the edge of the bed, thanks to the dense support core. The Layla mattress has better edge support on the firm side, since you can feel the dense support core under the thinner layer of memory foam. The soft side could sag over time, especially if you sit on the edge of the bed regularly.
Is It Good for Sex?
Rating: 3/5 (Medium Soft) and 4/5 (Firm)
There are pros and cons to the Layla mattress for couples. The mattress is silent when bearing weight, so it’s discreet during sex. It also has better than average edge support for a foam mattress, especially on the firm side. This lets couples use the entire surface area of the mattress during intimate activity. Memory foam provides traction for changing positions as needed.
That being said, memory foam sinks in under pressure, which can inhibit movement. The mattress has minimal bounce, and may not be resilient enough for some couples.
What About Off-gassing?
There is an initial odor when the Layla memory foam mattress is first unboxed. Off-gassing is caused by volatile organic compounds (VOCs) being released into the air. This is common with mattresses that use synthetic foam. The foams used in the Layla mattress are CertiPUR-US certified, meaning they are low in VOCs. The initial smell should dissipate within a few days, especially in a room with ample airflow.
What Type of Sleeper Is the Layla Mattress Best for?
With two firmness options in one mattress, you can choose the amount of cushioning and support you need from the Layla mattress. If you are unsure what firmness level is best for your body type and sleeping position, you can try out both sides. There are special considerations to keep in mind for each sleeping position, which we’ll outline below.
- Side Sleepers: Side sleepers need extra cushioning for their shoulders and hips. These areas press into the mattress and are prone to developing pressure points if the mattress is not soft enough. The Layla mattress was designed with side sleepers in mind. Memory foam is conforming and supportive. It hugs the body and cushions pressure points. The deep compression support of the Layla mattress ensures the spine stays aligned.
- Combination Sleepers: Combination sleepers switch positions throughout the night. They’ll need a mattress that offers ease of movement and support for a variety of positions. The Layla mattress is easy to move around on, though the soft side is more restrictive than the firm side. The firm side facilitates movement and offers better support for stomach sleepers. Stomach sleepers will want to make sure their hips and abdomen do not sink in too deeply, as this puts pressure on the lower back and spine.
- Back Sleepers: Back sleepers maintain a neutral posture as they sleep, but need lumbar support. The conforming nature of the Layla mattress ensures the spine is kept in alignment and the lower back is supported. This prevents back pain and stiffness.
How Does Body Weight Impact the Layla Mattress' Performance?
In addition to sleeping position, body weight impacts how comfortable and supportive a mattress is. Your weight determines how much pressure is applied to the mattress. This can affect the overall firmness and feel of the mattress.
Those who weigh less than 130 pounds will find that a mattress usually feels firmer than expected. This is because they put less pressure on the mattress and are less likely to sink into the comfort layers. As a result, sleepers in this weight category often prefer a softer mattress. The medium soft side of the Layla mattress is excellent for side sleepers. It cushions the shoulders and hips and keeps the spine aligned. It also offers ample support for back and stomach sleepers. The firm side is good for stomach sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds, since it prevents the hips from pressing in too deeply and keeps pressure off the spine. That being said, it may be too firm for stomach and back sleepers in this weight range.
People who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds will benefit more from the firm side of the Layla mattress. It offers great support for stomach sleepers and keeps the hips in line. Conforming memory foam relieves pressure points for back and side sleepers. The medium soft side is good for most side sleepers, but might be too soft for some.
Sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds will feel more supported by the firm side of the Layla mattress. The thinner comfort layer sits directly on top of the support core. The firm side is rated highly for back and stomach sleepers in this weight range. Both sides cushion pressure points for side sleepers.
Keep in mind that these are our general recommendations based on product testing and customer reviews. Your personal preferences will play an important role in determining which firmness is ideal for you.
Is the Layla Mattress Good for Couples?
Overall, the Layla mattress is a good choice for couples. When we make a mattress recommendation for couples, we tend to look at how well the mattress isolates motion, whether or not it provides ease of movement and edge support, and if it maintains a temperature neutral feel.
The Layla mattress isolations motion well and minimizes sleep disturbances for couples. Couples who prioritize motion isolation will benefit more from the soft side of the mattress. Those who value ease of movement and edge support may want to choose the firm side instead. Since both sides include copper-infused foam and a ThermoGel-infused cover, the mattress does a good job of regulating temperature and preventing heat from building up.
Layla's Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies
|Availability||The Layla mattress is available online through Laylasleep.com. It can also be purchased on Amazon.|
|Shipping||Layla ships to the United States and Canada. Shipping is free for the 48 contiguous states. There is a $125 transportation fee for orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii. Shipping to Canada is $225, which includes duties and fees.
The Layla mattress is made to order. Orders are processed and shipped within 3 business days. The Layla mattress is compressed, vacuum-sealed, and shipped in a box via FedEx ground. Shipping takes 2 to 5 business days depending on the destination.
Once delivered, the box can be brought into the bedroom. The mattress does not require assembly, but it may be helpful to have two people for set-up as the larger sizes are heavy. Once unboxed and unrolled on top of the bed frame or foundation, the mattress expands quickly.
|Additional Services||Layla does not currently offer White Glove delivery or old mattress removal.|
|Sleep Trial||The Layla mattress comes with a 120-night sleep trial. The company asks that you try the mattress for at least 2 weeks before initiating a return. This gives your body time to adjust to the new mattress.
If you decide to return the mattress, there are no return fees and the company coordinates pick-up. Once returned, Layla issues a full refund. Shipping fees for orders shipped to Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii are non-refundable.
|Warranty||The Layla mattress is protected by a lifetime warranty, which covers defects in materials and manufacturing. This includes sagging or impressions deeper than 1 inch, splits or cracks in the foam, and loss of mattress height.
Layla will repair or replace a defective mattress. The customer may be responsible for up to $50 in shipping, which is evaluated on a case by case basis.