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Layla vs. Leesa – Our 2019 Mattress Comparison Guide

Written by - Jackson Lindeke.

The Bottom Line.

  • The Layla is a flippable memory foam mattress which has been infused with copper for pain relief and a cooler sleep.
  • The Leesa is a medium mixed-foam mattress at an affordable price.
  • Both mattresses have above-average motion isolation and conforming qualities, ideal for sleeping with a partner.

19,099 Verified Customer Experiences

96 Unique Review Sources

80 Hours of Lab Testing

7 Sleep Experts Consulted

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  • Layla Mattress
  • Leesa Mattress
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Layla vs. Leesa Mattress Overview

Launched in 2015, Layla sells one mattress: the flagship Layla Mattress, which is a flippable memory foam model with a different firmness on each side. One side is medium-soft (4 out of 10) with two comfort layers, while the reverse is a firmer (7 out of 10) option with one comfort layer. Both sides have a top layer of copper-infused memory foam, which promises a cooler sleep as well as pain relief for joints and pressure points.

In addition to its comfort layers, the Layla also features a sturdy polyfoam support core. As a flippable mattress, the Layla offers excellent versatility, both for your own use or for use on a guest bed. Back-sleepers of any weight will appreciate this mattress the most, as it earned scores of “very good” for back sleepers below 230 lbs. and “good” for back-sleepers above 230 lbs. However, it is also appropriate for side-sleepers below 230 lbs. and stomach-sleepers below 130 lbs.

Leesa was founded in 2014 and offers two mattresses, including the flagship Leesa Mattress. This mixed-foam mattress has a medium firmness level of 5 out of 10 and is “good” or “very good” for all sleep types and weights, making it a solid choice for most customers. It is built from a 6-inch support core of high-density polyfoam and has two 2-inch comfort layers: a middle section of memory foam and a top layer of exclusive LSA-200 foam.

This top layer is a recent addition to the model and is meant to counteract both heat retention (a major concern for sleepers who tend to sleep warm) and over-compression into the memory foam layer. Together with the support core, these layers provide an extremely versatile mattress with good support and pain relief. It would work equally well in the master bedroom as a guest room.

Note: In addition to the Leesa Mattress, Leesa also offers the Leesa Hybrid model. This page compares only the Layla and Leesa flagship mattresses.

Although they are both memory foam mattresses, the Layla and Leesa differ in style, firmness, and several other factors. By understanding these differences, it will be easier to decide if either would be a good fit for you.

Ratings Comparison

Layla Mattress

Leesa Mattress

MATTRESS TYPE FoamFoam
FIRMNESS 4, 75
PRICE RANGE $999$845
AVAILABILITY onlineonline, in-store
SLEEP TRIAL 120 nights100 nights
WARRANTY LENGTH Lifetime10 Year, Limited
Tap here to see more mattress stats
  • Layla Mattress
  • Leesa Mattress

Full Sleep Rating

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise

Full Sleep Rating

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
  • Layla Mattress
  • Leesa Mattress
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
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Durability

Durability appears to be on par with other high quality memory foam mattress models and should last at least 6-8 years with regular nighly use.

Durability

Durability appears to be on par with other high quality memory foam mattress models and should last at least 6-8 years with regular nighly use.

Motion Isolation

The Layla Mattress isolates motion to a significant extent, say owners, and many report fewer nighttime sleep disruptions as a result.

Motion Isolation

The Layla Mattress isolates motion to a significant extent, say owners, and many report fewer nighttime sleep disruptions as a result.

Off-gassing

Layla Mattresses really shouldn't emit much odor compared to other all-foam mattresses and our testing shows this to be the case.

Off-gassing

Layla Mattresses really shouldn't emit much odor compared to other all-foam mattresses and our testing shows this to be the case.

Conforming

The Layla Mattress conforms closely for added pain and pressure relief, and the copper-infused foam can also improve circulation in sleepers.

Conforming

The Layla Mattress conforms closely for added pain and pressure relief, and the copper-infused foam can also improve circulation in sleepers.

Sex

Like most memory foam models, the Layla Mattress is not particularly bouncy, and may not be responsive enough for some couples.

Sex

Like most memory foam models, the Layla Mattress is not particularly bouncy, and may not be responsive enough for some couples.

Temperature Neutrality

Given the higher quality foams used, the Layla mattress can trap heat but no more than your average memory foam bed

Temperature Neutrality

Given the higher quality foams used, the Layla mattress can trap heat but no more than your average memory foam bed

Edge Support

Edge support is a common issue with memory foam mattresses, buyers should expect some sinkage around the perimeter of the bed where people tend to sit.

Edge Support

Edge support is a common issue with memory foam mattresses, buyers should expect some sinkage around the perimeter of the bed where people tend to sit.

Noise

The Layla Mattress is virtually silent when bearing weight.

Noise

The Layla Mattress is virtually silent when bearing weight.

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Durability

The durability of Leesa mattresses should be on par with most mixed foam models — roughly seven years with nightly use.

Durability

The durability of Leesa mattresses should be on par with most mixed foam models — roughly seven years with nightly use.

Motion Isolation

The dense, multi-layered foam construction of Leesa mattresses cuts down on motion transfer to a significant degree.

Motion Isolation

The dense, multi-layered foam construction of Leesa mattresses cuts down on motion transfer to a significant degree.

Off-gassing

Like many other foam mattresses, the Leesa is associated with some off-gassing odor, but the smells tend to dissipate within a few days.

Off-gassing

Like many other foam mattresses, the Leesa is associated with some off-gassing odor, but the smells tend to dissipate within a few days.

Conforming

Leesa mattresses conform very closely to help align the spine and alleviate aches and pains throughout the body, though some larger sleepers say it lacks sufficient support.

Conforming

Leesa mattresses conform very closely to help align the spine and alleviate aches and pains throughout the body, though some larger sleepers say it lacks sufficient support.

Sex

Leesa mattresses offer some bounce, but these models may not be responsive enough for some couples.

Sex

Leesa mattresses offer some bounce, but these models may not be responsive enough for some couples.

Temperature Neutrality

The Leesa can sleep hot for some, but this mattress is relatively cool compared to many competing foam-based models.

Temperature Neutrality

The Leesa can sleep hot for some, but this mattress is relatively cool compared to many competing foam-based models.

Edge Support

Edge support is fair for most of the mixed foam, universal comfort beds on the market. The Leesa is no better or worse, but on par with its competitors.

Edge Support

Edge support is fair for most of the mixed foam, universal comfort beds on the market. The Leesa is no better or worse, but on par with its competitors.

Noise

Leesa mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.

Noise

Leesa mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.

The Layla Mattress is Good for...
  • People with joint or pressure point pain
  • Back-sleepers in any weight group
  • Customers who need multiple firmness options
  • Sleepers who usually find memory foam too warm
The Leesa Mattress is Good for...
  • Sleepers of any weight or sleep style
  • Couples with different sleep styles or weights
  • People who enjoy a true medium firmness
  • Customers looking for a cooler foam mattress

Sleep Position Ratings

Layla Mattress Sleeper Ratings

While its flippable nature allows the Layla to offer more than one firmness rating, it isn’t the right choice for everyone. Back-sleepers are the most likely to appreciate this mattress, as both sides offer excellent comfort and support no matter your weight. (It earned a “very good” rating for back-sleepers under 230 lbs. and a “good” rating for those who weigh more than 230 lbs.)

People who sleep on their side will enjoy the Layla as well, particularly if they weigh less than 230 lbs.; those who weigh more may find that each side is either too soft or too firm. Likewise, stomach-sleepers above 130 lbs. are unlikely to enjoy this mattress for similar reasons.

Leesa Mattress Sleeper Ratings

The Leesa Mattress has received “good” or “very good” scores for all sleep types and weights. Of course, some people will still enjoy the Leesa more than others. Back sleepers above 130 lbs.  and stomach sleepers between 130 and 230 lbs. will be the most likely to fall into this category, as they were the groups for which the Leesa earned its “very good” ratings.

While the Leesa is still a good choice for other groups, sleepers with mobility problems should be aware that the Leesa has a relatively low profile when compared to some mattresses, which can make getting out of bed more difficult.

  • Layla Mattress
  • Leesa Mattress
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach

Our Recommendations

Choose the Layla Mattress if...

  • You have joint or pressure point pain
  • You would benefit from a dual-firmness mattress
  • You sleep on your back (all weights) or side (less than 230 lbs.)
  • You want a flippable mattress for a guest room

Choose the Leesa Mattress if...

  • You share a bed with someone who has a different sleep style than you
  • You prefer a true medium (5 out of 10) firmness
  • You want a guest bed mattress which works for all sleep types
  • You live in Alaska or Hawaii and want free shipping

Technical Details Comparison

Sizing and Pricing

  • twin-bed
    Twin $599 Layla $599 Leesa
  • twin-bed
    Twin XL $699 Layla $699 Leesa
  • twin-bed
    Full $899 Layla $899 Leesa
  • twin-bed
    Queen $999 Layla $999 Leesa
  • twin-bed
    King $1,099 Layla $1,299 Leesa
  • twin-bed
    Cali King $1,099 Layla $1,299 Leesa

Mattress Construction

Let’s look at how the Layla and Leesa mattress models are made. The table below lists firmness, thickness, weight, and composition specs for both beds.

Specification Layla Leesa
Firmness Side 1: 4 (Medium-soft)
Side 2: 7 (Firm)
5 (Medium)
Thickness 10″ 10″
Weight (Queen) 80 lbs. 71 lbs.
Support Core Components 4.5″ Polyfoam 6″ HD Polyfoam
Comfort Layer Components Side 1: 3″ Copper-infused HD memory foam
2″ Convoluted memory foam
Side 2: 1″ Copper-infused HD memory foam
2″ LSA-200 Polyfoam
2″ Memory Foam
Cover Composition Polyester blend Polyester and Lycra® Spandex Blend

How Is the Layla Mattress Built?

The Layla uses only materials which have been CertiPUR-US®-Certified as carcinogen and toxin-free, allowing for a peaceful and worry-free sleep.

It is built from a 4.5-inch polyfoam core which provides resilient support no matter which side you sleep on. Both sides feature a top comfort layer of copper-infused high-density memory foam, measuring 3 inches on the medium-soft side and 1 inch on the firm side. Layla claims its copper infusion has multiple benefits, some of which include antimicrobial properties, improved temperature regulation, and variable support to provide pain relief for joints and pressure points. This is the only comfort layer for the firm side, while the medium-soft side has a 2-inch middle layer of convoluted foam for contouring and air flow.

Memory foam mattresses are often a good choice for people with joint pain, but the Layla’s extra features make it an even more attractive option for those who need pain relief.

How Is the Leesa Mattress Built?

The Leesa Mattress uses foams which have been CertiPUR-US®-Certified as carcinogen and toxin-free. It features a 6-inch support core of high-density polyfoam, as well as two comfort layers.

The first, next to the support core, is a 2-inch memory foam layer to provide sleepers with the excellent contouring they have come to expect from memory foam mattresses. The top layer is made using their exclusive LSA-200 foam, which they boast has superior heat regulation and support, particularly for side sleepers who may otherwise find that memory foam mattresses have too much sink. The cover is a grey polyester/Spandex blend with four white stripes for a pop of style.

Overall, the Leesa is a true medium-firmness mattress with a rating of 5 out of 10. This provides an excellent sleep experience for all sleep types and weights, though back-sleepers above 130 lbs. will appreciate it the most.

Layla Sleep Trial, Warranty, and Delivery

  • Sleep Trial 120-night

  • Shipping USA and Canada

  • Warranty Lifetime

  • Made In USA

  • Trial Period Details

    Layla offers a 120-night sleep trial for the Layla mattress.

    To ensure you’re happy with your new mattress, Layla offers customers a 120-night sleep trial. This begins with a mandatory two-week “break in” period, as it will take some time before your mattress regains its original shape. After this is over, you have 106 nights to decide whether or not the Layla suits your needs and can return the mattress at any time during this period.

    If you choose to return it, Layla will refund all mattress costs but will not refund the delivery fees. However, they will not charge you for pick-up of the mattress and where possible will donate it locally.

  • Warranty

    Layla offers a lifetime warranty

    We estimate that the Layla Mattress will have a lifespan of 6-8 years with normal use. However, Layla stands behind their product with a non-transferable lifetime warranty. This covers flaws in both the cover (such as unraveling) and the foam itself, such as impressions and sagging which are deeper than one inch. The company may choose to repair your mattress rather than replace it when possible, and some repairs or replacements may involve a $50 shipping charge.

    The warranty is void if you do not correctly support your mattress, if you leave it in the original packaging for longer than two weeks, use it in a commercial facility (including Airbnb), or flip it incorrectly.

  • Delivery Details

    How is the Mattress Shipped?

    The Layla Mattress is shipped tightly compressed, rolled, and in a 18”x18”x9” protective box.

    Where Do They Ship?

    Customers in the contiguous U.S. states and Canada can take advantage of free shipping, while Hawaiians and Alaskans must pay an additional fee. International shipping is unavailable.

    White Glove Delivery

    Layla does not offer White Glove delivery.

    Full Shipping Details

    Your mattress will not be shipped until 3-5 business days after your purchase, as each Layla Mattress is made to order. Shipping is done via FedEx Ground from the Layla facility to Pacoima, California, and customers in the contiguous U.S. can expect their mattress within 2-5 days. Customers in Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii should be prepared for a longer shipping period. For a better idea of when your mattress will arrive, use the provided FedEx tracking number. As FedEx only delivers curbside, you should either be able to lift the mattress yourself or have help ready to do so.

    Old Mattress Removal?

    Layla does not offer old mattress removal.

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Leesa Sleep Trial, Warranty, and Delivery

  • Sleep Trial 100-night

  • Shipping USA and Canada

  • Warranty 10-year non-prorated

  • Made In USA

  • Trial Period

    Leesa offers a 100-night sleep trial for the Leesa Mattress.

    Before deciding whether to keep your mattress, you have a 100-night period to sleep on it and test it out. This period begins with a mandatory 30-day break-in so that you don’t return it before you become accustomed to it and really understand how it sleeps. After this, you can return it at any point over the next 70 days for a full refund (minus any White Glove delivery, mattress removal, or shipping fees).

    Should you decide not to keep the mattress, Leesa will handle the removal and pick-up process and will attempt to donate the used mattress locally.

  • Warranty

    Leesa offers a 10-year non prorated warranty

    Most mattresses have a lifespan of 6-8 years, so Leesa’s 10-year warranty will allow plenty of time for most people. This non prorated warranty covers indentations over one inch, mattress construction flaws or foam defects, and problems with the mattress cover (including its zipper and seams). In some cases Leesa will repair your mattress rather than replace it, and the owner is liable for shipping costs.

    Keep in mind that your warranty will be voided by inadequate support and cannot be transferred. If you do take advantage of your warranty, you have the chance to upgrade instead by paying the difference between your old and new mattress styles.

  • Delivery Details

    How is the Mattress Shipped?

    The Leesa is shipped rolled and vacuum-compressed in a protective box.

    Where Do They Ship?

    Leesa offers free shipping throughout the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii. Shipping to Canada is available for a fee.

    White Glove Delivery

    For a $100 fee, Leesa will send a team to set up your mattress (and any accessories or frames) as part of their White Glove delivery service.

    Full Shipping Details

    All of Leesa’s mattresses are made to order, so allow for 3-5 business days after ordering before your mattress is shipped. Once shipped with UPS Ground, your purchase should arrive within 1-5 days depending on where you are located. (Canadian customers should be prepared for a slightly longer wait.) Although shipping details can be changed at any time during this process, Leesa encourages customers to get in touch within 24 hours after purchase in order to avoid delays.

    Old Mattress Removal?

    After paying the $100 fee for White Glove delivery, you can have the delivery team remove and dispose of your old mattress for another $50 fee.

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