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- Sleepers who weigh 230 pounds or less. Our testing shows both sides of the bed provide good support and pressure relief for lightweight and average weight sleepers.
- Those who prefer the body-hugging sensation of memory foam. Both sides of the bed offer deep body-cradling, making the mattress a good choice for people who like sleeping “in” – as opposed to “on” – a bed.
- Sleepers who like the option of adjustable firmness settings. Each side of the Layla has a distinct feel, and owners can easily adjust the bed’s firmness by flipping it over.
Not Recommended for...
- Sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds. Although the Layla’s firm side is more supportive than the medium-soft side, heavier individuals may find that neither side provides enough support.
- Those who prefer beds with a springier, more responsive feel. The Layla’s memory foam layers are slow to respond, and may not be comfortable for people who like sleeping “on” – as opposed to “in” – their mattress.
Our testing crew evaluated the Layla Mattress for support, pressure relief, motion isolation, and other performance factors. Check out the video below to learn about their findings.
Our testing team conducted an extensive evaluation of the Layla Mattress. This review and rating process consists of three parts: in-house evaluation, external sleep testing, and data collection of verified owner experiences. To learn more about our review process, read our methodology here.
Our performance criteria and ratings for the bed are listed in the table below.
As you can see, the Layla earned favorable ratings in several categories, including motion isolation and temperature neutrality. A detailed look at each mattress rating is found below.
Sleep Position Ratings
As part of our ratings process, we evaluated the Layla Mattress across different body types and preferred sleep positions. In addition to physical testing, we surveyed our sleep expert team and analyzed reviews from verified mattress owners and customers. Our findings are listed in the table below.
|Sleep Position||Less than 130 LBS||130 LBS - 230 LBS||Greater than 230 LBS|
Layla Mattress Awards
Based on positive ratings from our testing team and mattress owners, the Layla has earned the following awards in our Mattress Guides.
Best Mattresses for Seniors
Best for Lightweight Sleepers for Best Mattresses for Seniors.
Best Mattresses for Scoliosis
Editor’s Pick for Best Mattresses for Scoliosis.
Best Mattresses on Amazon
Best for Heavyweight Sleepers for Best Mattresses on Amazon.
Best Flippable Mattresses
Editor’s pick for Best Flippable Mattresses.
Best Mattresses for Athletes
Best Value for Best Mattresses for Athletes.
How Is the Layla Mattress Constructed?
The Layla Mattress has a polyester-blend cover featuring a signature hexagonal design. The cover includes a zipper for easy removal. Layla recommends dry cleaning the cover.
The original version of the Layla Mattress required owners to remove the cover in order to adjust the firmness. The current version does not require cover removal, as owners can simply flip over the mattress to change the feel.
The medium-soft side of the mattress features a 3-inch top layer of copper-infused memory foam. This side cradles the sleeper’s body closely, resulting in a traditional memory foam feel of sinking deeply into the mattress, rather than sleeping on top of it.
The other side of the Layla is constructed with 1 inch of copper-infused memory foam. This side also hugs the body, but not to the same extent as the medium-soft side. Our testers note that the firm side offers better support for heavier people, but may not provide enough pressure relief or body-cradling for lighter individuals.
Copper has natural cooling properties. Because both sides have memory foam layers infused with copper, the Layla sleeps fairly cool compared to the average memory foam bed. See our ‘Temperature Neutrality’ analysis below for more information.
The medium-soft side features a 2-inch layer of convoluted polyfoam beneath the memory foam layer. This component serves as a buffer between the comfort layer and the firmer, denser support core.
The firm side does not have a transitional layer, resulting in less body sinkage and more support for heavier individuals.
Like other flippable beds, the Layla Mattress has a single support core shared between both sides. This layer consists of 4.5 inches of high-density polyfoam. The support core provides a stable base for the softer layers on each side. The medium-soft side has a thicker comfort layer, resulting in deep body-cradling, while the 1-inch comfort layer on the firm side offers much less of a barrier between the sleeper and the support core.
The Layla Mattress measures 10 inches thick. This is on par with the average memory foam mattress. The medium-soft side, including the transitional polyfoam layer, measures 5 inches total, and the firm side measures 1 inch. Some people may have difficulty getting on and off the mattress because of its lower profile, and also due to sinkage along the edges. See our ‘Edge Support’ analysis below for more details.
|Product Name||Firmness Setting||Thickness||Support Core Components||Comfort Layer Components||Cover Components|
|Layla Mattress||Side 1: 4 (Medium-soft)
Side 2: 7 (Firm)
|10″||4 1/2″ 2 PCF Polyfoam (36 ILD)||Side 1: 3″ 3.5 PCF Copper-infused Memory Foam
2″ 1.8 PCF Convoluted Polyfoam
Side 2: 1″ 3.5 PCF Copper-infused Polyfoam
What Are the Firmness and Feel Like?
The Layla Mattress has a flippable design with a different feel on each side. The thicker, medium-soft (4) side cradles the body closely. This results in sleepers sinking deeply into the mattress, rather than resting on top of it. The firm (7) side also has a pressure-relieving cradle, but not as much as the other side.
Our firmness assessments for the mattress are consistent with Layla Sleep’s. The company advertises the soft side of the mattress as a “4 or 5” out of 10, and the firm side as a “7” out of 10.
Next, let’s take a closer look at performance ratings for the Layla mattress. Each rating is based on findings from our internal and external testing teams, as well as verified reviews from Layla owners.
Layla Sleep has been in business since 2016, and the current version of the Layla Mattress was introduced in 2019. Because the company and model are fairly new, we have based our durability rating on the materials used to construct the mattress, quality of construction, and owner experience data.
Although the current version of the Layla Mattress is newer, its design is very similar to the original model’s. Premium memory foam and dense support materials give the mattress an expected lifespan of six to eight years, which is on par with the average mattress lifespan of six to eight years.
Memory foam mattresses like the Layla are susceptible to body indentations in the sleep surface over time. That said, lighter individuals are less likely to notice impressions than heavier people. We recommend rotating the mattress head-to-foot every three to six months in order to prevent the bed from forming indentations. Flipping the Layla Mattress between its two sides regularly may also preserve the comfort layers to an extent.
We found the Layla Mattress isolates most motion transfer across the surface of the bed on either side. This is typical of memory foam mattresses with slower response time, putting the Layla on par with other models in this category. We recommend the mattress for sleepers who awaken easily due to movement in bed.
For our in-house motion isolation assessment, we asked two sleep testers to lie down on the Layla at the same time. They found the softer side isolates more surface movement, but both sides minimized transfer to a noticeable extent. Our overnight sleep testers also reported very good motion isolation on each side of the mattress, and those sleeping with a partner were not disrupted by movement at all.
The Layla Mattress emits some off-gassing when new. After removing the mattress from its box, we noticed an initial odor. However, our testers found the smell was not as strong, and dissipated rather quickly compared to off-gassing from other all-foam beds.
Testing the mattress after it had been unboxed for a few days, we did not notice any lingering odor. This is consistent with owner reviews. Most have not complained about long-term smells, suggesting that odor is not a major issue for consumers.
To evaluate the mattress for pressure relief, we asked testers of varying weights to lie on a sensory pad, which measures pressure build-up in different areas of the body. We found both sides of the Layla Mattress offer very good pressure relief, though each side performed differently with testers in different weight groups.
Lightweight and average weight sleepers may experience some pressure in their shoulders and/or hips when sleeping on the firm side. However, our pressure-mapping testing shows little to no added pressure for sleepers in these weight groups on the bed’s medium-soft side.
Our heavier sleepers reported adequate pressure relief on both sides of the bed. That said, heavier people are more likely to feel more comfortable on the firm side.
Like other models with memory foam layers, we found the Layla Mattress can trap some body heat and sleep warm as a result. That said, the bed offers better temperature neutrality than many competing memory foam beds.
This is due in part to its copper-infused memory foam, which tends to sleep cooler than standard memory foam. Due to its convoluted (or egg-crate) shape, the transitional polyfoam layer on the medium-soft side allows air to circulate and helps disperse heat.
The softer side is more likely to trap heat because it sinks more deeply beneath the sleeper’s body. However, our testers agree both sides of the Layla Mattress offer above-average temperature neutrality for people who normally sleep hot on all-foam beds.
Overall, the Layla Mattress provides fair edge support. Our testers evaluated both sides of the mattress by sitting on and lying near the edges. The thinner firm side of the Layla Mattress provides less of a barrier between the sleeper and the high-density support core. As a result, this side is less prone to sinkage than the thicker medium-soft side.
Our testers found both sides reasonably stable when lying on the mattress, and did not feel as though they would roll off the bed during the night. However, they noticed considerable sinkage when sitting on the edge of the mattress. Some people may have trouble getting in and out of bed as a result, and the sinkage may worsen over time.
The Layla Mattress does not produce any noise. This is a typical characteristic of all-foam beds. Mattress noise is normally associated with certain internal components, such as coils in the comfort and support layers, or adjustable air chambers found in airbeds.
Since the Layla Mattress is constructed entirely of foam, we found the bed was completely silent. This characteristic, coupled with consistent motion isolation, makes the Layla Mattress ideal for anyone whose sleep is easily disturbed during the night.
The memory foam used in the Layla Mattress is slow to respond, and the bed does not have the same springiness as an innerspring or hybrid model. Most sleepers will sink deeply into the bed, especially on the softer side.
This can make switching positions during sex somewhat difficult, but sinkage also provides more traction. Those who switch positions frequently may prefer the firmer side, while couples who like more traction are likely to find the softer side better for sex.
The Layla Mattress does not produce any noise when bearing weight, making it discreet for sex. Both sides have sturdy edges when sleepers use the mattress, allowing couples to use the bed’s entire surface without worrying about rolling off on either side.
The ideal firmness and thickness settings for a mattress largely depend on a sleeper’s body weight, shape, and preferred sleep position. In order to better inform our readers and avoid subjectivity in our review, our team evaluated the bed with sleep testers of varying body types and position preferences.
Lightweight Sleepers – Less than 130 lbs.
Our lightweight testers noticed more cushioning and experienced more pressure relief on the medium-soft side. The extra padding around the shoulders and hips improves spinal alignment for lighter side sleepers, as well.
Compared to the medium-soft side, the firm side does not provide the same pressure-relieving cradle. People who weigh less than 130 pounds but do not want a deep cradle may prefer the firm side. However, our findings suggest the medium-soft side will be more comfortable for the average lightweight sleeper.
Average Weight Sleepers – 130 to 230 lbs.
Our average weight testers experienced close body-contouring on both sides of the Layla Mattress. Overall pressure relief was very good, though our testers noticed some added pressure in the shoulders and hips on the firmer side. Comparatively, testers found the medium-soft side more supportive and experienced little to no added pressure.
Sleepers in the average weight group often prefer a balance of cushioning and support. For this reason, a sleeper weighing between 130 and 230 pounds may find either side of the Layla more comfortable, depending on their individual preferences.
Heavyweight Sleepers – More than 230 lbs.
Our heavyweight testers found the firm side very supportive. Their bodies did not sink as much into the comfort layer, resulting in good spinal alignment and less added pressure. In contrast, the testers found the medium-soft side too soft and experienced excessive sinking.
Heavier individuals tend to prefer mattresses with medium-firm or firm settings. Softer surfaces often sag too much, which can compromise support and lead to discomfort. The Layla’s medium-soft side is suitable for people weighing more than 230 pounds who prefer a deep cradle. However, our testing suggests heavier individuals will probably feel more comfortable and experience more pressure relief on the firm side.
Pricing and Discounts
- Twin $499
- Twin XL $599
- Full $799
- Queen $899
- King $999
- Cal King $999
How Does the Layla Mattress Compare to Other Beds?
Layla Mattress vs. Layla Hybrid
Made by the same brand, the hybrid Layla Hybrid shares many similarities with the Layla Mattress. Both beds feature flippable designs with comfort layers of copper-infused memory foam on each side. Each mattress offers two different firmness levels, though the Layla Hybrid features medium (5) and firm (7) surfaces.
The two Layla models mainly differ in support core construction. While the Layla Mattress uses a shared base layer of high-density polyfoam, the Layla Hybrid’s shared support core consists of pocketed coils. Due to its all-foam design, the Layla Mattress offers excellent motion isolation – particularly on the medium soft side – and relieves pressure very well. However, the Layla Mattress also lacks strong edge support. And while both mattresses sleep relatively cool due to their copper-infused foam layers, the Layla Hybrid sleeps slightly cooler thanks to the airflow through its coil layer.
The Layla Mattress has a much lower price-ppoint than the Layla Hybrid, but both models are priced consistently with their respective mattress types. Although they both come with the same 120-night sleep trial, the Layla Mattress is backed by a lifetime warranty, while the Layla Hybrid’s warranty spans 10 years.
Layla vs. Casper
Although it is not flippable, the Original Casper shares many design similarities with the Layla Mattress. These include a memory foam comfort layer to cushion the body and alleviate pressure, as well as a high-density foam base. The Casper also has polyfoam comfort layers, which make the bed more responsive and bouncier than the Layla Mattress.
The Original Casper has a medium (5) feel, which is slightly firmer than the Layla’s medium-soft side but significantly softer than the Layla’s firm side. Like the Layla, the Casper also isolates motion very well and sleeps cooler than other all-foam beds. However, our testing has found that the Layla Mattress provides better edge support for sleeping than the Original Casper.
At $999 in a queen-size, the Layla Mattress is almost $200 cheaper than the Original Casper. This makes the Layla a higher-value pick. You can read more about similarities and differences between these two beds in our Layla vs. Casper Mattress Comparison.
Layla vs. Leesa
The Leesa is a mixed-foam mattress built with polyfoam and memory foam layers. Like the Layla Mattress, the Leesa has a 10-inch profile. Its surface has a medium (5) feel that responds slowly and hugs the body closely, much like the Layla’s medium-soft side.
Other similarities between the Leesa and Layla include very good motion isolation and fair edge support with noticeable sinkage when people sit along the perimeter. Both beds also offer above-average temperature neutrality compared to other all-foam beds. One key difference is support for heavyweight sleepers. Because the Leesa does not have a firmer side, sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds may experience added pressure. For lightweight and average weight sleepers, both beds offer very good pressure relief.
The Layla and Leesa each have a price-point of $999 in a queen-size, making them equally high-value picks. To learn more about how these beds stack up, check out our Layla vs. Leesa Mattress Comparison.
Layla vs. Nectar
The Nectar Mattress is made with two memory foam comfort layers, as well as a memory foam transitional layer. Like the Layla, the Nectar has a traditional memory foam feel that responds slowly to the body and provides a pressure-relieving cradle.
In terms of firmness, the Nectar is considered medium-firm (6.5), giving it a feel that is more comparable to the Layla’s firmer surface. Both the Layla and the Nectar isolate motion transfer very well. The Nectar also alleviates pressure for most sleepers, but because the bed is relatively firm, lightweight individuals may experience some added pressure.
The Nectar is $200 cheaper than the Layla in a queen-size, though both beds have below-average price-points and should be considered high-value options. Visit our Nectar vs. Layla Mattress Comparison for more details.
|FIRMNESS OPTION||4,7||5, 7||5.5||5||6.5|
|AVAILABILITY||online||online||online, in-store||online, in-store||online, in-store|
|SLEEP TRIAL||120 nights||120 nights||100 nights||100 nights||365 nights|
|WARRANTY LENGTH||Lifetime||10 Year, Limited||10 Year, Limited||10 Year, Limited||Lifetime|
Layla Mattress FAQ
Sleep Trial 120 nights
Shipping Free to contiguous U.S.
Warranty Lifetime non-prorated
Made In USA
Where Can I Buy the Layla Mattress?
The Layla Mattress is available on the Layla website, as well as Amazon.com. Layla Sleep does not operate any brick-and-mortar locations.
Where Do They Ship?
Layla ships mattresses anywhere in the United States and Canada.
White Glove Delivery?
At this time, Layla does not offer White Glove delivery.
Full Delivery Policy
The delivery policy for Layla is as follows:
- Shipping is free for customers in the contiguous U.S.; those in Alaska and Hawaii pay a flat shipping rate of $125, and those in Canada pay a flat shipping rate of $225.
- All deliveries are coordinated through FedEx Ground. Mattresses take two to three days for manufacturing, and once shipped usually take two to five business days to reach their destination.
- Only standard shipping is offered. Expedited shipping or White Glove delivery are not available at this time.
Trial Period and Warranty Details
Layla offers a 120-night sleep trial for all mattress owners:
- The sleep trial begins on the date of purchase. There is a mandatory two-week break-in period. Owners may not return their mattress for a full refund until they have tested out the mattress for at least two weeks.
- Mattress purchasers in the lower 48 states are eligible for a full product refund with no extra fees if they return their mattress within 120 nights. Customers in Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada will receive a product refund, but their extra shipping charges are non-refundable.
- Because Layla does not restock mattresses, customers do not need to physically return their mattress to the company’s headquarters. In these cases, Layla requests owners to donate their mattress to a local charity organization.
- To initiate the return process, customers should email Layla’s customer service department.
Layla offers a lifetime warranty for the Layla Mattress:
- Layla will, at the company’s sole option, repair or replace any mattress that is deemed defective or as long as the original owners uses the mattress. This warranty is entirely non-prorated.
- Layla may opt to repair or replace individual components with defects (such as the cover), rather than replacing the entire mattress.
- Warranty coverage depends on the use of proper foundational support. Per Layla: ‘Proper use is defined as using the mattress on a firm, rigid and smooth surface that allows air ventilation and supports the entire mattress, including the center, such as a slatted bed platform or box spring.’
- Layla warns that pinching the foam while flipping the mattress may result in tearing, which is not covered under the warranty.
- Mattress owners may need to pay up to $50 in shipping and handling fees for mattress repairs or replacements; variable fees will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
- The Layla Mattress warranty covers sagging and body indentations in the sleep surface measuring 1 inch or deeper. The warranty also covers defects associated with the mattress cover, such as broken zippers and seams coming apart.
- The warranty does not cover body impressions measuring less than 1 inch deep. Additionally, the warranty does not cover damage that results from pinching or tearing the foam when flipping the bed. Other non-covered defects include physical damage resulting from misuse or abuse, the appearance of mold or vermin infestation, and repair or replacement requests due to changes in the owner’s comfort preferences.
- Keeping the mattress in its packaging for longer than two weeks may void the warranty if damage occurs. Layla also voids the warranty if the bed is used in a commercial facility, such as a hotel or rental property.
- This warranty is exclusively offered to original owners who purchase their mattress from Layla or an authorized retailer. Those who buy or acquire their mattress from the original owner or a non-authorized retailer will not be entitled to warranty coverage.
7 out of 10 owner experiences show customers have had a positive experience with Layla, irrespective of whether or not they liked their mattress.
Layla first launched in 2016. The current version of the Layla Mattress debuted in 2019.
Layla Sleep currently holds an ‘A+’ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Layla does not operate any brick-and-mortar locations.
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