Layla Mattress Review
Our review of the Layla mattress takes a look at this new, updated version of their first model that brought many innovations to the mattress industry and was one of the first beds on the market that uses copper-infused memory foam and can be customized to different firmness preferences by flipping it over.
Layla Sleep was started by two Silicon Valley brothers who grew up in the bed industry as well as other industry veterans.
The company does a great job at listening to their customers, and has gone over and above to take customer feedback into consideration and has recently improved their latest product by focusing on design, airflow, comfortability, cooling, and various health benefits.
This is our updated opinion of the Layla mattress, which has recently been improved to help you get more quality sleep, wake up feeling refreshed, filled with energy and totally ready for the new day.
It is one of our favorite memory foam mattresses on the market today, and you can read about it in our “Top 10 Best Mattresses Guide”
This in-depth guide evaluates all of the criteria we use to determine what constitutes a good mattress, which includes firmness / support, comfort, sleeping hot, and other features as outlined below.
Read our update of this bed to see what we think about this amazing updated mattress and find out how it worked for us! ( Last updated)
Is the Layla Mattress Right for You?
Buy the Layla Mattress if you like:
- Memory foam feel – Both the firm and the sides of the Layla contain copper infused memory foam that provides pressure relief. Its soft cover and the all foam construction allow you to sink in the mattress to a certain degree and provide you with the classic memory foam feel of contouring without the feeling of being trapped.
- Sleeping cool – The THERMOgel infused cover of this mattress and the use of cooper-infused foam in its construction prevent heat build-up, regulate the temperature and eliminate the sticky feeling that most all-foam mattresses cause.
- Adjustable mattress – The Layla could be an excellent choice for you if you are not sure which firmness level is right for you as it gives you the possibility to go from a soft to a firm feel in the same bed simply by turning the mattress over.
- Sharing your bed – The Layla mattress due to its all-foam construction causes very minimal motion transfer when changing positions or getting in and our of bed during the night, and it can be a great choice if you plan on sharing your bed with a partner.
You might not like the Layla Mattress if:
- You like the feeling of sleeping on top of a mattress – The Layla is a medium-firm all foam mattress that will allow your body to sink into it to a certain degree for perfect pressure relief and if you like the feeling of sleeping on top of a mattress rather than inside it, then this mattress may not be the right pick for you.
- You are a stomach sleeper – If you are a stomach sleeper and you are looking for a mattress that will safely support your hips and shoulders and keep your spine properly aligned, then this mattress may not be an ideal option for you. It may be too soft for your preferred sleeping position.
Construction & Materials
The new Layla mattress is a 10″ memory foam mattress with 4 layers of copper infused foam and base support foam. This memory foam mattress uses a core inner support foam layer and a softer more comfortable layer on each side, and provides the different firmness settings when flipped over, to offer sleepers a choice of firmness.
The Layla is the first ever dual sided copper-infused memory foam mattress. Of all the mattress reviews we have done here at Memory Foam Talk, it is one of the most innovative. Copper is included to help reduce joint inflammation and help ease joint pain and stiffness. The mattress is one of the best for those suffering health conditions that can benefit from a better mattress.
This mattress works in the same way like those copper bracelets you see people wearing, by reportedly improving circulation, improving blood flow, and aiding in alleviating health conditions as mentioned above.
Copper emits antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties and provides a lot of health benefits which makes the Layla excellent as a mattress that not only provides great sleep, but helps you heal in the process.
As an all foam mattress, the Layla doesn’t have the hybrid materials such as innerspring coils or latex, so it is definitely targeted to those that enjoy the feel of memory foam with the hug and contour it provides.
The mattress consists of the following layers:
- 3″ Comfort Layer (Soft setting) -- 3″ of high density copper infused memory foam to provide cooling and improve blood circulation
- 2″ Support Layer -- 2″ of convoluted foam that provides airflow and support for the comfort layers on each side
- 4″ Base Support Foam Layer -- 4″ of 2.o ILD Poly Base foam to provide overall support for the mattress in both comfort configurations.
- 1″ Comfort Layer (Firm setting) -- 1″ of the same high density copper infused memory foam as 3″ layer.
The company designed this mattress with the use of copper, which is proven to increase blood flow and improve circulation for sleepers. In addition, copper also has cooling properties that the technology in the foam aims to also improve in the mattress.
The cover of this new version of this memory foam mattress features an interesting and modern design and is specially created to be double sided and allow you to turn over the mattress from the soft side to the firm without removing it.
They made it in such way which clearly distinguishes which side is soft and which side is firm by labeling each side and making them be of two completely different colors.
Like the old previous model, this one is also lined with THERMOgel technology that causes the bed to react to your body’s sweat in order to keep you cool at night while you sleep. Sleepers who suffer from heat or high temps when they sleep will appreciate this.
In addition, Layla Sleep is the first mattress company in the world to implement a proprietary softening process to their fabric which makes their covers much softer than any of other sleep products.
So, this new, updated exterior is incredibly soft and comfortable, and, in conjunction with the copper, it helps the mattress sleep cool and prevents sleepers from waking up hot and sweaty. We love the heat regulating materials and love the ability to change firmness (more on that below) which this bed does with ease and really helps us sleep.
Firmness & Support of the Layla Bed
This new mattress allows you to choose the firmness level simply by flipping the mattress over. You no longer need to unzip the cover in order to adjust the layers and your firmness level, but simply swap the mattress from the soft side to the firm.
As we mentioned, the bed is double sided and each side is of a different color, and it not only saves sleepers time in the flipping process but also makes it easier for people to know which side they are sleeping on.
The softer side of the model is around a 5-6 on a firmness scale (10 being the firmest), while the firmer side offers a much firmer feel and falls around 8 out of 10 (10 being the firmest).
The soft side has 3″ of high density memory foam that contains copper and 2″ of convoluted foam above the firm support core made of Poly foam which gives it a softer feel while the firm side has only 1″ of this memory foam with the copper above the firm support layer which makes this side significantly firmer.
Personally I like softer mattresses, even though I tend to sink down in soft beds more than most with my heavier weight (230lbs.) The Layla does a great job at supporting both my heavier weight as well as Kaye’s lighter weight, without making us feel “trapped in foam”.
However, for those sleepers that have pain or need relief from pressure points, a softer bed often isn’t what is needed. So the Layla solves that by being able to turn the bed over and provide options to help with pain relief or pressure point relief.
In terms of support, the Layla, having two sides, does a good job of providing excellent support in all sleeping positions. Since Kaye and myself are primarily side sleepers, we like mattresses that provide enough give in the top comfort layer to support our shoulders and hips and promote pressure relief, while also having the firmness if we switch to our stomachs and backs.
The soft side of the new Layla is great for this, with the soft materials in the upper layers helping mold to your body and provide that relief needed.
Back sleepers and stomach sleepers will find the firm side of the Layla good for those styles as well, as it is firm enough to provide support and pressure point relief for sleepers with those styles without being too soft and causing excessive sinkage. Thus, all sleepers and people that sleep on their stomach or back as well as their side will benefit.
This mattress can suit all firmness preferences of all types of sleepers, from those sleepers that like the softer/medium feel to those wanting the firmer one, simply by flipping the mattress over, which is something that almost all “universal comfort” models can’t accomplish.
Those that need to relieve pressure can use this option to switch firmness and find the right “sweet spot” of firmness which will help reduce pressure and take away the pain from those pressure points.
If you sleep on your stomach or your back and need a firmer option, just flip over the bed on the firmer side and problem solved! I used to sleep on my stomach but the bed I had was on the soft side so had to discontinue that sleep style, with the Layla you can customize the firmness to meet YOUR sleep style needs, and not the other way around!
Layla Mattress -- how does it feel?
The Layla mattress is rather comfortable, which was apparent to us upon the first time lying down on it. As mentioned, its special cover is extremely soft and the all foam construction of this mattress and its soft side really allowed me to sink into the mattress but not feel trapped.
As mentioned previously, this really depends on what firmness preference you have, so if you are one of those sleepers that enjoy a soft mattress, the Layla definitely satisfies this on the soft side. Similarly, if you prefer a firmer mattress, just turn it over when it is time for a firmer comfort level.
If you like hybrid mattresses, those which have coils and latex in them, may not like this bed as much -- as it differs from a hybrid or latex bed which has much more responsiveness and doesn’t conform or mold to your body like memory foam does. Personally, we like memory foam beds compared to hybrid or latex ones, but that is a personal preference.
Memory foam is great at reducing pressure points for those suffering from back or hip pain, as it helps mold to your body and relieve pressure much more than stiffer materials like coils or latex.
We feel that the new updated bed does an excellent job at appealing to all sleeper preferences and is perfect for all sleep positions.
Do You Sleep Hot on this Layla? Nope!
True to form, the Layla Sleep mattress does deliver when it comes to not sleeping hot, which is a common problem with most memory foam mattresses. Many hybrid or latex beds sleep cool naturally, and often memory foam ones will sleep hot and sticky, but not so with this mattress. You will sleep much cooler during the night with the Layla compared to other foam beds.
The use of the copper infused foam layer definitely works, as we didn’t feel the stickiness that can normally be a result from people that sleep on an all foam bed. The temperature regulating material in this layer does a great job at providing relief for those that sleep hot and provides a good nights sleep.
Have you ever noticed how copper pipes feel cold to the touch? This is a good example of how the mattress helps prevent heat buildup and remain cool when you sleep. The copper naturally helps keep heat away and in combination with the ThermoGel layer and open cell memory foam layer does a great job at keeping the mattress cool so you have a cool nights sleep.
The THERMOgel infused cover also contributes to not causing sweating and preventing heat when sleeping as well. For a heavier sleeper (230 lbs), living in Texas, and sleeping with a partner, this is a HUGE deal. I hate sweating during my nights sleep personally, as many do.
The Layla pillows utilize the same heat regulating material which make them great products as well that compliment their mattresses and other accessories, all with a great warranty and price.
This bed does a GREAT job at helping you sleep much cooler, removing heat and is head and shoulders above almost all other mattresses on the market in this respect.
Sinkage and Motion Transfer
Sinkage (and motion transfer) really depends on which side of the new Layla mattress you choose to sleep on. As sinkage is largely weight-dependent, I sunk down a lot more on the softer side. We preach this on all of our reviews and its true -- those that are heavier will compress the comfort layer down more and cause them to rest on the support layer much faster.
My heavier weight compressed through the top comfort layer foam more than Kaye did, who weights half of what I do. However, this is something I personally enjoy, as I prefer the feeling of my body being contoured in foam which helps support my back and shoulders.
This mattress does an excellent job at supporting my heavier weight and not causing Kaye to “roll down into me” and make her sleep near the edge because of our weight difference which is one of our pet peeves. On the firm side, this was less of an issue due to the support layer doing most of the work supporting sleeper’s weight.
Likewise, edge support is better on the firm side than the soft for the same reason. However, the edge support is very good with this mattress, and I did not compress or sink down to the foundation as I often do with other memory foam mattresses when sitting on the edge or lying near the edge of the mattress.
Often, with many memory foam mattresses, the edge collapses and makes me sink down quite a bit, and with some poor models with bad edge support, even causes the same result for Kaye with her lighter weight. Not with the Layla mattress, however.
Motion transfer was excellent (in that it is very minimal) with the new Layla both on the soft side and the firm side. It does great job at at balancing our weight out, which is a huge benefit for couples and something we really look for.
Compared to a hybrid mattress which has a support base of innerspring coils which provide a lot of movement, memory foam mattresses prevent this and have much less movement and motion transfer than hybrid or latex beds.
There wasn’t that much motion when I got in or out of the bed, which with some models is a problem for Kaye during the night when my heavy weight causes excessive motion and “bounces” her off her side! She can sleep well thankfully.
So the Layla mattress gets high marks for minimal motion transfer, something couples will appreciate for sure.
Was there Smell / Off-Gassing during our reviews of the Layla Mattress?
This all foam mattress had a minimal amount of smell upon opening the box, which is excellent given its all foam construction and the fact that it comes compressed in a box.
A slight off-gassing smell is common with many memory foam mattresses, but the odor with the Layla bed wasn’t so noticeable and did not last very long at all. Any smell that was present dissipated rather quickly. Definitely something that can prevent good sleep if you have to smell chemicals, which thankfully isn’t the case with this bed!
Layla offers some great offerings, which are above what many of the existing bed in the box models offer -- primarily the inclusion of the lifetime warranty.
- 120 night sleep trial
- Lifetime warranty
- Made in the USA
- Free shipping and free returns
- Ships in 7 days
- Save $150 on a Layla by clicking here
As mentioned, Layla Sleep is one of the few mattress companies which offers a lifetime warranty, which will help you feel better about your purchase, knowing that it is supported for the life of the mattresses. A 120 nights sleep trial is also a bonus for helping you evaluate the product and make sure it fits your needs.
This trial is a great thing for being able to test out the bed. Shipping comes fast via express carriers, arriving within 7 days.
In addition to the lifetime warranty, one great thing the company does if you choose not to keep the mattress, is that the company will cover the cost to house a homeless person in a city shelter for one night. Their goal is to sell enough mattresses to cover the cost of operation of every shelter in America, year round. An ambitious goal certainly, but one with good intentions.
Having a great warranty, a great sleep trial, fast shipping, and a great price -- along with superior materials and a comfortable sleep, helps this bed rise head and shoulders above many other mattresses on the market today. With all the reviews we have done over the years, this company definitely does a great job with their product offerings, sleep trial, and warranty.
What we also have to mention is that Layla Sleep wanted to reward its customers by improving their unboxing experience. So, we were very surprised when we received a special kit along with the mattress in its new packaging. The kit was filled with various items including a T-shirt, drawstring bag, a plastic wrapper opener, brochures, instructional cards, and stickers.
The company also has a variety of accessories including pillows, a foundation (box spring), weighted blanket, topper, etc. We are especially a fan of their pillows which we have evaluated here: Layla Pillow
Is a mattress protector needed? Not really as it may prevent the temperature regulating material in the layers from being in contact with your body and helping to dissipate heat. We personally don’t use mattress protectors for this reason, and our reviews of all products try to emphasize this.
Does it work on adjustable beds? These mattresses work great on adjustable beds. We sleep on a Saatva Lineal Base and it does a great job in combination with this bed when using it.
How easy are returns? Returns are very easy. All you do is call their company and talk to their Sleep Advisors and they will arrange for a local charity to come pick up the mattress, no stuffing it back in the box and trying to ship it back. Easy cheesy, free shipping both ways.
Do they have Financing? Yes, you can get financing through the Affirm company, given a quick credit approval. You can then purchase over time with fixed monthly payments with rates of 10-30% APR.
What about the warranty? The company offers a lifetime warranty which covers it from defects and makes sure if you have any major problems with their mattresses with it you can get a replacement. Check out the company website www.laylasleep.com for more info on this.
What Does It Cost Me?
These mattresses are very competitively priced at $849 for a Queen, which for a bed that offers 2 different firmness options by flipping it over and includes innovative cooling technology this is s great deal.
Summary of our thoughts on the review
Layla took this already popular bed and made it even better and more appealing to a wide variety of sleepers by changing the design of its cover and thus allowing its customers to have options to choose a preferred firmness level simply by flipping the mattress over.
The new bed is an innovative mattress that offers some unique features and options that other models don’t have these days, including the use of copper as well as a two-sided design that allows choosing the level of firmness.
Due to the design and materials, it does sleep cool, removing the heat and hot temperature many memory foam mattresses cause and depending on your sleep preferences, can go from soft to firm pretty quickly.
We feel that the Layla is capable of meeting the needs all sleepers by providing options. We are very demanding sleepers when it comes to comfort and this new mattress worked perfectly for us as a couple with different weights and firmness preferences.
The use of copper does what the company claims and we did feel that the mattress was cooler than most memory foam models in its class. We also did not feel any discomfort and hip or shoulder pain that we often do with many other beds.
All in all, the new Layla is a well designed and innovative mattress for those that want more than the standard universal comfort type mattresses can offer.
The lifetime warranty, the 120 night sleep trial, and the excellent price all lend to making this bed one of the best products for sleepers on the market today. In addition, the company has great pillows and accessories as well!
We were so impressed by the updates they made to their mattress, that we have ranked it #3 in our “Top 10 Best Mattresses” Guide. We hope our reviews of the new updated Layla helps you make a decision during your next mattress purchase!
Layla vs Leesa Original
Is it already time to replace your old mattress? Are you looking for a comfortable mattress that will hug your body and provide it with excellent contour? Perhaps you should consider purchasing one of the all foam models such as Layla and Leesa Original which we’ll be focusing on in today’s comparison to help all sleepers decide.
These reviews will give you more insight into the specific characteristics of both mattresses and help you realize which one would best meet your personal needs and sleep preferences.
Read the full Layla vs. Leesa Original comparison
Layla vs Nectar
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All-foam mattresses are known for providing deep compression support, contour and hug to the body, relieving pain and pressure points, and isolating motion transfer, which is important for many sleepers.
These beds receive high reviews from consumers when compared to traditional innerspring mattresses, which means that there is a good chance you’ll be totally satisfied with your new bed.
Today, we’ll be comparing two all foam mattresses – Layla and Nectar, and one of them may prove to be the right choice for you.
Read the full Layla vs. Nectar Mattress Comparison!
Layla vs Nolah Original
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These are popular and unique mattress brands. They both bring several innovations to mattress industry and while one features special copper-infused memory foam for additional cooling, the other uses its own proprietary Air Foam, but which one is better.
Read the full Layla vs. Nolah Original reviews!