Layla vs. Leesa

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 which we’ll be focusing on in today’s review.

This review 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. Last updated Oct 16, 2020 @ 10:35 pm



Construction and Materials

The Layla is an all-foam 10-inch mattress with 4 layers of copper-infused memory foam and base support foam. There is a core inner support foam layer and a comfort layer on each side of the mattress, which provide the different firmness settings when the mattress is flipped over.

  • 3″ Comfort Layer (Soft setting) – 3″ of high-density copper infused memory foam that provides cooling and improves 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 – 4″ of 2.o ILD Poly Base foam that provides 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.

    Layla mattress layers

The cover is soft and comfortable, lined with THERMOgel technology that causes the bed to react to your body’s sweat in order to keep you cool at night as well. Besides this the cover is colored differently on each firmness side of the mattress, and both soft and firm side are clearly marked.

Firmness and Support

This mattress is unique in that you can go from a soft feel to a firm feel in the same bed simply by turning the mattress over.

We felt the soft side to be around a 5-6 on the firmness scale, with 10 being the firmest. When we flipped it over to the firmer side the feel was around 8 out of 10, with 10 being the firmest.

Layla mattress corner

Layla mattress corner

The mattress does a great job at supporting both my lighter weight and the heavier weight of my partner without the feeling of being trapped in foam. It is a universal model that will satisfy just about all firmness preferences of the sleepers, from those that like the softer/medium feel to those wanting the firmer one.


As for the comfort, the Layla mattress is a rather comfortable as it can satisfy both softer and firmer preferences of the sleepers and provide them with a luxurious feel.

Its soft cover and the all foam construction on the soft firmness allow you to sink in the mattress to a certain degree but not feel trapped. Similarly, if you prefer a firmer mattress, you just have to flip it over and you will be provided with a firmer comfort level.

Sleeping Hot

The Layla does a great job at sleeping cool, and it is far above almost every other mattress on the market in this category.

All foam beds usually lead to the build-up of heat and the feeling of stickiness, but with the Layla, there is no such problem due to the use of copper-infused foam in its construction. The THERMOgel infused cover contributes to not sweating when sleeping as well.

Sinkage and Motion Transfer

Sinkage and motion transfer depend on which firmness level you prefer. As sinkage is largely weight dependant, Andrew sunk down more on the softer side than I did, but this is something he enjoys as he prefers the feeling of his body being contoured in foam which helps support his back and shoulders as well.

Layla mattress review, firm side

Layla mattress review, firm side

A firm side of the mattress causes less sinkage and the edge support is also better on the firm side than on the soft for the same reason. The Layla has a good edge support and Andrew did not compress or sink down to the foundation as it often happens with other memory foam mattresses.

When it comes to motion transfer, it is almost non-existent with Layla both on its soft side as well as on the firm side, which is a great benefit for couples.

Smell / Off-Gassing

The Layla releases a minimal amount of smell upon opening of the box, which is quite surprising given the fact that it is an all-foam mattress. All the smell that is present dissipates within a few hours.

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The Layla is very competitively priced at $849 for a Queen. This is an excellent price given the quality materials used in the construction of this mattress and its special cooling features.

Click here to read the full Layla mattress review.



Construction and Materials

The Leesa is a 10-inch combination of memory foam and Avena foam for additional cooling and bounce and it is composed of the following layers:

  • 2″ Top Cooling layer – The top layer is made of 2″ of cooling Avena foam, designed to provide cooling and bounce.
  • 2″ Middle layer – This layer is designed to provide support to the body and pressure relief, and it is made up of 2″ of contouring memory foam.
  • 6″ Bottom layer – This layer is made of 6″ of dense support foam and it provides the foundation for the mattress and works with the top layers to create support.

The Leesa has an extremely soft cover woven from one piece of polyester-Lycra blend fabric that works to provide a cool surface and comfort as well.

Firmness and Support

Whereas the Layla comes in two firmness options within the same mattress, the Leesa is a universal comfort type memory foam mattress, designed to appeal to a wide range of sleepers, and it is around a 5/6 out of 10 on the firmness scale, with 10 being the firmest.

However, firmness is largely weight dependent and I tended to compress the top layers less than Andrew who weights considerably more than I do. Therefore, Andrew did not feel that the Leesa provided much support to him when sleeping, as his heavier weight caused him to compress through the upper layers quite a bit.

The thinner construction of this mattress also caused him to bottom out when sitting up on it, which is something that the Layla did not do.

Leesa mattress, queen size


While the Leesa has a soft and comfortable exterior and the Avena foam in the top cooling layer provides a bit of responsiveness and bounce, it does not provide enough support and comfort like some of the other all-foam mattresses we have tried out to date.

Andrew felt it was not supportive enough for his heavy weight, and it caused him to reach the foundation of our bed. This, if you are a heavier sleeper as well, may reduce the overall comfort and affect the quality of your sleep.

Sleeping Hot

As for sleeping hot, the Leesa does a good job here, and it is about average in this category. Its thin cover and the use of the Avena foam layer in its construction provides good air flow, makes this mattress breathable, and eliminates the feeling of stickiness usually present in memory foam mattresses.

Sinkage and Motion Transfer

As it has been already said, sinkage and motion transfer is highly dependent on sleeper’s weight and as Andrew weights around 230 lbs, he pressed through the 10″ Leesa top layers immediately upon sitting and lying on the mattress.

The sinkage of the Leesa also caused more motion transfer during the night than the Layla as Andrew would sink lower than me, which caused me to roll into him.

Edge support in this mattress is minimal and Andrew’s weight compressed the bed. Lying flat seemed to disperse his weight, but at times when rolling over in the night, he would feel the harder support layer through the compressed thinner comfort layer.

Smell / Off-Gassing

There is a small degree of off-gassing/smell upon opening the box. It is due to the all-foam construction of this mattress, but it is nothing overpowering when compared to some other mattresses we have reviewed.

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Leesa is pretty reasonably priced when compared to the in-store brands, and it comes in at $849 for a queen. You can save $100 on this mattress by using the link given above.

Click here to read the full Leesa mattress review.



Layla vs. Leesa Mattress Comparison

Below is our comprehensive side-by-side comparison of the Layla vs. Leesa mattress.

Layers3″ of high density copper infused memory foam, 2″ of convoluted foam, 4″ of 2.o ILD Poly Base foam, 1″ of the same high density copper infused memory2″ of cooling Avena foam, 2″ of contouring memory foam, 6″ of dense support foam
CoverSoft and comfortable cover, lined with THERMOgel technologySoft, woven from one piece of polyester-Lycra blend fabric
Firmness5-8 out of 105-6 out of 10
Motion TransferVery minimalHigher than in most memory foam mattresses
WarrantyLifetime10 years
Trial Period120 days100 days
ShippingFree shippingFree shipping, arrives in 2-7 days
Refunds & ReturnsFree returnsYes


Which Mattress Is Right for You?

Choose Layla mattress if you like:

  • Memory foam feel – Both the firm and the soft side 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.

Choose Leesa mattress if you like:

  • Memory foam feel – The softness of the Leesa cover combined with the initial soft response from its memory foam layers provide a soft feel typical for memory foam. 
  • Sleeping cool – The thin cover of this mattress and the use of the Avena foam layer in its construction allow easier air flow, make this mattress breathable, and eliminate the feeling of stickiness usually present in memory foam mattresses.
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