Kaya Sleep Mattress Review
This review takes a look at the new KAYA Sleep hybrid mattress, a new hybrid pocketed coil / foam mattress that recently hit the online mattress market. The Kaya promises high quality materials and construction in a premium mattress that sleeps cool and at an affordable price.
We recently received a KAYA Sleep mattress and give our experience sleeping on it in the following review. If you are interested in learning more about this new hybrid mattress that offers the best of both worlds – innerspring coil technology memory foam – then keep reading!
Hopefully this KAYA Sleep mattress review will help you in your next mattress purchase decision! (Review updated January 2018)
Construction and Materials
The KAYA Sleep mattress is a 11″ hybrid pocketed coil and foam mattress made up of 4 layers.
- 1″ Top Comfort Layer – This layer is 1″ of 5lb high density foam designed to provide comfort and responsiveness.
- 2″ Comfort Layer – This layer is 2″ of 4lb density memory foam designed to provide pressure relief and comfort.
- 1″ Transition Layer – This layer is 1″ of 2lb transitional foam that works to provide a transition layer between the upper comfort layers and the lower coil support layer.
- 7″ Foundation Layer – This layer is 7″ of high quality steel pocketed innerspring coils (over 1000 coils in a queen mattress) sandwiched between support foam layers that act as the foundation and provides deep compression support.
The cover of the Kaya mattress is infused with ThermoGel – a material that aids in heat dissipation and really does work at providing a cool sleeping surface as well as contributing to the overall coolness of the mattress.
The cover has a nice pattern on it that feels good and has the ThermoGel foam quilted within it which aids in comfort and airflow.
Firmness & Support
The KAYA Sleep mattress only comes in one firmness option, which we rate it at a 5-6 out of 10 (10 being the firmest).
The Kaya mattress feels a little softer to me, as I am significantly heavier than Kaye, and I tend to press through the top comfort layers and feel more of the support layers in most mattresses.
The nice 11″ thickness of the KAYA Sleep mattress with its high quality pocketed coil support layer helps support both my heavier 230lb weight and combined weight with Kaye.
So in terms of support, the KAYA mattress does a really good job of providing excellent support in all sleeping positions, with the top memory foam comfort layers providing body hug and contour with the underlying spring support layer providing the deep compression support for the body.
As we are primarily side sleepers, we like mattresses that provide enough give in the top comfort layer to support our shoulders and hips, while also having the firmness if we switch to our stomach or back.
Having a mattress that is too soft causes the spine to be misaligned and results in pain, but the KAYA prevents this with the use of high density foam in the upper layers of the mattress.
Due to this high quality hybrid construction and materials, the Kaya mattress really provides the degree of support a heavier sleeper like myself needs from the pocketed coil foundation layer combined with the dense foam top comfort layers.
We felt that the KAYA Sleep mattress was quite comfortable, with the top comfort foam layers providing a comfortable sleeping surface that molds and hugs your body. The ThermoGel infused top layer does a great job at preventing heat buildup (see below) while also making the exterior nice and comfortable.
The hybrid construction with the pocketed coil support layer provides the expected bounce and the foam mattress top layers provide good body contour and hug.
After sleeping on the KAYA Sleep mattress for a while, we found that our bodies adapted to the mattress and molded to the memory foam without feeling stuck or trapped in the foam. The coils helped provide the bounce needed to switch positions during the night and supported my heavy bodyweight with ease.
The KAYA mattress is also great for sex as well, with the bed providing good push-back and bounce needed for sex without feeling trapped in foam as previously mentioned.
The Kaya mattress is both very supportive as well as being a very comfortable mattress, and the premium materials all lend themselves to accomplishing this.
The Kaya mattress does a good job of sleeping cool due to the ThermoGel infused top layer as well as the innerspring coils layer which be design provides good airflow and discourages heat retention.
Sleeping hot is a big pet peeve of ours, and is something that many all foam mattresses struggle with. The Kaya mattress, however, solves this issue by the use of the ThermoGel infused cover above the layers of memory foam.
The combination of this material with the coil and foam construction used in the mattress does a great job of ensuring the mattress sleeps cooler than most mattresses we have reviewed.
Sinkage & Motion Transfer
The KAYA mattress does an good job with sinkage, especially compared to most mattresses we have reviewed. As we always preach, sinkage (and motion transfer) is largely weight dependent.
The fact that I weigh around 230lbs tends to have a rather large bearing on the degree of sinkage I experience when sitting and lying on a mattress. Because of my heavy weight, on most mattresses I tend to cause them to compress down quite a bit when sitting on the edge, or sitting upright in bed.
Kaye, who is half my weight, experiences much less sinkage than I do, but again this is to be expected due to her much lighter weight and the fact that she doesn’t compress the mattress down as much as I do.
With the Kaya mattress, however, this isn’t a problem. KAYA uses very dense 5 PCF (pounds per cubic foot) foam in the top layers which provides excellent support and prevents significant sinkage. Combined with the high quality springs, this helps minimize sinkage quite a bit.
Edge support is very good with this mattress as well, and better than many mattresses we have reviewed.
I slept near the edge at time to test this and did not experience any of the “rolling off” the edges or having them compressed under my weight.
Motion transfer, however, is more than most all foam mattresses we have reviewed, as to be expected with a hybrid coil mattress which provides more bounce than a foam or latex mattress due to the innerspring coils in its construction.
Kaye felt some disruption in our sleep by the shaking of the mattress when I got in and out of the bed and when I moved around, which is to be expected from the coil construction of the mattress which is more responsive and thus bouncier. Not too bad, but definitely noticeable.
Smell / Off-Gassing
The KAYA Sleep mattress gets high marks in this category for not having a noticeable smell upon opening the box. The hybrid coil / foam construction minimized the degree of off-gassing that all foam mattresses usually have.
KAYA Sleep has pretty much the standard service offerings that most bed-in-a-box online mattress companies are offering these days, which includes the following:
- 120 night Trial period
- 20 year Warranty
- Free Shipping
- 100% money back guarantee for Returns / Refunds
- Save $200 by clicking here
- American made
The Kaya Sleep mattress is reasonably priced, coming in at $1185 for a Queen, which is a good price given the quality materials and construction used in this mattress. However, you can save $200 by clicking here, which makes a queen $985
The KAYA Sleep hybrid mattress is a great hybrid coil / foam mattress that provides the benefits of both innerspring mattresses and memory foam mattresses as well.
The Kaya mattress provides a good medium firmness mattress with good support for all sleeping styles, and provides a higher degree of bounce and responsiveness from the coil hybrid design. While this makes the mattress have more motion transfer, this is to be expected for these type of mattress designs.
The Kaya sleeps cool due to the use of ThermoGel infused in its cover as well as the innerspring pocketed construction that helps prevents heat buildup. The Kaya has minimal sinkage and good edge support as well, which all lends it to it being a great mattress for couples as well as those that like the bounce of innerspring mattresses and the hug and contour of foam.
All in all, the KAYA Sleep hybrid mattress is a great bed at a great price given the materials used in its construction.
Hopefully our review of the Kaya mattress helps you out with your next mattress purchase decision! If you have any questions, feel free to let us know.