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Layla Mattress Review

Andy David
Review by Andy David
Mattress expert Updated Oct 2019

Quick Overview

  • Layla is best for side sleepers with an average or light body weight. If you’re a heavy person or a stomach sleeper, there are better and more comfortable alternatives
  • Copper-infused memory foam is marketing hype. Putting copper in the memory foam won’t keep you cooler or provide you with health benefits. Don’t buy Layla for the copper benefits being claimed
  • Buying a Layla will get you a great value mattress that’s made in the USA. You get a high-quality memory foam mattress at a good price

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Buy Layla if you:

Sleep on your side – side sleepers find the memory foam provides great pressure relief in the hips, knees and shoulders. This means you won’t wake up in the morning with pain from pressure points. Or be tossing and turning all night from pressure point pain. It’s a great mattress for side sleepers.

Want a great value memory foam mattress – you get great value with Layla. It’s made in the USA using high quality foams by a good manufacturer. There are only a few other memory foam mattresses that provide a similar level of value at this price point (Bear, Nectar, Snuggle-Pedic).

Couples with a restless partner – Layla has excellent motion isolation. If you have a restless partner, there will be almost no motion transfer to your side. This will stop you being woken up during the night by your partner.

Other positives: good back pain relief, two firmness choices in one mattress, classic memory foam feel

Don't buy Layla if you:

Sleep hot – the copper-infused memory foam won’t provide you any genuine cooling benefits. There is no scientific proof.  If you sleep hot, this mattress probably won’t sleep cool for you. There are better options available for hot sleepers who need cooling. The Snuggle-Pedic and the Nectar are both memory foam mattresses that will do a better job at keeping you cool.

Have a heavy body weight – Layla’s thickness and support is not good for a heavy person 200+ pounds (big and tall, obese or just heavy). The mattress won’t provide you enough support to keep your spine in alignment. So if you’re a heavy person, you will probably suffer from aches and pains with the Layla.

Want a medium firmness – Layla is a double side mattress that you can flip over to change firmness levels. The firm side is about 8 out of 10. And the soft side a 4 out of 10. This means there is no medium firmness available. If you want a medium firmness, this is not the right choice.

Other negatives: weak edge support, higher price than some competitors, lacks bounce for sex

Nectar vs Layla

Nectar is another popular memory foam bed on the market. It comes with a 365-night trial compared to Layla’s 120-night trial period. Like most people, you will probably find Nectar to be the better choice (depending on your preferences).

More foam, better for heavy people – Nectar is a thicker mattress with more memory foam. If you’re heavy, Nectar will provide you better support and comfort. The thin memory foam on Layla’s firm side (only 1 inch) is a major weakness and complaint for heavy people.

Better value – Nectar is $200 cheaper than the Layla. A Nectar queen is $699 versus Layla queen at $899. Layla is made in the USA. While Nectar is made in China. So, there is some trade-off if you want the lower price.

Only one firmness level – the Nectar comes in a single firmness (about 6.5 out of 10). This is a good medium firmness that you can enjoy in all sleeping positions and most body weights. But you don’t get the adjustable firmness level that Layla offers. Nectar also has no ‘soft’ firmness level.

Related: Best memory foam mattress ratings 2019

Bear vs Layla

The Bear mattress and Layla are both memory foam mattresses. Prices are almost the same. Bear is $890 for a queen and Layla is $899. But there is a few key differences

Different cooling technology – Bear uses a Celliant cover and graphite memory foam for cooling. The graphite is unlikely to provide you any cooling benefits. But the Celliant is a proven technology with some evidence for keeping you cool. In comparison, Layla’s copper-infused memory foam has no evidence for providing you cooling benefits.

Medium firmness level – Bear only comes with a single firmness option that’s a 6.5 out of 10 (medium firmness level). It’s a single-sided mattress. So you can’t flip the mattress over to change the firmness level. Layla can be firmer or softer than Bear depending on which side you choose.

Less motion isolation – Layla has better motion isolation and less partner disturbance. If you’re a couple with a partner that tosses and turns during the night, Layla will probably be the better choice.

More alternatives: Snuggle-Pedic, Purple, Novosbed

Sleeping Positions

Layla is great for side sleeepers

Layla is best if you’re a side sleeper or back sleeper. If you’re a stomach sleeper, this is not the right mattress for you.

The thickness and 1 inch of memory on the firm side is not good support for stomach sleepers. Nectar is a better option if you’re a stomach sleeper.

Side sleepers
Side sleepers
Side sleepers
 Excellent

You will find the soft side is best for side sleeping. It provides great pressure relief for your hips and shoulders. The firm side is not a good choice for side sleepers

Back sleepers
Back sleepers
Back sleepers
 Excellent

Both sides of the mattress are good if you’re a back sleeper. The soft side will have you sinking into the mattress. While the firm side will keep you sleeping on top without little sinkage.

Stomach Sleepers
Stomach Sleepers
Stomach Sleepers
 Not good

Both sides are not good for stomach sleepers. The soft side will cause you hip pain from sinking in too much. The firm side will likely cause you back pain from poor spine alignment

Body Weight

Layla is good if you’re an average or light weight person. Having two firmness options allows you to find the firmness you prefer. But if you’re a heavy person, this mattress is not a good choice. The mattress is too thin and does not provide enough support for heavy people.

Heavy weight sleepers
Heavy weight sleepers
Heavy weight sleepers
 Not good

Not recommended if you are a heavy person. The firm side is better for heavy people. But only has a single inch of memory foam for comfort. You will probably suffer from aches and pains with the Layla

Average weight sleepers
Average weight sleepers
Average weight sleepers
 Excellent

This is a great mattress for you. The memory foam will gently cradle your body and relieve pressure points if you choose the soft side. The firm side will keep you floating on top bu might be less comfortable

Light weight sleepers
Light weight sleepers
Light weight sleepers
 Excellent

Soft side will be the right choice for you unless you like a firm mattress. The soft side will provide you excellent support and classic memory foam comfort

Firmness and Construction

The mattress can be flipped to change firmness level

Layla is a 10 inch thick all foam mattress.

The mattress is double-sided. You can flip it over to change firmness levels. The firm side is about 8 out of 10. And the soft side a 4 out of 10. If you want a medium firmness, this is not the right choice.

On the soft side, there is 3 inches of copper-infused memory foam. On the firm side, there is only 1 inch of the same memory foam.

The construction is designed to provide a comfortable memory foam bed. But also keep prices low. You may find the memory foam layers a bit thin. And the overall thickness at 10 inches thin too.

If you’re a heavy person, 2-3 extra inches of memory foam on each side would have provided you much better comfort. The Layla’s thickness is more comfortable for average and light weight sleepers.

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Cooling and Health

The copper-infused memory foam is marketing hype. It’s not going to provide you significant cooling or health benefits. The claims made by Layla have no scientific evidence or proof.

The cover is infused with ThermoGel for cooling. But this is unlikely to provide you any cooling benefits while sleeping. Cooling gels quickly absorb your body heat and become the same temperature as you.

The foams are CertiPUR-US certified. This means they contain low amounts of certain potentially harmful chemicals.

Layla is not as healthy compared to a 100% natural mattress like the Avocado Green mattress. Memory foam always contains some chemicals. But the mattress is most likely non-toxic and has good certifications.

When you unbox the mattress, there is an off-gassing smell from the foams. This goes away after a few days. And is common for most memory foam mattresses on the market.

Summary

You will find Layla a good choice if you’re a side sleeper with an average or light body weight. Heavier people should look at other brands that provide better support and comfort like Nectar.

The copper-infused memory foam is not a good reason to buy Layla. Copper in the memory foam is not going to keep you cooler.  Many customers say the mattress sleeps hot. Nectar and Snuggle-Pedic are both memory foam mattresses that will give you better cooling.

If you’re a side or back sleeper, the Layla mattress gives you great value for the money. It’s made in the USA. And you get a high-quality mattress considering the low price point.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Layla offers good back pain relief. Customers can choose the soft or firm side to provide support where they need it the most.

The mattress works well for side sleepers. Both sides provide pressure point relief. The soft side provides extra cushioning for the hips and shoulders.

Layla claims to sleep cool with a gel-infused cover and copper-infused foam. Some customers say it sleeps hot. Others say it sleeps cool. So it depends.

Layla should last around 8 years. This is like most memory foam mattresses.

There is a smell when first unboxing. This can last a few days. But the smell will go away.

About the author

Andy David
Andy David Mattress expert

Andy is the chief editor at Sleep Cupid. Andy researches and reviews leading mattress brands to help our readers get the right mattress and enjoy better rest.

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