Layla Mattress Review 2019

Layla

9.1

Motion Transfer

8.9/10

Affordability

9.2/10

Off Gassing

8.8/10

Trial Period

9.3/10

Pros

  • Copper infused foam
  • 2 firmness options
  • sleeps cool

Cons

  • some off gassing

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I received a free Layla mattress for review. Layla was created by mattress industry experts and silicon valley entrepreneurs. It’s a killer blend of industry expertise and technology disruptors. What you get is a quality mattress with a creative twist at a great price. Layla is the first mattress to come out with copper infused foam. This is a big deal because it offers a host of new advantages most importantly is cooling. This mattress can be flipped so you can have a soft and firmer layer depending on preferences.

Ordering and Unboxing Your Layla Mattress

You can order the Layla mattress directly from their site at Laylasleep.com. According to their site, they have a 4 month trial period which is now standard in the online mattress world. However what is not standard is their new lifetime warranty that warrants against defects for the entire time you own the mattress. The details can be found on their warranty page. The mattress will arrive in about a week in a box and will be ready to sleep on in a matter of hours.

Here’s a picture of the mattress in the box.

layla boxYou get a nice welcome message upon opening the box.

layla mattress box

Here’s what it looks like compressed in the box.

compressed laylaAnd inside the box you will find all sorts of neat swag in a bag, including a t shirt.

layla mattress stuff

layla swag

Here’s what it looks like out of the box.

layla out of box

Here’s what it looks like as I unroll it and before it starts to come to life

compressed layla mattress

Layla also offers financing through Affirm so that you don’t have to pay for it all at once.

Here’s a video of me on the all-new 2019 Layla mattress. It is super easy to get the firmness you want, just flip it over and you’re done!

 

 

Construction of the Layla Mattress

The Layla mattress is constructed as follows:

1) 3″ Copper Infused Memory Foam

RAPID HEAT TRANSFER
DEEP COMPRESSION SUPPORT
ANTIMICROBIAL
3.5 LB DENSITY
MED-SOFT COMFORT

2) 2″ Convoluted Support Foam

DEEP CONVOLUSIONS
MAXIMUM AIRFLOW
1.8 LB DENSITY

3) 4.5″ Base Support Foam

CORE SUPPORT
2 LB DENSITY
36 ILD

4) 1″ Copper Infused Memory Foam

RAPID HEAT TRANSFER
DEEP COMPRESSION SUPPORT
ANTIMICROBIAL
3.5 LB DENSITY
FIRM COMFORT

Here’s a picture of the inside of the mattress to show what each of the layers looks like:

layla core

To get a sense of how each of the layers reacts and recovers below is a video of me squishing the mattress:

My Layla Mattress Findings

Since this mattress has a firm and soft side I tested both to show you that while they do have a different feel it’s not a dramatic difference.

Here’s a video showing motion transfer and bounce on the soft side of the mattress. The Layla mattress has some decent bounce for an all foam mattress.

 

It’s hard to tell there is much of a difference but you will notice a difference when you lay on the mattress. Aside from the firm side having less of the comfort foam, the convoluted layer is also upside down so you have a solid piece of foam underneath the comfort foam which makes for a firmer feel as well.

Here’s a look at how much my 14lb. bowling ball sinks on the soft side of the mattress.

Here’s another view with the cover off.

layla mattress

It’s easy to tell which is the firm and soft side as they are labeled but they are also different colors.

firm side of laylaFinally, I put the copper-infused foam to the test to see how well it dissipates heat using my infrared camera. As a control, I put my and on the mattress for 10 seconds then record how quickly the temperature drops. I notice the most rapid decline in the first 15-20 seconds. Compared to the other all foam mattresses I have tested, the Layla performed better than most. I have no idea if that was from the copper, the convoluted layer or both but something is working.

 

My Layla Mattress Recommendation

I found the Layla mattress to be slightly on the softer end of the spectrum. It’s about the same level of firmness as the Leesa mattress but you get all the benefits of copper. There are claims that copper also aids in circulation and recovery. What I noticed was that it seems to keep me cool. But aside from this feature, it’s a well-built mattress. The fact that you can flip it and go slightly firmer is a great feature.

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18 thoughts on “Layla Mattress Review 2019”

  1. I bought this mattress and did not like it. The soft side was not really that soft. We flipped it which is really difficult with a king and zipping the cover is really hard to do. The firm side is just too firm and now I wake up with sore knees and hips every morning. I have to get rid of this mattress but I have to decide what to get first.

  2. Motion Transfer

    9.00

    Affordability

    9.50

    Off Gassing

    10.00

    Trial Period

    10.00

    Really? I had the exact opposite experience. I thought the soft side was really nice and soft. We flipped the mattress to try the firm side and found it to be pretty easy to do. My wife and I sleep on the firm side now and honestly it’s the best sleep either of us have ever had.

  3. Martin,

    Considering purchasing this mattress for my wife and me, are you still pleased with it and would purchase it again? i want soft and cool mattress. Doesn’t sleep hot does it?

    1. This is a great mattress. It sleeps cooler than most of the foam mattresses on market. I love that it has two firmness options as well. Definitely recommend it.

  4. My husband and I decided to buy the Layla after trying it out at the Sleep Sherpa showroom in Edina. I went in pretty set on the Luxi due to the ability to change the firmness while my husband was really interested in the Purple. After trying every single mattress in the showroom, we both decided on the Layla. It felt really soft and cool to the touch and my husband kept saying that his back felt good when laying on it. He almost gave a sigh of relief every time we laid down on it (I insisted on comparing it to the Nectar and Luxi). It pretty much blew my mind that I walked out decided on a totally different mattress that wasn’t even my top pick! Thank you so much Ben for the showroom!!! It really gives me peace of mind that we’ll get this whole online mattress thing right the first time around and not have to try several and end up returning them. I’ll have to post my feedback once we receive the Layla and get some time to sleep on it.

  5. I have a King Layla and two Layla pillows coming in the end of this week. I’ve done so much research and it came down to the Layla.

    1. Motion Transfer

      10.00

      Affordability

      10.00

      Off Gassing

      10.00

      Trial Period

      10.00

      If you want a firmer matress, buy the Tuft & Needle matress. They have excellent customer service and their bed is definitely more firm than the firm side of the Layla matress. I had to return my Tuft & Needle matress because it was too firm. We were looking for a softer matress and we love our Layla.

  6. Motion Transfer

    9.10

    Affordability

    9.70

    Off Gassing

    2.00

    Trial Period

    9.30

    i have the Layla mattress and like it now. I had a bad first night with it as I felt it was too firm. I kept sleeping on it and now less than a week later it has loosened up so that I get a nice restful sleep. Give it some time to loosen up. crawl or walk on it helps to loosen it up too.I have an adjustable bed platform and it works out great. I had a Latex mattress which I moved into the guest room. I never got a good nights sleep on it. I had to use a topper. it was just too firm for me.

  7. I am a side & back sleeper who has some back issues. I am trying to decide between the Layla & the Nolah…which of these mattresses would be best for this combo sleeper with back & neck pain? Appreciate any advice, need to purchase soon. Thank you.

  8. Motion Transfer

    9.50

    Affordability

    9.40

    Off Gassing

    9.00

    Trial Period

    9.80

    My wife and I purchased the Layla. We previously had a regular Tempurpedic that we both liked a lot but switching from a queen to a king wanted to give a different foam mattress a try. The soft side of the Layla is very soft so we switched it to the firm side as we are both side and stomach sleepers. Even the firm side feels pretty soft. I like the Layla well enough but my wife isn’t inclined to keep it past the trial period. The Layla does not have a lot of edge support and I think you might notice that more on a smaller mattress. Sleep Sherpa or other Sherpaholics, any advice on a foam mattress that is firm enough for stomach sleeping, forgiving enough for side sleeping, and has better edge support?

  9. Motion Transfer

    10.00

    Affordability

    10.00

    Off Gassing

    8.50

    Trial Period

    10.00

    We love our LAYLA. We bought it about 8 weeks ago. We went from a California Queen Sleep Number to a Cali-King Layla. I think I’d prefer the softer side nut the wife wanted the firm side. I think the only issue we’ve had is getting used to more ‘real estate’ than the old Queen. We sleep deeper, longer, and less aches than the old SN4000. Layla is the only mattress with Copper power and all it’s benefits. We looked at the Puffy, Tempurpedic and a Serta blue400. Layla offered financing and gave us a decision in 4 minutes. Layla won the day. Give it a try……

  10. Motion Transfer

    7.50

    Affordability

    8.00

    Off Gassing

    5.90

    Trial Period

    5.00

    Initially the Layla was wonderful we really enjoyed it, but after about six months of sleeping on it both my husband and I have achy backs. This was never an issue prior to the new mattress. We switched it out with our guest bedroom mattress to see how that went and our back aches went away. Needless to say it’s just was too soft for us after initially being wonderful. We are now searching for a solution to not having to buy a new mattress like a firm mattresst topper but those are hard to find.

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