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Who is this best for?
- People who like memory foam mattresses
- If you want a soft bed
Who won’t love it?
- If you want a firm bed
- If you have a higher body weight
Before we begin, let’s tackle shipping, returns, and all those customer support factors.
Layla offers free shipping — the mattress will arrive at your door for free in a medium-sized box.
From there, Layla offers a 120-night risk-free trial, which is actually about 20 days longer than the average bed-in-a-box company. So that means if you decide you don’t like the mattress at any point during the first 4 months you own it, just give the company a call and they’ll send someone to pick up the mattress free of charge, providing a full refund.
Layla is also so confident you’ll like their mattress that they back their product with a lifetime warranty. That’s pretty amazing — we’ve only come across one other bed-in-a-box company that offers that.
Layla will replace the mattress at any point if manufacturing defects are found (i.e. seams coming apart or compression of 1-inch or greater).
Needless to say, Layla offers excellent customer service and makes things very easy for consumers.
Layla is very unique in that it’s a flippable mattress. That’s right — it’s designed so that you can sleep on both sides.
The mattress has a soft side and firmer side so consumers can pick which side they prefer. As such, the construction of this bed is a little different. The thick support layer (in this case it’s a 4-inch layer of poly foam) is in the middle of the mattress rather than the bottom like other bed-in-a-box mattresses.
On top of that foundation layer is another 2-inch layer of support foam. Then on top of that is a 3-inch layer of copper-infused memory foam — that’s the soft side.
Then for the firm side, there’s a 1-inch layer of that same copper-infused memory foam that lies on top a 4-inch layer of poly foam mentioned above.
So you want the soft side? Just flip the mattress so the 3-inch layer is on top.
Want the firm side? Just flip it so the 1-inch layer is on top.
And even though both top layers are comprised of the same materials, there’s definitely a difference in feel. More on that below.
Wrapping these layers is a thermo gel-infused cover. A lot of bed-in-a-box mattresses out there contain gel-infused memory foam layers to help with coolness so it’s kind of unique that Layla actually incorporates this into the cover.
Overall, the cover is very soft and comfortable. It’s removable and only takes a few minutes to unzip and zip back on if you decide to flip the mattress. It’s not that painful of a process to switch.
However, if you happen to spill something on the cover, the company recommends you do not machine wash it. Just dry clean or spot clean it.
The Layla mattress (the soft side) reminds us a lot of Purple, which is one of our favorite mattresses that we’ve tested. Like Purple, it’s very soft and comfortable yet supportive at the same time. It’s a very nice feeling.
Overall, we’d the give the soft side a 5/10 on our soft-to-firm scale — picture 1 is like laying on a 10-year-old bean bag and 10 like laying in the bed of a pickup truck.
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If you’re on your back or stomach, you feel like you’re always on top of the bed and never get that stuck-in-the-mud feeling. If you’re a side sleeper, the mattress is still soft enough to where your hips and shoulders receive plenty of pressure relief.
As far as the firm side, it’s quite firm. In fact, it’s one of firmest beds we’ve tested thus far. We’d give the firm side a 6.5/10 on our scale.
We’d recommend side sleepers stick with the soft side, but for back and stomach sleepers, this side may be preferable, especially if you have a higher body weight.
It’s still comfortable, it just provides quite a bit of support. And we can see this side softening over time, maybe coming down closer to that 6 mark.
Moving on to temperature regulation, Layla plays up the fact that copper is supposed to improve blood circulation and that their cover is gel-infused to help with cooling. Usually I’m not one to fall for that kind of rhetoric, but I have to say I’m kind of buying into it.
Layla is definitely one of the better bed-in-a-box mattresses out there in terms of keeping you cool while you sleep. In fact, we’d put it in our tier 2 category along with Bear mattress and YogaBed.
The only beds that we’ve tested that we’d put ahead of Layla would be Purple and Cocoon Chill by Sealy. Overall, it’s a very cool sleeping mattress and is one of the main reasons we like this mattress so much.
The Layla mattress does a good job of limiting motion transfer. It’s pretty much in line with most other bed-in-a-box mattresses out there in this regard.
I don’t think you’ll have any issue waking up your partner if you roll around a lot in your sleep.
Lastly, in terms of responsiveness, the mattress performs quite well. Even though the top layers are memory foam, the mattress pops back to its original form almost instantly after releasing pressure. It’s pretty impressive.
This just means I don’t think you’ll need to rotate the mattress that often, nor will there be much sinkage over time.
Pricing for Layla is actually pretty moderate. All of their mattresses are priced below or about $1,000. Here’s the breakdown:
Prices valid as of September 9, 2020
Plus, you can often find Layla promo codes and Layla coupon codes. And actually we got you covered — right now you can get $110 off the Layla mattress with code RIZSLUMBER.
We’re big fans of the Layla mattress. In fact, there’s a very good chance it ends up on our best-of lists.
It has a very unique feel (like Purple) where the mattress is super comfortable yet very supportive at the same time.
Plus, we love the fact that it’s flippable and is one of the coolest sleeping mattresses on the market. It also has a moderate price tag to boot. Overall, this mattress has a lot going for it.
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