Layla offers two mattress models, both of which are flippable to help you find your preferred firmness level.
Layla is an online mattress company that specializes in flippable mattresses made with copper-infused gel memory foam. In this review, we’ll dig into the construction of Layla’s two models, discuss the brand as a whole, and help you decide whether a Layla mattress is a good fit for your sleep style.
Layla Sleep kicked off in 2016 with their first mattress, the Layla Memory Foam mattress. It’s an all-foam bed with a flippable design. That means you can — you guessed it — flip the mattress to sleep on either a softer or a firmer side.
Recently, Layla developed a hybrid version of their original flippable mattress, which includes steel coils for more airflow and support. We’ll get into the details about the construction of these two beds construction below.
In addition to the dual-sided design, Layla’s claim to fame is their copper-infused gel memory foam, which the brand says helps provide a cooler sleep surface than traditional memory foam.
Does copper work in mattresses?
Both of Layla’s mattresses use the brand’s copper-infused gel memory foam. Layla says the infusion of copper helps with temperature regulation, although there currently aren’t any scientific studies to back up these claims.
Additionally, Layla claims the antimicrobial properties of copper help keep their mattresses clean. However, research is mixed on whether copper-infused textiles can indeed help stave off bacteria — a
We’re not saying that the lack of evidence for copper is a reason not to consider a Layla mattress. Just remember to take these marketing claims in stride.
The memory foam in Layla’s mattresses is certified by CertiPUR-US. That means it’s been tested for ozone depleting chemicals; is free of formaldehyde, lead, and other heavy metals; and has low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC).
However, Layla mattresses aren’t the most eco-friendly options on the market — if that’s important to you, we have plenty of other suggestions.
Former Healthline editor Sydney Koeplin tested the Layla Memory Foam Mattress for over a year.
“I have been satisfied with my mattress,” she says. “As a side-sleeper, I like that it has two sides (a soft and a firm side) so I can choose how I want it to feel. It is a firmer bed, I’d say a 7 out of 10 on a scale.
“So far it’s lived up to its cooling claims and kept me relatively cool in all seasons. But, I will say that when it comes in the box it is quite heavy and, since I live alone, it was rather difficult to get up to my apartment and set up. I’d recommend having two people available for carrying and set-up.”
Freelance writer Jamey Powell also tested the Layla Memory Foam mattress. Her video review is below.
Pros of Layla
- The dual-sided design gives you a better shot at finding a firmness that works.
- Hybrid and all-foam models are available.
- It’s moderately priced.
- It offers generous trial and warranty periods.
Cons of Layla
- The flippable firmness is only helpful until you find the right firmness for you.
- There are no eco-friendly materials.
- Reviews are mixed about whether the copper helps with cooler sleep.
The Layla Memory Foam Mattress
The foam version of the Layla mattress is 10.5 inches tall. Because it’s intended to be flippable, the support layer is in the middle of the mattress while the comfort layers are on either side (think of it like a mattress sandwich!). Here’s how the design breaks down:
- Middle: The core is a 4-inch layer of poly foam. It’s intended to be supportive and durable.
- Soft side: The softer side of the mattress uses an additional 2-inch layer of support foam and a 3-inch layer of copper-infused memory foam. Layla rates this side as a 4 out of 10 on a firmness scale.
- Firm side: The firmer side of the mattress puts less space between you and the center support foam. It uses a 1-inch layer of the same copper-infused memory foam, has a similar feeling to a memory foam topper on a firm mattress. Layla rates this side as a 7 out of 10 on a firmness scale.
The layers are wrapped in a quilted cover that labels the soft and the firm side so it’s easy to know which side is which. The cover is removable — however, if you happen to spill something on it, the company recommends that you dry clean or spot clean as needed.
The Layla Hybrid Mattress
The hybrid version of the Layla mattress takes the original mattress’ design and swaps the central support foam for individually wrapped steel coils. Like the Layla Memory Foam mattress, one side is soft and the other is firm. (Layla uses the same 4/10 and 7/10 firmness ratings for the hybrid model.)
So, what makes the hybrid different? For starters, the coils make this mattress a little more breathable and provide more edge support than the all-foam model. It’s also worth noting that the hybrid model is 13 inches tall, which is 2.5 inches higher than the all-foam model. And the cover includes handles, which can help making the flipping of your Layla Hybrid a little easier.
|Layla Memory Foam
|4/10 (soft) or 7/10 (firm)
|twin to California king
|4/10 (soft) or 7/10 (firm)
|twin to California king
When it comes to the firmness options, it’s important to remember that comfort is subjective. How you feel on a mattress will depend on your body size and preferred sleeping position.
Still, we think the soft side of both Layla models is suitable for all kinds of sleepers, but particularly side and combination sleepers who like the feeling of memory foam. It’s firmer than some other memory foam beds, but still offers ample pressure relief.
And, on the topic of support, if you’re a larger-bodied person or share your bed with someone else and want to optimize your surface area, you’ll likely be happier with the hybrid model. The added coils supply additional durability over time and the edge support means you can sprawl all the way out to the edges without risk of sagging.
Layla mattress temperature regulation
As we mentioned earlier, there’s not much research to defend Layla’s cooling claims. Still, there are plenty of reviews (including feedback from our in-house tester) suggest that this mattress is pretty great at temperature regulation for a memory foam bed.
Of course, some reviews we read said this mattress didn’t sleep cool enough. On that note, super hot sleepers who love memory foam may still prefer the added ventilation from the Layla Hybrid.
Layla mattress motion transfer
If you share your bed with someone else, you’ll want to consider a mattress’s motion transfer.
Both models of the Layla mattress do a good job of limiting motion transfer, although the all-foam model shines brighter than the hybrid with the added coils. Thanks to the memory foam, which does a good job of absorbing motion, couples shouldn’t have any issue waking each other up throughout the night.
Now that you know a little more about the two mattress models, let’s cover Layla’s policies around shipping, trial, returns, and warranty.
Layla offers free shipping — the mattress will arrive at your door for free in a medium-sized box. As Koeplin mentioned, you may want to enlist some help getting the mattress out of the box and into your home, especially if you picked a larger size mattress.
Once your mattress has arrived, Layla offers a 120-night risk-free trial. This is a pretty average trial period for a bed-in-a-box company these days — some brands like Saatva offer a full year, while others like Casper offer 100 nights.
If you decide your Layla mattress isn’t working out during the first 4 months you own it, they’ll send someone to pick up the mattress free of charge and issue a full refund. However, you do need to sleep on the Memory Foam mattress for at least 2 weeks and the Hybrid for at least 4 weeks before making that decision.
Layla’s warranty varies by model, but both are relatively generous. The Memory Foam mattress comes with a lifetime warranty, while the Hybrid model comes with a 10-year warranty.
Through the duration of your warranty, Layla will replace the mattress if manufacturing defects are found (i.e. seams coming apart or compression of 1 inch or greater). It’s also important to note that the warranty is only valid for customers who have purchased their Layla Mattress directly from the brand’s website or an authorized retail partner.
Compared with most mattress brands today, pricing for Layla is actually pretty moderate. Plus, the brand offers two different financing options and you can often find discounts around major holidays.
Here’s the breakdown of current pricing before discounts:
|Memory foam price (MSRP)
|Hybrid price (MSRP)
In addition to mattresses, you can find some other sleep-related items on the Layla website including:
- two different pillows, one of which we included in our best pillows roundup
- bed bases, including a frame, platform base, and a remote-controlled adjustable base
- bedding items, including a down alternative comforter and bamboo sheets
- a dual-sided weighted blanket made with cotton and a soft minky fabric
- accessories, like a mattress topper, mattress protector, and pet bed
Layla Sleep is accredited with the Better Business Bureau and has an A+ rating. Their status on Trustpilot is a little less glowing, with an average rating and 3.2 out of 5 stars (however, those stars are made up of only two reviews).
Reviews on the Layla website suggest that the brand’s customer service is helpful and courteous, even when customers were returning their mattress. Layla’s website filters the positive reviews to the top, but we appreciate that they allow you to filter for more critical feedback if you desire.
How long does it take to break in a Layla mattress?
Layla says that it could take anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks to adjust to the feel of your new mattress. That’s why they suggest sleeping on your bed for 2 weeks (for the all-foam model) or 4 weeks (for the hybrid model) before making a decision.
What is the weight limit for the Layla mattress?
Layla mattresses are best suited for folks under 300 pounds, although the hybrid model will offer more support and durability than the all-foam model.
How do you flip a Layla mattress?
Both models of the Layla mattress are labeled on the cover so you can easily identify the different sides. All you need to do is remove your bedding and flip — just note that only the Layla Hybrid has handles sewn onto the cover for easy flipping. And, depending on the size of your mattress, you may want a second set of hands to help lift and flip it.
Do Layla mattresses sag?
Memory foam isn’t known for being a super durable material. If durability is a concern for you, you may want to opt for the hybrid model of the Layla mattress, which includes supportive steel coils and stronger edge support. Either way, Layla’s beds are covered by a lifetime warranty (for the all-foam model) or 10-year warranty (for the hybrid). If you experience any sagging, you can always contact the company for assistance.
If you’re a memory foam lover who wants to have a better shot at finding the right firmness, either model of the Layla mattress could be a great pick for you. People who want more support and airflow should opt for the hybrid, while foam-lovers who want a softer (and less expensive) bed should stick with the original model.
Just remember that there’s not enough research to back up the brand’s buzzy claims around copper yet — that alone shouldn’t be the reason you buy a Layla. Still, with its moderately-priced price tag and generous trial, return, and warranty policies, we think the Layla Mattress is a bed worth exploring.