Lately, more and more companies have been releasing luxury hybrid mattresses that boast high-end materials and a great balance of comfort and support. Two such mattresses are the Casper Nova Hybrid and Layla Hybrid.
To help our readers choose between these two great mattresses, we have put together a comprehensive comparison. Read on for our Casper Nova Hybrid vs Lyla Hybrid mattress comparison!
Casper Nova Hybrid And Layla Hybrid Mattress Overview
Casper and Layla are two very popular bed-in-a-box companies that have seen some great success with their flagship mattress models. The original all-foam Casper and Layla mattresses are always best sellers and have found their way onto many of our “best of” lists.
Now, both companies have begun making hybrid mattresses that add more support to their already successful mattresses. In addition, the Casper Nova Hybrid features a more advanced version of Casper’s proprietary Zoned Support system.
Putting these mattresses next to one another, there are some similarities and there are some differences. While they are both very nice mattresses, they really are a better fit for different types of people.
Who Should Get The Casper Nova Hybrid?
- Those who need the best mattress for back sleepers with a balance of comfort and support
- Combo sleepers who switch positions during the night
- Those who prefer a mattress with a balanced feel
Who Should Get The Layla Hybrid?
- Side sleepers who need more pressure relief
- Stomach sleepers who require support under their hips
- Those who prefer a mattress with a classic memory foam feel
Casper Nova Hybrid Vs. Layla Hybrid Mattress Video Comparison
Those who want to see how these two mattresses look in action should check out our in-depth video comparison. In this video, we run both mattresses through a number of tests and show how they perform in regard to motion transfer, pressure relief, and other aspects.
Similarities Between The Casper Nova Hybrid And Layla Hybrid?
As their names suggest, there are some similarities between these two hybrid mattresses. Keep reading to find out what other crossovers we found between the Casper Nova Hybrid and Layla Hybrid:
- The Casper Nova Hybrid and Layla Hybrid are both hybrid mattresses.
- These two mattresses contain some similar materials such as coils and memory foam.
- Both the Casper Nova Hybrid and Layla Hybrid should be breathable mattresses.
- The Casper Nova Hybrid and Layla Hybrid both feature durable materials that should make them longer-lasting investments.
Check out the full Casper Nova Hybrid mattress review
Differences Between The Casper Nova Hybrid And Layla Hybrid?
While there are a number of similarities between the Casper Nova Hybrid and Layla Hybrid, there are also some striking differences:
- The Layla Hybrid is a flippable mattress, but the Casper Nova Hybrid is not.
- The Casper Nova Hybrid features a zoned construction, but the Layla Hybrid does not.
- The Layla Hybrid is 1″ taller than the Casper Nova Hybrid.
- The Casper Nova Hybrid features a balanced foam feel, while the Layla Hybrid features a classic memory foam feel.
- The Layla Hybrid is more affordable than the Casper Nova Hybrid.
- The soft side of the Layla Hybrid is softer than the Casper Nova Hybrid while the firm side is firmer than the Casper Nova Hybrid.
Check out the full Layla Hybrid mattress review
Firmness And Feel Differences
One of the main differences between the Casper Nova Hybrid and Layla Hybrid is in regard to firmness and feel. Let’s take a closer look at the firmness and feel of both mattresses and how this affects their suitability for different sleeping positions.
How Firm Are The Casper Nova Hybrid And Layla Hybrid Mattresses?
The Casper Nova Hybrid mattress feels close to a 6.5/10, about medium in terms of firmness. The top layer AirScape Foam is quite soft, but it starts to get firmer as we move deeper into the mattress. Also, we will again note that the Casper Nova Hybrid is zoned, so it might feel firmer or softer depending on what position people sleep in.
The Layla Hybrid is flippable, so there are two firmnesses in one mattress. The soft side of the Layla Hybrid feels like a 6/10, just a bit softer-than-average. This side of the mattress features a thick layer of memory foam that makes the top of the mattress very soft, but below that, there are some more supportive layers. The firm side of the Layla Hybrid features a thinner layer of memory foam and then we hit the support layers, so this side feels more like a 7.5/10, firmer-than-average.
Sleeping On The Casper Nova Hybrid And Layla Hybrid Mattresses
Back sleeping on the Casper Nova Hybrid, the mattress offers a great balance of comfort and support. We feel our hips sink into the AirScape Foam, and the multiple zoned layers are providing extra lumbar support. Below that, the coils are offering excellent overall support for the rest of the body.
Side sleeping on the Casper Nova Hybrid, the zoning makes the mattress feel softer under the shoulder. Coupled with the layer of soft AirScape Foam on top, the mattress is providing some nice pressure relief.
Moving to our stomachs, the Casper Nova Hybrid is offering a decent amount of support under our hips. That being said, people might need to find a firmer mattress if they sleep primarily on their stomachs.
Starting off on the soft side of the Layla Hybrid, we find it to be a pretty good fit for back sleeping. Our hips sink in the right amount and the memory foam conforms to the curves of the body. Side sleeping on the soft of the Layla Hybrid is extremely comfortable, and we see almost no pressure on the shoulders and hips. Stomach sleeping, this side of the Layla Hybrid is much too soft and does not have enough support for that specific position.
On the firm side of the Layla Hybrid, we feel better support than we felt on the soft side, and this could be a better match for most back sleepers. Side sleeping, the firm side is not the best match, but it is a very good fit for stomach sleeping and offers better support under the hips. Between the two, it is the best mattress for stomach sleepers.
What Do The Casper Nova Hybrid And Layla Hybrid Feel Like?
The Casper Nova Hybrid features AirScape Foam in its top layer that is soft but also responsive. Paired with the coils in the support layer, this helps make the Casper Nova Hybrid a bouncy mattress with a balanced hybrid feel. It should be very easy to move around on the Casper Nova Hybrid and change positions at night.
The Layla Hybrid features copper-infused memory foam on both sides, and this gives the mattress more of that classic memory foam feel. Especially on the soft of the Layla Hybrid, we feel like we slowly sink into the mattress and feel it envelop us. Because of this, it is also more difficult to move around on the Layla Hybrid mattress.
Average Weight Sleepers – 130 lbs – 230 lbs
Average weight sleepers are going to find the Casper Nova Hybrid to be a good match for all three sleeping positions, but they might need a firmer mattress just for stomach sleeping. Lying on the Layla Hybrid, they will get the pressure relief they need on the soft side, but they will want to switch to the firm side for back sleeping and stomach sleeping.
Heavyweight Sleepers – Over 230 lbs
Lying on the Casper Nova Hybrid, heavier back sleepers should get the balance of comfort and support that they are looking for. Side sleeping, they could press further into the mattress and feel some significant pressure on their shoulders and hips. Stomach sleeping, they will most likely not get the support that they require.
The soft side of the Layla Hybrid might not be supportive enough for heavier back sleepers and they could require more lumbar support. Side sleeping, they might feel more pressure on their shoulders and hips, but it should still be a decent match for them. Stomach sleeping, the soft side will be way too soft for them.
The firm side of the Layla Hybrid will be a great match for heavier back sleepers, and they should feel both comfortable and supported. Side sleeping, the firm side of the Layla will be too firm for them, but it might also be too soft for when they are stomach sleeping.
Those who are on the larger side should check out our best mattresses for heavy people.
Lightweight Sleepers – Under 130 lbs
The Casper Nova Hybrid should be a very good fit for lightweight back sleepers, and they should get all the comfort and support they need. Side sleeping, they should experience some nice pressure relief on their shoulders and hips, and they could even get enough support while stomach sleeping.
Back sleeping on the soft side of the Layla Hybrid, lightweight sleepers should also feel the support of the coils while the mattress conforms to their body. Side sleeping, they should feel almost no pressure on their shoulders and hips. Stomach sleeping the mattress might be a bit too soft for them.
Moving to the firm side of the Layla Hybrid, the mattress might feel too firm for some lightweight back sleepers, and they might want to switch to the soft side. Side sleeping, they might feel some serious pressure on their shoulders and hips, but they will get enough support when they are stomach sleeping.
Mattress Construction Differences
Now, it’s time to look under the hoods of the Casper Nova Hybrid and Layla Hybrid mattresses. We will look at the layers of each mattress one by one and discuss how they affect the feel and performance.
The cover of the Casper Nova Hybrid features a knit fabric that stretches in multiple directions. It is thin, breathable, and should allow for air to flow through the top of the mattress.
The Layla Hybrid’s cover is also soft and is infused with Thermogel, a material designed to assist with cooling and heat dissipation.
The top layer of the Casper Nova Hybrid contains proprietary AirScape Foam, a soft foam that is both soft and bouncy. Below that, there is another layer of AirScape Foam that is zoned and firmer toward the center of the mattress. Finally, there is a layer of Zoned Support Pro, which adds even more zones and convoluted air channels to the mattress.
The soft side of the Layla Hybrid mattress features a thick layer of memory foam. It contains copper, an anti-microbial material that should also keep the memory foam from trapping too much heat. Below that, there is a layer of Max Airflow Support Foam that acts as a transition layer and makes the top of the mattress more breathable. The firm side features thinner layers of both the memory foam and Support Foam.
The Casper Nova Hybrid features pocketed coils in its support layer, which should be able to handle a good amount of weight.
The Layla Hybrid features individually-wrapped coils at the center of the mattress that will support both the soft side and firm side of the mattress.
The Casper Nova Hybrid mattress is 12″ tall, and the Layla Hybrid mattress is 13″ tall.
Casper Nova Hybrid And Layla Hybrid Mattress Size Options And Price
Anyone considering either of these two mattresses should take a look at the following charts for the most up-to-date size and price information.
Casper Nova Hybrid
|Twin||38″ x 75″ x 12″||$1095|
|Twin XL||38″ x 80″ x 12″||$1245|
|Full||53″ x 75″ x 12″||$1795|
|Queen||60″ x 80″ x 12″||$1995|
|King||76″ x 80″ x 12″||$2295|
|California King||72″ x 84″ x 12″||$2295|
|Twin||38″ x 75″ x 13″||$1199|
|Twin XL||38″ x 80″ x 13″||$1299|
|Full||54″ x 75″ x 13″||$1499|
|Queen||60″ x 80″ x 13″||$1599|
|King||76″ x 80″ x 13″||$1799|
|California King||72″ x 84″ x 13″||$1799|
Casper Nova Hybrid Vs Layla Hybrid Performance Differences
Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of how each mattress performs during our multiple tests. We will go through how the mattresses compare in regard to motion transfer, edge support, and other features.
Sleeping Hot Or Cold
Both of the mattresses feature cooling materials that should keep them from trapping too much heat. The Casper Nova Hybrid’s AirScape Foam is ventilated for airflow and it is also a more breathable foam. The Zoned Support Pro and coil layers promote airflow through the mattress.
The Layla Hybrid also features coils that allow for a good amount of airflow and a layer of Max AirFlow Support Foam, which should also keep the top of the mattress breathing. While mattress contains memory foam, it is infused with copper and shouldn’t make sleepers overheat at night.
Between the two mattresses, the Layla Hybrid handles motion transfer better. It features slow-moving memory foam, which is usually better at isolating motion than more responsive foams. Because of this, the Layla Hybrid might be the best mattress for couples.
Neither the Casper Nova Hybrid or Layla Hybrid features fantastic edge support. When we sit near the edge of both mattresses, they collapse quite a bit. When we lie down near the edge of both mattresses, we also feel a bit like we might roll off and onto the floor.
That being said, we feel just a bit more supported when we sit and lie down near the edge of the Casper Nova Hybrid mattress.
The Casper Nova Hybrid and Layla Hybrid seem to be about even in terms of durability. They both feature coils and higher-density foams which should stand up to many years of use without sagging.
See our top picks for the best mattress that won’t sag.
These are both bed-in-a-box mattresses so there is going to be some off-gassing after taking them out of the box. However, we gave each mattress about 48 hours to fully off-gas and expand, and we did not notice any lingering chemical smells.
Moving around on both mattresses, we didn’t hear much noise. Even with the coils, it was pretty silent when we got in and out of both beds and switched positions. We will not that the coils might become louder as time goes on, and the mattresses get older.
Between these two options, the Casper Nova Hybrid should be the better mattress for sex. It is more responsive than the Layla Hybrid and will make it easier for sexual partners to move around and reposition on the mattress.
The Casper Nova Hybrid comes with a 100-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty, and the Layla Hybrid comes with a 120-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty.
Casper Nova Hybrid And Layla Hybrid Mattress FAQs
Finally, we would like to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the Casper Nova Hybrid and Layla Hybrid mattresses:
Which mattress is better, the Casper Nova Hybrid or the Layla Hybrid?
We wouldn’t say one mattress is better than the other, but they are better for different types of people. The Casper Nova Hybrid is a better option for back sleepers and those who prefer a balanced mattress feel, while the Layla Hybrid is better for side sleepers, stomach sleepers, and those who like a classic memory foam feel.
Which mattress is softer, the Casper Nova Hybrid or the Layla Hybrid?
The Layla Hybrid’s soft side is softer than the Casper Nova Hybrid, but its firm side is firmer than the Casper Nova Hybrid.
Which mattress sleeps cooler, the Casper Nova Hybrid or the Layla Hybrid?
Both the Casper Nova Hybrid and Hybrid should sleep equally cool. They both feature coils that will promote airflow and cooling foams in their tops layers.
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