Layla Hybrid Mattress Review – An Improvement On The Layla?

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For years, people have been flipping over the Layla mattress – literally. The Layla is a comfortable memory foam mattress with both a firm side and a soft side, giving sleepers two comfort levels in one!

Recently, the company released a hybrid version of this very popular mattress. The Layla Hybrid is still a flippable mattress, but it contains individually-wrapped coils in its support layer, not foam. As a fan of the original Layla, I was interested to see if coils would improve an already comfortable mattress – read on for my full Layla Hybrid mattress review!

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The Layla Hybrid Might Be A Good Fit For …

  • Combo sleepers, especially side sleepers. The Layla Hybrid’s flippable design makes it a good match for all three sleeping positions. The soft side should feel particularly comfortable for side sleeping, the soft or firm side should work for back sleeping, and the firm side should offer the support that stomach sleepers require.
  • Those who don’t know what firmness they want. Buying a bed-in-a-box mattress, many people don’t know exactly how firm they want their mattress to be. Because it is flippable, the Layla Hybrid offers two firmnesses in one, making it much more likely that customers will be happy with their purchase.
  • Hot sleepers. Memory foam mattresses are known for sleeping hot, but that shouldn’t be happening with the Layla Hybrid. It contains cooling materials like copper and the coils and its ventilated foam layers allow for some great airflow.

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You Layla Hybrid Might Not Be A Good Fit For …

  • Those who want a medium-firm mattress. The Layla Hybrid has a firm side and a soft side, but it does not have a firmness in between. Sleepers who want a medium-firm mattress with that perfect balance of comfort and support might need to keep looking.
  • People who don’t like sinking into their mattresses. Both sides of the Layla Hybrid have some of that slow-moving memory foam feel. This allows sleepers to sink into the mattress, and this feeling is not for everyone. Those who prefer to sleep completely on top of their mattress should find something without memory foam.

Layla Hybrid Construction And Layers

Construction Overview

  • The Layla Hybrid mattress is 13” tall.
  • The cover of the Layla is soft and breathable and, with a quick zip of the zipper, it can be removed for easy cleaning.
  • Moving from the soft side of the Layla downward, the first layer is 2.5” of copper-infused memory foam.
  • Below that, there is a 2” layer of Max Airflow Support Foam with air channels cut into it.
  • The core of the mattress is 6” of individually-wrapped coils with a reinforced edge support system.
  • Then, there is a 1.5” layer of the Max Airflow Support Foam with air channels.
  • The final layer is 1” of copper-infused memory foam – this is also the comfort layer when the mattress is flipped to the firm side.

Layla Hybrid Back Sleeping

Construction Takeaways

  • The Layla Hybrid is a flippable mattress; on the soft side there is a thick, 4.5” comfort layer and, on the firm side, there is 2.5” comfort layer. The soft side is designed to offer more comfort and pressure relief, and the firm side is designed to be more supportive.
  • The core layer of individually-wrapped coils provides the mattress with a good level of support.
  • The memory foam found in the Layla Hybrid features the slow-moving feel that so many sleepers expect from memory foam. It is slow to respond and should provide excellent contouring.
  • The Layla Hybrid’s memory foam is infused with copper, a material known for its heat-conducting properties. Many memory foam mattresses can trap heat, but the copper works to draw heat away from the body, making for a cooler night of sleep.
  • Copper is also an anti-microbial which will help keep the mattress clean and odor-free. It should prevent the buildup of mold and mildew.
  • The mattress should also boast some excellent airflow. The individually-wrapped coils allow for a good bit of room for air to flow through and even the support foam layers should also let air pass because of their ventilated channels.

Layla Hybrid Vs. Layla

Those who are considering the Layla Hybrid probably wonder how it compares to the original Layla mattress. The Layla Hybrid costs more than the Layla, so is it really worth the extra money?

Well, the inclusion of coils does give the Layla Hybrid a leg up on the Layla in a few ways. First off, it is going to be more supportive than the original Layla mattress and, because of this, the Layla Hybrid should be a better match for larger sleepers who have more support needs.

Also, the Layla Hybrid should be a better mattress for hot sleepers because of these coils. These allow for more airflow than the polyfoam found at the core of the original Layla mattress. While they both contain cooling, copper-infused memory foam, hot sleepers should feel more comfortable on the Layla.

The coils should also add some more life to the Layla Hybrid mattress. Coils are usually more durable than polyfoam so, while the Layla Hybrid does cost more, it should be a better long-term investment.

At the same time, the original Layla might be a bit better for people who want something softer or firmer. The soft side of the Layla is a 5.5/10, and the firm side is closer to an 8/10. The Layla Hybrid, by comparison, has a 6/10 soft side and an 8/10 firm side. Side sleepers who want extra pressure relief or stomach sleepers who need more support might prefer the original Layla.

In the end, each customer will have to ask whether the extra price is really worth it!

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Firmness And Feel

The Layla Hybrid is a flippable mattress, so it actually offers two firmnesses in one mattress. The soft side of the Layla Hybrid is a 6/10, a bit softer-than-average, and the firm side is a 7.5/10, a tad firmer-than-average.

Layla Hybrid Firmness

While the mattress features copper-infused memory foam on both sides, the thickness of these comfort layers really gives each side a different feel. With its thicker comfort layer, the soft side lets me sink further into the mattress and has more of that classic memory foam feel. On the firm side, the memory foam layer is quite thin, so it feels more like I am sleeping on top of the mattress.

Layla Hybrid Mattress - Firmness And Feel

With its thick layer of memory foam, the soft side of the Layla Hybrid offers some exceptional pressure relief; I sink into the mattress and feel almost no pressure on my shoulders and hips. Also, when I lie on my back, the memory foam provides some contouring, and the coils offer me enough support. However, stomach sleeping is pretty much impossible on the soft side of the Layla Hybrid, and I need more support

The firm side is an even better match for back sleeping because I can more easily feel the support of the coils. Both sides could work for back sleeping, but this side is just more supportive. Side sleeping, the firm side is indeed too firm, and I am not getting the requisite amount of pressure relief on my shoulders and hips. I do feel well supported while stomach sleeping, however.

Motion Transfer

Couples who are looking for a mattress to share are going to want to keep motion transfer in mind. Put simply, motion transfer occurs when one partner moves around, and that motion travels across the mattress and disturbs the other partner. When it comes to handling motion transfer, memory foam is one of the better materials; it can isolate each partner’s movement to their respective sides of the mattress.

Layla Hybrid Mattress - Motion Transfer

Since the Layla Hybrid features slow-moving memory foam in its construction, I was not surprised by how well the mattress performed during my motion transfer tests. I first placed a glass of water on the Layla Hybrid and pressed into the other areas of the mattress; I did not see too much disturbance in the water. Second, lay on one side of the Layla Hybrid while Marten moved around on the other side of the mattress. His movements didn’t really disturb me.

These results let me know that the Layla Hybrid should be a good mattress for couples.

Edge Support

Edge support is also important for couples and anyone who likes to sleep all the way to the edge of their mattress. Sitting near the edge of the Layla Hybrid, the mattress does collapse a fair amount. This is a bit surprising considering its reinforced edge, but I don’t feel very secure in this position.

Lying down near the edge of the Layla Hybrid, I do feel a bit like I might roll off of the mattress. All-in-all, the edge support is not too impressive on the Layla Hybrid.

Layla Hybrid Mattress - Edge Support

Heavyweight Sleepers – Over 230 lbs

When looking for a mattress, it is a good idea to think about one’s size and weight. I am 5’9” and weigh 160 lbs and, while the Layla Hybrid feels one way to me, it might feel different to someone who is lighter or heavier. That’s why I asked Marten, who weighs 250 lbs, to try out the Layla Hybrid and discuss how it felt for him.

First off, I agreed with Joe that the soft side feels like a 6/10, and the firm side feels like a 7.5/10.

However, I do feel a bit different in terms of the amount of support and comfort I am getting from the Layla Hybrid. For instance, back sleeping on the soft side of the Layla Hybrid, I feel like I require some more support. The contouring is great, but I feel like I am dropping into the mattress too much.

Side sleeping on the soft side of the Layla Hybrid, I am getting the pressure relief that I need. Even as a larger person, I am not bottoming out on the Layla Hybrid.

As Joe mentioned, the soft side of the Layla Hybrid is not really designed for stomach sleeping. It’s not surprising then that I am getting nowhere near the support I need for stomach sleeping.

Moving to the firm side of the mattress, I do find it to be a good fit for back sleeping. With that thinner comfort layer, I am not sinking into the mattress too much, and I can feel the support of the coils more easily.

Side sleeping, this firm side of the Layla is, of course, too firm. I am sinking through the thin comfort layer and mostly feeling the coils under my shoulders and hips.

Stomach sleeping, I still need more support than the firm side has to offer. I think I need a firmer mattress to give me the proper support under my hips.

Unboxing The Layla Hybrid

The Layla Hybrid is a bed-in-a-box mattress, and it will arrive at the front door in a large cardboard box. With a friend’s help, move the box into the bedroom and open the top of the box. The Layla Hybrid is rolled up inside stuffed in a large black bag; take the mattress out of the box and bag and place it on the bed frame or foundation.

Then, carefully cut through the multiple layers of plastic, and the mattress will begin to expand. Again, don’t cut too deep so that the mattress is damaged. Finally, clear away all the plastic and packing materials, and the Layla Hybrid will be good to go. It will also be necessary to wait 24 or 48 hours as the mattress off-gasses.

What Makes The Layla Hybrid Stand Out?

  • The Layla Hybrid adds coils to an already impressive and comfortable mattress
  • The Layla Hybrid is flippable and has both a firm side and a soft side
  • The mattress is a good fit for those who sleep in any position
  • Hot sleepers should not be burning up while sleeping on the Layla Hybrid.

Final Thoughts

The Layla Hybrid is an impressive follow-up to the original Layla mattress – it is extremely comfortable and offers some more breathability and support with those individually-wrapped coils. However, those who need a medium-firm mattress might want to look elsewhere.

The Layla Hybrid comes with free shipping and returns, a 120-night sleep trial, and a 10-year warranty. Financing is also available, and Layla also offers the original Layla mattress and numerous accessories.

FAQs

How long is the Layla Hybrid going to last?

The life of the Layla Hybrid will really depend on the weight of the owners and how much they use the mattress. However, based on its materials and construction, the Layla Hybrid should last for around seven or eight years.

Are hybrid mattresses and good?

Hybrid mattresses can be great, but it depends on what people are looking for. They should be a great fit for sleepers who need a balance of comfort and support. Also, hybrid mattresses can work for those who want some of that foam feel but not too much.

Will the Layla Hybrid mattress sleep hot?

While it contains memory foam, the Layla Hybrid mattress should not sleep too hot. The memory foam is infused with copper, and this should help with heat-dissipation. Also the mattress features air channels and coils that should promote airflow throughout the Layla Hybrid.

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Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site.

He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 250 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 5 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications.

Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.

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