Layla Mattress Review

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The Layla mattress is an all foam, flippable mattress that gives you two firmness options in one mattress.  The mattress was also the first to use copper-infused memory foam, which can potentially have some cool benefits.

The concept was interesting and I was excited to see how the Layla performed. Read on for my full Layla mattress review.

You Might Want To Pick The Layla If:

  • You Are A Side Sleeper– While the mattress was quite comfortable when I was on my back and stomach, the Layla is ideal for side sleepers. Lying on my side, I felt no pressure on my shoulders and hips.  Probably the #1 thing you will notice about the mattress is just how comfortable it is overall.
  • You Are A Hot Sleeper Who Wants Memory Foam– Even though it is a memory foam mattress, the Layla is designed to keep you cool while you sleep.  The Thermogel cover is cool to the touch, in addition to the airflow channels and copper infusion into the memory foam make for an overall cool sleeping surface.
  • You Want A Premium Memory Foam Mattress For A Value Price– This feels like a high-end Tempurpedic, but for a much lower price. You can get a Queen, with discounts, for less than $800.  To me, it is one of the better values out there.

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You Might Not Want To Pick The Layla If:

  • You Don’t Want That Classic Memory Foam Feel– If you don’t like that memory foam, sinking feeling, this might not be the best choice for you.  You will definitely feel like you are sleeping more “in” the mattress rather than feeling like you are sleeping on top of the mattress.  This is a personal preference type of thing and there is no right answer to whether you will like/dislike this feel.
  • You Are An Overly Heavy Person– This is a full foam mattress that is 10 inches thick.  I think if you are 250 lbs. or over, you will potentially want a thicker mattress or one with coils as the support system.
  • You Want An Easily Flippable Mattress– It is a chore to take off the cover and flip the mattress. It takes two people to do and, while the end result it nice, it is somewhat of a pain.  This is a minor nitpick but just something to note.

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Construction Overview

  • The soft cover is infused with Thermogel. It is designed to help with cooling.  From my experience, I can say that the cover is cool to the touch.
  • Moving from the soft side down, you first have 3” of a copper infused memory foam. Copper is antimicrobial and can potentially help with blood circulation and cooling.
  • Then you have a 2” of a convoluted support foam. This is a polyfoam transition layer with pockets to help with airflow.
  • The core support layer is 4.5” of a 2 lb. base foam.
  • Then, on the firm side, there is 1” of that same copper infused memory foam.
  • Layla is made in the USA.

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Construction Takeaways

  • The mattress is flippable, so you have two different firmnesses in one.  I think most people will want the soft side, but if you just sleep on your stomach/back you might want to take a look at the firm side.
  • The memory foam, transition layer, and cover both promote cooling, so you won’t be sleeping hot.  There are probably other types of mattresses out there where the sleeping surface will be cooler, but within the memory foam category, this mattress stands out as being one of the best as far as sleeping cool is concerned.
  • With its thicker memory foam, the soft side will be very nice for side sleepers and possibly back sleepers.
  • With its thinner memory foam and no transition layer, the firmer side will be better for stomach sleepers or heavier back sleepers. Those who are worried about back pain should consider the firm side.
  • The durability of this mattress should be above average for mattresses in this price range.  Durability will be more of an issue for heavier sleepers.

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On the soft side, there is a lot of give. The 3” of memory foam is very soft and cushiony. However, the foam recovers fairly quickly, so I sunk into it without feeling stuck.

On the soft side, the mattress was softer than average, about a 5.5/10 (with 10 being the firmest).  Lying on my side, I felt great pressure relief on my hips, shoulders, and hips. This side of the Layla is definitely ideal for side sleepers.

On my back, I felt that the memory foam conformed well to my body, giving me proper support on my hips.

On the firm side, you only have 1” of the memory foam, so it is significantly firmer. I felt it was an 8/10, firmer than average. If you are a stomach sleeper, this could be a better choice for you.

Motion Isolation

Whatever side you choose, the top layer is memory foam. Because of this, I expected the Layla to perform well with motion isolation.

As you can see in the video, there was a little bit of motion transfer with my tests, but I thought that Layla’s motion isolation was good overall. This makes it a good choice for couples.

Edge Support

On the softer side, the edge support is fairly average. The memory foam collapses as I sit near the edge. However, if I lie near the edge, I don’t feel like I am going to be thrown off.

On the firmer side, the edge support is definitely better. Whatever side you choose, this could be an nice option for couples.

You can see the edge support in the photo below.

Marten’s Take

Marten is a staff writer for us. He has a much different body type from me. He is 6’7″ and weighs about 230 lbs (I am 5’9″ and 160 lbs.). Here is what he thought about the mattress.

“On the softer side of the mattress, I felt it was about a 6/10, which was pretty close to what Joe experienced.

I’m a side sleeper and I felt nice pressure relief on my hips and my shoulders. However, on my stomach and my back, I definitely felt my hips sinking in a good bit.

There is the firmer side, and if you are my body type and sleep on your back or stomach, I would go for that. I felt an 8/10 for that side.”

Considering Marten’s experience, the soft side of the Layla is a great option for side sleepers of many sizes. If you are heavier, like Marten, you should consider the firmer side if you are a back or stomach sleeper.

What Makes This Mattress Stand Out

  • The memory foam is very comfortable, giving great pressure relief without you feeling stuck.
  • The top, copper infused memory foam layers are potentially beneficial to your health. They are antimicrobial and can help with blood circulation.
  • The cover and foam layers are cooling and help with airflow, so you won’t be sleeping hot.
  • The mattress is a great value. The Layla offers higher-end, Tempurpedic-like comfort, but for a much lower price.
Layla Mattress
4.6 Reviewer
The Layla is a really unique offering due to the copper-infused memory foam and flippable option. I enjoyed sleeping on the mattress, and think it is definitely the best option out there for some sleepers.
Value (Price)4.8
Doesn't Sleep Hot4.5
Motion Transfer4.6
Edge Support4.2
Company Reputation4.6
Return Policy/Warranty4.7
Overall Sleep Experience4.6

How To Unbox This Mattress

The Layla is a bed in a box mattress, which means it will come compressed and shipped straight to you. You will want to begin by removing the rolled up Layla mattress from its box. Then, preferably with another person’s assistance, position the roll on your bed.

Carefully cut the away the first layers of plastic until the still-compact mattress can be laid down flat.  Then, pierce through the final layer of plastic and the Layla will expand. Simply clear away the excess plastic and allow your mattress to breathe and fully expand.


While I think 80-90 percent of sleepers will opt for the softer side, it is great to have two firmness options.

On this softer side, I can say this is one of the most comfortable mattresses I have slept on. However, if you are heavier and want something more supportive, I would try the firmer side or seek a firmer mattress altogether.

Layla offers a 120 Night Trial period and a Lifetime Warranty.

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Joe Auer

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 100 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 4 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. When he isn't testing sleep products, he enjoys working out, reading both fiction and non-fiction, and playing classical piano. He enjoys traveling as well, and not just to test out hotel mattresses! Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.

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50 thoughts on “Layla Mattress Review”

  1. In your article you state, “I can say this is one of the most comfortable mattresses I have slept on.” So can you tell me the most comfortable mattress you have slept on?

    Just looking at your reviews Loom and Leaf and purple 4 gets a 4.8 vs. Layla being a 4.7 so does that mean that you though Loom and Leaf and purple 4 were more comfortable?

    • Comfort is so subjective that I would take anything I say related to that with a grain of salt. The Layla, Nolah, and Purple 4 are maybe some top “comfort” picks overall.

  2. Hi Joe,
    I have read your reviews and would value your opinion. I have fibromyalgia. I have shoulder, back and hip pain. My husband also has back and knee pain. I am 5’ about 200 lbs and my husband is 6’ and 240 lbs. we are both mainly side sleepers. I sometimes sleep on my stomach. We currently have a very uncomfortable coil mattress. At this point, comfort is more valued than price. You seem very knowledgeable and we would appreciate your input. We definitely want a king or split king mattress.

  3. Hi,
    After open the box, does the mattress smell? If yes, how long does it take to wait for the smell’s gone. I live in a studio, can’t escape to an non-existing “another room”. Please advise.


  4. I am looking for a foam mattress for a murphy bed. It has to be 12″ or less. I really like the review of the Layla. I always sleep on my side, and love a plush soft feel. But I don’t like the quicksand feel of memory foam. I hate the feeling of having to lift myself up and over to change sides (that quicksand feeling). In the beginning of the review it sounded like this memory foam was a bit different and didn’t give you that quicksand feeling, but at the end of the review it sounds like if you like the quicksand feeling, this mattress is for you. Can you clarify what this foam is like? These videos are really helpful.
    Thank you.

  5. Hello,
    I’m a 6’4” 280 lb male and my wife is 5’8’ approx 220 lb.
    I would like a recommendation of a mattress for us.

  6. I’m a side sleeper 6’1” 230 pounds would the Layla work for me? I got a nectar in and I wake up sore every morning with my mid back hurting. I’m thinking it’s too hard for me so I thought the Layla may be better. Thoughts?

  7. I’ve been sleeping on Layla for 3 weeks and still experiencing hip and shoulder pain. Thinking of returning it for Nectar but I’ve been reading that returns may be an issue if there isn’t a charity available to pick up the mattress. Have you heard how these issues are being resolved?

  8. Which did you like better, this the A4, or the Layla mattress? I can’t decide between the two.

    You said that Layla was the most comfortable you’ve ever slept on. According to your cooling score Layla is cooler.

    Which would you pick, the AS4 or Layla?

  9. Good afternoon guys!

    My wife is 5.5″ and 127 lbs. She´s 100% stomach sleeper
    I´m 6.2 and 180 lbs. I´m 100% side sleeper.
    What do you think about a setup with two TWIN XL LAYLA mattresses for a KING box in which my wife will use the firmer side and I will the softer side?

    Thanks for your comments and recommendation!

  10. Joe I think that this sounds like the most awesome my address to have two different pharmacies and a cooling option I love I pray that I win it and I don’t I don’t generally pray for things like that but I have such pain when I lay on my side and I think this would relieve it thank you for the opportunity to win it God bless you and have a very blessed day

  11. Just once before I die, I’d like to read a mattress review on a mattress website that says, “I have to be completely honest, and I don’t care that we make our money from mattress companies and from every mattress sold: I just HATE this thing.”

  12. I have been on a quest to find a comfortable and affordable mattress for quite some time and have tried many…………….sadly the search continues.

  13. How is the softness of this compared to the Nolah mattress? I have a Nolah right now, but am finding it a bit firm and causing pressure on my shoulder. Trying to figure out if this one is softer or if I should be looking at something else. I am a side sleeper, but I have broad shoulders so I sleep better on softer mattresses.

  14. Thanks for you review. My biggest concern is sleeping hot, how was your experiences with being hot while sleeping? Do you have a preference for the best mattress for sleeping cool?

  15. I have horrible back pain/fibromyalgia. I’m at my breaking point and have gotten to the point where going to sleep makes me angry, bc I wake up in horrible pain. I have 2 kids, under 2, so I need my energy, and to not be in constant pain.

    I’m interested in the layla, Casper, nectar….I’m looking to spend not an arm and a leg, bc again, I have 2 kids and a small income. .
    What would you suggest?

  16. Hello. I’ve been looking for a new mattress for quite a while. Tired of waking up tired! I have narrowed my search down to Layla and Loom and Leaf. I need a king size. My husband is 230 and i am 150. What do you think in comparing these two mattresses and companies. Thank you for your input.

  17. I do not understand why the mattress cover has to be opened to flip the mattress. Why not just pick the mattress up and flip it, cover and all.

  18. Ok, wanted to amend my earlier message now after doing more research… I think we have narrowed it down to trying the Layla or the Amerisleep Liberty or Colonial or Independence. I read your reviews and many others, and cost is a factor too, so wondering if I start with the Liberty and if too firm still, can exchange and stay with Amerisleep or to try the Layla since it’s reversible and very reasonably priced – advice??

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