Layla Mattress Review

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Those who adore the soft feeling of memory foam and like to slowly sink into their mattress are going to want to pay attention – we’re talking about the Layla mattress!

The Layla is unique in that it is flippable and has two firmness options in one mattress; in addition, while it is a memory foam mattress, it is designed to sleep particularly cool.

I have reviewed the Layla mattress before and it is usually at the top of my list for comfortable mattresses, so I couldn’t wait to dive back in and try the Layla mattress again.

To find out if this is the cooler-sleeping memory foam mattress hot sleepers have been looking for, read on for my full Layla mattress review.

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The Layla Might Work For …

  • Those who are looking for a comfortable mattress. Out of all the mattresses I have reviewed, the Layla is one of the most comfortable; those who are simply looking for a fantastically comfortable mattress should definitely check out the Layla.
  • Side sleepers who require pressure relief. If someone sleeps primarily in this position, the soft side of the Layla mattress should be a great match for them the 3” memory foam layer is particularly soft and features fantastic pressure relief, so I personally felt almost no pressure on my shoulders and hips.
  • People who prefer a classic memory foam feel. If someone likes to slowly sink into their mattress, the Layla should be an exceptional option for them. It features soft, slow-responding memory foam, so sleepers really sink into the mattress; those who prefer sleeping in their mattress should consider the Layla.
  • Hot sleepers. While many memory foam mattresses can sleep hotter, this is not a major problem with the Layla; the cover, comfort layer, and transition layer are all designed to dissipate heat and provide a cooler night of sleep. If someone overheats at night but still wants to a memory foam mattress, the Layla should be a fantastic option for them.

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The Layla Might Not Work For …

  • Those who prefer a medium-firm mattress. For those who like a mattress that is approximately right down the middle in terms of firmness, the Layla might not be the best option – the soft side is particularly soft and the firm side is very firm – those who want a medium firmness probably won’t find it with the Layla mattress.
  • Heavier back or stomach sleepers who need more support. Larger people who sleep on their back or stomach might want to look for a firmer, more supportive mattress; while there is the firmer side, it still might not be supportive enough for heavier weights.
  • Those who like to sleep on top of the mattress. If someone doesn’t like to sink into their mattress, this memory foam mattress might not be the best for them; it has that classic memory foam feel so those who prefer to sleep on top of their mattress should consider an innerspring, hybrid, or balanced memory foam mattress.

Layla Mattress Memory Foam Feel

Construction Overview

  • The Layla mattress is 10″ tall.
  • The cover is soft and infused with Thermogel, which is designed to help dissipate heat.
  • From the soft side down, the first layer is 3” of copper-infused memory foam.
  • Next, there are 2” of convoluted support foam.
  • Then, there is a 4.5” layer of base support foam.
  • Finally, on the firm side, there is 1” of copper-infused memory foam.
  • The foams used in the mattress are CertiPUR-US certified, so they are eco-friendly.
  • The Layla is made in the USA

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Layla mattress for side sleepers

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Construction Takeaways

  • The Layla mattress is available in the standard sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King.
  • The Layla is flippable, meaning customers get two firmnesses in one mattress. On the first side, there is 3” of copper-infused memory foam and, on the other side, there is 1” of copper-infused memory foam – this means the first side will be particularly softer than the other side.
  • Also, the thick layer of copper-infused memory foam is very soft and slow to respond; this provides the mattress with that slow, sinking feeling one gets with memory foam.
  • The Thermogel cover, copper-infused memory foam, and convoluted transition layer all work together to ensure people sleep cool; the cover and memory foam are designed to dissipate heat, and the transition layer will allow for some exceptional airflow.

How Does This Mattress Compare To The Casper Mattress?

Layla is one of the more popular bed in a box mattresses, so it is worth considering how it compares to another popular mattress like the Casper.

The Layla is different in that it is a flippable mattress while the Casper is not; owners can easily flip the Layla to experience a different firmness, but this option is not available on the Casper. The Casper, on the other hand, features a zoned construction, and the Layla does not feature this construction; this means that Casper is firmer under the heavier parts of the body softer in other areas.

In terms of firmness, the Layla feels like a 5.5/10 on the soft side and an 8/10 on the firm side; while the Casper may feel different depending on what position someone lies in, it feels like 6/10 in terms of firmness overall.

One of the main differences between the two mattresses is in regard to feel – the Layla has a classic memory foam feel, and the Casper has a balanced foam feel. Those who like to sink into their mattress will like the Layla, and those that prefer to sleep more on top of their mattress should prefer the Casper.

Firmness And Feel

The Layla mattress has two sides, so it also has two firmnesses. The soft side has 3” of memory foam on top, so it feels like approximately 5.5/10; the firm side only has 1” of memory foam on top, and it feels like approximately 8/10.

Layla Mattress firmness rating

On the softer side of the mattress, I feel decent support when I am back sleeping; my hips sink in just the right amount, and I feel well supported. When I am side sleeping, I feel exceptional pressure relief – there is almost no noticeable pressure on my shoulders and my hips – when I am stomach sleeping, the soft side of the mattress is much too soft.

Moving to the firm side, I also feel supported when I am back sleeping. When I lie on my side, this side of the mattress is definitely too firm, and I feel a significant amount of pressure on my shoulders and hips. Stomach sleeping, the mattress supports me particularly well, and I feel like I am in proper alignment. Those who switch between stomach sleeping and back sleeping should prefer this side.

However, heavier sleepers might have a different experience; while they should feel excellent pressure relief on the softer side of the Layla, much heavier back and stomach sleepers might require a firmer, more supportive mattress overall.

The Layla features that classic memory foam feel; especially on the softer side, people will slowly sink into the mattress and really feel enveloped by it. There is almost no bounce, and the memory foam is very slow to respond; because of this, some people might have trouble moving around on the mattress.


Motion Transfer

When we consider motion transfer, few materials handle it as well as memory foam; since the softer side features a particularly thick layer of memory foam, I expected to the Layla to perform quite well.

I placed a glass of water on the mattress and pushed into the surrounding area; the water was barely disturbed. Also, when I asked Marten to move around on the other side of the mattress, I barely felt his movements at all.

For those who sleep with a partner, the Layla mattress could be an excellent option.


Edge Support

Memory foam mattresses are great with motion transfer, but they sometimes don’t feature the best edge support.

Sitting down on the edge of the Layla mattress, it compresses quite a bit; however, I don’t feel like I am going to fall off, and I feel secure enough to lean over and tie my shoes. Lying down near the edge of the Layla mattress, I do get the feeling that I might roll off the bed; overall, the edge support is just about average.

Edge support on the Layla mattress

Marten’s Take

Marten is a staff writer for us, and 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 this mattress:

This is a flippable mattress, so there are going to be two sides and two firmnesses; on the soft side, I thought it was a 6/10 and, on the firm side, it was an 8/10.

Layla mattress firmness rating for heavy sleeper

Back sleeping on the soft side, it is a bit too soft for me; my hips sink in a bit too far, and I am not feeling the most fantastic support. While side sleeping, I am feeling excellent pressure relief; I feel almost no pressure on my shoulders and hips. When I am stomach sleeping, I feel my hips bow in too far, and I am getting out of alignment.

Back sleeping on the firmer side, I feel much better; my hips sink in just the right amount, and I feel well supported. Side sleeping, I am feeling some pressure on my shoulders and my hips and, on my stomach, I am feeling better support than I felt on the soft side.

People who are heavier back sleepers should lean toward the firm side, and heavier side sleepers should lean toward the soft side; heavier stomach sleepers should try the firm side.

Marten’s experience confirms what I thought regarding side sleeping on this mattress – even for someone of his size, the soft side gave him nice pressure relief. However, while Marten found enough support on the firm side, I still believe those are larger than Marten might need a more supportive mattress overall.

How To Unbox This Mattress

The Layla is a bed in a box mattress, which means it will come compressed and shipped straight to the customer; begin by removing the rolled up Layla mattress from its box and then, preferably with another person’s assistance, position the roll on the 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 the mattress to breathe and fully expand.

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

What Makes The Layla Mattress Stand Out?

  • The Layla is one of the more comfortable bed-in-a-box mattresses.
  • Fans of memory foam will like the Layla mattress; it has a soft memory foam feel that really lets sleepers sink in.
  • Side sleepers should feel great pressure relief on the Layla; the soft side has a thick layer of memory foam on top that should melt the pressure away. Those who switch from side to back should also get the support they need.
  • The Layla is flippable, so there are two firmnesses options; while the soft side should fit side and back sleepers, stomach sleepers could also find support on the firm side.


All in all, the Layla mattress is one of the most comfortable mattresses I have ever tried. Side sleepers and hot sleepers who love a memory foam feel should feel right at home on the Layla; however, heavier back and stomach sleepers and those who prefer to sleep on top of their mattress might want to look elsewhere.

The Layla comes with a 120-night sleep trial, Lifetime Warranty, as well as Free Shipping and Returns. Accessories and financing are also available.


How thick is the Layla mattress?

The Layla mattress is 10″ thick. The comfort layer’s thickness will vary depending on what side a person decides to use.

Does the Layla mattress sleep hot?

The Layla mattress should not sleep particularly hot. It features copper-infused memory foam that is designed to dissipate heat; it also contains Thermogel in its cover which should also keep the top of the mattress from sleeping too hot.

That being said, memory foam, in general, is not the best cooling material; people who are extremely worried about sleeping hot might want to consider something with latex, coils, or both.

How much does the Layla mattress cost?

The Layla mattress ranges in price from $599 for a Twin to $1099 for a King.

Is the Layla mattress good!

It is! The Layla is a fantastically comfortable mattress with an innovative design; it is actually flippable, so it offers two firmnesses in one mattress.

Side sleepers, back sleepers, and those who love the feeling of memory foam will definitely love the Layla mattress.

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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 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.