Layla Mattress Review

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Our Rating: (8.5 / Out Of 10)

After a long day, there is nothing better than getting into a comfortable bed with two different firmness sides that you can flip flop whenever you want. Even after a hot day, getting into a cool, comfortable bed is an amazing feeling. You can have all of that with the world’s first copper infused memory foam mattress with ThermoGEL technology. Layla sleep sent me their mattress, lets dig in.

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The Layla Specs

Material Degassing PeriodFirmness Level Soft Side
Copper infused memory foam and ThermoGelNone4
Firmness Level Firm SideShipping WeightTrial PeriodWarranty
8Unsure120 DaysLifetime warranty

The Layla Promise

As with many other mattress companies, Layla promises to provide you with the most comfort and support possible. One thing that they did do, that most other companies probably don’t, is that they listened to the customer, took their concerns, and created a mattress based on those concerns.

The concerns of the customer was airflow, comfort, cooling, and health. The Layla company took all of these and created a comfortable mattress that has airflow, keeps you cool, and is healthy for you.

Presenting The Layla

The Layla is the first ever dual sided copper infused memory foam mattress. The copper helps to reduce joint inflammation and helps to ease joint pain and stiffness. This is one of the only mattresses that I have come across so far that targets those with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

The copper that is used in the Layla also helps to promote better blood circulation. Have you ever seen people wearing those copper therapy bracelets? Well, the mattress works the same way as those bracelets. Copper emits antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties and while you are sleeping, it is helping to improve your blood flow.

You will also notice a cooler sleep on the Layla. The reason for this is, once again, the copper. Have you ever noticed that copper pipes are always so cold? The reason for this is because it does not hold on to the heat that is around it. So the makers of the Layla mixed the copper with their open cell memory foam, which results in your mattress never getting too hot.

The Good & The Bad

I hate to be a Debbie downer here, but unfortunately, with all good things, there is usually something bad. So, I want to break down the good and the bad features of the Layla.

R

The Good

  • There was no smell
  • Stayed cool
  • It has two firmnesses
  • The cover is soft
  • It’s comfortable
Q

The Bad

  • The soft side was a little too soft for me
  • Flipping the mattress over is a hassle for one person

Order Experience & Procedure

After you head on over to the Layla website, you will be able to choose the size mattress you want. You will have the option between a Twin, TwinXL, Full, Queen, King, and CalKing. The item will then be added to your cart. You will then be taken to the checkout area where you can choose to either pay in full, add a coupon (which we will provide for you), or choose a payment plan on the next page.  

Once you do that, you are then taken to the billing section where you fill out all of your billing details. You then have the option to pay with your credit/debit card or choose financing with Affirm. For me, this would be an extremely easy checkout procedure. You only have one type of mattress to choose from. There is no hassle with choosing a firmness level that you aren’t sure will even work. You don’t have to sign up or anything. It’s very simple and easy to understand.  

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Shipping

Once your order is finalized, your mattress will then be prepared for shipping for free through FedEx to all 50 states from Phoenix, Arizona. The fact that they ship to all 50 states for free, or even at all, is pretty great. Most of the mattresses I have reviewed either charge extra to ship to Alaska and Hawaii, or they don’t ship there at all.

Once shipped, it can take up to 7 business days for it to arrive at your doorstep, maybe more. The friendly, or unfriendly depending on how his or her day is going, delivery person will unload it from their truck and leave it wherever you want.

My Thoughts About The Box

There is really nothing spectacular about the box that Layla comes in. My box was just a plain brown elongated box with no lettering on it. The only thing that was on it was the shipping label. I can’t be completely sure as to why they chose not to label the box with their name, but I can only assume it is because what is on the inside of the box is more important than what is on the outside. Hey, at least people wouldn’t know what it is and are probably less likely to want to take it off of your porch while you are away.

Features & Benefits

Are you ready, folks? I am now going to fill your brains with all the features & benefits that the Layla has to offer.

What Sets It Apart?

The main thing here that sets the Layla apart from all of the other mattress is that it is copper infused. As I stated earlier, copper has a lot of health benefits which includes better blood circulation, pain relief, and it has a cooling factor.

Another thing that makes it different than most other mattresses on the market is that is has two sides. If one side is too soft, you can take the cover off, flip the mattress over, and you will have a more firm side to sleep on. This was something that I really enjoyed about the mattress and i’ll tell you why in a little bit.

There is also a lifetime warranty. Layla is the first bed in a box mattress company that offers a full lifetime warranty.

The last thing that I want to point out is that instead of donating a mattress to a homeless shelter or a homeless person, the company will instead cover the cost to house a homeless person in a city shelter for one night. Their goal is to sell enough mattresses to cover the cost of operation for every shelter in America, year round. They are only working with shelters in San Francisco currently, but they plan to expand to other cities nationwide.

Construction & Composition

Layla is constructed of just a few simple things:

The high density copper infused memory foam is the main part of this mattress. This is where you are going to get all of your comfort and cooling at the same time. This is on the soft side. The soft side has a layer of copper infused memory foam that provides the softer feel thanks to ridges in the foam underneath.

The ThermoGel finished cover is a really neat part of the mattress. The gel will only activate when needed, which means that it will only cool you down when it starts to sense moisture or heat. It will work in tandem with the copper infused memory foam to give you an ideal coolness throughout the night.

The firm side has the comfort layer without the ridges. This side will still give you all of the cooling effects, but with a more firm feel than the soft side.

So, as you can see, there really isn’t much about the construction and composition of the Layla. The layers are quite simple.

Comfort

A good mattress would be pointless if it isn’t comfortable, right? If your bed is uncomfortable, you may find yourself waking up sore, stiff, cranky, and even more tired than when you started. Since the Layla has two different sides to it, I would like to break it down for each side.

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The soft side was a little too soft for my liking. I am a stomach sleeper, and since this side was a lot softer than what I am use to, I sunk in and it was quite uncomfortable to sleep. My husband wasn’t keen on the soft side either because there wasn’t enough support for his back.

Firm-Side-Layla-Mattresslayla-mattress-soft-side
This side was more my style. It wasn’t too firm, but it also wasn’t too soft. In my opinion, this side was just right. I did not find myself sinking in like I was on the soft side. This side was definitely more comfortable than the softer side.

Since we do like to give our mattresses a few weeks to break in, I must say that each side did get a little softer the longer I slept on it. The soft side didn’t get much softer, but the firm side did soften up just the right amount.

Overall, it’s pretty comfortable once you figure out which side is best for you. If you are a stomach sleeper or a back sleeper, I would definitely recommend the firmer side for optimal comfort. If you are a side sleeper, you may want to sleep on the softer side.

Support

The support of your mattress is extremely important, especially if you are already suffering from back, hip, or neck pain. My husband suffers from moderate back pain from his job and at night, all he wants to do is get into a comfortable bed that gives him the support that he needs.

Layla did not give him much support on the soft side. He found himself sinking in and not being able to sleep through the night. It was the same way for me. I was tossing and turning, trying to find a comfortable spot that did not suck me in.

The night I flipped the mattress to the firm side, my husband and I slept throughout the whole night. We woke up the next morning with no pain and he actually felt refreshed. In my opinion, the soft side is for pure comfort and the firm side is for comfort and support.

Edge Support

For me, edge support is something that I take very seriously. I am a short person and my bed frame is raised in the air. The last thing I need is failed attempts at getting in bed because the edge of the bed gives out while I am trying to climb my way in. It’s also a hassle at night if I roll close to the edge. If there is no edge support. I’m going to roll off of the edge of the bed.

Layla had good edge support. It wasn’t the greatest out of all of the mattresses I have tested, but it also isn’t the worst. It is also quite difficult to find a memory foam mattress that has exceptional edge support that can compete with an innerspring mattress. So a small lack in edge support is acceptable in this case.

layla firm edge support

Motion Isolation

Motion isolation is important to me because I am a light sleeper and if my husband starts to move around, i’ll feel it and wake up. I don’t know about you, but I enjoy sleeping through the night. SO, how did the Layla do with motion isolation?

The soft side had less than desireable motion isolation. I could feel almost every movement that was made from the other side of the bed, and this is a CalKing bed we are talking about, so there is quite a bit of space between the two of us. Not to mention, I found myself rolling towards the middle of the bed.

The firm side is where it is at. I felt nothing on the firm side of the mattress. I was able to sleep through the night without being woken up by movement from the other side of the bed. I was also staying on my side and not rolling towards the middle. This was definitely an improvement from the soft side. Check out the short clips below to see how a wine glass held up on the opposite side of the mattress while a 16 pound bowling ball creates motion.

Temperature Regulation Features

The Layla is chocked full of temperature regulation features. First, it is copper infused. The reason they use copper is because it naturally keeps heat away. It also helps to relieve joint pain and inflammation. Anyway, the copper, when combined with the open cell memory foam, creates a sleeping environment that never gets hot.

A mattress that does not get hot is extremely important in my house because are all hot sleepers. If our body temperature raises even just a little bit, we will be dripping in sweat. This is why I was so excited to have a mattress that promised to keep me cool all of the time.

The cover of the mattress is also part of the cooling system. It has a ThermoGel finish, which is why the cover is going to feel a little more springy and thick than other mattresses you may have come in contact with. This technology automatically keeps your body temperature regulated as you sleep because it is on the outside of the mattress rather than stuffed inside under a bunch of different layers. It starts to cool when moisture or humidity are present and only activates when needed.
So, did the Layla stay true to its temperature regulating promises?

Heat Retention

One of the most important tests I do for all of my mattresses, is the heat retention test. This pretty much proves or disproves the heat temperature regulation features. What I do is take a sock filled with rice and heat it to as close to 130 degrees as I can get. I will then press it into the mattress until the surface is at 130 degrees. I will take my heat gun and record how long it takes for that spot to cool down to average body temperature, which is around 98 degree.

So, for the soft side of the Layla, I found myself sweating while I was in bed. I want to say that this is because there are ridges in the foam and the heat gets trapped and just lingers. It took around 30 seconds for it to cool down. It did not take the most time out of all of the mattresses I have tested, which is around 25-30 seconds, but it also was not the best.

The firm side had a different outcome. It took 17 seconds for the mattress to cool down. This had the second fastest cool down rate out of all the mattresses I have tested. It was very noticeable while sleeping on it as well. I was not sweating, I wasn’t hot or uncomfortable, and it was a cool sleeping experience.

Smell

I can’t tell you how many times I have taken bedding out of the package or unrolled a new mattress and was overwhelmed by a strong chemical/factory odor. When you first unroll the Layla, you may smell a slight “new product” odor, but it quickly goes away. That is the only thing that you are going to smell, which is great.

Sometimes, you may not smell anything while you are opening the mattress, but once you sleep on it, you can smell a slight odor. This cannot be said for Layla. I slept on it the same night I unrolled it and I still didn’t smell anything.

Durability & Quality of Construction

I do a thorough investigation of all of the mattresses that come through my door. I will check for loose seams, busted or well functioning zippers, the quality of the material, and more. For Layla, i hit a few snags along the way, unfortunately.

I had noticed that there were a few pulls in the thread as soon as I opened the plastic. I cannot say for sure whether this was from cutting the plastic or a factory defect. The other thing I noticed was that the fabric around the zipper was ripped.

This does not mean that the mattress is bad, this just means that I may have gotten one that was flawed. The most important thing to do is as soon as you open a mattress, inspect it because your warranty will cover manufacturer defects.

Overall, the mattress itself seems durable and the foams seemed nice and sturdy. Other than the few flaws that I found, the overall durability and quality of construction is pretty good. If you want to add extra protection to your mattress, try a mattress encasement. This will help keep it clean, protected, and critter-free.

Maintenance, Protection, Care & Warranty

Is a foundation needed?

Not necessarily. You can put Layla right on the floor and still get the same benefits as on a foundation. If you want to use a foundation, you should make sure that you have a box spring for a metal frame or bed rails. If you have a foundation with slats or a platform bed, then a box spring is not needed.

Is a mattress protector needed?

They aren’t needed, but if you are like me and like to watch television in bed while enjoying a bowl of ice cream, a protector may come in handy and save you from voiding your warranty. Spills do and will happen, especially if you are clumsy like me.

Does it work on adjustable beds?

Indeed it does!

How easy are returns?

They are super easy. All you need to do is call one of their Sleep Advisors and they will arrange for a local charity to come and pick your mattress up. You don’t have to try and shove it back in the box either. They will pick it up while it is still inflated. The charity that picks it up will then give you a receipt and all you need to do is send the Layla company a picture of it and they will refund your money.

Is there a warranty?

There sure is! An amazing lifetime warranty. This does not cover stains, rips, tears, or burns on the mattress cover.

Is there a trial?

There is a 120 day risk free trial. They ask that they give it two weeks to fall in love and up to four months. If you don’t love her, call for a pickup.

Do you need to rotate the mattress?

It is recommended that you rotate the mattress 180 degrees for even wear to avoid lumps, bumps, sags, and dips.

Is there financing?

Yes, there is. You can get financing through Affirm based on a quick credit check for approval. You can then purchase over time with fixed, monthly payments with rates from 10-30% APR.

Cost

  • Twin-$499
  • Twin XL-$599
  • Full-$799
  • Queen-$899
  • King-$999
  • California King-$999

Measurement Details

  • Twin: 38 x 74 x 10”
  • Twin XL: 38 x 80 x 10”
  • Full: 52 x 74 x 10”
  • Queen: 60 x 80 x 10”
  • King: 76 x 80 x 10”
  • Cal King: 72 x 84 x 10”

Consumer Feedback

Here is what some other users, besides myself and my husband, thought about Layla.

Durability & Quality of Construction
  • Constructed nicely

Pain Relief
  • People have felt relief in their knees and backs
  • Reduced spinal pain
  • Reduced hip pain

Support
  • Very supportive for the back
  • Supports the body well

Comfort
  • Good balance of firmness and comfort
  • Very comfortable on the firm side
  • COmfortable on the soft side

Customer Support
  • Quick response
  • Very helpful

A quick note from myself: I tried to contact customer support multiple times through telephone and chat with no avail. I never got a response or an email in return.

Break In Period
  • Relief was felt right away
  • No break in period needed

Who Is Layla For?

If you fall into any of these descriptions, Layla may be the right fit for you.

Do you like change?

I like to change up my bed with new sheets and comforters once in awhile, but being able to flip the bed is outstanding. If you are feeling uncomfortable on one side, flip the mattress for a whole new feel.

Do you like to sleep cool?

I have night sweats, as does my husband, so sleeping cool is important to us. Layla is copper infused, which is a natural cooling agent. The copper infused memory foam will keep your body temperature regulated, along with the ThermoGel finish on the cover.

Are you looking to stay on a budget?

Layla is filled with features and benefits that are good for your health while remaining affordable. You’ll be getting the most bang for your buck with this revolutionary mattress.

Do you have chronic pain?

If you do, Layla is here to help you. The copper that is used to cool you down is also used for pain relief due to conditions such as arthritis, osteoarthritis, chronic neck, hip and back pain, and fibromyalgia. This mattress works in the same way as those copper therapy bracelets. It will also help with blood circulation.

Conclusion

I gave this mattress ample time to break in, and after a few weeks, I can certainly say that the firm side is much more comfortable than the soft side for me. Overall, the mattress performed well and I would definitely recommend it for those with chronic pain. My husband has chronic back pain and he felt relief once he was on the firm side.

One of the only negative things I can say about this mattress is that because it had the dual sides for different firmnesses, flipping the mattress was a little difficult to accomplish by myself.  Other than that, everything else about the mattress was nice. You are definitely getting a lot of great features for an amazing price.

Layla Mattress

$899
Layla Mattress
85

Motion Transfer

9/10

    Temperature Regulation

    8/10

      Edge Support

      6/10

        DURABILITY AND MATERIAL QUALITY

        8/10

          Offgassing

          9/10

            Trial

            10/10

              Warranty

              10/10

                Company Reputation

                10/10

                  Value

                  9/10

                    Pros

                    • There was no smell
                    • Stayed cool
                    • It has two firmnesses
                    • The cover is soft
                    • It’s comfortable

                    Cons

                    • The soft side was a little too soft for me
                    • Flipping the mattress over is a hassle for one person