Layla Mattress Review Layla Copper Infused Mattress Reviews
Soft Comfort: The comfortable layer for the milder side of the mattress includes 3 inches of copper infused memory foam (3.5 lb density). This is a fairly thick layer of memory foam, which is a soft material that will allow the sleeper to sink for pressure relief. This material has a slow response to pressure and provides a contouring feel to the mattress. At times memory foam can have a reputation for trapping body heat, so Layla included the copper infusion to help with cooling.
Transition: Below the comfort coating is a 2 inch layer of poly foam (1.8 lb density). This layer begins to add a tiny bit of support to the mattress and acts as a transition layer from the soft comfort layer above to the firm support core below. I should also note that this layer is convoluted (with an egg crate design) to allow air to flow through the mattress for temperature regulation.
Support: What could be considered the foundation or support center of the Layla mattress is constructed of a high density (2 pounds ) poly foam. It is a firm layer that provides support regardless of the firmness that the sleeper has selected. This part of the mattress has a quick response to pressure and gives the Layla its shape.
As soon as I pushed into the soft side of the mattress I found that the memory foam compacted pretty easily. As I pushed further into the mattress my hands sunk pretty far into the construction of the Layla and could feel the memory contouring to my hands.
When pressing into the firm side of the mattress there’s still some contouring from the memory foam. The noticeable thing about pushing to the firm side is the rapid transition from the soft memory foam to the firm support centre beneath it, which is a noticeable change from the soft side of the Layla.
Due to differences in size and body type everybody will feel the firmness of a mattress somewhat differently. As opposed to giving just my view on the general firmness level of Layla, I enlisted three other people to give their view also. This will give you a better sense of the firmness range you can expect from both sides of the mattress.
The graph above shows the resulting scores from the testers for both sides of the mattress. Generally a mattress with a 6.5/10 on the firmness scale is considered moderate firmness. The soft side of the Layla came in at an average of 5.5/10, showing that the Sleepopolis testers found it to be as advertised.
There was a pretty large range on the firmness of the firm side of the Layla, with scores ranging from 5.5/10 to 7/10. I believe the variance in response from testers is due to the amount they felt they were sinking into the support layer of the Layla. I personally felt that the firm side came in at a 6.5/10 as it allowed me to sink into the memory foam a bit, but the dense poly foam beneath provided good support.
It’s notable that there isn’t a enormous gap between the firmness levels of the two sides of the Layla. With some flippable mattresses there’ll be a much wider variance in firmness, however the Layla does appear to sit just on either side of medium firmness.
Instead of merely describing what it feels like to lie on a Layla mattress I wanted to provide a visual representation of where somebody may feel pressure points while lying on it. To do this I placed a pressure map on top of the mattress and lied on my backside, and tummy. On the picture below pressure will be represented from blue (low pressure) to red (high pressure). Layla Copper Infused Mattress Reviews
First up in the pressure map evaluation was the soft side of the mattress and I started on my back. In this place my weight was fairly evenly distributed and the results above show low pressure across my entire body. When lying in this place I could feel myself sinking into the memory foam and it began to contour to my body. The memory foam has a slow reaction to pressure, so that I felt like changing positions took a little bit of additional effort on this side of the mattress.
Once I rolled onto my side I began to dig a bit further into the mattress because there was a greater weight concentration over a lower surface area. Side sleepers can occasionally have issues with stress points forming at the shoulders and hips but the pressure map results reveal just slightly raised levels of pressure in these areas. Thick layers of memory foam, such as the one on the side of the Layla, are generally a positive for side sleepers as they allow the sleeper to sink into the mattress for pressure relief. I found this side of the mattress to be pretty comfortable when lying on my side.
Finally I moved onto my belly and with my weight evenly distributed the pressure map shows low pressure across my whole body. Stomach sleepers tend to like firmer mattresses as they maintain their hips from sinking, which may lead to lower back pain. I did find that my hips sank in a bit on this side of the mattress, so if you are a strict stomach sleeper you might prefer the firm side of the Layla.
Once I flipped the mattress and lied down on my back the strain map again reveals low pressure across my entire body. There was a small feeling of contour from the memory foam layer but, with the quick transition to the firm support layer, this side of the Layla did a good job of keeping my spine aligned. Despite the fact that there was a small memory foam feeling, I didn’t sink too far so I didn’t feel stuck at the mattress on this side.
When I rolled onto my side that I quickly pushed through the thin layer of memory foam and started to interact with the support layer. This firmer feel is usually not great for side sleepers and I think strict or larger side sleepers will prefer the softer side of the Layla.
I switched to lying on my belly and found that the firm side of the Layla did a good job of keeping my buttocks from sinking into the mattress and my spine aligned. This combined with the low pressure on my chest for easier breathing, leads me to believe that stomach sleepers would likely favor the firm side of the Layla. Layla Copper Infused Mattress Reviews
If you’re sharing the mattress with a partner, you will want to know what it will feel like when the other person gets into and out of bed or tosses and turns throughout the night. This next test is helpful in showing the high degree of motion that’s detectable from one side of the mattress into the other.
For this test I dropped a 10 pound steel ball from peaks of 4 inches, 8 inches, and 12 inches and then quantified the disturbance on the opposite side of the mattress. This should be quite intuitive: the larger the lines, the bigger the disturbance.
I performed this test on the soft side of the Layla first and was really impressed with the results on the 4 inch drop. This fall simulates someone changing positions on the other side of the bed and the outcomes graphic above shows the Layla did a excellent job isolating motion. As expected there was slightly larger disturbance felt for the 8 and 12 inch drops, but these are some of the best results I’ve seen while doing reviews.
The firm side of the mattress also performed well on the motion transfer part of the review. The 4 and 8 inch drops show similar results on the seismometer readout above and both are well below the normal disturbance compared to the same drops on other mattresses. The 12 inch fall showed a larger disturbance, but this is still a good result for this drop.
For many people buying a mattress it’ll be important to know whether they will feel as though they are sitting on top of or sinking into bed. In order to get a better idea of how someone might sink into a mattress, I use four balls of varying sizes and densities (a 6 lb medicine ball, a 10 lb steel ball, a 50 pound medicine ball, and a 100 pound medicine ball) and place them on the mattress to measure how much they compress the surface.
These various sizes, weights, and densities help to imitate different body parts or different sized people to demonstrate how far into a mattress you may sink.
First up in the sinkage test I quantified the outcomes for the soft side of the Layla.
- 6 lb medicine ball: 1.5 inches of sinkage.
- 10 pound steel ball: 2.5 inches of sinkage.
- 50 lb medicine ball: 5 inches of sinkage.
- 100 lb medicine ball: 6.5 inches of sinkage.
Next up from the sinkage test was the firm side of the mattress.
- 6 lb medicine ball: 1 inch of sinkage.
- 10 pound steel ball: 2 inches of sinkage.
- 50 lb medicine ball: 4.5 inches of sinkage.
- 100 pound medicine ball: 6.5 inches of sinkage.
If you are going to share a mattress with a partners and need to use the whole surface then edge support is something you’re going to want to take a look at. Foam mattresses can struggle at times to live up to the edge support of traditional innerspring mattresses, so I wanted to have a look at how I’d feel near the side of the Layla mattress.
I started on my back on the softer side of the Layla and moved pretty near the edge. I definitely felt as though I was compressing the top of the mattress a fantastic amount in this position, which is to be expected from a softer foam.
When I shifted positions to my side I again dug into the mattress a bit more. In this position I could feel the soft memory foam layer shape to my body. As soon as I hung of the mattress a bit I could feel the comfort layer compress somewhat, but again that’s expected out of softer foams.
By sitting up on the edge of the Layla I concentrate all of my weight over one area. I did see a fairly good amount of compression in this position, but this is to be expected from this a thick layer of soft foam.
Once I flipped the mattress firm side up I lied down on my back and I found there to be less compression through the top as the transition to the firm support layer is much quicker.
As soon as I rolled onto my side and hung off the mattress on the firm side there was compression throughout the comfort layer, but the support layer held up fairly well.
Finally, I sat up on the edge of the firm side of the Layla and while there was a bit less compression through the top of the mattress, there was nevertheless some overall compression of the mattress. Because the soft comfort layer is now at the base of the mattress my increased weight pushed the entire side down. Layla Copper Infused Mattress Reviews
- Sleep Trial: There is a four month trial period for this mattress.
- Warranty: Layla provides a lifetime warranty on this mattress.
- Shipping: Shipping is free to the continental United States. The Layla will arrive compressed in a box.
Size and Pricing
|Twin||38″ x 74″ x 10″||50 lbs||$499|
|Twin XL||38” x 80” x 10”||55 lbs||$599|
|Full||54” x 74” x 10”||70 lbs||$799|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 10″||80 lbs||$899|
|King||76” x 80” x 10”||90 lbs||$999|
|California King||72” x 84” x 10”||90 lbs||$999|
Is Layla Right for You?
Now that we’ve taken a deep dive into the Layla mattress it’s time to discuss who it would be a good fit for.
- Memory Foam: Both the firm and the soft comfort layers of the Layla utilize aluminum infused memory foam to give pressure relief. This material allows the sleeper to sink in and provides the traditional memory foam feel of contouring to the body.
- Sleep Cool: The Layla has a couple of unique components in the materials used in the construction of the mattress that have cooling properties. These include the gel infusion in the cover in addition to the copper infusion in the memory foam of their comfort layers, which help with temperature regulation.
- Flippable Choice: The Layla could be a good fit if you’re not certain which firmness level is ideal for you and want just two shots at getting it right. Another possible advantage of a flippable mattress is for use in a guest room where there’ll be sleepers with different preferences on the mattress depending on the occasion.