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Soft Comfort: The comfortable layer for the softer side of the mattress includes 3 inches of copper infused memory foam (3.5 lb density). This is a pretty thick layer of memory foam, which is a soft material that will allow the sleeper to sink in for pressure relief. This substance 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 aid with cooling.
Transition: Below the comfort layer is a two inch layer of poly foam (1.8 lb density). This layer begins to bring a tiny bit of support to the mattress and functions as a transition layer from the soft comfort layer above to the firm support core below. I must also note that this layer is convoluted (using an egg crate design) to allow air to flow through the mattress for temperature regulation.
Support: What could be considered the base or support center of the Layla mattress is constructed from a high density (2 pounds ) poly foam. It’s a firm layer that provides support regardless of the firmness that the sleeper has chosen. This portion of the mattress has a fast response to pressure and provides the Layla its shape.
When I pushed into the soft side of the mattress I found that the memory foam compressed pretty easily. As I pushed further into the mattress my hands sunk pretty far into the construction of the Layla and could feel that the memory contouring to my hands.
When pressing into the firm side of the mattress there is still some contouring from the memory foam. The noticeable thing about pushing into the firm side is that the quick transition from the soft memory foam to the firm support center beneath it, which is a noticeable shift from the soft side of the Layla.
Due to differences in size and body type everyone will feel the firmness of a mattress a bit differently. Rather than giving just my view on the general firmness level of Layla, I enlisted three other people to give their opinion as well. 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 medium firmness. The soft side of the Layla came in at an average of 5.5/10, revealing the Sleepopolis testers found it to be advertised.
There was a fairly 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 to 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 somewhat, but the dense poly foam underneath provided good support.
It is notable that there is not a enormous difference between the firmness levels of the two sides of the Layla. With some flippable mattresses there will be a much wider variance in firmness, however the Layla does seem 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 give a visual representation of where someone may feel pressure points while lying on it. To do this I put a pressure map on top of the mattress and lied on my backside, and stomach. On the picture below pressure will be represented from blue (low pressure) to red (high pressure). Layla Mattress Price
First up from the pressure map test was the soft side of the mattress and I started on my back. In this position 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 to 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 small amount of additional effort on this side of the mattress.
After I rolled onto my side I started to dig a little further into the mattress because there was a higher weight concentration over a lower surface area. Side sleepers can sometimes have issues with pressure points forming at the shoulders and hips but the stress map results reveal just slightly raised levels of pressure in these areas. Thick layers of memory foam, like the one on the side of the Layla, are generally a positive for side sleepers as they permit the sleeper to sink into the mattress for pressure relief. I discovered this side of the mattress to be pretty comfortable when lying on my side.
Eventually I moved onto my stomach and with my weight evenly distributed the strain map shows low pressure across my whole body. Stomach sleepers tend to like firmer mattresses as they keep their hips from sinking, which can result in lower back pain. I did discover that my hips sank in a bit on this side of the mattress, so if you are a strict stomach sleeper you may 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 slight feeling of contour from the memory foam layer but, with the rapid transition to the firm support layer, this side of the Layla did a good job of keeping my spine aligned. Even though there was a slight memory foam feeling, I did not sink too far so I did not feel stuck at the mattress on this aspect.
As soon as I rolled onto my side that I immediately pushed through the thin layer of memory foam and began to interact with the support layer. This firmer feel is generally not great for side sleepers and I believe strict or larger side sleepers will prefer the softer side of the Layla.
I changed to lying on my belly and found that the firm side of the Layla did a fantastic job of keeping my hips 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 probably favor the firm side of the Layla. Layla Mattress Price
If you’re sharing the mattress with a partner, you will want to know what it will feel like if the other person gets into and out of bed or tosses and turns throughout the night. This next test is useful in showing the intensity of motion that’s detectable from 1 side of the mattress into the other.
For this evaluation I dropped a 10 pound steel ball from heights of 4 inches, 8 inches, and 12 inches and quantified the disturbance on the opposite side of the mattress. This should be pretty intuitive: the bigger the lines, the larger the disturbance.
I performed this test on the soft side of the Layla first and was really impressed with the results on the four inch drop. This fall simulates someone changing positions on the other side of the bed and the outcomes picture above shows the Layla did a excellent job isolating motion. As expected there was marginally bigger disturbance felt for the 8 and 12 inch drops, but these are some of the best results I’ve seen while performing reviews.
The firm side of the mattress also performed well on the motion transfer part of the review. The 4 and 8 inch drops reveal similar results on the seismometer readout above and both are well below the normal disturbance when compared to the very same drops on other mattresses. The 12 inch drop showed a larger disturbance, but this is still a fantastic result for this drop.
For lots of people buying a mattress it will be important to know whether they will feel as though they are sitting on top of or sinking into bed. So as 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 pound steel ball, a 50 pound medicine ball, and a 100 pound medicine ball) and put them on the mattress to quantify how much they compress the surface.
These different sizes, weights, and densities help to imitate different body parts or different sized people to show 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 lb steel ball: 2 inches of sinkage.
- 50 lb medicine ball: 4.5 inches of sinkage.
- 100 lb medicine ball: 6.5 inches of sinkage.
If you are going to share a mattress with a partners and need to use the entire surface then edge support is something you’re going to need to have 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 face of the Layla mattress.
I began on my back on the milder side of the Layla and proceeded pretty close to the edge. I definitely felt as though I was compressing the top of the mattress a good amount in this position, which is to be expected from a softer foam.
When I shifted positions to my side I dug into the mattress somewhat more. In this position I could feel the soft memory foam layer shape to my body. When 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 border of the Layla I focus all of my weight over one area. I did see a fairly good amount of compression in this place, but this is to be expected from such a thick layer of soft foam.
Once I flipped the mattress firm side up I lied down on my back again and I found there to be less compression through the top as the transition into the firm support layer is significantly 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 pretty 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 still some total compression of the mattress. Because the soft comfort layer is now at the base of the mattress my increased weight pushed the whole side down. Layla Mattress Price
- Sleep Trial: There is a four month trial period for this mattress.
- Warranty: Layla offers a lifetime guarantee 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 have 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 provide pressure relief. This material allows the sleeper to sink and provides the traditional memory foam sense of contouring to the body.
- Sleep Cool: The Layla has a couple of different components in the substances used in the construction of the mattress that have cooling properties. These include the gel extract in the cover in addition to the copper infusion in the memory foam of their relaxation layers, which help with temperature regulation.
- Flippable Option: The Layla could be a great fit if you are not sure which firmness level is right 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 tastes on the mattress depending on the occasion.