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Layla Mattress Honest Reviews

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During this review I take a look at the double-sided Layla mattress which allows sleepers to choose between different firmness levels, depending on which side they choose to face up. Throughout this review I will describe the performance of the Layla for both the firm and soft sides of the mattress. If you are interested in knowing more about the Layla mattresses, read on for my full review! Layla Mattress Honest Reviews

 

Structure

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The Layla is an all foam mattress consisting of four different layers. As I mentioned previously, it’s a double sided mattress which allows the sleeper to select between a firm or soft feel based on their preference.
Cover:  The Layla cover is made of a soft polyester blend that I discovered to have a bit of a cozy feeling to it. Together with the soft feel, the cover includes a gel extract to help with temperature regulation and cooling. I should also note that the cover is completely removable for dry cleaning.

Soft Comfort: The comfort layer for the milder 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 for pressure relief. This material has a slow response to pressure and offers a contouring feel to the mattress. At times memory foam can have a reputation for trapping body heat, so Layla comprised the aluminum infusion to help with cooling.

Transition:  beneath the comfort layer is a 2 inch layer of poly foam (1.8 lb density). This layer begins to add a little 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) allowing air to flow through the mattress for temperature regulation.

Support:  What could be considered the foundation or support center of the Layla mattress is made from a high density (2 pounds ) poly foam. It is a firm layer that offers support whatever the firmness that the sleeper has chosen. This part of the mattress has a quick response to pressure and provides the Layla its shape.

Firm Comfort: The comfort layer of the firm side of the Layla is made of 1 inch of the same copper infused memory foam as the soft side of the mattress. With only an inch of memory foam, the sleeper won’t sink far into the layla on this side up, but will still feel some contouring. Another reason this side will feel firmer is that there is no transition between the comfort and support layers.

 

Firmness


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When I pushed into the soft side of the mattress I found that the memory foam compressed pretty readily. As I pushed further into the mattress my hands sunk pretty far into the building of the Layla and could feel that the memory contouring to my palms.

When pressing to the firm side of the mattress there is still some contouring from the memory foam. The noticeable thing about pushing to the firm side is that the quick transition from the soft memory foam to the firm support centre beneath it, which is a noticeable shift from the soft side of the Layla.

Because of differences in size and body type everybody will feel the firmness of a mattress somewhat differently. Rather than giving just my opinion 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 either side 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 that 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 feel the variance in reaction from testers is a result of the amount they felt they were sinking into the support layer of the Layla. Personally, I 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 difference between the firmness levels of both sides of the Layla. With some flippable mattresses there’ll be a much wider variance in firmness, however the Layla does seem to sit just on both sides of medium firmness.

 

Pressure Map


Instead of just describing what it feels like to lie on a Layla mattress I wanted to provide 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 tummy. On the picture below pressure will be represented from blue (low pressure) to red (high pressure). Layla Mattress Honest Reviews

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First up from the pressure map test was the soft side of the mattress and I began on my back. In this place my weight was fairly evenly distributed and the results above show low pressure across my body. When lying in this position I could feel myself sinking into the memory foam and it started to contour to my body. The memory foam has a slow response to pressure, so that I felt like changing positions took a little bit of added effort on this side of the mattress.

After I rolled onto my side I began to dig a little further into the mattress because there was a higher weight concentration over a lower surface area. Side sleepers can occasionally have issues with pressure points forming in the shoulders and hips but the pressure map results show just slightly raised levels of pressure in those regions. Thick layers of memory foam, such as the one on the soft side of the Layla, are generally a positive for side sleepers since they permit 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 have a tendency to enjoy firmer mattresses as they keep their hips from sinking, which can result in lower back pain. I did find that my hips sank in a little on this side of the mattress, so if you’re a strict stomach sleeper you might prefer the firm side of the Layla.

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Once I flipped the mattress and lied down on my back the pressure map again reveals low pressure across my body. There was a small feeling of shape 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 slight memory foam feeling, I did not sink in 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 began to interact with the support layer. This firmer feel is usually not great for side sleepers and I believe strict or bigger side sleepers will prefer the softer side of the Layla.

I changed to lying on my stomach 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 think that stomach sleepers would likely prefer the firm side of the Layla. Layla Mattress Honest Reviews

 

Motion Transfer


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 useful 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 lb 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 quite intuitive: the bigger 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 great 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 have seen while doing reviews.

The firm side of the mattress also performed well on the movement transfer part of the review. The 4 and 8 inch drops show similar effects on the seismometer readout above and both are well below the average disturbance when 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 fall.

 

Sinkage Test


For many people buying a mattress it’ll be important to know whether they are going to feel as though they are sitting on top of or sinking into bed. In order to have a better idea of how a person might sink into a mattress, I use four chunks of varying sizes and densities (a 6 pound medicine ball, a 10 lb steel ball, a 50 lb medicine ball, and a 100 lb medicine ball) and put them on the mattress to quantify how much they compress the surface.

These various sizes, weights, and densities help to imitate different body parts or different sized individuals to show how far into a mattress you may sink.

First up from the sinkage test I measured the results 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 pound 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 pound medicine ball: 4.5 inches of sinkage.
  • 100 lb medicine ball: 6.5 inches of sinkage.

 

Edge Support


If you are going to share a mattress with a partners and will need to use the entire surface then edge support is something you’re going to want 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 would feel near the face of the Layla mattress.

I began on my back on the milder side of the Layla and moved pretty near the edge. I definitely felt like I was compressing the surface of the mattress a good amount in this place, which is to be expected out of a softer foam.

Once I changed positions to my side I again dug into the mattress a bit more. In this place I could feel the soft memory foam layer shape to my body. When I hung of this mattress a bit I could feel the comfort coating squeeze a bit, but again that’s expected from softer foams.

By sitting up on the edge of the Layla I focus all of my weight over one place. I did see a fairly good amount of compression in this place, but that 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 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 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 surface of the mattress, there was nevertheless some total compression of the mattress. Because the soft comfort layer is currently at the base of the mattress my increased weight pushed the whole side down. Layla Mattress Honest Reviews

 

Standard Information


  • Sleep Trial: there’s 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


Size Dimensions Weight Price
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 is time to discuss who it would be a good fit for.

  • Memory Foam: Both the firm and the soft comfort layers of the Layla use copper infused memory foam to provide pressure relief. This material allows the sleeper to sink in and provides the classic memory foam sense of contouring to the body.
  • Sleep Cool:  The Layla has a few unique components in the materials used in the construction of the mattress which have cooling properties. These include the gel infusion in the cover as well as the aluminum extract in the memory foam of the relaxation layers, which help with temperature regulation.
  • Flippable Choice:  The Layla could be a great fit if you are not certain which firmness level is right for you and need just two shots at getting it right. Another possible benefit of a flippable mattress is for use in a guest room where there will be sleepers with different preferences on the mattress depending on the event.

Click here to learn more about the mattress on Layla’s website.