Layla is a New Haven, Connecticut–based mattress company founded in 2016. Currently, they offer two mattresses; a memory-foam model called the Layla Memory Foam Mattress, and a hybrid innerspring model called the Layla Hybrid Mattress.
The Layla Memory Foam Mattress has six distinct layers of technologically-advanced foam. Two of these layers include a unique copper-infused gel that helps prevent bacteria build-up and associated odors. One of the other cool features of this model is that it is reversible, with one side of the mattress offering a more plush feel, and the other providing more firm support. This mattress in a box is available at a relatively low price point.
The Hybrid Mattress from Layla is going to cost a bit more, but for good reason. In addition to the many foam layers that make the Memory Foam model great, the Hybrid mattress includes a thick layer of individually-coiled springs to offer increased edge support and superior responsiveness. Luckily for sleepers considering a Layla mattress, their website offers a helpful guide to choosing between the two options!
Cooling gel allows for breathability throughout the night
Flippable firmness™ to provide two firmness options
Both of Layla's models contain multiple layers of memory foam, and as a result, both will release some fumes when you open them up. However, both products will be odor-free within one to two days. The Hybrid model was completely odor-free within a day. It’s worth noting that the inclusion of copper-infused foam layers in both options provide a natural antimicrobial function that cuts down on the typical odor buildup you see with other mattresses over time. Therefore, both options have some of the best smelling mattresses on the market, long term.
The memory foam and hybrid options are both relatively new products—neither one has been around long enough to properly evaluate how it holds up over the course of the average lifespan. However, we think the materials are well constructed and of high quality, suggesting these will be quite durable. The ability to flip each model also adds some points in this category, as this feature will definitely allow you to prolong the shape and form of your mattress.
Each of the Layla mattresses offers technologically-advanced features that promote excellent temperature regulation. The Memory Foam model offers breathable gel foam layers that help cool air throughout the night. Also, the copper-infused foam layer has cooling properties, in addition to its antimicrobial function.
As we alluded to in the edge support category, the Layla Memory Foam does not perform well when it comes to springiness or bounce. The mattress is very soft, plush, conforming, and many couples prefer one with more responsiveness for sex. The Hybrid Layla does perform a bit better in this category because it is part innerspring. The inclusion of a thick layer of individually coiled springs gives the bed great responsiveness and some bounce that lends itself well to sex.
These mattresses really excel when it comes to conforming to your body. This isn’t just because the memory foam layers in both beds are exceptionally soft and plush (which they are), but also because the ability to choose between two different softness options allows for more unique customization to your body weight. We felt that the Memory Foam model was slightly more conforming on both sides of the mattress than the Hybrid model. But that being said, we think the Hybrid Layla offers a more conforming feel than you will find with many hybrid models out there.
The Layla Memory Foam mattress, like many all-foam mattresses, offers little in the way of edge support. It was designed for cushioning more than providing support at its perimeter. However, the Layla Hybrid model fared much better in this category. We liked the added support of the spring system and felt comfortable support while laying or sitting on the edge of this bed, no matter which side it was flipped on.
Incredibly, the Layla Hybrid was almost as silent as the Memory Foam model. Both of these beds, despite one having hundreds of metal springs in it, were almost completely silent. We don’t imagine noise will be an issue with Layla, but if you are extremely sensitive to this issue, we recommend going with the all foam model.
The Memory Foam model offers great motion isolation, especially on the softer side of the mattress. This is a nice option for couples who have someone who moves a lot during the night. The thickness of the top layer of memory foam absorbed a ton of the motion, and it’s safe to say that any shuffling or turning during the night should not disturb a partner. For the Layla Hybrid, there was noticeably less motion isolation, which is typical of hybrid mattresses. The trade-off for a more supportive sleep is worth it if you are not too sensitive to movement during the night.
Easy to order, install and maintain
Made in the USA
Copper-infused memory foam
Average edge support (Memory Foam model)
On the heavy side (Layla Hybrid)
How does the Layla mattress feel?
We love Layla because of the creative, flippable design of both of its mattresses. This feature allows for sleepers to change the feel of their mattress whenever they please, choosing between a softer top and a more firm option on the opposite side. Both the Layla Memory Foam mattress and the Layla Hybrid mattress are made with thermo-gel cooling foam top layers; the difference in firmness is achieved by using more or less of this material on either side of the mattress.
The Memory Foam model is definitely the softer, more plush feeling of the two. The top layer of foam is really giving, though there is a noticeable difference between the thicker and thinner sides. The thicker side comes in at about a 7 out of 10 on the firmness scale, while the thinner side comes in at about 4 out of 10. This is a huge difference, but in both cases the bed tends to offer a more swaddled, softer feel than the average foam mattress.
The Hybrid Model offers a slightly more supportive feel due to an added layer of innersprings. Though it too is flippable to provide two firmness options, both come in higher on the firmness scale. We rate the thinner side of the Hybrid at a 5 out of 10, and the thicker side as an 8 out of 10.
Overall, we love the feel of the removable fabric covers that are employed on the foam layers topping each side of both models. If you like a luxurious feeling bed that swaddles as well as it supports, this is the brand for you!
Layla ships for free across the lower 48 states of the USA. HI and AK will be charged a separate fee. Most customers report receiving their mattress within one business week of ordering. Both beds are easy to open, install, and use without any assistance.
The Layla customer service team is also helpful in answering any questions about their products, or which one might be right for you. As we mentioned in the intro to this review, they have a beneficial page that can help you decide which is better for your personal sleep style: memory foam or hybrid. They also have a chat service on their website where we reached a helpful and cheery representative within seconds!
As a full-service sleep company, Layla also sells bedding, pet beds, and other sleep accessories. All of their products come with full money-back guarantees of quality and warranties. With free shipping and a 120-night trial for their mattresses, we feel that Layla does a great job of making us confident they stand behind their products 100%.
Is This Mattress for Me?
Both Layla options are great for people who want quality on a budget, and especially those who are not 100% sure how much firmness they want. The ability to flip the beds over and cycle between different firmness levels is such a cool feature and one that goes a long way in making either Layla bed a smart option for first-time buyers.
If you want a bed that’s incredibly soft, easy to order and install, and will keep you cool at night, all on a budget, we recommend the Layla Memory Foam bed. This one is suitable for people who want to have that deep hugging, sinking feeling—typically, this is good for people of all sleep styles who want to feel cradled by the conforming nature of the materials. Heavier sleepers might want to go with a firmer Layla Hybrid.
We recommend the Hybrid for people who want a little bit more of a supportive sleep at night. The coil system, embedded in very comfortable foam, gives this bed the extra firmness and support that some people crave. It is softer than many hybrid models, which some people will love. But the ability to choose between more or less firm sides on the bed makes it one of the most attractive hybrid beds on the market for those on a budget.
We Recommend This If You:
Want a high-value product for a low cost
Want a mattress with different firmness options
Are less than 240 lbs. (heavier sleepers may love the Layla Hybrid, however)
Want a seamless delivery and set-up experience
Tend to sleep on your side at night
Can handle a heavy mattress (the Layla Hybrid Queen weighs 115lbs)
Layla Mattress FAQ
Where is Layla made?
All Layla products are made in The US.
Where to try Layla?
They offer a 120 night trial allowing you to return it for a full refund.
How to return?
Simply contact Layla within 120-days and request to return it. No shipping fees or return fees are charged. They do require you to sleep on the mattress for at least two weeks before making a decision.
How thick is the Layla mattress?
The memory foam model is 10"'. The Hybrid model is 13".