Who Is It Best For?
People that like memory foam mattresses
If you want a soft bed
Who Won’t Love It?
If you want a firm bed
Heavier folks

Layla Mattress Reviews Outline

The Layla bed is a popular memory foam mattress available online. It’s one of our favorite options for both side sleepers and couples, thanks to its soft feel and motion isolation. In fact, we chose Layla as one of the Best Memory Foam Mattresses. The mattress is flippable, and the two sides have different levels of softness. Between that and the temperature regulation, this bed may appeal to more people than your average memory foam mattress. But it’s not right for everyone, so read on to find out if the Layla bed is right for you.

Honest Layla Mattress Review Video

Before we get into the juicy details, here is a quick video that explains the basics of what you need to know about the updated Layla mattress.

  • Honest Layla Mattress Review Video

However, we can only fit so much detail into one video. Keep reading to learn more about the Layla bed-in-a-box.

How Does the Layla Mattress Feel?

In prior models of the Layla mattress, both sides of the bed were pretty soft. Now, however, we’ve found the firm side to be, well, more firm. We put it at about a medium to medium-firm on our firmness scale, and the softer side to be about a medium-soft. Basically, you have a choice between a soft side and a slightly firm side.

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Given that Layla uses quite a bit of memory foam, naturally, it has a pressure-relieving memory foam feel on both sides, but more so on the soft side. We actually think it finds a nice balance between feeling like memory foam but also appealing to people that don’t tend to love the material. Based on our own independent research, about 90% of people are completely fine with (or really like) memory foam.

Laying down on this bed feels like a soft and airy hug because you’ll sink into the material, and it’ll cradle your body. Because it is a soft memory foam, you’re going to see slower response times than with, say, a latex mattress. Despite the fact that you can tell this is a memory foam bed, there’s no deep, quicksand-like feel—it’s actually a really comfortable bed and reminds us of the older Puffy mattress (before they updated it).

Layla Mattress Construction

Layla is a 10” all-foam mattress, but what really sets it apart is the fact that it’s flippable and double-sided. As such, it is in a very small class of beds that allow you to try out two firmness levels in a matter of seconds. The flippable feature is a major advantage in our eyes. Below is a description of the layers from top to bottom.

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  • Soft side comfort layer – On top of this is a 3” layer of copper-infused memory foam, and this is the softer side of the mattress.
  • Transition layer – 2” of convoluted polyfoam (it kinda looks like egg crate foam), which doubles as a transition layer to soften up the mattress.
  • Support layer – The main support structure for the bed is a 4.5″ slab of dense polyfoam.
  • Firm side comfort layer – Under this layer is 1” of copper-infused memory foam, and it’s the firmer side of the mattress because there is less memory foam between you and the support core.

Additionally, all foams in the Layla memory foam mattress are safe and certified by CertiPUR-US, which means the mattress is made without ozone depleters, PBDEs, TDCPP, or TCEP (“Tris”) flame retardants, mercury, lead, other heavy metals, formaldehyde, or phthalates. 

The Layla mattress also has a thick, soft cover made of polyester, viscose, and poly/lycra, much like the cover on the Leesa mattress. It also has a thermoGEL cooling agent woven in to help reduce heat buildup. We really like the look of the Layla cover, with its geometric grey pattern. In fact, we sort of hate putting sheets on the mattress because the cover is just so cool and unique. You probably should, though, if you’re sleeping on it every night.

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Layla has a super-soft cover with a neat look to it

While the Layla memory foam mattress cover is removable, it’s dry clean only. To make things much simpler, we recommend not even removing the cover if you have a spill. Just mix some warm water and mild soap and spot clean the area.

Body Type Analysis For Layla Beds

  • Petite Individuals

    The bed is made for individuals weighing under 230-250 lb. For the record, we have the same stance for just about every all-foam 10″ mattress. It’s just the nature of that type of mattress construction.

    We think this bed is a great option for children and teens, especially if they love the feel of soft memory foam. If they’re super petite, they’ll probably even get away with sleeping on their back or stomach. Just make sure they’re on the firmer side of the mattress and that their hips and shoulders aren’t dipping into the bed enough to make their back arch.

  • Average Body Types

    This mattress can work well for those with average body types, as long as they like a soft mattress with a light memory foam feel. Those who prefer a more supportive and firm mattress might not be fully comfortable.

  • Heavier Individuals

    No. This is a soft, 10”, all-foam bed that has a layer of convoluted foam. For heavy people, it’s just not going to be supportive or durable enough over the long run. We usually recommend heavier individuals go for beds with coils or that are at the least much firmer and/or thicker. If you’re over 250 lb, make sure to check out our list of the best mattresses for heavy people.

    Layla will work in a pinch for heavy people, but it’s not technically a heavy person’s mattress—nor is it marketed as such.

    We think this bed is a great option for children and teens, especially if they love the feel of soft memory foam. If they’re super petite, they’ll probably even get away with sleeping on their back or stomach. Just make sure they’re on the firmer side of the mattress and that their hips and shoulders aren’t dipping into the bed enough to make their back arch.

Layla Reviews Sleeper Type Analysis

  • Back And Stomach Sleepers

    We think the Layla mattress is suitable for back and stomach sleepers, so long as you weigh under 230 lb and you don’t want a truly firm mattress. Remember, the firm side is between a medium and medium-firm on the soft/firm scale.

    Having said all of that, if you’re really petite (i.e., under 150 lb), the bed will feel even firmer to you since softness/firmness is a relative measure that depends on your height-to-weight ratio.

  • Side Sleepers

    Both sides of the Layla are good for side sleepers, although, if you want maximum pressure relief, you’ll prefer the Soft side. Side sleepers need a soft mattress that will be pressure relieving enough for their hips and shoulders. Layla does a good job of being accepting of curves, instead of fighting against them.

  • Combo Sleepers

    As for combo sleepers, we’d say yes, if you’re medium or petite. The more you weigh, the more you’ll sink into the bed and the softer it’ll feel, versus the lighter you are, the less you’ll sink down and the firmer the bed will feel. More petite combo sleepers might like this bed more than heavier combo sleepers, because they’ll be less “stuck,” making it easier to switch positions.

Is Layla A Good Mattress For Couples?

Since the Layla mattress is flippable, we think it mostly depends on the side you choose and how you and your partner sleep.

Edge Support

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The Firm side has better edge support—it’s just ok with the Soft side

With the Layla mattress, the edge support is good on the “Firm” side and ok on the “Soft” side. This is to be expected since, in general, softer beds don’t have the world’s best edge support. It’s usually the firm beds and coil beds that have above-average support along the perimeter.

To be fair to Layla, in a lot of our mattress reviews—particularly for foam beds—we complain about edge support. It tends to be just average on a lot of all-foam beds with, perhaps, the exception of Nest Alexander Signature Series and a few others.

Motion Isolation

On a more positive note, you might like Layla if you’re a sensitive sleeper. Layla does a very good job of isolating any movement, so if your partner has one of those nights where they get up to pee five different times, their movement probably won’t wake you up.

There’s little to no movement transferring through the bed. This is to be expected since we’re dealing with such a soft memory foam bed. Layla is so good at motion isolation. However, we put it on our list of the best mattresses for light sleepers.


It’s fairly good at regulating heat, especially for such a soft memory foam bed. This is because it uses copper-infused memory foam, which helps to pull heat away from the body. Though with that said, it’s not cool-to-the-touch or noticeably cold. This is not the best cooling mattress for hot sleepers, but it’s certainly not bad at regulating body temp.

What Does the Layla Mattress Cost?

Layla is priced affordably, but we would not consider it a cheap, budget mattress. It doesn’t look like the type of bed that belongs in a luxury hotel, but there are plenty of people that will really like this mattress. The MSRP for a queen size bed is under $1,100, which puts it in the same tier as Nectar, Casper, and other top online mattress brands. In other words, it’s competitively priced for what it is: a foam mattress.

Twin XL$849$1,161
Cal King$1,249$1,833

Is There A Layla Mattress Coupon Or Discount Code?

It’s important to note that since the bed-in-a-box industry is highly competitive, most companies offer mattress deals, especially during holidays. Layla typically offers discounts in the $100-$150 range, but it changes from time to time. You can check LaylaSleep.com for current promotions or the green discount box on your screen. Sometimes they will bundle in accessories like pillows or sheets in order to entice consumers.

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Layla Mattress Alternatives

These mattresses are all similar to the Layla Mattress but at varying price points.

Mattress TypeFirmnessTempBody TypeThicknessStarting Price
Layla Layla productMemory FoamAllNeutralUnder 230 lb10.5inch $1099* *Queen mattress
Bear Mattress Bear Mattress productMemory FoamMediumNeutralUnder 230 lb10inch $998* *Queen mattress Read Review
Nolah Signature 12 Nolah Signature 12 productMixed FoamAllNeutralAll Body Types12inch $1599* *Queen mattress Read Review
Puffy Original Puffy Original productMixed FoamMediumNeutralUnder 230 lb10inch $1249* *Queen mattress Read Review
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Layla Mattress Review Verdict

Layla is a great all types of sleepers who want a softer memory foam mattress. Plus, it has the added benefit of being double-sided and flippable, so you have two chances to get things right with Layla. All in all, we really like the Layla mattress, especially the updated 2019 version.

Overall Rating

4.2 out of 5
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Layla Company Policies

Given that Layla is a bed-in-a-box mattress, it follows (and in some cases exceeds) standards set forth by the online mattress industry.

  • Free shipping and returns
  • 24-48 hours to fully decompress
  • 120-night trial
  • Lifetime warranty

Other Two-Sided Mattresses

Layla might not be the only flippable mattress sold online, but it very well could be the most popular. Here’s the shortlist:

  • Plank

    This is a firm mattress. There’s no other way to put it. Plank is designed for people that want a minimalist mattress that has a truly firm feel to it. On one side is a firm surface, and the other, a slightly less firm surface.

  • Nolah Signature 1

    This mattress flips the way that the old Layla mattress used to: you take the cover off entirely, flip the bed, and put the cover back on. Not a huge deal, but clearly not something that you’d want to do every day. Other than that, it’s a very nice mattress with an organic cotton cover. This can be a soft mattress or a somewhat firm mattress depending on which side you have facing up.

  • Zenhaven

    From an affordable latex bed to a luxury latex bed, Zenhaven is one of the more sought-after natural/organic beds online. It has a truly firm side and medium-firm side.

  • Nest Bedding Latex

    Just like Spindle, this mattress is not presented to the public as being “flippable,” but the layers inside can be rearranged to create a similar effect. As an example, you can swap the medium and soft layers to make a bed that’s firmer or softer. Keep in mind, latex mattresses are on the pricier end. They also make an innerspring mattress version, but that’s not flippable.

Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Layla mattress manufactured?

It’s made in the United States. In fact, according to the label on the mattress, it’s made in Phoenix, Arizona.

Is Layla mattress too soft?

Layla is going to be great for side sleepers, combination sleepers, many back and stomach sleepers, and people under 230 lbs.. The people who might think it’s too soft are back or stomach sleepers who want more support or heavier individuals.

Do Layla mattresses sag?

Over years and years of normal wear and tear, most foam mattresses in their old-age are known to sag. Though, Layla offers a generous “Lifetime” warranty policy that covers sagging over 1-inch, loss of mattress height, cracking in the foam, and more.

Will stomach sleepers like the Layla Mattress?

Yes! This mattress has two sides and two firmness levels, and we think most stomach sleepers will like the firmer side.

Is the Layla mattress toxic?

The Layla mattress is non-toxic.