Layla Hybrid Dual-Sided Mattress
3/10 & 7/10
Why We Like It
The Layla Hybrid Mattress has eye-catching styling backed up with excellent performance. The mattress's exterior cover is adorned with Layla's signature hexagon pattern. The cover is super soft, breathable, and easy to remove and clean. The magic hidden under the removable cover is the dual-firmness copper-gel-infused memory foam mattress.
The flippable mattress offers a soft and firm side so you can select the option that suits your individual sleep needs. The copper-gel-infused memory foam sleeps cooler than most traditional memory foam because the thermal conduction properties help to pull away body heat. The firm side of the mattress is constructed with 1 inch of memory foam and 1.5 inches of polyfoam. The soft side of the mattress is a bit more beefed up with a total of 2.5 inches of memory foam and 2 inches of polyfoam.
Between the copper-gel-infused memory foam layer and the innermost zone, you'll find a layer of max airflow support foam. The max airflow support foam has zones of deeply carved channels to aid in cooling. The individually wrapped coil system is the last and innermost area of the mattress. The pocketed coils and double coil perimeter provide superior motion control and good edge support.
- High-tech modern look - very cool styling.
- Easy to clean cover with heavy-duty handles.
- Phenomenal motion isolation.
- Sleeps much cooler than traditional memory foam.
- Two options of firmness are a big plus.
- 10-year warranty and 120-night money-back guarantee year free trial.
- Price may be too expensive for some. However, consider the fact that about one-third of your life is spent sleeping. You may want to treat yourself and your back and splurge on this excellent hybrid mattress.
- The mattress is quite heavy. One of our testers is a 200-pound male who found it challenging to lift on his own.
The Layla Hybrid mattress's strongest selling point is that it is two mattresses in one. One side of the mattress is relatively soft, while the other side is definitely on the firmer side of the scale. Our testers gave both sides of the mattress two full weeks of testing, and both agreed that they preferred the soft side of the mattress. Let's take a closer look at each layer of materials starting with the top of the soft side and working inward to the wrapped coils system.
Cover: The Layla Hybrid mattress comes wrapped in a grey cover made with polyester, rayon, viscose, and poly lycra. It is soft, stretchy, and breathable. The cover is also infused with a Thermogel Cooling Agent. The cover is easy to unzip and remove so that it can be cleaned. Layla does recommend that the cover is dry-cleaned. If your mattress's corners don't properly expand from being compressed, you can unzip and remove the cover to encourage proper expansion. The cover has two robust handles on both sides of the mattress which make it easier to move and adjust on a bed frame. We have tested quite a few mattresses at this point, and with the Layla Hybrid being among the heavier entries, the handles were a very helpful feature.
Copper-Gel Memory Foam: The soft side of the mattress has 2.5 inches of copper-infused viscoelastic polyurethane open-cell foam with an IFD (indentation force deflection) of 12 lbs. This layer is a bit thinner on the firm side, measuring just one inch thick. The copper-gel memory foam on the soft side of the mattress does a spectacular job of absorbing and cradling your pressure points and softly supporting them so that pressure is more evenly distributed across a larger surface area. The copper infusion is supposed to help with heat dissipation and cooling. The copper infusion purportedly helps to draw heat away from the body and helps it to dissipate more quickly than traditional memory foam mattresses. Copper is highly odor resistant due to natural anti-microbial properties that don't allow bacteria to adhere to the fabric and multiply.
Max Airflow Support Foam: The soft side of the mattress has 2 inches of the max airflow support foam, and the firm side of the mattress is a little thinner with 1.5 inches. This layer of foam has deeply carved channels that allow air to flow between the copper-gel layer and the max airflow layer of memory foam. This layer has what Layla calls their Surface Modification Technology (SMT) polyfoam. SMT shapes are cut .5" deep for added support, airflow, and pressure relief.
Individually Wrapped Coils System: The innermost zone of the Layla Hybrid mattress is 6" of individually wrapped 14 gauge pocketed coil springs with a dual row of 16 gauge springs around the perimeter for edge support. This design provides more support than an innerspring, and it minimizes movement when the user shifts positions.
Side Sleeping - 115-pound female & 200-pound male: Our testers started their four-week test on the firm side of the Layla Hybrid mattress and then switched to the soft side for the final two weeks of the testing. Interestingly, our testers typically fall asleep on their sides and, at some time during the night, transition to sleeping on their backs. So, the Layla Hybrid saw plenty of side and back sleeping during testing.
Both testers reported that the memory foam did an excellent job of relieving pressure on their hips and shoulders. One tester even said it felt like sleeping on a cloud. Both testers expected to like the firm side better but surprisingly agreed they enjoyed the soft side more. That's despite their weight difference of about 85 pounds.
Our taller male tester reported that sleeping too far toward the foot of the bed created some discomfort in his knees. However, if he slept toward the head of the bed, it was not an issue. We have read several recommendations that the Layla Hybrid mattress is better for lighter-weight sleepers but given how much our 200-pound tester fell in love with this mattress, we have to go against the grain and say that we're very comfortable recommending this mattress to people upwards to 220 pounds.
Firmness preferences are wide-ranging and very subjective from individual to individual. That's why the dual-comfort feature is such a great selling point. If you're not 100% satisfied with the comfort of one side, flip it over and try the other side. On top of that, Layla offers a 120-night trial.
Having tested many mattresses, we are familiar with sitting on or laying near the edge of the bed and feeling as though the edge will collapse and drop us to the floor. Poor edge support basically reduces the usable surface area of the bed. Reducing the usable surface area can make sleeping partners feel like they are sharing cramped quarters.
The Layla Hybrid mattress provides good edge support with two rows of 16-gauge individually wrapped coils. The entire footprint of the mattress is usable all the way to the edge. We have to be honest and mention that we've tested a couple mattresses that offer superior edge support but not by a lot. We would still have to put Layla Hybrid in the top 20% of mattresses for edge support.
Motion isolation is a measure of how much motion on one area of a mattress is felt in another area of a mattress. Some readers may remember seeing commercials on tv people standing around a bed in amazement as someone was jumping up and down on a bed with a glass of wine only feet away without a single drop being spilled. Even though the commercials were very cheesy, they did a great job demonstrating a mattress with good motion isolation.
Excellent motion isolation performance in a mattress tends to be very important for people who share a bed with someone who tosses and turns or gets in and out of bed frequently during the night can be a cause for focusing on motion isolation when shopping for a mattress. One thing we've personally experienced is a pet that can't seem to stay comfortable and insists on finding a new position every 30 minutes.
Through our testing of the Layla Hybrid Mattress, we rate the motion isolation performance very highly. Our testers reported that it was barely perceivable when one would change positions or get up and leave the bed. In our bounce test, we lift a twelve-pound exercise ball to a height of one and two feet in the air and drop it back onto the mattress. We measure how far the mattress depresses and how high the ball rebounds on its first bounce.
On the soft side of the mattress, the one-foot drop test resulted in 3.5 inches of compression and only a .5-inch rebound. The two-foot drop resulted in 5 inches of compression and a 3-inch rebound. The low drop test is meant to simulate someone changing position in bed, while the higher drop test should simulate an energetic entry or exit of the bed.
The energy absorption displayed is phenomenal. The lack of a rebound clearly demonstrates the excellent motion isolation Layla Hybrid has achieved with its three-layer system of memory foam, support foam, and coil system.
Our male tester has issues waking up hot and sweaty about 4 or 5 times per month. He reported that he did not wake up hot and sweaty the entire time he was testing the mattress.
The breathable cover infused with a thermogel cooling agent, copper-gel memory foam, and max airflow support foam systems earns high praise from our tester. The performance of the mattress's cooling effects may have benefited from the fact that it had been outfitted with a set of Layla's sheets.
We tested the mattress's heat dissipation by placing a heating pad on the mattress and covering it with a pillow for half an hour to trap and accumulate heat. After half an hour, we quickly removed the pillow and heating pad and set them aside. We immediately recorded the initial temperature with a laser temperature sensor and continued taking readings every 30 seconds for 3 minutes. We repeated the test three times. We created a fourth data set which is the average of the three recorded temperatures at each time interval. We then created a linear trend line based on the average temperature. A linear trend line doesn't fit the data perfectly but is easy to interpret and compare to other mattresses we will test.
The formula for the average temperature trend line shows that the Layla Hybrid Mattress dissipates about 11.75 degrees of heat per minute under this specific test. Since the inception of this test, that is the best performance we have recorded. The results of the heat temperature dissipation test are in the chart below.
Layla Hybrid Mattress FAQ
Here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions about the Layla Hybrid Mattress.
The queen size Layla Hybrid Mattress costs $1,499. The standard Layla Hybrid Mattress retail price for the king is $1,699 and for the twin size, it is $1,099.