Built with layers of copper-infused memory foam and springy pocketed coils, the Layla Hybrid is designed to soothe aches and pains while keeping you positioned squarely on top of the bed. Plus, it’s flippable, providing sleepers with two different firmness options from which to choose.
These specs certainly sound intriguing, but do they actually make for a comfortable mattress? To find out, I’ll take the Layla Hybrid for a test drive, assessing its construction, how it feels, how it sleeps, and more to find out if it could be the perfect bed for you!
Continue reading for my full Layla Hybrid Mattress review! Short on time? Skip down to my review summary.
Is the Layla Hybrid a Good Mattress for You?
Let’s kick things off with a quick overview of who this Layla mattress may be good for. While I can’t make the decision for you, I can provide you with a few of my best recommendations to help you get an idea if the Layla Hybrid is the right one for you.
Who I recommend the Layla Hybrid mattress for
- This bed should be a good fit for couples as it absorbs motion fairly well, which allows for a restful sleep despite twists and turns from a bedmate. This mattress also has good edge support, which makes it feel bigger since you can spread all the way out to the sides and still feel supported.
- Back/side combination sleepers who change positions throughout the night should appreciate this mattress. The pocketed coils are designed for making movement and repositioning easier, while the many layers of foam easily adapt to a new body position. Light back sleepers and side sleepers should appreciate the soft side, whereas average weight back sleepers will feel supported and comfy on the firm side of this mattress. That’s what is so great about a flippable mattress- it can be tailored to your preferences!
- I’d also recommend this mattress if you aren’t quite sure if you prefer a soft or firm bed- the Layla Hybrid is flippable and you can try both sides to figure out which one meets your needs!
Who I don’t recommend the Layla Hybrid mattress for
- Stomach sleepers may find both sides of this mattress to be too soft for their needs. Typically, stomach sleepers need a firm mattress to support their body enough to keep their hips lifted and aligned with their shoulders.
- Though the pocketed coils in this mattress will offset some of the sinkage allowed by memory foam, this mattress is not supportive enough for heavy sleepers over 300 lbs.
How Firm is the Layla Hybrid Mattress?
As with any feel factor, firmness is subjective, and can change a lot depending on one’s body size, shape, and weight. Therefore, my firmness read of the Layla Hybrid could be very different from your own! For reference, I’m 5’10”, 190 lb, and prefer to sleep on my stomach. In order to provide a well-rounded idea of how firm the Layla Hybrid mattress is, I enlisted some coworkers to help me test its firmness and come up with a mutually agreed rating.
After tossing and turning around on the Layla Hybrid, I decided to give the soft side a 5 out of 10 and the firm side a 7 out of 10 on the firmness scale. When compared to the industry standard of 6.5 for medium firmness, it’s clear that each side of the Layla Hybrid really embodies the feel it’s going after.
I was actually quite impressed with the feel of this hybrid mattress. The soft side provided me with some comfortable sinkage for pressure relief at the shoulders and hips, while the firm side of the Layla gave me the lift I needed to move around and change positions with ease. Regardless of the side I chose, I felt well supported, which could be a big plus for sleepers who like the feel of a soft foam mattress, but don’t love the stuck-in-the-bed feeling you sometimes get from them.
Layla Hybrid Mattress Performance
Firmness is all well and good, but it’s hardly the only characteristic to consider when shopping for a new mattress. To give you an in-depth idea of the Layla Hybrid mattress’s performance, I ran a few specialized tests. I measured how it performed in different sleeping positions, how it relieved pain and pressure, and how it might feel for couples sleeping together.
Testing the Layla Hybrid Mattress in Different Sleeping Positions
Different sleeping positions and weights require different amounts of support. Generally, light sleepers don’t require as much support as heavy sleepers. Read on below to see how the Layla Hybrid mattress performs for sleepers of different weights.
Is the Layla Hybrid a Good Mattress for Light Sleepers (Under 130 lb)?
- Light Back Sleepers – Light back sleepers tend to feel mattresses a bit firmer than advertised, so I think the soft side of this mattress is a good choice for these sleepers. They should notice a bit of sinkage with the soft build, and will feel the bed contour to their lower back to relieve any pressure.
- Light Side Sleepers – I think that light side sleepers will appreciate the soft side of this mattress as it contours to their body, relieving pressure on their shoulders and hips.
- Light Stomach Sleepers – The firm side of the Layla should feel just right for light stomach sleepers. These sleepers should have a pleasant “floating” sensation on top of the bed.
Is the Layla Hybrid a Good Mattress for Average Weight Sleepers (130 – 250 lb)?
- Average Weight Back Sleepers – I think average weight back sleepers will really enjoy the firm side of this mattress. This bed allows these sleepers to lay on top of the mattress rather than sink in it. This will keep their spines in alignment with a neutral posture, which helps to reduce back pain.
- Average Weight Side Sleepers – In my opinion, the soft side of this bed is just a touch too soft for average weight side sleepers, but being a flippable mattress, the firm side should work great for these sleepers!
- Average Weight Stomach Sleepers – These sleepers are going to have to base this decision on their preferences as this mattress may not be firm enough for their needs, but could be suitable if they prefer a softer feel when lying on their stomach.
Is the Layla Hybrid a Good Mattress for Heavy Sleepers (over 250 lb)?
- Heavy Back Sleepers – I think the firm side of the mattress could suit sleepers who have a heavier body weight, however it is not designed with these sleepers in mind. The firm side of the mattress should be able to support back sleepers up to 300 lb without too much sinking, but heavy sleepers should check out some of our best mattresses for heavy people.
- Heavy Side Sleepers – The firm side of this mattress could be supportive enough for side sleepers up to 300 lb. However, if you’re out of this weight range, I would recommend looking into a bed with a traditional firm build.
- Heavy Stomach Sleepers – Heavy stomach sleepers will not be supported enough by this mattress, even on the firm side. These sleepers should opt for a firmer bed.
Layla Hybrid Pain Relief Performance
If you aren’t familiar with the term “pressure/pain relief” before, it basically refers to how well a bed is able to alleviate tension at pressure points and sensitive spots along the body, such as the shoulders, hips, and lower back. To assess this attribute, I like to use a handy dandy pressure map!
Though it sounds complicated, it’s actually quite simple: I roll this gizmo out, hop aboard, and let the map do the rest! As I move around the structure, the gadget records the force my body’s exerting on the structure, and makes a colored “map” of the pressure. Blue and green indicate areas of low pressure, whereas yellow and red indicate areas of high pressure.
Back Pain – Of the two sides, I felt the most pressure relief from the firm side of the mattress. The memory foam top layer helped to fill in the space at my lumbar region, while the sturdy coils worked to keep me positioned on top of the bed. In general, I found it fairly easy to move around and change positions.
Shoulder Pain – Whereas the firm side was best for back pain, I found the soft side to work wonders for shoulder pain. Lying on my side, I experienced a ton of deep sinkage and pressure relief, which was especially beneficial at my shoulders and hips. Therefore, I think this bed could be a good fit for strict side sleepers with shoulder pain.
Hip Pain – In my opinion, neither side is quite firm enough to support the needs of stomach sleepers with hip pain, as the memory foam layers work to sink the hips out of alignment with the shoulders. However, side sleepers experiencing hip pain should find the same relief and sinkage on their hips as they did on their shoulders with the soft side of the mattress!
Layla Hybrid Performance for Couples
When sharing the bed with a partner, you’ll want to keep a few more things in mind while shopping for a new mattress. Features you’ll want to consider include motion transfer, performance during sex, cooling, and edge support.
This characteristic refers to the amount of movement detectable from one side of the mattress to the other. An important variable for all, but especially so for those sleepers who share a bed with a child, partner, or rowdy pet!
To illustrate this motion transfer, I dropped a 10 lb steel ball from heights of 4 inches, 8 inches, and 12 inches and measured the disturbance it caused: the bigger the lines, the bigger the disturbance.
I was actually really impressed with these results! It’s clear that the memory foam on both sides of the mattress does a fantastic job of absorbing and dissipating movement across the structure, which indicates to me that this could be a great bed for couples.
A good mattress for sex has to have a mix of bounce and responsiveness. Being a hybrid mattress with coils that add bounce, this mattress is good for sex — on the firm side. The soft side of the Layla Hybrid has a thicker level of memory foam which may make it difficult to move around on.
Memory foam is known to overheat, that’s not the case with the Layla Hybrid. This mattress incorporates copper-infused memory foam that regulates body temperature, has coils with added airflow between levels, and has a breathable cover. However, the soft side of the mattress may sleep a tad warmer as the mattress conforms to your body, restricting airflow.
Because of the advanced individually wrapped coil system at the Layla Hybrid mattress’s core, the bed has great edge support on the firm side and okay edge support on the soft side. This is to be expected as a softer mattress generally has more give. The sturdy edge support present, especially on the firm side of the mattress, increases the usable surface area of the mattress, something couples should take into consideration!
What is the Layla Hybrid Mattress Made of?
The Layla Hybrid combines together five layers of gentle foams and sturdy pocketed coils for a one-two punch of pressure relief and support. Though the firmness levels change depending on the side you choose, the general vibe strikes a nice balance between gentle lift and give. Learn more in my full guide of the best hybrid mattresses.
To see how this all comes together, let’s dissect this bed layer by layer!
Cover – The cover is made of a lycra, polyester, and viscose blend. It has a stretchy, breathable feel, and is said to be infused with a Thermogel Cooling Agent, though I didn’t really notice its effects.
Soft Comfort – Comprised of 2.5 inches of copper-infused memory foam, the comfort layer of the hybrid’s soft side is indeed, well… soft! The cushiony material promotes a ton of sinkage, which provides the sleeper with some nice pressure relief at the shoulders and hips as they press into the structure. And though memory foam has a bit of a reputation for overheating at night, Layla has mitigated against the worst of these effects with a cooling copper infusion that absorbs and dissipates body heat.
Soft Transition – Below the gentle memory foam comfort layer, you’ll land on a firmer section of poly foam. This material has a quick response to pressure, helping to buffer some of the sinkage of the memory foam. It’s also zoned for support, providing targeted relief to the shoulders and hips.
Support Layer – The bulk of the mattress is made of this tall section of pocketed coils, which work to lift the sleeper up and out of the structure. Bouncy, springy, and supportive, these coils imbue the mattress with some nice buoyancy, regardless of the configuration you choose. Along with that, the coils are a bit more durable than support foam, so the Layla Hybrid won’t sag as quickly as other memory foam mattresses.
Firm Transition – I’m calling this next section the firm transition layer, because if you were to flip this mattress to the firm side, that’s where it would settle. It’s a slightly thinner section of zoned poly foam than the one we discussed above, but works in much the same way to curb sinkage and support the sleeper.
Firm Comfort – And finally, the firm comfort layer, is comprised of just 1 inch of copper-infused memory foam. When flipped to be on top, this section provides just a touch of sink and pressure relief, but not so much that it throws off the taut vibe of the firmer side.
Layla Hybrid Unboxing and Off-Gassing
The Layla Hybrid is a bed-in-a-box mattress, which means it will arrive compressed and will have to be unboxed at home. As with all bed-in-a-box mattresses, you’ll need to wait at least 24 hours for this bed to fully decompress.
You may detect an odor when unwrapping a brand new mattress and the Layla Hybrid is no exception. If you do detect an odor, I suggest unzipping the mattress cover and leaving it in a well ventilated room for the smell to dissipate.
After examining this hybrid mattress, it’s time to decide: Is the Layla Hybrid Mattress right for you? Unfortunately, I can’t make that decision for you, but I can leave you with a few final thoughts to help you get there on your own.
My favorite things about the Layla Hybrid mattress
Given the flippable nature of the mattress, I think it could work for a wide range of different sleep styles. Side sleepers will likely be most compatible with the plush feeling of the soft side, while back/combo sleepers will probably prefer the firmer one. I’d also say the bed does a really good job of motion isolation across the mattress, which could be an important feature for couples to consider. And finally, I like that the mattress has a memory foam feel with a little bounce to it. This way, you get the pressure-relieving benefits of memory foam without feeling too stuck in the structure.
My Layla Hybrid mattress complaints
Memory foam is a major player in this mattress, so if you’re not a fan of the contouring material, this may not be the one for you. I’d also say that the bed is likely going to be too soft for stomach sleepers, no matter which way you flip it.
How Much Does the Layla Hybrid Cost?
Take a look at the chart below to compare sizes and pricing, and remember to check out our Layla coupon page to learn how to save on your purchase.
Prices listed will be before discount or offer on each size.
|Twin||38" x 75" x 13"||$1,299|
|Twin XL||38" x 80" x 13"||$1,399|
|Full||54" x 75" x 13"||$1,599|
|Queen||60" x 80" x 13"||$1,699|
|King||76" x 80" x 13"||$1,899|
|California King||72" x 84" x 13"||$1,899|
Layla Policies and FAQs
Does Layla offer a sleep trial?
Yes. Layla offers a 120-night sleep trial period.
What is Layla’s shipping policy?
Layla’s shipping is free to 48 states — excluding Hawaii and Alaska. The Layla Hybrid will arrive right at your door with free shipping! You will have to unbox the bed and let it decompress upon arrival.
How long does the warranty last on Layla mattresses?
Layla offers a lifetime warranty on their mattresses, a 10-year warranty of the Layla foundation, and a 5-year warranty on the Layla pillows.
What does "hybrid mattress" mean?
Hybrid mattresses combine two or more support systems, usually memory foam layers along with an innerspring system, in this case there’s memory foam and pocketed coils. This mattress is also flippable- another added benefit! This can help offer more relief and more options for sleepers. Check out our list of the best hybrid mattresses out there.
Layla Hybrid Vs
Now that we’ve established a thorough understanding of the Layla Hybrid’s unique feel, let’s see how it stacks up against the competition. Below, I’m going to compare this mattress to two other popular brands: Nectar and DreamCloud.
Nectar vs Layla
- Both the Nectar and Layla mattresses are memory foam builds, have cooling capabilities, and grade A edge support.
- The Layla has medium-soft and a firm side, whereas Nectar has a medium-firm feel.
- The Layla absorbs motion slightly better than the Nectar.
- For more information, check out my full Nectar mattress review.
DreamCloud vs Layla
- Like the Layla Hybrid, the DreamCloud is a bed-in-a-box hybrid mattress that mixes pressure relief and support.
- However, the Layla has a softer feel than the DreamCloud, which makes it a better option for those in need of pressure relief and body contouring at the shoulders and hips.
- The DreamCloud is better equipped to keep sleepers cool throughout the night with it’s gel-infusions and airflow-encouraging coils.
- For more, check out my full DreamCloud mattress review.
Other Models from Layla
The Layla Hybrid isn’t the only mattress that Layla sells, so let’s take a look at its Original, all-foam model, also known as the Layla Memory Foam mattress.
Original Layla vs Layla Hybrid
- The Original Layla is an all-foam bed-in-a-box. Like the Hybrid, it’s also flippable, with a “soft” and “firm” side.
- This mattress also uses copper-infused memory foam, which helps to dissipate heat evenly across the structure.
- In general, the foam Layla is going to be much softer than its Hybrid counterpart, producing more body-contouring and sinkage.
- To learn more, check out my full Layla mattress review.
Take a look at our mattress performance rating for the Layla Hybrid below.
Layla Hybrid Mattress
- Edge Support