- Flippable mattress (soft + firm side)
- Very comfortable yet also supportive
- Good at limiting motion transfer
- Free shipping, free returns, 120-night risk-free trial, lifetime warranty
- Not the best option for people who dislike memory foam
All things considered, Layla Mattress is one the best bed in a box options on the market.
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Before we begin, let’s tackle shipping, returns and all that stuff. Layla offers free shipping – the mattress will arrive at your door for free in a medium sized box. From there, Layla offers a 120 night risk-free trial, which is actually about 20 days longer than the average bed in a box company. So that means if you decide you don’t like the mattress at any point during the first four months you own the bed, just give the company a call and they will send someone to pickup the mattress free of charge and provide a full refund.
No need to ship it back or anything – all it takes is a phone call. Layla is also so confident you’ll like their mattress that they back their product with a lifetime warranty! That’s pretty amazing – we’ve only come across one other bed in a box company that offers that. Basically, Layla will replace the mattress at any point if manufacturing defects are found (i.e. seams coming apart or compression of 1″ or greater). Needless to say, Layla offers excellent customer service and makes things very easy for consumers.
Layla is very unique in that it’s a flippable mattress. That’s right – it’s designed so that can you sleep on both sides. The mattress has a soft side and firmer side so consumers can pick which side they prefer. As such, the construction of this bed is a little different. The thick support layer (in this case it’s a 4″ layer of poly foam) is in the middle of the mattress rather than the bottom like other bed in a box mattresses. On top of that foundation layer is another 2″ layer of support foam. Then on top of that is a 3″ layer of copper-infused memory foam – that’s the soft side.
Then for the firm side, there’s a 1″ layer of that same copper-infused memory foam that lies on top 4″ layer of poly foam mentioned above. So you want the soft side? Just flip the mattress so that the 3″ layer is on top. Or if you want the firm side, just flip it so that the 1″ layer is on top. And even though both top layers are comprised of the same materials, there’s definitely a difference in feel. More on that below.
And wrapping these layers is a thermo-gel infused cover. Now a lot of bed in a box mattresses out there contain gel infused memory foam layers to help with coolness so it’s kind of unique that Layla actually incorporates this into the cover. Overall, the cover is very soft and comfortable. It is removable and it only takes a few minutes to unzip and zip it back on if you decide to flip the mattress – It’s not that painful of a process to switch. However, if you happen to spill something on the cover, the company recommends you do not machine wash it, rather just dry clean it.
Firmness, Feel & Cooling
The Layla mattress (the soft side) reminds us a lot of Purple, which is one of our favorite mattresses that we’ve tested. Like Purple, it’s very soft and comfortable yet supportive at the same time. It’s a very nice feeling. Overall, we’d the give the soft side a 5/10 on our soft-to-firm scale – picture one like laying on a 10 year old bean bag and 10 like laying in the bed of a pickup truck. So with a score like that, we think the soft side is ideal for all kinds of sleepers (back, stomach, side and combo).
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If you’re on your back or stomach, you feel like you are always on top of the bed and never get that stuck-in-the-mud feeling. Then if you’re a side sleeper, the mattress is still soft enough to where your hips and shoulders receive plenty of pressure relief.
As far as the firm side, it’s quite a bit firmer. In fact, it’s one of the mot firm beds we’ve tested thus far. We’d give the firm side a 6.5/10 on our scale. We’d recommend side sleepers stick with the soft side but for back and stomach sleepers this side may be preferable, especially if you are a little on the heavier side. It’s still comfortable, it just provides quite a bit of support. And we can see this side softening over time, maybe coming down closer to that 6 mark.
Moving on to temperature regulation – Layla plays up the fact that copper is supposed to improve blood circulation and that their cover is gel infused to help with cooling and usually I’m not one to fall for that kind of rhetoric but I have to say I’m kind of buying into it. Layla is definitely one of the better bed in a box mattresses out there in terms of keeping you cool while you sleep. In fact, we’d put it in our tier 2 category along with Bear mattress and YogaBed. The only beds that we’ve tested that we would put ahead of Layla would be Purple and Cocoon Chill by Sealy. Overall, it’s a very cool sleeping mattress and is one of the main reasons we like this mattress so much.
Motion Transfer & Responsiveness
The Layla mattress does a good job of limiting motion transfer. It’s pretty much in line with most other bed in a box mattresses out there in this regard. I don’t think you’ll have any issue waking up your partner if roll around a lot in your sleep.
Lastly, in terms of responsiveness, the mattress performs quite well. Even though the top layers are memory foam, the mattress pops back to its original form almost instantly after releasing pressure. It’s pretty impressive. This just means I don’t think you’ll need to rotate the mattress that often nor will there be much sinkage over time.
Pricing + Coupon Codes
Plus, you can often find Layla promo codes and Layla coupon codes. And actually we got you covered – right now you can get $110 off the Layla mattress with code RIZSLUMBER.
We are big fans of the Layla mattress. In fact, there’s a very good chance it ends up on our list for Top 5 Best Bed In A Box Mattresses 2017. It has a very unique feel (like Purple) where the mattress is super comfortable yet very supportive at the same time. Plus, we love the fact that it’s flippable and is one of the coolest sleeping mattresses on the market. Plus, it has a moderate price tag to boot. Overall, this mattresses just has a lot going for it.