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A picture of the Layla Kapok Pillow in Sleep Foundation's test lab.

Layla Kapok Pillow

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$109 – $129


Shredded memory foam and kapok tree fiber blend


Medium Soft

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Layla is a direct-to-consumer brand that sells mattresses, pillows, bed bases, weighted blankets, and more on their website and Amazon. Both the Layla Pillow and Layla Mattress are known for their copper infusions, which are intended to promote cooling and reduce odor.

The company sells two pillow models: the original Layla Pillow, also called the Layla Kapok Pillow, and the Layla Memory Foam Pillow. The Kapok Pillow gets its name from its natural fiber fill from the Kapok or Ceiba tree.

Kapok fiber is ultra silky and the primary reason the Layla Kapok Pillow is more luxurious and expensive than the Layla Memory Foam Pillow. Both pillows contain shredded memory foam, but the Layla Kapok Pillow uses a mix of that foam and Kapok fibers, while the Memory Foam Pillow consists of a mix of memory foam and polyester.

Both of these pillows are also adjustable. A zipper in the cover allows sleepers to open the pillow and add or remove fill to suit their needs. As a result, Layla pillows work well for a variety of sleepers. The two pillow models vary in their initial firmness level, with the Layla Kapok starting out medium soft and the Layla Memory Foam coming with a medium firm feel.

Focusing specifically on the Layla Kapok Pillow, we’ll share details about the pillow’s materials and construction and analyze how it performs for different types of sleepers. Finally, we’ll discuss Layla’s policies related to shipping, returns, and warranty.

Layla Kapok Pillow Video Review

Watch the video below to see how the Layla Kapok Pillow performed when put to the test in our lab.

Layla Pillow Review Breakdown

The Layla Kapok Pillow is a moldable, relatively conforming pillow that contains a mixture of shredded memory foam and Kapok fibers. Kapok fibers are extremely silky natural tree fibers that give this pillow a luxurious feel.

The Kapok Pillow’s cover contains yarn infused with copper. Copper is meant to promote cooling and help prevent bacterial growth for enhanced hygiene and odor control.

A zipper in the Layla Kapok Pillow’s cover allows sleepers to adjust the firmness and loft. The ability to add and remove fill makes the Layla Kapok a versatile pillow that works well for a variety of sleepers.

Sleepers of nearly all sleep position preferences and body weights rate the Layla Kapok Pillow highly. Side sleepers and back sleepers tend to enjoy exceptional comfort and support from the Layla Kapok Pillow. Only our testers who weigh over 230 pounds and sleep on their stomachs felt this model wasn’t right for them.

Materials and Options

Layla sells two pillows: the Layla Kapok Pillow and the Layla Memory Foam Pillow. Both pillows contain shredded memory foam fill. The Kapok Pillow also has silky, natural Kapok fibers mixed in with the foam, and the Memory Foam Pillow adds polyester fibers to the fill.

Neither Layla pillow comes with options beyond the pillow’s size. Both pillows are adjustable, however. Sleepers may adjust each pillow’s firmness and loft by unzipping the cover and adding or removing fill. Both arrive overstuffed to give owners more options.

While the Layla Memory Foam Pillow uses a breathable, polyester cover, the Kapok Pillow’s cover is a mixture of polyester, viscose, and poly/lycra with CuTEC yarn. CuTEC yarn is infused with copper fibers, which are intended to reduce odors and pull heat away to keep the surface cooler.

ProductSize OptionsLoftInterior MaterialsCover Materials
Layla Kapok PillowQueen: 18.5″ x 28.5″ King: 18.5″ x 36″AdjustableShredded Memory Foam, Kapok FibersPolyester,Viscose, Poly/Lycra Woven with CuTEC Yarn
Layla Memory Foam PillowQueen: 20″ x 28″
King: 20″ x 36″
AdjustableShredded Memory Foam, Polyester FiberPolyester

Pricing Information

Pillow prices fall across an incredibly wide range. That said, the average memory foam pillow costs between $50 and $60. Both Layla pillows are considered luxury pillows and sell for prices above this average.

The Kapok Pillow sells at a higher price-point than the Layla Memory Foam Pillow because it contains Kapok fibers. These natural fibers cost more than polyester fiber, the fill added to the Layla Memory Foam Pillow.

Differences in cover materials also contribute to the price variation between the Layla Kapok Pillow and Memory Foam Pillow. The Kapok’s cover has yarn infused with copper woven into it, which is designed to promote cooling and reduces odors.

Layla Pillow Pricing

Layla PillowQueen – $99 King – $119
Layla Memory Foam PillowQueen – $75 King – $89

Pillow Performance Ratings

The Layla Kapok Pillow rates well across all categories. Thanks to its shredded memory foam fill, the Layla Kapok Pillow is highly moldable and relatively conforming. Sleepers can fluff the pillow into the shape they prefer, and it will lightly hug the head and neck.

Although the Layla Pillow tends to retain its shape, it feels very different from a molded memory foam pillow. The shredded memory foam and Kapok fibers make the pillow’s shape more malleable.

As an adjustable model, the Layla Kapok allows sleepers to add or remove fill. Doing so modifies the loft and the firmness level, making the pillow attractive to a wide variety of sleepers.

Copper-infused yarn woven into the Kapok Pillow’s cover is engineered to help with both odors and temperature neutrality.

The Layla Kapok Pillow has above-average durability, so customers can expect it to last a few years. Since it contains memory foam, the pillow might emit a slight odor when it’s new.

Layla Pillow


The Layla Kapok Pillow is more durable than the average shredded memory foam pillow due to its construction and high-quality materials. Sleepers can expect it to last at least a couple of years, if not more.


Customers do not have multiple firmness or loft options available when purchasing the Layla Kapok Pillow. That said, the Kapok Pillow is an adjustable model The case can be unzipped, and sleepers may add or remove fill to adjust the pillow’s loft and firmness. As a result, the Kapok Pillow works well for a variety of sleepers.

Shape Retention

Sleepers generally don’t have to worry about the Layla Pillow becoming too flat. It tends to retain its fluffy shape fairly well thanks to its extra fill and unique blend of shredded memory foam and Kapok fibers. Because the pillow uses shredded memory foam, it doesn’t maintain as rigid of a shape as molded memory foam models.


Shredded memory foam and silky Kapok fibers make the Layla Pillow easy to mold. Sleepers can fluff the pillow or flatten it to create the shape they prefer. Moldability is especially useful for side sleepers, who sometimes want a pillow to have an indent where they lie their head.


The Layla Kapok Pillow is moderately conforming. Since it contains shredded memory foam, sleepers will feel a bit of a hug as the pillow contours to the head and neck. The Kapok Pillow isn’t as ultra conforming as some other memory foam pillows, however, giving it more of a cloud-like, floating sensation. Sleepers who want to feel like they fully sink into their pillow might opt for another memory foam model.

Temperature Control

The Layla Kapok Pillow sleeps cooler than many memory foam pillows. Although memory foam tends to trap heat, the Kapok Pillow is constructed in a way that helps it remain temperature neutral by allowing air to circulate between the fill fibers. An infusion of copper in the pillow’s cover is also designed to promote cooling.

Odor Potential

Because the Layla Kapok Pillow contains memory foam, it has a slight smell upon opening. This odor is due to off-gassing and is common with synthetic foam pillows and mattresses. The odor is about average for this type of pillow and doesn’t bother most people. If you leave the pillow in a well-ventilated area, most smells should dissipate within a few days.

Sleeping Style and Body Weight

Because the Layla Kapok Pillow is adjustable in terms of loft and firmness, it is suitable for a variety of sleep positions. Nearly all our sleep testers rate the original Layla Pillow well.

However, those with different position preferences and body weights might have unique concerns when considering purchasing the Layla Pillow.

Side Sleepers

Side sleepers rate the Layla Kapok Pillow most highly. Those weighing less than 230 pounds give the pillow especially high marks thanks to its plush feel and adjustability. Most find that the pillow’s loft is high enough to promote spinal alignment when lying on their sides, though some smaller individuals may prefer to reduce the fill level. The Kapok Pillow’s moldability also works in a side sleeper’s favor, allowing them to manipulate it to fit the space between their neck and the mattress while cradling the head.

Back Sleepers

Back sleepers also rate the Layla Kapok Pillow positively. Those who weigh less than 230 pounds might prefer the pillow after they’ve removed some fill to adjust the loft so that the pillow keeps the spine aligned without forcing the head towards the chest. Back sleepers weighing over 230 pounds don’t rate the pillow as highly as individuals from other weight groups. Since they will likely sink into the mattress more, they may prefer a pillow with a lower loft and firmer feel to support their spinal alignment.

Stomach Sleepers

Many stomach sleepers rate the Layla Kapok Pillow favorably, although they don’t give it as high of marks as those who prefer other sleep positions. Since the Kapok Pillow arrives with a fairly high loft, most stomach sleepers will find more comfort after removing fill. However, stomach sleepers weighing over 230 pounds may be better served by firmer pillows with lower lofts since the Layla Kapok’s medium soft feel may not be very supportive.

Layla Pillow

Under 130 lbs.130-230 lbs.Over 230 lbs.
Side SleepersExcellentExcellentGood
Back SleepersExcellentExcellentGood
Stomach SleepersGoodGoodFair

Discounts and Deals

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Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies


The Layla Pillow is sold online, both from the Layla company website and Amazon.

Layla offers free shipping within the contiguous United States. The company also ships to Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada for a fee.


Layla provides free shipping in the contiguous United States on purchases made through its website.Shipping to Hawaii and Alaska costs Layla customers a flat fee of $20. Shipping to Canada costs a flat fee of $40.

All Layla Pillows are made to order. Manufacturing takes 2 to 3 business days. When the pillow is shipped, customers receive an email with shipping information. Shipping takes 2 to 5 additional days.

Layla Pillow purchases made on Amazon generally come with free shipping, though shipping prices may vary over time and according to the customer’s location.

The pillow arrives compressed and may be bunchy at first. Placing it on a flat surface and massaging it should help redistribute the fill.


The Layla Pillow comes with a 120-night sleep trial. During this period, customers may return their pillow if they’ve slept on it for at least two weeks and decided it is not right for them. There are no return fees, and customers do not have to pay for return shipping.


The Layla Pillow comes with a 5-year warranty. The warranty covers defects, such as unraveled stitching or seams, pillow flattening, and fading cover colors. Terms and conditions apply.

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