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Our testers vary widely in their sleep preferences and body types and have multiple years of experience testing mattress toppers. This diversity provides us with comprehensive and inclusive data on which we base our recommendations.
All mattress toppers we test in Sleep Doctor’s Seattle office undergo rounds of testing for several performance criteria. We test each topper on a medium soft (4) mattress, a medium (5) mattress, a medium firm (6) mattress, and a firm (7) mattress to ensure well-rounded ratings.
Testers lie down on the mattress topper and move across the surface while we use heat guns, pressure mapping tools, and VOC meters to test for temperature control, pressure relief, and off-gassing, respectively. We then use this data to give the topper ratings for each of our performance categories.
While lying on the mattress topper, our testers rate comfort and support in their preferred position. Based on their feedback, we assign ratings for the topper’s performance across sleeping positions and body weights.
Founded in 2016, Layla is a U.S. bedding company that sells directly to consumers. Layla first became popular for its flippable mattress made from copper-infused memory foam. The brand has since branched out to include a hybrid mattress, bed frames, pillows, sheets, and other bedding products.
We’ll give a breakdown of how the Layla Memory Foam Topper performs in various categories, including support, durability, and temperature control. We’ll also discuss compatibility when it comes to sleep style and body size, as well as pricing, shipping, and care guidelines.
Layla Mattress Topper Review Breakdown
The Layla Memory Foam Topper has many of the same cooling and comfort features as the brand’s mattresses. The topper’s fabric cover uses phase change material (PCM) to regulate the sleeper’s temperature, while copper gel beads in the foam are designed to draw heat away from the body.
The Layla Mattress Topper’s 2-inch memory foam construction yields considerably when weight bears down upon it. The plush construction closely conforms to the body, reducing pressure and allowing for good spinal alignment in most sleepers. The memory foam also isolates motion well and shouldn’t generate noise.
Side sleepers or people under 130 pounds are the most likely to benefit from the topper’s notable sink, which helps prevent pressure points on the shoulders and hips. The topper has a soft feel that registers as a 3 on the 10-point firmness scale. The overall feel depends on your mattress’ firmness level, but the Layla Memory Foam Topper typically makes a bed feel one or two levels softer.
Materials and Construction
The Layla Memory Foam Topper is available in all six standard mattress sizes. The topper features the same breathable cover as Layla’s mattresses and is made from a soft polyester blend. The removable cover uses ThermoGEL technology that is engineered to absorb excess heat for better temperature regulation.
The Layla Memory Foam Topper features 2 inches of plush memory foam. The foam offers a substantial amount of give in order to cushion pressure points throughout the body. Though traditional memory foam tends to trap heat, Layla includes copper-infused gel in the topper to help combat this tendency. All of Layla’s foams have earned certification from CertiPUR-US.
While materials and construction methods contribute to a topper’s performance, its overall feel will ultimately depend on the condition and firmness level of the mattress it covers.
Layla Memory Foam Mattress Topper
Twin: 38” x 75” x 2” Twin XL: 38” x 80” x 2” Full: 54” x 75” x 2” Queen: 60” x 80” x 2” King: 76” x 80” x 2” California King: 72” x 84” x 2”
Polyester, Viscose, Poly/Lycra with a ThermoGEL Cooling Agent
2″ Copper Gel-Infused Memory Foam
Mattress topper pricing can vary significantly, but most cost between $150 and $500. Material quality, craftsmanship, and the use of sleep technologies all factor into pricing. A better quality topper will often be more durable, so a longer lifespan can sometimes justify the higher price tag. Shoppers, however, shouldn’t feel like they have to buy the most expensive model in order to get a high-quality mattress topper.
The Layla Memory Foam Topper is competitively priced when compared to similar quality models on the market today. While less expensive toppers can be found, the Layla Topper’s cooling technologies like ThermoGEL and copper-gel beads may make the higher cost worth it for those who tend to sleep warm. The topper also uses premium foams that are independently tested and CertiPUR-US-certified.
With its thoughtful design and quality materials, the Layla Memory Foam Topper performs well across several performance categories.
The topper offers ample conforming. The memory foam offers a close and even hug that cushions pressure points and optimizes spinal alignment. The topper’s soft feel and deep contouring is particularly favorable for side sleepers or people under 130 pounds.
Memory foam typically excels at motion isolation, and the Layla Memory Foam Topper is no exception. The all-foam composition absorbs movement, resulting in fewer disturbances for couples and sleepers who are sensitive to noise.
The average lifespan of a mattress topper is between 3 and 5 years. The Layla Memory Foam Topper has a warranty for up to 5 years, but heavier sleepers might notice impressions developing sooner due to its softer construction.
Despite memory foam’s tendency to trap heat, the topper contains both PCM in the cover and copper gel infusions in the foam which both keep the surface cool. However, because the foam conforms to the body so well, sleepers who are prone to overheating might not find the topper cooling enough.
Given its softness, the Layla Memory Foam Topper is limited in terms of support. Sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds will likely feel comfortable, but the topper might sag excessively for heavier sleepers.
Many people find a responsive surface more conducive to sex, but the Layla Memory Foam Topper offers more sink than bounce. As such, some couples may find that they feel “stuck” when trying to engage in sexual activity. On the positive side, the topper shouldn’t make any distracting noises during sex.
While the Layla Memory Foam Topper is made from high-quality foam, its softer feel makes it more susceptible to premature sagging. The topper is backed by a 5-year warranty, but impressions may start surfacing after a few years of continuous use.
This topper will likely provide adequate support for sleepers who weigh under 130 pounds, but heavier sleepers may find it too soft for comfort.
With its close hug, conforming is one of the topper’s standout features. The foam’s even contouring helps encourage spinal alignment and relieve pressure. Since side sleepers require extra cushioning on the hips and shoulders, they are especially likely to benefit from the topper’s close contouring.
Though memory foam is known to trap heat, this topper contains several technologies intended to counteract this trend, including copper gel infusions. The breathable polyblend cover uses a ThermoGEL cooling agent designed to draw heat away from the surface.
The topper’s soft memory foam construction isolates motion very well, so movement is not likely to travel across the surface. This is particularly beneficial for those who share a bed with a restless partner.
Some couples might be disappointed by the Layla Memory Foam Topper’s lack of bounce, which can make certain sex positions or transitions more challenging. The topper’s plush feel can cause too much sinkage, thus impeding movement.
Off-Gassing and Odor Potential
Some bedding products emit a noticeable smell when new. The chemical-like odor is a result of off-gassing, which occurs when VOCs are released into the air. VOCs are a byproduct of certain production methods, particularly when synthetic foams are used.
While VOCs aren’t associated with health risks, many people consider their odors unpleasant. Manufacturers will often off-gas in advance in order to minimize smells by the time a product reaches the customer’s hands. Mattress toppers made with memory foam and polyfoam are usually the worst offenders when it comes to off-gassing. Natural fibers like cotton, wool, silk, and horsehair don’t typically off-gas, but they can potentially retain other types of odors if not sufficiently cleaned.
The Layla Mattress Topper releases a moderate off-gassing smell once removed from its packaging. Odors should disappear within a week or sooner, but people who are especially sensitive to off-gassing can air out the mattress topper in a ventilated room before use.
Cleaning and Care
Attentive care can go a long way toward maintaining a topper’s cleanliness and integrity. Mattress topper cleaning guidelines differ according to model and material type, but most mattress toppers can be rejuvenated by lightly vacuuming the surface. Periodically airing out the topper in a ventilated room can also be beneficial. For more thorough laundering, it’s important to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines.
The Layla Memory Foam Topper has a zippered, removable cover for convenient cleaning. Because washing machines vary in strength and settings, Layla recommends dry cleaning the cover to preserve its softness. If you do choose to wash the cover by machine, using cold water and a gentle cycle is advisable. Bear in mind that the warranty does not cover any damages caused by machine-washing any part of the mattress topper.
Sleeping Style and Body Weight
The Layla Memory Foam Topper is well-suited for side sleepers across all weight ranges. The topper’s plush feel helps offset pressure buildup on the shoulders and hips while still encouraging good posture. Side sleepers under 130 pounds will likely benefit the most from the topper’s soft feel and generous contouring.
Heavier combination sleepers who sometimes favor side sleeping might consider a firmer model that can also support alternative positions.
Back sleepers usually need a firmer mattress and/or topper since the lumbar region is one of the heavier areas of the body. A topper that is too soft might cause the hips to sink excessively, which can throw off spinal alignment.
The Layla Memory Foam Topper rates well for back sleepers weighing up to 230 pounds, as the memory foam should cradle the hips without causing too much sinkage. The topper’s soft feel and memory foam construction may not be supportive enough for back sleepers over 230 pounds.
The Layla Memory Foam Topper has mixed ratings for stomach sleepers, as the softer construction isn’t ideal to support the midsection.
Lighter weight sleepers generally cause less sinkage, so stomach sleepers under 130 pounds will likely enjoy extra cushioning on the hips without compromising good posture. Stomach sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds might initially enjoy the topper’s plush feel, but they might not get enough support in the long run to prevent a sagging midsection.
The Layla Memory Foam Topper isn’t recommended for stomach sleepers over 230 pounds, as this type of sleeper usually needs a firmer design with far less give in the midsection area.
Layla Copper Mattress Topper
Under 130 lbs.
Over 230 lbs.
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The Layla Mattress Topper is available exclusively through the company’s website.
Layla offers free shipping to the lower 48 states. Shipping is also available to Alaska, Hawaii, and certain parts of Canada for an additional fee.
Shipping timelines vary based on location, but the Layla Mattress Topper typically arrives within 5 to 7 days of order placement.
The Layla Mattress Topper comes with a 120-night sleep trial. The topper can be returned for a full refund at any point during this period. Customers are not responsible for return shipping.
The Layla Mattress Topper is backed by a 5-year warranty that covers defects in materials and/or craftsmanship.
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