Layla originally garnered attention for its flippable memory foam Layla Mattress with two different firmness options. The company has taken that concept and applied it to a new mattress with a hybrid construction for better support.
The Layla Hybrid, which we’ll cover extensively in this review, is a flippable mattress with a support core of pocketed coils. The mattress uses copper-infused memory foam in its comfort system for temperature regulation and pressure relief. The coils add airflow and edge support. With a removable cover, the Layla Hybrid is easier to keep clean than the average hybrid mattress.
Sleepers have a choice between a soft (4) and firm (7-8) side on the Layla Hybrid. The soft side offers exceptional motion isolation and pressure relief, while the firm side allows for ease of movement and better temperature regulation.
We’ll break down the construction and firmness levels of the Layla Hybrid in this comprehensive review. We’ll also help readers understand the key differences between each side of the Layla Hybrid. Our recommendations incorporate verified customer feedback. Lastly, we’ll outline the company’s policies for shipping, returns, and warranty coverage.
The Layla Hybrid is a flippable model with a soft side and a firm side. Each side offers different benefits and drawbacks for shoppers. Purchasers can try both sides in the comfort of their homes, but should keep the following considerations in mind.
Choose the Soft side if…
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The Layla Hybrid has responsive layers of memory foam, polyfoam, and pocketed coils. The hybrid construction allows sleepers to experience the benefits of both a foam and innerspring mattress while minimizing any drawbacks. The mattress has a height of 13 inches.
The cover of the Layla Hybrid is made with polyester, viscose, and poly lycra. The cover is soft and breathable and includes a label that indicates the firmness of each side. Vinyl handles attached to the cover make it easier to flip the mattress if needed. The cover can be removed for cleaning. Layla recommends dry cleaning the mattress cover.
On the soft side of the mattress, the comfort system includes 2.5 inches of copper-infused memory foam and two inches of polyfoam. The copper-infused memory foam is thermally conductive, meaning it draws heat away from the body and sleeps cooler than traditional memory foam. Copper also has antimicrobial properties. The soft side relieves pressure points by closely conforming to the shape of the body. A two-inch layer of Tri-Zone-Airflow polyfoam underneath has deep channels to circulate air. This layer includes surface modification technology (SMT) for better support.
The firm side of the mattress has a thinner, one-inch layer of copper-infused memory foam above 1.5 inches of Tri-Zone-Airflow polyfoam. The polyfoam transition layer is firmer for less contouring and more support. This side relieves pressure points but also provides ease of movement.
The support core of the mattress is six inches of pocketed coils. The coil center has a reinforced perimeter of lower gauge coils for better edge support. Coils also add airflow throughout the mattress, which prevents heat retention and allows the mattress to sleep cool. They add bounce to the mattress, making it easy to change positions as needed.
The Layla Hybrid has a flippable construction with five layers, including memory foam and polyfoam in the comfort system and a pocketed coil support core.
66% polyester, 30% viscose, 4% poly lycra
100% vinyl handles
2.5″ memory foam (copper-infused), 3.5 PCF, 12 ILD
2″ polyfoam (Tri-Zone Airflow), SMT system, 1.65 PCF, 23 ILD
1″ memory foam (copper-infused), 3.5 PCF, 12 ILD
1.5″ polyfoam (Tri-Zone Airflow), SMT system, 1.65 PCF, 40 ILD
6″ pocketed coils (14-16 gauge)
The Layla Hybrid is considered to fall in the mid-range price point for a hybrid mattress, if not slightly below the average price. Though it is a newer model, we expect it to meet or exceed the average lifespan of a hybrid mattress, which is six to eight years. The durable coil core offers consistent support.
Though it may not be the best fit for shoppers on a budget, it is a valuable investment when you consider the overall construction of the mattress. It includes two firmness options in one and is made with premium materials.
The Layla Hybrid is available in standard sizes twin through California king. Each size has a height of 13 inches, so deep pocket sheets are recommended.
|Twin||38" x 75"||13"||70 lbs||$1199|
|Twin XL||38"x 80"||13"||72 lbs.||$1299|
|Full||54" x 75"||13"||95 lbs.||$1499|
|Queen||60" x 80"||13"||115 lbs.||$1599|
|King||76" x 80"||13"||145 lbs.||$1799|
|California King||72" x 84"||13"||143 lbs.||$1799|
Soft Side: 4/5, Firm Side: 3/5
The Layla Hybrid has better motion isolation than the average hybrid mattress, especially on the soft side. Since the mattress uses memory foam in the comfort system, it absorbs movements and prevents them from transferring across the bed. The coils in the support core are pocketed, meaning they respond individually to pressure and minimize motion transfer.
The soft side has a thicker comfort layer of memory foam and a softer transition layer of polyfoam. These layers isolate motion exceptionally well. Sleepers should not feel their partner’s movements throughout the night, resulting in fewer sleep disturbances.
The firm side still isolates motion well since it incorporates memory foam in its comfort system. Larger movements, like getting in and out of bed, may be felt to a certain extent. This is to be expected with most hybrid mattresses as the coils add bounce and ease of movement.
Soft Side: 4/5, Firm Side: 3/5
How well a hybrid mattress relieves pressure depends primarily on its comfort system.
The Layla Hybrid has a thicker memory foam comfort system on the soft side that results in better than average pressure relief for a hybrid mattress. Softer transitional foam helps the mattress conform closely to the shape of the body, cushioning pressure points at the shoulders, back, and hips. This is especially beneficial for side sleepers and those who weigh less than 130 pounds, as it relieves tension and reduces aches and pains.
The firm side of the Layla Hybrid is better for back and stomach sleepers who weigh more than 130 pounds. This side of the mattress gently contours to the shape of the body but has a firmer transition layer and thinner comfort layer. This results in ample support, but sleepers are closer to the coil base. This side is likely too firm to provide pressure relief for sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds.
Soft Side: 3/5, Firm Side: 4/5
Memory foam tends to retain heat and some memory foam hybrid mattresses can sleep hot. This is not the case for the Layla Hybrid, which has a temperature neutral to cooling feel. How well the mattress regulates temperature depends on which side sleepers choose, though both sides incorporate copper-infused memory foam that draws heat away from the body. The coils add airflow and dissipate heat. The cover is breathable.
The soft side of the mattress conforms more closely, which can restrict airflow around the body. This side of the Layla Hybrid has more of a temperature neutral feel.
The firm side of the Layla Hybrid is less conforming, so air can circulate more easily around the body. This side is often preferred by hot sleepers.
The Layla Hybrid has excellent edge support on both sides. Most hybrid mattresses have solid edge support, as the perimeters are often reinforced. The Layla Hybrid has lower gauge coils around the perimeter to bolster the edges of the bed.
Having sturdy edge support increases the usable surface area of the mattress. Sleepers should feel supported sleeping near the edge of the bed. Those who often sit near the edge of the bed and those who need additional assistance getting in and out of bed will also notice the robust edge support of the mattress. This prevents sinking in or sagging along the edges.
Though the soft side has a thicker comfort system, it still holds up well under pressure.
Soft Side: 3/5, Firm Side: 4/5
Coils add bounce to the Layla Hybrid, making it easy to move around and change positions as needed. This is to be expected with most hybrid mattresses.
The soft side of the mattress has thicker memory foam and softer polyfoam, so it returns to its original shape more slowly when pressure is removed. This can inhibit movement to a certain extent, but it also provides traction.
The firm side of the mattress has more bounce, so sleepers will find it easier to change positions. This side is less conforming so it does not restrict movement. This is beneficial for couples and combination sleepers.
Soft Side: 3/5, Firm Side: 4/5
Hybrid mattresses are generally suitable for intimate activity. The bounce of the coils facilitates movement, which is ideal for changing positions.
The foam layers of the Layla Hybrid provide traction. The Layla Hybrid also produces little noise when bearing weight, so it is discreet during sex. Top-notch edge support ensures couples can utilize the full surface area of the bed.
The soft side of the Layla Hybrid has a softer transition layer and thicker memory foam. Though this offers traction, it may be too soft for the intimate activity of some couples.
The firm side has better ease of movement, with thinner layers above the coil support core. This provides more bounce and makes it easier to change positions.
Most mattresses have a smell when they are new. For the Layla Hybrid, this is amplified by the comfort layers of memory foam that are prone to off-gassing. This is to be expected with any foam hybrid mattress.
Off-gassing is most noticeable when the Layla Hybrid is first unboxed. This is caused by volatile organic compounds in the foam (VOCs) releasing into the air. Some may be more sensitive to the smell than others, but it is generally not considered to be harmful.
The Layla Hybrid is CertiPUR-US certified. This means it is made without ozone-depleting chemicals and is low in VOCs.
The coils of the mattress add airflow and help dissipate any initial odor. The smell should fade within a couple of days. Keeping the room well-ventilated and letting the mattress air out before adding bedding will help.
Side Sleepers: Generally speaking, those who sleep on their sides may feel pressure build at their shoulders and hips, especially if their mattress is too firm. The conforming feel of the Layla Hybrid relieves pressure in these areas. The Layla Hybrid is responsive, so it reacts proportionately to pressure for side sleepers and helps keep the spine aligned.
The soft side of the mattress is excellent for side sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds. The cushioning foam is beneficial for the shoulders and hips, while the supportive core keeps the spine aligned. This side of the mattress may be too soft for sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds though, as they are more likely to sink in excessively.
The firm side offers good support for side sleepers who weigh more than 130 pounds. The comfort layer of memory foam contours more moderately than the soft side, and the firmness of the mattress is more supportive. This helps keep the spine aligned. However, it is likely too firm for side sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds.
Back Sleepers: Back sleepers are more likely to maintain a neutral posture as they sleep. That said, these sleepers benefit from a conforming mattress that supports the lower back and relieves pressure. With two firmness options that suit different body types, the Layla Hybrid is a good choice for back sleepers.
The soft side is best for back sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds. These sleepers will not sink into the mattress excessively, but the memory foam will contour to the shape of the body and support the lumbar region. Back sleepers who weigh more than 130 pounds run the risk of pressing into the soft layers too much, which can lead to spinal misalignment.
Those who weigh more than 130 pounds should consider the firm side instead, which is excellent for back sleepers in this category. There is enough contouring on the firm side for pressure relief and lumbar support. Those who weigh less than 130 pounds will not benefit as much from this side and may find it feels too firm.
Stomach Sleepers: Stomach sleepers need a firm surface to support their hips and abdomens, especially if they carry additional weight in these areas. The Layla Hybrid is supportive enough for stomach sleepers.
The soft side is best for stomach sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds. This firmness cushions the shoulders and chest while supporting the lower half of the body. Those who weigh more than 130 pounds may find they sink into the soft side too much.
For the most part, stomach sleepers will be better supported by the firm side. The firm transition layer is zoned for added support and the thinner memory foam comfort layer offers moderate contouring for the chest and shoulders.
Layla – Soft side
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
Layla – Firm side
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
The Layla Hybrid is available exclusively online through laylasleep.com. The company does not operate any brick and mortar locations, and the Layla Hybrid is not currently available through third-party retailers. Layla ships within the United States and Canada.
Layla offers free shipping for the contiguous United States. Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada is available for an additional charge.
The Layla Hybrid is made to order, so allow three to five business days for your order to ship. The mattress is delivered via ground shipping, which typically takes about three to five business days.
The mattress is compressed and sealed in plastic. It does not need to be assembled, but purchasers should allow 24 hours for the mattress to fully expand once unboxed.
Layla does not currently offer White Glove delivery or old mattress removal.
The Layla Hybrid includes a 120-night sleep trial. The company asks that purchasers try the mattress for two weeks before initiating a return. In the event of a return, Layla coordinates pickup of the mattress and issues a full refund.
The Layla Hybrid mattress is covered by a 10-year, non-prorated warranty. Layla will repair or replace a defective mattress. The customer may be responsible for up to $50 in shipping charges.