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Layla Hybrid Mattress Review

Materials: Foam and coils

Firmness: Varies

Trial Period: 120 nights

Price Range: $1,299-$1,899

Nerd’s Score: 4.5/5

The Mattress Nerd’s Take: The Layla Hybrid is a versatile mattress that suits almost every sleeper, partially thanks to its flippable design, which gives you two firmness options in one mattress. It’s cooling, responsive, durable, and isolates motion well while providing great support and pressure relief.

Is the Layla Hybrid Mattress for You?

Who’s Going to Love It

  • Couples
  • Combination sleepers
  • Hot sleepers
  • Sleepers with back pain

Who Should Steer Clear

  • Firm mattress lovers
  • Heavyweight stomach sleepers
  • Budget shoppers

Video Review

How Does the Layla Mattress Feel? 

Firmness

The Layla Hybrid is a flippable mattress, meaning that it has two firmnesses, depending on which side of the mattress you sleep on. By buying just one mattress, you have two different firmness options!

Us Nerds love numbers, so we rate all our mattresses on a scale of 1 to 10 for firmness, with one being the softest and 10 being the firmest. We rated the soft side of the mattress at 4/10, which accurately falls in the “soft” category. The firm side we rated at 6.5/10, which is more like medium-firm in our book. So if you want a truly firm mattress, the Layla Hybrid probably isn’t for you. See our ranking of best firm mattresses for more options.

Between these two firmness levels, the Layla Hybrid can accommodate many different body types and sleeping positions.

Temperature

While we might normally think of being warm as a good thing, that isn’t the case when it comes to sleeping. Hot sleepers are what we in the mattress business call folks who generate a lot of body heat while sleeping—sadly, no, it’s not the name of a mattress-testing boy band.

Layla has included several features in this hybrid bed to help keep you cool at night. First and foremost, a hybrid mattress generally sleeps much cooler than an all-foam mattress, because the coils allow for more air circulation within the mattress than any foam can. 

However, Layla has taken steps to make sure their foam is cooling as well. The copper-gel infused memory foam used in the Layla Hybrid helps to transfer heat away from you. And the support foam is Layla’s Max Airflow foam, which has air channels in it to keep air moving.

Customer reviews offer some high praise for the Layla Hybrid’s temperature regulation too, so we’re not the only ones who think this mattress is pretty cool! If you’re a hot sleeper, be sure to check out our other recommendations of the best cooling mattresses.

Support

Support is an important factor to consider when mattress shopping. Everyone needs different kinds of support from their mattress depending on their size, sleeping position, and lifestyle, so here’s a quick rundown.

This mattress’s hybrid construction makes it very supportive. We especially loved the reinforced perimeter, which has double the coils along the edge of the mattress. The Layla Hybrid is a winner in our book when it comes to edge support!

Having good edge support makes it easier to use the entire surface of your bed while sleeping because you won’t feel like you’re about to fall into the abyss if you are sleeping along the edge. Good edge support also lets you sit along the edge of your bed to read or tie your shoes, and makes getting in and out of the bed easier. Not to mention that it increases the durability of your mattress.

Back Sleepers

Back sleepers, the Layla Hybrid has your back! You need enough support to keep your spine aligned while you sleep and the Layla Hybrid delivers just that. This mattress should work great for lightweight, average-weight, and heavyweight back sleepers

We think you’ll probably prefer the firmer side, especially larger folks, because you might experience some sinkage on the soft side. But the great thing about the Layla Hybrid is that switching between firm and soft is as easy as flipping a mattress…which maybe isn’t always the easiest task, but is definitely easier than buying a new mattress.

To see all our best recommendations, check out our ranking of best mattresses for back sleepers.

Side Sleepers

Side sleepers, you’re the softies of the sleep world. You need a mattress that is soft enough to cradle your body and conform around those pesky pressure points like your hips and shoulders. The Layla Hybrid’s soft side should work well for lightweight, average-weight, and heavyweight side sleepers. And again, the flippable design allows you to switch over to the firmer side if the softer side is just a little too soft for you.

See more of our picks for side sleepers in our best mattresses for side sleepers list.

Stomach Sleepers

Finding the right mattress for stomach sleepers can be tricky—you need a firm mattress to make sure your hips are elevated properly to prevent lower back pain. For lightweight and some average-weight stomach sleepers, the firm side of the Layla Hybrid might work. But for heavyweight stomach sleepers, you’ll probably need a firmer mattress. 

To see more options, check out our ranking of best mattresses for stomach sleepers.

Combination Sleepers

A key feature for combination sleepers to look for in a mattress is responsiveness. Basically, can you toss and turn in the night with ease or do you feel like you’re getting an ab workout trying to switch between positions?

The Layla Hybrid is a very responsive mattress, so combo sleepers should have no problem moving around on it. We think it’ll work well for lightweight, average-weight, and heavyweight combination sleepers—just pick the firmness that fits with your body size and favorite sleeping positions to switch between.

For more options, see our best mattresses for combination sleepers.

Body Type: BACK SLEEPERS STOMACH SLEEPERS SIDE SLEEPERS
Lightweight (< 130 lbs):  5 4 5
Average weight (130 – 230 lbs): 5 3 5
Heavyweight (> 230 lbs):  5 2 5

1 = Very poor, 2 = Not good, 3 = Fair, 4 = Good, 5 = Excellent

Does It Fit Your Lifestyle?

Couples

Sleeping with your partner should be restful, not stressful. So it’s important to pick a mattress that will work for both partners and that will allow two people to sleep comfortably together. 

One of the biggest features couples should look for is motion isolation, which means that the mattress isolates motion at the source. Otherwise, every time your partner gets up or moves around, you’ll feel that motion transfer to you, which will likely result in you being rudely awoken. The Layla Hybrid has excellent motion isolation, especially for a hybrid mattress.

Another thing for couples to consider is how good a mattress will be for sex. Here, responsiveness is a big factor, as you want to be able to move around freely on the mattress. Again, the Layla Hybrid scored really well on responsiveness, so it should be a great mattress for sex.

Back Pain

No one likes waking up with back pain, and if that’s something you struggle with, you’ll want to pick a mattress that works to prevent your back pain, not make it worse. 

Your mattress’s performance will depend on your sleeping style and size, but overall the Layla Hybrid mattress should be a good mattress for people with back pain. If you sleep on your side, you’ll get the pressure-relieving effect you need from the foam layers on the top for your joints, as well as contouring to keep your spine aligned. If you sleep on your back, the coils should provide enough support to keep your back in alignment.

For more information, be sure to read our best mattresses for back pain list.

Budget Shoppers

If you’re a college student, a young professional, or anyone on a tight budget, getting good value for your money is important. The Layla Hybrid is more of a luxury mattress than a budget mattress—it’s made with high-quality, durable materials and it’s an investment that will last you a long time. Plus, Layla throws in two free pillows with the purchase of a mattress!

If your heart and your wallet aren’t totally aligned on buying the Layla Hybrid, there are a few ways you can offset the cost. Layla offers financing through Affirm, so you can pay it off over time instead of all at once. And here at Mattress Nerd, we have some Layla mattress coupons that can help shave a few dollars off.  

For more budget-friendly options, check out our best mattresses under $500 and the best mattresses under $1,000.

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Construction: What’s Inside the Layla Hybrid Mattress?

The Layla Hybrid is constructed with two kinds of foam and individually wrapped innerspring coils. The Layla Hybrid’s flippable design makes it possible to have two firmnesses in one: all you have to do is flip the mattress over! And fortunately, flipping it is easy because there are convenient handles along the side of the mattress. Shoutout to Layla for thinking ahead on that one.

Layer #1: Cover – Soft Side: The “top” is the soft side of the Layla. If you decide to sleep on the firm side of the mattress, this layer will become the bottom. It has a cooling and breathable cover, with handles along the side. This cover is also removable, making it easy to clean. 

Layer #2: Copper-Gel Memory Foam: This comfort layer is made of 2.5” of copper-gel infused foam. The copper’s purpose is to act as a cooling agent, as well as having some antimicrobial properties to help keep your mattress clean. This layer has a softer, plush feel.

Layer #3: Max Airflow Support Foam: This transition layer is made with 2” of support foam that is designed to dissipate heat. The foam has air channels throughout to make the mattress more breathable

Layer #4: Infinity Edge Individually Wrapped Coils System: Coils make up this 6” support layer. Individually wrapped coils promote airflow, in addition to providing support. Along the edge is a double coil perimeter, which reinforces the edge support.

Layer #5: Max Airflow Support Foam: This layer is the same as Layer #3, but only 1.5” inches.

Layer #6: Copper-Gel Memory Foam: This layer is the same as Layer #2, but only 1”.

Layer #7: Cover – Firm Side: This layer is the same as Layer #1. If you flip the mattress to sleep on the firm side, this will be the top layer.

How Much Does the Layla Hybrid Cost?

Mattress Size Price Dimensions Height Weight
Twin $1,299 38” x 75” 13” 67 lbs
Twin XL $1,399 38” x 80” 13” 78 lbs
Full $1,599 54” x 75” 13” 88 lbs
Queen $1,699 60 x 80” 13” 104 lbs
King $1,899 76” x 80” 13” 128 lbs
California King $1,899 72” x 84” 13” 127 lbs

Be sure to get the best price on your mattress with our Layla mattress coupons. For more wallet-friendly options, see our best mattress for the money list.

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How Do the Policies Measure Up? 

Shipping & Unboxing

As you might have guessed, the Layla Hybrid is shipped in a box to your door. The mattress is compressed and rolled into a box and all you have to do to unbox it is open the box, take out the mattress, remove the packaging, and set it on your desired base. Layla does say to wait about two hours for the mattress to fully expand, but then it should be ready to use!

If you experience any unpleasant off-gassing smells, don’t worry, they should dissipate within a few hours. 

You can buy the Layla Hybrid on Amazon or the Layla Sleep website. Layla ships within the continental U.S. for free, but there may be fees to deliver to Hawaii, Alaska, or Canada. Your Layla Hybrid mattress will be made-to-order, so you can expect manufacture and packaging to take about 3-5 days, and then shipping will take an additional 3-5 days.

Unfortunately, Layla does not offer white glove delivery services at this time. If you need help setting up your Layla Hybrid, grab a friend—these mattresses can be pretty heavy!

Warranty

“Warranty” might seem like a legal mumbo-jumbo, read-the-fine-print kind of term, but knowing your mattress’s warranty can be super helpful in the long run. Some brands offer a warranty for a certain number of years, while others offer Lifetime warranties, and different warranties cover a variety of things.

Layla’s mattresses come with a 10-year warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship. That warranty is only applicable to the original purchaser, so if you give away or resell your mattress, the warranty is voided. To get a more in-depth look at what is covered and what isn’t, read our Layla mattress warranty breakdown.

Trial Period & Returns

Don’t worry about having buyer’s remorse when shopping for a mattress online—most bed-ina-box companies offer a sleep trial period where you can test out the mattress at home since you can’t test it out in a store. And often a sleep trial is better than just rolling around on mattresses in a store because you get to see how the mattress works in your day-to-day, or night-to-night, life.

Layla offers a 120-night sleep trial, which means you have 120 nights to decide if you like your Layla Hybrid. If you decide against it, you’ll be able to return your mattress for free. Layla will coordinate to have your mattress removed from your home and donated to a local charity, at no cost to you. All you have to do is sleep on the mattress for at least two weeks, to be sure you’ve broken the mattress in and gotten used to sleeping on it.

If you decide to return your Layla Hybrid, just email your order number and reason for return to Layla at support@laylasleep.com.

Layla Hybrid Mattress FAQs

Is Layla Hybrid a good mattress?

As always, it depends on your needs, but overall, yes! We think the Layla Hybrid is a good mattress. It can accommodate a good variety of sleepers, while also addressing some issues like temperature control and motion isolation. Also, the flippable design makes it very versatile.

Where are Layla Hybrid mattresses made?

Layla’s mattresses are all made in the USA. The springs, foam, and cover fabric are sourced from the United States, while the zippers, nylon belt, and handles are imported from Asia. Additionally, all of the foams in the Layla Hybrid are CertiPUR-US certified.

Does Layla take your old mattress?

No, Layla doesn’t have a service to remove your old mattress. If you need to get rid of your old mattress, we recommend taking it to a recycling center. Be sure to check your local regulations to find the right place.

Does the Layla Hybrid need a box spring?

Nope! You don’t need a box spring with your Layla Hybrid mattress, just something supportive like a slatted base or platform bed. If you want to be sure your base will work, Layla sells bases, including a mattress foundation, bed frame, platform bed, adjustable base, and metal platform base.

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Comparing the Layla Hybrid Mattress

Layla Hybrid Mattress vs. Layla Memory Foam Mattress

The Layla Memory Foam mattress is the original Layla bed. Like the Layla Hybrid, it also has two sides with different firmnesses, so you can flip the mattress to whichever firmness you prefer. The mattress has four memory foam layers, with a layer of copper-gel foam for cooling on each side.

The Layla Memory Foam mattress is considerably less expensive than the Layla Hybrid, but it’s not going to be the best for heavyweight sleepers or most stomach sleepers. It’s a pretty soft mattress, even on the “firm” side, which we thought was more medium-firm.

Layla

The original Layla memory foam mattress features two sides with different firmness options: one soft and one firm. Its copper-infused foam helps to cool the mattress and increase recovery times.
Layla Mattress Banner

See our full Layla mattress review to learn more.

Layla Hybrid Mattress vs. Purple Hybrid Mattress

The Purple mattress is famous for its hyperelastic polymer grid layer, and the Purple Hybrid combines that original design with a pocketed coil support system. The grid gives a unique sensation of floating, as well as helping to keep you cool throughout the night. 

The Purple Hybrid is a great mattress for hot sleepers, people with back pain, and for combination, back, and stomach sleepers. For side sleepers, the Layla Hybrid is probably a better choice. The two mattresses are pretty close in price, but the Purple Hybrid is a little pricier.

Purple Hybrid

The Purple Hybrid features the Original Purple mattress’s comfort grid but adds responsive support coils at the core for improved airflow, responsiveness and durability.
Purple Hybrid Mattress

See our full Purple Hybrid mattress review to learn more.

Layla Hybrid Mattress vs. Nectar Mattress

The Nectar mattress is a foam bed, so it differs from the Layla Hybrid quite a bit in construction. It has a traditional memory foam feel, but is made with gel foam, which helps to reduce the amount of heat trapped by the foam. We think the Nectar is a great mattress for average-weight back and side sleepers. It’s also a good choice for couples because of its top-notch motion isolation.

For anyone who loves foam mattresses, the Nectar is a great value for the money. However, for sleepers who need more support, the Layla Hybrid is going to be a better choice than the Nectar.

Nectar

The Nectar is an affordable quality mattress with an excellent trial period. It suits all types of sleepers, couples and people who love sleeping on memory foam.

See our full Nectar mattress review to learn more.

Layla Hybrid Mattress vs. Casper Hybrid Mattress

The Casper Hybrid is the follow up to the popular original foam Casper mattress. The Casper Hybrid is constructed with an Airscape foam comfort layer, a zoned support memory foam layer, and pocketed coils with polyfoam edge support.

The Casper Hybrid is a little firmer than the Layla Hybrid—we rated it as a 7/10 firmness. It’s very responsive and has good temperature regulation, but not the strongest motion isolation, which is an important consideration for couples. Additionally, the Casper Hybrid is a bit less expensive than the Layla.

Casper Hybrid

Striking the perfect balance between the contour of memory foam and the bounce of pocket-coils, the Casper Hybrid offers the best of both worlds when it comes to superior comfort and support.
Casper Original Hybrid Mattress

See our full Casper Hybrid mattress review to learn more.

Pros

  • Motion Isolation: Hybrid mattresses usually can’t isolate motion as well as foam beds, so we were seriously impressed with the Layla Hybrid’s ability to stop motion at the source. This makes the Layla Hybrid a good pick for couples or anyone who shares their bed.
  • Responsiveness: Being able to move around easily on a mattress is important for combination sleepers to change positions at night, for older people or anyone with mobility issues to move without having to struggle, and for making a mattress work well for sex.
  • Flippable Design: This unique feature of Layla mattresses is a huge plus. Having two different firmness options on each side gives you the option of switching your firmness on a whim. And if you’re unsure about which firmness level is right for you, with the Layla Hybrid you don’t have to bother with returning the mattress to try a new firmness—all you have to do is flip it over. Flipping it is easy, too, with convenient side handles!

Cons

  • Firm Side isn’t Firm: While having options between firmnesses is nice, one downside is that the “firm” side of the Layla Hybrid isn’t all that firm. It’s probably too soft still for heavyweight stomach sleepers or for anyone who prefers a truly firm feel.
  • Price: The Layla Hybrid is not a cheap mattress. It’s a great bed that is well worth the money, but it might just be out of budget for some people.
  • No White Glove Delivery: Setting up the Layla Hybrid shouldn’t be too difficult for most people, but those who prefer to have a delivery service will have to find help elsewhere.

What’s the Bottom Line?

The Layla Hybrid is a great mattress that will work well for a wide range of people. Its flippable design gives you two firmness options in one mattress, and it excels in almost every category we scored it on. While it is a more expensive mattress, it’s very durable and made with high-quality materials, so you know it will last a long time.

The Nerd’s Scores for the Layla Hybrid Mattress

Performance Factor Out of 5 (Firm Side) Out of 5 (Soft Side)
Motion Isolation 5 5
Pressure Relief 4 4.5
Ease of Movement 4.5 4
Edge Support 5 5
Temperature Control  4.5 4.5
Durability 4 4

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