Purple vs. Layla Mattress Comparison

By: Rachael Harris

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Comparing Layla & Purple Mattresses

The Purple and the Layla are both one of a kind: Every version of the Purple mattress has a patented gel-like top layer (the Purple Grid) that gives it a distinctive feel, and the Layla is a double-sided, flippable memory foam mattress, with two firmness levels in one bed. The right mattress for you comes down to a few factors for most shoppers: feel, price, and sleeping position. We explore them all in this mattress comparison.

The Layla feels like a traditional memory foam bed, so you’ll like it if you enjoy how memory foam contours around the body. If you’re a combination sleeper, the Purple’s bouncy top layer will make it easy to change positions throughout the night. The Purple mattress also sleeps exceptionally cool, thanks to the Purple Grid, making it our pick for those who sleep hot.

Key Differences

  • Sleeping Positions: All sleeping styles will find comfort on the Layla, but the soft side of the bed is a great mattress for side sleepers who want deep contouring at the hips and shoulders. The Purple can also technically work for most sleeping positions, but its responsive surface makes it especially appealing to back, side, and combination.
  • Feel: Both sides of the Layla have a doughy memory foam feel, but you’ll sink in less on the firmer side. The Purple has a unique, stretchy, responsive feel that’s similar to silicone—surprisingly comfortable and unlike anything most sleepers have tried.
  • Temperature Regulation: The Layla’s memory foam is infused with copper, so it traps less heat than other memory foam beds but does not sleep noticeably cool. The top layer of the Purple is laid out in a grid, so there is plenty of room for airflow for hot sleepers.
  • Price: The price point for the beds diverge by a couple hundred dollars, with the Purple mattress ringing up as the more expensive bed.

Key Similarities

  • Support: Neither bed is supportive enough for heavyweight sleepers, who typically need a mattress with an innerspring or coil core to support their body weight. See our recommendations on the best mattress for heavy people for other options.
  • Pressure Relief: Both mattresses have layers designed to alleviate tension and pressure. The Purple has the Smart Grid top layer, and the Layla uses memory foam.

Layla vs. Purple Video Comparison

Layla Mattress

Best for: budget shoppers, memory foam lovers, all sleeping positions, and couples.

Nerd Score 3.6/5
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Material

Foam

Trial Period

120 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Firmness

Multiple firmness options

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight side sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.5/5
Watch Our Video Review

Layla Mattress

Best for: budget shoppers, memory foam lovers, all sleeping positions, and couples.

Nerd Score 3.6/5
Read Full Review

Material

Foam

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

Firmness

Multiple firmness options

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

120 nights

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight side sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.5/5
Watch Our Video Review

Layla Mattress

Best for: budget shoppers, memory foam lovers, all sleeping positions, and couples.

Nerd Score 3.6/5
Read Full Review

Material

Foam

Firmness

Multiple firmness options

Trial Period

120 nights

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight side sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.5/5
Watch Our Video Review

Who the Layla Mattress is Best For… 

  • Budget Shoppers: The Layla is considered a budget-friendly mattress, with a Queen size costing just over $1,000. Also, Layla often runs deals that discount the mattress by a few hundred dollars. 
  • Memory Foam Lovers: The soft side of the Layla has a thick top layer of memory foam, and even the firm side of the mattress has a memory foam feel with just a little less sinkage. If you love the viscous, deep sink of memory foam beds, you should enjoy this mattress.
  • All Sleeping Positions: The Layla’s double-sided design makes it adaptable to most sleeping styles for people who are lightweight and average-weight. Side sleepers will love the cradle of the softer side, but we recommend the firmer side for strict back and stomach sleepers.
  • Couples: The Layla isolates motion and noise across its surface, so it’s a safe pick for couples who are easily disturbed by one another’s movements throughout the night.

Not Best For…

  • Combination Sleepers: The soft, viscous top layer of the Layla gives the bed very little bounce, so combination sleepers who change positions often may have trouble moving around on this mattress.
  • Heavyweight Sleepers: Neither side of the Layla is truly supportive enough for heavyweight individuals. If you weigh more than 230 lbs, we recommend an innerspring or hybrid mattress instead.

Read our full Layla Mattress Review to learn more!

Purple Mattress

Best for: hot sleepers, back sleepers, and combination sleepers.

Nerd Score 3.8/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Trial Period

100 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6.5/10

Warranty

10-year warranty

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.6/5
Watch Our Video Review

Purple Mattress

Best for: hot sleepers, back sleepers, and combination sleepers.

Nerd Score 3.8/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Warranty

10-year warranty

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6.5/10

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

100 nights

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.6/5
Watch Our Video Review

Purple Mattress

Best for: hot sleepers, back sleepers, and combination sleepers.

Nerd Score 3.8/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6.5/10

Trial Period

100 nights

Warranty

10-year warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.6/5
Watch Our Video Review

Who the Purple Mattress is Best For 

  • Hot Sleepers: The comfort layer, which uses Hyper-Elastic Polymer, sleeps very cool. The Purple Grid structure promotes airflow throughout the top layer, which is normally a problem spot for all-foam beds. The cover is made with polyester and Lycra, which are both breathable materials often used in sports clothing.
  • Back Sleepers: The feel of the Purple mattress is firmer than average, giving it an even, supportive surface that will prevent back sleepers from sinking at the hips or shoulders. 
  • Combination Sleepers: The Purple is one of the best mattresses for combination sleepers. The Purple Grid is very responsive, so combination sleepers aren’t likely to find themselves feeling “stuck” in the mattress as they change positions throughout the night.

Not Best For…

  • Strict Side Sleepers: While the soft-yet-strong polymer grid top layer can work well for side sleepers, most people who sleep exclusively on their sides prefer a plush mattress with more contouring. There’s only 2″ of the grid, allowing little space to sink into the bed.
  • Heavyweight Sleepers: The Purple Hybrid and Purple Hybrid Premier are supportive enough for individuals and couples who weigh more than 230 lbs, but heavyweight sleepers will sink too deeply into the original Purple bed.

Read our full Purple Mattress Review to learn more!

Deciding Between Layla & Purple

Firmness / Feel

On the soft side, the Layla is about 4/10 on the firmness scale, which is softer than average. The firm side of the Layla is about 6.5/10, or medium-firm. Both firmness options will provide a nice hug when you lie down, but there’s more sinkage on the soft side. On the firm side, you’ll feel as though you’re on top of the mattress.

The Purple is about as firm as the firmer side of the Layla, but the beds don’t feel the same. When you press down into the top layer of the Purple and release, the Grid will bounce back quickly. This doesn’t mean it’s not comfortable, though: The grid collapses where pressure is applied but remains supportive elsewhere, which gives the Purple a distinct feel that people tend to either absolutely love or really dislike.

Layla Performance by Sleeping Position

Body Type Back Sleepers Stomach Sleepers Side Sleepers
Lightweight (< 130 lbs): 5 4 5
Average-weight (130–230 lbs): 4 3 4
Heavyweight (> 230 lbs): 2 2 3

Purple Performance by Sleeping Position

Body Type Back Sleepers Stomach Sleepers Side Sleepers
Lightweight (< 130 lbs): 5 3 4
Average-weight (130–230 lbs): 5 2 4
Heavyweight (> 230 lbs): 3 1 4

Motion Isolation

Purple’s bouncy, responsive top layer makes it easy to feel movement throughout the mattress. The Layla’s dense foam layers absorb both motion transfer and noise exceptionally well, especially on the soft side, making it a better pick for sensitive sleepers or couples looking to rest undisturbed. 

Check out our picks on the best mattress for couples for other mattresses that isolate motion.

Edge Support

Like most all-foam mattresses, neither the Purple nor the Layla offer much edge support. Sagging is likely to occur when people sit on the edge of the mattress or sleep near the perimeter of these beds.

Pressure Relief 

Both mattresses offer pressure relief for sleepers but in different ways. The Layla’s top layer of memory foam will cradle areas of tension, with the softer side better suited to side sleepers and the firmer side as the better mattress for back sleepers and stomach sleepers in need of pain relief. The Purple’s adaptable Smart Grid (aka Purple Grid) alleviates pressure points by cushioning where pressure is applied. 

Overall, the Purple feels firmer, and the Grid’s support and responsiveness appeals more to back and combination sleepers. If you spend a lot of time on your side, the Purple will probably be too firm to alleviate pressure buildup in the shoulders and hips, so we recommend the Layla instead.

Spinal Alignment

A bed’s ability to keep your spine aligned depends on your sleeping position and body type. The Purple and Layla are both supportive enough for lightweight and average-weight sleepers, but your sleeping position will ultimately dictate which mattress is best for your spine. 

Side sleepers will sink nicely at the hips and shoulders on the soft side of the Layla for lateral spinal alignment, and the firm side offers great support for back and stomach sleepers under 230 lbs. On the Purple, people in any sleeping position (except stomach sleepers) can technically get healthy support, but some side sleepers may end up hunching at the shoulders as a result of the bed’s firmer feel. 

To reduce the chance of lower back pain, we recommend the firmer side of the Layla or the Purple for most stomach and back sleepers. For other mattresses dedicated to protecting spines and keeping the hips lifted, check out our picks for the best mattress for stomach sleepers.

Durability

Layla and Purple are relatively new mattress companies, so it’s difficult to accurately predict how long they’ll last. The quality of their materials and construction is on par with other high-quality memory foam mattress models, so we expect them to last six to nine years. However, Purple’s Hyper-Elastic Polymer Grid is designed to outlast traditional foam materials.

Cooling / Temperature 

The copper infusion of the memory foam on both sides of the Layla helps it sleep cooler than competing all-foam beds, but it sleeps temperature-neutral at best. If you overheat on a regular basis, the Purple can provide you with a truly cool night’s sleep. The breathable cover aids in temperature regulation, but the star player is the Hyper-Elastic Polymer Grid: It has an open design that provides ample airflow throughout the night.

For other mattresses that will keep you from overheating, check out the best cooling mattresses.

Layla Mattress Construction

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Cover Cover w/Thermo-Gel Cooling Technology
Comfort Layer  Copper-Infused Memory Foam
Transition Layer 2” Convoluted Polyfoam (Soft Side)
Support Layer 4” High-Density Polyfoam
Mattress Thickness  10”

The Layla is encased in a polyester-blend cover with the brand’s signature hexagonal design. It zips off and can be dry-cleaned. The Thermo-Gel in the cover is body-heat activated, meaning it cools when your body temperature rises. Thus, the cover is supposed to keep you cool when you need it. 

The comfort layers of the bed feature copper-infused memory foam in different thicknesses on either side. The softer side has 3″ of memory foam; the firmer side has 1” of memory foam.

Only the soft side of the Layla has a transition layer, which is 2″ of convoluted (i.e. egg-crate shaped) polyfoam. This prevents the sleeper from sinking into the bed’s firmer support core and aids mildly in airflow. The firm side doesn’t have a transition layer. Both sides of the mattress share the same support layer, which is 4″ of high-density polyfoam.

Purple Mattress Construction

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Cover Polyester-Viscose Blend
Comfort Layer  2” Purple Smart Grid (Hyper-Elastic Polymer)
Transition Layer 3.5” High-Density Polyfoam
Support Layer 4” High-Density Polyfoam
Mattress Thickness  9.5”

Purple uses a knit blend of polyester, viscose, and Lycra spandex for the cover. Lycra has a stretchy feel and complements the bouncy nature of the top layer nicely. The first layer is 2″ of Purple’s Comfort Grid, which is Hyper-Elastic Polymer molded into a grid design. This material cushions where pressure is exerted without compressing elsewhere, giving sleepers a floating sensation on the mattress and providing additional comfort.

The second layer of the Purple is 3.5″ of high-density polyfoam, which acts as a buffer between the Grid and the support foam. The base layer is 4″ of high-density polyfoam, which stabilizes the bed, contributes to its firmer feel, and reinforces the mattress.

Sizing & Price Comparisons 

Mattress Size  Purple Price Layla Price
Twin $699 $749
Twin XL $899 $849
Full $1,099 $999
Queen $1,299 $1,099
King $1,699 $1,249
California King $1,699 $1,249
Split King $1,798 N/A

For the best price on a new mattress, check out our Purple Mattress Coupons and Layla Mattress Coupons.

Shipping and Returns for Layla & Purple

Layla Mattress

Layla offers free shipping to customers located in the contiguous U.S., but shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada incurs an extra fee. You’ll have 120 nights to test the Layla, and you can return it within the trial period for a full refund. The Layla Mattress Warranty  comes with a Lifetime warranty policy, which protects against defects. 

It’s common for most bed-in-a-box mattresses to have a distinct off-gassing smell when removed from the box. Don’t be alarmed; once the mattress takes its full shape and is given time to air out, the smell should dissipate.

Purple Mattress

All Purple mattresses ship free to the contiguous U.S., and the Purple Original will arrive compressed and rolled as a bed-in-a-bag on your doorstep. After it arrives, you’ll have 100 nights to test it, with the option to return for a full refund minus any shipping fees.

If you decide you don’t like it during the 100-night sleep trial period, Purple’s return policy states that Purple will coordinate the return. The Purple mattress warranty is covered by a 10-year warranty that protects against defects, but the mattress cover and its zipper are only covered for two years.

More Layla Mattresses

Layla Hybrid Mattress

The Layla Hybrid mattress resembles the original Layla in temperature neutrality, comfort and dual-firmness. In addition, the hybrid's pocketed coil core improves edge support and responsiveness.

Nerd Score 4.5/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Trial Period

120 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Firmness

Multiple firmness options

Warranty

10-year warranty

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight side sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for average weight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.3/5
Watch Our Video Review

Layla Hybrid Mattress

The Layla Hybrid mattress resembles the original Layla in temperature neutrality, comfort and dual-firmness. In addition, the hybrid's pocketed coil core improves edge support and responsiveness.

Nerd Score 4.5/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Warranty

10-year warranty

Firmness

Multiple firmness options

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

120 nights

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight side sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for average weight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.3/5
Watch Our Video Review

Layla Hybrid Mattress

The Layla Hybrid mattress resembles the original Layla in temperature neutrality, comfort and dual-firmness. In addition, the hybrid's pocketed coil core improves edge support and responsiveness.

Nerd Score 4.5/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Firmness

Multiple firmness options

Trial Period

120 nights

Warranty

10-year warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight side sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for average weight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.3/5
Watch Our Video Review

Like the Original, the Layla Hybrid is also flippable with two firmness levels and a copper-infused top layer. However, the support core features pocketed coils that provide better airflow and edge support.

See our full Layla Hybrid Mattress Review to learn more.

More Purple Mattresses

Purple Hybrid Mattress

A unique design, supportive cushioning, and responsive support coils classify the Purple Hybrid as a great option for a wide variety of sleepers. It has a medium-firm feel that works especially well for back sleepers.

Nerd Score 4.4/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Trial Period

100 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Firmness

Medium-firm: 7/10

Warranty

10-year warranty

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight back sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

Purple Hybrid Mattress

A unique design, supportive cushioning, and responsive support coils classify the Purple Hybrid as a great option for a wide variety of sleepers. It has a medium-firm feel that works especially well for back sleepers.

Nerd Score 4.4/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Warranty

10-year warranty

Firmness

Medium-firm: 7/10

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

100 nights

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight back sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

Purple Hybrid Mattress

A unique design, supportive cushioning, and responsive support coils classify the Purple Hybrid as a great option for a wide variety of sleepers. It has a medium-firm feel that works especially well for back sleepers.

Nerd Score 4.4/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Firmness

Medium-firm: 7/10

Trial Period

100 nights

Warranty

10-year warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight back sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight stomach sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

The Purple Hybrid has a 2” comfort layer like the Purple Original, but it’s a slightly firmer mattress. It offers better body heat regulation and edge support thanks to the pocketed coil support layer.

See our full Purple Hybrid Mattress Review to learn more.

Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress

With a hybrid construction, the Purple Premier provides superior comfort, support, and pressure relief. It's offered in two comfort options where sleepers can choose from either a medium-firm 3″ comfort layer or a medium 4″ layer.

Nerd Score 4.6/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Trial Period

100 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Firmness

Multiple firmness options

Warranty

10-year warranty

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Hip Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from hip pain.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.4/5

Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress

With a hybrid construction, the Purple Premier provides superior comfort, support, and pressure relief. It's offered in two comfort options where sleepers can choose from either a medium-firm 3″ comfort layer or a medium 4″ layer.

Nerd Score 4.6/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Warranty

10-year warranty

Firmness

Multiple firmness options

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

100 nights

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Hip Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from hip pain.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.4/5

Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress

With a hybrid construction, the Purple Premier provides superior comfort, support, and pressure relief. It's offered in two comfort options where sleepers can choose from either a medium-firm 3″ comfort layer or a medium 4″ layer.

Nerd Score 4.6/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Firmness

Multiple firmness options

Trial Period

100 nights

Warranty

10-year warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Hot Sleepers
If you often overheat while you sleep, this mattress should help you stay cool.
Hip Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from hip pain.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.4/5

This luxury mattress is built with the Purple Grid in 3” or 4” options, and both feature a pocketed coil base. It’s Purple’s top-notch offering for people who sleep hot and need additional support. Plus, it comes with free white glove delivery.

Read our full Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress Review to learn more.

Haven’t made a decision yet? Check out these other comparisons:

Our Final Take

If you’re still torn between these two mattresses, here’s the bottom line: The Layla is our choice for sleepers who want a traditional memory foam feel and cradling, and the Purple is our pick for sleepers who want a bed with an outside-the-box, bouncy feel. 

Either bed can work for any sleeping position, but we think side sleepers will be happier on the Layla, while strict back, stomach, and combination sleepers will enjoy the firmness of the Purple.

If price is a factor for you, we recommend the Layla: The brand runs discounts practically year-round, so you’ll almost always be able to get your mattress for several hundred dollars less than the Purple Original. 

Finally, the Purple is a clear winner for people who sleep hot. The Purple Smart Grid will provide excellent airflow and cooling, but the Layla’s Thermo-Gel cooling cover and copper-infused memory foam only keep the bed temperature-neutral.