Does your old bed need a little bit of a boost? If you want to add some extra comfort to your mattress, you’ve come to the right article.
Here I’m taking a look at the Layla 2 inch cooling memory foam mattress topper.
We’re going to see how it adjusts the firmness of your bed, what it feels like, to determine who it’s a good fit for and who it’s not a good fit for.
Is this the right mattress topper for you? Let’s find out.
Layla is known for their flippable copper-infused mattress, but if you’re not quite ready to go for a brand new bed, the Layla mattress topper is a great way to go.
Like their mattresses, this topper has great cooling features and it creates great pressure relief.
But how does it all work?
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Let’s look at its construction.
This mattress topper is two inches tall and it’s surrounded by a thin breathable cover that is removable. But what’s really unique about this cover is that it has thermo gel inside.
This is a material that’s meant to aid in heat dissipation and keep you cool at night.
Another unique feature about this topper are the straps along the four corners, so it’ll help stay secure to the edge of the mattress.
Under the cover, you’ll see the two inch layer of memory foam and it has a slow moving, slightly responsive feel. But what really sets this mattress topper apart are the copper gel beads inside.
These serve two purposes.
First they aid in cooling. Memory foam in general tends to sleep hot, but these gel beads help pull heat away from the body. And second of all, it is antimicrobial, so it will help kill bacteria and keep the mattress topper clean.
What does this all mean?
When it comes to cooling, the Layla mattress topper is a great pick. It has thermo gel in the cover and copper gel beads inside the foam. So a great pick for hot sleepers.
Last but not least, motion transfer.
If you don’t know what this is, you should keep in mind that this is an especially important element if you sleep with a partner.
If you’re on one side of the bed and your sleeping partner is next to you shifting positions in the night, will you feel that motion move over to your side of the mattress?
Luckily memory foam is great at isolating motion. So when you lay on one side of the bed and your sleeping partner gets in on the other, you really don’t feel that motion move over to your side.
Firmness and Feel
In reviewing mattress toppers, I always look closely at how it adjusts the firmness of your bed and what it feels like.
First firmness adjustment.
This mattress topper should soften an existing mattress by about one point. For reference, six and a half out of ten is considered medium firm. So if your bed is on the firmer side. this will bring it closer to that medium firm level.
When it comes to feel, it has a little bit of that slow moving memory foam but not quite as quick sand, like as some others out there.
You will feel some good pressure relief around your shoulders and your hips but because you’re not sinking super deeply it’s still pretty easy to move around on top of.
Moving on to sleeping positions. When I’m lying on my back, my hips sink in ever so slightly providing some nice pressure relief for that area.
Moving to my side, I also feel some pretty good pressure relief along my shoulders and my hips. I will say though because this mattress topper is a little bit thinner than some others out there it may not be the best pick if you need a significant amount of pressure relief.
For stomach sleeping generally, mattress toppers aren’t great for stomach sleepers. But because this one’s a little bit thinner, this one might be okay, especially if you’re a lightweight sleeper.
Those who weigh more than 130 pounds might start to feel a little bit of strain on their lower back in this sleeping position. So it really just depends on your body type.
Who Should Get The Layla Mattress Topper?
Let’s talk about who this mattress topper might be a good fit for.
Starting with the pros, if you’re a hot sleeper, the Layla cooling mattress topper is a great pick. It has copper gel infused beads inside along with a thermo gel cover, so it should really help dissipate heat.
Second of all, this is perfect for people who need a little bit of pressure relief. You’ll especially notice it around your shoulders and your hips right where you need it most.
Finally this mattress topper is great because it has straps on the four corners so it will stay secure to the mattress and you don’t have to worry about it slipping.
Who Shouldn’t Get The Layla Mattress Topper?
Moving on to the cons of the Layla mattress topper.
First of all, not a great pick for most stomach sleepers. If you weigh less than 130 pounds, this might be a good option, but anybody a little bit heavier than that will probably feel some strain on their lower back in that sleeping position.
Second, this mattress does take about 48 hours to off gas and expand after it comes out of the box. So if you’re looking for something that you can sleep on immediately, this is something to keep in mind.
And finally, the Layla mattress topper is a very high quality product, but because of that, it is more on the expensive side. If you’re on a budget, this is something to consider.
Before I wrap up, I’m going to touch on some additional information, about the Layla mattress topper.
First of all, they do offer free shipping and free returns. And second there’s a 120 night money back guarantee.
So you have four months to try out your memory foam mattress topper and if it’s not right for you, you can get a refund.
Also they offer a five year warranty and different accessories are available.
It’s available in 6 sizes: twin, twin XL, full, queen, king and Cal king. Prices depend of the size you choose.
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Alex P. Davis has a BA in Interior Design from The New York School of Interior Design and 10 years of experience expertly designing sophisticated interiors.