Here I’m doing a review of Layla’s flippable hybrid mattress.
I want to talk about who will like this bed and who won’t like this bed and then some of the other features that I think you need to know about Layla hybrid.
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In terms of policies, you do get free shipping. It’s gonna ship in a big bag, which is very cool.
As far as the trial period goes. Layla gives you 120 nights to test it out. I’m sure you guess this, but 120 nights is more than enough time to figure out whether or not you want the mattress.
If you don’t want it, totally free returns inside that test window. That’s the reason why so many people are buying beds online. If you try it out and you decide that you like it, great, keep it. If you don’t like it, it’s risk-free. They will even send someone to your house to pick it up.
Layla hybrid is basically the original Layla mattress with coils. It feels very similar to the original bed. It has a new fluffy memory foam feel to it and it’s flippable, so it has a soft side and a firm side.
So it’s one of the more interesting mattresses out there because it has coils and it’s flippable. You get two options to get it right. You can try out the soft side. If you don’t like it, try out the firm side.
That’s one reason that people may end up getting Layla hybrid. There aren’t a whole lot of flippable hybrid beds out there and there’s a pretty interesting feel to it as well.
It doesn’t have that dense ‘I’m stuck memory foam.’ It has a fluffy and airy feel to it. It’s very unique. I have felt something very similar on the original Layla mattress, which is the reason why I say it’s essentially that bed with coils.
So for anybody out there that is interested in coils, in balance, the airflow and a little bit more support, Layla hybrid is great option.
It is a little bit more expensive, the price point for the queen is around $1,700. If they offer discount, you can get it for around $1500.
As far as the design goes for Layla hybrid mattress, it’s the same on the top as it is on the bottom. Let’s start from the soft side and go all the way down to firm side. Again if you want to try out the other side, you just flip the bed.
At the top is copper infused memory foam, basically the same foam you see in the original Layla mattress.
Under that is a transitional layer of foam. They have a hole lot of fancy lingo about this particular layer, but at the end of the day it’s gonna help soften up the bed and make it so you don’t feel those coils.
Now speaking of the coils, it does have six-inch pocketed coils. They’re gonna be pretty responsive and they’ll also add a lot of support for the mattress and they’ll push back so you never feel really stuck in it.
On the other side of the coils is again transitional foam and then the main comfort layer for the firm side. The bottom is going to be that copper infused memory foam as well.
They will just vary the thickness and the actual firmness rating of the foams in order to make it softer or firmer for you.
There is a charcoal gray cover, I think it looks nice, there’s nothing terribly special about it, but who really cares about the cover! It’s gonna help to hide stains because it’s charcoal gray. It’s soft, it’s comfy, it even has handles. A lot of beds with removable covers do not have handles.
Who Will Like the Layla Hybrid Mattress?
The biggest group of people I think that will like Layla hybrid is people that want a flippable hybrid mattress.
A lot of people say I’m in-between a medium or a medium soft and I don’t want to buy two mattresses, I want to try a two in one. Layla hybrid is obviously something that would fit that bill perfectly.
Beyond that, it’s really good for side sleepers, so I say the soft side is about a medium soft, somewhere between a two and four in terms of the firmness scale. It’s actually fairly soft, it is a little bit softer than the soft side on the original Layla mattress.
If you’re to flip it and you try out the firm side, it’s actually not a firm mattress. It’s still fairly soft. I consider it a right around a medium, anywhere from a four to a six on that firmness scale. So despite the fact that it’s named the firm side, it’s not actually that firm.
That’s the reason I say it’s really good for side sleepers. I think it’ll be great for petite side sleepers, medium side sleepers and even some heavier side sleepers. Though if you are heavy, try the firm side if you plan to sleep a lot on your side.
I also think it’ll be a good option for back and stomach sleepers that are kind of medium or petite.
If you are above 230 pounds and you want to sleep exclusively on your stomach or your back, I really don’t see Layla hybrid as having a whole lot of options for you. That’d be an example of somebody that I don’t think this bed is best for, but if you sleep a lot on your side, I do think you’ll like the pressure relief.
Additionally if you have shoulder pain, hip pain, maybe fibromyalgia or general joint pain, I think you may really like this mattress because it has so much tension relief, so much compression and it doesn’t have that stuck feeling, it still has that airy, fluffy quality to it.
Another subset of people that will like Layla hybrid are sensitive sleepers. Whether you sleep alone or with someone else, the bed does a really good job of isolating motion for being a hybrid mattress. It has those six-inch coils in the center, but it does a really good job of deadening movement on both sides.
If you wake easily at night, you may want to try it out because it does have a lot of that absorption that you want. If you press on one side of the mattress, it’s not traveling to the other side of the bed.
I do think it’ll be a good option for couples as well because you’re getting two options to get it right.
Who Shouldn’t Get the Layla Hybrid Mattress?
The first subset of people I would say is anybody that wants an extra firm mattress. If want a truly firm bed, I would say don’t get it.
This is not a really firm bed. If you’re petite and you sleep on the firm side, I think you’ll consider it firmer, but not in that 8 to 10 range on the firmness scale.
Also if you’re an especially heavy individual, over 300 pounds, it’s still a viable option, it has six-inch coils but the bed is gonna feel quite soft to you on both sides. Unless you’re a strict side sleeper, you may want to test something out that’s made specifically for heavy individuals.
Also if you want a cheap mattress, this is not a cheap mattress. Again, it’s $1700 for the queen. If you look at the original Layla, it’s a lot more affordable, it’s $1099.
If you’re hoping to get this particular bed at under a thousand bucks, it’s just not gonna happen. So if you want a cheap mattress, that’s not Layla hybrid.
I do think it’s affordable, especially if you get discount, but it’s not cheap.
The last group of people that I think this bed is not really best for is anybody that doesn’t like that fluffy, airy memory foam.
I can’t imagine many people don’t. In fact, there was a survey with over two thousand respondents and 90% of people either love memory foam or just fine with it.
But if you’re in that 10 percent of people that completely despise memory foam and aren’t willing to try it, then you probably won’t like this mattress.
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.