In this review, I’m going to be talking about the Layla memory foam mattress topper with straps.
Mattress toppers can be a great way to change up the feel of your mattress or even extend the life of your mattress, but is this the right one for you?
In this review I’m gonna go over its construction, how it feels and who I think it’s best for.
Let’s get into it.
Table of Contents
Policies & Price
First I want to go over the policies and prices for the Layla mattress topper.
Layla offers free shipping within the contiguous United States. They’ll also ship to Alaska, Hawaii and Canada for an additional shipping fee.
Layla also offers a 120-night sleep trial on this topper and that means you can test it out for 120 nights.
If you decide it’s not a good fit for you, you can return it within that time frame for a full refund.
Finally Layla also offers a five-year warranty on this topper.
As far as prices go, Layla offers this topper in six different sizes and each one is at a different price point.
The least expensive option is the twin size, which is currently priced at $269. The most expensive are the king and California king, currently priced at $449.
But do keep in mind these prices can change often, so be sure to check the current pricing.
What is this mattress topper made of?
Let’s take a closer look
First we’ve got the cover.
This cover has Layla’s signature hexagonal pattern on it, which makes it look like a mini Layla mattress.
This cover is made of 66% polyester, 30% viscose and four percent polylycra.
If we look under the cover, we can see we’ve got two inches of memory foam. This memory foam has a copper gel infusion and that’s to help promote cooling as well as making the foam
This topper also has straps that attach the topper to the mattress. That keeps it in place and keeps it secure so it won’t shift throughout the night.
As I mentioned before, this topper does come in six different sizes, which are twin, twin XL, full, queen, king and California king.
I’ve got the queen size topper and it fits well over a queen size mattress.
What does this mattress topper feel like?
First of all, I would say the cover is very soft and I am getting a slight cool to the touch feel thanks to those copper infusions that are in the memory foam.
Speaking of the memory foam, I think it has a pretty slow sinking in feeling. This feels like a higher density foam to me, because it is pretty supportive and you don’t just immediately sink into it. Rather the longer you lay on it, the more it’ll mold around you. I would say this is a pretty classic memory foam feel.
How this mattress topper will change the feel of your mattress is going to depend on how firm your mattress already is.
The first mattress I tested this with was a super firm mattress about a 9 out of 10 on the firmness scale, where 10 is the absolute firmest and one is the softest.
Adding this topper on brought that mattress more to a medium firm feel, close to 6.5 or 7. That
mattress was very firm, offered pretty much no contouring, and adding the Layla topper on top of it, added more of that contouring, a little more softness.
But overall I was still getting a lot of firm support from the mattress below.
The mattress I have it on is more like a medium firm to begin with, so a 6.5 or maybe a seven. Adding the Layla topper on it, I would say brings it to more like a true medium.
I’m getting a bit more of the contouring, it’s a little softer and overall I’m still getting good support
from the mattress below, but definitely a lot more softness and plushness.
Another important thing to consider is your primary sleeping position.
Every sleeping type, back, side or stomach is going to have different needs from their mattress, so logically they’re going to have different needs from their mattress topper too.
First up let’s talk about back sleepers.
I think this topper is a great option for back sleepers. It allows for some deep contouring, but still keeps you supported and elevated.
Back sleepers whose current mattress is a bit too firm or lacking in pressure relief will really enjoy this topper.
Next up, let’s talk about side sleepers.
I think the Layla mattress topper could be a good option for some side sleepers. Side sleepers often need pressure relief around their shoulders and hips, so I think if you have a mattress that’s just a touch too firm, this topper could help.
This topper is only two inches thick, so if your mattress is super duper firm, or if you’re a heavy sleeper who weighs 250 pounds or more, it might not offer quite enough pressure relief.
Finally, stomach sleepers.
Stomach sleepers usually need firm support from their bed to keep their hips from sinking in.
I don’t think there’s much purpose in stomach sleepers adding this topper to their bed. It’ll only make the mattress feel softer and allow the hips to sink in.
All right let’s recap what we’ve discussed so far with a pros and cons list, starting off with the pros.
First I would say I really like the feel of this topper.
It offers a lot of good contouring and pressure relief that you would want from memory from
without making you feel completely enveloped in the topper.
This is gonna be a good option for anyone who needs to add that little extra bit of softness and pressure relief to their mattress.
Next I would say I also really appreciate that this mattress topper has straps on it, as those will help to keep the mattress in place and keep it from shifting throughout the night, even if you toss and turn a bunch.
Finally I think this topper is going to be a pretty good option for hot sleepers. While it’s not extremely cool, it does have that slight cool to the touch feel, thanks to those copper infusions,
which help to counteract memory foam’s natural tendency to trap heat.
My first con for this topper would be that it’s not the thickest topper, so it might not be the best option for heavier people who weigh 250 pounds or more, as they’re gonna sink through the foam a lot more than average or lightweight people. They might end up hitting their firm mattress and not getting the pressure relief that they needed.
Same thing for side sleepers. If you’re a side sleeper and you already have a super firm mattress, I’m not sure this topper will do quite enough to give you that pressure relief and you might end up sinking through and getting some of that pressure on your shoulders and hips.
Next I would say this topper isn’t going to be the best option for stomach sleepers.
Stomach sleepers really need a firm mattress to keep their hips from sinking in and to keep their spine aligned. All this stopper is going to do is make your mattress feel softer, so not the best choice for stomach sleepers.
Finally I did notice this topper had a slight off-gassing smell when I unboxed it. That will dissipate after a day or two, and it doesn’t cause any harm, but if you’re really sensitive to smell, you might not want to sleep on this the first day that you get it.
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.