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Layla Mattress Review

Layla Mattress Review

Before You Read

  • Layla is Flippable, so you choose Firm or Soft Comfort
  • The First Layer is Copper Infused
  • The Cover has ThermoGEL in it to keep you cool
  • Free Shipping and 120 Night Trial
  • Made in Phoenix, Arizona

Layla Mattress Review

New LAYLA Same Great Sleep Results! Because better sleep leads to a better person.

Besides focusing on getting the best out of your mattress and the best night’s sleep ever, LAYLA’S geared its attention to a better you through better sleep. And I absolutely agree with his theory, I mean YOU matter the most and YOU, as a sleeper, come first. And so, it began. LAYLA’s new journey is off and it looks very promising.


The core of the LAYLA mattress will exceed your expectations and it is so easy to flip the sides from soft to firm! It’s like two mattresses in one, or the best of two worlds in one mattress. It’s absolutely one of a kind. The cover itself is double sided and each side is marked clearly for you to distinguish which side is Firm and which side is Soft. If you push down on the cover it is amazingly softer than any other mattress cover, I have felt and here’s the reason why. LAYLA has implemented a branded SOFTENING process to their fabric making their mattress cover incredibly SOFT.

Sometimes the best tool for waking up is that tall cup of coffee, and if that’s the case it is time you reconsider your mattress and the way you sleep. Because after all it is just a stimulant that will help you for a limited time to boost your energy.
After testing the Layla GEN2 I started to realize that the best part of waking up was all that energy Layla provided me. It’s like laying down on a power bank that charges you up and when you are awake you are ready for a new day full of excitement.
I know there are tons of mattresses out there but with a mattress you can flip to find the right firmness for you, you get DOUBLE the chances to sleep better, wake up better and be a better you!

So many factors make the Layla stand out but what really makes it so special is its performance. It’s all in the Layers, the core and the whole mattress at the end.

Watch how easy it is for me to flip it from the soft side to the firm side.

flipping the layla mattress from the soft side to the firm side
layla mattress firm side up
What they offer: 120 Night trial and here’s how it works. Once you purchase the Layla mattress you can sleep on it for up to 120 nights. If for any reason you are not totally satisfied simply call them (by the way they have amazing customer service) and they will walk through the return steps and refund your money no questions asked. BUT keep in mind you need at least 2 weeks before deciding if it’s right for you.

Shipping and returning is always free. It is usually delivered within 2 to 5 business days (depending on your location). The Layla mattress ships from the factory where it is made in Phoenix, Arizona!

In a few words and to wrap it up, Layla did great when it came to sleeping on my back, side and stomach.

FYI, did you know that there are many stages of sleep?
• The Beginnings of Sleep. During the earliest phases of sleep, you are still relatively awake.
• NREM Stage 1. Stage 1 is the beginning of the sleep cycle and is a relatively light stage of sleep.
• NREM Stage 2. During stage 2 sleep: People become less aware of their surroundings.
• NREM Stage 3. During stage 3 sleep: Muscles relax. Blood pressure and breathing rate drop.
And no matter your body movement or if you share your bed with someone it has impressive motion transfer you won’t feel it and nothing will wake you up ( unless you need to go to the bathroom). So my advise to you SET UP YOUR ALARM if you do not want to run late for work or school.
The Layla mattress is super easy to flip and the firmness level tags are located conveniently and clearly where you can see them.
I feel that the Layla mattress stands out from the others for many reasons such as:
The copper infused foam with its antimicrobial and cooling properties.
The ThermoGEL in the cover keeping your body temperature cool when you are hot.
It is dual sided for two firmness levels in one mattress.
And it is made right here in America.

What’s Inside the Layla Mattress?

Infused with THERMOgel technology, keeping you cool at night. Trust me I wouldn’t rate this so high if I was sweating during these hot summer months in Arizona. This very easy to remove cover makes flipping or washing the cover so simple, as it has a ZIPPER! The pattern is simple, eye catching and super soft. I find myself questioning why I would put sheets or a mattress protector over the mattress all of the time. The cover is so great that if you are too tired or lazy to put your sheets on, you may find yourself sleeping without them.

If you opt for the soft side, here’s what’s in store for you: The soft side and its 3″ of 3.5 LB COPPER-INFUSED MEMORY FOAM.

This High Density Memory Foam layer infused with copper provides cooling and excellent blood circulation.

Now if you’re a firm side fan/sleeper, you will find an Inch of COPPER-INFUSED MEMORY FOAM waiting just for you.

The Layla Sleep mattress is made out of foam infused with copper cells for a cooler sleep.

Why copper you ask? Copper is well-known to provide healing benefits for your body and that’s when Layla’s geniuses thought it would be a good idea to sleep on it. Another reason why copper plays an important part, it’s because it reduces joint inflammation and helps ease joint pain and stiffness. This is especially helpful for people with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis which can help the sleeper move around easily with as much freedom as possible.

I was fortunate to see them make Layla’s when I went to the factory here in Phoenix to grab one. 

putting a layla mattress together at the phoenix az factory
The Middle of the Layla Sleep mattress has 2 layers and the one on top depends on which side you flipped your mattress on. Let’s assume you are on the soft side as pictured on the left. That means you have 2″ of 1.8 density convoluted foam for air flow.

Then you have 4.5″ of 2.0 density, ILD 36, foam forming your base layer.

These 2 middle layers are the heart of the mattress, holding it all together allowing maximum airflow while providing the sleeper long lasting support. Keeping you cool again, while retaining the heat. In total the Layla Sleep mattress is 10.5″ tall and will fit into almost any bed frame.

So we have a copper infused mattress you can flip, keeps you cool and has a fun cover. Are you curious as to which level of firmness I prefer? I’m a side sleeper so I love the soft side. For testing purposes I’ll flip it to the firm side every once in awhile, but it always makes it back to the soft side after awhile.

Each time I flip it I think, wow this is going to last forever as I have had serious issues with mattresses that I have bought from the big box retailers in the past. Most mattresses aren’t flip-able as increasing the life of a mattress isn’t in the best interest of most mattress retailers. I mean if you find yourself looking up at a mattress salesman at the store every few years, more money for them right? Yet another reason why I love the direct to consumer bed in a box model that Layla Sleep utilizes. They offer a 120 night sleep trial so there’s nothing to lose by trying one in your own home.

Inside the layla mattress, you can see the copper in the top layer of memory foam

Layla 2019 Price Table

For getting 2 beds in one, as a flippable mattress should last longer, the value that you receive is extraordinary.

Twin Twin XL Full Queen King & Cal King
$499 $599 $799 $899 $999


What if I Want to Experience Layla Before I Buy One?

No one tops LAYLA mattress than LAYLA itself. And by that, I mean their mattress topper.

Just like extra fluff in a pillow or a bean bag to adjust them, a mattress topper is a must. Coming from my personal opinion and experience, I think the option of having a mattress topper is a must.

It is the perfect add on for a little balance when you need it.

Since LAYLA is already a mattress with double firmness, Firm and Soft, and you turn out to be the sleeper who is looking for something in between, all you have to do is add their mattress topper. A very clever move. Makes me think now that the LAYLA in more then 2 beds in one! Absolutely brilliant.

When I unwrapped the mattress topper it was all rolled up and I gave it enough time to rest and make sure the layer inside took its shape to fill the cover. I just can’t describe how soft it is especially when I tried it on the firm side, the bed firmness level transformed into medium and changed the whole situation. GAME CHANGER!

Just like the pillow and mattress covers, the topper cover is infused with cooling gel that starts working when your body temperature rises keeping you cool when you need it.

The copper infused memory foam gives you that soft feel, it’s like this extra hug. Yet, when I tried it on the firm side of the Layla I could feel satisfying support for deep compression areas like my shoulders and hip.

The Layla Topper is 2″ of copper-gel infused memory foam that adds a layer of plush comfort to any mattress. The topper cover is the same great material used for the Layla Mattress cover and is also infused with Thermo-Gel activating cooling technology.

It’s in the small details sometimes. Like the four elastic bands on each corner of the topper. To some it may not be too impressive, I, on the other hand think it’s a genius move. The topper sits still securely and won’t slide off your mattress.

What Makes the Layla Pillow so Great?

Kapok for one – it’s all natural, hypoallergenic, and is soft and fluffy like a cloud. That, combined with premium memory foam that’s CertiPUR-US® Certified gives the Layla Pillow its soft yet supportive feel. The zipper allows you to open it up and adjust the fill to your preference.

The Copper Cover! Copper fibers woven into the cover of the pillow sleep cooler and cleaner, and the cover looks and feels amazing. There you go.

Mattress Comparison Chart

PhotoCompanyMattressTypeFeaturesHeightSleep Test RatingQueen PriceCoupon CodeCurrent DiscountPurchase




  • Leesa MattressLeesa Mattress
  • Nectar MattressNectar Mattress
  • Layla MattressLayla Mattress
  • Alexander Signature SeriesAlexander Signature Series
  • Alexander Signature HybridAlexander Signature Hybrid
  • Purple MattressPurple Mattress
  • Traditional CasperTraditional Casper
  • Tuft & NeedleTuft & Needle
  • Casper WaveCasper Wave
  • Casper EssentialCasper Essential
  • #Bestmattressever#Bestmattressever
  • Tomorrow Sleep HybridTomorrow Sleep Hybrid
  • Sapira by LeesaSapira by Leesa
  • Aurora HybridAurora Hybrid
  • TuloTulo
  • DreamCloudDreamCloud
  • SpartanSpartan
  • BloomBloom
  • Purple.3Purple.3
Leesa MattressFoam100 Day Trial, Made in the USA, Removeable Cover104.7 Star Rating$995None Required$150Shop LeesaNectar MattressFoam365 Night Trial, Free shipping, Comes in a large bag114.6 Star Rating$795None Required$125 & 2 Free PillowsShop NectarLayla MattressCopper-Infused Foam120 Night Trial, Copper Infused, Flippable10.54.6 Star Rating$999None Required$100 OffShop LaylaAlexander Signature SeriesFoamLifetime Comfort Guarantee, Made in the USA, Handles12.54.6 Star Rating$1,199nonbiased200$200 OffShop Nest Bedding Alexander Signature SeriesAlexander Signature HybridHybrid Foam & CoilsLifetime Comfort Guarantee, Made in the USA, Handles144.5 Star Rating$1,199nonbiased2005% OffShop Nest Bedding Alexander Signature HybridPurple MattressFoam & Polymer Section for Egg Catching100 Day Trial, Made in the USA, Removeable Cover104.8 Star Rating$999None RequiredFree Seat CushionShop Purple MattressTraditional CasperFoam100 Night Trial, Free Shipping104.3 Star Rating$950None RequiredVariesShop CasperTuft & NeedleFoam100 Night Trial, Free Shipping104 Star Rating$575None RequiredBest PriceShop Tuft & NeedleCasper WaveFoam100 Night Trial, Removeable cover, Free Shipping11.53.3 Star Rating$1,850None RequiredBest PriceGet a CasperCasper EssentialFoam100 Night Trial, Removeable Cover, Free Shipping8.53.9 Star Rating$600None RequiredBest PriceGo to Casper#BestmattresseverFoam120 Night Trial, titanium gel, made in the USA104.6 Star Rating$750nonbiased2020% OffShop Brooklyn Bedding Best Mattress EverTomorrow Sleep HybridHybrid Foam & Coils100 Day Trial, Backed by Serta, add a sleeptracker104.7 Star Rating$990nonbiased100$100 OffShop Tomorrow SleepSapira by LeesaHybrid Foam & Coils100 Night Trial, Made in the USA, 1 in 10 Program114.7 Star Rating$1,495None Required$200 OffShop Sapira by LeesaAurora HybridHybrid Foam & Coils120 Night Trial, titanium gel, made in the USA13.54.5 Star Rating$1,699nonbiased2020% OffShop Brooklyn BeddingTuloFoamTry it at Mattress Firm, 120 night trial, free shipping, free returns104.4 Star Rating$650None RequiredShop TuloDreamCloudHybrid Foam & Coils365 Night Trial, free cleaning, everlong warranty,154.8 Star Rating$1,399None Required$200 OffShop DreamCloudSpartanHybrid Foam & Coils120 Night Trial13.54.8 Star Rating$1,999nonbiased2020% OffShop Brooklyn BeddingBloomLatex and Coils120 Night Trial124.6 Star Rating$1,799nonbiased2020% OffShop Brooklyn BeddingPurple.3Hyper-Elastic Polymer & Coils100 Night Trial124.6 Star Rating$2,099None RequiredFree Product with PurchaseShop Purple Mattress

Nectar Mattress Review 2019

Nectar Mattress Review 2019

Nectar Mattress Review 2019

My first Nectar review and sleep test was done in early 2017 right after they launched into the US.  Back then they were so good at selling a super comfortable mattress at a industry busting price.  Unfortunately, they were unprepared for their success, so shipping times were outrageous.  Mine took over a month from the time I purchased it until I received it.  This meant that I was a bit skeptical about it at first.  Since my initial tests, I have tested around 50 other mattresses and have no doubt that Nectar is the best value for a high quality mattress that you can buy.  I am so confident in that statement that I purchased one for my mother in law in 2018.  

Know Before You Read

  • You won’t find another 11 inch thick high-density memory foam mattress on the market at anywhere near this price
  • It is relatively firm, yet offers just enough sink-in for a petite side sleeper like me
  • Nectar offers Free Shipping, a 365 Night Sleep Trial, and a Forever Warranty

What’s Inside the Nectar Mattress?

The Nectar mattress is an 11 inch thick mattress that is much more dense than the competition.  It all starts with the cover which is really cool.  That’s meant to be a pun as the tencel cover is combined with a gel memory foam layer.  Put simply they put a lot of cooling tech into the cover to keep you cold at night.  They use the same concept with the Nectar Mattress Protectors if you want to protect your investment.

Once you get the cover off and cut the fire sock (don’t do this) you will find a layer of Gel Memory Foam.  This gel foam carries a trade mark of Lush Foam, which is on the expensive side so you don’t often see it in mattresses.

The cover and the first layer are all dedicated to providing a cool sleep experience.  The next layer is a recovery hi core memory foam which provides the bounce that you need so that you don’t sink into the bed.

The final layer is a supportive base layer that serves as the foundation for the entire mattress.  This layer is a 2.2 ILD rated dense foam.  I have an old video of me standing on a Nectar vs. standing on a Leesa and on a Casper.  In this video you can see that I sink far into the Leesa and Casper.  However, I want to point out that I hate this video, since it was shot so poorly and edited even worse (but it was one of my first videos.)  Furthermore, both Casper and Leesa have redesigned their mattresses.

Nectar Sleep Tests

I have slept on the three Nectars over the last 2 years and I have had great experiences on all of them, although they are all a bit different.

First, nothing has changed from the first Nectar that I got when they launched in early 2017, except the pillows.  They have moved from a free Mily pillow to their own branded shredded memory foam pillow.  What I like about the pillows that they now sell is that they are adjustable.  If you find that there is too much fluff in the pillow, simply pull a handfull out and give it another try.  

The one that we put on my mother-in-law’s boat smashes the competition.  Seriously, mattresses that come on boats are generally horrible.  Boat owners are typically forced to put skinny/foldable mattresses into the cramped cabins.  I recognized that the shape that Nectar ships in would allow me to squeeze it into a spot that should definately not be possible.  It’s really hard to explain without you seeing the video above, but trust me a typical bed-in-a-box wouldn’t squeeze into that space as they are folded and compressed differently.  To say that my MIL is impressed with the bed on the boat is a huge understatment.  I hope she doesn’t read this, because I’m pretty sure she thinks that I paid like double what I actually paid for the mattress.

I then got to try the mattress that they make and sell in the UK.  It worked for me, but I still struggle with the zoned comfort technique that they are using.  The theory is that if you cut some channels into various parts of the mattress you can allow different parts of the body to sink further into the mattress.  The idea is to achieve that perfect spinal alignment.  The problem is that people come in different sizes and shapes, and I think that it is difficult to match everyone up to the one size fits all category.

Which is why I’m more of a fan of the Nectar mattress version that they sell in the US.

In the middle of 2018, Nectar released an adjustable bed frame.  It offers a massage feature, head and foot movement, USB ports, and a chance to revolutionize your sleep.  If you haven’t tried an adjustable bed this is what I would consider your best chance at getting into one.  A Nectar mattress combined with a Nectar Adjustable Base is still going to be less expensive than many of the mattresses that you would find in store.  Think of it this way the savings that you get on the mattress alone are going to be more than enough to pay for an adjustable base.


  • 11″ Thick High-Quality Mattress at a Budget Friendly Pirce
  • 365 Night Sleep Trial Period
  • Forever Warranty
  • Financing Available Through Affirm
  • Unique Package Can be Squeezed into Tight Spaces


  • Explosive Growth in 2017, meant poor delivery times (shipping issues have been fixed)

Price Table

Twin Twin XL Full Queen King California King
$524 $594 $724 $824 $924 $924
$125 Off $125 Off $125 Off $125 Off $125 Off $125 Off
365 Day Trial 365 Day Trial 365 Day Trial 365 Day Trial 365 Day Trial 365 Day Trial

Current Specials

Nectar has what I call an evergreen promotion as they have run the same one since a few months after their launch in 2017. They give you $125 off a mattress and give you 2 free pillows. If you figure that each pillow is worth around $75 then this value ends up being a $275 discount. That combined with their already low prices make a Nectar bed the best value in the bed-in-a-box industry (although it comes in a bag).

In 2019 Nectar Launched into the UK Market

Most of you are probably US readers so it probably isn’t a video that would interest you.  What was great about the UK version is that they started using a zoned sleep concept.  I’m not saying that the US is going to get this anytime soon (or ever), but what I can see is that Nectar is still young so they are exploring all of their options to improve the sleep experience.  

Can I try them before I buy one?

Unfortunately no, however they balance that with a 365 night sleep trial as well as a forever warranty. Basically, they assume all of the risk of letting you take it home to make sure that you love it. This is an industry best offer.

Has Nectar Solved Their Shipping issues in 2019?

My mother in law received hers in 3 days! So, clearly they have learned from their earlier mistakes and they now have an idea of how many they need to supply the market with great sleep at an affordable price.

Best Mattresses Under $1,000

Best Mattresses Under $1,000

Want to get the Best Mattresses Under $1,000?

We are going to focus on the Queen Size Price for this list, but most of the mattresses on this list still manage to squeeze their king sized option under $1,000 as well.

I have purchased some of the mattresses on this list for full price, others have been discounted and others have been provided to me for free.  Each mattress is sleep tested the same way, if I didn’t like sleeping on it you will be able to find out why.  Some are in storage, others have been sent off to charity and of course, I have to sleep on something (currently a Tomorrow Sleep and a Brooklyn Bedding)!

Brand Type Score See Reviews Price Coupons
Purple logo on white Foam 95 Purple Review $999 Free Pillow
tomorrow sleep logo Hybrid 94 Tomorrow Sleep Review $980 Nonbiased100 for $100 Off
Foam 93 Leesa Review $995 $130 Off
Foam 92 Layla Review $899 $100 off and a free pillow

Foam 90 Nectar Review $795 $125 Off & 2 Free Pillows
brooklyn bedding logo
Foam 89 Brooklyn Bedding Review $750 20% Off Code Nonbiased20

Foam 87 Casper Review $950 $50 Off
Tulo Tag Foam 87 tulo Review $750 20% Off
Live & Sleep Logo
Foam 81 Live & Sleep Review $799 $100 NBReviews100
Tuft & Needle  Foam  80 Tuft & Needle Review $675 Free Shipping
Bear Mattress Logo Foam 78 Bear Review $940 $50 Off
Casper Essential Foam 78 Casper Essential Review $600 $50 Off

Things tend to get a little complicated as the competition that these companies face lead to different promotions and discounts.  Take Nectar as an example, they have an offer with two free pillows and a $100-125 coupon this year.  When I purchased mine I got $100 off and two awesome memory foam pillows.  I have heard that they later increased the discount to $125 and substituted lower quality free pillows.  So ultimately, do you view the Nectar as a mattress that sneaks into the under $650 range once discounts and freebies are thrown in?

We are looking at their typical price and we provide the latest discounts and coupons on the side bar.  As I compiled this list I realized what a good value the Eve mattress was at the $650 price-point.  I felt that it was necessary to increase the value score on my original review, as it’s priced in a category that is possibly impossible to match.  I couldn’t imagine walking into a store finding a similar quality mattress at that price.  When we compare more mattresses some of these may make their way higher or lower as we get a better feel for all of the options available.
So let me know if you think that I should review a mattress that wasn’t on this list.  Perhaps you know what the best mattress under 1,000 is and I just haven’t discovered it yet!
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