Layla Hybrid Mattress review − the mid-range mattress that's made for flipping

I tested the Layla Hybrid Mattress – this flippable bed is a great fit for all sleep positions, and it's not even that expensive

The Layla Hybrid Mattress on a bed beside a Layla mattress delivery box.
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Homes & Gardens Verdict

The Layla Hybrid Mattress offers flippable firmness to suit every sleeper. I'd recommend this mattress for side sleepers, light sleepers, and anyone in need of pressure relief.

Reasons to buy
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    Custom comfort

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    Low heat retention

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    Minimal motion transfer

Reasons to avoid
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    Might feel too soft for some sleepers

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    Short sleep trial

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The Layla Hybrid Mattress would make a great bed for your guest room. It's dual-sided, with a firmer surface for enhanced support, as well as a softer side for plush comfort and pressure relief. All you need to do is lift and flip your mattress depending on who comes to stay − there are nice, sturdy handles to make your job easier.

As an H&G sleep expert, I'm part of the search to find the world's best mattress. I don't think that the Layla Hybrid Mattress will knock our reigning champion off its top spot any time soon, but it's got a lot to offer. I'd particularly recommend this mattress for side sleepers, light sleepers, and anyone in need of pressure relief.

I tested the Layla Hybrid Mattress for a few months at the start of the year. I scored it for comfort, support (especially around the edges), cooling, and motion isolation. I'm pleased to report that the Layla Hybrid Mattress performed well across the board. Plus, for a high-tech hybrid, it's not even that expensive.

Layla Hybrid Mattress review

Bear in mind that this box mattress is pretty heavy: it took two people to lift and carry a King-size Layla Hybrid Mattress up the stairs and into the bedroom. Once I opened the box and cut the plastic, it took around 24 hours for the smell of the mattress off-gassing to dissipate and for the bed to expand to its full size.

Layla Hybrid Mattress Specifications

A hand resting on the Layla Hybrid Mattress.

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SizesTwin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
Height 13"
Sleep trial120 nights
Warranty10 years
MSRP$1,299 - $1,899

Who would the Layla Hybrid Mattress suit?

The Layla Hybrid Mattress on a bed, dressed in green and pink bedding.

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  • Everyone: that's the benefit of a flippable mattress. I'd put the Layla Hybrid Mattress up there with the best mattress for a guest room: all you need to do is lift and flip to find your ideal firmness.
  • Side sleepers: even on the firmer side, the Layla Hybrid Mattress has plenty of give, ideal for side sleepers who like to sink into their mattress.
  • Hot sleepers: although the Layla Hybrid Mattress is topped with a layer of memory foam, it's infused with cooling copper to dissipate heat, wick moisture, and block odors.
  • Light sleepers: the Layla Hybrid Mattress has excellent motion isolation. If you share your bed with a pet or partner who gets in and out of bed earlier or later than you do, you shouldn't be disturbed by their comings and goings.

What is the Layla Hybrid Mattress like to sleep on?

Layla Hybrid Mattress against a gray wall.

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  • Comfort and support: the whole point of a flippable mattress is the custom comfort. There's a plush side and a firm side. On a firmness scale of 1 to 10, Layla rates their soft side a 4 and their firm side a 7 (though I'd say it's more like a 6). Since I appreciate a more supportive mattress, I started testing the firm side, and that's how I slept for most of the testing period. I found that the Layla Hybrid Mattress has more than enough give to cushion my neck, shoulders, hips, and knees, and sufficient support to keep my spine aligned. I found that I started to sink through the top layer of foam without much effort, so I slept most comfortably on my side. I wouldn't say that the Layla Hybrid Mattress is the best firm mattress I've ever tried: it's better for pressure relief than spinal support.
  • Breathability: as a hot sleeper, I was a little nervous to test the Layla Hybrid Mattress. I knew it was topped with memory foam, which tends to trap heat. On closer inspection, however, I found that the Layla Hybrid Mattress incorporates gel memory foam to better dissipate heat and wick moisture. Still, if you suffer from night sweats or hot flashes, you need a mattress to actively keep you cool. I recommend the Tempur-Pedic ProAdapt Hybrid Mattress.

The edge of the Layla Hybrid Mattress.

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  • Motion isolation: your average hybrid mattress has a bit of bounce, which makes it easier to get into and out of bed, but makes for a bit of motion transfer. That's why I was so impressed with the motion isolation on the Layla Hybrid Mattress. When my partner got out of bed in the morning or in the middle of the night, I couldn't feel it over on my side. I'd recommend the Layla Hybrid Mattress for light sleepers and anyone who shares their bed with a pet or partner.
  • Edge support: the Layla Hybrid Mattress is lined with supportive steel coils and double-lined around the sides to enhance edge support. I could comfortably sit on the side of the bed to apply lotion or tie my shoes without worrying that I'd start to slip, but I did create a big dip in the mattress. For a hybrid mattress with outstanding edge support, I recommend the WinkBeds Luxury Hybrid Mattress.
  • Sleep trial: the Layla Hybrid Mattress comes with a 120-night mattress sleep trial. That's just enough time to test your bed through several seasons before you commit to your purchase. If you're looking for a similar mattress with a longer sleep trial, I recommend the Nectar Premier Hybrid Mattress.
  • Warranty: the Layla Hybrid Mattress comes with a 10-year mattress warranty that protects against split seams and loss of mattress shape beyond one inch. 10 years might not sound quite as impressive as a lifetime warranty, but it's far more realistic. Even the best hybrid mattress won't last you much longer than a decade, and then you'll have to start looking for a new bed.

How does the Layla Hybrid Mattress rate online?

A corner of the Layla Hybrid Mattress.

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The Layla Hybrid Mattress boasts a 4.5 average star rating from 1,158 verified customer reviews. You can filter for reviews by keywords, including size, weight, and heat, if you're particularly concerned about any aspect of the mattress.

Happy customers praise the comfort and support of the Layla Hybrid Mattress. Almost everybody agrees that the flippable firmness is more than a gimmick: you can really tell the difference between each side of the bed. There are a smattering of more mixed reviews, most of which concern the firmness of the bed: some people think the Layla Hybrid Mattress feels too firm, while others think it feels too soft. Firmness is such a subjective thing, so I wouldn't let the odd review put you off your purchase.

Should I buy the Layla Hybrid Mattress?

Layla Hybrid Mattress beside a Layla mattress box against a gray wall.

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The Layla Hybrid Mattress retails for around $1,700 in a Queen-size. That's fairly affordable for a hybrid mattress, and you could always get it for less in the mattress sales. The flippable design allows for versatility without compromising quality, while the copper-infused foam enhances breathability. If you're looking for a mattress that feels soft, yet supportive, you should consider the Layla Hybrid Mattress.

How we test mattresses

The Layla Hybrid Mattress in its plastic wrap on a hall landing.

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We put a lot of thought into how we test mattresses. Our sleep experts sample beds for months, ideally through several seasons, to monitor their performance over time. We score each mattress against the same criteria: comfort; support; cooling properties; motion isolation; edge support; and weight-bearing capacity. We'd expect a hybrid mattress to score highly for support, comfort, and cooling, and not so well for motion isolation.

Some of our tests are subjective. The best way to assess the edge support of a mattress is to sit and sleep on the side of the bed and see how it feels. Other tests are more scientific. We use weights and water glasses to measure the motion isolation of a mattress. We also consider all the practical aspects of buying a bed, including mattress sleep trials and warranties.

Where possible, we compare our findings against verified customer reviews to show a range of perspectives on the same mattress. Finally, we bring it all back to the price of the bed to help you determine value for money.

Aleenah Ansari
Contributing Editor

Aleenah Ansari is a freelance writer covering travel, wellness, and tech products, especially from BIPOC-owned businesses, and she also works as a product marketing manager at Microsoft. Her stories have focused on everything from what to pack for an Everest Base Camp trek to Live Tinted's product launches rooted in community feedback. She's an avid solo traveller, hiker, and mural enthusiast, often looking for her next adventure in Seattle and beyond.