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Many sleepers struggle with overheating at night. After all, waking up in a pool of sweat is never fun. This is our Layla vs. Brooklyn Aurora bed comparison, a head to head battle against two of the top cooling beds on the market.
Brooklyn Bedding knows a thing or two about sleeping hot, after all their brand is based out of Arizona. They created the Aurora to help locals sleepers battle sleep heat, but this opportunity is available to sleepers everywhere.
Layla Sleep has infused their foams with copper to enhance not only cooling but pressure relief as well. As the copper cells come under pressure they become firmer, allowing the bed to better support and contour the sleepers curves.
Hot sleepers, which will it be? The decision is yours, but don’t forget, for a more in-depth review of these products, click the links below:
Quick Comparison: Layla vs. Aurora
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- Double-sided firmness
- Copper-infused memory foam
- 120-nights trial period
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- Enhanced cooling properties
- Luxury bed at an affordable price
- Three firmness choices
Comparing Construction (Materials & Quality)
Your new mattress has been vacuum sealed so it can fit inside the box it is shipped in. After bringing the packaging inside and opening it up, customers should quickly notice how temperature cool the cover of this bed is. This covering is blended with polyester, viscose, and lycra, as well as the brand's cooling ThermoGel® technology,
The review will analyze Layla as placed in the Medium-Soft configuration.
- The top, underneath the cover is the 3-inch extra cooling, copper-infused foam. This layer fosters great comfort and pressure relief.
- The second foam, this layer incorporates an “egg crate” convoluted support foam. This is 2 inches thick and helps air pass through the mattress more freely.
- Three layers deep is found a base foam standing 4.5-inches tall base. This design helps support sleepers.
- The last layer is 1-inch thick and is made from the copper-infused memory material. This is the same as the top but this forms the Firm setting of Layla.
Brooklyn Aurora Construction
Brooklyn Bedding ships this luxury mattress from their factory in Pheonix. It is vacuum sealed in a box before being dropped off at your residence for no additional charge.
Phase-change thermo knitting is used with the cotton blend cover. This material functions to conform to the temperature of the sleepers anatomy for the purpose of retaining a regulated temperature that should be few degrees cooler than the room. This fabric protects the 13 inches of materials beneath.
- The top layer, 1.5-inches of Copper Gel Energex™ foam are integrated with a tech called TitanCool™. This responsive material helps wash away pressure areas and diminish sleeping temperatures.
- The next layer delivers TitanFlex™ foam, a 2-inch material. This is the company's answer to latex, as it is highly responsive and elastic. It adds significant bounce as well as gentle contouring.
- The middle, this 1-inch layer of foam helps transition the body’s weight into the coils beneath. This is called swirl visco-elastic memory foam.
- This fourth layer introduces an 8-inch unit of Quantum Edge™ pocketed coils. These should provide great support and reinforce the perimeter so sleepers can maximize their sleeping surface.
- The base, 1-inch of polyfoam that protects the mattress cover and coils.
Comparing Firmness (Support & Feel)
Both of these beds offer multiple firmness options, but for sake of this comparison, this review will look at the Medium-Soft for Layla and the Medium for Aurora. Sleep Advisor's firmness scale represents our mattress ratings on a scale from 1 to 10, with a 10 being like sleeping on a rock. The Medium-Soft Layla scores at a 4 while the Medium Aurora scores at a 5.
For combination sleepers, the Aurora is the more responsive of these two beds, so it may better suit your needs if you flip-flop at night. Its firmness might also better suite an assortment of sleeping positions as it is closer to the middle of our scale.
Both brands make a great choice for whatever sleeping position you prefer. For back sleepers, either option should contour to the small of your back, cushioning the areas between your hips and shoulders. Likewise, side sleepers can enjoy the pressure relief that both these beds provide for their shoulders and hips.
Some side sleepers might favor the Layla, but it is important to remember that Aurora comes in a Soft version as well. Either of these should work for higher pressure relief needs.
Getting the support you need in your hips can be difficult for stomach sleepers. If these medium feeling options are too soft for you, flip the Layla to its Firm side for more support, or if you are interested in the Aurora, the Firm might work better for you.
Comparing Sinkage and Bounce
The Aurora is going to have a lot of bounce that makes repositioning a snap. This is also a great bed if you are looking to spice up your sex life. As far as sinkage goes, sleepers can expect to rest in a shallow cradle.
Layla has pretty much zero bounce to it but the thicker support material provides a nice firm base that sleepers can push off of to facilitate repositioning. This bed provides a deep conforming hug that relieves pressure in those more curvy areas.
Comparing Motion Transfer
Considering the fact that foam materials do an excellent job at stopping motion, Layla scores high in this regard. If this bed were a goalie and motion is the ball, it is shutting out the other team night after night. So when it comes to you staying asleep when your partner gets back into bed, its lights out and goodnight — you should not feel a thing.
The Aurora is an extremely bouncy bed, but what may surprise some folks is that bounce does not always equate to surface movement. The pocket coils are designed to maintain motion at its source and this bed does just that. Some bounce is bound to make it across the bed, but the majority of sleepers are going to sleep right through the night.
Comparing Edge Support
Sleeping on the side of the bed can be annoying and uncomfortable, especially if it compresses and leaves you feeling like you might tumble off. Layla does not have any type of reinforcement along the edges but should do an above average job at keeping sleepers supported along the perimeter.
When it comes to compressed, boxed beds with reinforced edges, the Aurora uses some top-grade technology. This bed should keep you, your partner, and even a few fluffy friends comfortable, even if you end up along the edge.
Layla vs. the Brooklyn Aurora Compared Side-by-Side
|Cover||Polyester blended with viscose, lycra, and ThermoGel®||Cotton blended with phase change thermo knitting|
|Materials||Copper-infused memory foam, high-density poly foam, convoluted support foam||Copper Gel Energex™ Foam, TitanFlex™, Swirl Visco-Elastic Memory Foam, Quantum Edge™
Pocketed Coils, Base Foam
|Cooling||Copper wicks away memory foam heat, and the convoluted layer promotes airflow.||Phase change cooling cover, gel in memory foam, coils, copper in foam|
|Firmness||4 or 7/10||5/10|
|Sinkage||Deep Hug||Gentle Cradle|
|Trial Period||120 nights||120 nights|
|Adjustable Base Compatible||Yes||Yes|
|Shipping||Ships to U.S. and Canada||Free shipping in the contiguous US. Delivery fee for Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada. White Glove Delivery often available at showrooms|
|Made in the USA||Yes||Yes|
|Size||Layla Price (w/o discount)||Brooklyn Aurora Price (w/o discount)|
Should I Buy Layla or the Brooklyn Aurora?
Here are some final reminders that will hopefully make your decision easier.
We Would Recommend Buying Layla if You are Looking for:
- Motion isolation. This bed’s materials trap motion keeping you asleep and unaware of your partner's nighttime bathroom breaks.
- A foam feel. Foams, especially memory materials have a great rep for wiping away pressure points. This bed should not disappoint those folks looking for the deep hug that this material offers.
- Firmness options at home. With dual firmness, you should be able to flip the bed over to find your perfect fit. If Medium-Soft is too soft for your sleeping preference, simply flip the bed over to the Firm side.
We Would Recommend Buying the Brooklyn Aurora if You are Looking for:
- A cool sleeping experience. Brooklyn Bedding pulls out all of the stops for cooling in their Aurora, creating a bed that should keep you comfortable all night long, especially if you sleep hot.
- Bounce. The individually pocketed coils provide a healthy amount of bounce that should make repositioning a breeze and bedroom activities a ball.
- Specific firmness options. Customers can order this product in 1 of three firmness options: Soft, Medium, and Firm.
Both of these brands put up a fair fight. What it really comes down to is preference. Are you looking for a hybrid with some extreme bounce or a motion isolating memory foam experience? Either way, hot sleepers should love either of these options.
Remember to read our in-depth reviews on these products if you are still struggling to make a decision. Happy shopping!
Author: Sarah Cummings
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