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Our Layla vs. Casper Mattress Comparison for 2020 compares the dual-sided bed against the brand that made their start in 2014 and has left a giant dent in the industry in just a few short years.
The recently redesigned Layla offers a dual-sided memory bed with copper infused foams and a ThermoGel®cover for enhanced cooling, which works to make a bed that fits a wide variety of sleepers.
Casper Mattress is a recognizable name in the bedding industry. The brand makes three models, but this mattress is their flagship mattress and arguably their most popular option and aims to deliver zoned support adaptable to many kinds of sleepers
It is a foam on foam battle, stick around to see who comes out on top. Who do you think will win this competition?
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Quick Comparison: Layla vs. Casper
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- Double-sided firmness
- Copper-infused memory foam
- 120-nights trial period
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- For every sleeping position and weight class
- More bounce for a foam bed
- Quick responsiveness
Comparing Construction (Materials & Quality)
A shipping company drops this bed off at your home air sealed in plastic and compressed in a cardboard box. Layla uses a lycra, polyester, and viscose mix with ThermoGel® for enhanced cooling in their cover. The Soft firmness is indicated with the gray and white hexagon patterned cover, while the Firm is the charcoal and black side.
The cover zips off for facilitated washing and beneath it are four layers that make up this 10-inch mattress.
- The first layer, the top 3-inches are a copper-infused memory material that wipes away pressure and enhances the materials support through its copper cell technology, which increases in resistance as the bed takes on more pressure.
- The next section, 2 inches of convoluted support foam are shaped like egg crates to promote an increase in airflow and comfort. This particular shape helps the mattress breath easy by allowing air to circulate freely through this layer.
- The third layer, 4.5 inches of base support foam are introduced in this layer. This material’s function is in the name, it supports the sleeper for a sturdy and comfortable night’s rest.
- The final layer is just like the top copper-infused memory material, though this one is less thick, at only 1-inch. The difference in thickness allows the base support layer to provide this side with a more firm feel.
The reverse order of these layers makes up the Firm side.
This is a memory and polyfoam mattress that ships to the customers home inside of a box. Once the bed has inflated on the bed frame, sleepers are free to lay down and experience Casper’s two-toned, soft polyester cover. Beneath this, customers should be able to feel 10 inches of materials conforming to their body.
The following list includes the four layers of materials used for this product.
- The top layer uses a 1.5-inch open-cell comfort foam. This is a breathable material, keeping the surface from overheating at night. It is also fairly responsive, allowing sleepers to easily reposition.
- The next layer uses a 1.5-inch high-density memory material. By using memory foam in the second layer, heat retention is less likely to buildup on the surface.
- The following layer is called Zoned Support™. This is a 1.5-inch transition layer that has been zoned to promote better support and alignment.
- The final layer forms the foundations and uses a 5-inch foam that is denser for better durability. This fosters the overall support for both the bed and the sleeper.
Comparing Firmness (Support & Feel)
We rate mattresses on a scale that looks at firmness on a range from 1 to 10, with a 10 being as hard as a slab of concrete. Layla’s Soft side scores at a 4 on this scale, while the Firm end ranks at a 7. The Casper scores in the middle at a 6.
Let’s discuss these scores some more and what these different feels can offer.
When laying on the Soft side of Layla, sleepers should experience a deep hug that cradles their curves. This should be a great feel for side sleepers looking for extra pressure relief but would work well for combination sleepers as well. The copper used in these foams has been designed to stiffen up under pressure, allowing this memory bed to have improved support and spinal alignment.
The Firm side of Layla could be especially great for folks who sleep on their stomachs or those who like to sleep on their back as it offers some extra support. Both sides of the Layla are slower to respond but the firm may give combinations sleepers an easier time while moving around as it is firmer and easier to push off.
Casper has a responsive top layer that may help it edge ahead for combination sleepers. This material facilitates repositioning and eases sleepers into the memory layer beneath.
The feel of Casper sits somewhere in between both sides of the Layla. This could be a great option for couples with different sleep preferences and offers a more adaptable feel that leaves both partners in a gentle cradle. Overall, this should allow customers of all sleeping positions to rest comfortably.
There are to key features in particular that help Casper stand out from the competition. The brand has included a zoned support system to help maximize spinal alignment. They have also placed the memory foam in the second layer, a design that helps mitigate memory foam heat buildup in the surface.
Comparing Sinkage and Bounce
Neither of these options sports much bounce, though the responsive top layer on Casper does make it slightly buoyant. This makes it ideal for combination sleepers who move around during the night.
Sleepers should feel themselves sink into Layla’s soft side and may experience a deep memory foam hug, while the Firmer side fosters less sinkage and should feel more like a gentle cradle.
On the other side of the argument, Casper allows sleepers to gradually sink into the materials, fostering a gentle cradling feel. The zoned support features in this option are designed to allow sleeper’s hips to gain more support and should feel like their weight is being evenly distributed over the bed’s surface.
Comparing Motion Transfer
When it comes to motion isolation, foam beds may be the way to go. Both of these models do a top-notch job at trapping movements to one side, though the Layla may perform just a hair (and we mean a hair) better, as it uses memory material throughout a bulk of its construction. Memory materials are well known for its motion isolating properties.
Either one you choose, the next time someone hops into bed in the middle of the night, you should keep on sleeping unaware they were ever even gone.
Comparing Edge Support
Bed-in-a-box brands often do not score as well in this area, seeing as they are designed to compress to fit inside of their packaging. Both of these options uphold the industry standard and actually do fairly well for an all foam bed.
Sleepers should feel secure sleeping along the edges. While there may be some slight compression when sitting along the edge, both options are more than supportive enough to hold the vast majority of sleepers.
Layla vs. Casper Compared Side-by-Side
|Cover||Polyester blended with viscose, lycra, and ThermoGel®||Polyester|
|Materials||Copper-infused memory foam, high-density poly foam, convoluted support foam||Open-Cell Foam, High-Density Memory Foam, Zoned Transition Foam, Durable Support Foam|
|Cooling||Copper wicks away memory foam heat, and the convoluted layer promotes airflow.||Open-Cell Foam|
|Firmness||4 or 7/10||6/10|
|Sinkage||Deep Hug||Gentle Cradle|
|Trial Period||120 nights||100 nights|
|Adjustable Base Compatible||Yes||Yes|
|Shipping||Ships to U.S. and Canada||This item ships free to the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. White Glove service is available to shoppers in the contiguous United States and southern Ontario, Canada.|
|Made in the USA||Yes||Most materials are made in the USA, the protector is assembled in Mexico.|
|Size||Layla Price (w/o discount)||Casper Price (w/o discount)|
Should I Buy Layla or Casper?
You may be thinking that these brands are fairly similar but that is not necessarily true. Provided below are some key differences that could help you decide and find the best bed for you.
We Would Recommend Buying Layla if You are Looking for:
- Dual-sided firmness. It’s like having two mattresses in one. Layla can be easily switched between a Soft and Firm setting.
- A more memory foam feel. The memory material in the surface layer should be immediately felt by sleepers. This material fosters that deep hugging, memory feel that many sleepers love.
- Cooling. With a cooling gel embedded into cover and copper within the foams, sleeping on Laya should be a notably cool experience for a memory bed.
We Would Recommend Buying Casper if You are Looking for:
- A responsive foam bed. This is a great thing to look for if you are a combination sleeper. The responsive top on Casper makes moving around and repositioning a breeze.
- Optimal support. With zoned technology used for the third layer, sleepers could expect to rest on a more supportive surface. The materials in this product target the hips to make sure they are kept aligned with the rest of your body.
- Upgrade options. Although the Casper itself does not come in different makes and models. The brand Casper has two additional beds with the Essential and Casper Wave mattresses if the Casper Mattress is not what you are searching for.
Both Casper and Layla offer a quality sleeping option at fairly comparable prices. Layla has the benefit of dual-sided firmness for different specific needs, while Casper’s one side may work for a wider margin of sleepers.
So which bed won you over?
We think both are good options, but if you are still struggling to find which product works for you, remember you can check out our in-depth reviews for these products.
Author: Sleep Advisor
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