The Bear and Layla mattresses both offer unique features. Our comparison will help you to decide which one is right for you.
Bear and Layla both offer all-foam mattresses for those who prefer a memory foam feel. However, Bear designs their beds specifically for those with active lifestyles while Layla’s foam bed is flippable, meaning you get 2 firmness levels in one mattress.
Both of these bed-in-a-box mattresses are loved by consumers and this comparison will help you determine which one best meets your specific sleep needs.
Known to help relieve pressure points and aid in muscle recovery
Medium firm: 7.1/10
Memory foam with graphite gel
10-year limited warranty
Flippable memory foam mattress known to help people with back and joint pain
Soft side: 4-5/10; Firm side: 7/10
Copper-infused memory foam; flippable
Lifetime limited warranty
Take a look at how the Bear and Layla mattresses compare by size.
|Twin||39″ x 75″||38″ x 75″|
|Twin XL||39″ x 80″||38” x 80”|
|Full||54″ x 75″||54” x 75”|
|Queen||60″ x 80″||60” x 80”|
|King||76″ x 80″||76” x 80”|
|California King||72″ x 84″||72” x 84”|
Learn more about mattress sizes.
Check out the prices for each of the Bear and Layla mattresses.
Curious how the Bear and Layla line up across important criteria? Check out this side-by-side of our lab assessment scores.
|Motion Transfer Test||7.75||8.5|
|Edge Support Test||8.5||9|
|Pressure Relief Test||7||9|
|Spinal Alignment Test||8.5||8|
|Customer Service Score||9||9|
|Social Impact Score||6||3|
With such close scores in our lab evaluation, neither mattress is clearly better than the other; however, some sleepers might prefer one over the other. When deciding which to buy, think about your sleeping position, budget, sleep environment, and preferred buying experience.
Your sleeping position plays a big role in choosing the right firmness level of your mattress. Side sleepers need enough cushion to relieve pressure on shoulders and hips. Back and stomach sleepers need a combination of light cushion and support.
Bear’s memory foam mattress is 6.5/10 on the firmness scale, which suits most sleeping positions. It’s not too firm for side sleepers, but not so soft that your spine is misaligned. It works well for the average sleeper, although side sleepers should take note of Layla’s significantly higher score for pressure relief.
Layla’s mattress has two firmness levels—the soft side is 4/10 on the firmness scale, and the firm side is 7/10. Side sleepers will prefer the soft side, and stomach and back sleepers will like the firm side. You can try both sides to see which works best for you, regardless of how you sleep.
Combination sleepers will be pleased to learn that both mattresses received sky-high scores for responsiveness. Layla earned 9.5/10 and Bear earned 9/10, so you can expect both beds to quickly adjust to changes in position while you sleep.
Budget-conscious shoppers will pay less for a Bear mattress. Layla’s mattress costs aren’t more than $200 higher than Bear’s, and both companies have relatively affordable price-points for memory foam mattresses. They also both offer financing through Affirm, so you can make monthly payments on your new mattress.
If you sleep with a partner or pet, a mattress with low motion transfer ensures that you won’t be disrupted by the movements of those sharing your bed. In this category, Layla scored higher than Bear, with 9/10 in our evaluation. That makes it a better choice for light sleepers or those concerned about being jostled by nighttime movements.
Hot sleepers and those in warmer climates need a bed that keeps them cool. Traditional memory foam has a reputation for trapping heat beneath sleepers’ bodies, and Bear confronts this challenge by incorporating multiple clinically-tested cooling technologies. It scored 9/10 for cooling, while Layla scored 7/10, so those with night sweats or warm environments will feel more comfortable on a Bear mattress.
Both mattress companies provide free shipping and returns in the continental US. If you choose not to keep your Bear or Layla mattress, you’ll get a free refund (minus original shipping costs for residents of Alaska and Hawaii). Both companies also pick up your returned mattress and donate them to local charities.
Bear and Layla each offer standard sleep trial periods. Bear gives you 100-nights, and Layla gives you 120-nights. If you want more time to make your decision, Layla is the better choice. Layla also offers a Lifetime Warranty, while Bear gives you 10 years of coverage. If you are concerned about defects past 10 years, you’ll want to opt for Layla’s mattress.
We love both of these memory foam mattresses. Whichever you choose, we’re confident that you’ll sleep soundly and wake rested!
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