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I've been obsessed with writing about “beds-in-a-box” and all the reasons to buy a mattress online. So I was super excited to get the opportunity to review a Layla Sleep mattress so I have firsthand knowledge just how easy and convenient the process is.
Can you believe that there is a king-sized mattress in this box on my front porch? My family didn't believe it either, so we scheduled a mattress unveiling party at my mom's house for Memorial Day.
LaylaSleep.com will deliver mattresses directly to your door for free, but should you decide to take it elsewhere (you'll see in a second why my mom needed this new mattress way worse than I did), the box will fit in most cars. Above is a photo of the box in my Nissan Rogue with plenty of room to spare. I must warn you though that box is quite heavy so requires two people to carry it. If you live alone, you may have to push/pull the box as I don't think I could lift it on my own, although the other mattresses sizes available (Twin, Twin XL, Full and/or Queen) may be lighter weight.
My mom bought her current bed 28 years ago when she got married to Dave. And it was used when she bought it! She claims it was “like new” at the time so I'm aging this mattress to be around 30 years old. The National Sleep Foundation says you should replace your mattress every 5-7 years, or if you have a good mattress, that can last 9-10 years. Obviously my mom has been in need of a new mattress for a long time!
I took a photo of the “vintage” mattress tag before we hauled it to the dump: Serta Perfect Sleeper Imperial King Size 3 Piece Set $339.50. A new Serta Perfect Sleeper King Size mattress now runs around $1000, and that doesn't include the box spring set.
The instructions to set up the Layla mattress are simple:
Below is our Layla mattress unboxing video. My brother, with help from my sister-in-law, took the mattress out of the box, and then my brother and mom unrolled the Layla mattress. There was a lot of plastic wrapped around the mattress holding it in place.
The whole Layla mattress set up took under 5 minutes! And I was the first one to test it out as you can see me jumping on the bed to be the first one to lay on it. My whole family was amazed!
The Layla mattress offers “dual firmness”. It defaulted open to the softer side which includes 3″ of copper-infused memory foam, which we kept it on, but if you like a more firm mattress, you can flip to the side with 1″ of copper-infused memory foam for more firmness.
We all took turns laying on the Layla mattress. Above is my cute niece, Greenleigh.
And my cute niece, Emerson, after Mom made the bed. She went out shopping for new bedding after this photo! I told Mom that I wanted a report the next day on how she and her husband slept on the new Layla mattress….
Dave was so anxious to try out the new mattress that he shut the TV off right at 10:00 pm and skipped watching the news and weather. He never misses the weather report! The mattress is soft but firm, hard to explain, that it feels so soft against your body, but supports you at the same time. Dave has had trouble with his shoulder bothering him when he sleeps and said it didn’t hurt at all last night. We both enjoyed a good night’s rest on our new Layla mattress!
Layla's memory foam is infused with copper which improves circulation, reduces joint inflammation and helps relieve pain and stiffness as well as keeps you cooler at night. Dave was excited to not have shoulder pain at night anymore!
So would our family recommend Layla mattress? Heck, yes! And if you don't take our word for how good the Layla mattree is, here's ten other reasons to buy a Layla Mattress….
10 Reasons To Buy A Layla Mattress
- Made in the USA (my brother commented that this was important on Memorial Day)
- 4 Months Risk Free Trial (try the mattress in home for free for 120 days)
- 100% Money Back Guarantee (if you don't love your mattress, they will arrange for a local shelter to pick it up and give you a full refund)
- Free Shipping (no need to borrow your brother's pickup to haul a mattress from a store)
- 0% APR Financing (sleep now, pay later starting at $42 per month)
- Lifetime Warranty (yes, lifetime! No other mattress companies offer that)
- Double-Sided (choose from soft or firm)
- Copper Infused Memory Foam (provides healing benefits)
- Thermo-Gel Infused Cover (included with mattress to keep you cooler)
- Fun! (fun to setup and fun to sleep on)