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The Essential by Layla

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A lean and simple mattress design built to be super durable, long-lasting, and easy to care for.

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  • Measurements
    Twin:

    Dimensions: 38" W x 75" L x 9" H
    Weight: 28.9 lbs

    Twin XL:

    Dimensions: 38" W x 80" L x 9" H
    Weight: 30.6 lbs

    Full:

    Dimensions: 54" W x 75" L x 9" H
    Weight: 40.8 lbs

    Queen:

    Dimensions: 60" W x 80" L x 9" H
    Weight: 48.5 lbs

    King:

    Dimensions: 76" W x 80" L x 9" H
    Weight: 61.3 lbs

    Cal King:

    Dimensions: 72" W x 84" L x 9" H
    Weight: 61.0 lbs

    Manufactured
    Made in USA
    Trial
    120 Night Trial
    Warranty
    10 Year Warranty
    Care Instructions
    Spot clean or dry clean is preferred to maintain the soft, plush feel of the cover. Otherwise, machine wash cold on a gentle cycle and tumble dry on a delicate, low heat (although we recommend air drying to avoid fabric pilling). Additional covers are available.
    Materials
    Cover Fabric:

    98% Polyester, 2% Lycra

    Top Layer:

    2.5 lb density / 9 lb ILD Open Cell +

    Bottom Layer:

    1.5 lb density / 35 lb ILD Polyurethane

  • Free Shipping
    Shipping is free to your doorstep in 48 states *
    Packages Dimensions & Weights:
    Twin:

    Package Dimensions: 17" W x 17" L x 43" H
    Package Weight: 36.1 lbs

    Twin XL:

    Package Dimensions: 17" W x 17" L x 43" H
    Package Weight: 37.8 lbs

    Full:

    Package Dimensions: 17" W x 17" L x 43" H
    Package Weight: 48.0 lbs

    Queen:

    Package Dimensions: 17" W x 17" L x 43" H
    Package Weight: 55.7 lbs

    King:

    Package Dimensions: 17" W x 17" L x 43" H
    Package Weight: 68.5 lbs

    Cal King:

    Package Dimensions: 17" W x 17" L x 43" H
    Package Weight: 68.2 lbs

    Money Back Guarantee - 100% refund
    within 120 nights of purchase
    Manufacturing Time
    1-3 business days **
    Shipping in-transit time
    Varies by location
    Shipping method
    FedEx Home Delivery to your doorstep

    **In order to ensure the highest quality, mattresses are made to order. This means, from the time you place your order we will get right to work on crafting your mattress and preparing it for shipment. This process typically takes 1-3 business days and transit times to your delivery address will vary based on location.

    *Shipping fees to Canada, Hawaii, and Alaska are non-refundable, but hey, if you live in such a cool place we’re sure you’ll see the glass as half full.

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    Will the Essential Mattress work with an adjustable base?
    Can I wash the mattress cover?
    What type of foundation or mattress base do I need for the Essential Mattress?
  • Mar 1, 2024

    Addison

    Verified Buyer
    5.0 star rating

    A

    Sleep Time:6-8

    Sleep Habits:Sometimes with a partner

    this mattress exceeded my expectations!! spent much more on a different brand that I ended up disliking and returning, and spent hours researching and...

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    Jan 10, 2024

    Anthony L.

    Verified Buyer
    5.0 star rating

    A

    Sleep Time:6-8

    Sleep Habits:Sometimes with a partner

    Age:18-24

    Good medium feel not to firm not to soft. Sleep great every night

    Dec 18, 2023

    Nick

    N

    Sleep Time:4-6

    Sleep Habits:Always with a partner

    Age:25-34

    Good mattress at a great price

    Oct 30, 2023

    Kobi

    K

    Sleep Time:6-8

    Sleep Habits:Always with a partner

    Age:55-64

    I love that this is designed to relieve pressure point pain

    Oct 30, 2023

    Kaitlyn T.

    K

    Sleep Time:6-8

    Sleep Habits:Always with a partner

    Age:35-44

    Cooling power

    I love that it has 3x more cooling power than regular mattresses!

    Jul 19, 2023

    Sarah

    Verified Buyer
    5.0 star rating

    S

    Sleep Time:8-10

    Sleep Habits:Always with a partner

    Age:25-34

    If you’re scrolling and thinking about making this purchase, scroll no longer and add to cart! Best purchase ever, super affordable and has already si...

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The Essential by Layla®

A lean and simple mattress design, rich in performance features where it counts. Built to be super durable, long lasting, and easy to care for. An affordable mattress that isn’t cheaply made.

Cooling Cooling
Air Flow Air Flow
Support Support
Durability Durability
FOAM

Circle Open Cell + Cooling Memory Foam

Square Hi-Flow Base Foam

FABRIC

Square Hexagon Stitched Cover

FEEL

Meter Medium sink and hug What does this mean?

SIZES & SPECIFICATIONS
Twin38" W x 75" L x 9" H28.9 lbs
Twin XL38" W x 80" L x 9" H30.6 lbs
Full54" W x 75" L x 9" H40.8 lbs
Queen60" W x 80" L x 9" H48.5 lbs
King76" W x 80" L x 9" H61.3 lbs
Cal King72" W x 84" L x 9" H61.0 lbs
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Cooling Cooling
Air Flow Air Flow
Support Support
Durability Durability
FOAM

Circle Open Cell + Cooling Memory Foam

Square Hi-Flow Base Foam

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FABRIC

Square Hexagon Stitched Cover

FEEL

Meter Medium sink and hug What does this mean?

SIZES & SPECIFICATIONS
Twin38" W x 75" L x 9" H28.9 lbs
Twin XL38" W x 80" L x 9" H30.6 lbs
Full54" W x 75" L x 9" H40.8 lbs
Queen60" W x 80" L x 9" H48.5 lbs
King76" W x 80" L x 9" H61.3 lbs
Cal King72" W x 84" L x 9" H61.0 lbs
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COOLING TECHNOLOGY

What makes Layla Open Cell +
memory foam so cool?

We utilize a proprietary foam manufacturing process that applies constant variable pressure to the foam as it forms its shape. This process is called VPF®, and it results in a perfectly formed foam layer every time.

Because the tiny cell structures inside the foam are perfectly formed, the microscopic passageways that move air through the foam layer are unobstructed which allows for maximum airflow through foam... this is the key ingredient in ensuring a cool sleep experience on memory foam.

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VARIABLE PRESSURE FOAMING

Unobstructed open cells within the foam

Promotes maximum airflow

Results in 3x more cooling

What is Variable Pressure Foaming and why is it beneficial?

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VARIABLE PRESSURE FOAMING

Unobstructed open cells within the foam

Promotes maximum airflow

Results in 3x more cooling

Variable Pressure Foaming is a proprietary process that uses an enclosed chamber to maintain constant atmospheric conditions, delivering a consistently high quality, perfectly formed foam every time.

Virtually zero emissions
No CFCs (Chlorofluorocarbons)
No blowing agents that can be harmful to the environment

Cooling Zoom

MATTRESS COOLING: BREATHABILITY

3x airflow means more breathability,
which means more cooling.

At its core, airflow is the number one attribute that keeps a mattress cool. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to keep a mattress cool without ample airflow. Our testing has proven that our Open Cell + memory foam with its perfectly formed and unobstructed airflow cells cools three times more than conventional mattress foams.

Cooling Zoom
3x airflow
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Pressure Relief? Of course.
And extremely durable too.

Because our proprietary Open Cell + memory foam is perfectly formed every time, you are guaranteed to get the maximum support benefit in a foam layer that is also more durable and lasts longer than typical conventional memory foams.

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MATTRESS SUPPORT: PRESSURE POINT RELIEF

The Essential Mattress relieves
pressure points in all the right places.

The most common cause of morning pain is a mattress that inadequately supports your body as you rest. When your mattress doesn’t support you in the right places, it leads to contortion of the neck and spine which takes its toll over the many hours that you sleep, and the end result is waking up in pain.

Morning pain is unacceptable, so the Essential mattress has this very thing in mind at the core of its design. With just the right amount of sink to hug and support your shoulders and hips, but enough firmness so you don’t feel “trapped in the mud”, this mattress is perfectly balanced to keep your body aligned so you can rest properly.

MATTRESS SUPPORT: IFD RETENTION

Proven more durable and longer
lasting than other mattress foams.

How durable is the Essential Mattress? After 40,000 cycles of repetitive pounding to measure how much support is lost, The Essential Mattress held up and is ready for much more.

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  • 95%

    Open Cell + memory foam

  • 60%

    Conventional memory foam

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  • 95%

    Open Cell + memory foam

  • 60%

    Conventional memory foam

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HEALTH AND SAFETY

Certified for you and yours,
and better for our planet.

We’re doing our part to produce products that exceed certification qualifications as safe to bring into your home.

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CertiPUR-US® certified foams are:

Made without ozone depleters

Made without PBDEs or the following Tris flame retardants: TCEP, TDBPP, TDCPP or TEPA

Made without mercury, lead, and other heavy metals

Made without formaldehyde

Made without phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission

Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million)

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CertiPUR-US® is a certification program administered by a nonprofit organization.

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Hexagon fabric... It doesn’t just
look and feel amazing.

The hexagons in the fabric are slightly raised, and they feel wonderful under the sheets. Also super durable, stain resistant, and easy to zip off and launder. But best of all, the Essential Mattress cover aids in cooling.

MATTRESS COOLING: HEXAGON FABRIC

We didn’t overlook the cover, and that’s more important than you may think.

We’ve crafted the Essential Mattress cover with a fabric that’s both light and durable, and we’ve applied hexagon stitching throughout to add more fabric pores that keep air flowing across the mattress layers. And a bit of stretch woven into the cover allows those pores to stretch and widen under body weight which boosts air flow when you need it most.

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Hexagon HEXAGON FABRIC

Maximum airflow through fabric pores

Fabric stretch opens airflow pores under body weight

COOLING HEXAGON FABRIC
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Hexagon HEXAGON COVER
Stain resistant
Super durable
Zips off for easy laundering
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Delivered to your door.

Layla mattresses are boxed and delivered conveniently to your front door at no cost to you*.

*Canada, AK, & HI excluded

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Two free pillows. Not just any pillows.

You get two Layla® Memory Foam Pillows with any size Layla Mattress. Why? Because our pillows and mattresses are the perfect pairing. How could we not? And the pillows are yours to keep, even if you return the mattress. Returns are fast and free - 100% money back.

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Essential Mattress FAQs

  • Firmness and softness ratings are very subjective, but based on our testing and customer feedback the Essential mattress can be considered a medium/firm with just enough hug to support your body at critical pressure points, and enough firmness so you don’t feel that “too soft - stuck in the mud” feeling that many get from memory foam.

  • All foams used in the Essential Mattress are CertiPur-US® certified. The base layer is poly foam, and the top layer of the mattress (nearest your body) is Open Cell + memory foam, a proprietary cooling foam that has undergone rigorous testing for airflow and durability.

  • The Essential by Layla is crafted in the United States of America

  • The Essential Mattress will take its shape within minutes of unboxing and you can sleep on it right away should you desire. It will take up to 24 hours for the mattress to reach its fully expanded size and shape.

  • The Essential Mattress is crafted to order, meaning we make the mattress when you order it so it’s not sitting around on a shelf for months. It typically takes 1-3 business days to manufacture and package your mattress. Once shipped, transit times will take from 2-5 business days depending on your location. The most current manufacturing times are listed on the product detail page.

  • Yes indeed. The Essential by Layla conforms perfectly to an adjustable base.

  • Yes. We always recommend dry cleaning to maintain the plush and soft feel of the mattress cover, and if laundering at home use a gentle cycle and low heat dryer setting. You may also purchase additional, or replacement covers by contacting us.

  • You can put your Essential Mattress on any suitable base, and it is perfect for a murphy bed or adjustable base. If you’re using a box spring, a platform bed, or any other slatted base, the slats should be no more than 4 inches apart to avoid deforming of the foam (this is true for ANY foam mattress on a slatted base).

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Platform Bed

built with life in mind

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Adjustable Base Plus

comfort, flexibility, technology

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durable construction

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Bed Frame

modern and discreet

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  • Size: Twin Twin XL Full Queen King Cal King
    Dimensions: 38" W x 75" L x 9" H 38" W x 80" L x 9" H 54" W x 75" L x 9" H 60" W x 80" L x 9" H 76" W x 80" L x 9" H 72" W x 84" L x 9" H
    Weight: 28.9 lbs 30.6 lbs 40.8 lbs 48.5 lbs 61.3 lbs 61.0 lbs

  • Made in USA

  • 120 Night Trial

  • 10 Year Warranty

  • Spot clean or dry clean is preferred to maintain the soft, plush feel of the cover. Otherwise, machine wash cold on a gentle cycle and tumble dry on a delicate, low heat (although we recommend air drying to avoid fabric pilling). You may purchase additional or replacement covers by contacting us at contacting support.