The Nolah Original 10 Vs Layla Memory Foam Mattress

Shopping for a new mattress can be a confusing experience. With so many brands and so much choice available. We compare and contrast the Nolah Original 10 mattress against the Layla Memory Foam mattress to help you make an informed decision on your next mattress.

Disclaimer: This comparison is based on publicly available information sourced from www.nolahmattress.com and www.laylasleep.com on the 10th day of December 2019.

Comparison Table

 

Nolah 10” Original

Layla Memory Foam

Type of Mattress

High-Resilience Pressure Relief Foam

Memory Foam / Poly-Foam

100% Made in the U.S.A.

Yes – 100% made in the U.S.A.

Made in the U.S.A.

Materials and Construction

3-Layer / 100% High-Resilience Foam

4-Layer Memory Foam / Poly-Foam

Price for Queen Size

$894

$899

Trial Period

120 Nights

120 Nights

Free Shipping & Return

Yes

Yes

Length of Warranty

15-year

Lifetime

Firmness

Medium

Soft and Firm (Flippable)


Nolah Original 10 Vs Layla - What to Compare?

The Type of Mattress

The type of mattress you choose ought to come down to your sleep needs. First, determine what kind of sleeper you are. Do you sleep on your side or your back? Do you sleep on your tummy and then on your side? Once you discover your sleep style, mattress shopping will become a lot easier. The Layla mattress is designed to suit all sleep styles; back sleepers, side sleepers, stomach sleepers, and combi sleepers. However, the Nolah Original 10 is designed with side sleepers in mind and to provide extra pressure relief on the hips and shoulders for an overall comfier sleep. One-size does not fit all, choosing a mattress that is tailored to your individual sleep needs ensures far greater comfort and improved sleep health than an ‘off-the-rack’ mattress.   

The Country of Origin

With consumers becoming more ethically minded when shopping, buying American made products is an act of patriotism. Supporting local businesses ensures a healthy local economy, therefore, buying American made salutes your friends, neighbors and local businesses. Therefore, you’ll be glad to know that Nolah is 100% American made. All the materials used in their mattresses, foam, and cover are 100% made and assembled in the USA. Layla states that ‘a lot’ of their memory foam is poured in California and Georgia with final assembly taking place in Arizona.

Nolah 10 Original

Layla Memory Foam

100% Made in the U.S.A.

Made in the U.S.A.


Materials and Construction

The Layla Memory Foam mattress is made of poly-foam and conventional memory foam containing heat-trapping viscoelastic chemicals that absorb and store heat during sleep. Layla’s memory foam is copper-infused memory foam. Poly-foam is a conventional foam, similar to what you’d find in a couch cushion or ‘egg crate’ mattress topper. Poly-foam is made from compounds acquired from petrochemicals and while lightweight, a poly-foam mattress will have a shorter lifespan than AirFoam™. The poly-foam in the Layla Memory Foam mattress has a layer of copper-infused gel memory foam on the top layer and bottom layer of the mattress. This makes the Layla Memory Foam mattress flippable and stands 10 inches tall. The Nolah Original 10 is made of an innovative new AirFoam™ this pneumatic (air-filled) foam Is made under high pressure and then crushed to blast billions of microscopic air pockets inside the foam, hence the name, Air Foam™. The billions of tiny air pockets act as individual shock absorbers creating a truly personalized sleep comfort. The Original 10 sleeps cooler than memory foam because it’s temperature neutral – meaning that it does not absorb and store heat as memory foam does. It stands 10 inches tall and is built in 3 layers with a breathable natural viscose zip-off cover. 

Nolah 10 Original

Layla Memory Foam

High-Resilience Pressure Relief Foam (AirFoam™)

Conventional Memory Foam / Poly-Foam


Pricing and Sizes

Consider your budget carefully when shopping for a new mattress. Only buy what you need and can afford. However, if the mattresses you’re after is slightly out of your budget, your mattress provider ought to have an easy payment system in place, such as Klarna so you can pay for your new mattress over time. A Queen size Layla mattress costs $899. The Nolah Original 10 costs $894 for a Queen size mattress and comes with 2 free pillows worth $158. Layla offers 0% APR financing with Affirm over a 3, 6, or 12 month period. Nolah offers 0% APR financing with Klarna over a 6, 12, or 24 month period. 

Nolah Original 10 Mattress Sizes

Nolah Original 10 Mattress Prices

Layla Mattress Sizes

Layla Mattress Prices

Twin

$499

Twin

$499

Twin XL

$634

Twin XL

$599

Full

$754

Full

$799

Queen

$894

Queen

$899

King

$994

King

$999

Cal King

$994

Cal King

$999


Learn more about Mattress Sizes here: Mattress Size Guide 

Delivery and Packaging

Layla offers free delivery and return in 48 states with an additional charge for shipping to Alaska and Hawaii at $125 per mattress. Shipping to Canada costs and additional $225 and includes all duties and fees. Nolah also offers free delivery and return in 48 states but does not deliver to Alaska and Hawaii. The packaging dimensions of Layla and Nolah are: 

Nolah Original 10

Layla Memory Foam

Twin 38" W x 75" L x 10" H

Nolah 10” Original: 54 lbs

Twin 38" W x 75" L x 10" H

Layla Memory Foam: 50 lbs

Twin XL 38” W x 80”x L x 10” H

Nolah 10” Original: 57 lbs

Twin XL 38" W x 80" L x 10" H

Layla Memory Foam: 55 lbs

Full 15” W x 15”x L x  41” H

Nolah 10” Original: 68 lbs

Full 54" W x 75" L x 10" 

Layla Memory Foam: 70 lbs

Queen 60” W x 80”x L x 10” H

Nolah 10” Original: 80 lbs

Queen 60" W x 80" L x 10" H

Layla Memory Foam: 80 lbs

King 76” W x 80”x L x 10” H

Nolah 10” Original: 97 lbs

King 76" W x 80" L x 10" H

Layla Memory Foam: 90 lbs

Cal King 72” W x 84”x L x 10” H

Nolah 10” Original: 95 lbs

Cal King 72" W x 84" L x 10" H

Layla Memory Foam: 90 lbs


The Layla Memory Foam mattress is made in their US factories. The Nolah Original 10 (and Signature 12) is a bespoke mattress. Therefore, every customer receives a mattress that is made especially for them. The Nolah Original 10 goes into production within 3 days of ordering and leaves the US factory within 3-5 business days. Once it leaves the factory it will take a further 2-5 days before it reaches the customer. The Nolah Original 10 bespoke production and delivery take 5-10 days in total. 

Trial Period and Return Policy

Layla offers a 120-night trial and Nolah offers a 120-night trial. Both Layla and Nolah will pick up the mattress from your home for free should you decide to send it back. Both Layla and Nolah will recycle the returned mattress where possible and refund the cost of the mattress in full. 

Nolah 10 Original

Layla Memory Foam

120-night trial

120-night trial


Length of Warranty

Layla mattress is covered by a lifetime warranty while the Nolah Original 10 is covered by a 15-year warranty.

Nolah 10 Original

Layla Memory Foam

15-year warranty

Lifetime


Firmness Level

The firmness of your new mattress will depend on the material used in its construction. The Layla Memory Foam mattress is a layered mix of copper-infused memory foam and poly-foam. Poly-foam mattresses, even at high density will have less density than memory foam and AirFoam™. Therefore, not as supportive or durable. Memory foam is notorious for retaining heat and becomes hard over time, especially in cold climates. Memory foam is not a very supportive material and often feels more like quicksand. Memory foam mattresses typically begin to lose buoyancy within a year of purchase. While the Layla mattress claims to have a soft and firm side, mattress experts like Sleepopolis rate Layla’s soft side 5.5 medium and the firm side 6.5 medium. I.e. both the soft and firm side on the Layla mattress seems to be more medium than either truly soft or firm.

Nolah 10 Original Mattress vs Layla Memory Foam Mattress (Firmness)

Figure 1 - Credit Sleepopolis.com

Nolah AirFoam™ however, guarantees a perfect medium firmness for the duration of its lifespan as it’s made from AirFoam™, an innovative new mattress material.

Nolah 10 Original

Layla Memory Foam

Medium 5.5 of 10

Soft (5.5 medium) and Firm (6.5 medium) (Flippable)


Ideal for Which Sleeping Position?

Your new mattress ought to be tailored to your individual sleep needs. The Layla Memory Foam mattress is designed for every type of sleeper; back, side, stomach, and combi sleepers. The Layla mattress has a copper-infused memory foam top and bottom layer which Layla says ‘it stays soft and huggy overall’. Nolah AirFoam™ mattresses are made specifically for side sleepers because it’s designed to support not just every muscle but the sensitive hip and shoulder areas in one unanimous layer of AirFoam™. Though Nolah provides excellent support and comfort for all sleepers, it's particularly well-suited for side sleepers where the hips and shoulders are the most vulnerable areas. Therefore, requires a special type of supportive mattress designed especially for side sleepers. 

Check out Nolah’s Guide to Sleeping Positions and Guide to Side Sleeping.

Pressure Point Relief

The Nolah Original 10 mattress provides 4 times greater pressure relief than memory foam. Muscles and joints receive far greater support which benefits your quality of sleep and could also benefit your health. Nolah conducted heat-mapping tests to prove this which can be found on their website.

Cooling and Breathability

The Nolah Original 10 is made from a breathable AirFoam™ that is a modern material made without the heat-trapping viscoelastic memory foam chemicals used in the Layla Memory Foam mattress. The breathable AirFoam™ does not absorb or store heat and ensures a cooling sleep experience for the duration of the mattress lifespan.   

Durability

Nolah’s Original 10 proved to be a 300% more durable than high-priced memory foam mattresses and 26 times more durable than their cheaper counterparts. Throughout a 100,000 cycles durability test, Nolah AirFoam™ loses a mere 0.03 of an inch in thickness. Most memory foam mattresses lose 300% in thickness during the same cycle.

Off-gassing

The Layla Memory Foam mattress and Nolah Original 10 mattress are both odorless and CertiPUR-US® certified. Although when removed from the box, allow them to breathe for a few minutes to off-gas. This is perfectly harmless, it simply means to briefly air-out after being released from the air-tight box. The new mattress smell ought to dissipate within 24-hours.  

Comparison Summary

Both Layla and Nolah are respected mattress providers and you ought to expect a high level of customer care from each company. Mattress durability and price are two major concerns for anyone shopping for a new mattress. Memory foam and poly-foam mattresses are not as durable as AirFoam™. While The Layla Memory Foam mattress is reasonably priced, the materials of the Layla mattress (memory foam and poly-foam) are a mix that may not provide a long mattress lifespan. The Nolah Original 10 mattress is 100% free from memory foam and designed to offer extraordinary support and comfort for side sleepers. Therefore, offering a more bespoke mattress. Nolah mattresses are made of 100% American materials in Nolah’s US factories and are made to order. Therefore, your mattress will only be produced after you place your order. Nolah Original 10 also comes with 2 free pillows. Shopping for a new mattress doesn't need to be an arduous task. Allow this comparison of The Layla Memory Foam mattress and Nolah Original 10 mattress to help you make an informed decision.

Nolah 10 Original Mattress vs The Layla Memory Foam Mattrss