Is a Copper Infused Mattress a Worth it? Layla Mattress Review, Unboxing, Coupon Code – be informed and make a good mattress decision!
I had a dream the other night, dreaming about how uncomfortable I was, how much my back hurt, and how much my neck hurt.
I was tossing and turning and getting more frustrated with each toss and turn. My frustration turned to anger as I was losing sleep, precious sleep that I, a very busy business woman and mom of six, so desperately needed.
I was angry because I had just received a new mattress that I only had for a month and was really counting on this mattress to be all that I thought it would be.
I wanted this mattress to solve my sleep issues, my back issues and my subsequent neck issues. In my dream, I tossed this mattress out the window, yelling as it seemed to fall 3,000 feet.
Sure, this mattress wasn’t as expensive as most luxury mattresses, but it still cost me money, money I just threw out the window. I could have used the money for something else.
I finally woke up.
The room was pitch black, which was weird because I generally wake up by the light of the early morning sunrise. It must have been the middle of the night.
But the rest of the surroundings were not familiar. In my anger and frustration, I tried to make sense of my surroundings.
A few seconds later, I realized that I was in a different city, in a different state, in a hotel.
I laid there and took a deep sigh and I began to chuckle a little and breathed a sigh of relief.
Granted, I had a terrible night of sleep. Horrible in fact. But in that moment, I realized just how good of sleep I must have been getting the nights and weeks leading up to this hotel stay because I have never had a dream (that I can remember) about a bad mattress and bad night of sleep.
We were at a family reunion. That morning, we met my parents for breakfast in the hotel lobby before we all headed over to the family reunion. I told them about my dream because it was so odd and so vivid.
They said, “Well, I guess you must have a good mattress at home that your body is missing.”
Yes, I did!
You know that we are not the type to make a large purchase brashly, without much thought, research and testing. But I will tell you that good sleep is one of the few areas that we will spend money on. We will spend it debt free, but still spend money on this category because we know how precious good rest is for our mind and bodies. But just because we are willing, does not mean we don’t try to be wise and spend the least amount for the best.
There are a lot of mattresses out there. It’s a plaguing decision when you just so badly desire to have a great night of sleep.
We have tried two other mattresses.
The first one was $3,000. This was the first major purchase we made after becoming debt-free. We quickly saved for this mattress and purchased it. We thought the more money it cost, the better the mattress.
Honestly, this purchase did not turn out well. It was a type of mattress that had 18 different air pockets like the sleep number, but supposed to be better because there were 18 air pockets on each side of the bed. So the theory was that instead of one or a few air pockets adjusting to your body, it conformed and adjusted better to give more support where needed in 18 different spots. I didn’t necessarily mind it, and it seemed fine. But we were also coming from a spring mattress from my childhood – a double spring mattress that had giant indents and was terrible. So likely most anything would be better.
But Alex hated this mattress. In fact, a couple of his air pockets no longer inflated after a couple years, thus leading to zero support in key areas that he needed. This mattress had a 20-year warranty. To try and get the air pockets replaced was a complete and total nightmare. In the end, the cost of shipping back for repair/replacement would have been a huge expense, and they wanted us to go through a series of “DIY repairs” before we could “redeem” the warranty. We never did. We slept on it for another year like this because it was a royal pain and too expensive to cash in on the warranty.
We then tried another mattress, the Purple. It was a much better upgrade than our $3,000 mattress, but only cost $1,000! It was very, very nice. Alex really liked it and I did as well. We were getting better sleep than the $3,000 mattress. So it was a total upgrade and an awesome mattress!
Even though we both were getting better sleep, I still had a bit of pain in my back.
I then saw an ad for another mattress that was a bit cheaper and had elements that I was highly intrigued by – the top being the fact that it was infused with copper.
Introducing the Layla Copper Infused Mattress!
You can get $60 off the lowest prices with coupon code: Thrifty60 at the link HERE
You see, I have a herniated disc from a falling accident when I was a teenager. Over the years, it has gotten worse. I did carry six kids in the womb and I then carried them for another two years outside of the womb. Doctors were telling me I needed back surgery. I didn’t want back surgery then and I definitely don’t want it now.
Thus the upgrade to the $1,000 Purple mattress a couple of years ago. This seemed to help me significantly more than I thought it would, but not quite as much as I desired in my case. Although this bed was perfect for my husband (in his lower-40’s with sleep apnea, but not any physical issues), I wanted to see if I could find something better in my case. The Purple was a bit too soft for my lower back.
I also had another issue. I have nerve damage from the birth of baby #5. It has taken many years to heal, but one thing that was recommended to me was to wear a copper bracelet.
Copper bracelet you say? Yes.
I cannot say definitively if this helped as I don’t know how I would have felt if I didn’t have it. But I do know that the doctors were giving me a grim outcome on my nerve damage in the sense that they did not give me much hope it would be temporary. They told me we would have to wait a year and re-evaluate. After a year, I had made significant improvements. It did take me a full three years to fully recover, but since the speculation was that it was a good chance it would be permanent, I was super pleased.
Did the copper bracelet help with this process? I honestly don’t know, but I do know that I wore it faithfully for nearly two years. There have been some that have stated that copper helps with inflammation, pain and blood flow. There has not been an absolute affirmative conclusion of this theory. But whether it does or does not help with inflammation, nerves and blood flow, it certainly will not hurt you. This theory of the copper was intriguing to me regardless. In addition, the fact that I had a dream about my sleep, a first that I could ever remember, makes me think my subconscious self knows more about what I need than my conscious self.
That leads me into my next points that are super intriguing to me that have a more of scientific basis:
- Copper makes the mattress antimicrobial
- Copper makes you cooler
These two reasons alone, reasons that are scientifically proven, are reason enough for me.
Let’s talk about each of these points regarding copper separately.
Copper makes the mattress antimicrobial
Layla has shared an entire document on why the have infused their mattresses with copper with me. I want to pull out the information on the antimicrobial benefit:
Copper makes the mattress cooler
The second biggest factor is how copper regulates temperature quite well. A chief complaint from sleepers is the fact that they get too hot at night. So in their ideal mattress, cooling properties would be a top factor.
Not only does Layla infuse their actual mattress with copper, the cover has been infused with a cooling gel as well. It can be cleaned, but only by dry clean because of this benefit.
Layla Mattress has two sides: soft and firm
(like two mattresses in one)
Also, with the Layla, it is like getting two mattresses in one! One side is soft and one side is firm. We will say that the soft side is a more firm soft. In fact, the soft side is more firm than the Purple mattress. So if you are wanting really soft, this might not be the right mattress, but the Purple would be a better fit.
Layla Mattress is made from natural materials and there was NO SMELL when we unboxed it
My next favorite is that this mattress is made from natural materials and no toxic chemicals. This is a welcome change from many mattresses on the market. When you are sleeping, breathing and living on your mattress for 1/3 of your life, this should be an important factor! Also a nice benefit after learning about the “mystery white powder” that our former luxury mattress was being questioned on. I like having this claim and requirement in a mattress for even more mindful, peaceful sleeping.
Now with all of that, we did do a couple of videos. The first video shares our unboxing experience and taking the mattress out of the package.
Layla Mattress Unboxing
In addition, we wanted to share the Top 10 Reasons why we like Layla. The text of this post doesn’t share all of these reasons, so you really should watch the video to see the reasons why we chose Layla.
Layla Mattress Review: Top 10 Reasons We Chose Layla
In the end, there are a lot of mattresses out there right now. We encourage you to do your research, use the sleep trials and consider the factors most important to you.
For us, in addition to the great night’s sleep, other important factors were the low price for a luxury mattress, the additional healthy benefits of sleeping on copper, the antimicrobial benefits, the cooler sleep and the natural materials which, for us, did not compare to any other mattress.
As a side story to the potential benefit of the antimicrobial aspects of copper as shown above is the fact of getting sick less, or recovering from sickness faster. Our daughter got really sick. I was taking care of her and usually get sick from doing so myself, generally much milder, but it’s a sacrifice moms make. I made it through that sickness with no issues! A couple of weeks later, I felt like I was getting a cold and as the day progressed, I was sneezing, coughing and had a running nose. I took my usual supplements and essential oils routine all day in hopes of shortening my cold, like what I can usually accomplish and shorten it to just a few days. After going to bed that day, I woke up the next feeling much better, but not 100%. One more night and I woke up the next day recovered and fine. It lasted 2 days instead of the normal 3-4. Alex did not get it at all.
The secondary benefits of the long sleep trial, lifetime warranty, made in the USA, free shipping, and the double-sided firmness was all just a plus but not the major deciding factors for us.
We have also slept on the Purple Mattress for a couple of years. We really have no complaints about this mattress, but depending on the things you and your body needs and the factors that are important will help determine which mattress to buy. We are going to follow-up with another post on Layla vs. Purple because we feel that in all of our research, reading and watching reviews and more that it really comes down to these two mattresses. Both are great, but would be “just right” for different situations. So watch for that post.
In the meantime, after we enjoyed the Purple for a couple of years, my little sister and her husband were wanting a luxury mattress. Since we knew we wanted to upgrade to Layla, we gave this Purple mattress to her (also as a way of saying “thanks” for all of the help she gives us) and they have thoroughly enjoyed it the past couple of months too.
But since I am 10.5 years older than her, have 5 more kids than her, more aches, pains and body issues than her, it has been a perfect swap as I am beyond needing just a fabulous night of sleep! 🙂
BETTER NEWS for you!
Layla Mattress Coupon Code
You can get $60 off the lowest prices with coupon code: Thrifty60 at the link HERE
- Simply pick the size you want HERE
- Add it to your cart
- Apply the coupon code: THRIFTY60
- See the discount in your cart
- Checkout and choose full payment or payment plan
During this process, Layla did end up providing us with a free mattress for telling you about our experience with this mattress, including this post and a video. However, we strive to share information that is helpful and will make your life better in some way, while helping you decide the best ways and places to spend your money. The free mattress reimbursement did not influence our thoughts on this mattress, only our experiences and research have.