Sidney Sleep Vs Layla SLEEP

Check out this comparison of Sidney Sleep vs. Layla to get an idea of the key features that set Sidney Sleep apart from our competitors.

CriteriaSidney Sleep RatingLayla Sleep Rating
Firmness Options⭐⭐⭐⭐
Shape Retention⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Temperature Neutrality⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Odor Potential⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Ease of Cleaning⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
ShapeButterfly CurveRegular


The average pillow will start to deteriorate after two to three years of regular use; a pillow’s expected lifespan often depends on the material composition.

The Sidney Sleep Pillow has an expected lifespan of about five years with proper attention and care. Read the FAQ to learn how to take care of it properly

The Layla Pillow has an expected lifespan of about two and a half to three years, which is on par with the average shredded memory foam model.

Firmness Options

Some pillows are only sold in one firmness or loft setting, while others offer adjustability.

The Sidney Sleep Pillow's main selling point is that it is adjustable. It comes firm, but it's loft can be adjusted by adding or removing shredded memory foam. 

The Layla Pillow is exclusively available in a 'Medium Soft' setting, and may not be suitable for those who prefer firmer surfaces; its loft is non-adjustable, as well.

Shape Retention

Some pillows tend to flatten out over time, which can affect comfort and support for sleepers, while others maintain a full shape even after years of use.

The Sidney Sleep Pillow just like other shredded memory foam pillows requires regular fluffing in order to keep it's shape and fill evenly dispersed.

As is common with shredded memory foam pillows, the Layla Pillow requires regular fluffing in order to keep the fill evenly dispersed.


This refers to how squishy/moldable a pillow is. Pillows are more cuddly and squeezable are suitable for those who prefer to snuggle with a pillow while they sleep or as a support pillow between their legs.

The Sidney Sleep Pillows shredded memory foam is cut into larger chunks, creating air pockets that make the pillow exceptionally moldable and a snugglers dream.

The Layla Pillow is exceptionally moldable and should be suitable for pillow snugglers and those who like leg/knee support pillows.


Pillows with certain types of fill will mold to the sleeper’s head, neck, and shoulders to alleviate tension and pains; other fill types do not conform as closely, and typically provide less pain and pressure relief.

The Sidney pillow is filled with a shredded foam blend which combined with the curved shape contours your head, and neck to relieve pain and promote proper spinal alignment

The Layla Pillow conforms very closely to alleviate discomfort and improve spinal alignment; the copper-infused cover also provides some level of pain relief.

Temperature Neutrality

Pillows may sleep hot, cold, or neutral, depending on the fill and cover materials.

The soft Bamboo rayon surface neutralizes excessive heat, allowing you to rest comfortably through the evening, while the pocket design improves airflow and breathability, letting you sleep cool.  

The Layla Pillow offers strong air circulation and a breathable, copper-infused cover, both of which make the pillow fairly temperature neutral – especially when compared to other memory foam pillows.

Odor Potential

Off-gassing should be expected from most pillows when they are removed from their packaging, but some produce more excessive and/or longer-lasting odors than others.

The Sidney Sleep Pillow emits some odor when new, but the smells will most likely clear out in a matter of days.

The Layla Pillow emits some odor when new, but the smells will most likely clear out in a matter of days.


Some pillows are heavier than others, which may be an issue for some sleepers when attempting to lift/adjust their pillow during the night.

The Sidney Sleep Pillow our Sidney Sleep pillow is made from premium shredded memory foam as opposed to one solid block making it light and airy & weighs 3.4 pounds. 

The Layla Pillow weighs about four and five pounds, depending on the size; some owners may find it heavy and difficult to move, but most should have no issues.

Ease of Cleaning

Depending on the material composition, a pillow may be cleaned in a washer and dryer, or it may require hand washing, spot-cleaning, and/or dry-cleaning.

The Sidney Sleep Pillow is machine washable, meaning you are able to pop it in your washing machine to keep it fresh and clean. Full instructions available in the FAQ on pillow care.

The Layla Pillow's cover is spot-clean only, and will require extra time to keep it hygienic. Layla says the pillow can be washed and dried in a machine, but doing so may void warranty coverage.


How much do each of the options cost

The Sidney Sleep Pillow runs for $59.99

The Layla Pillow as of June 20, 2021 costs $69


Any advantages to the shape of the pillow

The Sidney Sleep Pillow sports a butterfly curve that tailors to side and back sleepers.

The Layla Pillow maintains the regular square shape of pillows that tailors to stomach and back sleepers.


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