Review of IKEA mattresses

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IKEA Mattress Reviews – A Complete Guide To Choosing The Best Ikea Mattress

If you’re in need of a wallet friendly mattress that comes with a stronger guarantee of quality then what you can normally get from a low-cost manufacturer, the IKEA mattress lineup is worth a look. The popular Sweden based housewares retailer has a diverse lineup of products, geared towards budget minded consumers, all backed by generous money back, exchange and return policies for your peace of mind.

However, you may be wondering about the flipside to this affordability – and you’d be right – these mattresses are not high-end. That’s why we’ve compiled these guide to popular IKEA mattress reviews, so that you can decide whether their offerings will meet your sleeping needs.

You might be interested in: Ultimate Mattress Buyers Guide – How To Choose A Mattress

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#1

IKEA Matrand Mattress Lineup

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  • Affordably priced.
  • Memory foam for those who want firm, pressure relieving comfort.
  • Latex for those who prioritize heat dissipation and a slightly soft feel.
  • Works well for both child and adult use.
  • 25 Year Warranty
#2

IKEA’s Myrbacka Mattress Lineup

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  • Reasonably priced. Memory foam can handle borderline overweight individuals.
  • Considerably higher than average user satisfaction.
  • 25 Year Warranty
#3

IKEA Morgedal Foam Mattress

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  • Inexpensive.
  • Available in both firm and medium-firm varieties.
  • High resilience layer enables it to last longer than other cheap foam options.
  • 25 Year Warranty

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1. IKEA Matrand Mattress Review

OVERVIEW

  • Material: Memory Foam and Latex
  • Thickness: 7 1/8”
  • Other Features: Cotton / poly cover; Polypropylene lining; Poly / rayon fiber

The memory foam variant of the Matrand series is 7 1/8” thick, and incorporates 3.1 lb/cu.ft. polyurethane memory foam, as well as 1.7 lb/cu.ft. regular polyurethane foam. Supporting the memory foam with a layer of regular foam extends the lifetime of this budget product, and lends it a firm feel that the latex variant cannot achieve with its single 1.7 lb/cu.ft. polyurethane layer.

That said, the 7 1/7” thick latex version will appeal more to sleepers who are particular about heat dissipation and prefer a slightly soft feel on their mattress’s surface. Unfortunately, it is only available in Queen size. The memory foam version is available in Twin, Full, Queen and King sizes, and offers far more freedom of choice.

Purchasers have generally been very pleased with the comfort and support offered by these mattresses, and have especially commended its suitability for children. Naturally, given the low price, some complaints about sagging and deformation are to be expected.

Pros

  • Affordably priced.
  • Memory foam for those who want firm, pressure relieving comfort.
  • Latex for those who prioritize heat dissipation and a slightly soft feel.
  • Works well for both child and adult use.

Cons

  • Latex version only available in Queen size.
  • Some issues with sagging and deformity.

This mid-tier sleep solution is available in both memory foam and latex core varieties, and accommodates budget buyers who want a little more luxury than what a regular foam mattress can offer.

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2. IKEA Myrbacka Mattress Review

OVERVIEW

  • Material: Memory Foam and Latex
  • Thickness: 9 ½”
  • Other Features: Cotton / poly cover; Polypropylene lining; Wool and rayon / poly fiber

The memory foam option, besides its 3.1 lb/cu.ft. memory foam layer, also has a 2.2 lb/cu.ft. high resilience polyurethane foam layer and a 1.7 lb/cu.ft. regular foam layer. Collectively, these layers are 9 ½” thick, and make for a remarkably durable and supportive product that can handle a BMI between 20 and 25, at a price that is still quite affordable for the average consumer.

The latex model employs a single 2.2 lb/cu.ft. high resilience foam layer, in addition to its synthetic latex core, which is better suited to individuals who need a medium-firm surface for optimal comfort i.e. those with a normal BMI under 25. Its thickness is also 9 ½”, so it will still last you a good while longer than other low-cost latex solutions.

Both latex and memory foam options have received higher than average praise from consumers, which is a mark of their resilience in spite of being far from premium solutions. The memory foam version is available in Full, Queen, and King sizes, whereas the latex option is available only in Queen size.

Pros

  • Reasonably priced. Memory foam can handle borderline overweight individuals.
  • Considerably higher than average user satisfaction.

Cons

  • Latex version only comes in Queen size.
  • Limited issues with impression formation / sagging.

The Myrbacka series follows the same general principle as its cheaper sibling – Matrand – by letting you choose between memory foam and latex, but bolsters its service period somewhat through the incorporation of thicker layers of high resilience polyurethane foam, to provide a longer lasting sleeping solution.

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3. IKEA Morgedal Mattress Review

OVERVIEW

  • Material: Foam
  • Thickness: 7 1/8”
  • Other Features: Cotton / poly cover; Polypropylene lining; Poly / rayon fiber

It has a high resilience polyurethane foam layer with a 2.2 lb/cu.ft. density in its core, besides the expected 1.7 lb/cu.ft. regular foam layer. The high resilience layer enables this otherwise ordinary foam offering to withstand a good degree of punishment before it starts to sag, and is reflected in the positive feedback about its performance from consumers.

Other than that, the mattress has an overall thickness of 7 1/8”, with a cotton / polyester cover and polypropylene lining that are pretty much standard fare. One other thing I admire about this product is that it is available in both firm and medium-firm varieties to cater to a larger segment of sleepers.

It’s a shame that it is available exclusively in Queen size though, since this combination of thickness and resilience at such a low cost isn’t available in other IKEA offerings.

Pros

  • Inexpensive.
  • Available in both firm and medium-firm varieties.
  • High resilience layer enables it to last longer than other cheap foam options.

Cons

  • Only available in Queen size.

Moregdal is IKEA’s cheapest foam line, intended for those who want a reasonably comfortable queen-sized bedding solution that won’t break as quickly as most cheap foam mattresses..

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IKEA: History and Vision

IKEA is a big-box retailer of household furnishings, founded by Ingvar Kamprad of Sweden in 1951. Today, they have several dozen outlets spread across the United States and also sell some of their merchandise online – mattresses included. From the beginning, IKEA’s focus has been the provision of an affordable range of home furnishing products to the masses, to improve their quality of life.

Where are IKEA Mattresses made?

Some of us judge the quality of a product based on its region of manufacture – and while the effectiveness of this criteria varies from product to product, for a mattress, this holds true: a mattress that is made in Asia, for example, will have to be shipped in a container, and if it is already made of cheaper materials, the compressed manner in which it was stored might affect its lifetime..

This is besides the fact that Chinese manufacturers often use sub-par practices to cut expenses. There’s good news as far as IKEA is concerned, for all their mattresses are made in North America, and several of them are roll packed for convenient transportation without damage.

An overview of IKEA mattresses

At present, IKEA sells 15 different mattress series (8 foam and latex, 7 spring), that range from cheap to slightly expensive. The quality of their mattresses, of course, varies with the price, but each of their products is backed by competitive exchange / return / warranty policies.

IKEA’s foam mattress lineup is significantly cheaper than the industry average – at around $90 to $600. This comes at the cost of reduced foam density, and use of regular foam as opposed to memory foam, and translates into reduced lifetime. Indeed, it is reflected in complaints about sagging.

More Ikea foam mattress reviews here.

Latex Lineup

The following products are offered as part of this lineup:

The latex lineup is somewhat pricier – ranging from $400 to $1200, but still considerably lower than what is charged by premium manufacturers. The manufacturer achieves these low prices by employing cheaper Dunlop process latex as opposed to the more expensive Talalay latex.

Furthermore, most of these products use synthetic latex instead of the natural variety. Dunlop latex doesn’t mean poor durability, but it does lend the mattress a firmer, more durable (yet less consistent) feel than what you’d get with Talalay.

More Ikea latex mattress reviews here.

Innerspring Lineup

The following products are offered as part of this lineup:

IKEA’s spring mattress lineup is again, quite inexpensive as compared to the market average, ranging from $80 to $1000. This is achieved by reducing the coil count on most of their spring mattresses (and using cheap Bonnell spring coils on their cheapest offerings), resulting in a greater likelihood of issues such as sag and deformation that may cause back ache, particularly for weighty individuals.

Which type is better? Check out our comparison between foam and spring Ikea mattresses here.

Are IKEA Mattresses Good Then?

Even if you’ve been a bit put off by the mention of complaints about durability, keep in mind that these aren’t premium quality mattresses.That said, they’ll offer a respectable degree of comfort for the average sleeper, provided they aren’t overweight. Combine this with their excellent returns policy, and you’ve got a product that provides remarkable bang for the (limited) investment it requires.

Returns and Warranty

A full refund is available on all IKEA products within 365 days of purchase. For mattresses, IKEA also offers a 365 day exchange policy that you can avail if you are dissatisfied with your purchase. However, they do require a photo ID, and that the mattress not be damaged, abused, stained or dirty. We suggest getting a mattress protector.

IKEA also offers a 25 year limited warranty on all mattresses, much higher than what is usual for cheap offerings. Defects in springs, foam cores and latex cores are covered under this warranty. Note that normal wear and tear is not covered.

Who Should Get IKEA Mattresses?

Students: When the time came for me to leave my parents’ house and move to my dorm in college, I had to compromise on a second hand mattress to keep all the rest of the furniture in my budget. Now, with consumerism at its peak, brand new mattress options – such as IKEA’s ultra-cheap Jomna series – are available to budding college students.

These are at the bottom rung as far as durability goes – but hey, you won’t be staying in college forever!

People who are constantly changing houses: People who are constantly shifting e.g. a young working couple living in a metropolis, pursuing better apartment rents, have to face the challenge of moving their bulky and delicate belongings.

An expensive mattress falls under this category, and given its size, unless you hire paid help, there’s a good chance you’ll end up damaging it each time you move. The same risk exists with cheaper options, but ultimately, it’s much easier to overlook a few nicks on a cheap mattress than it is one a top-of-the-line mattress that you got from hard earned (and saved) cash.

Children: Owing to their lower body weight, children’s bodies (generally) are less taxing on low density bedding. This means that there’s a good chance the same mattress from IKEA will last your child throughout their childhood years i.e. 7 to 15 years, until their needs begin to alter.

Who Shouldn’t Get IKEA Mattresses?

Adults with a BMI value higher than 25 are advised not to go for low density, low thickness mattresses (making up much of IKEA’s offering) unless they are expressly seeking a low-cost, temp solution that won’t last more than a couple years. There are plenty of other options out there which will last you far longer, albeit at a higher cost.

If you’re still convinced to buy from IKEA, I’d recommend spending some extra cash on the memory foam and natural latex options if you want the best in terms of comfort (and a little more life) out of your purchase.

Conclusion

Having reached the end of this guide, you’ll hopefully have discovered a manufacturer that caters to the mainstream consumer market that can’t afford ultra-expensive sleeping solutions. The most likeable thing about IKEA (besides their extensive returns policy) is that (for the most part) they don’t make flashy claims about their mattresses’ capabilities, and accurately detail the components and features of their products.

This allows consumers to easily make comparisons and decide which product suits their needs, and spares them from making a costly mistake. The best IKEA mattresses may be some of the most expensive IKEA mattresses out there, but the value they pack in validates the price. Just like every other mattress company, you get what you pay for with IKEA.

Are IKEA matresses any good?

So we thought we would give you our review of the latest IKEA mattresses applying our expertise in the mattress industry to show you what to look out for. We’ve visited a number of IKEA stores, armed with their mattress technical specifications sheets to take their models for the standard 2-minute test drive that most bed shoppers undergo before picking a mattress.

Most people only spend 2 minutes trying a bed in a showroom. Without even knowing that they’re looking at without knowing exactly whats inside.

We’ve always advocated that this 2-minute test drive is pretty inaccurate to find a mattress and there are easier means to choose the correct mattress. Given that this is the average time spent ‘testing a mattress in a showroom’, it felt apt to follow suit.

We then reviewed it against the specification sheets to provide you with a review of the construction method of IKEA beds.

Benefits of IKEA Mattresses

  • IKEA’s price point is really competitive, in part due to their huge scale and buying power. It means they are offering models that are entry-level and midpoint. They don’t offer any high end of luxury mattress specifications at all.
  • A number of their models can be rolled up due to the limited upholstery, which means they can be cheaply shipped.
  • IKEA offers a one-stop-shop, meaning you can literally furnish your entire house in one visit (if you so wish!).
  • They give you some idea of what’s inside the mattresses, unlike other retailers!

Drawbacks of IKEA Mattresses

  • They only offer a medium to firm feels.
  • The construction method is basic – see the bulging discussed further on.
  • The durability of the mattresses is low, giving them a short shelf life.
  • They only use synthetic pocket springs with the lowest spring counts.
  • There is zero tailoring for different bodyweights or comfort preferences.
  • It’s one size fits all.

HIDRASUND Pocket Sprung Mattress

The HIDRASUND is IKEA’s top end pocket sprung model with a mix of synthetic and natural fibres – and we like to start with the best first. It features the minimum number of pocket springs for a kingsize mattress with just over 600 and a secondary layer of Micro springs in the upholstery layer. The main layer of pocket springs uses a coir pad beneath it, which is then covered in wool wadding and cotton.

The Micro springs then sit on top of this and have a latex layer on top as the primary comfort layer. There’s no detail on the blend, depth, or type of latex used in this model, which is a shame. Without this information on the Latex, you can’t really compare or work out the firmness of the foam. We would guess it’s a 70kg layer given the feel.

This is a one-sided mattress and so it can’t be turned. You can rotate it but you’re not going to get the longevity out of a one-sided mattress that you will with a two-sided mattress. It seems strange to have a coir insulator pad underneath the spring system, as this offers you the sleeper no benefit at all.

It would make far more sense on top of the main spring unit to help add support and create a breathable layer. Ideally, the model should have this on both sides of the spring to encase and insulate them. I know IKEA state this is there for breathability but, given the cover is a polyester mix (which is heat retentive compared to Natural fibres) where the breathability is most needed, it seems a bit misplaced.

The HIDRASUND IKEA mattress features some natural fibres but is only one-sided.

The mattress has a very noticeable perimeter bar, almost painfully noticeable when you’re lying near the end of the bed. Perimeter support is usually provided by a thin steel frame and then a layer of firmer pocket springs. However, we believe in IKEA’s case they have opted for a far thicker bar and kept the spring tension the same all over. This is probably to ensure the 25-year guarantee holds up, but it felt overkill and rather uncomfortable. When we first tried it, we thought it must be a cage sprung when feeling the edge but this is not the case.

The finish and ticking of the mattress are of basic quality, especially given its near £700 price tag. The side panels and handles are a cotton mix which is detailed as 53% linen, 47% viscose/rayon. It’s machine side stitched – meaning the pocket springs are not stitched to the side panel as they are in traditional pocket spring models. This leads us to the issue of bulging on the sides.

When sat on the edge of the mattress, the sides bulge out. This is because they are only machine stitched, not side stitched, which compromises the stability of the bed if you’re an edge sleeper. The top is a polyester blend quilt with imitation tufting.

For the price, this isn’t a bad model, however, given it’s one-sided, if you increased the price slightly (for a two-sided model) you could end up with something wonderful like the Artisan 1500 mattress with 1500 pocket springs (which come in 3 different spring tensions depending on your body weight) and a whopping 4300GSM or our Origins Pocket Latex at the same price point.

HOKKÅSEN Pocket Sprung Mattress

The HOKKASEN is IKEA’s mid-range model, featuring a mix of synthetic spun-bond pocket springs and memory foam as the comfort layer. This is an entirely synthetic mattress in a firm feel, and the price reflects this. The top comfort layer is a 50kg memory foam, which is a medium feel and responsive from our tests. Next, there’s a layer of polyester wadding, which we would imagine is around 300gsm at this price and feel. There’s then a layer of 483 spun-bond mini springs in a foam casing. We’ve already discussed why mini springs should be avoided where possible.

IKEA claim these mini springs help against sagging, but our experience would suggest otherwise given their lack of stability. Given how quickly they compress, they serve very little use and then all the compression is forced into the top comfort layers instead. You would be better off with a double polyester layer or even another foam layer here if you wanted to avoid sagging.

However, we are arguing over semantics here! The next spring layer comprises of 555 spun-bond pocket springs (in a firm gauge, we’re guessing) which is just below the usual minimal 600 for a king size. We guess that the foam encasing that wraps around the springs acting as a box to aid perimeter support will take up the space of the 45 missing springs.

The HOKKASEN shown here with a protective topper and foot cover. This is IKEA’s memory foam and spring offering.

Again, it’s a one-sided model – meaning you can’t turn it. The detail on this mattress is minimal, with a basic machine-stitched side panel and handle. If your budget is around the £450-£600 price point, then there are better alternatives such as the Origins Reflex that has a firmer feel. It’s two-sided and features over 1020GSM of fillings and 1,000 spun-bond pocket springs in a 1.4 gauge tension. If you’re looking for something similar, have a look at our Origins Reflex model which is two-sided, has a firm feel, and has 1020GSM of fillings.

MORGEDAL Memory Foam Mattress

The MORGEDAL model is a one-sided memory foam mattress; its 18cm of depth make it one of the thinnest in its range and the thinnest mattress you should ever look at for any comfort properties. It’s made up of 33kg support foam, also known as reflex foam, and then 50kg memory foam. There are no exact details given on the IKEA website as to the thickness of the top memory foam layer.

This is an entry-level bed and it’s at a very competitive price point. If you’re looking for years of comfort you’ll want to look elsewhere, however, as a temporary bed or in a guest room you might get away with this one for a couple of years’ temporary use. Memory foam‘s a love it or hate it material. It retains heat, meaning you will be far warmer in a memory foam bed than a natural fibre model but the price reflects this. If you haven’t experienced memory foam we always advise you try a friend’s if possible to see if the overheating and sinking feelings are tolerable for you.

We don’t offer any comparative models at this price point but would suggest the Origins Pocket 1500 as a far higher specification comparison, which is two-sided and comes in two spring tensions.

The MORGEDAL mattress is a solid foam and Memory Foam Model. Always try a Memory foam mattress first is possible to see if you can tolerate the increased heat.

HÖVÅG Sprung Mattress

The HOVAG is an entry-level spun-bond pocket spring mattress with a firm foam comfort layer. It’s one of IKEA’s best value offerings for the components. Compared to other sub £300 mattresses, which are usually entirely foam, this features a spring unit. Its support unit comes from 570 spun-bond springs and a foam case that takes up the space of the other 30 springs.

The foam also acts as the perimeter support instead of the usual metal spring frame. It uses recycled fabric as the insulating layer on top of the springs. You can see this on their website cut away as a grey insulating layer made usually from recycled clothes and textiles. There’s then a 30kg reflex foam ‘comfort layer’, which is what gives it the ultra-firm feel. Reflex foam is typically used as the support layer in memory foam mattresses, but here it is a comfort layer. There is then a layer of polyester that, looking at the price, is probably no more than 200gsm before the polyester quilted cover.

Yes, you’ve guessed it: it’s a one-sided mattress, but you wouldn’t expect more for the price. Again, our Origins Reflex mattress with over 1000gsm of fillings is our nearest comparison model, even though it far exceeds the specifications and lifespan.

HOVAG is a good value for a very firm basic foam and spring mattress.

HAMARVIK / HUSVIKA Cage Sprung Mattress

The Hamarvik is a very firm feel mattress great for sleepers on a really limited budget given its low price point. One-sided and cage sprung, you’re not going to get the benefits of Pocket springs in terms of transference if you sleep with someone else. Cage sprung mattresses have a habit of bouncing and shaking when one sleeper moves. And this is reflected in the price.

It’s good value at the price point but at the very lowest end of mattress manufacture quality. The Hamarvik would actually make a great mattress base pad to go underneath another mattress to give the illusion of a sprung divan. This model can also be crushed and rolled for delivery. It contains 23kg of materials in a kingsize, which to put into context is a third of most sprung mattresses which usually have 60kg+ of fibres and fillings. The HUSVIKA has a very similar construction and upholstery composition and it’s also sold for day beds. We have reviewed them together given they are practically the same mattress.

We don’t offer any comparisons to these two cage sprung models.

A close up of the mattress detailing. Primarily, IKEA uses a Polyester & Cotton blend for its quilted stretch covers.

HYLLESTAD Pocket Sprung Foam Mattress

The HYLLESTAD is another combination of pocket springs and foam comfort layers. AIt’s also one-sided, however, this model features ‘replica tuft’ on the top. Given that you can’t very easily tuft through foam, these looked stitched through to the top foam layer to help hold the cover in place. On traditional mattresses hand tufts are used which go all the way through the mattress and help hold fibres and upholstery in place to reduce settlement.

This IKEA mattress with foam and springs makes it impossible to truly tuft which is why they use this light stitch method instead. This model features 570 synthetic pocket springs topped with 30kg Reflex foam and then 50kg memory foam for a really firm feel. Ikea doesn’t give the depths, unfortunately, just the densities of the foam.

Replica tufts are seen here to help reduce settlement.

We don’t have any comparisons for this model but found it true to its firm feel with a very solid comfort layer. Again, people not used to sleeping on foam should really try one first if possible to see if overheating is a problem.

MALFORS Foam Mattress

The MALFORS is the first two-sided mattress from IKEA – but don’t get too excited! It’s a single layer of 30kg reflex foam for a very firm solid sleeping surface. This model contains no comfort layers or springs, relying solely on one layer of foam as the main mattress component. There is a polyester wadding layer and we would guess this is 200GSM on top of the foam in the quilted layer.

The price once again reflects this, and this model is probably aimed at the spare room or at a very budget-limited sleeper. Weighing in at 14kg for a Kingsize, it’s the same weight as a quality mattress topper and could actually be used as a very firm topper on another mattress if need be.

The MALFORS is the only two-sided model using one piece of firm foam. The cover is washable but must be line dried and not tumbled.

IKEA Mattresses Reviewed & Compared

Below we’ve provided a handy table showing each of the IKEA mattress models side by side so you can quickly compare the comfort and components for yourself, without hours of trekking around the shops.

Model Name Mattress type Comfort rating Support Details (Kingsize) Upholstery/Comfort Specs
HIDRASUND Natural & Synthetic Fibre Medium/Firm 653 Pocket Springs + 774 Micro Springs Wool wadding, Latex & Cotton.
HOKKÅSEN Synthetic Fibre & Foam Firm 555 Spunbond Pocket Springs & 483 mini-springs 50kg Memory foam & Polyester wadding
HÖVÅG Synthetic Fibre Firm 570 Spunbond Pocket Springs Reflex foam 30kg & Polyester Wadding
HYLLESTAD Synthetic Fibre Firm 570 Spunbond Pocket Springs 50kg Memory foam, 30kg Reflex foam & Polyester wadding
HAMARVIK Synthetic Cage Sprung Firm Bonell Spring Unit 30kg Reflex foam & Polyester wadding
HUSVIKA Synthetic Cage Sprung Ultra Firm Bonell Spring Unit 33kg Reflex foam & Polyester wadding
MORGEDAL Memory Foam / Synthetic Medium/Firm Polyurethane foam 33 kg (Support) Polyurethane memory foam 50 kg (Comfort layer)
MALFORS Solid Foam Firm 30kg Reflex foam Polyester quilted cover

IKEA Mattresses Bulging Sides

So why did the IKEA pocket sprung models we tried bulge when you sit or lie near the edge? The reason for this is that the side panels are not stitched through to the pocket spring unit like they are on other mattresses. There’s also little wadding or padding to aid rigidity for the IKEA mattress side panels. One reason for this may be as a compromise to enable the mattresses to be crushed and rolled for delivery. We’ve written extensively about boxed mattresses such as Simba, Eve, and Casper.

We’ve also tested how quickly mattresses get damaged once they are rolled for any period of time over 2 months. Foam can tear over time and springs can become deformed. This is why we would never design a mattress that can be rolled. The convenience of that delivery means you’re left with a far poorer mattress choice, as only very basic mattresses can be crushed and rolled.

You end up compromising the mattress upholstery and structure for a quicker delivery. It’s not just these models that we have tried that have had bulging issues: the Premier Inn mattress we tested also suffered from this too!

When compressed, the sides of this IKEA mattress bulges out. This is a sign that it’s not had any side stitching to help adhere the sides to the spring unit. Ideally, it should have to stop edge roll-off and damage.

There’s no way around it — people have a love-hate relationship with IKEA. Whether it’s to get overwhelmingly lost in their mazes of dream living rooms or kitchen set-ups, to buy little home gadgets you never thought you would need in the $5 bin, or to enjoy some Swedish meatballs, I’ve never seen someone so excited — and stressed — to shop for their home than when it’s at IKEA.

If you’re searching for a new mattress from IKEA, we’re here to help. Skip all the meandering and continue reading.

One of the more popular products IKEA sells is its mattresses and beds. According to a nation-wide survey, IKEA ranks 4th in sales out of all furniture and bedding retailers, trailing behind big names like Mattress Firm and Walmart. That’s not too bad, considering there are only 45 IKEAs in all of the United States.

Their beds and mattresses are especially popular among college kids, who need something to sleep on without spending a lot of money. In fact, their MALM bed frame, a low, minimal bed frame is their third most popular item sold.

In general, IKEA’s approach is a bit different than many of the newer online mattress companies. With 16 different mattresses making up its line and stores disbursed throughout the United States, IKEA places less focus on online sales and more on its in-store experience. Although consumers are able to purchase their mattresses online, there are so many mattresses to choose from, making the online experience tricky. (Plus, those meatballs…). That said, we’re here to make the online shopping experience easier, so you have a better idea of what mattress could be a fit for you right from home.

While mattresses may be one product among thousands on their product line, the company’s presence in the mattress industry is not something to ignore. In this IKEA mattress review guide, we’ll be analyzing and breaking down IKEA’s entire mattress line at a high level so you can have more knowledge on each bedding option before going online or heading to a store yourself.

Here’s What’s In This Article

  • IKEA Mattress Comparison
    Foam Mattresses
    Latex Mattresses
    Spring Mattresses
  • IKEA Mattress Firmness & Feel
  • IKEA Foam Mattress Breakdown
  • IKEA Foam Mattress Review
  • IKEA Latex Mattress Breakdown
  • IKEA Latex Mattress Review
  • IKEA Spring Mattress Breakdown
  • IKEA Spring Mattress Review
  • IKEA Mattress Similarities
  • Overall Pros and Cons
  • Other IKEA Bedding Products
  • Should I Buy an IKEA Mattress?

IKEA MATTRESS COMPARISON

The following tables show comparisons between the foam, spring, and latex mattresses. Each table highlights the major functional components of each IKEA mattress.

WHICH IS THE BEST IKEA FOAM MATTRESS FOR YOU?

FOAM MATTRESSES

IKEA foam beds include both memory and polyurethane foam. Memory foam is known for its deep compression support, pressure relief, and body-contouring properties, while polyurethane foam includes a combination of regular grade, high density, and high resiliency foam for a supportive and firm feel.

LATEX MATTRESSES

Latex mattresses are constructed by aerating a sap-like substance that creates air bubbles. The end result is firm, bouncy support and is also known for superior firmness and pressure relief. Foam latex is also environmentally friendly since the raw materials are natural and the production process can be extremely clean.

SPRING MATTRESSES

Spring mattresses consist of lots of metal coils suspended in the other materials of the mattress. They offer a lot of bounce and good temperature control, supporting the body by pushing back a similar amount of pressure that the body applies.

FIRMNESS AND FEEL

If you are someone who loves soft mattresses, then IKEA is most likely not a good fit for you. According to online research, customer reviews, and other resources, a majority of IKEA mattress will fall into a medium-firmness level. Here’s a breakdown of how firm your mattress will be based on a calculation of average, high-quality reviews found online (including a review from Sleepopolis!)

Even though IKEA doesn’t provide a range of softness for their mattresses, luckily, most Americans prefer a medium-level mattress to support their side or back sleeping habits. However, you will be limited in the type of bed you can choose from since only the IKEA spring and latex options fall into the medium to medium-firm spectrum. Pretty much all the IKEA foam beds are noted as medium-firm or firm (customer reviews tend to agree!), so if you know you want something a bit softer, I would suggest trying a different type of foam mattress.

IKEA does not sell any mattress that I would describe as slightly soft, soft, or very soft. Their softest options are most likely the Hjellestad option, which is perhaps relatedly also on the pricier side of the spectrum.

That said, there are certain things you can do to soften your mattress up a bit, like adding a comfy mattress topper. However, the best option, in my opinion, is to test it out yourself, whether online or in a store. Luckily, IKEA offers a 365-day trial period with all of its mattresses, so you can buy one online for little-to-know risk. (Keep reading for all the trial-period details!) The difference between a 6/10 and 7/10 for firmness level is susceptible to subjectivity, and it really comes down to how your body feels on the bed. Having options to return or test beds is a great thing to take advantage of.

HELP: What mattress firmness do I need?

Another reason to test out the mattress in a store is answered in this smart review from a Sleepopolis writer and reviewer: “If you do have an opportunity to try the IKEA mattresses in-store, I would recommend doing so. Many of the mattresses labeled as medium-firm were much firmer than I expected them to be and were much firmer than most other medium-firm mattresses I have tested.”

IKEA FOAM MATTRESS BREAKDOWN

The six foam mattresses from IKEA are all generally on the firm side. If you’re a firm bed lover, then these could be a good fit for you, especially since they are, on average, lower priced than other typical poly and memory foam mattresses.

It’s worth noting that these foam mattresses receive mixed reviews, so don’t jump at a reasonably priced mattress before doing your research. We’ll highlight common complaints and praises below.

But first, here are some of the subtle but important differences between each of the foam mattresses:

Minnesund

This mattress is the least expensive of the bunch, starting at $89 for a twin. The cover is removable and machine-wash friendly. The zipper is child-safe but there is no tab on the zipper. To open and close, insert a paper clip through the loop. The mattress comes roll packed and will take up to 72 hours to retain its shape. IKEA recommends a slatted bed base or a mattress base.

Meistervik

The Meistervik is similar to the Minnesund but comes in at a higher price point because it’s about one-inch thinker. It’s designed to give all-around support with what IKEA describes as a “resilient” mattress. Still, it’s pretty thin, and many reviews said this bed, along with the Minnesund, are better for children than adults.

Morgedal

Now we’re moving up a good three inches in height from the Meistervik. The Morgedal is 7 ⅛ inches thick and Includes comfort zones that target shoulders and hips to support pressure relief. The mattress cover is also removable and comes in two parts, so it’s relatively easy to take off and air out. The top part of the mattress is also machine-washable.

Matrand

This mattress is the same thickness level as the Matrand, but it has a memory foam layer on top. This layer is engineered to mold to the contours of the body to relieve pressure and promote relaxation. Still, you can remove the mattress top and throw it in the washer for easy cleaning. After reading reviews, the general consensus is people thought this was a good price for a memory foam bed — this mattress starts at $299 for a Twin.

Myrbacka

The Myrbacka also has a layer of memory foam, but it is two inches thicker than the Matrand. The thick layer of memory foam is filled with lambswool filling for temperature regulation and a soft feel. Similar to the Morgedal, the Myrbacka was designed with comfort zones that target the shoulder and hips.

Knapstad

This is one of IKEA’s newest beds. It features a thick layer of memory foam topped with a layer of gel that aims to mold to the body while providing a cooling support. The Knapstad is also designed to be durable on one side only, so there is no need to turn the bed throughout use.

IKEA FOAM MATTRESS REVIEWS

People have a lot of opinions about each of these mattresses. We pulled the top, middle, and worst review from the IKEA website to provide insight into people’s experience with these foam IKEA beds:

Top review: “We’ve slept so much better from night one, and our backs feel amazing (even though we are moving furniture and boxes or painting every single day). Bonus: I can barely feel my husband toss and turn at night when before he would always wake me up when he moved. So glad we read all the reviews from every possible company out there and saved ourselves $1500-3000!” (MYRBACKA Bed)

Good review: “My wife loves to side sleep. I prefer back. Very comfortable for me on my back. Slight tenderness in the lower back, but my spine is going to love me for helping align it! There was some heat reflected while on my back. Wife started off on her side and liked it. She was out like a light all night. Overall a good sleeping experience.” (KNAPSTAD Bed)

Poor review: “This mattress is so thin I can feel the slats through it. My back hurts so much I’m going to buy a new mattress this weekend.” (MINNESUND Bed)

IKEA LATEX MATTRESS BREAKDOWN

All of the IKEA latex mattresses (there are only three!) will provide medium-firm support, be on the higher end of the thickness/height spectrum, and be moderately priced. The beds start at $399.00 for a Queen and go up to $1,000. Here are some of the main differences between the three mattresses:

Matrand

In general, IKEA claims their latex mattresses are “supple,” and follow the body’s contours and pressure points to provide ample relief. For the Matrand mattress, there are comfort zones for the shoulders and hips and a thick layer of latex on top for extra support. This bed is 7 ⅛ inches thick and starts at $299.00

Myrbacka

The next level up on the latex line is the Myrbacka, which is just shy of 10 inches thick. There are holes inside the mattress allow the air to circulate while promoting a dry and healthy sleep environment. Just like it’s memory foam sibling, this latex Myrbacka has lambswool filling that is soft to the touch and helps keep you cool.

Morgongåva

The Morgongåva is the most expensive mattress IKEA offers on all of their lines. This mattress is made with natural materials that are designed to pull away moisture and provide a cool sleeping environment. This is not the thickest mattress — it comes in at just under eight inches thick — but it does seem to use the highest quality materials.

IKEA LATEX MATTRESS REVIEWS

And now for some of the most common reviews:

Top review: “Bought this mattress for one of our guest bedrooms. Has been used by seniors who often have a hard time sleeping/finding a mattress that works for them and they slept well for 2.5 weeks straight. All guests have said it’s a great mattress and are surprised to find that it came from IKEA.” (MYRBACKA Bed)

Good review: “This mattress is very good value for money, and quite good unlike most IKEA products, good design but too cheap. Little firmer would have earned it 5 stars from me.”(MORGONGAVA Bed)

Poor review: “Unsupportive, I always wake up sore. My hips feel like they’re pressing against cement… but, my kids spilled juice on it, so I’m stuck with being sore until I can afford a new one.” (MATRAND Bed)

IKEA SPRING MATTRESS BREAKDOWN

Spring mattresses are known for offering great support by distributing body weight evenly. The open spring construction allows air to circulate as well, helping to keep you cool at night. The seven coil spring beds by IKEA are perhaps the most diverse line, offering beds that range from medium to firm support, and go from low to moderately-high price-points.

Here’s a quick look at what differentiates these mattresses:

Husvika

This bed only comes in a Twin size and is made specifically for kids or to fit in a daybed.

Hasvåg

This is the most basic spring mattress offering from IKEA. The Twin starts at $129; the additional size offerings include Full and Queen. Still, it’s a relatively thick mattress (for IKEA, at least), coming in an 8 ¼ inches. The stretch fabric on top of the mattress moves with you, which is supposed to help maximize comfort and support. Like the Knapstad, this bed is designed to only be used on one side.

Haugesund

The Haugesund bed has individually wrapped pocket springs that move independently are designed to follow your body’s movements. Additionally, the Response coils are individually wrapped, which helps insulate movements so you have good motion control and don’t disturb someone who is sharing your bed, whether a partner or a pup.

Haugsvar

This mattress is built similarly to the Haugesund but is almost two inches thicker. There is also a generous layer of high resilience foam on top of the mattress to help provide enhanced comfort. IKEA also claims that its high-resilience foam on top is great for pressure-relief and improves blood circulations to the muscles and skin to ultimate relaxation.

Hesstun

The Hesstun comes with all the features of the Haugsvar — and then some. It has double layers of individually wrapped pocket springs topped with a generous foam layer. The mini pocket springs inside the mattress are designed to contour to the natural curves of the body to create an enhanced comfort and a firm, yet supportive, sleep surface. A Twin starts at $399.

Hjellestad

This higher-end mattress has an integrated memory foam pillowtop that is engineered to mold to the body’s curves and pressure points. The Hjellestad also includes double layers of pocket springs for precise support and is advertised as striking the perfect balance of plush support and firm comfort.

Holmsbu

The Holmsbu is the highest-quality IKEA spring mattress. It’s also one of the thickest, coming in at 17 ¾ inches thick. The surface of this mattress is a cooling memory foam with a layer of mini pocket springs in addition to two layers of pocket springs — all of which are designed to support and cradle the body. This bed also seems to be the only one with an extra protective cover with handles on all sides, which makes it easier to carry and store. When the mattress is in place, you can simply unzip and remove the cover.

IKEA SPRING MATTRESS REVIEWS

Here are some candid comments and reviews from this line. Make sure to check IKEA’s website and Amazon for the full spectrum of complaints and praises.

Top review: “My husband and I bought this mattress a few months back. It’s very comfortable. Just the right amount of firmness for us. We bought the topper that goes with it, and that makes for an extra level of comfort. I’d buy this again in a heartbeat.” (HAUGESUND Bed)

Good review: “This is top of the line for IKEA, but still really cheap by mattress standards. But you get what you pay for. It’s just an average mattress.” (HESSTUN Bed)

Poor review: “After a few months the mattress started to sag heavily. Essentially each of us is now sleeping in a pit. The consequences are severe back and neck pains and poor sleep. When you now lay down on the middle of the bed, you immediately roll to the left or right into one of those sagged pits in the mattress. While initially, the mattress came back up a bit during the day, the sagging is now permanent.” (HOLMSBU Bed)

IKEA MATTRESS SIMILARITIES

IKEA carries a total of 16 different mattresses, including one new mattress introduced this year — the Knapstad. Each one of these mattresses is unique in its own way, but there are a number of similarities shared by the entire line. The differences of each mattress will be shown in the next section, but here, we are going to focus on the commonalities you’ll find in all of the IKEA mattresses.

  • Designed and Built in Sweden: Every IKEA mattress is designed and built at the IKEA factory in Sweden. (So yes, technically you can say you have a European bed!)
  • Warranty: With every IKEA mattress comes a 25-year warranty. IKEA will cover “defects in materials and workmanship.” Normal wear and tear is not covered by this warranty.
  • Trial Period: IKEA offers a 365-day trial period with all of its mattresses. If you find that the mattress is not the right fit, IKEA has a “Love it or Exchange it” return policy. Within those 365 days, you may return your mattress one time for another mattress in the company’s line. The mattress must be clean and undamaged if you do decide to return it.
  • Refunds: You can return your mattress, but you must have your original receipt and the card used to make the purchase. If you can’t show proof of purchase, you may choose to receive a ‘merchandise credit’ for the lowest-selling price of the mattress.
  • Shipping: Shipping costs for IKEA mattresses purchased online or over the phone vary depending on the city and state where you’re located. Their website states that delivery prices start at $29.
  • Recycling Program: If you purchase a mattress from IKEA and have it delivered to your home, the company will recycle your old mattress for free.

FAQ: Do I need a boxspring?

OVERALL PROS AND CONS

It’s near impossible to rate every single IKEA mattress since there are 16 to choose from. However, I did find general themes among the different foam, latex, and spring mattresses, so take note of these pros and cons if you’re seriously considering going with IKEA:

Pros:

  • Affordability. All IKEA beds are priced below market average, and the most expensive one still comes in below $1,000. This is why IKEA mattresses seem to be popular among college students who are working with a tight budget or need a temporary bed solution.
  • Convenient returns. As long as you have your receipt, you can return your mattress hassle-free. (Though getting the IKEA mattress back to the store can certainly be a pain.)
  • 365-night sleep trial. IKEA’s “Love it or Exchange it” return policy is a pretty good deal, allowing you to “risk-free” try a mattress and then exchange it for another one if you’re not satisfied.
  • 25-year warranty. While normal wear-and-tear is not covered under this warranty, 25 years is a pretty nice amount of time to protect your purchase.

Cons:

  • Limited size options. Most IKEA beds (minus the ones for kids) only come in four sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, And King. While these are usually the most common mattress sizes, you don’t have as many options as other mattress brands that offer upwards of eight or nine sizes to choose from.
  • No options below ‘Medium’ firmness. Like we mentioned above, all of these mattresses will be a medium level of firmness at a minimum. If you like super-soft beds, you are probably not going to enjoy an IKEA mattress.
  • Below-average durability. Many customer reviews said that their bed would sag quite quickly or tear easily. Unfortunately, it looks like there might be a correlation between price and quality.

OTHER IKEA BEDDING PRODUCTS

When you purchase an IKEA mattress, you’re getting just that — the mattress. While this is typical among bedding companies, IKEA luckily offers a handful of other bedding products to help build your bed. And just like the mattresses themselves, there are a lot of different products to choose from that come with a super fair price tag.

Bases

IKEA offers 18 different bed bases to choose from. These include slatted mattress bases, spring mattress bases, bases with legs, bases without ‘em, and bases with secret storage spaces. Most of these bases fall under $200, with the only outlier being the new Godfjord base that is $539.

Pillow tops

Since IKEA mattresses are notoriously firm, it might be a good idea to invest in a pillow top. In fact, many reviewers said they purchased a pillow top to help add some plush softness to their supportive mattress. There are four different pillow tops to choose from, that range in price from $99 to $299.

Mattress and pillow protectors

If you want a mattress or pillow protector, you have eight to choose from — four mattress protectors and four pillow protectors. In general, these are great to have since it helps protect against dirt and stains. Most fall within $20-30, too.

Slatted bed bases

Depending on the base you choose, you might also want a slatted bed base to get extra support. IKEA has two that are under $100 and also has an adjustable slatted base for $210 that allows you to move the head and base of the bed.

Bed legs

If you want a taller bed, IKEA sells bed legs of all various shapes and sizes. Materials range from wood to stainless steel.

Comforters

IKEA has 18 different pillows to choose from. Materials include down and feather, lyocell comforters (renewal and natural), and polyester. Some are specifically designed to keep you cool, and others are to keep you warm. A few models come in different colors, but for the most part, these comforters will come in white.

Pillows

If 18 comforters weren’t enough, try 20 different pillows. In typical IKEA fashion, its cheapest pillow starts at $1.99. The various styles are made from either down and feathers, memory foam, or polyester, and come in a variety of thickness. The covers are made from a natural and renewable material called lyocell.

SHOULD I BUY AN IKEA MATTRESS?

This is a tough question to answer, mainly because there are so many different mattresses. However, while one may be slightly better than the other, general reasons for going with IKEA did reveal themselves:

You’re on a tight budget. The best perk about IKEA mattresses is their price-point. They are priced below market value and also come with good trail periods and return policies should you decide it’s not a fit. Moreover, IKEA mattresses aren’t as high of quality as higher-end mattresses that come with bigger price tags. That said, if you need a bed for a temporary reason — a sublet in a new city, a college dorm, etc — then these mattresses would generally be a good fit, especially since it wouldn’t be a huge investment.

You prefer firm beds. All IKEA beds will feel pretty firm, if not really firm. If you’re a firm bed lover, you most likely can’t go wrong with the support and feel of these beds.

You want options. IKEA has a ton of mattresses to choose from, along with a variety of other bedding products to complete your bed setup. Some are slightly different when it comes to height and support, so you can choose one that you believe best supports your body and needs.

For more information on what to look for when picking out a new bed, check out my how to choose a mattress guide.

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3.6

Summary

The IKEA mattresses are budget-friendly, providing an average value. The material choices, layer thickness, design, and overall profile of both mattresses I tested leave something to be desired in terms of performance. While I do appreciate IKEA’s objective to offer inexpensive mattresses I feel like there are better mattresses for the money elsewhere.

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Laura is a journalist with nearly a decade of experience reporting and covering topics in the health, fitness, and wellness space. She is also a marketing consultant, where she works with impact-oriented startups to build marketing and editorial strategies. Since joining the team at Sleepopolis, she quickly learned how critical sleep is, and enjoys researching how certain sleep products and techniques can improve our lives. Outside of work, you can find her reading Murakami novels, writing amateur poetry, or trail running in her hometown, Boulder Colorado.

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If you are seeking an affordable new mattress, the IKEA brand is a popular and affordable option, with a range of styles and sizes. But how do IKEA mattress reviews compare to competing brands?

Mattress reviews are a helpful tool for consumers, as they give you insight into pros and cons, service, performance and other aspects of ownership that may not be easy to determine from a store visit.

Although IKEA focuses on affordable products, you may have questions about comfort and durability, and a look at IKEA mattress reviews can help you determine if this brand is right for you. In this overview, we will compare IKEA’s mattress lines and look at how their reviews compare to industry averages.

About IKEA

IKEA is a big-box housewares retailer originating from Sweden. They have dozens of showroom locations near major United States metro areas, and they sell select products online as well. The company is known primarily for it’s affordable, ready-to-assemble furnishings which include mattresses and bedding collections. It’s products are manufactured in several countries.

The IKEA Mattress Lineup

IKEA offers over 15 different innerspring, foam and hybrid mattresses ranging from very inexpensive to mid-range in price. The mattresses vary in quality and materials, but all come with 90 day exchange policies and 25 year limited warranties. All mattresses are sold individually, with foundations and supports available separately.

The 9 innerspring mattresses range in price from $159 to $899 in queen size. The mattresses have different types of coil units and comfort layers available. There is also the $79 JOMNA roll-up mattress, which comes only in twin size.

IKEA features 3 poly foam mattresses ranging from $179 to $299 in queen. The brand features two memory foam mattress priced from $399-$549, and also includes three latex mattresses, two synthetic hybrids from $399-$549 and a natural blended latex option for $999.

Model

Type

Specs

Price (queen)

Reviews

JOMNA

Rolled Innerspring

Medium Firm

5 ⅞” Thick

Steel Bonnel Coils

Rayon fiber, polypropelene

$79 (twin)

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SULTAN HAVBERG

Rolled Innerspring

Medium Firm

7 ⅛” Thick

Steel Bonnell Coils

1.5lb foam, polyester, polypropylene & rayon padding

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SULTAN HURVA

Rolled Innerspring

Firm

7 ⅛” Thick

Steel Bonnell Coils

1.5lb foam, polyester & rayon padding

?

SULTAN HANESTAD

Innerspring

Firm

8 ⅝” Thick

506 Steel Pocket Coils

Foam, polyester & rayon padding

64%

SULTAN HALLEN

Innerspring

Medium Firm

9 ½” Thick

506 Steel Pocket Coils

1.5lb foam, polyester & rayon padding

64%

SULTAN HANSBO

Memory Foam Pillowtop Innerspring

Soft

11” Thick

506 Steel Pocket Coils

1-⅝” memory foam, 1.5lb foam, polyester & rayon padding

64%

SULTAN HOGLA

Innerspring

Firm

10 ⅝” Thick

484 Steel Pocket Coils

1.5lb foam, polyester & rayon padding

64%

SULTAN HOLMSTA

Latex Pillowtop Innerspring

Medium Firm

12 ⅝” Thick

484 Steel Pocket Coils

Blended latex, 1.5lb foam, polyester & rayon padding

67%

SULTAN HULTSVIK

Memory Foam Pillowtop Innerspring

Soft

13 ⅜” Thick

484 Steel Pocket Coils

2-⅜” memory foam, 1.5lb foam, polyester & rayon padding

65%

SULTAN HEGGEDAL

Natural Innerspring

Firm

11 ¾” Thick

528 Steel Pocket Coils

Natural blended latex, wool, coir, and polylactide padding

69%

MOSHULT

Poly Foam

Firm

3 ⅞” Thick

1.7lb poly foam

Poly/rayon fiber

Polypropylene lining

Cotton/poly cover

72%

MALFORS

Poly Foam

Firm

4 ¾” Thick

1.7lb poly foam

Poly/rayon fiber

Polypropylene lining

Cotton/poly cover

72%

MORGEDAL

Poly Foam

Med Firm or Firm

7 ⅛” Thick

2.2 and 1.7lb poly foam

Poly/rayon fiber

Polypropylene lining

Cotton/poly cover

80%

MATRAND Firm

Memory Foam

Firm

7 ⅛” Thick

3.1lb memory foam and 1.7lb poly foam

Poly/rayon fiber

Polypropylene lining

Cotton/poly cover

81%

MATRAND Med Firm

Latex/Foam Hybrid

Medium Firm

7 ⅛” Thick

Synthetic latex and 1.7lb poly foam

Poly/rayon fiber

Polypropylene lining

Cotton/poly cover

81%

MYRBACKA Firm

Memory Foam

Firm

9 ½” Thick

3.1 lb memory foam and 1.7-2.2lb poly foam

Poly/rayon fiber and wool

Polypropylene lining

Cotton/poly cover

82%

MYRBACKA Medium Firm

Latex/Foam Hybrid

Medium Firm

9 ½” Thick

Synthetic latex and 2.2lb poly foam

Poly/rayon fiber and wool

Polypropylene lining

Cotton/poly cover

82%

MORGONGAVA

Blended Latex

Medium Firm

7 ⅞” Thick

85% natural latex foam

Wool padding

Cotton cover

83%

Overview of IKEA Mattress Reviews

IKEA continues growing in popularity as they expand across the US, primarily targeting lower price points. Their prices tend to be considerably less than premium brands, but competitive with other discount and entry-level lines.

The company does not allow reviews on their website, which can leave many people searching for IKEA mattress reviews online to see how the brand compares. In this section, we will look at third party review sources and compare them to industry averages.

While comfort will vary depending on your individual preferences, reviews can offer helpful insight into factors like durability, which are important when choosing a new bed.

According to independent review website SleepLikeTheDead.com, 75% of IKEA mattress reviews report being satisfied with their mattresses. Broken down by category, 64% of innerspring owners are satisfied, while 78% of memory foam and 80% of latex owners report satisfaction. These numbers are actually very close to industry averages, but slightly low for the memory foam category.

Below is a summary of their analysis of IKEA mattress reviews for each category:

  • D+ (springs) to B (foam/latex) overall rating.
  • Higher than average reports of sagging or durability issues.
  • Above-average value.
  • Average to above-average pain and pressure point relief.
  • Mostly medium firm to firm options, may have limited options for side sleepers.
  • Usually easy to move on.
  • Good to average motion isolation.
  • Good to average reports of off-gassing (more with foam/latex).
  • Good to average reports of sleeping hot (more with foam/latex).
  • Average to no noisiness (primarily with springs).

IKEA Mattress Reviews: Pros

  • Mostly average to above-average satisfaction
  • Value potential
  • Mostly average to above-average performance
  • Selection variety
  • Warranty

Overall IKEA mattress reviews show satisfaction mostly in the average to slightly above-average range. Most comfort factors, like motion isolation, ease of movement, odor, and sleeping hot also show around average numbers, so overall IKEA mattresses do tend to offer suitable comfort and performance.

Since IKEA offers lower than average pricing, that means the company does have value potential compared to other brands that charge more with similar or lower satisfaction. IKEA also has a pretty large selection of options, including springs, memory foam, latex and hybrids with a range designs and price levels.

Warranty is another advantage for IKEA mattresses, as the company offers 25 years of limited coverage on all mattresses, which is longer than average especially for the cheaper options. This warranty covers defects in springs for innerspring beds, foam cores for foam mattresses, and latex cores for latex mattresses. It does not cover “normal wear and tear” and there are no clear guidelines as to depth of impressions covered however.

IKEA Mattress Reviews: Cons

  • Limited firmness variety
  • Some durability concerns
  • Exchange-only policy

Although IKEA does have many mattress options, they tend to mostly be firm to medium-firm, and according to Sleep Like The Dead, larger individuals and side sleepers may have difficulty finding a comfortable bed.

There are also potential durability concerns with somewhat higher than average complaints of early sagging or impressions in IKEA mattress reviews, particularly with the innerspring beds.

The other potential negative is that IKEA offers an exchange-only return policy, giving customers 90 days to exchange a mattress one time only. This means you would not be able to get your money back if you end up not liking any other beds in the store.

Mattress Value in the Same Price Range

A mattress that is in the same price range as most of the Ikea lines is the Amerisleep AS1 (formerly Americana). This plant-based memory foam mattress receives great customer reviews and is eco-friendly. Customers report less odors and off-gassing, likely as a result of the natural materials.

The AS1 costs $1,049 for a queen. Amerisleep has an entire line of plant-based memory foam mattresses available at Amerisleep.com. Every mattress is wrapped in a Celliant infused cover. This material has many clinically-proven health benefits related to increased oxygen levels in the bloodstream.

Verdict from IKEA Mattress Reviews

Overall IKEA mattress reviews are positive and on par or better than many other options in similar price ranges. Their latex and latex/innerspring hybrid mattresses seem to have the best reviews overall, and though they are more expensive, they are also likely to be more durable. Spring mattresses are mostly average in terms of comfort and performance, and though the IKEA foam mattresses do earn higher ratings, they still lag behind average satisfaction for memory foam.

Given that IKEA’s main benefit lies in their discount pricing, their beds may mostly appeal to budget-minded shoppers or those seeking temporary solutions. In this regard, reviews indicate that IKEA mattresses perform as expected for the price range. Their mid-range collections do earn better reviews, but are somewhat less competitive as others in the $800-$1000 price range can and do earn better ratings.

If you are considering an IKEA mattress, compare the models you are interested in to others in similar price ranges to see how the value, quality of materials and guarantees stack up, and compare them with IKEA mattress reviews. Also, don’t forget to check out the best labor day mattress sale in 2019.

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IKEA Mattresses – Any good? – Which one?

I got the Morgongava* natural latex mattress a year and a half ago. I love it. I had the Myrbacka latex mattress before that. I also liked it, but when I moved, I wanted to upgrade and needed a mattress as I spent some time living/sleeping at both places for reasons. When I was researching mattresses, the natural latex mattress from ikea came up as one of the cheaper all latex mattresses.

Both I felt needed a mattress topper, which I got from costco. This however is likely due to me being a smaller human and having a tendency to “float” on even soft mattresses. YMMV

If you want to nerd out, https://www.themattressunderground.com/mattresses/mattress.html is a good place to start. Like all mattress review sites, there is a lot of affiliate linking going on, but I overall found the site to be quite good, and the founder (who has since passed) had a real passion for mattresses. His wife now (or did) run the site and she was determined to pick up his legacy.

Ikea mattresses were not loved there, but they also weren’t well reviewed. The impression I got from my limited understanding and reviews is that most of the $500 and under mattresses would only really hold up a few years, but over that is decent tho you can find cheaper the same quality if you look.

Also, the mattresses on the floor will feel nothing like the mattress you bring home. It’s because the ones on display are WELL broken in.

And remember to give your body 30 days to adjust to a new mattress.

*I’m pretty sure it was the morgongava, it’s been long enough I don’t remember the name. It was more expensive when I got it, which is why I am putting a tiny sidebar here.

Ikea Mattress Reviews

Today, there are so many different mattress brands out there, that it can get rather difficult to pick and choose the best one for yourself. That being said, there are some companies which reputations precedes them – customer Ikea mattress reviews will tell you that Ikea is exactly that type of a company.

Today, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best Ikea mattresses – two, to be exact. While the company offers customers a very wide range of beds to pick from, we’ll focus on two types of Ikea mattress reviews – ones that deal with Haugesund, and others that talk about Minnesund.

Do note, though, that Ikea sells a huge assortment of different items – if you’re looking for a standalone best mattress for yourself, you should look into some lists of the best mattresses of the year.

TL;DR: Customer Ikea mattress reviews will tell you that both of the beds in question – Haugesund and Minnesund – fall in line with the features that the materials from, which they’re made of, offer. The mattresses aren’t really all that durable, but offer decent pressure relief and motion isolation capabilities.

Pros

  • Good motion isolation (Minnesund)
  • Strong edges (Haugesund)
  • Very affordable (both models)

Cons

  • Not durable at all (both models)
  • Tend to sleep hot (both models)

Ikea Mattress Reviews: PROS

When it comes to finding the best Ikea mattresses, Haugesund and Minnesund are often thought to be on the top of the list. Granted that this is the case, let’s first take a look at some of the most prominent benefits that these two beds offer to the sleeper.

Now, both of the mattresses are very different – they’re made from different materials. That’s why, at the top of every chapter (whether a pro, or a con), near the headline, you’ll be able to see which mattress we’re talking about.

Decent Motion Isolation (Minnesund)

If you’re someone who sleeps with their partner, you likely have a pretty good idea of just how important motion isolation can be in order to be able to get some good night’s worth of sleep. There are plenty of studies done that aim to promote the need for proper, high-quality sleep – a mattress that isolates motion is one of the better tools to help you do so.

You see, the vast majority of people in the world are going to make movements in their sleep. Some are very restless and will toss and turn all night, while others might turn around a few times and that’s it – the sentiment, however, still stands.

Multiple customer Ikea mattress reviews will tell you that, if you’re a lighter sleeper, even the slightest bit of motion on the mattress might wake you up. That’s terrible news for anyone who wants to improve their quality of sleep.

That being said, the best Ikea mattresses can help you deal with this issue. Minnesund is a foam mattress – it doesn’t have a comfort layer, but it does possess a polyfoam core. Foam is quite well-known for its motion isolation capabilities – it tends to sink down when bearing weight, thus isolating motion to one side of the bed, and preventing your body from excessive movements.

Reading through the customer Ikea mattress reviews, it would seem that Minnesund does offer quite decent motion isolation capabilities. That’s good to know!

Very Bouncy (Haugesund)

Remember when I said tat Minnesund and Haugesund are two completely different mattresses? Well, while Minnesund is constructed out of foam, Haugesund is an innerspring bed, and comes with all of the benefits that innerspring mattresses provide, with bounciness being one of the more notable of them.

Admittedly, bounciness is a bit of a niche feature – while some Ikea mattress reviews claim it to be essential, other customers couldn’t seem to care less.

Bounciness is going to be important for anyone who wants to improve their sex life – a bouncy mattress is one of the simplest ways to do so. Well, if you fall into this category of people, then Haugesund should provide you with all the bounciness that you might need.

Decent Pressure Point Alleviation (Minnesund)

One thing that all-foam mattresses are pretty well-known for is pressure point alleviation.

Have you ever felt sore after you’ve woken up in the morning? Chances are that your mattress is at fault here – if you sleep on an old bed that should have been changed and replaced a long time ago, it may develop painful pressure spots on your body. These are most common on the hips, shoulders and neck.

Customer Ikea mattress reviews will tell you that foam beds are among the best tools to deal with this problem. Because of the material’s natural proclivity to sink and contour around the sleeper’s body, the pressure is dispersed equally all throughout the mattress, thus allowing you to sleep without much worry.

Now, notably, too much sinking is a big no-no. This will break your proper spine alignment, and will cause a whole heap of other problems. You should be looking at a mattress that sinks just enough.

According to many customer Ikea mattress reviews, Minnesund is exactly a bed like that. Thanks to a lack of a comfort layer, it won’t sink down too much, thus providing optimal pressure point relief without causing any other major issues.

Great Edge Support (Haugesund)

Strong mattress edges are going to prevent your body from rolling to either side of the bed while you sleep, and thus breaking your spine alignment in the process. Also, if you’re someone who likes to keep their stuff on the bed during the day, you’ll be able to remain sure that it doesn’t fall off at any given time.

Admittedly, foam mattresses tend to have a huge problem with edge support – they lack it, by default. Minnesund is no different – customer Ikea mattress reviews further that notion.

Haugesund, however, is different in that regard. Being based out of metal coils, the mattress is reported to have some truly strong edges! Depending on what it is that you want out of your bed, this can be a real gamechanger!

Ikea Mattress Reviews: CONS

Now, while Minnesund and Haugesund are widely considered to be some of the best Ikea mattresses that the company has in stock, they are surely not without issues, either. With that, let’s take a look at some of the more noticeable and important negative customer Ikea mattress reviews.

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Sleep Warm (Both Models)

Now, you would think that Haugesund, being an innerspring mattress, is going to sleep cool, right?

Well, that doesn’t really seem to be the case, at least according to customer Ikea mattress reviews.

Customers report that both of the beds in question are going to sleep relatively warm. Naturally, Haugesund will sleep cooler, while Minnesund might be too hot for even the coolest of sleepers out there.

Is this really that big of an issue? Well, to tell you the truth, yes – for most people, it’s a major flaw.

While researchers find correlations between poor sleep and overall health on the human gene level, you don’t really need to be a scientist to understand how heat can tamper with your quality of sleep. All it takes is a single night on a hot mattress while also having a fever – that should clear any doubts in your head.

Unfortunately, it would seem that both of the Ikea mattresses in question have not managed to deal with this issue. So, if you do sleep warm by default, you should really take this factor into consideration.

Not at All Durable (Both Models)

While some issues and shortcomings that a mattress might have can be ignored or even solved, durability is not really one of them.

The vast majority of customer Ikea mattress reviews are going to tell you that durability should always be at the top of the requirements that you might have for your mattress. I concur – that’s something that I’ve been saying all my professional life.

I mean, think about it yourself – a bed can be cool to sleep on, rock top-tier motion isolation and pressure relief features, but if it’s going to break down on you in the first few months, do all of those others things really matter?

Nope. Not really.

Reading through customer Ikea mattress reviews, it’s rather clear that Ikea does not offer sturdy and reliable beds. The trade-off here is the price tags – the mattresses are really affordable. That said, an Ikea mattress (whether it be Haugesund, or Minnesund) can be a good choice for a short-term bed, or one that you’d place in the guest room.

Very Weak Edges (Minnesund)

Remember when I mentioned that Haugesund has rather strong edges? Well, that’s because it’s an innerspring mattress. Minnesund, however, is very different in this regard.

As noted earlier, foam mattresses aren’t really known for having strong edges. This type of beds don’t have any coils to support their upper layers. While Minnesund does not have a comfort layer, customer Ikea mattress reviews still report the mattress having practically no edge support.

This does kind of come back to the point I’ve made earlier – both of the Ikea mattresses in question aren’t good options for anyone looking for a long-term, high-end bed. However, if you want to purchase a mattress so that you could have a place to lie down your guests, or are very short on money, they become optimal choices, to an extent.

Price

I’ve already hinted at this earlier, but customer Ikea mattress reviews emphasize the fact that one of the best qualities of these beds is that they are very affordable. Take a look for yourself:

The prices for the Haugesund model are:

  • Twin – $179
  • Full – $229
  • King – $249
  • Queen – $399

And for the Minnesund model:

  • Twin – $90
  • Full – $169
  • Queen – $189

Truth be told, both Haugesund and Minnesund are likely the most affordable mattress alternatives that I’ve ever come across. While many people often use the term “affordable” when talking about some cheaper bed alternatives, Ikea does truly take it to the next level.

On top of that, the brand offers customers a 365-night sleep trial and a huge 25-year warranty, with free shipping in the US.

That’s… Difficult to believe! You see, most mattress brands out there offer customers 100 nights of free trial, and the standard warranty period is usually around 10 years. It’s rather odd that Ikea nearly triples that amount, with also providing a full year’s worth of sleeping trial.

That said, it just goes to show that the brand does trust its products, and stands behind them all the way through. Definitely a huge plus on their side!

Conclusions

As I’ve mentioned at the beginning of this article, finding a decent mattress can be a real challenge these days. There are many different brands with a huge variety of different beds to pick from, all with their own, specific pros and cons.

Ikea is no different in this regard, except that perhaps its name and reputation are much more well-known than some other mattress companies that would offer higher-end products.

That being said, it’s rather obvious that, if you’re looking for a mattress that you’d sleep on for the coming 5 or 10 years, Ikea likely isn’t the best option – your best bet is to look elsewhere.

You see, while both Haugesund and Minnesund come with a set of their own benefits (with the price tags being at the top of them), neither of the mattresses are really going to withstand the test of time – at least not according to customer Ikea mattress reviews.

If, however, you’re looking for a mattress alternative for a short period in your life (i.e. college), or need a bed where you could lie down your friends and guests, then sure – you could consider the Ikea mattresses as some of the better options. Truth be told, the price tags attached to these products really are appealing.

All of that said, do remember – the quality of your sleep should always be placed at the top, even if it means spending a bit more money on a one-time purchase. All in all, I thank you for reading this article, and hope that it was informative to you. Cheers, and until next time!

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Like everyone decorating on a budget, I’ve turned to IKEA again and again for outfitting my last few apartments. But while all of Pinterest knows about gems like the $5 spice racks and the easily hackable furniture, I’m here to spread the message about a very under-sung department: the mattress section.

Out of everything I’ve pulled out of that flat-pack warehouse, the HAUGSVÄR mattress has become my ultimate favorite. (For the record, Google Translate says “haugsvär” is Norwegian for … “haugsvär” — a.k.a. just gibberish.) At $400 for a queen, it doesn’t have the bells and whistles that some mattress-in-a-box companies offer for twice the price, but I’m not complaining one bit.

HAUGSVÄR Queen Mattress ikea.com $399.00

The combo of high-resilience foam and individually wrapped pocket springs offer a firm, but comfortable surface that knocks me right out at night. It’s not just me — both my brother and mom use same kind too, and they’re also staunch proponents. And if you don’t trust the Picard family (no offense taken), I will add that the HAUGSVÄR also has an four-star review on the IKEA website.

Here’s exactly why I love it:

1. You can test it in the store and at home.

In case you needed an excuse to visit IKEA, here it is. (Swedish meatballs and $1 soft serve, here I come!) You can test out all of their mattresses in the showroom, which helped me pick between the spring and foam options, plus the different firmness levels. A queen mattress there can range in price from $200 to $900, so you have a bunch of options depending on your budget.

If you’re tempted to upgrade your old pad without driving to the store, IKEA also offers a 365-day trial period — meaning you could literally sleep on the mattress for a year before exchanging it for a different kind. (FYI: You’ll need to return it in good shape and with a receipt.) There’s also an included 25-year limited warranty that covers any defects in the materials or workmanship.

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2. The medium-firm option feels great if you sleep on your side.

The in-store or at-home trials make it easier to commit to buying the mattress, but at the end of the day it all comes down to how it feels at night – and when you wake up in the morning. I find that the medium-firm option supports my joints and back — great after a hard workout — but the foamy top still squishes enough that I fall right asleep when I hit the pillow.

HAUGSVÄR Spring Mattress ikea.com $399.00

Other customers love their HAUGSVÄR mattresses so much that they took the time to write glowing reviews.

“We started using this wonderful bed after a small delay during renovations,” one person raved. “It immediately became the most comfy spot in the house. I originally purchased it for my room but my son convinced me to put it in his room. I visit whenever I can and dream of the day I can get one for myself. Very affordable and you will not believe the comfort and support!”

Here’s what some other people all in on the IKEA mattress train have to say:

Every time I go to bed I say to myself: Oh yes, this is nice! I couldn’t be happier. It is so comfortable I love it.
I wanted firm, he wanted soft. We went with the firm king haugsvar after months of looking and we both love it. Super happy and impressed with our first IKEA mattress.
I have had this bed for three months and my back has never felt better.
I should have made this purchase years ago. I have not slept this good in decades.

3. It conveniently comes in rolled-up package.

This is key if you’re worried about taking it home or moving it up the stairs. For one, the roll will probably fit inside your car instead of on the roof. I also *greatly* appreciated this feature when I lived on the seventh floor of an apartment building without an elevator. (Yep, those exist.) The included straps with handles made it easy to carry up the mattress up those many (many) stairs, but IKEA also offers lots of other shipping and delivery options depending on what you need:

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If you plan to take it home yourself,

  • Check to see if it’s in stock at your local store by visiting the website first.
  • Use the to skip finding and carting the item from the warehouse.

If you rather have it delivered,

  • Large-item delivery for online orders start at $39.
  • Home delivery orders placed in the store start at $59.

The HAUGSVÄR comes in two firmness options (firm and medium firm) and four sizes: twin, full, queen, and king. I for one have absolutely zero regrets about buying it — not that I would ever doubt my beloved IKEA.

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A Word on IKEA and What Makes It So Special

IKEA is popular (and loved) all over the world. Founded in 1943 in Sweden, the company opened its first US stores in 1985. The policy was (and still is) simple: to provide a wide range of affordable home products and furnishing to people in order to improve the quality of their life.

That’s probably why IKEA is so popular. The chain carries numerous products and styles. And, of course, it offers affordable pricing. As can be seen by lots of positive feedback in IKEA mattress reviews, prices are the number one thing that buys so many customers over. But there’s much more to it.

Just to give you a general idea, here are the main cons of shopping at IKEA:

  • Mediocre durability (including mattresses).
  • Mass made items, (which helps achieve lower prices but means virtually no unique value).
  • Limited size options for some mattress models.
  • No soft mattresses available, only medium and up.

However, all of these drawbacks can be balanced out by the pros of shopping at IKEA, which include:

  • Affordable prices.
  • 365-day sleep trial for mattresses.
  • A wide range of options to suit any interior.
  • Simple return policies.
  • Great warranty on mattresses.
  • Convenient shopping and delivery.

Shipping

When buying at IKEA, you have two options. You can get your mattress delivered or pick it up at your local store. The delivery rates start at $39 and vary depending on where you live. You can estimate the approximate delivery cost here to see how much you will need to add to your new mattress expenses.

Almost all mattresses are delivered rolled-up and vacuum sealed. This means they can fit into pretty much any vehicle, which allows users to pick their beds up using their own cars. Some larger models (typically, hybrids and some innerspring beds) cannot be rolled up, so you’ll need to use delivery services.

When it comes to shipping across the country, IKEA offers delivery to all contiguous 48 states. As for Hawaii and Alaska, only items (mattresses included) under 70 pounds can be shipped there.

“A quick note: IKEA uses third-party delivery services. In most cases, delivery companies allow customers to pick the preferred delivery date and time, which is quite convenient.”

Trial and Warranty

IKEA does have great trial and warranty conditions. In fact, even better than those of some well-known, large mattress brands.

For all IKEA mattresses, the company offers a 365-day trial. If you don’t find your new bed comfortable enough, you can return it for a full refund (minus the delivery costs). Also, there’s a special “Love It or Exchange It” policy, which allows IKEA customers to switch their bed to a different model from the physical store. Some IKEA mattress reviews praise this policy very much.

Here’s how you use it:

If you don’t like the mattress you’ve purchased, you can go to your local store, try different beds, and get a new one instead. Keep in mind that you need to keep the original receipt to return or exchange your mattress.

“Because of the peculiarities of their material, memory foam and latex mattresses should be used for at least a month before you decide to return them. Why? Because latex and foam require a break-in period. They need to adapt to your body to provide the highest comfort levels, and this takes time.”

Now, moving on to the warranty. This might surprise you, but IKEA offers a 25-year limited warranty with all its mattresses. This means you can get a full refund, a replacement for your mattress, or get it repaired when needed. But there are some aspects the warranty does not cover. They include:

  • Any damage (including cuts, tears, and scratches) that was not caused during the manufacturing process or delivery.
  • Damage due to improper storage and installation (for instance, when a mattress is kept or used in a humid environment).
  • Normal wear and tear.
  • Damage caused by outside accidents.

“Because IKEA uses the services of third-party delivery companies, it does not offer any old mattress pick-up and recycling programs.”

IKEA is popular for a reason. For many reasons, actually. And one of them is their mattresses. This is when you get everything in one: great price, nice materials, and good comfort levels.

Want to know what mattress managed to impress me the most?

Well, I have two favorites, and I’m sure you will love them just as much. Firstly, the Haugesund. Don’t mind its innerspring construction, it isn’t squeaky. This mattress comes in two firmness options, which means this model can be suitable for different users. Plus, it’s very comfy! I love its bouncy support and adequate padding (not too soft, not too much sinkage).

However, if you don’t really care for innerspring, you might like the latex Myrbacka bed. It’s actually a combo of different materials, including polyfoam and wool padding. This bed isn’t as bouncy as innerspring models, but it offers great support. Besides, it’s cradling and pressure relieving. To me, that’s perfect!

What about you? Do you have any experience with IKEA products? You’re welcome to share below!