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IKEA Morgedal Foam Mattress Review

Updated October 1, 2019

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Everyone wants a comfortable night’s sleep regardless of where they are – but carrying around your expensive cooling gel memory foam mattress may not be feasible (or even possible), when you’re staying at your hunting cabin, or camping out in your RV. And you can’t just buy a second one for outdoor activities, ‘cos they’re expensive too.

Now sleeping bags and air mattresses have been popular for a long time and I find them quite useful personally, but some of my camping buddies find the former to yield inadequate comfort, and the latter to be a pain to set up. And I wouldn’t dream of offering either to a guest at my house!

If you’re picky about your outdoor / guest sleeping solution, IKEA may just have a sweet budget offering for you.

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IKEA Morgedal Foam Mattress

The Queen sized Morgedal foam mattress is a far cry from the premium mattress you may be used to sleeping at home in terms of durability – but that’s also true for its price. The manufacturer makes no tall claims about how it’ll be the be all and end all mattress for your bedroom – but it is evident from the materials it incorporates that it will provide vastly improved comfort over traditional camping gear.

Available in both medium-firm and firm variants, this mattress may not raise the bar for comfort compared to similarly priced offerings from other manufacturers – but what it does is back up its modest claims with a solid 25 year limited warranty and a 1 year refund / exchange policy, which you’ll seldom see in competitors.

Features And Benefits

Low Cost

It goes without saying that a low price tag is one of this mattress’s chief attractions, not just for individuals looking for a decent sleeping option for use in their holiday cabin / RV, but also for those who want to furnish their guest room without emptying their wallets.

IKEA achieves this low cost by skimping somewhat on the core materials they use, resulting in genuine durability concerns for this mattress. I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone with a BMI over 25 except if they plan to use it extremely infrequently.

Those with a lower BMI may get away with using this mattress regularly for a couple years, but don’t expect it to be the most comfortable sleeping experience you can get.

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Core Materials

For its comfort layer, the mattress utilizes a 2.4” thick 2.2 lb./cu.ft. high-resilience polyurethane foam layer, which is made to keep its original shape longer than what you normally get from viscoelastic foam. Beneath the comfort layer, there’s a 1.7 lb./cu.ft. layer of standard polyurethane foam to enable the mattress to support the weight of the sleeper.

These layers are topped off with a polyester / rayon fiber wadding, and altogether, the mattress achieves a height of 7.1”. The lining consists of non-woven polypropylene, and the ticking is a blend of cotton, polyester and rayon – pretty much what you’d expect from a product at this price.

You shouldn’t confuse the high-resilience layer to mean durability that is on par with higher priced products – it is just present to give it an edge over the immediate competition.

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Multiple Firmness Options

The mattress comes in both medium-firm and firm flavors to better match your preferences. Personally, I’d go with the more firm option because it would last a while longer before it starts to sag. The medium-firm choice will appeal to side sleepers and those with back pain, but keep in mind that it will sag much quicker – especially if you’re heavy.

Convenience & Maintenance

This mattress comes roll packed for easy transportation from the pickup point to your home, but it may take around 8 to 14 hours to regain its original shape completely.

Thanks to the removable cover, keeping the look of your mattress neat and tidy is quite easy. This makes it especially suitable for use in kids’ rooms where there is a much higher risk of spills that would otherwise ruin a non-removable mattress cover.

I’ll recommend flipping and rotating this mattress every 3 – 6 months to allow for some of the saggy spots to regain their firmness.

365 days return or exchange policy

365 Days Return / Exchange Policy

Every IKEA product comes with a yearlong policy that lets you get your money back if you are dissatisfied by its performance. For mattresses, IKEA offers an extra alternative – if you aren’t happy with the mattress, you can return it and get a brand new replacement of the same model – but this is a one-time deal.

You’ll need a receipt as well as a photo ID, and the mattress must not be damaged, abused, stained or dirty.

25 year limited warranty

25 Year Limited Warranty

IKEA offers a long-term warranty for all its mattresses – even the ones that cost under $100 – which covers defects in workmanship and material. Keep in mind that this applies only to products used domestically, and that a receipt of purchase is necessary to avail it.

What Do The People Say?

With a mainstream, low cost mattress like this, there’s bound to be polarized views about how well it performs because anyone who’s on a budget can get it. This means that even those who technically shouldn’t get it (read overweight individuals) will try it as a regular sleeping solution – and end up complaining about its durability when it sags under their weight after a few months.

Conversely, there are also many positive reviews about this mattresses performance – especially from those individuals who have placed it in their kids’ rooms, or in their guest bedroom. The crux that I’ve gathered from scouring Morgedal reviews left by consumers is that this is a great mattress for intermittent use by normal weight adults, or for regular use by children. Stretching it beyond these limits will see it devolve into a sagging mess in two years at most.

Alternatives

Matrand Memory Foam Mattress

OVERVIEW

  • Material: Memory foam
  • Core Density (lb/cu.ft.): Polyurethane memory foam: 3.1;
    Polyurethane foam: 1.7
  • Thickness: 7 ?”
  • Firmness: Firm
  • Sizes Available: Twin, Full, Queen, King

If you’re looking for a mattress that can give you a bit more comfort and durability than what Morgedal is offering, consider the memory foam variant of the Matrand series. By combining memory foam with a more dense 3.1 lb./cu.ft. polyurethane foam for the comfort layer, this mattress is able to last a bit longer than what you can expect from Morgedal.

It comes with the added benefit of being available in Twin, Full, Queen and King sizes (its latex variant is available only in Queen).

The Good

  • Improved comfort and durability.
  • Available in a multitude of sizes.

The Bad

  • Not recommended for overweight individuals.

Morgongava Natural Latex Mattress

OVERVIEW

  • Material: Natural latex
  • Thickness: 7 ?”
  • Firmness: Medium-firm
  • Sizes Available: Twin, Full, Queen, King

Morgongava isn’t as cheap as Morgedal or Matrand, but it is still a lot cheaper than average natural latex products in the market. The natural latex layer combined with 1.7 lb./cu.ft. poly foam provides individualized comfort and support which makes it great for sufferers of back pain.

Furthermore, it has a padding of cotton and natural wool that ensures adequate airflow and moderates the temperature, so those who find regular foam and memory foam too warm may also want to give it a try.

The Good

  • Personalized comfort and support for back pain sufferers.
  • Available in a several different sizes.
  • Regulates temperature.

The Bad

  • Not for overweight consumers.

Jomna Spring Mattress

OVERVIEW

  • Pocket Spring Count: Bonnell springs
  • Thickness: 5 ?”
  • Firmness: Medium-firm
  • Sizes Available: Twin

The ultra-cheap twin-sized Jomna mattress from IKEA is for those in need of a frugal bedding solution that is a notch higher than sleeping on the ground. This mattress definitely fits that category.

Jomna incorporates cheap Bonnel springs that won’t provide much personalized comfort, but will hold your weight (if your BMI is under 25, that is) reasonably well. Get this with the express understanding that it won’t last you long, and while you’re using it, keep saving for a more lasting budget option such as IKEA’s Matrand and Myrbacka product lines.

The Good

  • Ultra-cheap.
  • Performs on par with direct competitors.
  • Still an upgrade over typical portable sleeping equipment.

The Bad

  • Not durable.
  • Not especially comfortable.

Conclusion

Having a cheap mattress for temporary lodging, camping trips, and guests is a necessity for many, but most products end up being either cheap or functional, but not both.

As you can judge from my Morgedal foam mattress review, IKEA has filled this gap admirably with this series – it is inexpensive, yet its multiple layers of polyurethane foam are comfortable and supportive enough to give you a far more peaceful sleep than any air mattress or sleeping bag could. Combine this with the fact that it is backed by a solid refund policy and a long-term 25 year warranty, and you’ve got remarkable value for your small expenditure.

Morgedal Mattress Specs

Material Core Density (lb/cu.ft.) Thickness Other features
Foam High-resilience polyurethane foam: 2.2; Polyurethane foam: 1.7 7 1/8” Cotton / poly cover; Polypropylene lining; Poly / rayon fiber

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a Foundation Needed?

Recommended for maximum durability.

Is a Mattress Pad or Protector Needed?

Recommended for maximum durability.

Are returns hassle free?

Yes, anytime during one year trial.

Does it Work on Adjustable Beds?

Yes.

Is There A Trial Available?

Yes. 1 year.

How long is the warranty?

25 years limited.

Does It Need To Be Rotated?

Yes, every 3-6 months.