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

Updated July 18, 2019

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. I’ve put together a detailed guide, complemented with popular IKEA mattress reviews, so you can decide whether their offerings will meet your sleeping needs, and if so, to help you pick the right IKEA mattress for yourself.

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.

What types is better? Check out our comparison between foam and spring Ikea mattresses.

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.

Top Rated IKEA Mattress Reviews

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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Read our full review.

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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4. IKEA Haugesund Mattress Review

OVERVIEW

  • Pocket Spring Count (varies with size): 594
  • Thickness: 9 7/8”
  • Comfort Material: Polyurethane foam: 1.5lb/cu.ft.; Polyurethane foam: 1.7lb/cu.ft.

The coil count – at 594, is as high as it can get for a queen size spring mattress from the manufacturer, and it’s bolstered by a comfort layer of 1.5 lb/cu.ft. and 1.7 lb/cu.ft. polyurethane foam. The overall height of the mattress is roughly 10”, which is middling but not low enough to make you feel there’s practically nothing there.

One positive aspect is that this mattress utilizes pocket coils which enables it to offer better support than an open coil counterpart, while also reducing the motion transfer if two people are sharing a bed.

That said, I would only recommend it to individuals with a lower BMI than 20 (or for children), since these coils aren’t designed to withstand the kind of stress introduced by an overweight sleeper (except on occasion e.g. in the case of guests).

Pros

  • Cheap spring mattress with a reasonable coil count.
  • Pocket springs provide better individualized support.
  • Available in medium firm and firm-variants.
  • Performs well for lightweight individuals.

Cons

  • Doesn’t work well for grown adults.
  • Limited to Queen size.

Haugesund is a Queen-sized mid-tier spring mattress, available in both medium-firm and firm variants, worth considering for a lightweight back sleeper who’s alright sleeping on (or prefers to sleep on) a relatively unyielding surface.

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5. IKEA Jomna Mattress Review

OVERVIEW

  • Pocket Spring Count (varies with size): Bonnell springs
  • Thickness: 5 ⅞”

In all honesty, the only thing the 5.8” thick Jomna has got going for itself is its extremely low sub-$100 price tag. Statistically speaking, of those who got this spring mattress, roughly 80% have been satisfied with their purchase, but that’s probably because this is the least uncomfortable solution among the lot of budget products being offered in the market!

Know that this isn’t a mattress that has been designed to last long – indeed, if you’ve got a BMI north of 25, I’ll advise you to pass over this one unless you only want a temporary sleeping solution for a year or so. Even in that case, the comfort you’ll get with this mattress is average at best, and definitely not for those with back ache problems.

Pros

  • Extremely cheap.
  • Performs well relative to other budget offerings.

Cons

  • Not durable.
  • Not very comfortable.

Packing low density Bonnell springs with a minimal fiber comfort layer, this entry-level medium firm twin mattress is recommended for individuals on a very strict budget who want to upgrade from an inferior sleeping solution such as a sleeping bag or an air mattress.

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6. IKEA Minnesund Mattress Review

OVERVIEW

  • Material: Foam
  • Thickness: 3 7/8”
  • Other Features: Cotton / poly cover; Polypropylene lining; Poly / rayon fiber

The Minnesund is one of the cheapest lines of foam mattresses that you’ll find are available in Twin, Full, and Queen sizes. While not very durable or comfortable, it is great for use in a hunting cabin / summer house that you won’t be visiting for more than a few days every year.

The mattress has a standard cotton / polyester cover as well as a polypropylene lining, and uses polyester / rayon fiber in conjunction with the foam to create a firm sleeping surface. Incorporating just a 1.7 lb./cu.ft. dense polyurethane foam layer and at a thickness of approximately 4 inches, expecting exceptional resilience / support from this mattress would be pointless.

The design is simply incapable of handling the stress imposed by regular use, even if it is a normal weighing adult sleeping on it – in fact, I’d only recommend it for regular use if it is intended for a child under 13 years of age.

Pros

  • Extremely cheap.
  • Works well as a child’s mattress / very infrequent adult use mattress.
  • Available in Twin, Full and Queen sizes.

Cons

  • Not durable.
  • Not comfortable for adults.

While not very durable or comfortable, it is great for use in a hunting cabin / summer house that you won’t be visiting for more than a few days every year.

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7. IKEA Sultan Series Review
(Discontinued by IKEA)

OVERVIEW

  • Material: Bonnell springs, 506 (queen), 484 (queen), 528 (queen)
  • Firmness: Medium-firm, Firm. Soft
  • Sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King

The Sultan series is a diverse subcategory of the manufacturer’s innerspring lineup – going from the $100-ish Sultan Havberg incorporating cheap Bonnell springs, to the loftily priced (for IKEA that is) Sultan Heggedal.

I call this a diverse category because it has an affordable sleeping solution for every kind of sleeper: Sultan Hansbo and Sultan Hultsvik, for instance, are soft spring mattresses with relatively thick memory foam cushions which makes them great for side sleepers.

The Sultan Heggedal and Sultan Hogla models are firm spring mattresses that have latex and foam cushions respectively (to accommodate different budgets). The 528 coil count of Heggedal in particular, when combined with its latex cushion and 11 ¾” thickness, makes it a fine supportive sleeping surface for those who suffer from back pain.

For the average sleeper with no special sleeping requirements, the moderately priced, medium-firm options such as Sultan Hallen and Sultan Holmsta will do fine. Most Sultan mattresses are available in Twin, Full and Queen sizes, with the King size available in the pricier options as well.

The main complaint, judging from IKEA Sultan mattress reviews left by consumers, has been that of durability, but provided you’ve got a normal BMI (between 18.5 and 25), this won’t likely be an issue.

Pros

  • Diverse lineup to meet specialized sleeping requirements.
  • Prices ranging from ultra-cheap to mildly expensive.
  • Available in a variety of sizes.

Cons

  • Cheaper products pack inferior quality springs / lower coil count.
  • Some durability concerns.

What you’ve got then, is an affordable innerspring mattress lineup that may not have all the bells and whistles of premium products, but nevertheless provides fundamental comfort and pressure relief.

The Best IKEA Mattress For Side Sleepers

Side sleepers require a mattress that contours to the shape of their shoulders and hips, while also maintaining the proper alignment of their spine – this is necessary to avoid back and neck pain. The obvious choice for an ideal side sleeper mattress would then be a memory foam model, except IKEA’s memory foam models are a bit on the firm side, which may not appeal to every side sleeper.

On the other hand, one of their higher end memory foam / innerspring hybrid offerings – Holmsbu – is right up side sleeper alley with its multiple layers of individualized pocket springs, and cooling memory foam, combining together to create a conforming, cool, medium-firm sleeping surface.

For its Queen size variant, the mattress combines 750 mini-pocket springs on its top layer with a 3.1 lb./cu.ft. memory foam layer to create a surface that naturally conforms to the pressure points of your body, enabling proper circulation of blood that allows your joints and muscles to relax.

Deeper in, there’s two layers of pocket springs (594 coil count on Queen size for both) that provide individualized support to your body as needed. They are backed by a soft filling of 1.7 lb./cu.ft. and 1.5 lb./cu.ft. polyurethane foam to maximize comfort.

Altogether, this 17 ¾” mattress works great for any type of sleeper in need of a relatively soft yet supportive sleeping solution, and side sleepers just naturally happen to fall in this category. One thing I’ve gathered from the IKEA spring mattress reviews left by dozens of users though: this one will yield best results when used by a normal weight individual (i.e. one with a BMI under 25).

Pros

  • Provides customized support and comfort as required by side sleepers.
  • Multiple pocket spring layers enhance support.
  • Memory foam keeps the sleeping surface cool.
  • Available in Full, Queen and King sizes.

Cons

  • Not for overweight individuals.
  • Slightly expensive.

Altogether, this 17 ¾” mattress works great for any type of sleeper in need of a relatively soft yet supportive sleeping solution, and side sleepers just naturally happen to fall in this category.

The Best IKEA Mattress For Back Pain

Back pain stems from an improper sleeping posture where the spine is kept misaligned for extended periods of time – this can easily happen if you sleep on a mattress that doesn’t provide precise support to your pressure points, and does not adequately conform to the shape of your body.

IKEA’s Morgongava mattress series, which combines a natural latex (85%) / synthetic latex (15%) blend with a 1.7 lb./cu.ft. dense layer of polyurethane foam, is a solution that provides the kind of personalized support and pressure point relief needed by those who suffer from back pain (or want to avoid it).

The roughly 8 inch thick medium firm mattress has special ‘comfort zones’ that alleviate stress on your hips and shoulders, thereby ensuring a proper spinal posture, and thus minimizing back ache. Furthermore, a padding of natural wool and cotton promotes airflow and regulates your bed’s temperature so that it is neither too cold, nor too hot.

Provided you’re not overweight, the Morgongava series will minimize back pain regardless of your sleep style. It is available in Twin, Full, Queen and King sizes.

Pros

  • Alleviates muscle stress and conforms to your body naturally.
  • Comfort zones that target pressure points.
  • Natural wool / cotton padding for regulating temperature.
  • Available in Twin, Full, Queen and King sizes.

Cons

  • Won’t work for overweight people.
  • Somewhat expensive.

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. Given their inclination towards the budget-oriented consumer segment, it is ironic that my favorite IKEA mattresses, for reasons discussed in detail above, are the Morgongava (latex) and Holmsbu (innerspring) lines.

They may be some of the most expensive IKEA mattresses out there, but the value they pack in terms of personalized contouring and pressure relief is incredible. Furthermore, compared to the prices some of their counterparts are selling at, they are still quite affordable.

The fact that they’re backed by the manufacturer’s extensive 25 year limited warranty, and come with year-long money back / exchange guarantees, is the cherry on the cake.