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unbiased Ikea Mattress Reviews, Ratings and Comparisons

Based on 204 Actual Consumer Experiences

May 10, 2015

What You Need To Know

THE GOOD: In addition to being affordably priced, Ikea mattresses often rate average or better in owner satisfaction. Unlike many low-priced mattresses, Ikea mattresses can be tried in (Ikea) stores before buying as opposed to buying online untried. Several models are roll packed and lightweight, making for easy transport.

THE BAD: Many Ikea mattress models are thin and firm –  too much so for some, especially people 200+ lbs and side sleepers. Warranty terms are vague.

THE MATTRESSES: Ikea sells value-priced foam, latex and spring mattresses made in North America ranging in thickness from 4 to 13.5 inches. The below-$500 models are likely best suited for temporary / occasional adult use or child use, as is true for other low-priced mattresses.

THE COMPETITION: Main competitors are other low-priced mattresses. See the side-by-side mattress comparison for how Ikea mattresses stack up to other options.

Contents

Ikea Mattress Ratings – Overview
Ikea Mattress Model Ratings & Comparison
Analysis of Key Issues
     Owner Satisfaction
     Durability / Longevity
     Price / Affordability

Ikea Mattress Ratings & Comparison – Overview

Ratings below are based on 200+ consumer reviews collected from diverse, credible sources. Learn more about our unbiased research methodology. Ratings refer to the following:

Spring models Havburg, Hallen, Hanestad, Hogla, Hansbo, Holmsta, Hultsvik, Hurva, Heggedal and Jomna.
Foam models Moshult, Malfors and Morgedal.
Latex models Matrand, Myrbacka and Morgongava.

SPRING FOAM LATEX
Owner satisfaction d+ b- b
  Ikea mattresses overall have 75% owner satisfaction. Ikea spring mattresses overall: 64%. Ikea foam mattresses: 78%. Ikea latex mattresses: 80%. Learn the details.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Durability / lifespan d c- c+
  The main owner complaint is sagging / development of body impressions occurring to an extent that undermines comfort / support. Owner data suggests that spring models are about 2x more likely than foam and latex models to have this problem. Learn more.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Price a- a b+
  Prices are $80-$1,200 depending on size and model. A foundation costs $100-$400. Learn why Ikea mattresses are so affordable.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Pressure point relief C B- B
  Ikea foam and latex mattresses both tend to perform somewhat better than spring models overall on this issue. (See mattresses and pain relief for general analysis.)
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Less (back) pain B- b- b
  See mattresses and pain relief for general analysis.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Firmness options c- d+ d+
  Ikea mattresses tend to be firm or mostly firm.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Back sleep friendly B+ B+ B+
  All model types tend to perform well and similar on this issue.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Side sleep friendly c- C- C-
  Due to their often high firmness, Ikea mattresses are not ideally suited for most side sleepers.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Front sleep friendly c+ b- B-
  All model types tend to perform similar on this issue.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Easy to move on / get up off b B- b+
  Ikea mattresses tend to not sink in or contour to the body to an extent that makes moving on or getting up off the bed difficult.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Motion isolation c+ b+ b-
  Motion isolation means that movement by one person will not disturb another. Foam models and pocket coil models tend to perform best.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Heavy person friendly C- d+ d
  Overall, Ikea mattresses are not especially well suited for 220+ lbs people due mainly to their tendency to be fairly thin.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
No initial odor / off gassing b- c- c-
  Foam models (especially those with memory foam) and latex models have the most complaints for off gassing which is a chemical-like initial odor. About 10% of these owners report the problem.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
No sleeping hot b c c
  About 6% of foam or latex model owners report significant heat retention. About 4% of spring model owners report a problem.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Good for sex b- c+ b-
  See mattresses and sex for general analysis.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
No noise c+ a a
  Spring models with bonnell coils may creak, squeak or clunk, especially for heavier owners.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Easy to maintain B- C+ C
  Most but not all models are "no flip." Mattresses are often rotated by owners to maintain comfort and support.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Easy to lift, handle, move c b b-
  Weight ranges from 30 to 155 lbs. Average weight of an Ikea mattress is about 60 lbs. Spring models tend to be thicker and therefore heavier than foam and latex models.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Warranty C C C
  The mattresses have a 20- to 25-year limited warranty, but terms are vague which is usually not in the interest of the consumer. (See mattress warranties: what you should know.)
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Specs provided B B B
  This rating refers to the extent that Ikea discloses the specs of its mattresses. Important specs are often provided with the exception of layer thickness. The disclosing of specs allows consumers to know what they are paying for and helps them to comparison shop.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Return policy c C C
  Ikea has a 90-day one-time exchange policy. Money back is not an option.

Ikea Mattress Ratings & Comparison – By Model

The various models are compared below on criteria that can vary from model to model. Mattresses are sorted by price. Price does not include a foundation which can cost $100-$400 depending on model and size.

  Owner Satis-faction Price Type1 Size Thick-
ness2
Comfort Layer Thick- ness Comfort Layer Material Firm-
ness
Roll Pack3
JOMNA 64% $80 spring (open coil) twin 5.8" .8" poly- prop- ylene firm yes
Comment: Suited for child use or temporary adult use. Lightweight at 30 lbs.
MOSHULT 72%4 $80-
$180
foam tw, full, qn 3.85" -- -- firm yes
Comment: Reversible / two sided. Suited for child use. Also may be used as futon mattress or mattress topper.
SULTAN HAVBURG 63% $90-
$160
spring (open coil) tw, full, qn 7.1" 2" foam, poly -prop- ylene, fiber firm yes
Comment: Decent value. Has handles which is uncommon among similarly priced mattresses. Not well suited for most side sleepers.
SULTAN HURVA 64% $130-
$200
spring (open coil) tw, full, qn 7.1" 2" foam, poly- prop- ylene, fiber firm yes
Comment: Similar to less expensive Havburg but perhaps somewhat firmer. Not well suited for most side sleepers.
MALFORS 72%4 $150-
$250
foam tw, full, qn 4.75" -- -- firm yes
Comment: Reversible / two sided. Best as child's bed, futon mattress or thick mattress topper.
SULTAN HANESTAD 64% $170-
$330
spring (pocket coil) tw, full, qn, kg 8.65" 1.65" foam & fiber firm no
Comment: Decent value. Not well suited for most side sleepers.
MOR- GEDAL 80%4 $200-
$400
foam tw, full, qn, kg 7.1" 2.4"* foam med-firm, firm yes
Comment: Medium-firm model is fairly suited for side sleepers.
SULTAN HALLEN 64% $230-
$400
spring (pocket coil) tw, full, qn, kg 9.5" 2.5" foam & fiber med- firm no
Comment: Fairly suited for side sleepers.
SULTAN HANSBO 64% $280-
$500
spring (pocket coil) tw, full, qn, kg 11" 4" memory foam, foam, fiber plush no
Comment: 1.6" of memory foam. Decent value. Fairly suited for side sleepers.
MATRAND 81%4 $300-
$500
latex over foam tw, full, qn, kg 7.1" 2"* fiber, latex med-firm, firm yes
Comment: Medium-firm model is fairly suited for side sleepers.
SULTAN HOGLA 64% $350-
$550
spring (pocket coil) tw, full, qn, kg 10.6" 3.6" foam & fiber firm no
Comment: Lyocell to control moisture / temperature. Not well suited for most side sleepers.
SULTAN HOLMSTA 67% $450-
$650
spring (pocket coil) tw, full, qn, kg 12.6" 5" foam, fiber, latex firm no
Comment: 1.5" of 80% synthetic latex. Lyocell regulates temperature. Not well suited for most side sleepers. Fairly well suited for regular / long-term use.
MYR- BACKA 82%4 $500-
$650
latex over foam full, qn, kg 9.5" 3"* fiber, latex, foam med-firm or firm no
Comment: Latex is synthetic. Medium-firm model is fairly suited for side sleepers. Fairly well suited for regular / long-term use.
MORGON -GAVA 83%4 $600-
$1200
latex tw, full, qn, kg 7.8" -- -- firm no
Comment: Latex 85% natural, 15% synthetic. Not well suited for most side sleepers. Mostly well suited for regular / long-term use. Reversible / two sided.
SULTAN HULTSVIK 65% $600-
$750
spring (pocket coil) full, qn, kg 13.4" 6.6" memory foam, foam, fiber plush no
Comment: 2.4" of memory foam. Lyocell regulates temperature. Acceptable for most side sleepers. Mostly well suited for regular / long-term use.
SULTAN HEG- GEDAL 69% $700-
$1000
spring (pocket coil) tw, full, kg 11.75" 4.75" fiber, wool, latex firm no
Comment: Latex 85% natural. Upscale knit cover. Not ideally suited for most side sleepers. Mostly well suited for regular / long-term use.

1 The open (bonnell) coil design has average-at-best supportiveness, durability / lifespan, and motion isolation (couple friendliness). The pocket coil design likely performs better in all areas but is somewhat more expensive.

2 An average-sized adult usually needs mattress thickness of at least seven inches, especially if the bed is to be used regularly. Mattresses with less than seven-inch thickness are best suited for temporary adult use or use by children.

3 "Roll packed" means the mattress is rolled and vacuum sealed and will require 3-4 days to fully regain its shape. Roll-packed beds are often compact enough to fit in a car and therefore do not need to be delivered.

4 Based on previous similar-model owner satisfaction.

Analysis of Key Issues

Owner Satisfaction

Ikea Spring Mattresses
Ikea spring mattresses have 64% owner satisfaction overall. The various spring models tend to rate similar. 64% is about average for spring mattresses but lower than average for all mattresses overall (72%).

Owners who use an Ikea spring mattress only for occasional / temporary use or for child use tend to be more satisfied than those who use it for regular adult use.

ikea spring mattress comparison


Ikea Foam Mattresses
Ikea foam mattresses have 77% owner satisfaction overall. This is somewhat lower than average for foam mattresses (81%) but better than average for all mattresses overall (72%). The thicker, more expensive Ikea foam models appear to rate somewhat higher in owner satisfaction than the thinner, cheaper models.

ikea foam mattresses comparison


Ikea Latex Mattresses
Ikea latex mattresses overall have 80% owner satisfaction. This rating is average for latex mattresses overall and better than average for all mattresses overall (72%).

ikea latex mattress comparison


Durability / Longevity

Ikea Spring Mattresses
The main complaint for Ikea spring mattresses (and spring mattresses in general) is sagging and development of body impressions which can cause discomfort and back pain. At least 20% of Ikea spring bed owners report durability / longevity problems, especially those who use the bed regularly.

ikea spring mattresses longevity


Ikea Foam Mattresses
A main owner complaint for Ikea foam mattresses (and foam mattresses in general) is that they can become excessively soft and or sag as they age and wear. Owner experience data suggests that thicker Ikea foam models with memory foam (as opposed to regular foam) will likely have at least somewhat better durability / longevity than thinner models with regular foam.

ikea foam bed longevity


Ikea Latex Mattresses
The main complaint for Ikea latex mattresses (and latex mattresses in general) is body impression development or compression of the sleep surface. About 15% of owners report this problem. Ikea latex mattress Morgongava can be flipped which can extend its lifespan.

ikea latex mattress longevity


Price / Affordability

Ikea latex models range in price from $300-$1,200; Ikea foam models $80-$400; and Ikea spring models $80-$1,000. A foundation can cost an additional $100-$400 depending on size.

ikea mattress price comparison

Main reasons why Ikea mattresses are more affordable than the average mattress:


At Amazon: Value-Priced, High-Rated Memory Foam Mattress

Sleep Like The Dead Editor Discusses Ikea Mattress Research

About our unbiased Ikea mattress reviews and research

The Ikea mattress report is based on 200+ consumer reviews of the various models (both current and discontinued). Data was collected from diverse, credible sources.

Remember

– The top consumer complaint for Ikea mattresses overall is sagging and/or body impression development which often results in discomfort. About 22% of Ikea mattress owners report this problem, a rate similar to that of competing mattresses.

– The top consumer praise for Ikea mattresses is their value.

– Like many other low-priced mattresses, many Ikea models come "roll packed." This means the mattress is rolled and vacuum sealed and will require 3-4 days to fully regain its shape. Roll-packed beds are often compact enough to fit in a car and therefore do not need to be delivered.

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