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unbiased Ikea Mattress Reviews, Ratings and Comparisons

Based on 216 Consumer Experiences Gathered from 84 Sources

September 23, 2015

What You Need To Know

THE GOOD: Despite being value priced, Ikea mattresses often rate average or better in owner satisfaction. Unlike many low-priced mattresses, Ikea mattresses can be tried in (Ikea) stores as opposed to buying online untried.

THE BAD: Many Ikea mattress models are thin and firm – too much so for some, especially people 220+ lbs and side sleepers. Durability / longevity are questionable especially for everyday, regular use.

THE MATTRESSES: Ikea sells 3.8" to 13.5" thick foam, latex and spring mattresses made in North America. Several models come roll packed for transport convenience. The below-$400 models are best suited for limited adult use or child use.

THE COMPETITION: Other low-priced mattresses. See the mattress comparison for how Ikea stacks 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 210+ 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.
Foam models Minnesund, Meistervik, Moshult, Malfors, Myrbacka and Morgedal.
Latex models Matrand, Myrbacka and Morgongava.

SPRING FOAM LATEX
Owner satisfaction d+ b- b
  Ikea mattresses have 75% owner satisfaction overall with spring models generally rating lower than foam and latex models. Get 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. 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
Conforming potential D+ C+ B-
  Ikea spring mattresses especially tend to have only low to moderate conforming-to-the-body ability. This may result in some parts of the body feeling more pressure than other parts because of unequal support.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Less (back) pain C C b-
  Latex models tend to perform best especially over the long term. (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
Stomach sleep friendly c+ b- B-
  All model types tend to perform similar on this issue.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Easy to move on b C+ 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 C
  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+ C-
  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 owners report the problem.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
No sleeping hot b c c
  About 7% of foam and latex model owners report significant heat retention vs about 4% for spring model owners.
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 head to foot by owners to maintain comfort and support.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Easy to lift, handle, move c b b-
  Ikea mattress weight ranges from 18 to 155 lbs with the average being about 60 lbs. Spring models tend to be thicker and often heavier than foam and latex models.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Warranty B B B
  The mattresses have a 20- to 25-year limited warranty. (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. The disclosing of specs allows consumers to know what they are paying for and helps them to comparison shop. Ikea provides most specs with the exception of layer thickness.
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 Ikea 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 Type Sizes Thick-
ness1
Best Use2 Comfort Layer Base Layer Firm-
ness
Roll Pack3
MINNE- SUND 72%4 $90 foam twin 3.85" child use foam (1.7 lbs/ft) firm yes
Comment: Lightweight and easily storable at 18 lbs. Reversible / two sided.
MOSHULT 72%4 $90-
$180
foam tw, full, qn 3.85" child use foam (1.7 lbs/ft) firm yes
Comment: Lightweight and easily storable at 18-29 lbs. Reversible / two sided.
SULTAN HAVBURG 63% $90-
$160
spring tw, full, qn 7.1" child use, limited adult use 2" foam (1.5 lbs/ft) open coils firm yes
Comment: Has handles which is uncommon among similarly priced mattresses. Not well suited for most side sleepers.
MEIST- ERVIK 72%4 $150 foam twin 3.85" child use foam (1.7 lbs/ft) firm yes
Comment: Lightweight and easily storable at 19 lbs. Reversible / two sided.
SULTAN HURVA 64% $130-
$200
spring tw, full, qn 7.1" child use, limited adult use 2" foam (1.5 lbs/ft) open coils firm yes
Comment: Not well suited for most side sleepers.
MALFORS 72%4 $150-
$250
foam tw, full, qn 4.75" child use foam (1.7 lbs/ft) firm yes
Comment: Lightweight and easily storable at 19-30 lbs. Reversible / two sided.
SULTAN HANESTAD 64% $170-
$330
spring tw, full, qn, kg 8.65" limited adult use 1.7" foam (1.7 lbs/ft) & fiber pocket coils firm no
Comment: Not well suited for most side sleepers.
MOR- GEDAL 80%4 $200-
$400
foam tw, full, qn, kg 7.1" child use, limited adult use 2.4"* foam (2.2 lbs/ft) foam (1.7 lbs/ft) med-firm, firm yes
Comment: Firm model especially is not well suited for most side sleepers.
SULTAN HALLEN 64% $230-
$400
spring tw, full, qn, kg 9.5" limited adult use 2.5" foam (2.2 lbs/ft) & fiber pocket coils med- firm no
Comment: Only fairly suited for side sleepers.
SULTAN HANSBO 64% $280-
$500
spring tw, full, qn, kg 11" limited to regular adult use 4" – memory foam (3 lbs/ft), foam pocket coils plush no
Comment: Has 1.6" of memory foam. Fairly suited for side sleepers.
MATRAND 81%4 $300-
$500
latex over foam tw, full, qn, kg 7.1" limited to regular adult use 2"* synthetic latex foam (1.7 lbs/ft) med-firm, firm yes
Comment: Firm model especially is not well suited for most side sleepers.
SULTAN HOGLA 64% $350-
$550
spring tw, full, qn, kg 10.6" limited to regular adult use 3.6" foam (2.2 lbs/ft) & fiber pocket coils firm no
Comment: Not well suited for most side sleepers.
SULTAN HOLMSTA 67% $450-
$650
spring tw, full, qn, kg 12.6" limited to regular adult use 5" – latex, foam (2.2 lbs/ft), fiber pocket coils firm no
Comment: Has 1.5" of 80% synthetic latex. Not well suited for most side sleepers.
MYR- BACKA (latex) 82%4 $480-
$600
latex over foam full, qn, kg 9.5" limited to regular adult use 3"* synthetic latex foam (2.2 lbs/ft) med-firm or firm no
Comment: Firm model especially is not well suited for most side sleepers.
MYR- BACKA (memory foam) 82%4 $480-
$600
foam full, qn, kg 9.5" limited to regular adult use 3"* memory foam (3 lbs/ft ) foam (2.2 lbs/ft) med-firm or firm no
Comment: Firm model especially is not well suited for most side sleepers.
SULTAN HULTSVIK 65% $600-
$750
spring full, qn, kg 13.4" limited to regular adult use 6.6" – memory foam (3 lbs/ft ), foam (2.2 lbs/ft), fiber pocket coils plush no
Comment: Has 2.4" of memory foam. Fairly well suited for most side sleepers.
MORGON -GAVA 83%4 $600-
$1200
latex tw, full, qn, kg 7.8" limited to regular adult use latex firm no
Comment: Latex is 85% natural, 15% synthetic. Not well suited for most side sleepers. Reversible / two sided.
SULTAN HEG- GEDAL 69% $700-
$1000
spring tw, full, kg 11.75" limited to regular adult use 4.75" – latex, fiber, wool pocket coils firm no
Comment: Latex is 85% natural. Upscale knit cover. Not well suited for most side sleepers.

* Estimate

1 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.

2 Less expensive models (typically those under $400) are often thin and have less durable materials and construction. They are therefore best suited for child use and or temporary / occasional adult use.

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 Partially 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 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 often rate somewhat higher 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 and or those with 2.2 lbs/ft base layer foam will likely have at least somewhat better durability / longevity than thinner models or those with 1.7 lbs/ft base layer 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 longevity

Price / Affordability

Ikea latex models range in price from $600-$1,200; Ikea foam models $90-$400; and Ikea spring models $90-$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:


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Sleep Like The Dead Editor Discusses Ikea Mattress Research

About our unbiased Ikea mattress review and research

The Ikea mattress report is based on 210+ consumer reviews of the various models. 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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