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The Ikea Mattress Review You Can Actually Trust – 2018

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THE GOOD: In (Ikea) stores • low price • 15 models to suit a variety of needs and preferences • "B" company rating.

THE BAD: Too firm for some (without topper) • fair-at-best durability / longevity for everyday adult use • support may be inadequate for couples and heavy people.

THE MATTRESSES: Ikea sells North America-made foam / memory foam, latex and spring mattresses priced $90-$1200. Several models come roll packed for convenience and ease of transport.

THE COMPETITION: Other low-priced mattresses especially Zinus and Signature Sleep. Compare Ikea mattresses to other brands in the mattress comparison.

Contents

Ikea Mattress Ratings – Overview
Key Comparisons
Ikea Mattress Model Ratings & Comparison
Person Size and Sleep Position Suitability
Ikea Company Ratings

Ikea Mattress Ratings & Comparison – Overview

Ikea SPRING mattresses consist of fiberfill, regular foam, memory foam (select models), mini springs (select models) over bonnell coils or pocket coils.
Ikea FOAM mattresses consist entirely of regular foam or memory foam over regular foam.
Ikea LATEX mattresses consist entirely of latex or latex over foam.

The ratings below – based on 500+ consumer reviews gathered using an unbiased, accurate methodology – show how Ikea mattresses compare to the average mattress.

SPRING FOAM LATEX
Owner satisfaction for everyday adult use d+ C- C+
  Can vary by model. Get details about owner satisfaction for everyday adult use.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Owner satisfaction for limited adult use or everyday child use C+ C- C+
  Ikea mattresses are used in about 40% of cases for limited adult use (e.g., temporary use, guest use) or everyday child use. When used like this, the mattresses overall have 88% owner satisfaction which is the same as that of the average mattress.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Affordable B+ A- B
  Price is a main strength of Ikea mattresses. More.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Durability / longevity d+ c- c
  The main owner complaint especially for the (thicker) spring models is sagging / development of body impressions. More.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Support C- C- c+
  Can vary somewhat by model. Pricer Ikea models often have better support than those less expensive.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Minimizes pressure points C C+ B-
  Firm models especially have poor to fair conforming-to-the-body ability. This often results in some parts of the body feeling more pressure than other parts.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Less (back) pain C C b-
  Latex models tend to perform best especially over the long term. (See mattresses & pain relief for general analysis.)
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Easy to move on C+ C b-
  For people under 200 pounds, 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
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 or musty initial odor. About 12% of owners (1 in 8) report a problem.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
No sleeping hot b c c-
  About 8% of foam and latex model owners (1 in 13) report significant heat retention vs about 4% for spring model owners (1 in 25).
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Edge support C- D+ c-
  Sitting or sleeping near the mattress edge is not a strength for Ikea mattresses. And at least 10% of spring model owners report deteriorating edge support with age and wear.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Good for sex c+ c- C+
  See mattresses and sex for general analysis.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
No noise c a a
  Spring models with bonnell / open coils especially may creak, squeak or clunk.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
No topper needed C- D C-
  13%+ of Ikea mattress owners (1 in 8) need to add a topper to the mattress to lessen firmness and create acceptable comfort. More.
SPRING FOAM LATEX
Easy to maintain C+ C+ C
  Most Ikea 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 mattresses weigh 20 to 168 lbs depending on model and size with 62 lbs being the average. Spring models are often thicker and heavier than foam and latex models. Some models have handles.

Key Comparisons

Owner Satisfaction For Everyday Adult Use

Ikea Spring Mattresses
Ikea spring mattresses have 63% owner satisfaction overall. Satisfaction by model can vary.

ikea spring mattress comparison

Ikea Foam / Memory Foam Mattresses
Ikea foam mattresses have 69% owner satisfaction overall. Satisfaction by model can vary.

ikea foam mattresses comparison

Ikea Latex Mattresses
Ikea latex mattresses (all-latex and latex-hybrid models) have 76% owner satisfaction overall. Satisfaction by model can vary.

ikea latex mattress comparison

(Learn how owner satisfaction is determined.)

Durability / Longevity

Ikea Spring Mattresses
A 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 mattress owners report durability / longevity problems occurring within three years, especially those who use the bed regularly. Among Ikea mattresses, the thicker and pricier spring models appear to have the most complaints for sagging.

ikea spring mattresses longevity

Ikea Foam Mattresses
A main owner complaint for Ikea foam / memory foam mattresses (and foam mattresses in general) is that they can become excessively soft and or sag. About 15% of Ikea foam bed owners report this problem occurring within three years. Pricier, thicker models tend to perform better than cheaper, thinner ones.

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 occurring within three years. About 15% of Ikea latex bed owners report this problem.

ikea latex mattress longevity
*partial estimate.

Price / Affordability

Ikea latex models range in price from $300-$1,200; Ikea foam models $90-$600; and Ikea spring models $120-$900. A foundation can cost an additional $120-$380 depending on size.

ikea mattress price comparison

Topper Usage

13%+ of Ikea mattress owners – especially adult side sleepers – need to add a topper to the mattress to lessen firmness and create acceptable comfort.

ikea topper use compare

Ikea Mattress Model Ratings, Prices, & Specs

Mattresses are sorted by price. Price does not include a foundation which can cost $120-$380 depending on size.

  Owner Satisfaction (sample)* Price Type Thick-
ness
Comfort Layer Base Layer Firm-
ness
Roll Pack***
HUSVIKA N/A $120 tw spring 5.1" foam (1.7 lbs/ft) open coils** firm yes
COMMENT: New model. Very thin and suited only for small child / toddler use.
MINNESUND N/A for everyday adult use

70% (42) for everyday child use
$90 tw

$150 full

$170 qn
foam 3.85" foam (1.7 lbs/ft) firm yes
COMMENT: One of the thinnest mattresses on the market. Suited only for small child / toddler or teen / adult seeking very firm mattress.
HASVAG 64% (9) for everyday adult use

88% (26) for limited adult use or everyday child use
$130 tw

$180 full

$200 qn
spring 8.25" 2" foam (1.5 lbs/ft) open coils (375 coil count qn)** med- firm yes
COMMENT: Popular and well suited for child / small teen use. Coil count not adequate for regular adult use.
MEISTERVIK N/A for everyday adult use

77% (39) for everyday child use
$150 tw

$200 full

$220 qn
foam 4.75" foam (1.7 lbs/ft) firm yes
COMMENT: Thin and suited only for small child / toddler or teen / adult seeking firm mattress.
HAUGESUND 65% (86) for everyday adult use

89% (129) for limited adult use or everyday child use
$170 tw

$230 full

$250 qn

$350 kg
spring 10" 2.5" foam (1.6 lbs/ft)

fiberfill
pocket coils (594 coil count qn)** med- firm or firm yes
COMMENT: Appears to be most popular Ikea mattress. Potentially suited for everyday use by normal-sized adults seeking a firm mattress. Likely best suited for regular child / teen use or limited adult use.
MORGEDAL 67% (71) for everyday adult use

88% (39) for limited adult use or everyday child use
$200 tw

$280 full

$300 qn

$400 kg
foam 7.1" 2.4" foam (2.2 lbs/ft) foam (1.7 lbs/ft) med-firm or firm yes
COMMENT: Most popular foam-based model. Thin given that the average mattress is about 11" thick. Potentially suited for everyday use by adults under 150 lbs seeking a firm mattress. Best suited for regular child / teen use or limited adult use.
HAUGSVAR 64% (85) for everyday adult use

89% (22) for limited adult use or everyday child use
$300 tw

$380 full

$400 qn

$500 kg
spring 11" 3" foam (1.8 lbs/ft)

fiberfill
pocket coils (594 coil count qn)** med- firm or firm yes
COMMENT: Thickness is same as that of the average mattress. Potentially suited for everyday use by normal-sized adults seeking a firm mattress.
MATRAND
(latex)
77% (15) for everyday adult use

N/A for limited adult use or everyday child use
$300 tw

$380 full

$400 qn

$500 kg
latex hybrid 7.1" 2" synthetic latex foam (1.7 lbs/ft) med-firm yes
COMMENT: Thin given that the average mattress is about 11" thick. Potentially suited for everyday use by adults under 150 lbs seeking a firm mattress. Best suited for regular child / teen use or limited adult use.
MATRAND
(memory foam)
69% (30) for everyday adult use

89% (12) for limited adult use or everyday child use
$300 tw

$380 full

$400 qn

$500 kg
foam 7.1" 2" memory foam (3.1 lbs/ft) foam (1.7 lbs/ft) firm yes
COMMENT: Similar to Morgedal but uses memory foam instead of foam for comfort. Thin given that the average mattress is about 11" thick. Potentially suited for everyday use by adults under 150 lbs seeking a firm mattress. Best suited for regular teen use or limited adult use.
HESSTUN 64% (9) for everyday adult use

N/A for limited adult use or everyday child use
$400 tw

$480 full

$500 qn

$600 kg
spring 12.5" 2" foam (1.7 lbs/ft)

fiberfill

mini springs
pocket coils (594 coil count qn)** med-firm or firm no
COMMENT: Potentially suited for everyday use by normal-sized adults seeking a firm mattress.
MYRBACKA (latex) 82% (15) for everyday adult use

N/A for limited adult use or everyday child use
$480 full

$500 qn

$600 kg
latex hybrid 9.5" 3" synthetic latex foam (1.7 lbs/ft) med-firm no
COMMENT: Appears to be somewhat less firm yet somewhat more supportive than Mybracka (memory foam). Above-average value.
MYRBACKA (memory foam) 70% (30) for everyday adult use

N/A for limited adult use or everyday child use
$480 full

$500 qn

$600 kg
foam 9.5" 3" memory foam (3 lbs/ft) foam (1.7 lbs/ft) firm no
COMMENT: Potentially suited for everyday use by normal sized adults seeking a firm mattress, but likely best suited for limited adult use.
MORGONGAVA 70% (22) for everyday adult use

N/A for limited adult use or everyday child use
$600 tw

$800 full

$1000 qn

$1200 kg
latex 7.8" 85% natural, 15% synthetic latex med- firm no
COMMENT: Above-average off gassing potential. Suited for everyday use by normal sized adults seeking a firm mattress.
HJELLESTAD 62% (11) for everyday adult use

N/A for limited adult use or everyday child use
$680 full

$700 qn

$800 kg
spring 15" 3" memory foam (3 lbs/ft)

3" foam (1.8 lbs/ft)

fiberfill

mini springs
pocket coils (594 coil count qn)** med- firm no
COMMENT: Potentially suited for everyday use by normal-sized adults seeking a firm mattress. Thick given that the average mattress is about 11" thick; as a result, it is not well suited for shorter people.
HOLMSBU 62% (13) for everyday adult use

N/A for limited adult use or everyday child use
$780 full

$800 qn

$900 kg
spring 17.7" 3" gel memory foam (3 lbs/ft)

3" foam (1.8 lbs/ft)

fiberfill

mini coils
pocket coils (594 x 2 coil count qn)** med- firm no
COMMENT: Very thick given that the average mattress is about 11" thick; as a result, it is not well suited for shorter people.

* Learn how owner satisfaction is determined.
** Learn about coil types as well as coil count.
*** "Roll pack" means the mattress is rolled and vacuum sealed and may require up to four 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.

Person Size and Sleep Position Suitability

The table below evaluates Ikea mattress models for person size and sleep position. It shows what tends to be true for owners; your personal evaluation may differ. See the mattress firmness guide for details based on your body type. And people of below- and above-average weight, see the mattress guide for large and small people.

  Average-Sized People
(130-230 lbs)
Large People
(230+ lbs)
Small People
(under 130 lbs)
HUSVIKA Back Sleep Friendly C- D- C+
Side Sleep Friendly D+ D- C
Stomach Sleep Friendly C- D- C
MINNESUND Back Sleep Friendly D D- C
Side Sleep Friendly D D- D+
Stomach Sleep Friendly D D- C-
HASVAG Back Sleep Friendly C D+ B
Side Sleep Friendly C D+ C-
Stomach Sleep Friendly C D+ C+
MEISTERVIK Back Sleep Friendly D+ D C
Side Sleep Friendly D D- D+
Stomach Sleep Friendly D D- C-
HAUGESUND Back Sleep Friendly C D+ B-
Side Sleep Friendly C- D D+
Stomach Sleep Friendly C D C-
MORGEDAL Back Sleep Friendly C+ C B-
Side Sleep Friendly C C- D+
Stomach Sleep Friendly C C- C-
HAUGSVAR Back Sleep Friendly B- C B-
Side Sleep Friendly C+ C D+
Stomach Sleep Friendly B- C- C-
MATRAND
(latex)
Back Sleep Friendly B C B-
Side Sleep Friendly C+ C D+
Stomach Sleep Friendly B C C-
MATRAND
(memory foam)
Back Sleep Friendly B C C
Side Sleep Friendly C- C D
Stomach Sleep Friendly C+ C- D+
HESSTUN Back Sleep Friendly B C B-
Side Sleep Friendly C+ C D+
Stomach Sleep Friendly B C C-
MYRBACKA (latex) Back Sleep Friendly B C B-
Side Sleep Friendly C+ C D+
Stomach Sleep Friendly B C C
MYRBACKA (memory foam) Back Sleep Friendly B C+ C
Side Sleep Friendly C- C D
Stomach Sleep Friendly C+ C+ D+
MORGONGAVA Back Sleep Friendly B B- B-
Side Sleep Friendly B- C D+
Stomach Sleep Friendly B C C+
HJELLESTAD Back Sleep Friendly B C B-
Side Sleep Friendly B- C D+
Stomach Sleep Friendly B C C+
HOLMSBU Back Sleep Friendly B C B-
Side Sleep Friendly B- C D+
Stomach Sleep Friendly B C C+

Ikea Company Ratings

The ratings below – based on consumer experiences and the evaluation of Sleep Like The Dead – show how Ikea compares to the average mattress manufacturer.

Warranty B- Ikea mattresses have a 25-year limited warranty. But coverage appears to be limited to only springs or foam/latex core. And consumers should not expect an Ikea mattress to last the length of its warranty. (See mattress warranties: what to know.)
Return policy B- Ikea has a 365-day one-time exchange policy. Customers will need to return the mattress themselves to an Ikea store to avoid a pick-up fee.
Customer service C- Customer service appears to be no better than fair.
Marketing accuracy B+ While some hyperbole is used, Ikea is mostly factual and accurate with its mattress claims and presentation.
Access to customer reviews A- At Ikea's website, the customer review section has sorting and filtering ability.
Integrity of customer reviews B This refers to how closely customer ratings in total appearing on Ikea's website correspond to customer ratings in total at independent sources.
Specs disclosed B+ The disclosing of specifications 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.
Time in business A Ikea US LLC has been in business for over 30 years.
BBB rating A Ikea US LLC has an "A" with the Better Business Bureau, although it recently had an "F". Learn about BBB ratings and what they mean.
SLTD rating B SLTD (Sleep Like The Dead) company rating for Ikea is determined by averaging the above company ratings.

 


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About our unbiased Ikea mattress review and research

The Ikea mattress report is based on 500+ consumer reviews of the various models. Learn more about our research methodology and why you can trust our mattress reviews.

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 low price and value potential.

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

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