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unbiased Ikea Mattress Reviews, Ratings and Comparisons

Based on 184 Actual Consumer Experiences

March 21, 2014
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What You Need To Know

THE GOOD: Ikea mattresses are affordably priced and tend to have above-average value potential. Several models are roll packed and relatively lightweight, making for easy transport. Ikea foam and latex mattresses both tend to rate above average in owner satisfaction.

THE BAD: Many Ikea mattresses are thin and firm – excessively for some, especially large people (200 lbs+) and side sleepers.

While most Ikea mattress owners say the beds are a value, about 20% say the beds are simply "cheap" – mainly because durability and longevity overall are average at best. In fact, several models, especially less expensive ones, are best for only temporary or occasional use.

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

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

The Ikea mattress report below is based on 180+ consumer reviews collected from diverse, credible sources. Learn more about our unbiased research methodology.

The ratings below apply to all Ikea mattresses including SPRING models (Havburg, Hallen, Hanestad, Hogla, Hansbo, Holmsta, Hultsvik, Hurva, Heggedal, Jelsa, Jomna), FOAM models (Florvag, Fonnes, Favang, Fjordgard, Fidjetun, Finnvik, Flokenes) and LATEX models (Elsfjord, Edsele) as well as similar discontinued models.

SPRING FOAM LATEX comment
Owner satisfaction d+ b- b Ikea mattresses overall have 75% owner satisfaction. (75 out of 100 based on 184 reviews.) Ikea spring mattresses overall: 64% Ikea foam mattresses: 78%. Ikea latex mattresses: 80%. Learn more.
Durability / longevity d c c+ The main complaint is sagging / development of body impressions. Ikea spring models are somewhat more likely than foam and latex models to have this problem. Learn more.
Affordable / 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.
Less pain / pressure points c- b b Ikea foam and latex mattresses both tend to perform better than Ikea spring mattresses on this issue. (See mattresses and pain relief for general analysis.)
Firmness options c- d+ d+ Ikea mattresses tend to be firm or mostly firm with a few being plush.
Back sleep friendly b- b B All model types tend to perform similar on this issue.
Side sleep friendly c C C- All but the plush models may be too firm for many side sleepers.
Stomach sleep friendly c+ b B All model types tend to perform similar on this issue.
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.
Motion isolation c b+ b- Motion isolation means that movement by one person will not disturb another. Foam models tend to perform best.
Heavy person friendly C+ d+ d Ikea spring mattresses tend to be thicker than foam or latex varieties and are therefore somewhat better suited for larger people (200 lbs+) or anyone seeking a taller profile.
No initial odor / off gassing b- c- c+ Foam models, especially those with memory foam, tend to have the most complaints for off gassing – a chemical-like odor that beds can give off when new.
No sleeping hot b c+ c+ Foam and latex models are more likely to trap a person's body heat.
Good for sex b- c+ b- See mattresses and sex for general analysis.
No noise c+ a a While foam and latex are silent, spring mattresses may creak or squeak.
No rotating / flipping B- C+ C Most models are "no flip" but are often rotated by owners to extend lifespan.
Lightweight c b b- Ikea spring models tend to be thicker and therefore heavier than Ikea foam and latex models.
Warranty b+ a- b+ The mattresses have a 20- to 25-year warranty; they should not be expected to last that long. (See mattress warranties: what you should know.)
Return policy c Ikea has a 90-day one-time exchange policy. No money back.

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.

  Owner Satis-faction Price Type1 Available Sizes Overall Thick-
ness2
Comfort Layer Thick- ness Comfort Layer Material Rever-
sible3
Firm-
ness
Roll Packed4 Comment
JOMNA NA $80 spring (bonell coil) twin 5.8" .8" polyprop- ylene no firm roll packed Best as child's bed or for temp. use
SULTAN FLORVÅG 72% $80-
$180
foam tw, full, qn 3.85" -- -- yes firm roll packed Best as child's bed or topper
SULTAN HAVBURG NA $90-
$160
spring (bonell coil) tw, full, qn 7.1" 2" foam, polyprop- ylene, fiber no firm roll packed Solid value
JELSA (mattress set) NA $130-
$190
spring (bonell coil) tw, qn 6.75" (mat- tress) .8" polyprop- ylene yes firm not roll packed Price includes foundation
SULTAN HURVA NA $130-
$200
spring (bonell coil) tw, full, qn 7.1" 2" foam, polyprop- ylene, fiber no mostly firm roll packed Similar to Havburg but somewhat less firm
SULTAN FONNES 72% $150-
$250
foam tw, full, qn 4.75" -- -- yes firm roll packed Best as child's bed or thick topper
SULTAN HANESTAD 64% $170-
$330
spring (pocket coil) tw, full, qn, kg 8.65" 1.65" foam & fiber no mostly firm not roll packed Solid value
SULTAN FIDJETUN 75% $200-
$330
foam tw, full, qn, kg 5.5" 2" memory foam no plush roll packed --
SULTAN FÅVANG 78% $230-
$330
foam tw, full, qn 5.5" -- -- yes firm roll packed Questionable value
SULTAN HALLEN 64% $230-
$400
spring (pocket coil) tw, full, qn, kg 9.5" 2.5" foam & fiber no firm not roll packed --
SULTAN HANSBO 64% $280-
$500
spring (pocket coil) tw, full, qn, kg 11" 4" memory foam, foam, fiber no plush not roll packed 1.6" of memory foam. Good value
SULTAN FINNVIK 80% $300-
$400
foam t, full, qn, kg 7.1" 2.4" memory foam no firm roll packed --
SULTAN HOGLA 64% $350-
$550
spring (pocket coil) tw, full, qn, kg 10.6" 3.6" foam & fiber no mostly firm not roll packed Lyocell to control moisture / temperature
SULTAN FLOKENES 81% $400-
$500
foam tw, full, qn, kg 8.6" 2.75" memory foam no firm not roll packed Good value. Lyocell to control moisture / temperature
SULTAN ELSFJORD 82% $400-
$600
latex tw, full, qn, kg 5.5" -- -- yes mostly firm roll packed Latex is synthetic
SULTAN HOLMSTA 67% $450-
$650
spring (pocket coil) tw, full, qn, kg 12.6" 5" foam, fiber, latex no firm not roll packed 1.5" of 80% synthetic latex. Lyocell to regulate temperature
SULTAN FJORD- GARD 80% $550-
$750
foam tw, full, qn, kg 8.6" 1.75" latex no mostly firm not roll packed Latex 80% synthetic. Lyocell to regulate temperature
SULTAN HULTSVIK 65% $650-
$750
spring (pocket coil) full, qn, kg 13.4" 6.6" memory foam, foam, fiber no plush not roll packed 2.4" of memory foam. Lyocell to regulate temperature
SULTAN EDSELE 83% $730-
$1200
latex tw, full, qn, kg 7.6" -- -- yes firm not roll packed Latex 85% natural, 15% synthetic
SULTAN HEGGEDAL 69% $650-
$1000
spring (pocket coil) tw, full, kg 11.75" 4.75" fiber, wool, latex no mostly firm not roll packed Questionable value. Latex 85% natural. Knit cover

1 The bonell coil design has average-at-best supportiveness, durability / lifespan, and motion isolation (couple friendliness). The pocket coil design performs better in all areas but is 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 use or use by children.
3 Reversible means the mattress can be flipped and slept on both sides. This feature can help mattress longevity / lifespan.
4 Roll packed means the mattress is rolled in a package and will require 3-4 days to fully regain its shape. Roll-packed beds can often fit in a car and do not need to be delivered.

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 or temporary use tend to be somewhat more satisfied than those who use it regularly.

ikea spring mattress comparison


Ikea Foam Mattresses
Ikea foam mattresses have 78% owner satisfaction overall. The various foam models tend to rate similar. 78% is slightly 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%). Based on limited owner experience data, the all-latex Ikea models (Sultan Elsfjord and Sultan Edsele) rate somewhat better than Ikea models comprised only partly of latex.

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.

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. 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 which can undermine support and comfort. About 15% of owners report this problem. Ikea latex mattresses, however, can be flipped which can extend mattress lifespan.

ikea latex mattress longevity


Price / Affordability

Ikea mattress prices vary depending on the model and size. Ikea latex models range in price from $430-$1,200; Ikea foam models $80-$750; 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:


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Sleep Like The Dead Editor Discusses Ikea Mattress Research

About our unbiased Ikea mattress reviews and research

The Ikea mattress report is based on 180+ 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 25% of Ikea mattress owners report this problem.

– The top consumer praise for Ikea mattresses is that they are often a good value; some have pocket coils and use materials such as latex and memory foam which are often only found on more expensive mattresses.

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