IKEA Mattress Reviews: A Comprehensive Guide

 If you are seeking an affordable new mattress, the IKEA brand is a popular and affordable option, with a range of styles and sizes. But how  do IKEA mattress reviews compare to competing brands?

Mattress reviews are a helpful tool for consumers, as they give you insight into pros and cons, service, performance and other aspects of ownership that may not be easy to determine from a store visit.

Although IKEA focuses on affordable products, you may have questions about comfort and durability, and a look at IKEA mattress reviews can help you determine if this brand is right for you. In this overview, we will compare IKEA’s mattress lines and look at how their reviews compare to industry averages.

About IKEA

IKEA is a big-box housewares retailer originating from Sweden. They have dozens of showroom locations near major United States metro areas, and they sell select products online as well. The company is known primarily for it’s affordable, ready-to-assemble furnishings which include mattresses and bedding collections. It’s products are manufactured in several countries.

The IKEA Mattress Lineup

IKEA offers over 15 different innerspring, foam and hybrid mattresses ranging from very inexpensive to mid-range in price. The mattresses vary in quality and materials, but all come with 90 day exchange policies and 25 year limited warranties. All mattresses are sold individually, with foundations and supports available separately.

The 9 innerspring mattresses range in price from $159 to $899 in queen size. The mattresses have different types of coil units and comfort layers available. There is also the $79 JOMNA roll-up mattress, which comes only in twin size.

IKEA features 3 poly foam mattresses ranging from $179 to $299 in queen. The brand features two memory foam mattress priced from $399-$549, and also includes three latex mattresses, two synthetic hybrids from $399-$549 and a natural blended latex option for $999.

Model

Type

Specs

Price (queen)

Reviews

JOMNA

Rolled Innerspring

Medium Firm

5 ⅞” Thick

Steel Bonnel Coils

Rayon fiber, polypropelene

$79 (twin)

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SULTAN HAVBERG

Rolled Innerspring

Medium Firm

7 ⅛” Thick

Steel Bonnell Coils

1.5lb foam, polyester, polypropylene & rayon padding

$159

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SULTAN HURVA

Rolled Innerspring

Firm

7 ⅛” Thick

Steel Bonnell Coils

1.5lb foam, polyester & rayon padding

$199

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SULTAN HANESTAD

Innerspring

Firm

8 ⅝” Thick

506 Steel Pocket Coils

Foam, polyester & rayon padding

$229

64%

SULTAN HALLEN

Innerspring

Medium Firm

9 ½” Thick

506 Steel Pocket Coils

1.5lb foam, polyester & rayon padding

$299

64%

SULTAN HANSBO

Memory Foam Pillowtop Innerspring

Soft

11” Thick

506 Steel Pocket Coils

1-⅝” memory foam, 1.5lb foam, polyester & rayon padding

$399

64%

SULTAN HOGLA

Innerspring

Firm

10 ⅝” Thick

484 Steel Pocket Coils

1.5lb foam, polyester & rayon padding

$479

64%

SULTAN HOLMSTA

Latex Pillowtop Innerspring

Medium Firm

12 ⅝” Thick

484 Steel Pocket Coils

Blended latex, 1.5lb foam, polyester & rayon padding

$549

67%

SULTAN HULTSVIK

Memory Foam Pillowtop Innerspring

Soft

13 ⅜” Thick

484 Steel Pocket Coils

2-⅜” memory foam, 1.5lb foam, polyester & rayon padding

$649

65%

SULTAN HEGGEDAL

Natural Innerspring

Firm

11 ¾” Thick

528 Steel Pocket Coils

Natural blended latex, wool, coir, and polylactide padding

$899

69%

MOSHULT

Poly Foam

Firm

3 ⅞” Thick

1.7lb poly foam

Poly/rayon fiber

Polypropylene lining

Cotton/poly cover

$179

72%

MALFORS

Poly Foam

Firm

4 ¾” Thick

1.7lb poly foam

Poly/rayon fiber

Polypropylene lining

Cotton/poly cover

$249

72%

MORGEDAL

Poly Foam

Med Firm or Firm

7 ⅛” Thick

2.2 and 1.7lb poly foam

Poly/rayon fiber

Polypropylene lining

Cotton/poly cover

$299

80%

MATRAND Firm

Memory Foam

Firm

7 ⅛” Thick

3.1lb memory foam and 1.7lb poly foam

Poly/rayon fiber

Polypropylene lining

Cotton/poly cover

$399

81%

MATRAND Med Firm

Latex/Foam Hybrid

Medium Firm

7 ⅛” Thick

Synthetic latex and 1.7lb poly foam

Poly/rayon fiber

Polypropylene lining

Cotton/poly cover

$399

81%

MYRBACKA Firm

Memory Foam

Firm

9 ½” Thick

3.1 lb memory foam and 1.7-2.2lb poly foam

Poly/rayon fiber and wool

Polypropylene lining

Cotton/poly cover

$549

82%

MYRBACKA Medium Firm

Latex/Foam Hybrid

Medium Firm

9 ½” Thick

Synthetic latex and 2.2lb poly foam

Poly/rayon fiber and wool

Polypropylene lining

Cotton/poly cover

$549

82%

MORGONGAVA

Blended Latex

Medium Firm

7 ⅞” Thick

85% natural latex foam

Wool padding

Cotton cover

$999

83%

Overview of IKEA Mattress Reviews

IKEA continues growing in popularity as they expand across the US, primarily targeting lower price points. Their prices tend to be considerably less than premium brands, but competitive with other discount and entry-level lines.

The company does not allow reviews on their website, which can leave many people searching for IKEA mattress reviews online to see how the brand compares. In this section, we will look at third party review sources and compare them to industry averages.

While comfort will vary depending on your individual preferences, reviews can offer helpful insight into factors like durability, which are important when choosing a new bed.

According to independent review website SleepLikeTheDead.com, 75% of IKEA mattress reviews report being satisfied with their mattresses. Broken down by category, 64% of innerspring owners are satisfied, while 78% of memory foam and 80% of latex owners report satisfaction. These numbers are actually very close to industry averages, but slightly low for the memory foam category.

Below is a summary of their analysis of IKEA mattress reviews for each category:

  • D+ (springs) to B (foam/latex) overall rating.
  • Higher than average reports of sagging or durability issues.
  • Above-average value.
  • Average to above-average pain and pressure point relief.
  • Mostly medium firm to firm options, may have limited options for side sleepers.
  • Usually easy to move on.
  • Good to average motion isolation.
  • Good to average reports of off-gassing (more with foam/latex).
  • Good to average  reports of sleeping hot (more with foam/latex).
  • Average to no noisiness (primarily with springs).

IKEA Mattress Reviews: Pros

  • Mostly average to above-average satisfaction
  • Value potential
  • Mostly average to above-average performance
  • Selection variety
  • Warranty

Overall IKEA mattress reviews show satisfaction mostly in the average to slightly above-average range. Most comfort factors, like motion isolation, ease of movement, odor, and sleeping hot also show around average numbers, so overall IKEA mattresses do tend to offer suitable comfort and performance.

Since IKEA offers lower than average pricing, that means the company does have value potential compared to other brands that charge more with similar or lower satisfaction. IKEA also has a pretty large selection of options, including springs, memory foam, latex and hybrids with a range designs and price levels.

Warranty is another advantage for IKEA mattresses, as the company offers 25 years of limited coverage on all mattresses, which is longer than average especially for the cheaper options. This warranty covers defects in springs for innerspring beds, foam cores for foam mattresses, and latex cores for latex mattresses. It does not cover “normal wear and tear” and there are no clear guidelines as to depth of impressions covered however.

IKEA Mattress Reviews: Cons

  • Limited firmness variety
  • Some durability concerns
  • Exchange-only policy

Although IKEA does have many mattress options, they tend to mostly be firm to medium-firm, and according to Sleep Like The Dead, larger individuals and side sleepers may have difficulty finding a comfortable bed.

There are also potential durability concerns with somewhat higher than average complaints of early sagging or impressions in IKEA mattress reviews, particularly with the innerspring beds.

The other potential negative is that IKEA offers an exchange-only return policy, giving customers 90 days to exchange a mattress one time only. This means you would not be able to get your money back if you end up not liking any other beds in the store.

Mattress Value in the Same Price Range

A mattress that is in the same price range as most of the Ikea lines is the Amerisleep AS1 (formerly Americana). This plant-based memory foam mattress receives great customer reviews and is eco-friendly. Customers report less odors and off-gassing, likely as a result of the natural materials.

The AS1 costs $1,049 for a queen. Amerisleep has an entire line of plant-based memory foam mattresses available at Amerisleep.com. Every mattress is wrapped in a Celliant infused cover. This material has many clinically-proven health benefits related to increased oxygen levels in the bloodstream.

Verdict from IKEA Mattress Reviews

Overall IKEA mattress reviews are positive and on par or better than many other options in similar price ranges. Their latex and latex/innerspring hybrid mattresses seem to have the best reviews overall, and though they are more expensive, they are also likely to be more durable. Spring mattresses are mostly average in terms of comfort and performance, and though the IKEA foam mattresses do earn higher ratings, they still lag behind average satisfaction for memory foam.

Given that IKEA’s main benefit lies in their discount pricing, their beds may mostly appeal to budget-minded shoppers or those seeking temporary solutions. In this regard, reviews indicate that IKEA mattresses perform as expected for the price range. Their mid-range collections do earn better reviews, but are somewhat less competitive as others in the $800-$1000 price range can and do earn better ratings.

If you are considering an IKEA mattress, compare the models you are interested in to others in similar price ranges to see how the value, quality of materials and guarantees stack up, and compare them with IKEA mattress reviews. Also, don’t forget to check out the best labor day mattress sale in 2019.

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17 thoughts on “IKEA Mattress Reviews: A Comprehensive Guide”

  1. I purchased a Myrbacka memory foam, FIRM mattress. I have found no odor at all. This is a very, VERY , VERY firm mattress with a memory foam top. It took a couple of weeks to get used to the firmness, but it is really great for my back. If you are looking for a memory foam mattress but are not used to sleeping on a “board”, I would recommend the medium firm model, not the firm one.

    1. I have the Myrbacka medium firm and I love it. TheFirm indeed seem too firm in the store. But also, in the store they had the Tannenberg pillow top on top of the myrback a medium firm. And I loved the combo so that is what I bought I got the mattress for 500 and $100 for the pillow top. Seems like a really good combo— a very high quality/luxury feel, at a moderate price.

  2. My husband and I purchased the Morgongava Natural Latex mattress about a year ago. It did have an oder when we first got it. It still does; however, it’s much less noticeable than when we first bought it. In order for me to smell it, I must press my nose into the mattress without sheets and inhale deeply through my nose. It’s also very comfortable and at the age of 62, I sleep better on this mattress than the several we’ve had before it.

  3. I’ve had my Sultan Hansbo full-size mattress for 3 years now and it’s quite good! I lay on one at the store, which felt very soft and cushy. The price was a super great value at only $299 so I figured, why not? It was rather firm when I first received mine and I was worried. It took a while to break it in, but it’s been very fine since. I might note that I had slept on a waterbed for 35 years. I then used an airbed for 5 years before purchasing this mattress. It has been pretty good for me. I plan on buying myself another waterbed in the near future, but shall continue to use this one for my guest room. It still looks and feels like new!

  4. Follow up on the Sultan Hansbo:

    The memory foam toppers from Ikea can be washed with a Bessell PRO upholstery cleaner ($99-$150) as it is top filled with polyester fabric and nylon cover.

    I was in a rush to get a mattress and bought a full bedroom set including mattress, which was to be replaced later on but it was urgent so used it for a while. Granted it is gently used and for some yucky and for me as well hence bought the Bessell PRO upholstery cleaner, did 2 wash and it’s like brand new! Using an anti microbial mattress cover for it too. Had to get the Gel Memory foam topper as it was to firm. Now it is perfect! 🙂

  5. Ikea latex mattress, no matter what they change the name to, will compress into body divots and become very unhealthy for your back. Mine did within 2 years. No help from the company! Keep looking for something better!

  6. Morgedal mattress. Got mattress about 9 months ago. Cost about 300. Was going to buy an old fashioned spring mattress which is what I was replacing. The first night I dreamed I was sleeping on the floor. It is like sleeping on a slab. I bought s150 memory foam topper which was like sleepinfpg on a marshmallow. I then out that underneath the morgedal and that weorked OK four a few months providing some cushion but now I sink into the bed and when I roll or change position I wake up. I weigh 200 lbs and am 6 foot tall. 450 dollars and 9 months later I am back to the Adams Family rack and will need to buy another mattress. As money is tight, I can honestly advise someone thinking of an IKEA mattress to think twice about it. It is one step up from sleeping on the floor. It msay last for 1000 years but a brick by any other name…..

  7. I purchased an Ikea Morgongava Natural Latex mattress two months ago. They say natural latex can have a “sweet” smell, but ours smells like dog poop. I have tried putting it on a screen porch to air for a week, sprinkled it with baking soda, put a bowl of vinegar in the room, and still the whole bedroom smells like the dog had an accident. Has anyone else experienced this?
    The mattress is comfortable, but at Ikea it’s impossible to find a real person who knows anything about
    this situation. I guess I’ll just have to exchange it if there is no solution, but I like the comfort of the mattress.

    1. Hey! I know what you’re saying. I keep telling my bf our mattress smells like a farm. He says it smells like leather, but I think more like cow poop! I dunno how long it will last but it makes my pj’s smell too!

    2. Hi, I bought an ikea mattress a few days ago. It was rolled up in plastic, and when I unrolled it, I realized it really smells like toxic chemicals. Which makes me feel uncomfortable sleeping on it! I bought it for the comfort factor, and it IS quite comfortable, but after two days, it still smells, and I’m just thinking, what is this doing to my long term health, to sleep on something that smells this bad (and obviously has lots of wierd chemicals in it 🙁 ) I am not sure yet what I’ll do….probably try it for a week or two and then if I still feel like it may disrupt my health, turn it in for something more….natural I guess.

  8. Fantastic and very through review of the Ikea Mattress range. We don’t have the exact same range over the in the UK but your review gave us the confidence to give IKEA a go. We went to the showroom today after trying the whole range, we’ve gone for a HOKKÅSEN which is a firm latex/innerspring hybrid. It cost£450 (approx $700USD).

    Our original intention was to get a memory foam mattress as that’s what we’ve had for the last 7 years but the HOKKÅSEN was just too comfy to turn down, now I just hope it lasts the test of time as the 25 year warranty doesn’t look like it’s up to much when get into the fine print, there are lots of little sub clauses that are available for them to wriggle out of.

    Thanks again for the review.

    Omar G
    Huddersfield- (UK)

    1. Hi, thanks for your comments, any updates to how the mattress is holding up, we are looking to buy the same model.

    2. hey! i’m thinking about buying the same mattress, the HOKKÅSEN one, from IKEA. I was just wondering if you are still happy with it?

      thank you 🙂

  9. Hi. I just wanted to say I went through five lower priced (up to $500) mattresses that all were a serious problem. Then I bought an Ikea SULTAN HALLEN. It’s great. At least for now. And it seems to be well made. I sleep well on it, my back is fine in the morning and I relax in it fully. I am not a memory foam guy (unless its a one inch topper) so I like firm mattresses but I need pressure point relief and this seems to provide it nicely.

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