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6 Best Ikea Mattresses, According to Real Customer Reviews

If you are looking at IKEA for a mattress you are likely to get overwhelmed with all the options available. In this article have listed the top 6 best mattresses from IKEA in each category, according to ACTUAL customers and their experiences.

After this article you should have a great idea of which mattress is right for you and your needs.

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The saying “nothing lasts forever” can be applied to most man-made items and the mattress on your bed is no exception. With an expected lifespan of between 5 to 7 years, according to Sleepadvisor, the replacement of your mattress is inevitable.

Forethought is advisable in deciding which mattress to purchase as we theoretically spend around a third of our lives sleeping. With this in mind, below are a few questions to help you make an informed decision:

  • What is my available budget? 
  • What size should the mattress be? 
  • Should the mattress be firm or soft?
  • What’s good about my current mattress?
  • What is no longer enjoyable about my current mattress?
  • Who else sleeps on the bed?

Not all of us, however, have the spare time and the energy to research the depths of the internet to find our perfect mattress. We conveniently place our trust in well-known retailers to have done their homework on their products.

Ikea is a retail brand that has struck the right chord with millions of shoppers worldwide. The success of Ikea is on the one-brand philosophy of their production of simple, stylish furniture. The brief is that the furniture looks good and is durable. The added benefit is retailing their brand line for way less than other big brands.

Ikea offers a comprehensive range of mattresses, including; spring mattresses and foam mattresses.

To help you choose the best-suited mattress for your needs, read on as we share our research on our the best IKEA mattresses.

2 TYPES: Spring and All-Foam Mattresses

We have broken down the available mattresses that IKEA offers into 2 categories. Mattresses with springs (also called hybrid mattresses) and All-foam mattresses. In general all-foam mattresses are more affordable than spring mattresses but their comfort levels are all personal preference. Spring mattresses will have more support and give a more traditional “bounce” that you would expect from an innerspring mattress, whereas an all-foam mattress will hug your body more and have less bounce.

IKEA Spring Mattresses (Top 3)

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Ikea spring mattresses all use spring coils to distribute the sleeper’s weight evenly to provide optimal support for the body and eliminate any unnecessary stress on the spine. 

Ikea spring mattresses are also cooler to sleep on, with the individual spring construction allowing air to circulate and ventilate the mattress naturally. 

In addition, these pocket spring mattresses utilize natural materials for comfort layers in their construction, such as:

  • Latex
  • Coconut fiber
  • Cotton
  • Wool

These materials help maintain a cool sleeping temperature allowing air to circulate within the springs.

The spring mattresses will also remain drier to the touch than any foam mattress. The natural materials used in the construction help wick away any moisture. This is an important consideration in hotter or damp locations nationwide.

Choosing a firm or medium-firm mattress to find your perfect sleep solution would be best. Along with your mattress of choice, the recommendation is to use a slatted bed base or mattress base. 

Like all spring-style mattresses, Ikea mattresses are hard-wearing. Using a mattress topper offers additional comfort and helps protect the mattress for many years.

1. Haugesund Spring Mattress – TOP SELLER

Least expensive spring mattress with a medium-firm to firm feel

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The Haugesund mattress is an extremely popular purchase, evidenced by its Top Seller status on the Ikea shopping page. With a price tag of $249.99, the affordability is spot on. 

Added to this is this mattress choice comes with a 10-year limited warranty. For ease of delivery, the mattress is conveniently roll-packed for easy cartage home and setup.

The Haugesund Ikea mattress comes in two comfort level choices: medium-firm and firm, with the sides covered in a serviceable dark beige.

Construction

Thanks to the thick layer of soft-feel stretch fabric, the design allows the mattress to follow your body movements and contours. Individual-wrapped responsive pocket spring coils insulate your movements. This feature then ensures that you do not disturb your sleeping partner.

Ease of Use

The Haugesund mattress is a no-turn mattress designed to sleep on one side only. This is a great selling point, as there is no need to fight your mattress to turn it around. 

Reviews

This mattress choice also happens to be reviewed the most times, with a total of 838 buyer reviews giving an average rating of 4.4 out of 5.

Average customer ratings:

  • Ease of assembly/installation 4.8
  • Value for money 4.5
  • Product quality 4.5
  • Appearance 4.7
  • Works as expected 4.4

This mattress does enjoy a very high percentage of positive reviews, with 581 shoppers awarding five stars. On the other hand, as opposed to only 58 shoppers giving a single star rating. 

PROS

The many positive reviews show buyers are very happy and find the mattress comfortable and a good buy.

CONS

Looking at the one-star reviews, we noted several complaints about the product being too soft. The main complaint was the springs sagging shortly after purchase resulting in the mattress causing body aches.

A few reviews noted that, at first, the mattress felt too firm. The other complaint was the chemical smell when the new mattress was unwrapped and used.

2. Haugsvar Spring Mattress

Middle of the road price point and Medium-Firm Feel

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If your budget allows and you are happy to spend $549 on a good night’s rest, the Haugsvar may be the right choice. The Haugsvar mattress is the Haugesund (first mattress on this list) mattress’s older brother and is built similarly.

The plus, though, is that the hybrid Hausvar mattress offers an extra layer for a more cushioned and slightly softer feel.

What exactly is a hybrid mattress? Ikea has combined individually-wrapped pocket springs with a memory foam layer that molds to your body. 

The memory foam layer then enhances both the sleeper’s support and comfort. The mattress is available in the following sizes: full, king, and queen sizes. In addition, the mattress design offers three firmness levels. They vary from plush to semi-firm and firm, all finished in a dark gray cover. 

Construction and Materials 

Let’s learn more about this mattress. The individually wrapped pocket springs in this mattress work independently. The design then allows the memory foam mattress to conform to the sleeper’s body contours. 

The top memory foam layer closest to the sleeper’s body provides extra comfort. Using natural materials to individually wrap the response coils assists in insulating movements so your bed partner is not disturbed when you move.

Three layers of memory foam offer high pressure-relieving capacity, which helps improve blood circulation to muscles and skin. An added feature that ensures you achieve a restful night’s sleep. 

These comfort layers are this mattress’s stars. They include double 1.7 lb/cu.ft polyurethane foam layers and a third one made of polyurethane foam (1.8 lb/cu.ft). The third layer has high resilience and slightly higher thickness. 

This cold foam layer offers a more comfortable night’s sleep. With it, the height of the Haugsvar mattress is 11 inches. The stretch fabric on the top of it moves with the sleeper to enhance comfort.

Ease of Use

The mattress is designed for use on one side only, so there is no need to turn. The mattress is also conveniently rolled up for easier transport and delivery. An added benefit is the 10-year limited warranty covering the entire mattress for the buyer’s peace of mind.

Reviews 

Now that you, as the buyer, have a more in-depth understanding of this mattress, what do previous buyers say about their purchase? A total of 546 buyers have reviewed their purchase to date with an average rating of 4.1

Below we see the average customer ratings:

  • Ease of assembly/installation 4.7
  • Value for money 4.2
  • Product quality 4.1
  • Appearance 4.5
  • Works as expected 4

PROS

Of the 546 reviews, 347 gave their purchase five stars praising the enhanced comfort levels. Other users were happy to share that their mattresses helped ease their hip and back pain. 

Ikea offers a Love It or Exchange It mattress policy. If you’re not completely satisfied, you can exchange a mattress once within 90 days of the purchase. This seems a very fair policy, and the generous three months exchange period allows you to get a good feel for your bed.

CONS

Despite the extra layer of comfort, some buyers were still unhappy. Several reviewers complained that the mattress was too firm for comfort. Other reviews complained about its long-term quality. The main complaint was the mattress collapsed after a few months. 

3. Hesstun Spring Mattress

Most Expensive Spring Mattress & Softest Feel

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The Hesstun pocket spring mattress offers the buyer a combination of both excellent support and comfort. 

Prices start from:

  • $499 for the full-size mattress.
  • $549 for a queen-size option.
  • $699 for a king-size Eurotop bed. 

Construction and materials 

What differentiates this spring mattress from the previous Ikea spring mattress products is the unique double layers of individually wrapped pocket springs. 

The base layer consists of individually wrapped coils. The next layer consists of mini pocket springs. These are, in turn, topped with soft memory foam-filling layers. Which then contours to the natural curves of your body, enhancing the user’s comfort levels.

A clever design feature is the individually wrapped pocket coils to insulate your movements and not disturb your bed partner.

As with other Ikea spring mattresses, the stretch fabric topping on the mattress moves with the bed’s occupant to maximize comfort.

Ease of Use

The Hesstun mattress is conveniently a no-turn mattress, meaning you only sleep on the top. An added 10-year limited warranty ensures the buyer peace of mind.

Buyer Reviews

Visiting the product’s page, this product received a rather average rating of 3.8 out of 5. As this rating is lower than our other two favorites, let’s take a closer look.

Average customer ratings are:

  • Ease of assembly/installation 4.5
  • Value for money 3.9
  • Product quality 3.9
  • Appearance 4.4
  • Works as expected 3.8

A mixed bag of buyer ratings, with 85 customers giving the product a five-star rating. Thirty buyers rated the Hesstun as four stars, and the balance of reviews gave three and two-star ratings equally. Although 27 buyers were seemingly very displeased with their purchase and they gave the product just one star.

PROS

The positive reviews speak to the bed’s comfort levels, with it being soft yet firm and supportive. Another takeaway from the reviews is that buyers appreciated its coolness. This is thanks to the ventilation characteristics of the design.

Not everyone is going to feel the same way about a product. This is true of so many other consumer products in the market. In the same vein, no manufacturer will be able to satisfy everybody all of the time. 

CONS

Most complaints highlight an unacceptable softness toward the middle of the bed, which results in the bed not matching their expectations. A few other complaints noted were not product performance or quality-related issues. 

These reviews rather focused on the inconvenient delivery procedures experienced. Included is the poor customer service some reviewers received from the retailer themselves.  

IKEA All Foam Mattresses (TOP 3)

Generally, foam mattresses tend to be less expensive than any internal spring or hybrid mattresses. This is due to the construction materials being less expensive. 

Production costs are also more cost-effective, ensuring the poly foam mattresses cater to the low-budget buyer. Ikea offers a wide range of foam-based products. 

Prices start at $99 for an entry-level twin-size foam mattress, while the king-size memory foam premium mattress retails from $699.

So let’s see which of the Ikea foam mattresses are our favorites. 

1. Meistervik Foam Mattress – TOP SELLER

Basic entry level design. Most affordable foam mattress option. Firmer Feel.

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The red “top seller” tag on the Ikea products page immediately catches your eye to highlight that this is one of their most popular foam mattresses. 

According to Ikea, the dimensions of the Meistervik mattress make it a good choice for a day bed or a child’s extendable bed. Its low height of only 4.75 inches makes it a great choice for children’s bunk beds or your daybed. 

This mattress is also particularly useful for family holiday trips as it takes up minimal space when rolled up.

Construction and Materials 

This mattress, as evidenced by its budget price tag of $99, is a simple basic foam mattress. The mattress design is a single layer of 1.7 lb.cu.ft.poly foam for its core. Then, there is a slim padding of polyester/rayon blend foam. The mattress’s top layer is a cotton and polyester blend fabric cover.

Despite the mattress’s low height, it is still firm. This is, in turn, thanks to the resilience of the foam used, which also improves the bed’s stability. The mattress’s high-density foam construction also makes the mattress able to retain its structure and shape for longer.

Ease of Use 

The easily removable fabric cover is machine washable. Ikea has even taken your child’s safety to heart by removing the zipper to prevent any potential choking hazard. 

Bringing your new mattress purchase home is no sweat as it comes neatly rolled up for easy carrying.

As with other Ikea mattress products, the Meistervik is also completely covered by their 10-year limited warranty. 

Reviews 

One hundred eighty buyers took the time to review their purchase on the Ikea website giving the mattress an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars.

As the mattress is an entry-level budget offering, it’s easy for customers to assume that reviews will border on poor. Though, in this case, over half of the reviewers give a full five stars. 

PROS

Reviewers shared their positive feedback about the convenience of the easy-to-roll-up mattress for unexpected guests. Another plus was its firmness and support, with no back or hip pain experienced. Other customers favorably reviewed the comfort levels, resulting in a good night’s sleep.

Taken from Ikea’s reviews page, we can see what the average customer ratings are:

  • Ease of assembly/installation 4.8
  • Value for money 4.2
  • Product quality 4.1
  • Appearance 4.5
  • Works as expected 4

CONS

Negative feedback reviews noted the following:

  • The unacceptable firmness.
  • The mattress is too thin.
  • One review advised that the mattress was too hot and air did not circulate.

2. Morgedal Foam Mattress

Middle of the road in terms of firmness and price

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Moving up the price range, we find the Morgedal foam mattress. These beds are available in a firm option and a medium /firm option finished in dark gray. Prices in this range start from $199 for a twin size and $439 for a bed fit for a king.

What features and benefits do you get when you buy this bed? 

Construction and Materials

A high resilience bottom core made from polyurethane foam 1.7 lb/cu.ft. This core helps to give comfortable support while you sleep by following your sleep movements. 

The second top layer of high-resilience polyurethane foam (cold foam) 2.2 lb/cu.ft is then further covered with a polyester/viscose (rayon) wadding topped off with three layers of ticking.

Built-in comfort zones on the Morgedal give strong support and help alleviate pressure on the shoulder and hip regions. The filling is generous over the two high-resilience foam layers. Comfort and support are enhanced by this feature.

Ease of Use

Airing and cleaning the mattress is a dream, with an easy-to-remove two-part mattress cover. The top covering is machine-washable, adding to the ease of use.

As with all Ikea mattress packaging, the mattress can be rolled out and used immediately. However, remember that any packaged mattress will regain its original shape and level of comfort around 72 hours later. Adapting to any new mattress will take your body a few weeks.

At a thickness of 7 1/8 inches, the Morgedal is packed in a roll for easy transport and carries a full ten-year limited warranty. 

Reviews 

With close to 500 reviews posted on the Ikea website, any potential buyer of this product has plenty of information on hand to make an informed decision. 

Buyers gave this item an average of 4 out of 5 stars. The vast majority of these reviews gave a full five stars. Reviewers shared their positive thoughts about the convenience of the easy-to-roll-up mattress for unexpected guests. 

PROS

Many positive reviews commented on the mattress’s firmness and support. Another draw card is the mattress’s comfort level, with no back pain or hip pain experienced.

Taken from Ikea’s reviews page, we can see what the average customer ratings are:

  • Ease of assembly/installation 4.7
  • Value for money 4.2
  • Product quality 4.1
  • Appearance 4.5
  • Works as expected 4

CONS

Negative feedback from customer reviews highlights dissatisfaction with the overly firm construction. Reviews highlighted the poor quality and the foam collapsing with visible dents appearing in less than a year of use. 

Other complaints centered around Ikea’s poor customer service regarding their returns and exchange policy. One major complaint was that Ikea did not consider the lingering chemical smells a defect, which resulted in customers being unable to return the mattress for a refund.

3. Myrbacka Memory Foam Mattress

Highest price foam mattress. Utilizes memory foam comfort layers.

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We find the Myrbacka Memory Foam bed from Ikea at the top of the price pile. With prices starting at $499 for a full-size option, this mattress is only available in a firm option and finished in white.

Construction and Materials

The mattress design is three layers using premium materials. Constructed with a top core layer of polyurethane memory foam 3.1 lb/cu.ft. Next is a second layer of high-resilience polyurethane foam (cold foam) 2.2 lb/cu.ft. Finally, the bottom layer is 1.7 lb/cu.ft polyurethane foam.

Along with these core foam layers is the addition of a polyester/viscose (rayon) fiber wadding layer. Next is a luxurious lambswool wadding layer designed to mold to the contours of your body. Designed to relieve pressure on your hips and shoulders to help get a good night’s rest.

Ease of Use

The easy-to-remove white fabric covers of the Myrbacka mattress are machine washable to help you care for your mattress.

Your Myrbacka mattress also has a 10-year limited warranty for complete peace of mind. 

Reviews

A higher ticket price doesn’t necessarily translate into better ratings. With an Ikea review page rating of 3.6 out of 5 stars, this product does not meet most customer expectations. 

Average customer ratings:

  • Ease of assembly/installation 4.3
  • Value for money 3.7
  • Product quality 3.7
  • Appearance 4.3
  • Works as expected 3.7

Complaints included indentations after only four months of usage. One customer likened the mattress to sleeping in a trench due to the compaction over time. A second complaint noted an increase in back pain. 

What Did We Learn?

Ikea offers bang for your buck, and their mattresses are some of the most competitively priced options in their stores. Bear in mind, however, that low ticket prices mean cost-cutting. Their mattresses will not last as long as some of the other higher quality mattresses on the market. They are great for kids, guest rooms, trundle beds or utilizing for a year or 2 in a temporary residence or apartment.

These mattresses all also come in standard sizes and are not available in any slightly odd sizes like the popular olympic queen, cot size or 3/4 option that other manufacturers offer.

All manufacturers cut corners, which means that material quality and quantity suffer in most cases, but with tight household budgets, a little compromise has never hurt anyone. After all, some of the mattresses we reviewed do qualify for our best Ikea mattress title. 

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