IKEA is a well-known global furniture store that offers mattresses as just one among hundreds if not thousands of products. They sell foam, latex, and spring mattresses. This review focuses on their foam mattress choices.
Some of the key strengths of the IKEA foam mattresses include:
- Numerous options available: IKEA has several mattresses with distinct characteristics — compositions, heights, and pricing. This allows shoppers to compare and contrast to find the mattress that is the best fit for them.
- Budget choices: IKEA has very low prices on its mattresses, and its budget options are about as low-cost as can be found from any retailer.
- Long sleep trial: the company offers a 365 day trial period during which you can return or exchange your mattress.
Potential drawbacks for the IKEA mattresses include:
- Low-density foams: most of the IKEA foam mattresses use foams that fall below our preferred level of density. This can threaten the long-term durability of the mattress and may also erode the support and comfort of the mattress over time.
- Very firm mattresses: all of these models have a feel that runs toward firm or very firm. Sleepers who prefer a softer or more plush feel will likely not be satisfied with these options.
- Shipping costs: the company charges $99 for shipping, even for compressed mattresses, which is in contrast to most of the direct-to-consumer online mattress companies.
IKEA Foam Mattress Pricing
Pricing for the IKEA line of foam mattresses varies significantly based on the model and the size. The table below gives the range of prices for each model. In general, mattresses are available in Twin, Full, Queen, and King, but this can vary quite a bit based on the model and current availability.
|Mattress Model||Price Range
(varies by size, typical range twin to king)
|Minnesund||$89 – $169|
|Meistervik||$149 – $219|
|Morgedal||$199 – $399|
|Matrand||$299 – $499|
|Myrbacka||$479 – $599|
About the IKEA Foam Mattresses
IKEA Foam Mattresses Specifications
IKEA manufactures 5 different foam mattresses. Each has a different composition and set of specifications, as described in the table below.
While the company provides the density of its foams in PCF, they do not list the thickness of each individual mattress layer. In addition, they tend to use low-density foams, which may be a cause for concern for shoppers who want a durable mattress made with high-quality materials.
Mattress: about 3.5” of 1.7 PCF poly foam
Mattress: about 4.5” of 1.7 PCF poly foam
Top: 2.2 PCF support foam
Bottom: 1.7 PCF support foam
Top: 3.1 PCF memory foam
Bottom: 1.7 PCF support foam
Top: 3.1 PCF memory foam
Middle: 2.2 PCF support foam
Bottom: 1.7 PCF support foam
Where It’s Made
IKEA mattresses are made in Sweden.
Where to Buy
IKEA mattresses are sold via the company’s stores, website, and over the phone.
Sleep Trial / Refunds
IKEA offers a 1 year (365 day) return or exchange policy for its mattresses. During this time, as long as you have your receipt and valid ID, you can either return your mattress for a refund or exchange it for a different mattress.
If you purchased a mattress online, you can return the item to your local IKEA. You can also have IKEA pick up your mattress for a fee. You may also be able to return it via parcel, though this can present logistical challenges.
Many IKEA mattresses are available in-store, and you can check availability on the IKEA website. For people who want the mattress delivered, shipping typically costs $99.
All of the IKEA foam mattresses except for the Myrbacka are delivered compressed inside plastic packaging that is placed inside a box. When you remove the mattress from the packaging, it decompresses. It may take 3-4 days for the mattress to reach its full size.
The Myrbacka is not compressed and is delivered to you in its full size.
IKEA offers a 25-year limited warranty on its mattresses. This warranty covers the interior mattress components but not the mattress cover. If there is a defect in materials or workmanship during the warranty period, IKEA will repair or replace the mattress. You can find full warranty details at http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/pdf/warranty_2015/Mattress_Warranty.pdf.
IKEA is a much-beloved store by many for its low-cost products, varied designs, and its food court. But their customer service reputation is not quite as sterling. While generally well-perceived for its customer-orientation, there are reports of some difficult experiences for customers, much like with any huge retailer. The company has an F rating from the Better Business Bureau. In addition, handling of returns or repairs may be an issue for people who do not live near an IKEA.
This line of mattresses from IKEA provides a number of choices for consumers, including for people who are looking for the most basic of mattress options. In general, the IKEA foam mattresses are functional though not remarkable and are the best fit for people who want a firm mattress option with minimal additional features.
The Matrand and Myrbacka models both include memory foam comfort layers. Memory foam has a strong reputation for providing support thanks to its ability to adjust to different weights and pressure points throughout the body.
The other three models — the Minnesund, Meistervik, and Morgedal — do not have memory foam. These other foams tend to provide a firmer and less responsive sleeping surface. In general, these foams are much less likely to facilitate proper spinal alignment and balanced support.
The expected durability of the IKEA foam mattresses is likely to vary substantially depending on the model. Models that are built only with one layer of low-density support foam are far less likely to stand the test of time and regular use. Even the more robust models tend to include at least one layer of lower-density foam, which is more likely to suffer from sagging or indentations. While independent testing of many IKEA mattresses has not shown major durability problems, customers looking for a mattress for the long term may want to consider other options.
The foam mattresses from IKEA tend to have a very firm feel. Only the Morgedal is available in a different option, and that is medium firm. You can see a breakdown of the firmness as it corresponds to each model below.
|Mattress Model||Firmness Rating|
|Morgedal||Medium firm OR Firm|
Because of the firmness of these mattresses, you can expect the overall level of motion transfer to be relatively limited. This is likely to be even more true of the memory foam models as memory foam has a strong reputation for motion isolation.
When you first unbox or install a foam mattress in your home, you can expect some initial new mattress smell. This usually goes away within a few hours or days and is not harmful. But customers who are extremely smell-sensitive may want to look for a mattress composed of non-foam materials.
The usual culprit for sleeping hot is a mattress with a lot of sink. This does not apply to the IKEA foam mattresses which generally have more resilient and firmer foams. Most sleepers do not report serious problems of sleeping hot on these mattress models.
Memory foams, especially plush memory foams, sink when pressure is applied. This can sometimes cause someone to feel stuck in the mattress, and the result can be some obstacles to sexual activity. However, given the firmness and resilience of these foams, most people should not find the IKEA foam mattresses to disrupt sexual activity. That said, a latex or innerspring mattress with more bounce may be a better choice for consumers concerned about finding the optimal mattress for sex.
The table below provides a comparison of some mattresses with similarities to the IKEA line of foam mattresses in terms of construction and feel.
|Brand||Mattress Type||Support Layer||Comfort Layer||Price (Queen)||Where to Buy|
|BedInABox||Foam||Foam||Memory Foam||Varies||Online (direct), some retailers|
|Brentwood Home||Foam||Foam||Memory Foam||Varies||Online (direct), Costco, Amazon|
|Sleep Science||Foam||Foam||Memory Foam||Varies||Costco (including online)|
|Purple||Foam||Foam||Hyper-Elastic Polymer||$999||Online only|
|Leesa||Foam||Foam||Avena Foam||$940||Online + 1 showroom|