IKEA Mattress Review & Guide
According to IKEA, “sleep is too important to be treated lightly”, so choosing the right mattress should take some time. IKEA claims the heart of its business is about providing value, selling all mattresses for under $1,000, with a 25-year guarantee to give peace of mind. But does IKEA have the best mattress for you? Find out with this Canstar Blue review.
The IKEA mattress range consists of firm, medium-firm and extra-firm mattresses. These can be paired with slatted bed bases or mattress bases, depending on the firmness you’re looking for. Most mattresses are roll-packed for you to take home with apparent ease. While it’s stated that you can use the roll-packed mattresses straight away, they do require approximately 72 hours to regain their full shape, according to IKEA. The following video explains all.
IKEA Spring Mattresses
IKEA claims its spring and pocket-spring mattresses distribute body weight evenly and keep its shape. The open spring construction is also said to allow air circulation, providing a cool mattress feel. Expects price tags as small as $79, with pricier models reaching up to $999.
IKEA Sprung Mattresses
IKEA’s range of sprung mattresses typically use Bonnell springs to provide ‘all-over support’ and are designed with polyester and cotton material. This type of structure is claimed to be ideal for people who want to reduce the amount the bed dips when someone moves, making it particularly useful if you or your partner tend to get up in the middle of the night or work opposite hours. The mattresses are also one-sided so they don’t require flipping. In this range, you will find several models including:
- VADSÖ mattress – from $79 RRP*
- HAFSLO mattress – from $129 RRP*
- HAMARVIK mattress – from $179 RRP*
A relatively cheap and basic bedding solution from IKEA is the VADSÖ mattress, starting at $79 for a Single with an extra-firm feel. Alternatively, there’s the HAFSLO and HAMARVIK if you prefer a little more dip but still want the stability of a firm mattress. Each of the options additionally come with a layer of wadding and foam for cushioning, although the HAFSLO is said to contain thicker Bonnell springs and less foam.
IKEA Pocket Spring Mattresses
These mattresses are stated to have a ‘generous’ layer of soft fillings for comfort and support. All are designed with stretch fabric on the topside, which is said to move with you. The mattresses are also one-sided so they won’t require flipping. The pocket spring mattress line-up consists of:
- HÖVÅG mattress – from $249 RRP*
- HYLLESTAD mattress – from $399 RRP*
- HOKKÅSEN mattress – from $649 RRP
- VATNESTRÖM mattress – from $599 RRP*
The pocket springs in this range are claimed to work individually to contour the body for support. The HYLLESTAD and the HOKKÅSEN mattresses feature a layer of memory foam to contour your body shape and relieve pressure. The HOKKÅSEN also has a single-welded mini pocket spring core to prevent sagging.
If you’re worried about what goes into making your mattress, the VATNESTRÖM mattress is stated to use natural materials including natural latex, coconut fiber, cotton and wool. IKEA says the natural coconut fibres, in particular, promote air circulation and good breathability. This mattress is also designed with five comfort zones to provide support and relieve pressure on the shoulders and hips.
IKEA Foam & Latex Mattresses
IKEA’s range of foam and latex mattresses are promised to absorb movement and minimise partner disturbance. These are available in either a medium-firm or firm feel, depending on the model. These can cost anywhere between $99 and $949, with latex and memory foam mattresses typically sitting on the higher end. It’s worth mentioning that the covers are generally removable and machine washable.
IKEA Foam Mattresses
IKEA has two types of foam mattresses, regular foam and memory foam. Memory foam mattresses like the MYRBACKA supposedly moulds to the contours of your body shape to provide comfort, as well as support and take pressure off your shoulders and hips. These are also filled with lamb wool to maintain even temperature and add some softness for comfort. In comparison, IKEA foam mattresses appear to give less ‘targeted’ support and instead use the firm feel to create aeneral all-round support. These are the mattress series currently available:
- MOSHULT mattress – from $99 RRP*
- MALFORS mattress – from $129 RRP*
- MYRBACKA mattress – from $599 RRP*
In terms of price, foam mattresses can be significantly cheaper. You can get a Single foam option for at least $99, while a memory foam in the same size will set you back $599 for the most budget-friendly model.
IKEA Latex Mattresses
According to IKEA, latex mattresses are designed to follow the contours of each person’s unique body shape to help provide pressure relief and give precise support, particularly on the shoulders and hips. If you’re planning on investing in a latex mattress, IKEA sells some of the more affordable options on the market ─ although you can still expect a fairly high price tag (compared to other mattress types) to start from $449 and go up to $749 for the largest size. At the time of writing, there’s just one series up for grabs:
- MORGEDAL mattress – from $449 RRP*
This medium-firm latex mattress is said to contain holes to encourage air circulation, plus fillings for comfort. The cover is removable and machine washable.
Should I go home with an IKEA mattress?
IKEA’S fairly concise range of mattresses provides no-frill options which may suffice for your sleeping needs if you’re not requiring anything special. It offers both spring and foam mattresses with a medium or firm feel, giving you several picks to choose from. With all mattresses sitting under $1,000, you’ll also not break the bank. You can find the VADSÖ mattress for as low as $99.
For the top of the range, the VATNESTRÖM spring mattress is one of several products listed contain natural materials and is claimed to be made 100% from cotton that has been sustainably sourced. Alternatively, the MYRBACKA mattress has a similar starting price point and comes equipped with memory foam to help distribute weight evenly and relieve pressure on shoulders and hips.
IKEA can be a place of bargains, especially if you’re shopping for a pricier type of mattress (e.g. latex mattress). But depending on your personal needs, it may be worth shopping around to see what other brands can offer. IKEA is unlikely to be beaten on price, but perhaps not so much on quality. You may like to consider online ratings – such as ours – to help find the right mattress to suit your sleeping needs.
About the author of this page
This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Content Lead, Megan Birot. She’s an expert on household appliances, health & beauty products, as well as all things grocery and shopping. When she’s not writing up our research-based ratings reports, Megan spends her time helping consumers make better purchase decisions, whether it’s at the supermarket, other retailers, or online, highlighting the best deals and flagging anything you need to be aware of.
What do customers think about IKEA mattresses?
In 2021, Australian customers gave IKEA 3 out of 5 stars for overall customer satisfaction in Canstar Blue’s mattress ratings.