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IKEA Mattress Reviews

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As one of the biggest home furnishings stores in the world, it’s time to say hello to the IKEA mattress line. IKEA has been a popular player in the mattress industry for quite some time now and is looking to continue on with its roll packed mattresses.

IKEA’s approach is a bit different than many of the newer online mattress companies. With so many IKEA retail stores around the country and 15 different mattresses making up its line, IKEA places less focus on online sales and more on its in-store experience.

Although consumers are able to purchase their mattresses online, there are so many mattresses that the list can be a bit confusing. Additionally, the shipping is not free, as compared to a vast majority of the other online-only mattress companies.

Is an IKEA mattress right for you? Read our complete IKEA mattress review analysis

Is an IKEA mattress right for you? Read our complete IKEA mattress review analysis

While mattresses may be a small part of IKEA’s product line, the company’s presence in the mattress industry is certainly not small. In this IKEA mattress review guide we’ll be analyzing and breaking down IKEA’s entire mattress line at a high level. Additionally, we’ll be taking a deep dive into two of IKEA’s most popular mattress models and taking them through the complete Sleepopolis mattress review testing process.

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IKEA Mattress Similarities

IKEA carries a total of 15 different mattresses. Each one of these mattresses is unique in its own way, but there are a number of similarities shared by the entire line. The differences of each mattress will be shown in the next section, but here we are going to focus on the commonalities you’ll find in all of the IKEA mattresses.

  • Designed and Built in Sweden – Every IKEA mattress is designed and built at the IKEA factory in Sweden.
  • Warranty – With every IKEA mattress comes a 25-year warranty. IKEA will cover “defects in materials and workmanship.” Normal wear and tear is not covered by this warranty.
  • Trial Period – IKEA offers a 365-day trial period with all of its mattresses. If you find that the mattress is not the right fit, IKEA has a “Love it or Exchange it” return policy. Within those 365 days, you may return your mattress one time for another mattress in the company’s line. The mattress must be clean and undamaged if you do decide to return it.
  • Refunds – IKEA is not explicit, but based on the terms of their “Love it or Exchange It” policy it sounds like money back refunds are not permitted (except perhaps in the case where the mattress is unopened). If the mattress has been opened you may exchange it for a different mattress per the trial period, but there seems to be no refunds.
  • Shipping – Shipping costs for IKEA mattresses purchased online or over the phone vary depending on the city and state where you’re located.
  • Recycle Program – If you purchase a mattress from IKEA and have it delivered to your home, the company will recycle your old mattress for free.

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IKEA Mattress Comparison

The following tables show the comparisons between each of the foam and coil mattresses. Each table highlights the major functional components of each IKEA mattress.

IKEA Foam Mattresses

 MinnesundMeistervikMorgedalMatrandMyrbackaMorgongåva
TypePoly foamPoly foamPoly foamMemory foam or LatexMemory foam or LatexLatex
Height3.8"4.75"7.1"7.1"9.5"7.8"
LayersPoly foam (PCF of 1.7)Poly foam (PCF of 1.7) + Base poly foam (PCF of 1.7)Poly foam (PCF of 2.2) + Base poly foam (PCF of 1.7)Memory foam - Memory foam (3.1 PCF) + Base poly foam (1.7 PCF)
Latex - Synthetic latex + Base poly foam (1.7 PCF)
Memory foam - Memory foam (3.1 PCF) + Poly foam (2.2 PCF) + Base poly foam (1.7 PCF)
Latex - Synthetic latex + Base poly foam (2.2 PCF)
Natural latex (85%) + Synthetic latex (15%)
Firmness (10 = most firm)8.5 out of 109-9.5 out of 108 out of 10 (medium-firm), 9-9.5 (firm)8.5-9 out of 10 (memory foam), 7 out of 10 (latex)9 out of 10 (memory foam), 7 out of 10 (latex)6-6.5 out of 10
Price (Queen)$169$219$299$399$499$999

IKEA Innerspring Mattresses

 HasvagHaugesundHaugsvarHesstunHjellestadHolmsbuJomna
TypeCoilCoilCoilCoilCoilCoilCoil
Height8.3"9.8"11"12.6"15.4"17.8"5.8"
LayersPoly foam (PCF of 1.7) + Bonell coil (375 in Queen size) + Edge support poly foam (PCF of 1.5)Poly foam (PCF of 1.7) + Pocketed coil (594 in Queen size) +Base poly foam (PCF of 1.5)Poly foam (PCF of 1.8) + Poly foam (PCF of 1.7) + Pocketed coil (594 in Queen size) + Base poly foam (PCF of 1.5)Poly foam (PCF of 1.8) + Poly foam (PCF of 1.7) + Mini pocketed springs (594 in Queen size) + Pocketed springs (594 in Queen size) + Base poly foam (PCF of 1.5)Memory foam (PCF of 3.1) + Poly foam (PCF of 1.5) + Poly foam (PCF of 1.7) + Mini pocketed springs (594 in Queen size) + Pocketed springs (594 in Queen size) + Base poly foam (PCF of 1.5)Memory foam (PCF of 3.1) +Mini pocketed springs (750 in Queen size) + Poly foam (PCF of 1.7) + Mini pocketed springs (594 in Queen size) + Pocketed springs (594 in Queen size) + Base poly foam (PCF of 1.5)Bonell coils
Firmness (10 = most firm)6.5 out of 107-7.5 out of 10 (medium firm) & 8.5 out of 10 (firm)8-8.5 out of 10 (medium firm) & 9 out of 10 (firm)6-6.5 out of 10 (medium firm) & 8.5 out of 10 (firm)6 out of 105-5.5 out of 107 out of 10
Price (Queen)$199$249$399$499$699$799$69

Firmness & Feel

One of the most striking and clear attributes of most IKEA mattresses I noticed was simply the degree of firmness. As part of my research and testing of the IKEA mattresses I made a point to lie on all 15 of their models in-store. Only 4 of the 15 mattress fell into what I would call “medium firm” or softer (6 or less out of 10). The other 10 mattresses were slightly firm, firm, or very firm. 7 of which were “very firm” (8.5 or greater out of 10).

IKEA does not sell any mattress that I would describe as slightly soft, soft, or very soft. Their softest option, the Holmsbu mattress, comes in at a 5-5.5 out of 10 (it is also their 2nd most expensive mattress).

IKEA mattress firmness ranges by type - 6-7 out of 10 (latex ), 5-9 out of 10 (coil), 8-9.5 out of 10 (poly foam / memory foam)

IKEA mattress firmness ranges by type – 6-7 out of 10 (latex ), 5-9 out of 10 (coil), 8-9.5 out of 10 (poly foam / memory foam)

This can be problematic, in my opinion, because most sleepers (at least within the US) prefer a mattress within the medium firmness range (6’ish out of 10). Of IKEA’s 4 mattresses that fall within the medium range 3 of them are coil and 1 is all foam, so this certainly limits your options if you prefer a medium and foam feel.

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In any case, if you do have an opportunity to try the IKEA mattresses in-store, I would recommend doing so. Many of the mattresses labeled as “medium firm” were much firmer than I expected them to be and were much firmer than most other “medium firm” mattresses I have tested.

IKEA Morgedal Mattress Review

IKEA is no stranger to the mattress industry. This week, Sleepopolis has decided to put these IKEA mattresses to the test. This review focuses on the Morgedal, one of IKEA’s all-foam mattresses. The IKEA Morgedal mattress is available in both medium firm and firm feels. For the following review we tested the medium firm version.

Layers

The Morgedal is a 7.125″ (according to IKEA.com) mattress built from two layers of foam.

  • Top layer (comfort & support) – 3.75″ layer of polyurethane foam. This top layer is designed to act as the comfort and support source for the sleeper. It has a density of 2.2 PCF (pounds per cubic foot).
  • Bottom layer (foundation) – 2.5″ layer of base foam. As the bottom layer, this foam is designed to help maintain the shape of the mattress while also acting as the foundational support for the mattress as a whole. It has a density of 1.7 PCF.
Morgedal mattress layers (top to bottom) - 3.75" poly foam, 2.5" poly foam

Morgedal mattress layers (top to bottom) – 3.75″ poly foam, 2.5″ poly foam

My measurement of the IKEA Morgedal came a bit short of the designed specifications on IKEA.com. My IKEA Morgedal mattress was 6.9″ in total thickness (which includes the cover), with the foam layers coming in at a combined height of 6.25″.

Cover

The cover of the Morgedal is thin by design and contains both cotton (36%) and polyester (64%). The combination of these materials makes for a durable, yet soft cover. As a thinner cover, sleepers are able to lie almost directly on the foam layers below. Additionally, the thin cover allows the foams to breathe a little easier, improving the cooling of the mattress.

Aesthetically speaking, the Morgedal’s cover is similar to many mattresses sold online today: gray side panels and a white top. That said, this mattress does have handles affixed to two sides of the mattress. These handles make moving the mattress much easier.

One small note: the handles are not the sturdiest, so you’ll want to be careful when tugging on them. There were a couple of times when I felt as if I could snap the handle’s stitching and separate it from the mattress. Fortunately, during my setup and testing of the Morgedal mattress the handle did not separate, however, it did feel under strain.

Close up shot of the Morgedal mattress cover

Close up shot of the Morgedal mattress cover

Firmness, Feel, & Support

The Morgedal mattress is available in medium firm and firm. For the purpose of this review, I decided to focus on the medium firm mattress. On a scale of 1-10, where 10 is the most firm, the medium firm Morgedal comes in at an 8 out of 10. The firm version of this mattress lands closer to a 9-9.5 out of 10.

Morgedal mattress firmness - 8 out of 10 (medium-firm), 9-9.5 out of 10 (firm)

Morgedal mattress firmness – 8 out of 10 (medium-firm), 9-9.5 out of 10 (firm)

My first thought after lying on the Morgedal—”…wow, this is firm”. Even as a medium firm mattress, the Morgedal offers a feel much firmer feel than all of the other medium firm mattresses I have tested to date. With this firmer feel came virtually no sinkage or pressure relief. Although I’m a lighter sleeper (140 pounds), I am typically able to compress down a medium firm mattress by 1.5-3″ and benefit from the comfort foams. I was not able to sink into the top layer of foam, which lead to that firmer feel. This firmer feel created unwanted pressure points and just an uncomfortable feel all around.

In general, the Morgedal mattress has somewhat of a dead feeling. The top layer of foam looks and feels more like a basic poly foam than true comfort foam.

The mattress certainly has a strong level of support and push-back, however, the firmness necessitates that sleepers really enjoy and need a firmer feel in order to feel supported without creating pressure points.

Now, just because I am not personally a fan of this style of mattress, I’m not saying it’s the wrong fit for every sleeper. If you’re a slightly heavier sleeper who likes more of a floating feeling, the Morgedal could potentially make for a good fit. Yet, one major issue coming into play with heavier sleepers will be the lack of deep compression support. As a 7.1″ mattress, there is minimal deep compression support. There simply is not enough foam within the mattress to support heavier sleepers, in my opinion.

Ultra close up shot of the Morgedal mattress logo

Ultra close up shot of the Morgedal mattress logo

Response time was another area affected by the firmer feel. Due to the nature of this mattress, the foams are tough to compress, which means faster response times when pressure is applied and removed. The poly foam top layer responds extremely quickly.

Gong hand-in-hand with the fast response of this mattress is bounce. There is a much higher level of bounce on this mattress than most memory foam mattresses I have tested thus far. I would classify the Morgedal as moderate to high in terms of bounce. This can make for more enjoyable sex in addition to decreasing the difficulty of getting in and out of bed for sleepers.

With this amount of bounce, does come some motion transfer. That said, the Morgedal had more of a moderate to low level of motion transfer.

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Finally, let’s talk about cooling. Cooling was an area where the Morgedal actually performed quite well. The thinner cover, low to no sinkage, and top layer of poly foam combined to create a cooler sleeping environment all together. I would not place it in the same category as a coil mattress, but the mattress does sleep cooler than many other foam mattresses.

Morgedal mattress, Twin size

Morgedal mattress, Twin size

Sinkage Tests

All mattress reviews on Sleepopolis go through the following series of sinkage and hug tests. These tests can help you understand how a mattress will feel and contour around your body.

  • Lying on back – While lying in a normal position on my back, I saw 1″ of sinkage.
  • Lying on side – When I rolled over onto my side, I saw 1.25″ of sinkage.
  • Sitting on edge (conservative) – In a normal sitting position with my butt slightly away from the direct edge, I saw 2″ of sinkage.
  • Sitting on edge (aggressive) – While sitting directly on the edge of the mattress, I saw 2.5″ of sinkage.
  • Standing in the middle – With all of my weight placed at one point on the mattress, I saw 3.5″ of sinkage.

Keep in mind, sinkage will vary based upon body weight. As a reference point, I weigh 140 pounds.

Angled view of the Morgedal mattress

Angled view of the Morgedal mattress

Pricing

SizePrice
Twin$199
Full$279
Queen$299
King$399

Other Details

  • Shipping – Compressed; cost varies depending on location; also available to be picked up in-store
  • Warranty – 25 years
  • Trial Period – 365 nights
  • Returns – Exchanges only
  • Made in Sweden

Who should buy the IKEA Morgedal mattress?

I would recommend the IKEA Morgedal to sleepers who:

  • Like a very firm feel – Although the Morgedal is available in two firmness levels, both bring home a firmer feel. The medium firm version lands at an 8 out of 10 on the firmness scale (10 being the most firm) and the firm falls between a 9-9.5 out of 10 on the same scale.
  • Want little to no sinkage – With a top layer of firm polyurethane foam, this mattress offers very low levels of sinkage.
  • Don’t want to spend a lot of money – At $299 for a Queen size, the Morgedal is not expensive. That said, in this case you will want to be sure you’re a fan of the factors listed above before buying this mattress.

Looking for more information on the Morgedal mattress? Check it out here.

IKEA Hasvag Mattress Review

The Hasvag is one of IKEA’s most popular coil mattresses. Throughout this review I’ll be exploring the performance, quality, and overall value that the Hasvag brings to the table.

How will the Hasvag perform during the Sleepopolis sleep tests? Continue reading below to find out!

Layers

The Hasvag mattress is a coil mattress built from a combination of poly foam and coils. This mattress has a total height of 8.3″ (according to IKEA.com) and includes the following layers:

  • Top layer (comfort) – 1.25″ layer of polyurethane foam. This top layer of poly foam is designed to provide the initial level of comfort and pressure relief for the sleeper. It has a density of 1.5 PCF (pounds per cubic foot).
  • Bottom layer (support) – 5.5″ layer of steel coils. These coils were built to provide the main level of support and contour for the sleeper. The coils also create a level of bounce and airflow for the mattress. There are 375 Bonell coils within a Queen size mattress.
  • Edge support layer (reinforcement) – This is a 5″ layer of poly foam that runs along the corners of the mattress. This layer simply reinforces the corner edges of the mattress. It has a density of 1.7 PCF.
Hasvag mattress layer (top to bottom) - 1.25" poly foam, 5.5" support coil, 5" edge support foam

Hasvag mattress layer (top to bottom) – 1.25″ poly foam, 5.5″ support coil, 5″ edge support foam

My measurements of IKEA’s Hasvag mattress showed the mattress was 7.5″ in total thickness (which includes the cover), with the coil and foam layers coming in at a combined height of 6.75″.

Cover

The cover of the Hasvag is built from a blend of cotton (43%) and polyester (53%). These two materials create a softer feel with a good level of breathability. In addition, the Hasvag’s cover is thin, which also assists in the airflow and breathability of the cover.

From an aesthetic standpoint, the Hasvag’s cover is basic. Light grey side panels and a white top make up the color scheme, while handles round out the functional components of the cover. These handles are helpful when moving the mattress, but they are not sewn to the mattress as tightly as I would’ve liked to see. There were times when I was moving the mattress when I felt as if I could have pulled the handle off if I had tugged any harder.

Close up shot of the Hasvag mattress cover

Close up shot of the Hasvag mattress cover

Firmness, Feel, & Support

The Hasvag mattress offers a medium-firm feel, coming in at a 6.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale, where 10 is the most firm. This IKEA mattress was designed to offer that happy medium feel, meeting the needs of a vast majority of sleepers.

Hasvag mattress firmness - 6.5 out of 10

Hasvag mattress firmness – 6.5 out of 10

This IKEA mattress is one of the more popular innerspring mattresses offered by IKEA. The lower price and medium-firm feel is certainly an eye catcher. As I first came into contact with the Hasvag, I compressed the springs deeply and felt as if they were able to launch me right back up. The push-back was very strong; however, as it pushed me back up, I was still able to come back down and compress the coils again, which created a high level of bounce all throughout the mattress.

Additionally, this responsive, bouncy feeling created some pressure points that weren’t exactly pleasant feeling. By no means were the springs poking me in the back or other parts of my body, but the springs as a whole created a notable level of float. Combining the thin cover and a floating feeling meant less pressure relief in some areas.

Support on this IKEA mattress was lacking as I slept on my stomach. The coils created somewhat of an awkward angle along my lower back, which lead to support issues. Yet, I was able to sleep on my side and back. They were not exactly the most comfortable night’s sleep, but there was definitely a better level of support than on my stomach.

Ultra close up shot of the Hasvag mattress logo

Ultra close up shot of the Hasvag mattress logo

One small note: heavier sleepers may run into some support issues with this mattress. Although the coils are able to respond to pressure well, heavier weights will compress them down to a more severe degree. This level of compression, combined with the limited number of coils (375 Queen size), and relatively thin total thickness combines to create what I believe will be serious deep compression support issues.

Cooling was one area where the Hasvag excelled. As a coil mattress, airflow is able to easily make its way in and out of the mattress, helping maintain a cooler sleeping surface. In addition, this IKEA mattress tends to float sleepers, meaning you are unlikely to feel trapped or stuck in the mattress, which further helps to improve breathability.

With the Hasvag’s high level of bounce does come a high level of motion transfer. The coil design, use of a Bonnel coil, and relative thinness of the Hasvag results in sigificant energy and motion trasnfer across the mattress.

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One bonus with this mattress are the reinforced edges along the corners. The layer of foam that runs along each corner of the mattress does a fine job of creating extra support near the corners of the Hasvag.

While it certainly is a positive, I think the foam along the corner is best serving to protect the coils along the corner edges. The thickness of the foam and its placement only along the corners indicate that it’s less about improving edge support for sleepers and more about improving corner durability, in my opinion.

Hasvag mattress, Twin size

Hasvag mattress, Twin size

Sinkage Tests

All mattress reviews on Sleepopolis go through the following series of sinkage and hug tests. These tests can help you understand how a mattress will feel and contour around your body.

  • Lying on back – While lying in a normal position on my back, I saw 1.5″ of sinkage.
  • Lying on side – When I rolled over onto my side, I saw 2″ of sinkage.
  • Sitting on edge (conservative) – In a normal sitting position with my butt slightly away from the direct edge, I saw 2.5″ of sinkage.
  • Sitting on edge (aggressive) – While sitting directly on the edge of the mattress, I saw 3.25″ of sinkage.
  • Standing in the middle – With all of my weight placed at one point on the mattress, I saw 3.75″ of sinkage.

Keep in mind, sinkage will vary based upon body weight. As a reference point, I weigh 140 pounds.

Angled view of the Hasvag mattress

Angled view of the Hasvag mattress

Price

SizePrice
Twin$129
Full$179
Queen$199

Other Details

  • Shipping – Compressed; cost varies depending on location; also available to be picked up in-store
  • Warranty – 25 years
  • Trial Period – 365 nights
  • Returns – Exchanges only
  • Made in Sweden

Who should buy the IKEA Hasvag mattress?

I would recommend the Hasvag mattress to sleepers who:

  • Want that medium-firm feel – The Hasvag mattress provides a medium-firm feel, landing at a 6.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale (with 10 being the most firm).
  • Like the idea of an innerspring mattress – As an innerspring mattress, you’re going to receive higher levels of bounce and motion transfer, better cooling, faster response times, and less of a sharp contour.
  • Have a very tight budget – At $199 for a Queen size, the Hasvag is the cheapest coil mattress I have tested to date. If you’re on a very strict budget and simply need a short-term fix, this IKEA mattress could be a good option.

For more on the Hasvag mattress, check it out here.

IKEA Mattress Reviews Summary

After personally testing two IKEA mattresses, lying on their full line in-store, and analyzing all of their material and construction specifications I am a bit torn on IKEA. Over the years, I’ve really liked IKEA as a company. I feel like they provide great value products across many furniture and home items.

That said, overall I’m disappointed with the performance, feel, and build quality in most of IKEA’s mattresses. As a result, I would not recommend them for most sleepers for the following reasons:

  • Thickness – mattress thickness is important for several reasons including support, deep compression support, comfort (as an extension of support and deep compression support), durability, and aesthetics. Support is one of the most important. In the most simple terms, if there are not enough supportive foams or coils beneath your body you will not get the right support. These issues increase in importance for heavier sleepers. In my opinion, a 10″ or thicker mattress is ideal. There are of course rarer cases where a 9-9.5″ mattress would pass the litness test as well, however, in this case the relative thinness of many of IKEAs mattresses (especially their less expensive choices) are a casuse for concern. That said, IKEA does have a few models that are 10″ or thicker, but they are all coil mattresses.
  • Foam Density – the foam density, in PCF (pounds per cubic feet), is one of the most distressing components. The IKEA Minnesund and Meistervik use a comfort layer of only 1.7 PCF, Morgedal’s comfort layer is 2.2 PCF, while the Matrand and Myrbacka are a bit higher at a 3.1 PCF. This just is not a dense enough foam, in my opinion. Most mattresses I’ve tested use a primary comfort foam layer in the 3.0-4.0 PCF range. Of course, foam density isn’t the only factor to consider as foam quality, layer design, layer thickness, and other factors all work together to create the total mattress performance. The IKEA Matrand and Myrbacka are all a significant step up from IKEA’s other foam mattresses. That said, they still leave much to be desired as compared to other competing all foam mattresses at this price range.
  • Coil Counts – coil counts aren’t everything, but as with foam density, they can be an indicator of durability. The IKEA Hasvag, Haugesund, and Haugsvar all have 594 coils or less. For the price on those, that does make sense, but price or not I believe 594 coils just isn’t enough. The IKEA Hesstun, Hjellestad, and Holmsbu all give me much greater confidence. As far as IKEA innerspring mattresses go each of those is significantly better from a material perspective. Each of those mattresses use dual 594 coil layers, for a total coil count of 1,188.
  • Firmness – in general, most of IKEA’s mattress line offers a firm feel. This makes it more difficult for typical sleepers who prefer a medium feel to find the right combination of feel and firmness. This isn’t necessarily a negative for IKEA’s mattress line, however, it does limit the potential selection of mattresses for any given user. If you prefer something within the 7-9 out of 10 on the firmness scale, where 10 is the most firm, you will likely have an easier time of finding an IKEA mattress that’s comfortable for you.

For more information on what to look for when picking out a new bed check out my how to choose a mattress guide.

The following review score is based on my sleep tests and experiences with the IKEA Hasvag and IKEA Morgedal mattresses.

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Logan Block

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Logan is the director of content at Sleepopolis and the main mattress man around these parts. He's a big fan of sleeping in many sleeping positions and weightlifting.
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